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ELEMENTS GATHERING 2017
Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 12:00 PM – Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 12:00 PM PDT
When we look over the long span of history… from the first stone tools made 3.4 million years ago to today… the defining attribute of humanity is not our intelligence or ability to alter the environment. It’s our cooperative nature. We are and always have been a social species. Long ago, cooperation kept the Tribe safe from predators because a lone human was an easy meal. We shared because an individual’s success in killing game or finding a tree full of fruit was uncertain, but together there was almost always enough to eat. The tribe provided safety, stability, permanence, love, joy and abundance. We have an instinct for community.
But we are a curious animal. We are so adaptable. Whatever we are born into, regardless of how well or poorly it meets our needs, is taken to be normal, right and good. We are uniquely able to follow our beliefs instead of our instincts, though we sometimes suffer when we do. The great modern experiment is to see what happens when people who are naturally intuitive, heart-centered, harmony seeking and a part of nature choose to become intellectual, judgmental, self-serving and a force of domination separate from nature. It’s not working well.
But we cannot go back to the caves. Nor should we. We must find our way forward by looking back.
At Elements, you meet strangers and become a Village. Your instincts awaken and part of you remembers what it feels like to live openly and honestly, connected to nature and truly embraced by your community. What will it look like when you bring this way of being home to your every day life?
We are ELEMENTS! We are bridging the gap between ancient ways and modern possibility. Your Tribe is calling.