Well, things are moving along here at a surprising pace, considering that we are on island time. Jenny and Phillip (and Ralph) have been here for about seven weeks and Amanda and Charlie (and Stitch) arrived just last week. Between roofs leaking like sieves and pigeons having babies in the attic and carpets being torn up and termite infestations, we have had our hands full! But the roofs are fixed, the carpets and termites are gone and the pigeons, well, they have been served notice and will be evicted for good once their babies are able to fly away. We are tearing down walls, planting every crop we can think of and enjoying the magic of Bimini. Our little community is getting stronger each day, and we are looking forward to inviting you all in for some amazing trips soon! We project being ready to open by July, and are now accepting bookings for group trips starting in August (just to be safe on the timeline). We also plan to have a grand opening celebration with discounted trips for individuals in early August, so let us know if you are interested in that, as space will be limited.
As crazy as it is here, knocking out walls and bribing contractors to show up and all the rest, we can't help but smile all day. It is so beautiful, so magical, such a dream come true for all of us. And whenever the frustrations get to be too much, we walk across the street to the beach and jump into the clear turquoise water, soft as silk, and let the ocean wash it all away!
For 13 years i have had a dream, a BIG dream. A vision to create a center for rejuvenation on the island of Bimini, Bahamas. Back when I had this vision 2012 seemed a long way off, whilst at the same time very present, due to the prophesy relating to the Mayan end date of 21/12/2012. Stories were rife about "the end of civilisation as we know it" and impending doom.
As with all big dreams, they do not always manifest in the time scale that you imagined. Years passed by and although still in the back of my mind it seemed unlikely at times that this dream would come true. I found diversions, paths to follow that were enjoyable, but they were not my big dream. Throughout the entire time, my thoughts always came back to Bimini and "what could be" if only I had X-Y-Z. Then it dawned on me, that unless I created this dream, I would always be living a life of "what if". I had to do it. I didn't know how, so I began acting as if it was happening. I started running retreats on the island to get me back out there on a regular basis, connecting in with the energies of the island again and all the magic that entails. I imagined myself with my colleagues in our center, how it would look, what we would be doing and all the people who would be coming and benefiting from what we had created. I began to meet the perfect people to help me create the vision; Amanda a talented chef and yoga instructor and Philip a native Bahamian and fitness instructor, who held the same intentions and vibration for the project as myself. Through the connections with an old friend who passed away, the perfect property came up for sale with a deal that enabled us to purchase, albeit in stages. The ARC was looking possible if only we could secure the funding. As with every stage an enormous amount of trust and faith kept telling me to hold the vision and it would come. I am delighted to say that as of today we have secured the funds for the deposit on the property and can begin work in April on the renovations, opening for retreats from July onwards. 2012 has proved to be not the end, but the beginning. The beginning of a new consciousness rising on the planet in perfect synchronicity with the Atlantis Rejuvenation Center anchoring a point of light vibration on a major planetary vortex point. From this place our family of light will send good vibrations out to the world. I am blessed to have a wonderful team co-creating this vision with me and for the support that this project is harnessing. We still have funds to raise for the renovations and remodelling and have some great incentives for anyone interested in helping. I have such immense gratitude right now for the birth of this divine plan.