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Yeah, differently-scaled Havens, absolutely (I love your typo, "heavens" instead of "havens"). The host and facilitator of the particular Rewilding Haven would absolutely need to stay clear on what they can handle, what will create Life for their place, and hold to it like a compassionate yet firm pit bull from Hell. Modern Americans have a lot to learn about setting and maintaining boundaries (still learning myself - an ever receding goal!), so it will take some work on how to sit in service to a Haven, but I think folks can do it. Yes, maybe I could throw out some sample ideas in a document that would provide options for how to maintain and hold space. I could also throw together a podcast on my perspective on this Rewilding Haven idea. Hmmm...
Oh, also, yes, I agree that some Ecovillages work similarly enough for a partnership. This work really has already begun - and I'd just like to see it continue, from a Rewilding perspective, rather than from a "sustainability and green eco-future" perspective.
I feel really good that I have helped you in any way work toward that goal of "constant renewal" of agreements and commitments. Really, really, cool. Thanks for mentioning it. The beginnings of your adventure sound very exciting!
Once you've perused the links, I look forward to any questions or insights you might have!
From where I sit, to make this work, we must learn to benefit from the renaissance of social technology occurring right now, and not get sucked to its dark side. I could tell you a dozen stories of abuse of any "new-age" social tool, whether Naka Ima, Non-Violent Communication, Consensus Decision Making, Open Space Technology, Agile Teamwork, etc.
People of the modern culture excel at taking other's life-giving art, tools, knowledge, and turning it into tools for colonization and enslavement. YUCK! Unfortunately this includes me and you.
So the true secret to Rewilding Havens, may come down to this:
How do I hold a life-giving space?
Of course in my blog I obsess over this notion, podcasts and essays galore, all in the end to struggle with this question. How do I hold a space, in which I can welcome and accomodate everything humans do:
And facilitates their feeding of Life in that place, among that people?