Our Community: The Wolf Tribe
Have you ever heard that you’re the sum of the people you spend the most time with?
Your co-workers, your friends, your neighbours – whether you agree with their life choices
or not, you’re being influenced by them every day. What if every person who influenced you, shared your dedication to living your best imaginable life?
That’s what the Wolf Tribe is all about.
The Wolf Tribe at The Alcateia do Lobo is a community designed around the concept of living one’s best life. In the same way that a retreat is designed to give you the perfect balance of mental, physical, and spiritual activity, the Ecovillage is designed to bring that level of balance and presence to your daily life. Every home, every view of nature ... even the distance from The Alcateia do Lobo to neighbouring towns, is designed with the quality of your life in mind.
You’re not simply buying a plot of land when you become a member of The Wolf Tribe. You’re making a commitment to a lifestyle that puts the health, happiness, and well-being of you and your family’s bodies, minds and spirits at the centre of everything. One of the most inspiring things about The Alcateia do Lobo, is finding a way of life that makes it possible to live out your ideals and to put your beliefs and values into practice on a daily basis.
Not only are you able to live out your passion but you can do it with a sense of integrity. By being a member of a group of like-minded people who share the same set of values as you – compassion and co-operation, non-violence, social justice and care of the environment – you can enjoy a sense of wholeness, connectedness and integrity that is not so easily found elsewhere.
The Wolf Tribe at The Alcateia do Lobo is a group of people who have chosen to live together with a common purpose, working cooperatively to create a lifestyle that reflects our shared core values.
The ultimate success of any community committed to self-sufficiency, lies in the diversity of skills brought to the community by its members. To this end, the Wolf Tribe seeks to develop a community with a comprehensive range of skills that enables it to provide for itself as completely as possible. These skills arrive at our ecovillage in two ways. Either they are brought to the ecovillage with the arrival of each new Tribe member, or they are skills which are found to be lacking, and community memberstake the initiative themselves, to complete a course and acquire the new skill for the benefit of our Tribe.
THE EIGHT PILLARS OF THE WOLF TRIBE
(The love in me searches for the truth which resides within me)
Self- awareness is to recognize our journey, to unveil our truth and to realize that everything we want to transform in the world needs to be transformed inside ourselves first. Our dream is to create the conditions so that each person can deepen in their self-awareness.
(The love in me creates the conditions for the manifestation of essence)
If the experiences of early childhood are relevant for our whole life, the most concrete way to change the world is to give the necessary conditions for children to develop their potential. Our role is to allow children to experience life in a protected, healthy and creative way.
(The love in me honours our elders and assures them of their dignity)
It is from the elders that we are able to learn and benefit from the wisdom they have accumulated. Our role is to afford them with a dignified space where they are able to fully enjoy their rightful place in our community
(The love in me transforms our reality with enthusiasm)
Creation is the power we have to transform reality. When we connect creation with our heart, we are able to use our gifts and talents to transform the world reality, to build instead of destroying. To sum up, instead of subtracting.
(The love in me lives in Unity and serves our common dream)
To live in community is more than to live amongst differences. It is to return to unity and to strengthen empathy, compassion and to support one another. It means uniting energies to serve the same purpose. Ties of union and friendship are needed to live in community. When we connect, everything gets more intense – not only the individual evolution process, but also the transformation we want to witness in the world.
(The love in me cares for the earth as our mother)
We came into the world to look after our home, but we have lost this consciousness somewhere along the path. Now that we realize we are part of the Whole, we can not only stop leaving a negative footprint in nature, but also speed up the process of soil, water and air recovery, so that we can finally be welcomed by all beings that inhabit the Planet.
(The love in me expresses me and reveals who I am)
Arts is the human capacity to express itself, to experiment and to give form to ideas. It is the manifestation of feelings and the path to return the attention to beauty, exercising our natural right of expression.
(The love in me nurtures my body in harmony with the earth)
Nutrition is one of the direct bonds of human beings with nature and with the complete circle of life. Bringing consciousness to eating habits allows us to live in balance with all forms of life.