An Extraordinary Community

by Eric Best
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An Extraordinary Community

What An Extraordinary Community! How did this come about? It comes about by some rather extraordinary people gathering together around both a desire for “Real” community, real in-depth supportive connection and the insight that regardless of whether you & I try to form ‘community’ around some external value system; whether that is ‘Global Warming & planetary ecology’, or ‘Gay Rights’, or a ‘Back to Nature’ philosophy’, or anything else external to us; our community efforts will likely either fail or be rather mundane. We need truly solid, in-depth and supportive friendships among the members. Having common external goals and simply being in “community” together doesn’t begin to guarantee success. Invariably personal “differences” and/or lack of real individual development (those still prone to drama or lacking in problem solving skills), will come up with the result being chaos, hurt feelings and both the community and the external goal being sabotaged.

Our community aims for real success from the very beginning. One of the pics above says it clearly as a beginning.

5 types of People to Surround Yourself with:
The Inspired.
The Motivated.
The Open Minded.
The Passionate.
The Grateful.
and “simply”

Those who are financially solid, committed to “Love & Truth” among us, and have learned how to communicate clearly, fully, with complete integrity; and seek to live life in Joy. The normal human challenge areas of ‘Money, Sex, and Power’ no longer bother them They are those who have already pretty well moved past “MSP” and their hearts are open to both receive and give more energy/love. They are naturally committed to continuing, Lifetime-Learning.

The Mariposa Group is founded on a tremendous vision of what might be possible for human beings living together in love. The Mariposa Group creates an environment for opening our hearts to deep tenderness and beauty, for each of us to be seen, heard and honored. When we look into one another’s hearts and see the essential goodness that is there, something opens in our own hearts and we feel more connected.

Knowing yourself deeply provides a confidence for walking in the world, and for having truly functional relationships. Valuing each human being—including yourself and everyone in your life—creates the foundation for a thriving and healthy community.

An Inconvenient Truth (1 in 100 ?)

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Almost 60 percent of Americans surveyed say they suffered at least one form of physical or emotional abuse or other adversity in their childhoods, raising the risk of later health problems and early death, U.S. government researchers said on Thursday.
Many Americans grew up in troubled homes: CDC study

71% of the American public are financially unhealthy.  

The inconvenient Truth is that although almost all need ‘community’ and many actively desire it, many are not ready to participate in this type of “Real” community; either through psychological / emotional damage and/or dire financial straits. Some will be outraged at this. They have the idea that somehow “Community should be able to take any and all into its bosom.” And it doesn’t work in reality. “Can’t pay his/her bills” or “S/he is a drama person.” or “We tried creating community… and yet almost everyone went back to the isolated nuclear family!” is an all too often complaint, unless we choose wisely.

And we do choose wisely. The Inspired. The Motivated. The Open Minded. The Passionate. The Grateful. and “simply”; those who are financially solid, committed to “Love & Truth” among us, and have learned how to communicate clearly, fully, with complete integrity; and seek to live life in Joy. The normal human challenge areas of ‘Money, Sex, and Power’ no longer bother them They are those who have already pretty well moved past “MSP” and their hearts are open to both receive and give more energy/love. Their minds are open to continuing to learn and share.

The reality is that this is only about 1 in 50 people. Some would say 1 in 100. Yet the current rapids of change in both our day-to-day reality and world reality, is enough that the pressure created is such that more and more are opening their hearts and minds to “There has to be something better than this !!” And the shift is indeed happening. The semi-dark humor would say “The shift has hit the fan.” If you are one of those “1 in 100”, then with truly open minds and hearts, we welcome your exploration with us. We welcome your co-creative contribution.

This can be….

A Path to take you from an emptiness
that can’t be filled, to a
fullness that can’t be contained

A Radiance of Love,
Eric

The Mariposa Group
(MariposaGroup.org)