To the next level

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Each time someone becomes a part of the community, and each time they leave, the energy of the place, the soul of the community changes. I would have thought that, after all these years, where hundreds of people have passed through Sacred Sueňos, by now i should be used to this kind of change. I’m still not used to it, though, and often find it difficult to let go of a beautiful crew. It’s even more difficult when it’s even more than volunteers. Since we began our most recent membership policy, there have been some amazing beings who’ve contributed to the spirit of Sacred Sueňos as a community. Even though almost all have the intention of returning, there was still a significant change whenever a member left. Leo and Travis in October. Andrea in December. And this month, we say “see you later” to Chad, and to Thomas, Marietta, and Leftheri. The family has been a cornerstone of the community, leaders in communication and inspirations of Love. I’m going to miss them, and hope they come home, soon. And once again, i’m learning to embrace change, and trust the future. Keisha and Casey are putting extra Love into the Seed Camp, even while working on their house. I’m trying to put in more at the Seed Camp, too, while very distracted with developing RADi more. We’re blessed to have Amanda back for a few months, too 🙂
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The Seed Camp has a beautiful new deck, a wonderful space to play, for yoga and dance, and chilling out. Crucial!! 🙂 Now come cob railings, paint, fabric. Then build a library, so the kitchen can be renovated into a true kitchen. Looks like the Camp is growing into a Castle (well, a very humble one)! The Chakra gardens are getting even more productive as the green manure is turned in, even more, now that Bonnie the donkey baron is living down in the valley, and hence unable to raid the brassicas! At RADi, we’re putting a lot of attention to the landscape. Once we’re done fencing around the edible zone, we’ll get a couple dozen chickens to help provide manure, among other things, adding to the gifts brought by the horses, goats, and people, pooping for a good cause. Trees, herbs, lots of plants, are being gathered, beds are being built, and contours are being dug, an irrigation system is being implemented. It’s so exciting to see an edible forest garden being born! There’s now talk of starting to develop the edible landscape at the social project, too! Back at RADi, the house is looking less rustic-almost (but not) too upscale for this dirty farmboy 😉 It’ll look even better once we’ve plastered, and finished the mosaics. We’re also going to start building an earthbag bedroom. Apart from building, I hope i have time amongst all that fun to play with rocket stove designs. I always want to do more things than i am able, but as long as i don’t get attached to the idea of accomplishing all my goals by a certain time-frame, it’s all fun 😉
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We just had a visit from a couple of cool cats who are encouraging us to take a go at crowd funding as a means of having the capital to build RADi, and improve the Seed Camp. They’re even making a short video to promote Sacred Sueňos to philanthropically minded people around the world. Sounds like a great way to save me from having to work outside of Ecuador for a few months every year to build RADi, and it takes the responsibility of financing the Seed Camp away from members, so that they can focus on developing their own humble homes at Sacred Sueňos. I don’t know if it’s pride or humility that restrains me from asking for help, but i’ve received so much help up until now. Just this month, Stewart and Vera arrived with their luggage full of things that Germany has which Ecuador doesn’t, and now we have better communication technology, aerating compost teas, more photo voltaic amperes, and lots of cool tools. It’s so heartening to see how many people want to help this project, and so i’m gonna plunge through my self-restraint, and ask for help. If anyone is interested in joining the Sacred Sueňos crowd funding team, please contact me. It’ll be great to have a crew of people with better internet access than us, and i’m confident that, together, we can raise enough money to take the Seed Camp to the next level, and to make RADi into a classy little education retreat center. Let’s make this dream come true! 🙂
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