Part Two of Three
I love this one. I realize I have been the captive bird, the prisoner. How did the whole situation come about? Let me take one version from my life: I found myself accepting the authority of another. I put myself in his power by giving up my power. Of course at the time I didn’t see it that way at all.
Here is the story in short form: a few years previous to this incident I had joined an intentional community. We were approximately 30 adults and 9 children who had pooled all our resources to realize our common dream – at least those were our thoughts. The story unfolded over the course of ten years in which I learned very much, but also suffered very much under the emotional turbulence that pervaded the community.