Hah! Hippie not. And we've tried having different people in our home from time to time and it rarely works out which is why I like the idea of folks having their own space to create in it what they wish for themselves.
Over here in the cold north east area of Oregon we have been burning the firewood daily.
However, I thought it interesting that you mentioned Glastonbury as that is the one spot in England I was drawn toward and where it felt like home to me. I could easily live there if it weren't for the coming ice age Paul. I hope you have lots and lots of firewood.
South of the equator is warmer.
This is a great thread, I like to be present in a forum somewhat in the same style as an actual physical community,
sitting together with dirt on our hands, I mean proof of our work on the land. Virtually sharing a meal, prepared
from the harvest, collected on that land. Cheering with a beer in our hands and laughs, for silly jokes and funny
mistakes, with bodies glowing from physical work on the land, in contentment and faces with sunburn.
I myself am in favor of keeping in touch with physicality and the work with our hands, creative manifestation of form.
It's one of the blessings to balance our right and left brain activities, also finding the silent space in the middle.
Now I restrict myself in philosophical wandering, for this post needs its proper place, down to earth if possible.10 Gifts to community* When I speak of others in their absence, I am aware that I may be given form to a reality which doesn't exist.
* I speak about myself and others in such a way that it serves me and the others in their development.
* Before I speak with someone about organizational matters outside of his/her field of work, I pause a moment
and ask myself if this is the right time and place.
* I constantly view myself as part of the whole and I consider what I can do for the growth and wellbeing of the
entire community. I develop dreams of a new home and create that which I would like to receive from the others.
* I do not burden the others with my bad mood I either transform it into something constructive or discuss it openly.
* I care for the place where I live. I spread beauty and in this way I link myself to this place. Every day I am open
to others, I do not tie them down to past images and experiences.
* I seem them in their most beautiful form. When I do not like something, I examine it to see if I cannot use it to
make a suggestion for the good of everyone else.
* I use energy, water, warmth and food conscientiously. I only take what I really need.
* I do not take myself too seriously – but that which needs to be done.
How do we experience a sense of community? We can live together on planet Earth, as a global family, sharing our
experiences, views and food for thought In the Mists here, float through the cosmos in Starship Enterprise, while
rubbing each other's shoulders and in lots of giggles, witnessing coffee drifting out of a cup, due to weightlessness
and getting to know each other that way, build a strawbale home in a remote area on Earth or other planet's with
plantlife. Even maybe live underground in cavities of Mother Earth's womb. As long as we have a spark of humanness
in 3D in us, we will have close encounters with fellow beings of the human kind.
I think that this condition offers great opportunities to meet the best and worst in us. And opportunities to see it for
what it is, within our inner world first, in compassion for that being part of our story, our creation of separation, by choice.
Only by creating contrast and duality, we can define both sides of that hand and have a felt sense, in our physical body.
We're now finding ourselves in beautiful bewildering days, for finding that there's no you and them, in life's creation.
When we're aiming for the truth, we're moving on to greener pastures. I love my green food and walks, barefoot in the
long grass of Home where my Heart is.