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In search of a more spiritual community

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I'm very interested in belonging to a caring, more spiritual community.  And by spiritual, I don't mean one wracked by traditional dogma.  I don't wear dreadlocks and I don't conform to stereo-typical images of such communities but I wish in my heart that a good, mainstream culture of this nature existed in this country.

Where are our sacred country traditions?  They are wrapped-up in commercially driven, expensive days out.  Where are our shared parenting groups, fathers that mentor, teenagers who delight in family time?  These are the things that I wish for in my life.  I yearn for a community that respects the heritage of the earth and believes in a loving god-force.

You'll still find such tenants of course, in say a Greek village or a Tibetan one.  Or in a far-flung Island community.  I suppose sophistication has taken away our sense of joy and wonder, love and respect, for humanity.  The silly, cold mums at the school playground only concerned with their looks and 4x4's worry me not now.  spiritual sky My lack of shallowness and greed secured me from joining in their club, even though I had tried to go along with the whole yummy mummy thing when the kids were small.

If you're out there, declare yourself!

But where are the real new-age people?  The ones who want to nurture strong bonds with like-minded people?  If you're out there, declare yourself!  Don't just save your humanity for the seminar, the talk or the books!  Reach out and find that there are intelligent men and women who want to find another way of living without disappearing to a windy western Isle or joining a sect.

By: RA


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boblet

boblet

In my humble opinion you are insane james -. Thanks for asking.
boblet
15th Jul 14 13:44

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james

james

Where there are no gurus and where eclectisism and equity is the norm. Am I just dreaming or am I insane !!
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15th Jul 14 13:22

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Jacqueline Cullen

Jacqueline Cullen

Calming minds spiritual community will be opening it's doors in Epping, Essex, January 2014. It is a Sacred space for all spiritually evolving people to come together to share, support and to learn. These are amazing times to be living, times of change and it is important that we all come together now to assist in the new earth energies. As we gather we expand the Light of this new dawn ever farther. We change not only at the personal level but also globally.
Jacqueline Cullen
19th Nov 13 14:20

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miserablemoaninggit

miserablemoaninggit

The most spiritual people in the UK are those working tax payers with no children. They give, and give, and then give some more with their tax pound, and get nothing in return.
miserablemoaninggit
20th Dec 12 17:52

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Johnny

Johnny

Hey I have been looking around for similar sort of communities in which I don't feel like I could be a part of because it is built mainly on utilisation of the person joining the community rather than likeminded people! I don't have no major skills but would love to help set up a community or join community with people on spiritual path that are able to relate to each other, and also having a sharing heart in which can be the basis of the communities ethos! if anyone has this type of group, commune or is interested in setting one up lets get the ball rolling and start one!! contact me at johnnytalks@fsmail.net
Johnny
19th Dec 12 15:14

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miserablemoaninggit

miserablemoaninggit

I take it that your freedom of choice about where you rent means that finding work will not be an issue? So, can I assume that you will be 'digging and dreaming' courtesy of the benefits system? Sigh!
miserablemoaninggit
21st Mar 12 18:44

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Eden

Eden

Have any of you tried Diggers and Dreamers. I have been trying to set up a community for years but people are serious until the first meeting and then no one turns up after all the arrangements have been made. If you are really serious then a community of several people in a rented property could be possible if we can all agree on where to rent. Wales is cheap!!!
Eden
21st Mar 12 01:38

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miserablemoaninggit

miserablemoaninggit

Thanks Maria. Here is a quote from your "vision statement" on that website, as follows

'We don’t have figures yet. So much depends on the site, the people and the
design, but it may be around £4 million to develop a community of about 20
households with a common house.'

The irony of this in response to a posting entitled "In search of a more spiritual community" leaves me bending over with laughter. Absolutely hilarious. I know you state that you are not a spiritually based group, but I would very much hope that those so-called 'spiritual' people would firmly reject an isolationist community of the rich and privileged who need either a regular income (a substantial one it seems to develop a £4 million community of only 20 households) or a substantial deposit. To be perfectly frank Maria, you make me want to vomit at the hypocrisy of it all.
miserablemoaninggit
25th Jan 12 00:03

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Maria

Maria

Hi, I am a member of Sussex Cohousing, our website is www.sussexcohousing.org.uk , while we are not a spiritually based group, we do embrace many of the ideas shared here. Have a look at the site, for those who want to live in Sussex, near Brighton, it may suit you! My email is maudjoe23@yahoo.co.uk. We hold regular meetings as we seek to make our vision a reality, good luck to all of you who are looking for a different way to live, there are many people who are thinking like yourselves at the moment!
Maria
24th Jan 12 20:53

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miserablemoaninggit

miserablemoaninggit

Hello, I am a very spiritual person with a wonderful, bright and sensitive soul. I would love to live in a community of other people who think the same as I do, so that we can congratulate each other on our sensitivity, discuss all that is wrong with the world, and share our soul consciousness with each other.

I want to live with other people like this so that I can shut out the horrible, bad old world outside; ignore the poverty, deprivation and loneliness. I want to wear beads in my hair, rings on my fingers and bells on my toes and, of course, pursue a vegan diet and wear sandals. It's wonderful to be so spiritual like I am. I pity those who do not have the required level of compassion and sensitivity to live in a community such that I desire.
miserablemoaninggit
30th Dec 11 19:19

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Shanti

Shanti

I would love what you describe, have been wanting this for sometime. But, it's connecting to genuine people where are they?and how can it be possible? Iam in Nth East Lincolnshire.
Shanti
25th Dec 11 14:36

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Martin

Martin

Hey, love this post but it's kinda disappeared, did anything happen with the community building as has been mentioned below, you can't shut yourself off from the rest of the world. But a community isn't about that, it's about living the life we are all meant to live. Really interested in starting the community as soon as possible anybody else??
Martin
4th Dec 11 13:13

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miserablemoaninggit

miserablemoaninggit

Yes dear, so stick with it, treat it as a life-long activity, continue to give yourself freely of a lot of causes. In doing so, you will continue to pursue your 'spirituality'. There isn't a 'best before' date for your contribution to the wider society. Desiring to 'cop-out' by going to live with a bunch of hippies who essentially are segregating themselves from those in real need is not healthy, in my opinion.
miserablemoaninggit
27th Jul 11 11:49

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SonwaiMai

SonwaiMai

Well dear MiserableMoaningGit, Actually I am very involved in the community and have been for a long time and happen to give of myself freely to a lot of causes.
SonwaiMai
20th Jul 11 16:39

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miserablemoaninggit

miserablemoaninggit

Sonwai Mai, I think the idealistic place you are looking for is called "heaven", for normal and grounded people who are not afraid of hard work, and who express lots of love and gratitude to other people always. Of course, the reality is that you want a place that is essentially one in which you give up responsibility, allow others to make all the decisions, and essentially shield yourself away from all the pressures and demands of wider society, a place in which there are many young, middle age and old people who are desperate for other people to love and care for them. Stop looking for your 'shielded community' and realise that your 'community' is all around you, that is where you belong, and that is where your 'gifts' and 'caring' will really matter! I'm not a Christian myself, but Jesus Christ in the gospels - a tremendously spiritual person surely, even if I do not accept that he is the Son of God - made every effort to 'engage' and 'challenge' the society in which he lived, not hide himself away. I myself am in a job that is essentially one that demands a lot of sharing and caring, and I do voluntary work that further enhances that. I'm no saint, believe you me, but I think I'm probably far more in touch with our 'ancestors' (although a debateable point surely?) than you are. Stop being so selfish and self-righteous, and think again!
miserablemoaninggit
29th Jun 11 21:01

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