Our guest in this episode is Miriam Martineau, who is a counselor, teacher, and Founder of Next Step Integral. For the last 15 years she has studied and researched parenting as a spiritual practice. Miriam and her husband Stefan also lived in an intentional community called Morning Star for 10 years from 1992 to 2002, which they founded in rural BC, Canada.

We discuss the practical aspects of running an intentional community, attracting the right people in the early stages, dealing with bad actors, as well as raising children to adopt the values of community.

An emerging village is like a newborn child. - Miriam Martineau Click To Tweet

In This Episode of Future Thinkers:

  • The unexpected good and bad results of running an intentional community
  • Collaborative state vs. collaborative stage in a community
  • The duality of human beings and human becomings
  • What culture we need to create to be able to work with people’s traumas
  • The co-evolutionary potential of parenting
  • How to transform parenting into a spiritual practice
  • How childhood boundaries and adaptations play into adulthood
  • How to attract the right people to an eco-village
  • How to deal with the shadows and bad attractors in an intentional community
It takes both challenge and support for a human to thrive. - Miriam Martineau Click To Tweet

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