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Justin

I’m an Ontario native who migrated west in 2000, landing in Vancouver in 2001. I’m currently living on Manitoulin Island, turning 5 acres of land into a permaculture homestead and education centre. I am a spiritual seeker, a web software geek, community gardener, sustainability advocate, graduate of Humber College, Royal Roads University & Bainbridge Graduate Institute. I’m a mostly vegetarian, organic, permaculture devotee, paraplegic, founder of Seva Server, part owner of Elastic Path Software and founder of Manitoulin Permaculture. If you prefer video, below is my first foray into the medium (summer & fall 2009):

If you want a little history, my old site is http://www.justintilson.com or more recently:

I’m keen on permaculture, building sustainable communities, innovating new business models and challenging the consensus reality. My proclivity for the uncommon has led down the rabbit hole of plenty of esoteric spiritual traditions, crop circles, UFOs, etc, etc.

My aim in this lifetime is to become as conscious as possible. Whether this includes a full awakening, we have yet to see. As becoming conscious will have a different meaning for everyone, let me try to explain my understanding of it. I believe that we have come to this planet to evolve ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is my aim to develop these aspects of my being so that I can refine the traits of clarity, wisdom, integrity, knowledge and the capacity to serve. My motivation is two-fold. First, I have an intrinsic desire to become conscious and second, I feel a very immediate need to actively participate in the evolution of society before we collectively turn Earth into a toxic waste dump. It is my intention to contribute to the evolution of the planet so that we may come to live in harmony with each other and the biosphere. I see this as essential, especially before we develop the capacity to venture out beyond our solar system.

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Justin

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  1. Justin,

    Enjoyed your thoughts on Zero Waste. I have a story about a bag that you might find very interesting.

    I was looking for an email so I could send you a PDF but couldn’t find one.

  2. [...] Justin’s unique handcrafted in Germany (expensive) handbike (with wheelchair hitch) along with Lisa’s recumbent bike – both used on their carbon free honeymoon – have been stolen! Please alert pawn shops and keep an eye on shady characters. If seen, throw a lock on them and call Justin’s cell 604-671-6370. Posted in Urban Incidents. Tags: stolen bike alert handbike recumbant. [...]

  3. Love these words of yours:

    “I believe that we have come to this planet to evolve ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is my aim to develop these aspects of my being so that I can refine the traits of clarity, wisdom, integrity, knowledge and the capacity to serve. My motivation is two fold. First, I have an intrinsic desire to become conscious and second, I feel a very immediate need to actively participate in the evolution of society”

  4. Weston

    Hello. You are the only single person I have ever seen to display something that would lead me to believe that you have a grasp of what spirituality truly is at its core. I feel it would be foolish to ignore such an event. We are more similar than I am to almost anyone, that is not saying we are all that similar neccesarily. I came across you searching “Handbook for a New Paradigm” on google. I have posted there but no one has responded. Anyway I thought it would be delightful to instigate conversationwith you. I am working on saving money for a trip on an organic farm with WOOF (dont know if you’ve heard of them) in order to get educated on how to go about living in balance with earth and nature outside of the common societal “system”.

  5. I agree with Weston. “you have a grasp of what spirituality truly is at its core”. Your beingness in this world is beyond words. I feel so damn lucky to know you in real life and not just in cyber space. Only love and gratitude

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