My fantasy this morning was the idea of my adulting room and bathroom in the main home of Atira. Not just for the obvious reasons.
This morning I thought about how nice it would be to have a bathroom where everyone actually kept their stuff orderly and clean, where teenagers didn’t get my Q-tips soggy with their face scrubby, and where each other’s toiletries and accessories were respected. Then I thought of how nice it would be to get to chill out time on one of those giant love sack cushions, just the simplicity of an hour of silence away from children in comfort. An hour of alone time relaxation: adult serenity. That would be so wonderful. I very much look forward to one day having my dome with the 3rd floor child-free room and bathroom. That will be nice, to access those things regularly.
Though wonderful thoughts they were, I’m not sure that my ET had anything to do with them. However, that divine masculine did suggest the trip to Unity Village on my day off.
I’ve been aware of Unity Village for several years now, ever since a friend stayed at their hotel to regroup and avoid divorce. She needed the alone time I’m always seeking, and retreat to Unity for several days provided that for her.
So this last Sunday, we took the kids to a giant playground in Lee’s Summit and while there I thought of it and asked Nathan to check it out. He said that is great idea, and since he’d actually gone before he was happy to take me.
We wandered their campus gardens and fountains for a while and Nathan showed us things by car, both on the way in and out.
Their flowers were beautiful and the fountains gorgeous and I took lots of pictures in between attempting to keep my children out of the water.
What I was most interested in was the peaceful nature their grounds carry, I absolutely loved that. They have definitely found a way to allow the serenity of the chapel to flow everywhere. I really appreciated that this week.
I also enjoyed noting how much of Unity Village overlaps with my idea of Atira. This is a third intentional community with many of the elements of what I desire in Atira. Really if I could take Unity Village, Lily Dale, and Camp Gaea and relocate them to the same physical place, using mostly monolithic dome construction, you’d have my Atira.
- I love that Unity Village had its own power plant and water tower.
- I also love that their water tower doubled as office space, that was a really cool element that you don’t often see.
- I loved that they had a school, as I’ve always wanted that for Atira, at least in the long-range plans.
- I loved that they had work-out facilities.
- I loved that they had a bookstore and coffee shop… that’s similar to a portion of the shops I have wanted at Atira.
- I loved the hotel being a solution for temporary housing.
- I loved that their village was all people that worked or somehow supported Unity Village. Permanent resident caretakers. That’s what I’ve always wanted for Atira.
- I loved the connection to the divine and the many ways they found to incorporate that into the overall environment.
- I loved that much of the structures were built with conservation and reusable materials in mind – recycled concrete made several of their archways.
I loved noting all the beautiful elements and things that Unity shares with my concept of Atira, it was a much needed serene detour of experience and thought. Yet another validation that my idea is entirely reachable and sustainable. One day.
So I give gratitude for my spirit making the suggestion. I give gratitude for the time on a day off to experience the village. I give gratitude for diversity of thought and those that have come before. I give gratitude for the serenity and validation. I give gratitude for the desire for more. I give gratitude to the divine helping to water my seeds of Atira.
May you all have expansive moments of validation that you are on the right path. May you all find the things you seek in your present moments, and may you all feel your connection guiding you to greater awareness and appreciation.
Be well. Siva Hir Su.
Some of my images from the experience: