Blog: My Enchanted Garden Onion
by Chef JeM

The Transformational Path Toward Potential "Community"

It's nature's way!

Date:   8/11/2022 6:02:22 AM   ( 19 mon ) ... viewed 1320 times

January 14, 2024 -

"When you sense that you have found a philosophy that is true, ... follow it without asking anyone’s opinion. If you absolutely want to ask questions, ask them of your own soul, your spirit or the God within."[18]*

January 6, 2024 - Self-Mastery -

"The secret of self-mastery lies in a very simple rule: do not allow certain thoughts and feelings to take hold in your head or your heart, for it is then too late to stop their effects."[17]

December 19, 2023 - To "Grow in kindness, patience, generosity and selflessness"[16]

December 7, 2023 -

"The main thing that prevents people from making progress is their tendency to think that they know it all, that they are as good as they need to be ..."[15]

Comment: Over the better part of this year one of the main "mantras" of this writer has been and continues daily to be: "I do not know"! And when it comes to knowing others he has said: "I don't know Jack!"

Related to this is the fact that there exists so much pressure that has been placed on having an "answer" as if one knows something which is all deeply part of the early conditioning that apparently virtually everyone is conditioned with. However there are individuals who are genetically designed "To Wait" and some who are designed with a Human Design throat gate known as: "Stand Still." For these individuals (and others) it is most true and right for them not to acquiesce under external pressure.

November 28, 2023 - Reflections after the latest "house meeting" -

There is only so much that can be: "swept under the rug" - before those things pile up to the point where it becomes much too difficult to walk on the rug anymore!

November 14, 2023 -

Renaming this blog in light of this writer's current realization that although the transformational path can be entered upon by choice that doesn't guarantee community. Having just written this now this writer thinks "community" could be the object of one's contemplation in a three-day "enlightenment intensive"-focus. In thinking further on this now he also has a parallel thought regarding forming an "enlightenment intensive" coop without a "master" and without a cook.

November 12, 2023 - Alchemy -

"The existence of Black Madonnas is linked to the alchemical secrets of the transmutation of matter. The base material, which alchemists seek to transform, is said to be black, unorganized,(i) raw matter: chaos. The Black Madonnas are related to this original alchemical substance. This is why these statues were usually placed underground in caves or crypts, because the matter they symbolize is extracted from the primitive virgin earth; this is what the term ‘black’ expresses. ..."[14]

(i) This writer laughed out loud at this point in his reading of the above "Thought" upon suddenly realizing that this description of: "the base material" also described the true nature of: "My Enchanted Garden Onion" that was further verified for him with the term: "chaos"!

Upon completing his reading this writer said: "Surprise surprise - you have the 'Black Madonna' before your eyes!"

Continuing - November 7, 2023 - Human Relations -

"...human relations are very complex; affinities and antipathies are usually determined by past incarnations. This is why you must not judge others; ..."[13]

November 7, 2023 More "Community-Building" -

"Community-Building" includes the building up of each individual in their own sacred and unique individuality. In other words "Community-Building" is not homogenization. If it were then Rudolf Steiner would not be able to say: “A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.”[12]

Plus - The community itself becomes its own peculiar individuality! ; ~ )

October 1, 2023 - We Must Learn to Re-establish Silence Within Us -

"Someone who remains silent shows that they are ready to listen and thus to obey. On the other hand, someone who speaks up shows that they want to take the initiative, to lead and to dominate. Silence is therefore characteristic of the feminine principle, which submits to and models itself on the masculine principle. The reason we must learn to re-establish silence within us is so the divine Spirit can work on us. As long as we are rebellious, stubborn and anarchic, the Spirit cannot guide us and we remain weak and miserable. ..."[11]

August 22, 2023 - Alchemy & True Magic Over the Enchanted! -

"... matter is nothing but a condensation of energy, it is up to human beings to transform that energy. In doing so they enter the realm of alchemy and magic."[10]

Comment: That which might be considered "enchanted" is now realized by this writer (with the help of the full quote of the above at its source[10]) as a passive state - and over the course of the last several years at: "The Enchanted Garden Intentional Community" (AKA: My Enchanted Garden Onion) he has seen most of the people who have arrived here have been passive in relationship to the day to day reality of the actual garden/s here.

An alchemical transformation is needed in order to fully return to the garden! Otherwise what's "enchanted" may be as good as dead!

June 24, 2023 - Universal Law #21

"Law of Divine Order •Everything is exactly as it should be! There are no accidents in life. Every seemingly negative event leads us to a new path. All of your experiences were meant to happen. Accept them for what they are and for letting them shape your journey."[9]

June 19, 2023 -

"...By the way in which you consider things, you introduce something of yourself into them that is likely to transform them. However, human beings are generally content to take things as they are – people are passive, they are not creators and that is a shame! If they were conscious, they could add so many beneficial elements to everything they do!"[7]

Comment: This blog-writer is amazed to have just received the above "Thought" (partially quoted) after having experienced about an hour of Karaoke[8] with fellow "Enchanted Gardeners" in "The Enchanted Garden" where he requested two songs: "Stop In The Name of Love" and "Who Are The Brain Police." After which he "confessed" to having a secret fantasy of singing at least one piece by either "The Supremes" (or another popular song by a female singer) in drag (imagining that he could add some "beneficial elements").

February 10, 2023 - "Hold on to Your Heart." -

"Someone comes to you and says, ‘Oh, what a beautiful violin you have there, please give it to me!’ If you are wise, you will say, ‘No, I will not give you my violin, it is mine, but come every day and I will play it for you.’ But are you wise? ..."[6]

Comment: Omraam uses the violin as a metaphor for the heart. In the midst of reading this "Thought" this Blog-writer instantly realized that he had given away his "violin" to what he thought was "community" at the time of his entrance into the "enchanted garden onion." What a dramatic lesson this had been for him for the better part of about fourteen years! Omraam points to the remedy for this at the end of the "Thought"[6]*

January 30, 2023 -

"Sharing honestly what you notice frees you from the suffering caused by attachment to lying, withholding, phoniness, and ideals."[4]

Comment: Of the 6 "Core Principles of Radical Honesty" (that are presented at the linked site for the above quote) this Blog-writer responds (personally identifying) enthusiastically with this one and most specifically regarding his "attachment" to his "ideals" that can also be referred to as his "Book of Law"![5] (Especially see: "6. What most folks call spiritual is what we call experiential."[4])

"...we have the Book of Law, the big Judge and the Victim who rule our lives. We are no longer free because the Judge, the Victim, and the belief system don't allow us to be who we really are. Once our minds have been programmed with all that garbage, we are no longer happy."[5]

This writer recognizes that "Radical Honesty" is largely synonymous with "The Four Agreements" starting with the first agreement: "Be Impeccable With Your Word."[5]

Quintessential specifics: "reporting", "telling the truth", "expressing uncomfortable feelings and secrets", "your communication", "sharing what you notice about your experience", and especially: "productive conflict that leads to resolution rather than avoidance" all point to the possibility of actually relating directly with others, all of which requires a willingness on the part of others to listen to your "truth" - whatever that may be!

People who are willing to be present for this kind of radically-honest communication are the ones who are more able to co-create genuine community. On the other hand - sharing radically-honest communications is most likely contrary to the "conditioning" that most people have been living under virtually all of their lives and consequently this is why most people probably need some form of supported de-conditioning for their personal transformation in this regards.

January 21, 2023 -

“…anyone who manages to stay good-natured amidst painful situations and interpersonal troubles is going to build up merit and virtue and, as a result, will achieve the elevation of his or her soul. …

… If, in a trying setting like this (amidst painful situations and interpersonal troubles), a person can still keep his thoughts virtuous; if he can hold his or her ground against the onslaught of modern values and views, ... and if he still believes in the divine in the face of assaults from the atheist and evolutionary camps, then that person will fulfill his purpose…

… The troubled nature of this world is meant to make something great of these lives.”[3]

Comment: Although this Blog writer isn't a member of the organization that is apparently represented by the man who authored the extract that is quoted above - he nevertheless essentially agrees with these gems of truth! In fact - the true spirit of the above was actually indicated in the expressions of this writer to a "fellow gardener" just within the previous hours today! (There may only be a couple souls still on this planet who realize how true these words are! ; ~ )

December 26, 2022 -

"...We are part of that Nature. At the same time, the loss of the ancient knowing that all of Nature had an interior self-aware sentient consciousness, just as do we, means we are too often blind to the sacrifices of All Our Relations."[2]

Comment: Quoted with acknowledgement of the serendipity in the last twelve words that echo the same message this Blog-writer shared with a Good Shepherd within about the last week.

December 23, 2022 - "Collaboration ... the word of 2023" -

"From humble roots into a strong and healthy tree" -

"...Over the years, the Gene Keys teachings have grown, from humble roots into a strong and healthy tree today. In the early years, storms would come sporadically and blow the young sapling back and forth, rocking it from side to side. One wondered at times if she would survive. But such winds in life actually serve to strengthen our roots, so long as we have been well planted. This is true of any endeavor in life."[1]

Comment: "Well Planted" - is a wonderful phrase that works both metaphorically as well as in 3D! In "the enchanted garden onion" there are and have been many examples of what happens to things that have not been "well planted." Typical of this writer he wants to underscore the lessons learned. In his opinion the so-called "vetting" process with its questionnaire deserves to include an inquiry in regards to being "well planted." This consideration can lead to more successful bridging/bringing of the heavenly/ideal down to the earthly ground.

December 11, 2022 -

Personal Transformation may be: "what a concept!" and/or it may be actually experienced in virtually endless various ways. If you are already on your Personal Transformation path then this Blog-writer could ask you: is your Personal Transformation just about you? ......... For this Blog-writer the answer is no!

He has identified what appears may have been one of his biggest inner growth opportunities, namely his tendency to project his ideal unto others. Recognizing these projections has been a process of applying the "Third Agreement": (in a nutshell) “Don't make assumptions.”

The primary projections upon others that he has identified over the last fourteen years has been all about sharing community-based relations with others. (He could fill a book about this! ; ~ )

He is now in the process of more completely assimilating his insight that others are actually on their own highly individual paths that mainly concern simply wanting to live in "peace" with others rather than participate more engagingly in a transformational journey of authentic community-building.

Before he continues to elaborate any further upon this line of thinking he asks: Has this brief introduction regarding this insight framed a distinction between an individual's solo path and that of a shared path of authentic community-building?

Now (and that means right now in this: "Holy Instant" to 10:09 PM) a housemate came to check-in and reported a transformation in her relating with another at her work site! ; ~ ) This writer counts that instant report as a real-life validation of the subject matter presented here and relevant to the question that he just posted a moment ago!

Thank you U-n-i-Verse!!!

October 24, 2022 - Dialogue is this blog-writer's foundation for community-building. All other forms of any so-called "communication" that are without dialogue potentially leave "the door to psychopathy" open and will be regarded as such by this blog-writer from this moment forward.

August 11, 2022 -

M. Scott Peck, author of "A Different Drum" discovered four quintessential stages to authentic community with each of these based on the way we communicate with one another. Community-building communication is not generally taught in our pubic school systems and consequentially we suffer for the lack of authentic community in our lives on every level, interpersonal and collectively. However when the reality of this is finally realized it can provide the impetus for personal transformation.

In 1980/81 this blog-writer published a first issue of Transformations with a cover graphic of a butterfly in a circle that included a worm at the base of the design. Another image could be that of the dragonfly that goes through three distinct stages of metamorphosis before it finally emerges as what it was designed to be! "Human Beings" can also be transformed! Although they may or may not begin their transformational process like "worms" nevertheless a lot can be learned from the lowly worm. Charles Darwin gave much credence to the worm calling it man's best friend.

My fellow "enchanted gardener" Ken Small says: "Worms have the transformational bottom line covered perfectly." If you don't immediately understand the truth of this you might consider composting by starting to compost your kitchen scraps and especially with the addition of some composting worms. In a matter of days they will demonstrate the truth of this "bottom line" for you!


[1] In "The Gene Keys Ethos - Collaboration - the next great step for humanity" via subscription email.




[5] "THE FOUR AGREEMENTS" Chapter 6 The Toltec Path To Freedom - Breaking Old Agreements:




[9] "Walking Through Your FEAR" By: Teri Kealoha Sahm©:
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