World Peace Ashram
We are the visible branch of the 501(c)(3) educational & charitable non-profit corporation: Divine Tools, Unlimited. Since 2004 we have offered a rustic retreat & community for self-renewal on 80 acres in Northeast Arizona, with various programs, guest presenters and festivals/celebrations.
For the past seven years, we opened to the public each Earth Day/April, and operated as a small-scale guest and volunteer-worker retreat center through October or first frost. We’ve met remarkable folks from all over the planet during those years, and our guests enriched us and made their marks on our facilities – we are very grateful for each of you. This year, however, we have made a change…
For 2011, we are embracing with all of our being the current/9th or Universal Wave of the evolution in human consciousness as described by Carl Calleman (www.calleman.com), due to his ‘translation’ for Western ‘civilizations’ or cultures of what is held in common among many indigenous peoples’ traditions and wisdom teachings – that mankind is presently undergoing a shift in consciousness, entering a New Age of Love & Light, of Peace & Oneness, developing wide-scale Unity consciousness where a paradigm of greed, fear and inequality have risen over many centuries.
This 9th wave only runs from early March through late October of this year, at the end of which time mankind will have created & received all the stimuli and opportunity available from the Source to decide what we want our Edenic, paradisical, mind-blowing Future to become. May we all choose wisely. The Trustees have decided to give ourselves the best possible opportunity to align with the evolutionary shifts, and to be part of the solution to the problems that at times seem to overwhelm us all. We hope to see you again next year, and we welcome you to read through our pages, check out the Links We Love, and to write us if you feel so moved.
We send out into the world our hearts’ love and light, and a wish for pervasive peace of mind, across all beings and persons.
Well, heartfelt greetings after a long hiatus from this site for me!
I had the opportunity to go away and work outside Tokyo for three months, and I did so, and utterly neglected this website while gone. Hope you didn’t worry about us, we’re quite well!
Things are in flux here, however, as they are across the entire planet, still… we’ve decided to distinguish the residents of this little community from the workings of the non-profit business, Divine Tools, Unlimited, just this week in fact, so the impact of that has yet to gel and to trickle down into anything describe-able yet.
But in the short term, it seems safe to say that we are not functioning as anything like an Ashram at this time, and apparently have no real vision to do so, at least not among the group we currently have living here. This is a sadness for me, but it is just the reality of what has existed for the past three years anyway, so not a surprise, just an acknowledgement.
We will go back to calling ourselves the Desert Monastery & Retreat, at least for now, as it captures the limited availability of a few guest cabins and the creation of a few group-use spaces. How these will be used will be developed in the months to come. We are getting some new Trustees, and I expect this will energize the few who remain on the Board to dream and envision great things for our little place in the months and years ahead.
Hope 12/21/12 wasn’t just a hiccup for you – that you sense the great, deep shifts that are indeed taking place within and around us all. And I look forward to a new venue to reach out to you in the days to come.
Time certainly slips away, doesn’t it?
I was working out of state for most of October, an opportunity which came up quickly & unexpectedly, so I’m sorry about there being no post for last month, but here it is already nearly Thanksgiving! I want to say this is evidence of the shift in time awareness and consciousness, but it might just be feeling too distracted to be attentive to previously-strong patterns… and might these be the same thing??
Not many changes the past two months except that its gotten colder, and I have once again become the non-profit’s President by Board vote at our annual meeting. We are in such a null-state here in the Autumn and Winter that it seems we have hibernated once again, and it will likely be March before the energy surges again to make plans and announce events to be held here. We might have a long-term WWOOFer coming the end of the week, and I might travel out of country with my contracting work, but otherwise we have several gatherings going on to celebrate harvest time, also the 11th Gate Activation happening in Peru (we’ll have a tiny Anchor Group in the labyrinth Thursday), and then we do the slow slide into Winter.
What I’m gently excited about is the coming winter solstice and the culmination of many shifts, transitions and transformations happening the past couple of years in the galaxy, in our solar system, on our planet, and in our individual and collective bodies and consciousnesses. What a ride it has been! I am so content to be still and quiet for now, to feel it all, to ponder it all, and to be present for it all.
And while I had imagined there would be great, heaving events, they have been modulated to seem not so heaving, and more undulating… so the notion that there would be a point in time when things would Stop. and Start again. now seems unlikely, and that’s probably a very good thing – certainly there are disruptions in the lives of those in the NE of the country affected by ‘Superstorm Sandy’ and its sequels, and as I write this Israel & Pakistan are lobbing missiles at each other. But there seems to be a blanket of calm or normalcy over everything, as if nothing is going to blast out too crazily for all of us as a whole, and continue to be affecting us on a regional, local, and individual level. That will facilitate our development of communities, which is as it needs to be. Blessings to each of you, and to your endeavors for the coming months. May peace settle over all the Earth, and may we become enlightened to the spiritual-divine that underlies all things. Namaste…