16 March 2011
from IMVA Website
Our Sanctuary project is a land ark.
Noah built his to weather the rain and sea and I built mine in the
interior highlands of Brazil. Before the nuclear disaster in Japan
started I wrote the following for this presentation of my Sanctuary
for my loyal readers:
Sanctuary is committed to common ownership of the business, which we will create with both our staff and our local community.
Sanctuary is dedicated to open communication and conflict resolution models through a process of learning how to listen deeply to and understand the inner worlds of others, and to also appreciate the vulnerability of the human heart.
So Sanctuary is not for just anyone.
Only a week later the world has changed and its peoples are frightened, especially the Japanese and all the foreigners who are living there.
Many are being evacuated already and millions more will be wishing they were somewhere else. If things get totally out of hand and this whole thing goes off as a dirty nuclear bomb, people downwind, meaning people in Hawaii and the western coasts of the United States and Canada and of course regions further east, will be in harm’s way.
It is not a good time at all to be in the
northern hemisphere. It wasn’t a good time even before this nuclear
event because of the threatening financial collapse and because of
almost intolerable levels of pollution and toxicity.
locally we do not have the extensive medical resources of a large
city but there is access to many alternative treatment
practitioners. There are spas in the area that can offer instant
detoxification programs that are augmented by the area’s pristine
But please know, anyone who comes to our
local area can get to know us at a lighter level of involvement,
then possibly explore deeper participation.
We are nestled within one of the sweetest hidden valleys in the central highlands of Brazil just three hours north of the federal capital of Brasilia.
We are flexible and intended to even offer time-sharing arrangements for yearly or bi-yearly detoxification retreats but are clearly gearing ourselves for surviving the storms and crises that are enveloping the world.
Chris Hedges writes,
Though I would like to use Sanctuary as a retreat center, its main purpose is as a survival center with deep ties to the local community.
I do not take Hedges’ or anyone’s word
lightly about the near-term future and what to expect so I am
preparing for worst-case scenarios and will just smile endlessly if
they do not appear.
We are looking to attract a few souls who can appreciate deeply Stoneleigh’s words.
Marc Faber, the internationally famous financial consultant, says,
We are certainly in the middle of a most beautiful nowhere and we intend to organize our entire valley to survive difficult times and even the prophecies converging on the year 2012.
We are looking for some resourceful people who want to
deliberately choose the opposite of what wealthy people normally do
and choose instead to buy themselves into a situation with human
entanglements and interdependencies, which will be absolutely
necessary in the years ahead.
We do not promise to
respond to everyone so please approach us as much as possible with
your heart and soul.
Now that I have shared all of this I had a vision of northern Japan being like the Titanic just after hitting that iceberg at full steam.
The entire area including the city of Tokyo is threatened with increasing radiation to the extent that the entire area might need to be evacuated. People are already being evacuated by the Japanese and by foreign governments to get their people out of harm’s way.
But if the worst-case scenario actually
comes to pass, is the world going to stand by and watch 100 million
people get fried with radiation?
Both France and Australia urged their
nationals in Japan
The entire world is threatened with everything imaginable from,
There are a whole lot of people on our earth with a whole lot of needs. We will see and experience more and more need for forced migrations but it’s not like it was 500 years ago with a whole new world to explore and colonize.
Many of us
all around the world might not survive all that is coming but
meanwhile many of us are still going about our daily life as if
everything is normal and it’s going to stay that way.
Japan’s nuclear crisis appeared to be
spinning out of control
I think the entire world - even the Chinese, who bear much ill will toward the Japanese after they invaded China and acted like ruthless apes - needs to open their doors to Japanese refugees.
The Chinese have entire cities that are
empty and America has huge areas populated by empty foreclosed
houses, and who cares about the illusionary importance to bankers’
Foreigners are leaving Tokyo, or
shutting themselves indoors;
At this moment, before we meet our fate in the coming years, right now we can, as a race, do something that will touch our collective hearts.
I challenge governments on all
levels, the elite rich who have more money than anyone has the
right to have (and keep his soul), and anyone and everyone
everywhere to do what they can for the Japanese people. I am going
to call the mayor of a nearby town later today and try to start the
ball rolling here in Brazil.
Sanctuaries are going to be rare birds but it is my hope that many people and nations will take up the cause and give sanctuary to people who need one as long as it does not compromise the safety and security of others. We have to be able to afford our nobility and the graciousness of our acts. Or those in need have to be able to afford to rescue themselves out of their own situations.
It is sad that they and we are dealing with limited resources, but still much is possible.