Wednesday, June 9, 2010

VISION FOR CONSCIOUS BIRTH SETTLEMENT/COMMUNITY ON MAUI

FROM MY HEART TO YOURS
May All Our Dreams Come True

For more than 10 years, I have been holding a vision in my heart -- a vision for the future Earth that includes creating a conscious birth sanctuary and training facility on the south side of Maui in the area commonly known as Makena.



In my mind's eye, this sanctuary/training facility will be situated within the larger context of a CONSCIOUS BIRTH COMMUNITY, where water birth, ocean birth, and birth with live dolphins will be common occurrences for those who choose to reside and/or visit here.

(Please watch this 10-minute trailer of the film "Birth As We Know It" created by Elena Tonetti, which embodies the consciousness for the future Maui settlement).



In its highest expression, the community will be built on, and function in accordance with, the principles outlined in the Anastasia books (http://www.ringingcedars.com), written by Vladimir Megre. In a nutshell, this means that a committed group of people will successfully access a huge tract of land that will be divided up amongst interested families who wish to be part of the community (approximately 2.5 acres per family). Each family will be given the land, at no cost, to hold in perpetuity so that they can pass it on to their kin. Each family will also be expected and encouraged to nourish their parcel of land and turn it into an infinitely sustainable, flourishing garden (what Anastasia refers to as a “Space of Love”).


Artwork by Arthur Kip Herring

I envision this community to be made up of happy families -- all committed to conscious procreation. Right use of sexual energy, conscious conception, trauma-free gestation, gentle birth, and conscious parenting are all part of the glue that will hold this community together and create the texture for the preservation of love in families forever.


Photo by Patti Ramos


Photo by Angie Garrapata


Photo by Angie Garrapata


Photo by Hillary Westerberg

The Maui settlement will consist of a large area, several hundred acres around, located on the south side of the island of Maui, in the district previously referred to as "Honua'ula." This area will comprise an entire territory (an "ahupua'a") that runs from the top of Haleakala mountain down to the sea, and across the ocean to the islands of Kaho'olawe and Molokini. This territory will ideally be governed by a sovereign Hawaiian governing entity, with the U.S. willingly keeping a hands-off policy in the area.



There will be a large educational and training facility at the center of this conscious birth community. It will be one of the world's top institutions for the preparation of conscious conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting.


(Please note that this oceanfront structure is currently privately owned and its owners may not share this vision. I am using this image only as an example of the kind of structure I have in my mind. And… I remain open to the possibility of obtaining this very structure for use as an international school in the near future).

There will also be an ocean birth sanctuary at the end of the coastal road in the area commonly referred to as "La Perouse" (ancient Hawaiian name is Keoneo'io). Residents (and perhaps visitors) of the community who wish to birth their babies in the crystalline ocean waters of Maui can do so here.



There will also be a top-of-the-line waterbirth training facility here.



The coastal road known as “Makena Road” will be closed to all common traffic (deliveries only) and residents/tourists will travel through the area on horseback, bicycles, canoes or kayaks. There will be many beautiful, scenic, bike trails, horse trails and hiking trails throughout the Honua’ula district.



The ocean surrounding the area and between Maui, Kaho'olawe and Molokini will be off-limits to all U.S. governmental activity, including military ships, planes, bombs, submarines, sonar, and other war games/equipment. Motor boats will be strictly prohibited in these waters in order to protect the aquatic wildlife, and especially whales during breeding season.



Whales, dolphins, sea turtles and more abound in the waters and will provide joy, company and support to the birthing families who take up residence here. It will be customary for residents of the area to swim with these aquatic beings, and to birth their babies in the presence of these magnificent creatures. All beings that reside in this area will be delightfully moving toward becoming one big, happy, inter-species family, swimming together in love.



The Makena area will be home to one of the world's largest wild animal protection habitats, and will provide sanctuary to abused, neglected, injured or other animals that need special care. Thousands of well-fed, well-loved, well-cared for, cats, dogs, horses, birds, deer, and other land, air, and sea creatures that reside in this territory will flourish and live harmoniously with the human families. Hunting for sport will be strictly prohibited and will become unthinkable in the very near future.