I woke up this morning with this vision in my head, a feeling and strong emotion in my body. I couldn’t shake it and to be honest it brought tears to my eyes because the vision or feeling was so beautiful.
If you have some time, I’d love to ‘Unpack’ it all here and try to show you the vision that I had. I saw a Community meaning this – A piece of land with different buildings on it, a community center and I’m not going to lie here I saw that wooden booth from Charlie Brown, the one that Lucy stands behind and has a can and the sign says “The Doctor is in” haha so essentially maybe a space where someone could walk in, sit down and just have deep conversation. A community garden, daily meditation. It was really nice.
So, it’s a community where we live and there are ‘elders’ and ‘medicine men and women.’ There is a store or building that has herbs that we just walk in and pick up, no money, no cost, there is connection, and roaring fires at night where we all gather. When someone is struggling with addiction, they don’t get ‘shunned’ or thrown on the streets, the community gathers, every member and there is a circle of support around them. They share their pain, and their problems….really what they are doing is: Sharing their mind, and their thoughts. They share how they are feeling and the elders and their peers talk to them, listen, and support them.
That was the vision that felt so deep within me. I feel that in our world today, the problem or really the biggest crisis we face is disconnection. We have become so disconnected from each other, from our bodies, our intuition, and nature.
I think about growing up in my ‘day’ in the ’70s and 80’s and how we were so busy outside roaming in the hills and rivers and building tree houses and forts that we always had each other. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that there isn’t a huge population of us that did not live that life. I know many suffered and lived in lack, of survival and ran from their homes at a young age to the streets.
I just wonder, when someone felt really low, if someone struggled with hate and low esteem if they struggled in ‘community’ and had support, I wonder if we, as a society, were there to question what thoughts they have in their mind, give them love, encouragement, and support of their ‘tribe’ would we have such a high number of addictions or would that number go down?
If we look at addiction and see that addiction is about ‘disconnection’ a truly big part is about the disconnection of self, of our higher power, a disconnection from source, from our intuition and so we can also see that from that disconnection that there would be a disruption or blockage in the 7 Energy Centers that I have spoken about many times because if there is ‘disconnection’ we are not present within our body and will not know or sense the symptoms that are present within our bodies because of those blockages, and if our brains and bodies are hard-wired in the past and creating our future because that is where our focus is, then I can see how addiction is constantly perpetuated by thought, emotion and action.
If we look at our world and how we are in a house, or apartment, alone in a big city, we are disconnected socially as well. The distraction of the internet and our bubbles, our home life I mean where we go off to our home. Then the suffering can grow significantly and if that cycle keeps repeating with no intervention then of course we know that the end result can be death.
I don’t know, is it just me, or is Community Living, I mean sustainable community living something that might be a solution for a world so disconnected from not only each other but from themselves, food prices skyrocketing, mental health rising, costs of living rising. Maybe just maybe, we need to go back to a much simpler time in order to solve some hard problems that are coming up and current problems that we are seeing now. Just some Sunday Morning thoughts.
Please, I’d love to hear the thoughts out there of the people who possibly might read this blog post. What thoughts do you have about ‘community’ and do you have experiences around community that you might share? I’d love to hear from you!