|Our In Essence Affirmation|
In Essence Affirmation, Plural Version:
1. For all intents and purposes, this body is participated in
by a group. This group has an organized means of operation and
will continue in whichever way is best for the group. This is to
be measured by emotional, mental, and physical health of all members
incorporated in said group.
2. We agree that our ongoing intent is to function at or beyond
the level of any other average individual in the society around
us, being aware of our own needs and requirements and taking
our own action to fulfill them without requiring external government.
As long as we follow this agreement, we can be counted upon to be
aware of our own state of beings and to be interested in our interactions
with society. Until we prove ourselves to be incapable of maintaining
our basic physical needs, we are to assumed to be as capable as
any other physical body out there.
3. If we cannot restrain an individual's behavior, we must still
bear the results of said behavior and address it if it has been
decided to be a problem. We agree that the group will take the
consequences of the group. It is up to the group to govern and accept
the consequences of the group's behavior though there may be individual
action that was not representative of the whole.
4. As long as we perform at a functional level, it is our right
to decide when and where we require external assistance. We
agree that it is the responsibility of the group to remain functional.
If, at any time, the group is not on a balanced keel, it is up to
us to take action to repair this.
5. We agree that the group is expected to have the necessary
checks and balances to maintain a level of functionality and well-being.
We are expected to know when and how to manage the needs and desires
of the group's members. We do not need to seek treatment for the
existence of those we may not like, but we agree to do so if their
actions cannot be maintained and watched over by the group. It should
be assumed that we have said checks and balances present until disproved.
6. As long as this agreement is carried by this group, we will
hold not only those of us we know of to it, but also those we do
not. All members of this group can and will be held to this
declaration's intent if they are to interact with matters externally
and of the whole. If at any time, we undergo a dramatic enough shift
to warrant a redecision of keeping to this agreement, it is our
duty to declare that the affirmation is no longer applicable and
to reestimate said agreement and restate if necessary. If enough
of the group does not agree to the standard, it must be canceled.
7. As long as we participate in the external world, we will
remember to respect other people for how they present themselves
to us, regardless of if they are singlet or plural to whichever
degree. We will not measure ourselves against other people in
terms of essence and rankings of superiority therein. We will regard
them upon the grounds of how they interact with us and should be
able to expect the same courtesy from them.
8. Until that time, we declare that we can be counted on to
operate with the goal of being a functional member of society in
mind and should be given the proper status therein, unrestricted
by the nature of our essential state. Those who interact with us
can expect that we operate with these standards in play and will
willingly repair problems if they arise. We will take our consequences
for the group and will behave accordingly.
Signed and dated by the Courts, December 1st, 2001.
Summer Court represented by Rebekka, seconded by Kyth
Winter Court represented by Judith, seconded by Selene
Children's Court represented by Kate, seconded by Mick
Neutral Court represented by Silence, seconded by Ariel
Traveling Court represented by Laric, seconded by Katra
Shadow Court represented by Bard, seconded by Winter