Communities Within A Community

Thursdays, Michael joins us for Crystal Bowls. Sometimes, his sister comes along. The folks newly relocating from Florida brought their mom, even though it was she who first found us. A few of the folks attending Crystal Bowls also participate in the Living Compassion group, though the latter is largely its own entity. A whole […]

Thursdays, Michael joins us for Crystal Bowls. Sometimes, his sister comes along. The folks newly relocating from Florida brought their mom, even though it was she who first found us. A few of the folks attending Crystal Bowls also participate in the Living Compassion group, though the latter is largely its own entity. A whole bunch from that monthly group also attend Sunday services, though several don’t. SoulCollage tends to see more people who come just for that particular event.

Each person is authentically selecting the right fit (or fits) for them. Outside of basic courtesies, there are no rules, no requirements. There is welcome, invitation, freedom.

Each group truly feels like its own “community within a community.” Yes, all of it is created, organized, and hosted by Oasis. That’s the larger community. Inside of that, though, are countless others. For Stacy, one circle per week suffices. For Jennifer, four is the optimal balance. Daniel drops in from time to time—rarely saying a word—and feels warmly content with his degree of contact. Marion chats easily, and by participating in multiple groups within a month, finds her community building rapidly. Every which way is right.

Welcome. Invitation. Freedom.