Waning cresant of the second moon.

{1:00 pm at the Spoon House. Present were Timothy, Jacob, Michael, and Mario}

Some of the things talked about in vision circle were:

  • Conceptualizing a framework with which we draw our network of inter-relation and exchange between projects, individuals, and the community.
    • There is a great bridge to cross between the visualization of this framework and the communication of it, especially since we are driven by a desire to create something that does not just appear different, but something that is actually built on an entirely different paradigm of experience and perception from that which informs the current state of consumer culture in colonial countries.
    • We wish to approach this concept with patience and longevitycontinually evolving and adapting to the emergence of the collective dream.
  • The cycles of winter/summer and our own internal cycles
    • embracing the the times of darkness, quietness, sadness of winter as a natural rhythm providing necessary contrast to the bright and lively summer.
    • nurturing compassion

 

Discussions from the agenda:

  • Arcata Saturday Market Table!!
    • First necessity: Business licence
      • being researched by Michael and Hannah
      • this will allow us to market our products across a large variety of markets
      • can provide a great service to local creators who would join the collective
    • Next: apply for a table
      • Maybe Sara M has a connection?
      • Maybe there’s a waiting list??
      • Maybe someone who already has a table wants to collaborate?
      • Maybe the Arcata Saturday Market should expand to allow the community greater access to the products of its local creators?!
    • Confirm all of the products to sell at the table
      • Things that are ready for sale now:
        • Whale Tail kneeling stools
        • Curiosity Cubes
        • Live edge furniture
        • Cutting boards
        • Raw Pies
        • Spoons
        • Art Prints
        • Veggies/fruit
        • Herbs
        • Honey
        • Ceramics bliss ware
        • Tea ware
        • Ceramic lanterns
        • Custom textiles & leather work
      • Things that may be ready later:
        • Shakers
        • Frame drums
        • Cajóns
        • Other instruments
        • Miniature fairy temple houses
        • Lanterns – metal and wood
        • Tinctures
        • Knives
        • Beeswax products
        • Spirulina
      • Things that we could sell if we had a certified kitchen to prepare foods:
        • Kombucha
        • Cacao
        • Apple Sauce
        • Kimchi
        • Great Scott Fermented foods
        • Fire Cider
    • Tea circle in the grass in front of our table?

 

  • Community Music Space:
    • Harmonic Resonance Lounge?!?!
    • A space to store musical instruments where they will be played and cared for rather than being left idle.
    • Instruments want to be played and make music!
    • Appropriate space to make lots of noise!
    • Temperature control would be necessary for many instruments
      • The proposed space in the Spoon House workshop building would require insulation and heating elements for temperature control
        • Combined insulation & sound proofing
        • Green house passive solar heating
        • Compost shitter heating
        • Veggie compost heating
        • Solar electric heating
        • Solar water heating
      • People must be vouched for
      • Owner of each instrument gets to decide whether the instrument is totally open, whether the people using them must have an orientation with the owner first, or whether only specific people can play it.
      • How do people contribute?
        • costs:
          • heating/ electricity
          • time/energy creating space
          • time/energy maintaining space
          • strings and such for instruments
    • Moving forward:
      • Cleaning/Refreshing the space
      • Clearing energetically
      • finding flooring
        • Carpet, foam square, wood?
      • Acquire Paint
      • The barn where Nicholas is moving his recording equipment has a leaky roof. They need to wait until the rain stops for it to get fixed and for the equipment to get moved. i.e. it might be a month or two before we can move forward on this :/

 

  • Weaving the collective vision of how we want to create this world together, and how the Collective Rising can support our efforts.
    • We are trying a thought experiment which is attempting at a form of open sourced organizational structuring.
      • The idea is that a collection of thoughts are transcribed onto paper, with spacing between each thought.
      • The paper is copied and passed out to whoever is interested in contributing to the vision.
      • Each person can add their perspective to each thought in the space provided.
      • They can also add any new thoughts to that back of the paper
      • Before each vision circle, the copies are recollected and someone takes the role of refining all of the thoughts into something cohesive, resembling a sort of collective dialog or a sort of collaborative essay, where noone in particular needs to be associated with any of the statements made and needs no attetchement to harbor defenciveness and argumentation.
      • The refined collaborations can be copied again and redistributed, which will give everyone a chance to reflect on the thoughts of other contributors and then respond.
      • The idea is to discover an ever more refined and accurate representation of the collective dream and have something tangible to present to ourselves and to the world.
    • To contribute to the collective vision, please email become@collectiverising.life or contact Michael Rrhizae

One Reply to “Waning cresant of the second moon.”

  1. This is Fantastic. The initial vision topics are stellar and on point… fabulous expression. I love the consolidation and interpretation of the meeting… Extracting the essence.

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