Sunday, May 9, 2010

The L.I.F.E. Vision

Dear Caravan,

I am writing you all to share with you a more detailed vision of the organization that I and my wife, Natalie, have founded. I first received the inspiration for L.I.F.E. after my 2nd visit to the Riviera Maya of Mexico in fall of 2004. It had taken nearly 6 years for the incubation stages to complete but as you may or may not already know we have officially launched the organization. I first met Natalie, my soul mate, in this lieftime back in 2008 while vacationing on Siesta Key, Florida. We recently married in private, a simple spiritual ceremony, but intend to do so again in public for those of you who are family and close friends. The truth is that L.I.F.E. is both of our vision, although at the time I thought up the name and basic idea our paths had not yet crossed in the physical.

We dedicate this organization in the name of LIFE. Our main mission is to open and operate fully sustainable healing centers and eco-lodges in beautiful and energetically powerful spots throughout the world. We recently have been offered a beautiful portion of jungle property located off the MariƱon River, near San Regis, Peru. The land encompasses more than 6 hectares of virgin rainforest, and is surround on all sides by 1000 of hectares wild jungle. We will open the Tortuga Blanco Center for Curanderismo/Hollistic Medicine and Eco-Lodge later this year. It is a short boat ride from San Regis, which is the oldest town in Loreto (280 years). From the main port city of Iquitos it is several hours in boat, or taxi to the city of Nauta and then boat. We estimate that there are 1000 or so Tortuga Blanco medicinal trees on the land and since our Logo is the Cosmic Turtle, or Tortuga Mama, we believe that this tree is the guardian of this place. Within the property and the surrounding forest there are 1000´s more medicial trees and plants along with a plethora of animal life. From one of the 2 natural ports the land rises up a densely wooded hill until it reaches a maximum heoght of about 100 meters before leveling out. This spot truly was a gift from the divine and we are very thankful for receiving and for the healing and spiritual work that will soon commence there. We are both Curandero Apprentices and have studied various other holistic healing modalities.

The lodge will include but is not limited to the main ceremonial maloca, the center for healing with private rooms for healing sessions, a restaurant and leisure area, tambos for visitors and as well as for staff that wish to live on site as we will. If you are interested in learning more about us please write, or if you yourself are a healer wishing to work in the beautiful Amazon Rainforest. We also are accepting donations to help secure the property and if you wish to donate please do so to via paypal. And special thanks to all of you who have already made generous contributions! We wish you the best and hope to ''see you'' in the near future.

Peace, Love and Light,
Joey and Natalie

Monday, April 5, 2010

All That's Left

Love is All That's Left... this is the true human being state that we are can experience after some time working with the sacred Ayahuasca medicine. Ayahuasca is love.... god is love... life is love, no more, no less. Nature is PERFECT! The mistakes our ours. I perhaps failed to demonstrate effectively in the past what Ayahuasca shamanism is all about, and for that I apologize. Just know that it is a return to your true self... to your childhood innocence, and to your highest wisdom and light. I am truly blessed in every facet of my existence. I have found love again. I have wonderful friends and neighbors. I am grateful for my family and the upbringing I had, despite the rocky road that we had trod for nearly 12 years. All of that is history... 'His Story' I will be making the rainforest of Peru my home, at least in part time capacity from now on. The jungle is alive... it is pure magic. And magic, yet again, is love.

Please tune in again soon, Caravaners, as I plan to go in more depth about my doings here. I realize there has been much space in between my posts, but it took another month plus of drinking the medicine to get in the correct frame of mind, er spirit, to share my experiences with you. I now have a beautiful pice of land to build a small and cozy house for the months while I am apprenticing, and I am also finally looking into purchasing property with an hacienda to open La Tortuga Cosmica Lodge (The Cosmic Turtle) which will be our L.I.F.E. organizations 1st undertaking, a fully sustainable hacienda for travelers, and spiritual seekers and finders.. I need only to procure 1000 US for a deposit before I leave here end of May. Money is currently tights acould be, as I sacrificed 9 months of my life working like a dog just so I could return here to continue walking my true path again. I will be now accepeting donations to the organization to go towards charities (TBA) and also to secure the land and homestead. Normally, if I were working the US I would be in position to earn this money easily, but due to my circumstances my hands are tied. So if you feel it in your heart to contribute a portion to L.I.F.E. I can guarantee you free lodging based upon you donation when you decide to visit. The hacienda has an artesenal cistern for water, public electricity, although we will change over to solar panels ASAP, many fruit bearing trees including plaintain, softball sized limes, bowling bowl sized coconuts, and more. There is a swimminh lagoon 2 minutes walk from the back of the property, which is roughly 250 sq m. There is so much more, so I will have to post some photos soon for you all to see. We plan on ading an organic food garden, feng shui garden, and much much more. If you are interested in donating please contact me and i will send our paypal link. Anything at all will help. After all, L.I.F.E. (love-intellect-fitness-ecology) is not just for me, but for us all to share!

Much love, peace, and light.