Sanctuary ♥ Security ♥ Healing ♥ Nurture ♥ Fulfilment ♥ Reconnection ♥ Home ♥ Ascension
We are creating…
Hubseeds, embryonic communities aiming to grow up to be villages, a tribal homeland in Asturias, Northern Spain. Safe, nurturing spaces for adults and children to learn and thrive in basic security: food, water, warmth, shelter, company – in a lush, temperate, maritime climate capable of year round food production.
Practically speaking for each hubseed this means a communal low-impact hub building providing: Hot water, Bathing & Washing facilities, Composting Toilets , Cooking and Clothes Drying area, Warm communal chill space, Safe storage for food and tools etc., Arranged closely around this will be our dwellings, a range of: Caravans, Yurts, Tepees, Benders, Underground houses, Simple strawbale etc.
Orchard and bush fruits, gardens and field crops on whatever scale can be managed within the landbase itself (typically half hectare forest) and leasing nearby fields and orchards. A central play area for smaller children overlooked by the surrounding dwellings, with funky home-made play equipment, shared toys etc.
The whole village raising each child. Recovering the tribal practice of every adult a parent, storyteller, teacher, comforter, provider. A larger, much more stable and varied, less stressed out family, with enough time and energy to just be. A mix of all ages to provide fulsome emotional nourishment so every child may flourish, creating a future unburdened as we are by the toxic fallout from the nuclear families our culture has relentlessly pruned to a dysfunctional minimum.
Our fundamental ethos is to heal, to reach for wholeness. It is so necessary for community to truly be with ourselves and each other. We just have to look inside to feel the extent of the damage. Relationships, hard as they can be, are sacred ground because they offer such fertile soil for dealing with our wounds. How quickly our wounds can be triggered when we get to know each other. So instead of building resentment and creating hostile divisions, we commit to conscious relationship and try to figure out what’s really going on. This can be very scary indeed for fear of upsetting another by speaking our truth. But by agreeing to work together on this level, allowing honesty and vulnerability, it makes this journey a lot easier and supportive. Even using NVC language that communicates our feelings and needs without blame, we are still going to find it hard but it’s necessary. By practising compassionate intolerance for our damaged behaviour, committed to heal in the calm witness of friends and lovers, knowing our wounds fester in the darkness of privacy; we can reconnect and regenerate, allowing our open hearts to once again lead our souls wherever they may glow.
Actively maintain community through focused ceremony. Celebrate our blessings, rites of passage etc. also channelling grief, anger, conflict, loss so these energies do not rebound destructively upon the whole group, as many indigenous communities find essential. Living ritual is designed as needed, using culturally relevant tools and symbols, not ineffectual mimicry. Learn to create our own powerful rituals, with guidance from those still holding this ancient knowledge of human and spirit, honed through generations of successful use.
Land is life. None can exist without it. We truly flourish when rooted in sacred relationship to the eternal gift of the Mother, the living earth. We are all visitors here, and we belong to this planet, not the other way round. Hubseed landbases are held in trust for those who reside upon them, in recognition of our natural right to be somewhere on this huge, empty planet, but refutes the delusional injustice of land/life ownership with its engineered scarcity, which impoverishes so many by forcefully depriving them of the right to habitat and self-determination. Whilst we breathe, we enjoy her gifts of fruitfulness and wellbeing, and when all have that welcome place of belonging, solid and fruitful; the gift is restored, and none need take from another.
All the issues and practicalities of community living, dealing with neighbours and authorities will inevitably arise, and groups that negotiate these consciously and respectfully, will flourish – those that don’t must evolve with different members or fail. Not every acorn becomes an oak. Those that do take root, will then be better placed to take on more land, build more permanent dwellings, foodscape and facilities etc.
Being. Only those who truly resonate with this healing will wish to stay, for it is a deep challenge to become tribal, to become whole again. To love freely, to accept every child as yours, to be open and honest, to truly hear other’s reflections, to give everything you can, yet take only what you need. With dedication, perhaps our grandchildren will again know what it is to live blessed within Her chalice, rooted deep in this fruitful earth, free to explore the entire breadth of being without fear or retribution, compulsion or ridicule.