2012 awakening and The Sanctuary
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:
Open and authentic communication.
Care with diet including emphasizing giving and discovering what the body actually needs, with an emphasis on vegan kitchen, non processed/pasturized foods, sprouting, live foods and organic when possible. One of the main goals thus is to grow and build a vibrant and abundant garden.
Spiritual practice involving modalities including but not limited to Hatha Yoga, sitting meditation, singing/chanting.
Use of Tibetan singing bowls (we have a set of 6 bowls).
Inspiring and educational audio lectures by some of the world's cutting edge voices.
Periodic and/or on-going use and experiment in cleansing techniques which clear the body of pathogens, chemicals, viruses and heavy metals.
The awakening of creativity and expression by setting the space for people to step into their power and give their own gift.
An exploration and encouragement of the discovery of what it means to live with an open heart and the psychological and spiritual dimension of those questions and processes.
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.
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How will we "fully awaken" ourselves?
By following a program of spiritual practices which will include the following:
Meditation, in both personal practice and in coherent groups. This will be the core of all the practices. Regular (possibly monthly) Hridaya Meditation Retreats
to go even deeper in meditation and to develop the practice of living with an open heart.
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.
We will practice sun gazing and conscious breathing to receive source energy (prana / chi) directly from the sun and the air, thereby reducing our need for secondary (food) sources.
We will use Temezcal & FIR Sauna
to help remove toxins through the skin along with bathing frequently, ideally in the sea.
The Essene Science of Fasting
gives some excellent information which we will use as part of our program. i recently completed a forty one day fast myself
& am now the fittest, healthiest and most conscious i have been in my fifty years of life :-)
Mind Cleansing. We will follow a program of consciousness opening scientific and spiritual techniques and teachings from the likes of David Deida
, Anthony de Mello
, Paul Lowe
and Zig Ziglar
, along with concentration of the mind techniques like Shambhavi Mudra
, to re-program and train our minds, thereby honing our innate abilities as conscious creators.
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Members will aspire to perfect the Yamas and Niyamas of yoga, an advisory "code" of internal and external "behavior".
|Ahimsa ~ Non-violence
||Saucha ~ Purity
|Satya ~ Truthfulness
||Santosha ~ Contentment
|Asteya ~ Non-stealing
||Tapas ~ Self-discipline
|Brahmacharya ~ Non-excess
||Svadhyaya ~ Self-study
|Aparigraha ~ Nonpossessiveness
||Ishvara Pranidhana ~ Surrender
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.
i intend that we attract an enlightened master to assist us with our process.
Community Management. We will implement a communication structure enabling all members to be involved in decision making and operation of the community. The basis of this communication structure will be "family" circles of twelve. Initial core membership will be twelve highly motivated visionary souls, who together will mastermind and set the foundations to enable a second phase expansion where a further 132 people (an additional 11 circles of 12) join. This will make a total of one hundred and forty four people(12 circles of 12). Each of the twelve family circles will have one representative in the "mastermind / visionary / management" circle.
Members of each family circle will nurture and support each other in all aspects of growth, ensuring all physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs are met. A guidance template of scientific and spiritual practices to synergise will be provided, enabling us to co-create our dreams in the most effective ways.
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!
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We plan to operate an internal "currency" system to enable members to exchange goods/services without using traditional money. Ideally we would extend this to the wider community in which we live. My Volunteer page
describes how this might work. Our community will be open to all races and creeds. Our ideal is to not turn anyone away. We intend to create abundance for all to ensure this is a reality.
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.
There will be ample opportunities for members to create "income" by expressing their passions, creating goods/services which will be offered to the public, thus ensuring members are able to sometimes leave the community to travel or visit family etc.
"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
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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.
If animals are kept for food (or other) purposes, ahimsa
will be adhered to. No meat or fish will be consumed, nor will animals be disposed of for slaughter. Any dairy products will be "raw" (pasteurization kills the living force in order to make a more commercially viable product), and likely fermented and consumed only in small quantities. Ideally all other food consumed will also be raw, to ensure our bodies receive maximum nutrition.
Although we will avoid hard and fast rules in the communities, use of "industry processed" foods (toxic processes and additives), tobacco, mind altering substances such as artificial drugs or natural "drugs" will be strongly discouraged..
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.
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How will the New Garden of Eden Community be financed?
The program the community members follow will be extremely healing for mind body and soul. We will also offer very similar healing programs to the public, for example to heal cancer and virtually all disease.
We can also offer workshops in raw food preparation, adobe building, permaculture, meditation retreats, etc. There are many ways in which to generate income.
So, i believe that a committed group of conscious souls, working coherently with focused intention and love, will attract through our vibration whatever we need, at the time we need it. We will all bring something to the table to start with anyway, be it money, land, labour, love, or all of the above :-).
i recently discovered the Essene Gospels of Peace. Below is an extract from the introduction to Book Three,
which resonates well with our community vision:
"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.
They had no servants or slaves and were said to have been the first people to condemn slavery both in theory and practice. There were no rich and no poor amongst them, both conditions being considered by them as deviations from the Law. They established their own economic system, based wholly on the Law, and showed that all man's food and material needs can be attained without struggle, through knowledge of the Law.
They spent much time in study both of ancient writings and special branches of learning, such as education, healing and astronomy. They were said to be the heirs of Chaldean and Persian astronomy and the Egyptian arts of healing. They were adept in prophecy for which they prepared by prolonged fasting. in the use of plants and herbs for healing man and beast they were likewise proficient.
They lived a simple regular life, rising each day before sunrise to study and commune with the forces of nature, bathing in cold water as a ritual and donning white garments. After their daily labor in the fields and vineyards they partook of their meals in silence, preceding and ending them with prayer. In their profound respect for all living things they never touched flesh foods, nor did they drink fermented liquids. Their evenings were devoted to study and communion with the heavenly forces."
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2012 mayan prophecies
In these days of very uncertain economic chaos and 2012 mayan prophecies, many are shifting their capital into gold and silver due to the likelihood of world fiat-monetary system collapse which could wipe out all non physical assets. Although holding gold and silver is a far better bet than holding electronic blips on a computer or even rapidly depreciating paper cash, i believe that a better investment could be one which would ensure your survival if something does happen. Our self-sustainable community could be the right place for you to invest & even to live.
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.
For an example of how this might work, please read our Volunteer page.
i encourage everyone to listen to or read Larrys book Invisible Hand. Once you are familiar with how the no-pom system works, please join the facebook discussion thread here to join in the discussion on my post about how it could be adapted for use in an initially small community such as ours.
We are now open to recieve guests for healing.
Please visit the Healing Haven website to ask for further information.
Peace and Love
of the adams family.
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