Why “Friends of AnimAJourney” as opposed to community? In my experience with community, let’s say even an “intentional community” in an alternative sense, it seems that people seem to project their fantasy on the people and/or project that is being called a “community”. I even watched it happen again a few years ago with a new start up “community” here on the Big Island. And I’ve seen it happen other times in the past, and it doesn’t end well!
So what to do if you want more friends with your values and you happen to be a diehard Idealist? You know, wanting to create “Heaven on Earth” or even better. First, it would seem good to not make the same mistakes as I have seen so many times. Then at least one can make new mistakes or possibly start at a better place with some better Ideas in terms of dealing with human nature. Of course, I have become more practical with time.
So it seems like a good Idea to clarify values for oneself before any attempt to hang out with anyone else on a closer relationship ring, if one is into socializing with purpose to create a model that could possibly be a better Idea for some people.
What’s that model? I call it “Friends of AnimAJourney” or it could be called an “Integrated Homestead”. Well, we have been at it for ten years here at AnimAJourney and we are barely getting started. I think of AnimAJourney as the ten to twenty year plan. Even so, I’m leaning toward a much longer plan now with sound proof, fire proof , termite proof, and hurricane proof buildings that would be assets of a corporation and or nonprofit that would provide the “Illusion of Security” for all of the Friends of AnimAJourney by building businesses, wealth and assets over the very long term – like hundreds of years – so as to be able to promote our Values and Models of the evolutionary transformation. Wahoo!
How do we do that? One step at a time! One step I think would be helpful is what I call the PsychoSocial Frontier. This is where people use honesty, willingness, and open mindedness to integrate Nonviolent Communication, Radical Honesty and the five plus two agreements [see Miguel Ruiz’s books].
We are just now accepting work traders, and then there will be interns and more!
Making progress almost every day.