Why the villages of the world?
When our founder was 10 years old, she was listening to a description of life in the villages in Turkey. She suddenly
felt a deep yearning welling up inside her and said, "I want to visit every village on Earth!"
Beginning by biking to the villages near her home in western Pennsylvania, and driven by the grief which later emerged in her healing journey over the loss of the shtetl of Eastern Europe, she found herself not just visiting villages but also living in them.
The villages contain the uniqueness of the various cultures of the world. They contain the essence of who we are and who we have been. The villages contain the wisdom of the elders.
All cultures have faced change in the past. All societies have had to transform. In order to move into a sustainable future for humanity, we need the kindness and foundation of our villages to hold us and heal us and to provide us with the wisdom to create the new ways that will see us through.
As we travel the world, we are seeking to honor the artisans, growers and holders of culture of the villages of Earth and to bring them and their offerings to everyone via the internet. We also seek to help individuals and communities who have dreams they may not even be aware of on a conscious level and need just a little assist to fulfill.
This project is envisioned as a manifestation of light which will spread all over Earth. It has begun in little spots where seeds have been planted. These are seeds of awareness and consciousness. They are seeds of hope and excitement about possibilities--hope and excitement for self and for humanity, hope and excitement for the future of our communities and of our Earth.
Around the World
In the 1980's, I found myself doing a daily meditation for world peace. I visualized people holding hands encircling the globe. Each day I was able to get the circle of hands to connect. But suddenly, war broke out. Desert Storm began. And, for the first time, I was unable to connect the circle.
Now, through travel, through living in villages, through talking with people, through meeting people, through support for community artists, historians, educators and recyclers, the World Villages Project is focusing on connecting the circle again--this time in the physical world.
COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECTS
Recycling in Playa de los Cocos, Aticama, Nayarit, Mexico
Village History in San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico
DreamWork is a simple two-part procedure to use not just on dreams but also on fantasies, ideas & attractions . It points the way forward. It also assists people in reducing the need to become sexual. This will help to save the human species as well as bring greater awareness to our individual experiences.
Read more below and in the blog!
The result of a conversation about finding the nearest place I could recycle all the plastic bottles I had been carting around since leaving the US led to the manager of a hotel's deciding to start his own plastic recycling program!
An interview with the owner of a small hotel revealed that she was the keeper of original artifacts of the village--100-year-old, hand- worn, coconut-oil-infused stones used to break open the miniature variety of coconuts endemic to the area. She had thought of letting a museum handle them, but she was sure, at least, that if she kept them in her care they would not be lost.
DreamWork to Save the World
All of the biggest problems facing humanity are caused by the one underlying common-denominator cause: overpopulation. And what basically causes overpopulation? Overprocreation.
To address this cause of all the world’s major problems, the DreamWork procedure has been developed. It presents a simple yet elegant way of analyzing attractions, fantasies, dreams and ideas. Attractions and fantasies which may have been previously dealt with on a sexual level can then be addressed on a more basic feeling level. Awareness of the feelings preceding arousal allows a human being to be real about what is going on with them and to problem-solve from that place of awareness.
The participants will each be given a wallet-sized polyurethane card with the DreamWork steps and guides to the symbolic or metaphorical interpretation of common verbs found in sexual fantasies. Participants will have time to analyze their own fantasies and attractions and discover the meaning which is presenting itself for their souls in their own lives and in the world.
We want to raise $1,000 to cover some of the costs of travel, printing DreamWork cards and presenting the workshop.
Read about Gathering of Circles HERE.