Intentional Community/Communal Living


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.

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Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2022


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 John The Wudman on March 15, 2013 at 9:24am

Can you share your "CO" experience. It may be relevant and/or awakening to others here.

Comment by Judith Dennis on March 13, 2013 at 12:53pm

I heard there is a group taking peoples money and land scams for intentional communities do you know anything about this?

Comment by John The Wudman on March 6, 2013 at 3:39pm

Hey Katie,
My friend who joined a community in TN for a bit got the best results by showing up at an event, hanging out afterwards during the clean up and in generally showing he was ready to be part of the family. He had done is research and knew they were in need of not only more members, but skills he had. Was trying to send this direct, but one must be "friend" to message.

Comment by Katie Jane O'Connor on March 6, 2013 at 1:54pm

i am serious about joining an intentional community, yet, it seems impossible to get a reply from any of them. Does anyone have suggestions on what i should be doing, saying, who i should be talking to? i have emailed acorn and east wind. i have no word from either. i have been very patient :(

Comment by Elizabeth Ann on March 6, 2013 at 7:13am

Does anyone know of a community in SoCal? We're moving west this summer and I'm hoping there's a place for two wandering souls and one very well behaved feline friend

Comment by Andrew Montoya on February 22, 2013 at 9:02am

My name is Andrew and im looking for some space to rent out for myself and my 11 month old daughter. I will only have her half of the time and she is the quietest happiest baby I have ever met :). I am community minded and have a good job so rent won’t be an issue. If you know of anyone who might be interested in having us please let me know!!! My number is 720 998 1062

Lovin You Family!!!

Comment by John The Wudman on July 25, 2012 at 3:57pm

REM missed it by four years as this was released in 1988.

Comment by John The Wudman on July 25, 2012 at 11:24am

If there was ever a time to shift priorities and "get intentionally communal" it was yesterday.  Gatherings and the adventure of travelling to meet new people is nice, but the short-term reality suggest getting practical within the spirit here and focusing on preparation.

Between the slowing economy here and abroad, the drought and trending technologies that has turned food into stuff they warned us about in "Soylent Green" and "1984", those that gather and prepare will be better prepared to weather any circumstance beyond their control. 

I am not paranoid, but am very concerned about depending on commercial and government infrastructure to provide enough clean water, healthy food and shelter in urban areas as soon as this winter. (If you trust the FDA and USDA, I have a bridge for sale and it comes with an island.)

As I watch, I applaud those who quietly prepare and offer space for those willing. It sure makes sense to me as I work on my sustainable mini farm in rural southern Illinois. Unfortunately my space is in the Illinois, where the overall attitudes are not connected with community, reality or progressive responsibility to create a sustainable living environment. Then we have this damn drought with a short term forecast that the heat will persist till the end of October (today 105 at 1PM). Right now further north and east, deeper in the forest and near glacial water supplies seems to be smarter. 

Love is a powerful thing to center on, but it needs to be wisely pressed into service behind intention and thought.

Comment by Denise on May 18, 2012 at 12:04pm
Hi tom bailey, i just checked your community web page, pretty nice. Looks like fun an work (in a pleasing way). Maybe i can visit this summer.
Peace n much love, me
Comment by Tom Bailey on May 16, 2012 at 9:20pm

I've been living communally for 29 years here in southern Missouri


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