i have a vision for a network of Self-Sustainable Intentional Communities in which groups of souls committed to personal and universal transformation, live together as a family, nurturing each others growth. On this page i share with you the beginnings of this journey at The Sanctuary Healing Retreat Community in Puerto Escondido Oaxaca,Mexico.
In late October 2012 The Sanctuary, a healing retreat community was birthed in Puerto Esondido Mexico.
The intention of The Sanctuary is many-fold. It is to a be a vehicle for healing, learning and communion. A place with a peaceful, calm ambience which helps provide a space to "go within". Among the main values held and which are thus, when possible given room within the structure are:
We are open to receive guests for healing having moved (in April 2013) into even more beautiful and tranquil premises. If you would like more information you may contact me via my Facebook page.
Alternatively, to directly Book Online to stay at The Sanctuary Healing Retreat Centre, you may do so here: Book a stay at The Sanctuary. There are many pictures of The Sanctuary on our Healing Haven website.
Pictures from our previous premises can be seen at these links:
Back Home at The Sanctuary
Healing at The Sanctuary
Winter Solstice 2012 at The Sanctuary
Yoga @ The Sanctuary
The Kitchen @ The Sanctuary
Music Night @ The Sanctuary
El Santuario (The Sanctuary)
"Society is going to have to adapt to the situation that is unfolding, which means creating small communities that are more self-reliant, sustainable and independent. It means a radical change in individual lifestyle: simple, wise use of resources, minimal waste, recycling, growing food organically, composting, collecting rainwater, low-tech and earth-friendly methods of doing things, like making soap, herbal medicines, raising livestock more humanely, walking, bicycling, and electric cars. It calls for alternative sources of energy, such as solar, wind, biodiesel and free energy technology – all of these things are forms of primary reinforcement."
- The Subtle Way & it's Power by L. Kevin & Donna Philippe-Johnson .
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The primary aim of the core members of the The Sanctuary is to fully awaken ourselves. With our foremost focus on our own enlightenment, we will also have the greatest possible effect on others, as our resulting "higher" vibration will affect everyone else. We therefore will be helping the 2012 awakening and co-creating Peace on Earth in the most effective way.
The name of the community network will be Gardens of Eden Healing Communities. In the book A Course in Miracles, the original Garden of Eden is said to be the pre-separation stage, before the split (in our minds) from Unity or Oneness (at one with God) into Duality. This duality is the Yin-Yang, the Negative-Positive, the Feminine-Masculine of the physical universe(s), the dream from which humanity is starting to awaken. i intend for the Garden of Eden communities to be places of Unification and combined with other communities and light-workers throughout the world, we will transcend the duality by waking up, re-membering and re-experiencing Unity.
Yoga. Group Hridaya Hatha Yoga classes - encompassing at least 20 minutes of meditation paired with a deeply meditative method of entering, maintaining, and being aware of the physical body during yoga asanas, completed by a deep relaxation on all levels of our being.
Physical Cleansing. By cleansing the physical body, the energy, emotional, mental & causal bodies are also cleansed. Blockages are released enabling source energy to flow more freely. We will follow a fasting and (particularly) colon cleansing program, to clean the body of toxins then rebuild it with organic vegetarian juices and biogenic (raw live) food, grown in the New Garden of Eden with love.
Members will aspire to perfect the Yamas and Niyamas of yoga, an advisory "code" of internal and external "behavior".
In due course i will create links to pages for each of the Yamas & Niyamas to explain them further, but for now, especially if you consider to join our community, i suggest a google search for more information.
We will have regular heart circle meetings to ensure clear communication. We will eat, meditate, play and pray together We will "challenge" each others ego's (with kind words but clear communication) if and when egos come to the surface, as they inevitably will. We are usually the last ones to see our own ego, so need this help from our brothers and sisters if we are to transcend it. There is no space for pride or ego on the path to enlightenment, so be prepared if you want to join us!
Core members of the community will all "work" in whatever area we are most passionate & suitably skilled. i envisage that our "commitment" will be 25 hours or less per week, thus ensuring sufficient time for our spiritual practices. To help us, we will invite volunteers who perhaps will not share the same commitment to personal transformation, but nonetheless will be "spiritual seekers" and be supportive of our work. We will offer volunteers the same basic healthy food (or fasting) as full time members along with basic accommodation (possibly camping), in exchange for 25 hours productive work per week. i imagine that many volunteers will decide to stay on and become core members.
"You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s procession that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite." - from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
As the community grows, there will inevitably be children living with us. Our intention is to "home school" the children in the real essentials of living in this meta-physical universe, as opposed to learning only about the physical world & being brainwashed to become slaves to the "elite". Children, like the adults, will be nurtured to express their true essence, to understand and practice the very real creative power of thoughts and feelings.
Organic agriculture will use the most efficient techniques to get the maximum yield for minimum effort and minimum waste, such as permaculture, sprouts, Homa farming, hydroponics, etc. We will use Mantras and Music
to encourage growth.
How will the New Garden of Eden Community be financed?
We can also offer workshops in raw food preparation, adobe building, permaculture, meditation retreats, etc. There are many ways in which to generate income.
"The Essenes lived on the shores of lakes and rivers, away from cities and towns, and practiced a communal way of life, sharing equally in everything. They were mainly agriculturists and arboriculturists, having a vast knowledge of crops, soil and climatic conditions which enabled them to grow a remarkable variety of fruits and vegetables in comparatively desert areas and with a minimum of labor.
Ideally, those able to invest money into the community would be credited in our planned internal exchange mechanism (cambios), able to be spent within the community, but we will be glad to consider and discuss other ways. Ideally we would use Larry K.Masons no-poms system (a "giving" system), but this would need a MUCH larger community for it to work. i will do my best to come up with something similar though.
Please visit the Healing Haven website to ask for further information.
Peace and Love
pete, of the adams family.
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