What is really important depends on the picture that we envision. Creating new dimensions will allow thought howdtside da baax - to address issues from another angle, a different point of view. Einstein said that you can never fix a problem in the state of mind that you generated it. We get what we dwell on - so it is time to dwell on peace, good will, love, emotional stability, compassion, knowledge, truth, wisdom, sharing and caring. On all scales!
The wisdom of the ages is collected in books, songs, art and culture. Modern life does not reward so much as it entertains, keeping people distracted as they continue learned behavior rather than being instinctual. Thought is learned behavior, but consciousness is more than just thought. The underlying priority is that the universe is going to manifest itself and how much we make it happen is entirely up to us. We put ourselves into situations that occur by living outside the now and dealing with things that are esoteric, not germane to the relevant problems at hand.
For me, this is a winter dry run in anticipation of a really bad winter next year. Looking at the flow of opportunity - talking about permaculture with banks and local non-profits about forward funding sustainability is something that needs to be considered. However, the funding streams need to be self-generated by the goods and services that the community produces - too many individual egos working within the current system stand between two realities.
Permacultutre - crash course 101 needs to be applied with urgency - but in such a way that people willingly accept changes in role - to get functional rather than be window dressing. Grow food and medicinal herbs by using natural principles - then grow fiber for clothing and shelter. Then grow ... you get the idea.