Sometimes you have a dream and you know that it is real. I recently had a vision of how some of the Authentic Living work could develop over the next few years, and I'd like to share that with you here.  Perhaps part of its coming into being is to simply write it down.

This was the dream: There is a large piece of land that hadn't really been used for a long time, which we had transformed. On this land now were a number of buildings. The main house is a simple beautiful retreat centre and meeting place, where anyone sincerely seeking to live more authentically and with greater connection to the truth of life can come. Here we run retreats, classes, yoga retreats and have individual meetings. The Authentic Living Centre is not closed off from the world, it has a cafe, and a bookshop for people who would just like a little time, a class or two, or their lunch or supper in this conscious environment. But the main purposes of our centre are so that people can also come to stay for a longer periods of time, while healing, growing and moving ever deeper into presence. For those who are undergoing full self realisation, or a profound awakening into truth, we provide a safe and fully supportive space while the shift to true consciousness takes hold.

The land itself is being worked: vegetables are growing, chickens are roaming freely, and there are a number of polytunnels full of salad, aubergines, chillies and ripening tomatoes. Part of the healing process is to take part in helping to grow the food, which we eat everyday in the sanctuary. The food we grow is also shared through cooperative ventures, so that we contribute to the daily life and benefit of those around us, by providing the highest quality food as cheaply as possible. 

I don't know what country this wonderful place of healing is in, and I don't know how to bring it into existence either practically or financially. But it does feel like something we really need in this world. So I offer it up to the highest truth with all the love in my heart. I know that there are others like me out there, who have similar visions, coming from a true place of awareness and presence, though at this time we seem to be scattered a few here and there around the globe. Perhaps we are the new seeds of change. 

If you'd help us practically realise this vision:
Get in touch - and help us bring this into reality, I'd love to hear from you. 

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I hope you are very well and thriving, and living from the centre of your life.



Here is a video blog made at the time I wrote the above. It goes into many ideas of community building, authenticity, spirituality, and sustainable ecology.