Resourcing WildSeed

We have a dope vision for how we start building portals to future where we all got free.

We are going to need your support to resource that vision of a Liberating Retreat.

Liberating Retreat

We are living in a time of fragmentation and dissolution.

The three crises that stem from the contradiction of the U.S. material overdevelopment and spiritual-cultural underdevelopment are now so pronounced that they are destroying our collective capacity to respond to them.

Movement ecologies across the nation are experiencing unprecedented levels of unprocessed pyrrhic grief after a series of costly victories against reactionary forces in the past few years.

Our response to these crises have to be as comprehensive as the challenges they present. The Liberating Retreat is an attempt to prototype a series of comprehensive responses at the intersection of Spiritual Liberation, Social Transformation and Economic Revolution.

It is also guided by our vision of building a new kingdom of heaven as a metaphor for collective liberation.

It is a response based on the understanding that we do not need to save a system that has never served us nor do we need to merely survive its collapse. Rather we can retreat together in ways that nurture collective thriving by building refuges for each other. As always, we think of our strategy in terms of the BUILD/BLOCK/BE framework.

Going From Where We Are To Where We Want To Be 

 

Thus we ground and center ourselves on how we want to BE. We offer collecting healing, grounding and training programs that seek to help fellow travelers on the road to liberation be grounded in their deepest values and highest aspirations. We call these programs Radical Refuge because they seek to offer people a community of refuge away from the coercive and oppressive world we live in.

So many critical movement stewards are experiencing what we call Unprocessed Pyrrhic Grief. This is when the intangible losses we have suffered fighting against rising facism, alienation and climate change seem to outweigh all our progress so that our bodies and worldviews get twisted by emotions we haven’t been able to process.

Thus we feel called to expand our Radical Refuge program to include Relax and Play Retreats. This will be in person retreats led by our spirit weavers Sandra Kim and Erika Totten.

Thus, once people are grounded, they are invited to come on retreat to us. At our retreats they can be immersed in the WildSeed Way–the praxis that forms the basis of the world we are BUILDing.

The hope is to host a series of retreats that invites fellow travelers to experience the WildSeed Way for a few days while funding our longer term dreams of building an ecovillage. Our dream is that our ecovillage could host our House of Radical Refuge that would serve as a more permanent, values-aligned and comprehensive platform from which to build portals to the future where we all got free.

We also know that our spaces for BUILDding and BEing need to be protected. Thus we are excited to announce that we will be launching a new series of programs for fellow travelers who are already engaged in value aligned BLOCKing actions. We will call this space Effortless Action a translation of the Daoist principle of Wu Wei. It seeks to support those working on BLOCKing actions with unorthodox strategy aligned with spiritual, social and economic values of the WildSeed Way.

 

We recognize that none of this work is possible or sustainable without community. So, after months of rest, discernment and iterative planning we are recognizing the call for our team to step into deeper more intentional community stewardship.

Thus in 2023 we hosted a series of open formation conversations. These conversations invited fellow travelers who were interested in being in community with us to faithfully witness, lovingly question and compassionately challenge us as we work toward alignment around key questions.

We dove into who we are, what we believe, how we put these beliefs into practice so that we can decide with our emerging community how to structure this Liberating Retreat. We believe that all vocational work exists at the intersection of what makes our spirit sing, what we are uniquely good at, what our community needs and what our community has the capacity to sustain.

We were excited to open our process to our potential community, to hear what makes our spirit sing and we are uniquely positioned to do. 

Our main take-aways from that process were:

  1. People really valued the vision we bring, especially when it was tied to concrete examples of how to do it.
  2. The program people were most interested in seeing us develop were experimental economics outside of capitalism. 

After spending some months planning and building our internal capacity we were excited to announce our new WILDEED VIRTUAL VILLAGE


 

Become a member of WildSeed’s virtual village and access all our live community offerings! 

WHO: For people who are inspired by WildSeed Society’s vision for collective liberation grounded in Spiritual Liberation, Social Transformation, and Economic Revolution and want to join WildSeed in moving toward that liberating future.

WHAT: As the virtual village for WildSeed, this Patreon is our invitation for you to join the WildSeed membership program. Together we can explore and experiment with what it takes for us to get free, practice being in caring community, and live into our life purpose - as we resist the rise of the far-right and face a growing number of meta-crises, together.

This Patreon houses all our live community offerings in order to give our members the ability to choose if, when, and how deeply you want to engage - and still be in the WildSeed community. 

WildSeed’s programming is organized around our four Sanctuaries. 

As a WildSeed member, you can engage with any and all of our online offerings when you need it and as you want to, including:

1) Community Sanctuary: The integrated praxis space where Spiritual Liberation, Social Transformation, and Economic Revolution all come together for our WildSeed members.

  • Spiritual Talks: If you want to learn how WildSeed’s stewarding team, the Sacred Warren, lives the WildSeed Way as an alternative to mainstream society, join our monthly talks or watch the recording. We share lessons and insights gained from being our own guinea pigs and invite you into deeper conversation around how to bring these experiments into your own life.
  • Office Hours with Chany: If you want some onboarding support to our Patreon, Chany Singh can meet with you in a one-on-one session. So you can learn more about our offerings and get help figuring out which ones to engage with. 
  • Caring Circle with Chany (Coming Later!): For BIPOC members who want to remember and practice how to care for themselves and each other, you can join Chany Singh’s biweekly space designed to cultivate a felt sense of community as we navigate this time of social isolation and pain.

2) Spiritual Sanctuary: Spiritual Liberation offerings that grounds the WildSeed Ecology in the Sacred.

  • Spiritual Mentorship with Sandra: If you wish to develop your spirituality and/or feel a spiritual calling within a politicized context, Sandra Kim can help you design a plan for your spiritual growth in monthly one-on-one sessions and support you staying on track with daily energy practice session, support triads, and monthly gatherings.  
  • Shamanic Healing Sessions with Sandra: If you’re struggling with issues that won’t go away and believe there may be a spiritual/soul/spirit/energy-based reason for it, you are invited to schedule a shamanic healing session with Sandra Kim. Please note that these are offered outside of Patreon and are available on a sliding scale. 

3) Gift and Offerings Sanctuary: Economic Revolution offerings that resource the WildSeed Ecology and create alternative economic structures for our community. 

  • Anti-Capitalist Financial Coaching:  If you want some support getting a sense of financial security but don’t want to invest more in capitalism to do so, Aaron Goggans can offer you group coaching. There will be support for building a budget, figuring out “how much is enough,” planning for retirement or getting support on how to increase income in value- aligned ways. 

 

  • Gift and Offering Bazaar: If you want a space for mutual aid and community support Aaron Goggans will also offer a structured place to make asks for community support and organize meeting community needs. In this space participants will co-create containers for offering financial gifts, practical support, connections and advice as requested to help meet our needs communally. 

4) Movement Sanctuary: Social Transformation offerings that shifts conditions and protects what we’re building in the WildSeed Ecology.

  • Revolutionary Aftercare (Coming Later!): If you’re an organizer, activist, and/or movement healer and are undergoing a crisis due to your movement work, Reece Chenault can do an intake with you and help you figure out what type of support you need and how to get it. 

WHY:

So many of us don’t want to continue doing what we’ve been doing, but we also don’t know how to do things differently either. When we try to imagine a different world, we come up blank. When we try to live differently, we’re confronted with fear of uncertainty and the unknown.

At WildSeed, we get that. For more than a decade, the Sacred Warren, both separately and together, has been healing and experimenting with what it takes to go from status quo and be somatically willing to engage in a fundamentally different way of living. And we’re still in the middle of that journey since we’re works in progress too!

What we’ve learned is that it takes time. It takes fumbling forward and being messy. It takes going through a rollercoaster of healing and life changes. And most importantly, it takes a skillful and supportive community with shared values and concrete practices.

That’s why we, at WildSeed, wanted to create this virtual village for you and with you - so you know you’re not alone in this and you don’t have to figure out everything by yourself.

We can co-support each other into a more liberating future. 

Please join us!

Chany, Reece, Sandra, Aaron, and Erika

aka The Sacred Warren 

How You Can Help Resource This Work

 

To resource this work, we both receive donations and offer online courses as part of our Spiritual Liberation work.

All proceeds go toward the communal pot reserved for income sharing amongst the WildSeed team.

Please check out the offerings below and begin learning a radically different - and more human - way of being in the world.

For BIPOC who want to heal from internalized oppression & cultivate a caring community around them - for these burning times

For people who want to do the inner work necessary to root out internalized whiteness so that they can co-create with others - from a consensual and humanizing place

For people who want to support this work on a monthly or one-time basis and aren't currently in a place to take a course

All courses are offered on a radical sliding scale. 
So no one will be turned away for lack of funds!

 

Got other questions?
Let us know at [email protected].