I just visited a spiritual retreat in South Carolina called the Meher Baba Institute. [http://www.mehercenter.org/] They also have satellite campuses in California. The Center is more spiritual based as opposed to focusing on farming. What I thought was neat was that they have 550+ acres right outside of a major urban area, Charleston SC. They have free housing for up to two weeks for registered guests. So if you guys ever find yourself in that area, think about checking them out, it’s a very nice compound. Just ignore the cultish aspects and mind the snakes and spiders! 🙂 – Phil
Where are we now? May 7, 2015
Hello beloveds (if any of you still get notifications from WP)!
I’m thinking of you. It’s several years since anyone has posted here and since I’ve really talked to any of you about what your vision for the future is. Time has certainly moved all of us. I’d love to know what your dreams/ visions for the future are now, be they community/ farmy or otherwise.
As for me, I’m still rowing the ol’ knew. Probably less grandly moved by time than the rest of you. A licensed acupuncturist now and in a transition that leaves me a bit adrift in it’s openness. The future is a vast tumble of possibilities and my ideas how mine could be steered are many and simple as ever. To reduce suffering, to live quietly, to find/ create a community of deep connection aanndd probably to have a couple goats. What I really want (an artful and compassionate life) can be so unspecific and moldable that I’m taking some time to search for some specificity – a place I love, some special opportunity or maybe I’ll just start from wherever/ whoever I am when I feel it’s time to choose and begin the next phase
I’d love to know what you are all dreaming of/ planning/ working toward if you have a moment and feel inclined.
Farm-spiration September 28, 2012
Also! I’m collecting farm-spiring images that you might enjoy:
This little article is simple, sweet and inspiring, so I thought I’d share.
I love you all!