PROCESS: Because building a new tribe in our current culture can prove challenging, we take the role as guides in the process. People come to us at various levels of readiness. Some begin with finding and making friends, some are ready for a six week Trust Group and others call together a Gift Circle in which they build trust over time. Occasionally someone in a more rural situation needs some guidance in connecting with neighbors. We share these skills in our training events and coaching.
BELIEFS: Because some beliefs of the dominant culture no longer serve us as social beings, we hold these premises as essential in establishing a stable tribe or family of choice. Our work & book is rooted in these beliefs.
- Humans most want love, family, friends and community.
- Staying in place is essential to the possibility of any real tribe of community.
- We learn to love and trust those with whom we spend the most time.
- We prefer a limited number of deep, close friends rather to many acquaintances.
- Commitments help build long lasting relationships and community.
- We can proactively choose the tribe we feel best with.
- A relationship with the energies of “Divine Presence” informs our work.
- Women and men can feel truly safe with each other, when transparency and clear boundaries exit.
- Knowing and bonding with each other comes from quality time spent together.
- Forming a mutual safety net feels ever more important in our current social and economic uncertainty.
- Once authentically happy, each of us will move towards creating the new world.
- We see the needs, and feel called to serve, in the co-creation of a new culture that honors all life.
Context: This brief video by Charles Eisenstein author of Sacred Economics, reflects much of our work—and our intention to create pockets of a new culture with more healthy and loving essential values.
We hold Charles as a friend and mentor. He knows our work and has said this:
“The loss of community is a defining crisis of our time. I’m grateful that Bill and Zoe are applying their extraordinary skills as healers and social inventors to building intimate tribes as the old world unravels.”
Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics & The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible