I recently spent a month up at OUR eco village on vancouver island and a few things came to light for me and my reasons why Im a natural builder.
First the background... I have been a part of OUR for six years now and on my first trip there I participated in a shamanic quest to hear the land speak for OUR ecovillage development . I experienced traveling far away to a village and was overcome with grief and sorrow for about an hour following with no apparent reason. During this last trip I realized that I experienced returning home to a village I had forgotten.
Now in light of what we are doing here at Transition Whatcom Is creating that village that we have forgotten. The new kinds of connections that this commujnity is creating are like that which holds villages together, the linking of fates and culture together with our nieghbors is what I believe is happening.
It has been along time since we have lived together as a united village and I believe we are recreating what that means and it is of the upmost importance that we keep on creating.