Community — Common Unity
Learning about ourselves in relationship to others.
Create yourself, shape your world, live your dream… that kind of work takes work.
That kind of growth requires a commitment:
your commitment to yourself. It asks you to commit to your wholeness
and to your potential. Commitment to your own growth can take you to
the very edge of your soul. Commitment to your own growth can ask you
to step into your past and your future simultaneously. It can give
you the opportunity to be a healer in both those worlds.
Discovering yourself, creating yourself; you can do this at home.
In your journals, in your imagination, you
can explore your desires, dreams, beliefs and intentions. You can discover
the self within the self. And, then, at the Grove, that self interacts
with others. Commitment to your own growth asks you to commit to being
aware of yourself and your exquisite exchange with the world around
you. We call that exchange relationship.
Margaret Mead said that the world is changed by small groups, "In fact," she said, "that is the only way it will ever change." Working together
gives us the opportunity to develop the art of interaction, the art
of relating. Working intentionally with others not only enables us
to develop interpersonal skills, it requires us to develop
them. As we do, as you do, your skill will impact all of your relationships.
At home, at work, the skills and insights that you acquire at the Grove
will touch all aspects of your life.
As we interact with each other...
as we work together, exchange points of view, and get
to know ourselves and each other more intimately, the
layers of experience that have made us who we are begin
to unravel. Integrated patterns and assumptions that
shape our actions and interactions begin to surface. Now, here is the
magical part... we have the opportunity to more consciously claim the
beliefs that support us and to change the ones that limit us. We have
the opportunity to live old patterns to new conclusions. Are you ready
for such a challenge? Are you willing to venture to the edge of your
own soul? Are you willing to discover the depths within you? Are you
curious about the possibility? We hope so.