March 2015 Newsletter

Spring in the Blaeberry Valley

Plant Communication Retreat
May 29-31st, 2015
with Denise Holden

Join us for this beautiful Retreat to connect and enter into the realm of Plants.  Plants are providers of life and many of these
plants can also heal us through their medicinal properties or their vibration.

During this two day intensive you will explore Traditional Knowledge woven with modern findings in the realm of Plant Consciousness.  You will spend time outdoors connecting with a beautiful plant for the weekend, discovering and learning from this amazing being.  You will participate in Shamanic drum journeys and in Green Breath and much more!

More info: Retreats/Workshops


BOOK TO READ


FEAR
by Thich Nhat Hanh


MOVIE TO WATCH


Theory of Everything

Dear Friends,

Spring is springing! The Pussy willows are budding.  Things are awakening!

On top of Table Mountain, Cape Town South Africa

Table Mtn, Cape Town, South Africa

The Earth is so alive ~  We were blessed with the opportunity to stand on top of the Earth Chakra of the world; Table Mountain in South Africa.   There we did ceremony to honour our Mother, the source of life, and prayed for her healing and balance. What a powerful spot it was.  The wind was blowing so strongly, the clouds were dancing, and the beauty around us was astounding.  We planted an earth healing crystal there. When you stand on top of Table Mountain with your arms spread wide open you can imagine sending energy to the entire world, every country, every continent.  The only continent behind you is Antarctica…so we sent a prayer and blessing behind us too!heart

Expanding the Cliff House~ We have completed phase one of our Cliff House renovations.  The Cliff House now has a full kitchen with double sink, full fridge, and stove. Right now we are in the midst of renovations, adding on 2 new bedrooms.  We look forward to expanding the Cliff House to meet the needs of what our guests are looking for.  The Cliff House should be ready for rental BY DONATION once again in May. Date TBA!

Retreats 2015~ Are you looking for a place to Retreat too this Spring, Summer, or Fall? There are many Retreats to choose from for your Inner and Outer Explorations.  Have a look, check out our Retreats/Workshops.

Personal Retreats for the Spring~ Do you need some time to recharge, connect with Mother Earth, and yourself?  Come and create a unique, healing, reflective, and memorable experience for yourself this spring. The Meditation House is NOW available by DONATION! Or book any of our other spaces.   Call 1-800-716-2494 to reserve your space.

A special photo from our trip to Africa

From our trip to Africa

wild blessings,
Brian & Annette

A special photo from our trip to Africa (photo right).

Quantum Leaps Lodge and Retreats
Golden, BC
www.quantumleaps.ca


Recipe of the Month

 Our 3rd Edition Cookbook is now available for you to create wonderful food at home.
The cost is $25 and that includes tax, shipping and handling!
Order On Line here….

Chocolate Truffle Energy Ball
One recipe makes around 20 energy balls.
12 Pitted Dates, soaked in hot water (discard water)
2 cups Ground Almonds
1/3 cup Coconut Oil
1/3 cup Raw Cacao Powder
dash of pure Vanilla
dash of Cinnamon
dash of Sea Salt
1/4 cup Goji Berries or Hemp Hearts (optional)
Cacao powder (optional)
Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes to soften. Discard the water. Process in a food processor to make a paste.
Scrape into a medium size bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with your hands. Scoop into 1 inch balls
with moistened hands. **optional: you can roll balls in raw cacao powder if you wish
Keep in fridge until serving time.


Reject FEAR and Live Fearlessly!

As I write this newsletter, circulating around Facebook and the internet are petitions to stop the current Government from pushing Bill C- 51 without much debate or oversight.  We are gladly signing these!  For if this Bill is rammed through our rights and freedoms are even more eroded then ever before.  If we go to a pipeline protest will we fear that we will be arrested without cause just for expressing our opinions.  This is not the Canada I wish to live in (that’s why after the last election we created our Quantopia).  There is a culture of Fear being created here that contracts our society.   If we give up our freedoms on the base of Fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) then the terrorists have won…big time.  There is no doubt in our mind that this Bill is created under the strategy of creating a “sheep” like society.  That if we obey the Government’s agenda then we will be okay.  But if we oppose something such as a pipeline then we are considered ECO-terrorists. Any of us that give some money to the likes of Greenpeace are now branded as Terrorists by Harper and the Cons. This really unsettles me.  Yes there are crazy people out there in this world who are full of hate and anger.  But what created this in the first place?  Responding to violence with violence can only bring more violence, more injustice, and more suffering.  As Thich Nhat Hanh says “all this can be put out by compassion”.   If we can heal the root causes by putting more energy into mental health and education and our justice system then maybe these young people will see hope and caring to create a better world instead of a world fuelled by hatred.  We all just want to feel belonging and purpose to our lives.  FEAR really stands for Face Everything and Rise!  If our society can face the issues head on with only love then our freedoms would not be eroded.  I love Rick Mercer  (I think he could run for Prime Minister).  Anyway his last weeks RANT is so bang on.  To see the full rant go here… http://www.rickmercer.com/Rick-s-Rant.aspx

There are a may be things to FEAR in this world.  But do you let fear control you?  We also wouldn’t get in our cars to drive if we let the statistics of vehicle accident deaths control us.  There was a Facebook post going around that more people are killed by moose in Canada every year then by terrorists…..So the bottom line is there is fear mongering going on by our current Government.  And only 39% of Canadians in the first place ever voted for this type of agenda.  We need to speak out.  March 14th is a day of protest!

Get out there if you can to have a voice for our rights and freedoms.  Lead Now and Open Media are two websites you can sign petitions and find out information about protests in your city.  We need a REVOLUTION of COMPASSION not more controls and laws and rules!

Hoping for Heaven on Earth someday,

Annette and Brian
citizens of Quantopia!