A new societal structure is approaching, ever so softly, wrapped in the visage of intentional communities. Last year we spoke about 'project based' living. This encompasses a lifestyle choice that allows dynamic movement among collectives or 'pods' geographically located and focused on a specialized intent.
Source: Eco Truly Park, Peru
Today there are intentional communities paving the way in the area of 'eco-living' or sustainable lifestyle. These communities typically come together to focus on core humanitarian values aligned with planetary and eco system symbiosis.
A system which creates financial profit for the few while destroying the very foundation of Life-based existence for the many is unacceptable to the ecovillage movement. ~ JT Ross Jackson, Founder Gaia Trust
New pods are now coming into alignment with the planetary grid. These pods are a blend of eco awareness and innovation. We call that ecovation. Technology has a place in the transition from human to homo luminous.
Source: Vincent Callebaut Designs, Coral Reef Ecovillage (Haiti)
The foundation built by the current sustainable communities will continue to appeal to those who want to bring forward technologies of peace. These technologies can be classified as "anything that uplifts humanity and harmonizes with planetary intent".
As we move further into a life lived in the 'illumined state of higher consciousness' we will see people getting off the internet and into communities that mutually assist the individual and the collective. The internet will be a macro collaboration and meeting place. Many ecovation pods will connect globally with shared intent and resources.
A public misconception exists that intentional communities are only interested in tribal living or they are incorrectly referred to as cults. We are not moving backwards into the coarse behaviors of our past. These groups are not cults involved in suppressing free will.
Human conscious attainments thus far have created a new allowance in our relationship with nature. Harmonizing with our planet is vital to the survival and nourishment of all life. We were delivered intact to this planet with everything needed to collaborate with Earth. Our greed to live in a world of matter extended our presence into a place of consumption instead of mutual sustenance.
I gently encourage you to consider the possibility of joining communities that uplift. There are many types of intentional communities to choose from with relative degrees of involvement; ecovillages, communes, cohousing or coops. Some are active on the internet and global while others are grass roots only. Eight questions you can ask yourself to clarify what type of community you'd like to get involved with:
- What is my specialty? (What would I like to bring to the table)
- What am I most passionate about in regards to the upliftment of humanity and planet earth?
- Am I interested in a gender focused community?
- Does the community require certain core spiritual values? (communities that lock you into core spiritual beliefs need to be investigated further to ensure you are not getting involved with a cult)
- Am I interested in living in or out of the environment?
- Am I willing to relocate?
- Am I willing to join the economic process of the community?
- How important is technology to me and it's part in the community I choose?
A great resource in Diana leafe Christian's book "Finding a Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community"
Who knows! You may be inspired to create your own intentional community.