June 8, 2013
At this point (subject to change!) I feel that the co-housing model is the closest fit for who I am. I am a person who requires a good amount of alone time, yet would love to have others close at hand for impromptu dinners, drum circles, fire-side chats, etc. I would like to practice organic gardening and incorporate alternative energy sources and building processes. I feel that living in a more rural setting would be the best situation for me - although not necessarily in the boonies!
It is important for me to have people in my life that have done some fairly extensive personal growth work - so that they are aware of programming & conditioning vs. their authentic selves. I believe that this naturally leads to a greater level of honesty and integrity. Other ways of being that I would like to have in common with others: Finding the balance between expressing our own unique-ness while respecting other's boundaries. Respect for each person's spiritual beliefs and practices. Openness to explore new ways of being in relationship and community. Accepting total personal responsibility for what happens in our lives (no victim mentality!) Willingness to share any internal conflict that we may have that involves other community members in order that we may heal it and move on with grace & ease (no grudge holding!) Openness to an agreed upon method of conflict resolution. There's probably more . . . but that's all I can think of at this point!
I have been thinking & reading about community for over 10 years. Thankfully I finally reached the point where I was ready to take steps to make it a reality and moved into shared housing with 3 other women in October '13. To me, the way that the masses live is just crazy. I feel that being in a community where we recognize that sharing and connecting and supporting makes for a more meaningful life.
The main things I have to contribute to a community are my heart, my hands, my love of the diversity of all of humanity, my ability to work hard physically, my drive to live a meaningful life in this way, my determination to lived authentically as myself, my honesty & integrity, my openness to learn, my desire to serve by helping to dissolve the problems of intolerance & division in the world, my ability to create harmony within groups, my ability to balance idealism with structure.
OK - about me. I have been on an in-depth personal & spiritual growth path for about 10 years, and especially so since my divorce 5 years ago. I love to connect with people. I love the mountains and am an avid hiker. I spent many years in the corporate environment, mostly doing Human Relations work. I now have a part time massage practice with some amazing clients that I have worked with for years :-) It is very rewarding work and I am so thankful that I love what I do now! Also I study & share Human Design, which is a wonderful tool to help people access their authentic selves.
Searching for my tribe! Moving into a shared housing situation was my next step. I am happily divorced with no biological children. My top priorities are authenticity in relationships, connection with like-minded folks, harmony & balance in life.