Being a good ancestor
This is a momentous week for us and our new community, Shambhala. Named after the 11th Insight—because you know we live our life by these!—Shambhala is entering into the activity phase (finally!). 3 of our founders planted 80 young sapling trees (pine, oak, elderberry, persimmon and more!) and in each tree, we planted a black truffle seed, along with our intentions for a fruitful, abundant, amazing future for all who come and live here.
I saw a quote this past month that said, "I don't see it as planting an orchard, I see it as being a good ancestor." And I resonate with that truly, because these trees won't be in their full glory for 10-20 years, and they will be the legacy for the next generation—not mine.
But this week is not just about trees. After 6 months of patience, perseverance, and hard work, we are finally building our yurts—two sturdy, efficient, pop-up homes that have been sitting in their boxes, waiting for our deck to be completed and the weather to be just right. As you read this, we are building! It takes a village, and we have imported ours for this big event. They've driven in, flown in, and taken time out of their lives to help us build.
That's what community is all about. Doing things together, supporting each other, trading time for time, and learning, together.
This is our foundation for Shambhala. We believe that humans are meant to be tribal, not disconnected in suburban or urban separation and chaos. But connected to each other, and the land. This is how we rebuild our world and make it a better place.
Sending love from Shambhala this week ❤
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