Welcome to Sacred in the Round!
Please read our Four Founding Principles:
1. We aim to create positive change as a ripple affect in your life.
2. We seek to provide whole-human wellness services that touch on the complexity of the human experience.
3. We believe in the lessons that each Seasonal change has to offer us and have therefore built a thorough "Menu of Offerings" for all to explore based on this Natural flow.
4. We accept trade, money, and gratitude as forms of energetic exchanges. These "currencies' relate to the Barter, Market, and Gift Economy respectively. We operate outside of the limitations placed on a community that is solely driven by a Market Economy by including the valued systems offered to us by ancient human traditions, the Trade and Gift Economies. Whereas "money" is the currency of a Market Economy and essential in our current society, "mutual respect" is the currency of a Barter Economy, and, "gratitude" for that of the Gift Economy. We believe that through the combination of all available economic systems we invite a greater sense of abundance to all.
Anyone on a path of wellness is well aware of the maintenance required to build "whole human health", and, thus, the development of a personalized set of practices that help keep us grounded, on-track, and tuned-in.
Therefore, offerings made and received here should be viewed as tools for implementing a, and/or maintaining, a journey of self-development and healthy community.
Behind the screen and vision here at Sacred in the Round is me, Pippa Dorfman, and I would like to welcome you with a personal note about a hard lesson I recently learned.
Due to the pandemic of 2020 the physical studio space in Jeffersonville, VT, where we spent four beautiful years dreaming into reality our sustainable and thriving community, reluctantly closed its doors.
Although the container we created there was sacred, that by stepping outside of the boundaries walls create, I was confronted with a metaphor for positive change.
We use metaphor to grow and be better prepared for the changing ways of our world to evolve with resilience, therefore, the lessons of dissolving walls to me meant not just more gatherings outdoors and remote learning, but, also that when a studio with walls became a sense of confinement under a respiratory pandemic, then a studio without walls allowed us to see in all directions without limits.
So, by breaking through metaphorical walls, we are expanding to an model of abundance where we unravel the previous mode of limiting operations and re-weave the threads of exchange to be limitless.
In other words, you will find that the ability to invest in one's whole-human-health through this porthole has less to do with one's financial ability and more to do with specific needs. All hues of the rainbow are worthy.
Read on to find out more...
How we make offerings Accessible:
1. Offerings are made available both locally (in-person) at a designated location, and, distance-based (remotely), we are not confined to one way of exchange;
2. Through an on-going development of a wellness offerings, the menu will continue to grow and give more of our community a chance to connect with the healing technique that resonates for each unique path;
3. By making our offerings available through:
b. Passing it forward (aka the Gift Economy); as well as, c. Monetary exchange (aka the Market Economy)*; we are able to serve the community at large and not just a select few.
*Sacred in the Round is also open to learning more ways of energetic exchange so long as it is in alignment with building abundance for both giver and receiver.
So, Welcome All!
...to this online porthole that seeks to connect you community members with one another and continue to enJoy the healing journey, together.
Next, Here are your Options:
1. Want to explore Offerings?
2. Would you like to learn more about all of this?
Continue reading or contact the dreamer of this vision Here.
Vision for this Sacred Porthole:
To be an inviting space for you to include as a stepping stone along your path toward self-discovery and a greater sense of belonging in this "commUnity".
To empower you to become intimate with your unique gifts that can transform your life in a positive way.
To nurture abundance and authentic care for one another by utilizing all the economic systems we have at our fingertips rather than limiting ourselves to money-only exchange.
For members of this community on the receiving end to be able to choose from a varied set of Seasonal Offerings.
Who YOU are
& why YOU are
still exploring this website:
The course of your life led you to understand that in order to walk your path with radiance & resilience, you realize that you must put the work into the maintenance of grounding work and that requires effortful practice and a personal bag of tools from which to draw your grounding tactics.
You are happy to see that through our operations of exchange, money will not limit you to receiving practices that you can add to your journey.
You are on your path towards, or immersed in, self-discovery and positive-transformation, so you believe that any innovative technique known to create a ripple effect of positive change outward into the world around you might be one worthy of exploration.
Whether you are offering or receiving something through this space, you realize that to be a true healer, or participant in a larger and healthy community, you can arrive in any given moment with the beginner's mindset from which you are able to grow and learn beyond the confines of a ego-attached existence.
You know you are a hue that makes up a colorful broader community and the idea that you've reached a platform that can connect you to those who understand your needs better, serves you.
You still here?
Do read on...
What we offer through this porthole, supports personal and community growth through Whole Human Wellness (physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, psychological, energetic and social). We strive to steer human evolution toward a more sustainable model of existence through the gain of abundance for all and an attitude kindred to the Natural world.
Some of our underlying motives:
A healthy community embraces and shares the gifts each inhabitant has to offer.
The fullest expression of this human experience comes from valuing each others strengths and respecting each others personal needs.
By tapping into the richness we have in a community and using the resources of creative energetic exchange, we are better able to build abundance in many areas of our lives.
How we support Abundance
Through the concept of personal growth and wellness, we work outside of the box. By operating under the Gift Economy, the Trade Economy, and the Market Economy, this allows us to choose which economy works best for our life situation with any given offering.
You enter this porthole and discover an offering that will help you achieve some personal physical goals that you need to address, so you head to the Menu of Offerings and scroll down to the specific Economic System that you need to work within and view the Season you are in. An offering catches your eye, you are then connected to the practitioner to receive the offering, and then you fulfill your agreement as to whether you were working within the Market Economy (by purchasing the offering with a monetary value, trading with the practitioner with a pre-organized trade agreement, or passing you own strengths forward facilitated through our website and agreed upon prior to taking the offering).
We emphasize the interconnectedness of community
and realize that to build a stable, fulfilled, and wholesome life we must realize the importance that individual gifts create an overflow of abundance if tapped into through more expansive ways.
We work locally
(Vermont, USA) so as to motivate more communities to follow suit, and, so we can be a part of the solution to the growing burdens of inequality; so that we can partake in this contagious awakening: that in order to find abundance in our life situations, we must not continue to limit ourselves to the Market economy solely as a means for personal abundance, rather, we should look back into the past and embrace the pillars set forth by the indigenous cultures before us in order to spiral forward with ingenuity to include in the transactions of daily living both the operations of Gift & Trade Economy as well as the necessary currencies that flow in a Market Economy.
Thereby, through Sacred in the Round,
we facilitate the communications between participants (giver and receiver) and connect those who are more able and willing to monetarily pay for goods/services with community members who need to make offerings through the market economy, yet, we also connect participants who may not have financial stability but feel they have goods/services to trade in exchange as "currency transaction" for the offering at hand or as a means to help pay it forward.
To better understand how participants are able to "choose" which economy they need to embrace, simply check into our Menu of Offerings to see who/what/where/when an offering is available and whether or not the participant who is giving of the good/service offers it under the type of economy you wish to work with.
Offerings here ebb and flow seasonally and place major emphasis on Community Connections to deepen our growth of togetherness...
Here are the NEXT STEPS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS...
TO RECEIVE AN OFFERING, explore our seasonal menu to get to know our the gifts & talents our community has to offer. Please remember that as this community grows, more offerings will come and our menu will expand.
TO REQUEST AN OFFERING simply fill out this brief form and we will post it to the Community Needs section on our Menu.
TO MAKE AN OFFERING and get connected with those who would like to explore your skills, talents, and/or product: Apply here. To make an offering through our porthole you will tap into our ever-growing community and we will work together to come up with a Market/Trade&/or Gift Economy Agreement with Terms of Service Contract (see below).
Click on the blue dots below to learn more about how we operate through the economic systems:
Market Trade & Gift