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Last updated: February 6, 2014 (5 months ago)
Listing created on: September 17, 2006
Sharing Circle Community
(Cincinnati, Ohio, United States)
- Status: Re-forming
- Formed: 2007 Established: 1999
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45205
This Community is Re-forming
Sharing Circle Community Farm; Sharing Circle ‘Gypsy Garden-eers’
Visitors accepted: Yes
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Open to new Members: Yes
But not immediately. Need to talk about this.
Meanwhile, for the 2 to 4pm Sunday, March 2nd Potluck & RoundTable Discussion, we’re teaming up w/ Yasemin & Kelly, at their home at 6470 Stover Ave in Golf Manor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 (513) 631-8873. We ask that each bring a veggie dish to share; & also come prepared to share 1-2 sentences of what’s most important to you about forming an intentional community. We’ll be practicing active listening techniques as well.
Generally, we see a sustainable human society as more than just a technological, political & mechanical arrangement of people. That there must be a vibrant spiritual dimension, too.
For example, the tribes of the then already centuries-old 18th century Iroquois League, who dominated no one, nor were they dominated, enjoyed a rich physical & spiritual life. History shows that this in-your-face example of free-living tribes, influenced the thoughts & actions of the British colonists, who then became the 18th century American revolutionaries. These men & women threw off the suffocating mercantilist/imperialist harness of the British Crown & Parliament. (See Bruce Johansen’s “Forgotten Founders”, & T.C.McLuhan’s “Touch the Earth”)
We have a different suffocating harness we must escape from today: the Culture of Empire & Consumerism. The modern tribes of today are the intentional communities; & together can create a non-dominating, 21st century culture of sustainability.
Yes, we’ll talk about purposes & practices; & then we’ll “walk our talk,” transitioning from the present domination-style society, to a democratic partnership economy. (See Riane Eisler.)
Joining a local CSA [Community Supported Agriculture] group will be part of it. Creating Community Supported Industry groups operated as co-ops will be another. (See Schumacher Center for a New Economics.) Voluntary vegetarianism; and peaceful conflict resolution, may be other aspects. If we make a mistake, we’ll say “Oops!” & back down, admitting our mistake. Changing our minds together makes us more resilient.
It also helps if we begin noticing there are other entities on earth, such as nature spirits, rarely seen by us humans at our present level of evolution, and begin to work with them. As at Findhorn Community, and Sirius Community.
See you at the potluck, Mike & Birdie.