by John AntonacciA risk in becoming invested in any relationship; be it within a spiritual community, a romantic relationship, a career endeavor, a family situation, is the exposure of things about oneself that one would rather keep hidden. If we keep our distance regarding any of these relationships we can preserve the illusion of perfection […]
I often wear a hat to The Land that says “Life is Good”, as a reminder to live in gratitude for all of my blessings. I have many hopes for The Land. I hope that it will be a diverse and inclusive community. I hope that it will embrace love for all of creation. I […]
One of the lines from the song “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell is “something’s lost but something’s gained in living every day.” I look at the miraculous developed world in which we live and marvel at what we’ve gained. I can buy fresh ocean fish in Denver and eat fruit in any season because […]
The Land is a piece of God’s earth that we have selected to provide a place for the community to come and serve each other in a way that sustains us and the ground on which we live. It is a location in our midst, close by, open and neighborly. We can come and work […]
I envision The Land as a community that views the relationship between itself and creation in a new and exciting way. A community which values spirituality and service above sacraments – and relationships above rituals. My hope is that humanity is becoming ready to awaken to the divinity existing within every part of creation, from […]
All of us are governed by cycles that we don’t create. Whether it’s the school year or the fiscal year, the work schedule or the football season, we live in cycles that are mostly out of our control. Today, of course, most of our cycles are created by other human beings. In developed nations, we […]
Some of my favorite memories involve growing, cooking and sharing food. So when the idea to start The Land project began, I knew it was a cause I could get behind. Gathering people around food, faith and farming is a wonderful way to celebrate life. It allows people to connect with nature on a spiritual […]
Love is the greater than all of the pain in the world. To me “The Land” is a place of Love.
Looking across the raw land as it is today, it is easy to visualize the future.
When my sister told my dad she was pregnant, she made sure I was there. I don’t know what type of protection she imagined I would offer her but seeing as I was equally afraid for her life I decided accompanying her was the compassionate thing to do