Community Living

For much of my life I lived in a self-imposed isolation where I looked on at community as an outsider, wishing I were a part of it. I didn’t have the awareness that I was the creator of my isolation, nor that it was only my choices that led to the way I was living. I had a chip on my shoulder against the world and humanity, and whilst I still played ball, I did so from the fringes. I did what was needed to stay in the game but when my turn was over, I retreated to the sidelines.

But even while living this way, I craved engaging with people. I would look at others and think how lucky they were for having the dinner invites, social activity and community events they were a part of. With my arms crossed and a harsh glare, I wanted to be a part of it all and was annoyed I wasn’t.

Five years ago I began having sessions with esoteric practitioners and reading Serge Benhayon’s purple books. Gradually I began attending workshops presented by Serge and now I am a committed esoteric student of The Way of The Livingness.

Today, if I take a snapshot of my life in my community, here is what I see:

  • A home that has a regular flow of people – other people’s kids here sometimes before school, sometimes after; friends over for dinner and popping in
  • A gorgeous housemate who co-parents with me
  • A workplace that is an extension of my home and where my workmates are part of my family
  • Fortnightly Sacred Movement classes where I pair up with a friend, my hairdresser or a stranger and share deeply heartfelt movement and connection
  • Supermarket shops where I know the butcher and we stop to say hello
  • School parents who I love to have a catch up and laugh with at the bus stop
  • Needing help with photography and calling a photographer friend whom I don’t know so well, but know through the community, and he gives me a huge amount of support and researches which camera will suit me best
  • Endless support, be it with healing sessions and swaps, childcare, a friend to call, someone to edit a blog, someone to help with design work… it is endless.

This snippet paints a picture of the richness of our community.

And this community is not bound by geography – we’re global. The other day I had a quick Skype call with a woman I know in the community who lives in Germany, for some video training.

Within this global community we are all working for the same goal – to live on Earth the love we truly are. We’re not perfect at it, but we keep at it. With that same shared goal there is a deep level of trust with others as we know where the heart lies.

We are all there to support each other – in illness, in love, in disasters, in marriage, in pulling each other up to be more… whatever it is, we’ve got each other’s back.

This is the community of The Way of The Livingness. This is our religion and it is reflected in the way we live. It is what binds us together as a community. The door is open for all and you can come and leave as you choose.

The foundation of true community living can only be founded in Love and Truth and with that as a base –– Wow!

By Nikki McKee

Further Reading:
Family Love
True Family
How I Used my Mind to Protect Myself from Others

386 thoughts on “Community Living

  1. Sharing our Livingness with those around us brings an honesty that we can all feel. So is it any wonder when people openly express it is because the honesty allows us to feel the start of something that is grand.

  2. A real community was once the small villages we lived in and carried on as we spread to suburbia. We have gotten so big that we have returned to our home and used it as a castle to keep others out. The Way of The Livingness has fostered, community to be reborn to include everyone, everywhere all of the time.

  3. As a child I remember living in a small community where everyone knew everyone and support was all around, that certainly is not the case in town where most are strangers and reading this blog it actually is clear, there is a way of living which fosters the community connection or the lack of it wherever we live.

  4. I’ve been in a few groups, forums and work teams and they are held together by an activity or an identity with a certain nationality or hobby most of the time. The community of the students of The Way of The Livingness is like nothing I have seen before. We are not bound by nationality, country, activity or educational standing. People from completely different demographics and ranges of life, but when we open up we’ll talk to anybody like a dear friend. I have many people in Australia that I’ve never met but do not feel alien from them in our interactions.

  5. Being open and transparent allows myself to be seen opening my door to others – something I have avoided or shall I say I have lived in a measured way. Being honest and becoming aware of what holds me back in welcoming community into my home and being a part of a community where I live is opening me up to a greater expansion in my body. All I have to do now is to say yes and live it.

  6. This is a beautiful snapshot of the love, joy, support and respect that is lived by Esoteric Students. What is eternally more beautiful is that this love is not reserved for the community alone. It is a way of living that is shared with all, no matter your religion or creed, not in a perfect way but with a sincere intention of sharing the love for all that resides at the core of each of us.

  7. Beautiful. It is such an amazing feeling that I know there are people who I can trust and be open with and know that I would be met with love, and they don’t have to do anything for me.

  8. That is gorgeous how you have embraced community life and living with others. So often we think we need to have our own place, live independently etc.. yet we are designed to be with people. We do not need to be in a physical relationship to live with others past a certain age either. It is a real joy sharing and connecting with others.

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