Through decades of societal emphasis on individual image and material success, our culture has lost sight of one of the most basic human needs: real connection. Increasing with each generation, we have forgotten how to have fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. Marriages and families are suffering. Many people feel isolated even in the midst of other human beings.
As our world changes, and we move into a time where we are called to revive and sustain a socially cooperative network of family and community, we need to learn effective ways to work through interpersonal issues and conflicts. These ways will support us in renewing village-based security and comfort and meet our needs to feel connected, co-create together and share resources in an efficient and economical way.
At a time when peoples lives have become increasingly isolated, fragmented and disconnected from the rhythms of the earth, fulfilling relationships and supportive community, many are reconsidering and re-evaluating the choices we make as individuals and as a society. As the needs for sustainable choices, connection, cooperation and equanimity become ever more apparent, working models and experiential training programs play an increasingly important role in reviving and sustaining the social fiber of our families and communities
Tracie Sage is building a sustainable village and education center
in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon. The emphasis of this village and center will be to live and model social sustainability,
which will be integrated into all of the educational programs. The village will call in those who are interested in living and/or collaborating with other inspired, passionate people who choose to be present and honest, and want to participate in regular practices to deepen our connections with ourselves and each other. These principles and practices have been shown in other communities to create a strong foundation or "community glue" to weather the seasons of community living.
Are you interested in supporting this Social Sustainability Project?
You can help take this project to the next level by giving it a home from which to reach and teach more people the skills and practices needed to be truly unified and socially sustainable in our families, our communities, our countries and our world.
Tracie has found land with a great location & qualities at a good price in the Applegate Valley to give a home to the actual Sustainable Village and Education Center. It is a beautiful piece of land with creek frontage, three tax lots, a large house, barn, and out buildings and she is interviewing potential companions.
She has some experienced advisers, though the process of buying land is new to her so she welcomes logistical, financial and energetic support. She is courageously and enthusiastically moving forward each step closer to manifesting this dream. She is seeking investors/companions/philanthropists/financers who want to join her in this project and/or buy and donate this land to a land trust for the project. The time is now.
If this sounds interesting, or if you want to participate in some way, please call her at 479-5128.
For further information, please go to the sustainability links on her website. http://yogaforjoy.net
Life & Relationship Coach,
Working with communities, nonprofits, couples and individuals,
teaching Co-creative Solutions Process and practices for Sustainable Living.
May our relationships embrace us through our challenges and changes!