Trending? Earlier this year I had a list gathering of more than a dozen friends of the TM community here who have recently sold their homes and left. People who have retirement means. This is unsettling in that to have a viable community there needs to be critical mass available in people. Studies by ISU of small towns shows that towns need at least 800 to have a viable sustaining local economy. One could worry for the Fairfield meditating community seeing the holes in the local economy when people with money resource move away.
This was written about in another context as “Elders in Transition”... “Within TM this trend is seen too as TM elders who facilitated the late 1950's, 60's, and 1970's TM movement with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi have pretty much all passed away now, with their check-books gone too. There are some baby-boomers who are able and community minded with resources but they are fewer now too from the heady days of a large and popular movement of a few years ago. Some lots of middle and upper-middle-class TM meditators also left or moved away from the TM movement during the 1990's. “ See: Elders-in-Transition” “The evident consequent of those deeper check-books moving away is the loss of their ready support to their local Unity churches and the larger Unity movement. In trend, the baby-boomers are not necessarily as able or as interested in keeping up this financial support of churches behind their parents.” Posted as, Meditating Fairfield, Iowa and Unity Village Kansas City, Missouri https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/communal-studies-forum/esh_5TjbCpQ https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/communal-studies-forum/esh_5TjbCpQ Kindly, ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Actually I am staying put in meditating Fairfield, Iowa. It is way too much communal fun here to consider pulling up stakes, selling, or leaving for long. I like well enough visiting other places but I am always glad on returning home to the community of meditating Fairfield, Iowa. I forwarded this guy’s notice of selling his condo and leaving Fairfield. An old time initiator TM movement person going back to the late 1960’s and 1970’s courses with Maharishi. This kind of thing is an alarming trend for the community here. Serious trending.. This kind of thing is alarming, old TM'ers, initiators, moving away with their resources. I was keeping a list of people I know, old friends, who along with their means have decided in the last little while to pull up stakes and move their home away from Fairfield. John Roberts is moving...sale this weekend! Yikes! ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <jr_...@yahoo.com> wrote : Doug, What country are you moving to? If we may ask? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : Please forgive the impersonal nature of this announcement. JR As some of you know, I am moving out of the country at the end of December. As such, I am selling my condo at Heartland Park, (Fairfield,Ia.) and I am emptying it of its contents. All of the big stuff (except recliner) has been sold. What remains is miscellaneous, including lots of nice kitchen items, some small appliances and some decorative items. My asking prices constitute real bargains. I simply have to get this stuff out the door. This weekend, I will have an indoor moving sale on Saturday and Sunday, from 9 to 4. My address and phone number as well as a description of some of the items are below. There's no junk - many useful things. Tell your friends, especially anyone who needs to equip a kitchen. Lazy-Boy Rocking Recliner... Retail... $299... My Price...$75 Hoover Upright Vacuum.....Retail $110... My Price... $39 “Thumper” Professional Massager....Retail... $319... My Price... $110 “Breadman” Bread Machine....Retail... $159... My Price... $45 Treadmill (Pro CrossWalk Fitness Trainer)... Retail $599... My Price... $49 Champion Juicer... Retail $265... My Price... $36 All-Purpose Side Table/Storage Box w/Cushioned Seat... $39 “Seagull” Steel String Guitar... $129 Reverse Glass Painting “Lady in Kimono”... $39 Iron & Ironing Board... $25 VCR... $19 Water Distiller...$19 Rebounder... $33 There's more... Cookware, Dishes, Glasses, Utensils, etc. NICE STUFF! Sat/Sun Dec 9th & 10th from 10:00 'til 4:00 701 East Lowe Ave, #223 Left side, rear, top floor of 1st building in the Heartland Park Condominiums