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Spiritual (Re-)Direction 3

After stepping, and stepping, and stepping again through the many hoops leading up to a conventional mortgage, it was finally go time.  With a rush of excitement we’d held and harbored for years, we submitted the hefty block of documents to our loan officer Chad,...

Annual Women’s Fall Healing Retreat

Heart Awareness Journey

Would you like the authentic knowing of your heart to be your guide? How do you know if your dreams are aligned with your heart and true purpose? Many “dreams” are simply desires, born of a sense of lack, and will not create true fulfilment, even if realized. It...

Request for Prayer to find funding

Dear Fire Community, As many of you know, a number of us in the high desert of Western Colorado came together through a shared vision and stubborn longing for a way of life that enabled and encouraged a deeper connection with the land and with each other. An...

What is Sustainability, Really?

You must first work with the Spiritual matters to support all your other concerns. That is the way to sustainability. ~ Grandfather Fire Sustainability to most people means maintaining their current lifestyle. It’s a “recycling word” within the system in which...

Horno Building

"Ovens and bread exemplify how simple connections to land and food ...can heal many ills." Community bake houses have been a part of Villages over the Ages. Historically they were called the hearth, the center of a Village. People came to the Village bake oven to...

We have a Road!!!

What was years of working out the bureaucratic legal issues of a road easement with a local rancher who's family has lived here for 100 years, the public lands held by the Bureau of Land Management and with our property's title insurance company, the Spring of...

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Spiritual (Re-)Direction 3

After stepping, and stepping, and stepping again through the many hoops leading up to a conventional mortgage, it was finally go time.  With a rush of excitement we’d held and harbored for years, we submitted the hefty block of documents to our loan officer Chad,...

Heart Awareness Journey

Would you like the authentic knowing of your heart to be your guide? How do you know if your dreams are aligned with your heart and true purpose? Many “dreams” are simply desires, born of a sense of lack, and will not create true fulfilment, even if realized. It...

Request for Prayer to find funding

Dear Fire Community, As many of you know, a number of us in the high desert of Western Colorado came together through a shared vision and stubborn longing for a way of life that enabled and encouraged a deeper connection with the land and with each other. An...

What is Sustainability, Really?

You must first work with the Spiritual matters to support all your other concerns. That is the way to sustainability. ~ Grandfather Fire Sustainability to most people means maintaining their current lifestyle. It’s a “recycling word” within the system in which...

Horno Building

“Ovens and bread exemplify how simple connections to land and food …can heal many ills.” Alan Scott, Oatlands, Tasmania Community bake houses have been a part of Villages over the Ages. Historically they were called the hearth, the center of a...

consultorio

A place to gather a place for healing. It was time to build. We had a few dollars and felt the Council House, affectionately known as the ‘Consultorio’ would be the first building on the property. It is a place to gather, to meet and a place for...

We have a Road!!!

What was years of working out the bureaucratic legal issues of a road easement with a local rancher who’s family has lived here for 100 years, the public lands held by the Bureau of Land Management and with our property’s title insurance company, the...

Against Community

Against Community by Chris Schlake | Dec 14, 2015 | 0 comments I think I might be done with community. No, I don’t mean that I’m leaving the Mesa Life Project, but the word and image and idea of community that haunts and compels me may really be, after all, the...

Staying put

“We’ve got to go someplace, find something.” Jack Kerouac So says narrator Sal Paradise, speeding down a country road in Dean Moriarity’s ’49 Hudson, up the Eastern seaboard. A haunting little line that shadows the whole of Kerouac’s On the...

A Land-Based Intentional Community?

it’s a misnomer, of course—or at least redundant—to distinguish ourselves as “land-based”: even space stations are land-based in that every molecule of their construction is mined, synthesized and assembled from some type of earth. Every community is...

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