“In my heart I know that an economy and society this beautiful are possible for us to create – and indeed that anything less than that is unworthy of us. Are we so broken that we would aspire to anything less than a sacred world?” — Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics
Economy: Stewarding Our Home
The word economy comes from the Greek words oikos, which means home or household, and nomos, which translates into steward or manager. So, the literal definition of economy means stewarding or providing for our home and household.
Our EcoSexual vision understands that the stewardship required for a sacred economy takes place on three levels: 1) our personal body, 2) our community, and 3) the Earth.
During Surrender, we ask that you take great care to steward your own body, the community body, and the Earth body.
This may mean meditating, doing yoga or dancing; this may mean trading books or gifting home-grown produce to those whose work you appreciate; this may mean picking up trash or better yet, not creating any.
To transition to our EcoSexual world, let us use human connection to provide for our needs and create abundance, let us create a sacred economy based on reciprocity rather than on money.
We encourage participants to use the weekend of Surrender to create a gift economy that infuses everyday actions with an understanding of the sacredness of human connection: trading help with camp set-up for back massages, exchanging home-grown produce for hand-crafted art. The possibilities are limited only by our creativity.
Your Surrender experience will be guided by Ritual and Elemental Path Leaders, safe space will be created by Guardians, nourishing food will be provided by loving chefs on the Hearth Path, leaders in the EcoSexual movement will be expanding your embodied experience through workshops, stewards of the land will be tending to our beloved. Please consider bringing home-made or home-grown gifts to offer to those whose work you appreciate or to those who particularly touch you during Surrender.
Karma Yoga is a way you can directly contribute to the well-being of the Surrender community. Examples of Karma Yoga include helping prepare a meal, helping with meal clean-up and helping with final campground clean-up. You will be asked to sign up for Karma Yoga positions when you check in at the campground.