Last updated: August 24, 2014 (2 months ago)
Listing created on: September 17, 2006

Sharing Circle Gardens

(Georgetown , Ohio, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 2007  Established: 1999
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Phone: 937-378-0877
  • Address:
    416 No. Elm St.
    Georgetown , Ohio, 45121
    United States
  • This Community is Re-forming

    Sharing Circle Community Farm; Sharing Circle ‘Gypsy Garden-eers’

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Call or write us.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    But not immediately. Need to talk about this.

Mission Statement:

meditation-based

Community Description:

  Some Thoughts On Who We Humans Really Are (8-11-2014)
Sixty & seventy-some years of pondering the questions of who we are, has led us to some interesting tentative conclusions, which we wish to share w/ friends & family. We are certainly eternal souls, born originally among the stars. We are presently in human bodies as part of a grand experiment here on Earth. We humans are apprentices of the Creator; thus, The Creator’s Apprentices. Like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, we do make a few mistakes. Sometimes we blow up a planet, as Maldek was blown up in an earlier incarnation, & became the Asteroid Belt. We hope we won’t wreck our Earth that much in our present incarnation. There is indeed a Mother-Father-Goddess-God Source. But even She-He-It is not certain what the next steps in creation will be… because we—together w/ the Mother-Father-Goddess-God-Source… have not yet created it, have not decided upon what future to create! Imagine that! That is, we live in a Free Will Universe. Paul Von Ward thinks it is a “self-learning universe,” & we accept that.
Here on Earth, we humans, we Apprentice Creators, have yet to learn how to work with one another & the earth. Our failure to share the world’s resources & the wealth we create together w/ our labor, is a glaring example of our immaturity. And we’re still learning how to harmonize our ideas of spirituality or god. We’ve also largely failed to recognize that there are other intelligent species here on earth—nature spirits— who are willing to work with us to make the planet, & our society, a more harmonious, sustainable place to live. These beings are talked about in “Secret Life of Plants,” “Findhorn Garden,” “Perelandra,” “Elves of Lily Hill,” “Summer w/ the Leprechauns,” & elsewhere. Good news here is we have not stopped learning.
The Earth itself seems to have a consciousness, as observed in The Gaia Hypothesis. Moreover, there are ET’s and Advanced Beings visiting us from other dimensions that we sometimes become aware of, & who are, for the most part, friendly folk. Why do they hang back? Seems they wisely don’t want to spoil “the experiment.” If they do too much for us, we get lazy & don’t exercise our own god-given abilities.
Point is, it’s not too late to take note of these possibilities, and begin to put together a more harmonious and sustainable way of living on this planet. We can begin doing more forest gardening & permaculture. Work w/ nature spirits. Accept the existence of et’s and AB’s. Give some effort to “creating a caring economics,” as Riane Eisler urges. Look into the economic democracy ideas of Daly & Cobb, & others
Demonstrably taking care of the Earth, & living & sharing harmoniously w/ other humans & other intelligent beings here, would probably make us more welcome among et’s as responsible Explorer Race beings of the cosmos. Like a baby learning to walk, we have to want to do it.
All the best, Mike Murphy & Birdie Fetterhoff

Population

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We meditate, and do attunements, and often read. from something we like, such as Neale Walsch.

    We read Neale Walsch, Penny Kelly, Tanis Helliwell, Paul Von Ward, Robert Shapiro. Robert Monroe.

    At present, we have no school-age children.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Decisions are by consensus.

    Right now, three adult residents of the two community properties.

    Discussion, proposal, meditation, consensus decision.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 2
  • Additional Comments: We have a yard, w/ fruit trees and garden space.

    Equity sharing.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Probably..

    We expect some sharing of community work.

    When living space permits, we’ll have to talk about all that.

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: in each house.

    Birdie & Mike are both vegetarian.

    We are not quite vegans, as we think we can mutually beneficially

    Sometimes.

    No smoking indoors. We two don’t smoke at all.

Keywords

eco-village

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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