In early 2020 as the Rocky Mountain Mutual Aid Network and idea was planted to create resilient neighborhood groups. This idea has sprouted in the Rocky Mountain Pod Project. We believe that a culture of belonging is the foundation of deep systemic health. We noticed a problem across many groups we’ve been a part of, we lack sufficient connective intelligence resources. We have seen so many small groups fall apart due to interpersonal issues, embodied shame, and burn that could have been avoided if we could just be a little better at being honest, vulnerable, and open with each other.
So we decided to focus on providing training and support to help small groups develop their connective intelligence. We believe that if we are to reshape our socio-economic system to be regenerative, rather than degenerative, we must start with our relationships.
To achieve this we are bringing together tools such as Authentic Relating, activism, and mutual aid. We believe that relating technologies are valuable but often lack an explicit social justice purpose. We believe that social justice activities have their heart in the right place but often express toxic relationship dynamics that cause unnecessary pain and failure.
By forming into small tight knit groups that are empowered with tools to relate on deep levels we can form networks of people who can weather the coming troubles.
By focusing on wellbeing for ourselves, our peers, and the more than human world we can create patterns of resiliency.
By supporting each other in being resilient and healthy we create more capacity to act in the ways that the world needs us to.
We envision a world where humans return to right relation with the more than human world and each other.