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Bhrugu Aranya Newsletter - January 2018

Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya
NEWSLETTER

January 2018

           U P D A T E S   ●   N E W S   ●   E V E N T S   ●   A R T I C L E S

Dear friends,

Now is a crucial time in our lives and in the life of our planet, for all of us to really focus on our highest purpose. It is easy to get swept up into the times, the chaos, turmoil, stage of constant dramas whirling around us. But, each of us has a higher purpose to fulfill in this life, this precious life. There has never been a greater time than now to manifest yourself, your work. Focus needs to be clear and undivided. 



Many of the Great Ones say it is the most intense time to be alive and the most exciting, because we can evolve so much more quickly than ever before.

We are aware of all who are in need especially during these trying times. Daily we send love and healing to those who are suffering around the world. We focus on places, as well as people. There is great power in prayer and in holding space for healing in our hearts. More Mantras, more music, more creative arts unlock the gifts we all hold, so we can share them with the world.

We have made progress in our building of the Centre of Light, which now, more than ever, we feel is essential. We are in phase two. After a great autumn with enthusiastic visitors from all around the world and amazing, helpful volunteers with hearts of gold, we really realize how much we need the space we're creating to serve more people as interest in Homa Therapy and in Ecovillage life increases.  If you would like to know more about this project, here is the link:

http://bit.ly/centreoflightpoland


All Love,

Parvati, Jarek and all at Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya

Ecovillage News & Activities
Agnihotra on Mount Ślęża


In October Jarek, Rory and Asia were invited by Janusz Zagórski to give a talk and demonstration of Agnihotra to a gathering on Mount Sleza, regarded as an ancient sacred place stretching back 6000 years of known history.

It certainly felt like a special place and it was wonderful to reconnect with some old friends. 

Performing group Agnihotra fire at Sunset.
Gathering of Independent Alternative Groups 

 
The meeting was organized in Wrocław by pioneers and ecology activists in Poland to connect people working towards real change, creating methods of cooperation and mutual support. The aim is to unite people who respect all forms of life, the freedom of the individual and honour Mother Earth.

Jarek introducing Ecovilage Bhrugu Aranya and Homa Therapy.
Divine Feminine Workshop - Second Edition
Our dear friend Anne Godfrey from Australia led the second Divine Feminine Workshop here in October. Each woman created her own unique collage portrait of Divine Mother using various materials: fabrics, different fibres, jewellery pieces and decorations. 

Collage is one way to manifest Divine Feminine Energy, Love, Light, Beauty and Compassion.

International participants came from: Switzerland, Austria, Poland and New Zealand.

All women created beautiful portraits of Divine Feminine

Alana and Leela with their beautiful collages.

MRUKOWA

Activation of sacred site 

by Parvati Rosen-Bizberg

In the past ten years, I've been led to do activations of sacred sites, where the energies are locked in the soil, stones, and rocks beneath our feet. From New Mexico, U.S., to Australia and parts of Europe —Poland, Czech, England, Slovakia—we have been activating ancient sites where, in old days, healing humans and nature had been a way of life. In activating these energetic sites, the power is brought back to life. I feel deeply grateful to be a part of this wonderful healing work. 

The most recent activation site was Mrukowa, Poland. According to old historical accounts, high in the hills above the village of Mrukowa there was an ancient Pagan site which was where fire rituals were performed. It was considered an energetic site, upon which a Mother Mary chapel was later erected, on the exact site of the ancient Pagan sacred place.

Early in the morning of October 18, 2017, Jarek, Asia and I embarked on the several hour journey by car. When we arrived, we hiked up the mountainous path through a thick, magnificent forest. After 11⁄2 hours hiking up what we later discovered was the rougher route, we reached our goal. The chapel, simple, made of stone, sits in a quiet spot surrounded by trees, a small river flowing nearby. It was a magical place, untouched.

We entered the chapel, which is quite small, housing a lovely crowned statue of Mother Mary surrounded by an array of candles and flower bouquets. Along the sides of the altar were two wooden plaques covered in rosaries, hung there by pilgrims who had made the journey to worship her.

I could feel the rhythms of the ancients in the land, and the power of the many prayers that lingered in the air. I felt an overwhelming feeling of purity and love in that chapel. At the exact spot directed to, Jarek performed a Vyahruti Homa healing fire. It was a powerful feeling reinstating the ancient healing energies once again. 

Parvati and Jarek performing Vyahruti Homa healing fire.
Centre of Light Update

December has seen the craziest weather with snow and freezing temperatures, followed by unusually warm days with the strongest winds that uprooted trees in the surrounding forest, and wrecked drying tables and greenhouses on the farm. We have watched the builders work hard in these difficult conditions and, as the strong winds blew one night, woke up expecting some damage to the newly laid roofing fabric, but mercifully everything was fine.



Work is now ongoing on the roofing tiles and if the weather holds up it should be completed in 2-3 weeks. This means we will have nearly finished this phase of construction and we can look forward to natural building workshops in spring with clay, straw and woodchip.

We are so grateful to everyone who has donated to help build the Centre of Light. It is an incredible achievement to have gotten so far. We are deeply heartened by the generous support of many around the world.



We do still need funds for this construction phase, so please continue to spread our fundraising campaign and keep the momentum going. All donations are gratefully welcome.

Donate to Centre of Light

* If you are from the US and would like a tax deduction: Please donate through our affiliate NGO in US, Fivefold Path Inc and choose Centre of Light, Poland project.

 Wisdom of the Heart

These are the best of times and the worst of times. But most of all, these are the greatest of times for manifestation of all which has begun in Light.



We all need to take a good, long look at our precious planet. With each day, consider the effect one life can have on the world. The effect of one human being in prayer, one sharing their heart with another, one consciously spreading joy, one listening without judging, one answering the call for healing, one lighting healing fires for the Earth.



Truly, one life can alter reality on this planet. The power lies within each and every one of us. We need to live consciously, listen actively, pray fervently, chant joyously.



Do not suppose that your dreams are not vital, not possible to come true. Be willing to take the risk in order to live your life in truth. Release all fears. Live in harmony with yourself and others.



When we utilize our great gifts, we activate the seeds within, enabling them to grow and to shine light in these darkest times.



These are times of great darkness and times of great illuminating Light.

Keep your focus on the Light.
Excerpts from Shree Vasant

and Orion Transmissions Prophecies
Medicine Chest

Here you will find herbs that should have its place in every home medicine chest so you can easily treat many ailments in natural and easy way. Many healing ingredients you will find in your own kitchen and herbs may already grow in your garden or nearby forest. If only available herbs for you are in a shop buy only organic as they contain more healing qualities.

Sage

(Salvia officinalis)

Sage is a well-known culinary herb. The texture of the Sage leaf resembles that of the tongue and it is the traditional remedy for all mouth and throat problems. It can be taken as an infusion for mouth ulcers, sore throat, tonsillitis and bleeding gums. A stronger infusion can be used as a gargle for throat infections.

It is added to steam inhalations as the volatile oils help to relieve the mucous membranes. Sage infusions are recommended for weak digestion and general nervous and physical debility. Sage has a folk tradition of aiding memory and enhancing longevity.  It is beneficial to the liver and kidneys. Because of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, Sage poultices and tinctures are applied to cuts and bruises.

A strong infusion is traditionally used as a rinse for dark hair to add lustre and strength, and the Romans used frayed sage sticks as toothbrushes.

Sage Tincture

Loosely fill a jar with fresh finely chopped sage (you can also use dry sage but fresh contains more essential oils). Pour in enough apple cider vinegar to cover and add a teaspoon of Agnihotra ash. Make sure the lid is screwed on tightly, and shake the contents.



Place in a warm area out of direct sunlight for two weeks and shake the jar daily. Then strain the whole mixture through a muslin cloth and squeeze out all the liquid, which is now a concentrated herb extract. Pour the tincture into sterilized dark glass bottles and be sure to label and date them.  




You can use the sage tincture in many ways:

  • digestion tonic - take about 1 tsp in half a glass of water
  • sore throat - add 1 tbsp on 1/3 cup of warm water and gargle 
  • hear rinse - Mix one part of vinegar  with three to four parts of water. Apply the vinegar mixture to your shampooed hair. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then, rinse.
  • injures like twists or sprains, bruises - make compress by dipping cotton cloth in sage vinegar and applying on effected area. 
Ecovillage Kitchen

RUSTIC ROASTED VEGETABLES

This recipe is very popular to serve for groups. When we bring it out of the oven, it’s gone as fast as you can say ‘please!’ A crowd favorite!

Ingredients:

5 large White Potatoes cut in wedges

2 Sweet Potatoes cut in wedges

1 bulb of Garlic, separated into cloves (leave the skin on) 5 small Onions cut in half (leave skins on)

Half a head of Cauliflower broken into two-inch florets

2 TBSP Sunflower or Olive oil

1 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar

1 tsp. Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp. dried Rosemary

1 tsp. dried Thyme

1⁄2 tsp. Himalayan Salt (fine)

3 sprigs of fresh Rosemary sprinkled over the veggies

1 Tbsp. Tamari

2 Tbsp. melted Butter

2 Tbsp. Water

Instructions:

1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a large baking tray.

2. Bake for 30 minutes in a 200°C (392°F) oven.

3. After 30 minutes, take out of the oven, turn vegetables over in the tray, and return to the oven for another 20 minutes.

4. Test with a fork if the vegetables are cooked and add salt to taste.

5. Serve with sour cream and leafy green salad. Also goes well with Parvati’s White Cheese.

Note: You can also roast single vegetables, like sweet potato wedges, with herbs, garlic. 

ENJOY!

 Upcoming Activities and Workshops

Women’s Circles

Every Thursday 6:00 p.m.

Healing Circles with Crystal bowls and Ayurvedic fire ● Singing ● Dancing ● Mandala Drawing ● Tea Ceremony ● Sharing our wisdom. Every week is different. All women are welcome!

Full Moon & New Moon Yajnya

At the high energy times of New Moon and Full Moon, we welcome you to participate in 24-hour Tryambakam Yajnya fire.

● Next New Moon -  17 January, 15 February

Next Full Moon -  2 January, 31 January, 

Satsang

Every Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

Our Ecovillage gathers for sharing inspirational readings followed by a Healing Circle with Ayurvedic Fire, Crystal bowls and singing. We send healing to people and places in need.

Activities & Workshops

available on request

Fire & Sound Healing - Music Therapy ● Home Herb Workshop Mandala Art Therapy  ●  Finding your Voice – Vocal Coaching ● Agnihotra Ash Remedies  ●  Life Coaching – Self-Development 

Free Agnihotra Demos

Practical instruction and experience of AGNIHOTRA, ancient Ayurvedic healing fire, with certified Homa Therapy teachers.



If you can organise a group of minimum 20 people we would be happy to come to your area and give a free Agnihotra introductory class and demo.

Agnihotra & Homa Therapy Workshops

Contact us if you would like to organise a workshop in your area for minimum 20 people.

  • Learn how to heal the Atmosphere, Body, Mind & Spirit.
  • Create a healing and protective biosphere in your home
  • Cleanse negative energies and neutralize radioactivity 
  • Make simple but effective remedies with Agnihotra Ash
  • Reduce stress, improve your health and wellbeing
ANNOUNCEMENTS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN OUR ECOVILLAGE 
  • Part-time employment available For EU residents
  • Organizer- for workshops, classes, etc. With promotion experience. 
  • Agnihotra cow dung production worker
  • Copper/metal worker with experience – for Agnihotra pyramid production.
VOLUNTEERS
We need enthusiastic volunteers for Spring to do:
  • Garden work, cleaning, planting, etc.
  • Translators English-Polish
ECOVILLAGE EXPANSION

 

We are open to people who live consciously and harmoniously with Nature who would like to cooperate with our Ecovillage or join us. 

 

We are a vegetarian International Ecovillage. Members live on their own land in own homes. We do have accommodation for visitors. For long-term stays, nearby options are available. 

There are building lots adjoining our land and nearby. Also, houses that are for sale. 

 

For more information contact us
 Check our latest Articles

Agnihotra and Radioactivity - by Ulrich Berk

Fukushima has dramatically demonstrated that no longer is nuclear radiation poisoning a hypothetical threat to the health of all living beings. 

Chernobyl and some other nuclear accidents should have been enough warnings. But now, Fukushima makes it urgent that any and all means to survive be tried.

The article below contains very interesting information on the effects of Agnihotra and Agnihotra ash on problems caused by nuclear radiation.


                                                                    Read more...

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Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya is the first ecovillage in Poland. For over 20 years our international community has been creating a safe haven, a place where people can learn organic gardening, sustainable living and creative expression through arts and music. This lifestyle is further strengthened by a strong spiritual foundation that is non-denominational and universal.

The focus of our educational Homa Therapy Foundation (NGO) has been sharing the healing, life-transforming tool of Agnihotra, a Vedic science that heals not only mind, body and spirit, but also our environment.

We are building the Centre of Light to provide a much needed venue where teachers, healers, artists, seekers and pioneers can share their gifts for humanity and for our planet. A place where people receive support for their personal transformation, at a time of great global transformation.



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