A week later we met with Cirkelbo to see if it made sense to join forces. It didn’t, so we decided we would be neighboring communities in Vinge, a new town planned by Frederiksund municipality in Denmark, who welcomed eco-villages.
A month later we met Ross Jackson, the founder of Bærebo, a larger sustainable settlement project, planning to provide structure (buildings, off the grid electricity, land to grow vegetables etc) for 3-400 houses or more – in Vinge. It just seemed to good to be true to have such a flow.
And it was too good to be true. A year later Bærebo has left Vinge. So has Cirkelbo. At our next meeting we’ll focus on clarifying our own criteria for choosing location and partners for collaboration.
The world is open for us. There is many options. Too many options! Wait for Bærebo to create another place on Sjælland, start with a farm or school building in a place where we can build, build next to another community in the outskirts of Mern or Hvalsø, just to mention a few.
In regards to Self
We aim to stay healthy and connected to Self by daily meditation, healthy meals, being physically active and staying true to our hearts by living our passion and respecting our needs and resources. NVC, Aima, Family constellations, dragon dreaming and other tools supports us in living from our hearts, reconnecting with our needs, communicating clearer, clarifying direction, dealing with emotions etc
In regards to relationships
By staying connected to our inner core, contributing comes from a place of surplus, rather than from a place of obligation. We believe it is an innate quality in people to want to contribute, once they’ve taken care of their own basic needs. We consider lack of contribution to the community as a sign that basic needs aren’t being met. It may seem like a paradox to build community through reconnecting with our selves, but we believe it is the only real way to prevent and resolve conflicts.
In regards to society
We involve ourselves in our local community as well as in the worldwide community. Through our example and our educational activities, we seek to inspire the world around us to take the next steps towards a more sustainable life. By creating or participating in local, fair & sustainable businesses, we make our living by doing what we love to do, while we contribute to the society around us.
In regards to the Earth
We aim to eat 95% vegan, grow our own foods, buy locally, build sustainable, be off the grid with electricity and heat etc, so that we may leave a better earth for the next generations to come.
Dynamic self-governance / sociocracy provides full transparency and allows us to to have an equal voice at the same time as we only need to participate in meetings regarding subjects that we engage in. You may learn more by reading Many Voices One Song or by participating in SOLT (Sociocratic Leadership Training).
Although we don’t consider ourselves a macrobiotic community, our community kitchen will provide two high quality macrobiotic meals a day, because macrobiotic food activates the body’s self-healing powers, is kind to the earth and eating the same food puts all of us on the same wave length. Macrobiotic meals are plant based, prepared by inspired cooks from unrefined, local, and organic ingredients.
Beyond diet and lifestyle, macrobiotics provides tools for harmony within oneself, community, and the world. Macrobiotics is based on an energetic approach to life.