My Blog about Community - I am exploring setting up a spiritual retreat Centre and eco-community in Northland, New Zealand. I am passionate about learning to live with all creeds and colours as an example towards planetary peace.

March 25, 2019

We are exploring ways to own, steward or live in homes and on land in community with regards to making it work for now and future generations. I came across this idea at the Earthbeat Festival and was immediately interested when they said "no interest". Interest has go...

June 15, 2018

Communities like other organisations of people can suffer from founder syndrome, where one or more founders have more power and influence following their initial establishment, ownership and investment in the project.  The passion of the founder which was an important...

June 6, 2018

Many communities have sustainability as one of their core values.  Meaning they encourage ways of living that are low impact or heal and restore rather than destroying the environment. The Global Eco-village Network (GEN) have developed 30 sustainability principles bas...

April 4, 2018

In addition to the basics for individual survival, to create the feeling of community a group needs a common vision.  This needs to be big enough that everyone feels that they are part of and can contribute towards in someway.  

It is a human need to...

March 27, 2018

I believe the greatest beneficiaries of living in a community surrounded by nature are the children.  In most countries education is compulsory whether by schooling, home schooling or distance learning but research in Finland the country that ranked number one in globa...

September 27, 2017

In the dictionary a community is a “group of people living in the same place with common characteristics” and the sense of community as “a feeling of fellowship with others” again with the emphasis of those “with common attitudes, intents and goals”.

The Stanford Social...

September 27, 2017

One of the angel cards that evokes the sense of community is sisterhood/brotherhood. In Greece in our Saturday morning circle it is usual that we draw a card for the week, when I was first in Kissos managing the Kalikalos centre there I drew this card repeatedly over m...

September 27, 2017

So where does our sense of community live?  Sense refers to sensation or response of the bodies senses.  To try and understand we can explore where else we use the idea of a “sense of something?” Beyond the five or six primary senses of sight, smell, hearing, touch and...

September 27, 2017

Dr Bruce Lipton looks at evolution as more of a rising spiral than a straight line.  From the first bacteria evolving to the next level of amoeba when the community of bacteria in a biofilm learnt to live together and take on different roles. He suggests evolution to t...

September 27, 2017

Community is a well used word and can refer to any group of people with some aspect in common.  However when people say they want to live in a community or want to have more community in their lives they are usually longing for a greater feeling of connection to others...

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