GaiaHeart School: New-Era Exploratory Ashram, School & Community
The GaiaHeart Vision is a small new-era exploratory Ashram focused on skillful paradigm-shifting explorations in our capacities for consciousness, connection and creativity.
GaiaHeart is deeply influenced by and in alignment with our beautiful loving and pioneering friends in the Network for New Culture (www.nfnc.org). Yet we have our own evolving regional flavour: Gaian, mystical, and curious about the possibilities in psychoactive plant sacraments (especially cannabis, now fully legal in Canada), quantum physics, and the powers of focused attention and intention.
We eschew dogma, holding belief structures lightly and flexibly.
We enjoy, revere, celebrate and support: Life.
Stone sober about the future, we are well aware of the looming climate chaos and probable civilization collapse. Yet we are also realistic, quantum field-oriented, mystical optimists. We expect each day to be far better than imagined, trusting that unseen forces are supporting our truest, deepest, most authentic yearnings.
We live relaxed and spacious lives, intentionally, to live more in the flow, allowing for, and inviting in, synchronistic magic and adventure.
NEW ERA ASHRAM?
Our Ashram Residents come for a minimum of 3 months. Each comes on a personal quest, to be supported, and to support the others on their quest, and to open and explore what is possible in deep synergistic collaboration. We intend to stay small.
ABOUT OUR NAME: GAIA refers to our Planet as a sentient, resilient, resplendent living organism, of which we are but a very small part. And yet, in our generations, humans became extremely cancerous: poisoning the waters, decimating the forests, and so much more.
HEART refers to the centre of our being, our core, our identity.
I AM. WE ARE. GAIA.
The Old Culture in which we live -still dominant, but weakening- is based on an extractive, competitive, disconnected and fear-based orientation. Many are dreaming of a New Culture; one that is exquisitely nurturing, collaborative, and connecting ... with all of Life.
A Gaian Culture of Life; in which we are not "apart from" Gaia, here to get what we can, but "a part of" Gaia -- gratefully enjoying Her, serving Her, and safe-guarding Her.
A GAIAN Culture of the HEART: GAIA HEART. Heart of Love: Loving Appreciation; Loving Devotion. Deepening into the Love of Life, and its every expression.
A GAIAN Culture of LOVE: Joyous love, blissful creative harmony -beyond what our wildest imaginings might conjure. Sounds pretty hippie, yes. But grounded hippie. Hippie 2.0? ;-)
A GAIAN Culture of TRUST: A community where all feel Safe: To Be. To Explore. To Become. ... Armour down, hearts opening, a culture of trust and ease. Allowing for Sensitivity. And Lightheartedness. Serious Playfulness. Explorative Creativity.
More than Safe: Supported, Honoured and Celebrated.
Celebrating Each New Day; Enjoying and Cultivating Heaven on Earth. Now.
A Sacred Journey ...
If this calls to you ... then call Merlyn ...at 206-376-6954 or email him at: MerlynofGaia@gmail.com Merlyn J. Travis, Ph.D.GaiaHeart’s founder, brings decades of experience with innovative education and intentional communities. His background includes a beautiful 20+ year marriage and raising two awesome (now-adult) children. His career has included serving as a campus chaplain (rabbi), a scholar and professor of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) - as Yakov Travis - a pioneering solar energy entrepreneur - as Jacob Travis. Since 2011, Merlyn has been doing a great deal of unlearning ... becoming more embodied, more right-brain oriented, heart-centred, and connected to the Gaian flow ... through time alone in the forest, with friends and mentors, and by weaving in and around many leading-edge groups and gatherings. In 2018 Merlyn launched SativaLife: Centre for Conscious Cannabis [SativaLife.org]. In 2020 he'll be publishing The Siren Awakening: A Living Waters Mystery School [TheSiren.org].