So I was only stuck in our small house for home quarantine for 5 days with my family, but it was more than enough for me to crave a completely different way of life and not just for us but for all of those who resonate.....healing village in action.
And yes I know that concept of communes already exists, but I don't know why that word gives me terrible negative jeebie weebies and kind of reminds me of cult-like thing.
So here it is, the vision of my healing village that I am dreaming into being...and I know it might sound very utopistic but hey many teachers I studied with and shamans say that we can dream our world into being but we first must have a very clear image of it in our minds and in our hearts ...so I will keep on visualising until Universe knows how to deliver it to me and others who share similar vision. Anybody joining me ? What would you change? How would you go about solving the challenges we face in the world today - too high population, devastating consumerism, pollution, poverty, stress, mental health challenges, people profiting from human and natural disasters....and the list goes on and on....but mainly destroying our beautiful planet Earth and humanity.
What it is not!!! - not weird tacky commune, not cult sort of thing, not one leader who is admired as cult leader and everyone else blindly follows...very de-centralised kind of leadership where there is a board to manage village (one person from each family kind of a thing)
Intention: to live more consciously in harmony with nature to preserve the life on Earth for future generations, to heal and raise vibration of human beings, to live simple but meaningful lives
small eco houses, earthen houses or yurts or even trailers on a big land where we can have our shared permaculture garden/farm, animals, avocado and lemon trees, etc.
families can live together in their yurts or houses and have their own simple facilities if they want to (max one car per family to minimise the effects on the environment ...or maybe even just few cars per village to share among those who need to go to work outside during the day or for shopping/errands etc. )
shared facilities such as village kitchen, toilet/shower facilities, big fire place where we can meet in the evenings, healing/meditation place/temple for spiritual practices and retreats and healings for us who live in the village but also those who just come for short term visits, for retreats and healings
producing fruits and veggies for the village and maybe extra to sell outside for creating some simple profit
other profit activities to pay for water, utilities, any other expenses, etc. would be – hand-made products produced in the village, on site retreats and healings, lot's of yummy online content on any spiritual topics to teach others how to live sustainably, how to heal, distant healing for all who want to receive it at small fee by all healers in the village daily, etc.
produce our own solar energy & if at all possible also manage our own water management system etc.
campsite for visitors who come for retreats and/or healings or site tours even
shared kindergarten & primary school – something like Rudolf Schneider nature based education where our elderly can be involved too, teach our kids from very young some important tools like yoga and meditation and talk about values and engage them in day to day activities from very young etc.
lake/water hole for swimming in the nature
elderly living in our villages as a grandmother/grandfather figure for our young children in the community (it takes a village to raise a child, right ?)
one main house where we would have an IT centre for those who need to use Internet for village or for other work , maybe lab for kids to do their homework if they need to (no need for every kid to have their own ipad or computer), TV room, play room ...we can be creative
passing clothes to younger generation so we produce as little waste when it comes to clothes as possible and in all areas of life - simple lifestyle and support only local or small producers of everything
have various families with various skills living onsite who can contribute to the village in the meaningful ways - farmers, people who love gardening, cooking, knitting, sewing, but also lawyers, doctors, teachers for kindergarten, healers, teachers, coaches, mentors who can support people living in the village but also people coming for retreats, IT skilled people for managing website and booking system for retreats and online courses, videographers, photographers to produce material about our life to teach others how to live that way and for fundraising activities, etc. + at least one Conscious Accountant to manage all things $$$ :o)
share responsibility for other not so popular activities like cleaning shared facilities etc.,
playground and safe places for our children to play outside as much as possible without parents watching them all the time, having meals together in shared eating area (only whoever wants to, not required, you can always just eat with your family at your own home)
people of any religions are welcome and they can teach each other about their religions so people can freely choose what they resonate with the most, but have regular spiritual ceremonies and rituals for all who choose to participate (by priestess of the village, by shaman of the village etc.)
and the list goes on and on...
I would personally allocate myself to village's apothecary playing with herbs and essential oils and crystals producing some magic stuff in my cauldron and also to the village's cleansing room to smudge the visitors with sage and crystals before they come in 😂😂😂
And I know that I have not really thought it through that much to the extend of every single detail...but I can already visualise it and it feels so good.
What would you add or take away ? Come on share with me, please.
p.s: I know similar materials or blogs might already exist elsewhere, but I am not much of a Gemini so did not do any research as yet, so this is all just my own imagination but I am sure it's influenced by everything I have read online already, etc.
Which reminds me how important it would be to have the natal charts of all people living in the Village checked and analysed to make sure there is a balance there too 😂😂😂
The only way to make this work is to make sure there is a balance of everything.
I could not quite find an image that would show what I see in my head when I dream about this so I leave it to your own imagination.