Conscious Relating Work
for Nurturing a Cooperative & Regenerative Culture of Peace
What do intentional communities, cooperatives, collectives, and circles have in common?
They all require us to rise to a radically new way of relating to ourselves and one another.
Connection. Belonging. Contribution. Purpose.
We seek and cultivate intentional communities in order to find a level of connection, support, belonging, contribution, and fulfillment that is missing from the neocolonial individualistic culture spreading across the globe.
What we come to realize is that in order to create the authentic, conscious, cooperative relationships we long for—and know is the only way towards lasting change—we must rise to a radical level of self-knowledge, self-compassion, and self-responsibility.
WE CAN HEAL & GROW
But sometimes it's easier said than done.
How do I stay open and vulnerable when hurting hearts are lashing out or shutting down?
How do I stay connected with myself while I’m feeling flooded with uncomfortable emotions?
How do I unlearn the internalized oppression or supremacy that robs us of our full humanity?
How do I rise above blame and shame while in the trenches of difficult conflict?
How do I let go of my pre-conceived judgements and let open-hearted curiosity lead the way?
How can I feel secure and worthy enough to truly ask for what I want and accept generous support?
HI, I'M TERI
It's my life's calling to support the inner & outer healing work of folks engaged in or longing for intentional communities of cooperation and compassion as a vehicle for personal and cultural transformation.
Choosing to show up for and invest in a committed web of close relationships working together for mutual aid or a radical mission offers a profound crucible for our personal and collective healing.
It provides us the opportunity to reckon with the shadows, wounds, and challenges we are able to (mostly) avoid in an isolated, individualistic life where we don't rely on one another.
It takes a radical level of presence, empathy, generosity, and vulnerability to liberate our hearts from the illusion of separation that perpetuates our collective loneliness, greed, shame, and violence.
Thankfully, our interconnection is innate and our personal and collective healing is in our hands!
I've been living, learning, and healing in Intentional Community since 2008, gathering inner and outer resources to help propel the journey for my self and communities along the way.
I am honored to offer a helping hand and warm shoulder to those on this healing path of inner and outer liberation.
Teri is a wise being with great emotional intelligence, insight, integrity, and passion. She is perceptive, kind, and authentic in her relational skills and expression in the world. Teri is dedicated to seeing and encouraging herself and others toward wholeness, health, joy, and integration. Her creativity and sensitivity inspire and motivate people to engage, open, learn, and grow.