Beloved Earth Community Vision
Earth: Questing in Place
Communion with the Earth
Tuning into the wellbeing of the earth as intrinsic to and inseparable from our own; observing the unique ecosystem of a particular piece of land and calling on its wisdom, guidance and support. This is about, amongst other things, evolving a form of sacred economics that is inherently regenerative rather than endlessly extractive.
We believe there can be no regeneration of self and culture without a renewed relationship with the actual earth; and that we need to bring our human nature into harmony with the natural world around us.
"The renewal of life on the planet must be based on the continuity between the human and the other than human as a single integral community." - Thomas Berry
We’re inviting a living inquiry into how we can renew and transform our current dysfunctional monetary system, with a view to making money work for us and for the earth, rather than us working for money. We wish to put money in the backseat, and to be led by our shared intention and our collective higher purpose, trusting that everything we need will flow from that.
In what ways have you experienced money (or lack of) getting in the way of you following your highest aspirations and your dreams of a better world?
Do you have a sense of how changing our relationship with money and with the earth itself could be a core part of this vision of establishing a Beloved Earth Community?
We believe true wealth is held in relationship and in community, and it is derived from nature, from the earth’s abundance. Money is merely a symbol of these treasures, albeit one in which our culture has invested great power.
What is of value to us? How do we determine what is truly valuable?
In what ways is it meaningful and true to derive our sense of value from the material and the measurable? How do we accord value to the non-material and to those things which cannot be measured, such as love and beauty?