What’s on our hearts today is the notion of ‘Tribe’. Seth Godin describes a tribe as:
“A group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”
One of the underlying needs that we have as humans is a sense of ‘belonging’. And this is exactly what tribes give us. To share a mission, a vision, an ethos or a path. To share commonalities and likeness. It gives us a sense of wellbeing as the social animals that we are. And since the dawn of social media, the idea of tribes has now evolved and expanded from the physical to the virtual. They also facilitate further, more expansive interactions in the physical world and can keep a sense of connectedness, continuity, rhythm and direction during the times that interaction in the physical world is not possible. In the eye of our creative imaginations, we like to see this as a pod of whales, all moving and flowing through the ocean in the same direction. So elegant.
If you’re on Facebook, we’d absolutely LOVE to see you in our Ancient Awakening Worldwide Tribe. 🙂 One thing that we find extremely important with the notion of tribes – especially when it comes to online tribes that focus on spiritual and personal growth – is that there is a strong focus on the tribe coming together in person from time to time. When it comes to growing spiritually and personally, there really is nothing that works to the same extent as doing it in a sacred, safe group container. And this is exactly what we’ve created at Ancient Awakening. In the Facebook group, don’t expect to read words only referring to our retreats. Yes, there will be plenty of talk about the retreats and invitations to participate in them, but we also share a whole HEAP of other content, including Facebook live broadcasts and interviews with experts in different fields. The general content and ethos of the group is to impart knowledge, wisdom and experience that will help all members to thrive in a life of true connection, deep authenticity and FREEDOM.