Update on what I am doing for community-building.
Date: 11/20/2009 5:58:34 PM ( 12 y ) ... viewed 2299 times
According to the "Human Design" system I am designed for community. I don't think everyone has that design. I live in a household with eight others and although there clearly are a few of us who have talked about "community" here all of us have yet to come together for that single purpose. The reality today is that we have a household of renters who all live their own independent lives and who have a variety of relationships with one another. However, I traveled here over a year and a half ago on a rocket of desire for community living and the intention of living in community. (Community living was the one thing that was missing in my life.)
As of June last year the household did come together for house meetings on at least a monthly and more frequent basis and we did accomplish some very needed tasks. However, we never came together as a whole and specifically devoted our attention to birthing a genuine community (as Scott Pack has described and documented in his book: A Different Drum"). Then just a month or so ago I read this book and that shed a whole new light on where this group was in their journey starting from the superficial appearance of community through the different stages that I believe must be traversed before a genuine community spirit can be realized by the group.
From reading the "Drum" I discovered the "Foundation for Community Encouragement" contacted people regarding that and later was invited to join the community-building partners Yahoo group.
Just posted this at CBpartners Yahoo group:
"Wanted: Introductions and/or referrals to Community-Building Facilitators who may be living in Southern California, imagine the possibility of visiting here at least a couple weeks (within the next six months) or know others fitting this description."
Please contact Chef Jem chef AT thesetruths DOT com
The idea is to have a trained facilitator come to our group and help guide us through the stages that we must come through in order to receive and take up the spirit of community.
There is also the possibility that Findhorn may be a model for realizing true community. I have a friend who recently visited Findhorn and maybe she knows something relating to this.
I am open to receiving help from outside sources since I am convinced that the people who make up my household (including myself) do not have either the ability, the willingness and/or the readiness to help the process of those of us who do want community all the way into full realization here. I am most grateful that Scott Pack devoted himself to discovering the truth of true community and that we followed through to be a leader, trainer and experienced guide for all the groups and people that he worked with! Now we have a record of the journey of folks who followed a different beat! They all cut a path off of what was beaten! They entered into a new realm of the spirit and brought that into their daily lives!
The "Drum" book includes it's version of "The Rabbi's Gift"
I wonder how much this spiritual story (as well as other spiritual elements throughout the "Drum" book) factors into what it takes for a group to truly come together, connect with the spirit of community and successfully co-create true community.
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