We are a community committed to remembering together how we come home to our body, our medicine, our belonging to each other and this earth.
Good Medicine is the experience of being welcomed home. The energy of the space itself holds each of us in her embrace. She invites us into individual and collective healing through the energy field we create together. The cultivation of this field requires a daily commitment to our own and each others’ heart-centered consciousness transformation. In practical terms, this will involve a commitment from each community member to participate in regular community gatherings including lunches, weekly meetings and periodic community retreats. It requires sacrificing the cultural norms of productivity, urgency, efficiency. It requires healing the story of separation and instead practicing the story of interbeing*. There is an ethic of kindness, trust and acceptance which we are intentionally reinforcing amongst each other. Within that familiarity there is playfulness, ease, imperfection. You come as you are and all parts of you are welcome. The trust, stability and protection of the space invites permission for us to take risk, to surrender to the process of organic emergence.
*Interbeing is… “an understanding that we are relationships, that my very existence depends or draws from or includes your existence. So my well-being is intimately connected to your well-being or to the well-being of the river, the ocean, the forest, people across the world, and so forth, because I am not really separate from you.” -Charles Eisenstein
Who are we serving?
For the next 12-18 months we are committing to serving each other and the healing energy field we are cultivating.
Expectations of Engagement:
- Commit to the purpose, vision and values; embody them in your behaviors and relationships at Good Medicine
- Attend community lunch 1-2 times weekly
- Attend the majority of Good Medicine meetings (initially once per month, increasing to twice per month)
- Participate in Seva (sacred service). We will all care for Good Medicine like it’s our home, rotating through various jobs. It will take mindfulness and time but we will become more intimate with the space and each other through its care together.
- We will be offering sacred ceremonies periodically throughout the year; we ask that you attend at least one. These are opportunities to cultivate heart-centered intimate connections through expression, prayer, song, etc drawn from multiple traditions.
- Participate in community gatherings for play and exploration. These gatherings will be a shared responsibility to organize and involve opportunities to experience each other’s offerings and/or to find ways of being light and playful together.
- Stance of interbeing
- Kindness, compassion and forgiveness
- Authenticity and intimacy
There is a place in the heart where everything meets.
Go there if you want to find me.
Mind, senses, soul, eternity, all are there.
Are you there?
Enter the bowl of vastness that is the heart.
Give yourself to it with total abandon.
Quiet ecstasy is there - and a steady, regal sense of resting in a perfect spot.
Once you know the way
the nature of attention will call you
to return, again and again,
and be saturated with knowing,
“I belong here, I am at home here.”
-Lorin Roche translation of the Radiance Sutras