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Letter of Intention

Sharing Form for Prospective Anahata Community Members

Name:

Date:

How would you describe yourself?

What is most important to you in life? What are your primary goals in life?

What activities/experiences in your life have brought you the greatest fulfillment?

What have been or are some of your most difficult life challenges? How do/did you deal with these?

If you have a personal ‘vision/mission statement’, what is it?

What draws you to living in community, and to Anahata in particular?

Please describe any previous community living experience. What were the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ parts? How would you like your experience at Anahata to be different or the same?

In getting to know the Anahata community, and reading over our vision/mission statement, what resonates most? What do you have questions about? What might you want to see changed in some way?

What do you want to receive from this experience? How do you wish to contribute to the community?

What do you feel and think it takes to be a good community member?

What kinds of relationships/connections do you hope to cultivate at Anahata?

How comfortable are you with processing issues that arise in the course of community life?  What skills do you have or aspire to in terms of communication, teamwork and problem solving?

Please give an overview of the types of jobs you’ve held, training, education and other life experiences that have shaped your path and livelihood thus far.

How do you see yourself ‘making your living’ going forward? What is your perspective on money/the mainstream economic system?

Do you have a spiritual discipline? What form does that take? What are your aspirations in that regard?

Do you have musical skills/delight? What forms does this take?

What other creative/playful pursuits do you enjoy?

Please share anything else you are inspired to share, and/or that would give us a better sense of you!

Please rate and comment briefly on your interest, training, experience, and facilitation skills in any of the following areas.

1 2 — you have some interest

3 4 5 — you have some training and experience

6 7 8 — you have a fairly solid foundation

9 10 — you have some mastery and ability to mentor/teach others

Relational skills/compassionate communication(NVC)    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
Group dynamics/community building    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Emotional Healing – deep inner/shadow work    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Mind-Body Modalities – Massage, Yoga, Qi Gong  1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Spiritual Discipline    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Permaculture    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Livestock: Bee-keeping, Chicken, Goats, etc.    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Organic gardening    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Wildcrafting & Other ‘Cottage Industries’    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Landscaping    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Green Building & Building Maintenance  1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Housekeeping/Beautification/Creating Sacred Space  1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Event/Group Cooking  1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Eventing – Publicity, Hosting, Guest Services  1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Musicality  1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Creative-Artistic Expression  1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Leading/Performance/Teaching/Facilitation  1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 
Other:  1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
 

 

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