A radically transformed world, where humanity embodies the Sacred, we honour each other and co-create wisely and lovingly with all life.
Transformative learning that serves the world, by actively living and sharing our spiritual practices every day:
- Listening to the sacred within.
- Co-creating with the intelligence of nature, and
- Work as love in action.
To personally and collectively activate and embody the Sacred every day.
In service to spirit, humanity and the earth we hold in common the following:
- We live in clarity and integrity, and seek nothing less than truth.
- We live in openness with deep listening, and seek nothing less than communion.
- We live in gratitude and open-heartedness, and seek nothing less than love.
- We live in courage and willingness, and seek nothing less than our soul’s path.
- We live in cooperation and shared vision, and seek nothing less than alignment with Spirit.
- We live in awareness and responsibility, and seek nothing less than peace.
- We live in acceptance and surrender, and seek nothing less than freedom.
I have an active spiritual practice to align with spirit and support me to work for the highest good.
I bring an attitude of service to others and to our planet, recognising I must also consider my own needs.
I am committed to the expansion of human consciousness and my own personal growth. I endeavour to recognise and change personal attitudes and behaviour patterns that are limiting.
I embody congruence of thought, word and action. I take responsibility for the spiritual, environmental and human effects of my activities.
I wholeheartedly respect other people – their differences, views, origins, backgrounds and issues. I respect all forms of life and the Communitys and other peoples property.
I use clear and honest communication with open listening, heart-felt responses, loving acceptance and straightforwardness. I talk to people rather than about them. In public and in private I do not malign or demean others. I may seek helpful advice but do not seek to collude.
I recognise that anything I see outside myselfany criticisms, irritations or appreciationsmay also be reflections of what is inside me, and I commit to looking at these before addressing others.
I am willing to listen to constructive feedback and work with it. I offer feedback to others in a caring and appropriate way to challenge and support each other to grow.
I do not inflict my attitudes or desires on others. Where appropriate I step in and stop violence, manipulation or intimidation of myself or others, or at least say that I would like it to stop.
For the benefit of the whole Community I may need to put aside my personal issues. I acknowledge that there may be wider perspectives than my own and deeper issues than those I am immediately aware of.
I clearly communicate my decisions to others who may be affected by them, and consider their views respectfully. I recognise that others may make decisions which affect me, and I respect the care and integrity they have put into their decision-making process.
I make every effort to resolve disputes. I may call for an advocate, friend, independent observer or mediator to be present, and will use and follow the Communities grievance procedures as necessary.
I respect the law of the land, keep agreements I have made, and do not break or try to evade any Community guidelines.
I bring the spirit of this statement of Common Ground to all my dealings.