Intentional Community/Communal Living

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Intentional Community/Communal Living

This group is, in essence, a forum for those who would like to connect with others interested in intentional communities, eco-villages, communal living, etc.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/intentionalcommunity
Location: Mother Earth
Members: 472
Latest Activity: Sep 12

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

and listen to others,

even to the dull and the ignorant;

they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons;

they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,

you may become vain or bitter,

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

many persons strive for high ideals,

and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love,

for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,

it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,

gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,

be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life,

keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Discussion Forum

the world today..

Started by cody crazywind Apr 24, 2016. 0 Replies

greetings just saw your post, what is happening up to date, 2016 ??

Looking for Communities

Started by Greg Smith Mar 9, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi,I'm Greg, a 50 yo man looking for interesting places to help out for awhile and meet new people.I'm interested in exploring the intentional community lifestyle and would like to visit a few to check it all out.I grew up on farms and ranches and…Continue

Room available in North East Ohio

Started by Child of the earth Jan 11, 2016. 0 Replies

I hope your all staying warm as winter has finally come here in northeast Ohio! All of this cold also means... Spring is on it's way! In light of that id like to start putting feelers out for a person ( or persons ) who would be interested in taking…Continue

Tags: sustainable, farm, available, Room

om namah shivaya, love will take you higher

Started by Earthlin Sunbrother. Last reply by Freewheeling Franklin Dec 28, 2015. 1 Reply

   Peace and greetings to all kind family, sisters and brothers of the rainbow earth. I recently moved to northern California from south Colorado. I am interested in learning more about and maybe connecting with rainbow conscious group…Continue

Semi-Permanent Gathering/Camping Commune

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Fink Tuttle Mar 24, 2016. 6 Replies

Hello! We're looking to establish a semi-permanent gathering. Temporary Geodesic domes, yurts, tiny homes, RVs, and tents would be welcome. Right now we need a dedicated yurt for a kitchen. We also need a well! Lower priority improvements include a…Continue

Rainbow crystal land awara -la palma canary islands-

Started by awara brother. Last reply by Earthlin Sunbrother Dec 26, 2015. 2 Replies

  HolaNow it starts. South La Palma, Canary Islands. Lonely beaches. Sunny place, pure air, natural hot spring pools, to swim and for meditation. No earth here, but volcanic sand/rock around so...working hands needed to bring beloved mother earth…Continue

directions HOME to Utah, 2014

Started by water, singing-on-the-rocks Jun 17, 2014. 0 Replies

Howdy Folks and Welcome Home to the 43rd Annual Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes.If you find some of the information in this email hard to read due to formatting issues, read the HTML version at …Continue

Pine Skies commune

Started by Rains Mar 10, 2014. 0 Replies

                                                 PINE SKIES                             Harm No living thing, Live in peace with allHello my partner and I are looking to start a commune. Our core beliefs are that of sustainability, Eco friendliness,…Continue

Tags: eco, friendly, spirituality, skies, pine

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Comment by belovelife on March 26, 2009 at 7:47pm
well i can do:plumbing, framing, electrical, data, masonry, concrete
glass
farming
recycling
a bit of robotics
and a bunch of other things

but i can also play a good game of hackeysac
Comment by Denise on March 26, 2009 at 3:39pm
hi guys,
ok, i love the time you are putting into this...very excellent points lola on hidden resentments etc. . . i know one thing i have done for many years with my sons; "we are going to talk about this outloud and right now." this is a method not without fault. sure someone may need to bring it up again, and that is fine, changing peoples minds about an inbedded belief system can happen. for instance, many people think "agruments" are a negative thing, not. this can be a productive method of communicating in an intelligent way. just a thought i wanted to throw out there.
as for having guidelines, i feel you would have to have them in order to keep everyone feeling equal. i agree with brother rob on doing research on others who have already been there and doing it! when i say keeping everyone feeling equal, meaning everyone has to do their share of work...period. some of us older ones may not be able to do as much physical things as we used to be capable of doing, but, *this is where the rubber meets the road..hehehe...we have plenty of things to do and contribute to the everyday operation of things...i know i do! i can still work pretty hard and know how to do many things.
I had a sign business for many years and raised two sons by myself, i had to learn how to do things and if i couldn't do it, i often bartered my work...this will need to be a big part of communal living.
wow, we have a lot of work to do, and i can't wait to be a part of it!
geez, now i am rambling...lol...
thanks for alowing me to ramble...
smile and love,
denise
Comment by jess☮ and landon on March 26, 2009 at 8:20am
we are so excited that other people want to make this happen as well. i mean with the way things are going in today's society, well i for one want no part in it anymore. landon has carpentry skills along with a wicked green thumb. i am an awesome cook, and great at organizing most anything. i am a domestic goddess...lol...i do have some medical and dental training also. did anyone hear about the secret bill they're trying to pass through congress? it's to make natural and organic farming illegal and punishable by imprisonment and stiff fines of up to $500,000. it's all to chemy us up ya know, to do what "they" want. i think it is a beautiful thing for people to come together to create a new society where everyone is equally involved in every way. we will make this happen, i have faith in all of us.
i love you all,
be safe, be happy, be loved
jess☮
Comment by Denise on March 26, 2009 at 4:20am
hey again,
here is a link to registered "communes/intentional living."
peace
http://directory.ic.org/records/communes.php
Comment by Denise on March 26, 2009 at 4:04am
Hey family,
here is a place that has been successful for many moons. i am not saying this is how we "have" to do it, but it is always a good idea to see how it has worked before us. very interesting place! enjoy and keep those brains spinnin...lol...
peace and much love,
denise
http://www.thefarm.org/
Comment by Leslie Lou on March 26, 2009 at 12:32am
Hey Fam,

I added a few threads above to get the ball rolling on this. Please feel free to add others as needed.

Much love!

Leslie Lou
Comment by Benny Bear on March 25, 2009 at 9:21pm
You know Im down Like a pillow ! Lets Do some things !
Comment by Lonnie Berg on March 25, 2009 at 9:17pm
This is a group that I can definately get behind, communal country living has been a dream of mine for many years, and although I have yet to see my dream become reality, I've not stopped dreaming of the utopia that will someday manifest itself in my lifetime, perhaps this is the day.
Much Love to Each and Everyone of You Phamily, namaste'
Comment by Leslie Lou on March 25, 2009 at 11:47am
I'm so glad everyone is coming together on this! Love you all! XOXO Lou
Comment by jess☮ and landon on March 25, 2009 at 10:03am
this is an excellent idea and i know people will respond. most people just want to live simply and without worry from the current status of our ever-failing government. we are looking forward to such an idea coming to light.
peace and love
 
 
 

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