Swerve & Renaissance Manifesto     

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         Life   :   Journey   :   Now.

Welcome to Swerve & Renaissance.
The origins of what we are building come out of various explorations & experiences that the founder has had over the last 35+ years.
Primarily related to mindfulness, inquiry, adventure, creativity, awareness, pain, pleasure, enlightenment, compassion,
healing, the opening of the heart & mind...   experiences related to life & death...  & the vitality of the present moment.

The human experience is rich, complex, sometimes challenging/very challenging, mysterious, profound & wonderful.
Earth is our home that we share with the rest of the living beings here.
Renaissance's Enviro & Social Initiatives are an integral part of our mandate.
Transformative  :     Kindness             Awareness             Respect             Action

There is significant change happening. In the external world, and in each person's internal world.
The paradigm of hate and violence is an old, harmful, dangerous,... and broken path. 

Kindness, wisdom, peace and love are emerging and expanding,... in the midst of the current intense zeitgeist.
Each of us can make a positive difference, in our own unique ways.
There are 7 billion humans here. And many billions of animals. And trillions of living plants and insects.
The zeitgeist or the pulse of things is a very complex phenomena.
Earth is an amazing planet.  Let's make things better.    

Uplift        Grace        Swerve.Land        V World

These initiatives of ours are being created, advanced & built to inspire, and look at things in new ways.
Uplift the human spirit, motivate positive action & transformation.
Film, music, sound, and the written word can be powerful, revealing, and are potent.
When they are infused within linear and/or interactive media,...
and when combined with XR VR & AR, new powerful paradigms & experiences are created.

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Renaissance's healthcare and wellness focus is a vital part of the Core of what we are advancing.
When one can bring uplift, or relief, or reduce suffering, this is very good.
Healthcare :  Wellness : Personal.

About 7 years ago, a person that I am very close to, collapsed at home and was rushed to hospital.
He spent 6 months in hospital, and then moved to a long term acute care facility.
He was diagnosed with ALS, and we were told by his doctor that this is a terminal illness.

I have been visiting him pretty much every week, for the last 7 years. (Except during various Covid restrictions & lockdowns.)
He is a lovely man, and has a wonderful presence.
He is now almost fully paralyzed, on a vent 24/7, fed via gtube, and is losing his voice.
His spirit still burns bright, and his smile lights up the room.

During the last 7 years, I have met many wonderful people that live in the same acute care facility.
A number of them are quite paralyzed or severely paralyzed.
Some spend much of their waking hours lying in a bed. Basically, not moving.
Sometimes just able to move their eyes, or they can make minor facial expressions.
From what I understand,... , these are very vibrant, sensitive, intelligent and aware human beings.

I showed a relatively simple VR experience to someone i've gotten to know there, who has quite severe paralysis.
He was amazed and inspired by the experience.
It was a powerful experience to see, hear and feel his positive reaction.
One of the things he said is that VR has a role to play in healthcare & wellness.
The ongoing research and companies integrating XR VR & AR into healthcare & wellness reflect what he said.

I've also had experiences with people close to me who are experiencing or have experienced :
Significant anxiety, cancer, ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, dementia, terminal illness & palliative. 
Our Therapeutic XR mandate is to create uplifting & beneficial experiences for people with these conditions,
and for their loved ones and caregivers.

ButterFlyBlueV6XCroppedBrighterSM2.png  My paddle swift & wide, flashing like silver,
Swift as the wild goose goes, dip, dip and swing,
dip, dip and swing.

Love, respect and gratitude towards ZM & LM..
- Josh. .

        Core :.
                   Inner Strength          Awareness          Creative          Appreciation

                          Recovery Assist          Empowerment          Feelin' Good

                                    Courage          Compassion          Wonderful

                                                       Uplift              Grace