Our work in this new inner space race is a small but crucial piece. We are driven by our curiosity, and love for living in the mystery of life. For the past several years our community has been conducting an outrageous experiment: despite our vast differences and geographical distance, can we come together for the purpose of overcoming millions of years of evolution by re-patterning our brains?
Drawing from the latest in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and spirituality, we are learning, practicing and discovering what it truly means to be caring, cooperative adults, even when the shit gets real, our egos get bruised when we fail at a particular task or when we disagree, or one or more of us is falling apart emotionally, financially or otherwise. And guess what? It’s working! We have created a safe space for each other (The Garden of WE) where we are becoming more conscious of our feelings and behaviors every day.
We found that the primary way we can become self-aware and begin making that inner space shift is by boldly taking on path-making projects — entering uncharted waters where few have gone before us. For example, our Caring Economy Platform is a place where any community member can reach out for support in fulfilling any personal or family needs without feeling obliged to pay back. We are here for each other 24/7. Another project we are currently working on, Capital Alchemy, involves each member investing resources, to his/her capacity: time, money, skills and assets, into a collective pool directed by the whole community with each having equal standing regardless.
Through working on these projects we choose to stretch in ways that reveal the fears and the gifts present within us. In a container of safety and unconditional care, we remove the masks that give us places to hide or play small. We reflect to each other our blind spots so that we can truly address our unconscious behaviors, thereby rewiring our brain structures. We show up vulnerably, committed to repattern the behaviors and egos that keep us locked in our divisive, and siloed ways. Everyday we learn something about ourselves and about each other that helps us more compassionately get along. We experience our fears, pain, anger and sense of injustice as signs that we are alive and growing!
We understand that we are here to discover and apply our unique gifts to contribute and shape society’s future by living the future we envision here and now. Thus, moment to moment we hold ourselves accountable to living by our values: humility, caring, conscious communication, integrated cooperation, co-evolution, and integrity.
Each of us experiences working together on our inner development and outrageous projects as the hardest challenges we have ever undertaken. The rewards of expressing our gifts and deepening of our relationships with ourselves and loved ones have radically transformed our lives.
We don’t know where this uncharted path will take us or what it is going to look like tomorrow. We do know that our consistent support, caring and integrity will continue to bring us solace and healing when feelings of fear, confusion, hurt, betrayal arise (as they inevitably do). We are imperfect, messy, and we don’t have all the answers. But our experience of personal and collective joy from living in this new way together compels our hearts to make our work visible, and inspire our kin to step into this new vision for humanity and our planet with us.
We are now in the process of creating Pollinate, an educational, communication and supportive platform for individuals and their communities to walk this same path, learning, growing, working and evolving and together. We are seeking like hearted people to help us evolve a kindhearted humanity.
Only together can we become the change we want to see in the world.