Gaia Sagrada Retreat Center

Happy New Year! 2016

What a year! 2015 was one heck of a ride, wasn’t it? Did you feel the roller coaster ups and downs, or what? Seems like we are all growing in leaps and bounds all over the world. Hundreds and hundreds of people have passed through here in various roles, from volunteers to participants, and it has turned out to be a beautiful, healing path for so many. Lives were changed and transformations happened! Before we enter 2016, we want to look back at 2015 and say a big THANK YOU to everyone who was part of Gaia Sagrada in the past year. Without YOU it couldn’t have happened! A Big Thank You to All of YOU! Thank you to all who have come here and blessed us with your presence. It has been beautiful! You are all lovely in such unique and wonderful ways! We here at Gaia Sagrada hope all [...]

By | 2017-05-08T10:25:13+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Gaia News|1 Comment

We Are Stardust And To The Stars We Return by Christine Breese

Did you know that peanut butter and jelly sandwich you are eating is about 400 gazillion years old? It’s true! Believe it or not. Every cell, molecule and atom in your body is 400 gazillion years old, maybe more. In fact, everything in existence is gazillions of years old. (By the way, for all you mathematicians out there, I don’t know if gazillion is an actual numerical value. I just made that up.) Every particle in the universe is born from a supernova. There is not a single piece of matter in the entire universe that didn’t start off as a star. The elements are born when… […]

By | 2017-05-08T10:31:10+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Gaia News|2 Comments

Edith Lesley Foley’s Garden Art at Gaia Sagrada!

Edith Lesley Foley, what an amazing woman with a vivid imagination for gardens. This wonderful lady blessed us with her creations and left a piece of her beautiful heart here forever. Look at these amazing sacred spaces she created here at Gaia Sagrada. We are so very lucky! The Chakra Garden This first sacred space she created is the chakra garden. When I first saw the construction guys making the molds for these doors to the garden, I just couldn’t even imagine what she was building. I had no idea. She tried to explain it to me… […]

By | 2017-05-08T12:33:47+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Gaia News|2 Comments

Blood Moon Ayahuasca Ceremony, so Tranquil and Beautiful!

By Christine Breese There was the dreaded 4th blood moon that so many people were all freaked out about last night. The world was supposed to end, earthquakes, tsunamis, economic collapse, evil cabal, new world order taking over, something like that! There was a lot of projection on the blood moon by humans, the fourth in a series of four blood moons. It happens every thousand years or so and it means that big change is in the air whenever it happens. However, this change our world must go through doesn’t have to be bad, terrible or traumatic. Change in our world can be beautiful! We don’t have to do it the hard way if we don’t want to… […]

By | 2017-05-08T12:46:16+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Gaia News|3 Comments

Pray Like a Co-Creator, Not a Beggar

Ayahuasca Retreat Center Sometimes people ask, “How do I pray?” What I ask next is, “Who are you praying to? Really?” We have to look at what prayers really are. Most times we are asking for a “favor” from God, right? Please bring me the right spouse, the right job, a better car, good health, a better life, something. We are usually asking for a situation to be given to us that we don’t have. First let’s look at who God is. Is it a friendly fatherly figure high in the sky who is constantly listening to our prayers and passing out wishes? Is it some big spirit somewhere in space who blesses us with our requests and oversees the world and the universe? Who is God? Where is God? What is the God phenomenon? […]

By | 2017-05-08T10:29:24+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Gaia News|3 Comments

No Volcanoes Near Gaia Sagrada, We Are Fine!

Some people have emailed us and asked if the Cotopaxi volcano eruption in Ecuador is affecting us. NOPE! We are fine. We are extremely far away from all volcano activity. We are as far away as another country or state. The volcano is up in the far north and we are in the more southern part of Ecuador. We haven’t seen any dust. It has been fine here. We purposely chose a place that wouldn’t have problems with either earthquakes, tsunamis or volcanoes, nor would it ever be too hot or cold here. We never wanted to be anywhere where potential dangers could lurk. We even thought about how important it is to be at an elevation where there aren’t any… […]

By | 2017-05-08T10:28:15+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Gaia News|2 Comments

Our Volunteers – The Angel Dream Team!

We are always so impressed with the kind of people who are attracted to Gaia Sagrada, who come here as guests and volunteers alike! Not only are our guests absolutely wonderful people who are ready to leave the past behind and get on with their missions in the world, but so are our work exchange participants. They are a team of angels! We call them The Angel Dream Team. They really are joyful making all the things at Gaia Sagrada happen that need to happen, from fixing your bed, making yummy food, helping you at ceremonies, building campfires, and being there if you need someone. Whatever you need… […]

By | 2017-05-08T10:26:27+00:00 July 25th, 2015|Gaia News|2 Comments

Water Prayer in Ayahuasca Ceremonies

by Christine Breese In ceremony, when we pray with gratitude for even the simplest things in life, like clean water for instance, we are all reminded how blessed our lives are. Our hearts open with gratitude, giving honor to the core of life, the water. We want to share this blessing with everyone. Many times we all take clean water for granted, even though it is at the core of our existence as physical beings. Without water there is no life. It’s simple, yet profound if you really think about it. When we realize our dependency on water, we realize the miracle that our lives really are. None of us would be here, not even an animal or a plant, if this was a desert planet with no water. Water is the key to physical life. […]

By | 2017-05-08T10:36:04+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Gaia News|1 Comment

Let’s buy THE LAND next door to Gaia Sagrada!

Help us buy the 24 acres next door to Gaia Sagrada Retreat Center in Ecuador! We asked the owner for one month to come up with the money. This is too good an opportunity to miss! We can do a downpayment of $100,000 and pay $10,000 per month, all of us together! IF 10 OF US GET TOGETHER ON THIS, IT WOULD WORK! The price is now $430,000 and it’s the right price, a more than fair price for Ecuadorian land with developments on it. […]

By | 2017-05-08T10:38:22+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Gaia News|5 Comments

Starship Gaia Sagrada: Meet the Command Team on the Bridge!

Here’s some great news. All this time at Gaia Sagrada a few of us have been doing our best to keep up with everything that needs to be done, but it’s been quite the challenge. Gaia Sagrada is bigger than we can do without more help. We were trying to keep it kinda casual, but there just isn’t enough time in a day to wear so many hats for just a few people. We needed someone to manage the volunteer team, someone to take over the grounds, and another to run the kitchen. Those are our three main departments, and we were getting worn a little thin trying to run them all. Help is here at last! We were getting a little too tired with only a skeleton crew doing the millions of things that have to be done to make an Ayahuasca retreat center run smoothly. We managed to [...]

By | 2017-05-08T10:38:35+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Gaia News|2 Comments