To me, community is the foundation for the other 6 experiences.
Community provides the motivation, the energy, the accountability, and the joy of spiritual experience. The journey is meant to be experienced together. Of course there is place for solitary reflection – for me it serves as a crucial preparation and deepening for my time in community, where the revelations of silence are brought out into light.
Ideas for unaffiliated spiritual community
- New Community Manifesto – A group that get's together to celebrate an eclectic mix religious ceremonies of different traditions
- Article Group – A small group where an article is discussed every week. It's like a book club but less ambitious and more realistic for busy schedules. Each member is given a week to choose and present an article.
- Writing Group – Each member writes a creative peice to be shared and discussed at each meeting.