Friday, February 10, 2012

Community

I long for community, I dream about community. When I win the lottery I plan to build a community. I don't mean one of those planned communities where all the houses are cookie cutters and no one leaves their house because they are fantically working to buy stuff they are too exhausted to enjoy.
Community to me means a group of like minded individuals. You don't have to be a poly pagan to be in my "group" but acceptance is key. Knowing that being part of our community means chipping in to help everything flow better. Someone needs to watch the kids while others plant, or cook, or hunt, or clean or work (leave me at home with the kids lol).  A place where kids are treasured and nurtured and loved. Where kids work side by side with the adults (to their capacity) learning what work means and what it takes to make our world run.
How different would our world be if we knew what it took to make everything run correctly and you don't eat if you don't plant, weed and harvest?
In my "village" there is enough space between houses that you are comfortable but close enough to call everyone home. A huge fire pit with seating and ritual space should be at the center of our space so gathering is the focus and ritual is a core of our being.
A huge hall so dinners can be shared together as well as celebrations.
I know it sounds like the middle ages. Except I want running water!
More than my physical surroundings the people are the most important. Loving people who understand there is a flow to the universe. To receive you must give.

What does community mean to you?

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  1. I wish I had any sort of community here, a group of people I could rely on let alone talk to. Running water and toilets/showers and I'm in.

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    1. until then at least we have this powerful community ;)

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