Once we have in mind the things we want to create for ourselves and community we can set about consciously co-creating them through intention and action.
Intention is really about setting a direction--a trajectory--for our thoughts and action. The more conscious we can be about it, the more likely we will reach our desired visions, goals, objectives. What we create out in the world begins with what we create in our hearts and minds. Thoughts create everything: from our mood and how we see the world, to all that we see in the world.
Thoughts create everything: from our mood and how we see the world, to all that we see in the world.
Ribbons of intention placed during Tri Uplifting: Lake County 2016 at Rabbit Hill, Middltetown, California. There are three McNab Cypress trees protected by this fencing and our intentions. Trees dontated by Lake County Land Trust and are seedllings from those destroyed in the Rocky Fire of 2015. (Photo credit: Melissa Kinsel)
(At our recent Tri Uplifting: Lake County 2016 I gave a talk and guided visioning session for mindfully uplifting our community in Middletown, CA. I was encouraged to share the talk as the information and ideas can be used for any community.)
In order to create an uplifted community, we must first do some exploration--Firstly, what is uplifted community? Inspired? Thriving? What does it look like? What does it mean? What creates it? What are the conditions needed for it emerge? To be sustained? How will we know we've reached it? In other words, what will we receive/experience when we have it? How do we get there?