January 2016 Newsletter

Re-Wilding Your Nature

Primal Elements Retreat
“Re-Wilding Your Nature”

with Brian Olynek
and Annette Boelman

May 27-29th, 2016

This is a magical weekend of
inner and outer explorations!
AIR
WATER
FIRE
EARTH
We will immerse ourselves into each of these Elementals over the weekend by partaking in the following…..
Fire Walking Ceremony
Sweat Lodge Ceremony
Shamanic Drumming

For more information or to register
contact us at 1-800-716-2494

or
visit our Retreats/Workshops page


BOOK TO READ


You are the Placebo
by Dr. Joe Dispenza


MOVIE TO WATCH

The Grand Seduction
OMG… if you want a good laugh!

Dear Friends,

Skiing in the Blaeberry Valley

What a lovely winter it has been here in the Blaeberry Valley.  The cross country skiing has been amazing.  We’ve spent many hours skiing along the river enjoying the contrasts of the white snow, green trees, and the turquoise river.  There have been a herd of Elk hanging out along the river as well as evidence of wolves.  The grouse, pine martin, weasels, snowshoe hare, and all the winged ones have been around too.  My bird-feeder has been sooo busy this winter with Pine Grosbeaks, Redpolls, Pine Siskins, Nuthatches, and Chickadees.  The Magic of Mother Earth is all around.

We are off to Costa Rica in 6 days!  We will be immersed in the beauty of the jungle and ocean for 3 weeks.  What a marvellous and lovely time we will have.  We have a young couple, Ben and Hope, house/business sitting for us.  So if you are registering for a Retreat or coming to visit they will be here for you!

News from the Blaeberry Valley – We are in the process of purchasing the 25 acres of raw land next to us.  See our write up below!  We are still looking for partners.

From these roots I shall grow…

Our 2016 Retreat Schedule is unfolding. We still have a few Retreats yet to confirm.   Have a look at what we have planned so far for your inner and outer explorations.  There are some amazing things going on here at Quantopia.  We hope you can join us.  We are excited and ignited about our upcoming season.  More info at: Retreats/Workshops

Have a blessed and wonderful rest of the winter!

Brian & Annette
Quantum Leaps Retreats
Golden, BC
www.quantumleaps.ca


Recipe of the Month: Tumeric Milk

(the benefits of Tumeric are amazing….this hot drink is
great after a day spent outside playing in the Snow!)

*heat up 1 cup of milk (I like organic almond milk the best) in a small saucepan
*while that is heating up ADD…
1/4 tsp Tumeric powder
1/4 tsp Cardamon power
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1 pinch ground Ginger
1 pinch ground Cloves
1 pinch ground Allspice
3/4 tsp Honey
1/8 tsp Vanilla extract

Whisk all the spices and honey into the milk.  Pour into your favourite mug and ENJOY!  yum yum!


The Dream is Manifesting

Dear Friends,
Subject: EXIT PLAN FROM THE Matrix

We are excited to share with you some new ideas. Most people spend the best years of their lives driving back & forth to work to pay off their home (cars, gas, groceries etc.) & the tiny piece of land it sits on. There is a lot of land for sale in the Blaeberry Valley!  Just have a look at the RE/MAX listings for Golden. We just picked up 25 acres on the north side of us; just past the Labyrinth and Wyman creek. We were not particularly looking for more land but a friend that owed it just kept lowering the price; she needed the coin.  It is a lovely piece of raw land with beautiful Cedar trees and even an “Avatar” tree in the centre.

We could easily sell it again to some lovely people who would be in harmony with the land! Or we could work/play in a mutually beneficial partnership with you. We would just really like to see a spiritual community evolve as neighbours to support and nurture the energy of the valley and add to what we’ve created here at Quantum Leaps.  Or even to join us in our vision of running this Retreat Centre.

Lots of amazing possibilities here; let us know what would be ideal for you!  We are looking at the possibility of sharing the land cost with other(s).  Each family/individual would have a area of land to build on with 2 acres left over for communal garden, greenhouse, orchard, hot tub, sauna, shop etc.

We could also enhance our self sustaining perma-culture environment by joining our energies in developing high efficiency energy systems such as geo thermal, solar power, bio mass boiler, compost heating of greenhouse, etc.  We can facilitate this with eco building courses i.e. straw bale houses, earth homes, etc. where students come to help/learn sustainable building & gardening skills.

Considering the dynamics of what is happening locally and globally, economically and environmentally do you really want to continue living and supporting a system that is imploding, that is so impersonal, debilitating, corrupt, so fear based?  Area A has no building codes so creativity in building and creating is not restricted by rules and regulations.  Just the Septic system should be done in a certain way.

Your capital investment would be towards helping purchase the land and then as well to build whatever house you wish and the energy systems needed. Depending on how many people are called to join in with this creative project will determine the final amount of money you need to be a part of this wonderful community.  There is an amazing off the grid building site right near the “avatar” tree!

So here is a splendid opportunity for some wonderful people to come together in a mindful /heartfelt way to play together in a way that creatively promotes self sufficiency and perma-culture.  Or as they have created at various eco villages ; a human settlement which inspires to be ecologically, economically, culturally, socially, and spiritually sustainable.  For example; organic orchards and veggie gardens.

Important in the life of even a small eco-village is the creation of a sustainable culture which supports healthy individuals, families, and social structures. The cultural and social fabric of the community is woven through participation in the rhythm of festivals, celebrations, vision quests, and community events and whatever else you can dream of which mark our shared joys and sorrows and form the foundation of the community.

We are very supportive of the ecological development of this Land and we would love to have beautiful neighbours next to Quantum Leaps Retreat Centre. Quantum Leaps has already nurtured and created gardens, tried out aquaponics systems, greenhouses, solar, straw bale building, solar hot water heaters, root cellar, etc. and will be here to consult and connect with.

So if this resonates with who you are on Mother Earth then let’s get together as there are infinitely exciting possibilities for the likes of spiritual practice, communicating with nature, building group consciousness, and creative building projects etc.

If not you, who?  If not now, when?
Follow your heart and go with the Flow.
Form your Tribe whether it is here or there,
plant a garden, drink wild water!

A great read is  Creating a Life Together  by Diana Christian

wild blessings,
Annette and Brian

Ps. It may be that we only get together with 1 other family or group. Perhaps you simply wish to start off by developing a second home here until your ready to exit out of the Matrix.