Beloved TT friends,
Most of you know that Beth, Andrey, and I made a decision last month to suspend Riversong's posting privileges because he would not agree to follow our community values. He has since asked to be removed as a member. We know that some TT members disagreed with our decision and may still have feelings about this. Though this is not the main purpose of this post, we welcome your feelings here, only asking that you share them from a place of honor and respect for all involved.
For all that he stirred some things up here, Riversong had a deep well of wisdom and shared some wonderful insights in his posts. My main purpose for this post is to honor the love in Riversong's heart and to welcome feelings of gratitude to him. I see him as a man who truly cares about moving from a place of honor and accountability. Some of his posts were
particularly moving. I highly recommend his inspiring post on the man who planted apple trees at http://portal.transformationteam.net/forums/2391.
I am very grateful that even though Riversong was quite upset with me, he revealed to me some deep fears that he and others here had about me of which I had not been aware. This thankfully allowed me to better
understand some things that previously had me quite baffled. He also caused us to start exploring how best we can deal with conflict when it arises here in our community.
Since Riversong's departure, we've started a special group, open to all interested, specifically for conflict resolution. We are currently working in this group on developing a protocol for dealing with conflict as it arises. We are very hopeful that this will make challenging situations in the future easier to deal with. I am especially thankful to Riversong for challenging us to develop a more inclusive and empowering means of dealing with conflict as a community.
Even though he is no longer a member of this portal, I continue to breathe sacred love with Riversong. For all that he had his challenges (as we all do), I can feel his beautiful heart and soul even now. I would love to hear expressions of gratitude from anyone else who might have them. Take care, and have a beautiful day.
With sacred love flowing,