On my 4th visit to Sieben Linden in Germany, I noticed some changes in the air. There were the same (or a bit less) people there, and several of the ‘veterans’ seemed to be fading into the background or moving on. But overall there was still the peacefulness, compassion, love + kindness and JOY pervading all over.
This fourth visit was very different from my previous ones, since I was now actively involved in Lost Valley on the West Coast of the USA. I am also more familiar with the inside details of legal + finance issues of communities. And most importantly, I was founding a new company focusing on community development (RCD).
On this visit, I had some personal instruction on sociocracy and how its governance is different from consensus and other processes. The double linked communication links present a new alternative to one-way communication and connections between people all trying to reach a common consensus. Time will tell.