Many of us dream of living in community, in harmony with nature, having a village for our children to grow and play with, time to turn off our minds, shut off our phones, and unplug from our chaotic world.
For many of us this dream seems so far away…yet the vision keeps us up at night, our thoughts are run by the idea of breaking away, just running and starting over, somewhere more affordable, peaceful, and “real”. A place we can spend the time we desire to solely be present with our children, feel supported by friends, family, brothers and sisters, have the opportunity to plant, harvest, cook, and eat in community.
If you share a similar vision and feel called to explore the possibilities of joining together instead of running away please join us in Hawaii this July.
A community family vacation in Hawaii
Join us for 1, 2, or 3 weeks in Hawaii between July 12 and August 2.
• Daily swimming, snorkeling, kayaking in the bay where the wild spinner dolphins rest
• Daily Yoga
• Daily Meditation
• Fresh Local Food and Community Cooking
• Community exchange childcare
• Peace, Love, Fun
These weeks are intended to bring us together, allow our innate wisdom to shine through and be heard, to give us the strength together to feel the power of creating the Truth that lies within us all.
We will live in community, share a kitchen, share responsibilities with the children, share our wisdom, our gifts, our love, our superpowers, and just be US.
Whether you are looking for a family vacation to break away from the daily chaos or you wish to join in the creation of an Eco-Village drop your never ending to do list and take a leap in Faith.
We will be staying at Whale Song Sanctuary on the Big Island of Hawaii. Weekly all-inclusive rate is $1,000 per room. The rooms include a queen bed and a single bed with the possibility of adding an extra bed for kids. If you wish to stay longer than a week the price can be adjusted. For in stance a three week stay will be $2,200.
This Family Vacation has been inspired by the responses to my last post:
A Mother’s Day To Remember. (http://consciouspregnancyretreats.com/?p=599)
When I posted A Mother’s Day To Remember a few days ago, I was amazed at how many women were feeling the way I felt, how many of us feel trapped trying to balance a life that can’t be balanced…
A few responses I have received:
“This nearly left me in tears. Just last night I took my dad to dinner (happy birthday again Dad!), and was telling him how I have been dreaming of moving the family out of the country for promise of a more affordable life with more time to cherish our children and family. I don’t understand how we can survive with the stresses of today’s life and be expected to carry it all, especially working mothers, who are torn between having and keeping a successful job and raising her children the way she knows is best, having the time to be with them while they grow up, to NOT miss all those moments with them, the chances to be their teacher and guide, love them, and all those opportunities that will be missed once they grow up. It breaks my heart that I miss so many of those chances with them… and it doesn’t stop with just our kids. Other family members, friends; it seems so difficult to balance it all. Thank you Kimberly Nelli for sharing your story.”
“I just balled my head off… Can I find this story somewhere to share with my family? Easier than FB? Soooo grateful you shared this!!!! Thank you!!! Deeply grateful-“
“Just described my life. We too fantasize about moving away from it all. I tell my parents all the time don’t be surprised we wind up immigrants and you’re forced to follow your grandkids!”
“I just read your post and I just want to commend you for your bravery and submission of control, for following your heart and changing the world, one woman, one baby at a time.
While I don’t take the time to write like you, I feel very much like you do and feel like we are traveling very similar journeys. There is an element to life that I feel is difficult for men to fully understand and I feel like you expressed it perfectly in your blog.
While I was not hospitalized, I am currently trying to heal myself through natural means after a particularly stressful year or so of working myself into the ground trying to be the best woman, wife, and mother I could be while running a business that demands me to care for others. I now see a massage therapist and AP on a regular basis and am doing more yoga and am still searching for answers and yet I know the answer really lies within. You said, it, the answer is to release control and the thought of perfection, their is no balance. There is just life and we have to live it in the moment without worry but with faith and trust and love.
Thank you for your words, for inspiring me and so many others. You are making a difference. And, whether you decide to come back to Miami or not, know that I am here, another woman, another mother who is trying to live naturally, healthily and lovingly.”
“Kim, I ended up in the hospital with no diagnosis as well a few months postpartum with Soleil from no proper support (only my husband there and that was too much for both of us to endure together alone). It was harrowing and I identify with so many things you wrote here. I really cannot tell you how MUCH I support this that you’re doing and how much good is going to come of it ♥♥♥”
“Wow,Wow!!! Kim, sounds like we have a whole lot in common and little did I know bc we don’t even know each other and just days ago became friends on FB. There is clearly a Divine Order orchestrating events to fulfill the Divine plan. I am a FB friend of Ben Cohn and he shared your dolphin swimming story a while ago on FB of which I loved and shared too, for I too moved to Hawaii at he time to swim and birth with dolphins. I have been dreaming up an Ocean Birthing Retreat Sanctuary for years. I have miles of beach front property along the Sea of Cortez in southern Baja, Mexico where I have recently determined the spot that I would like to see this unfold. It is quiet, pristine, off the grid and absolutely beautiful. My vision has been fueled by much of what you describe in your post. I would love to connect with you by phone or Skype soon and see if it’s in alignment for us to co-create. I am very interested in creating an eco-village, my vision includes not only the Ocean Birthing center but a also a Holistic Children’s Village which includes an orphanage, as well as An eco- adventure resort/ holistic healing center that provides income for the whole village( I too am inspired by the Green school in Bali and have friends who go there). I will share more when we connect. I am deeply moved by your story and am sorry it has been so intense for you. I am very happy to hear you are doing so well and recovering amazing now. Sending infinite blessings to you sister and mama and to your family. Love n light”
I want to Thank You all so much for sharing my story and feeling the way I feel. Receiving emails and posts from many women who feel the same way continues to give me the motivation and reassurance that we are reuniting and our inner wisdom, our inner power is shining through, and together we CAN start creating the lives we dream of for our children and our future.
At times it seems hopeless and at the same time there is so much momentum with so many women and families that feel the way we do and know there is a better way. I believe our visions can come true. These visions are our innate wisdom within all women and it is being withheld, by the stress of our daily lives…trying to keep afloat in the chaos and “doing our best” to provide the lives we dream of for our children yet feeling our never ending efforts don’t even seem close to our vision. I want to share this email I received from the midwife who delivered Naiya in Hawaii.
Aloha Dear Family,
What a journey!
Glad to hear you have arrived at the same place as myself.
The Great Spirit told me to return to the farm on Big Island and that NOW is the time for this Eco Village to manifest as the Lokahi Village, the village of Unity and Harmony!
Yes I hear what you have shared and I too feel strongly for this.
God has graced us with some very potent land to grow on here and connected me with some beautiful Hawaiians that I have been doing ceremony with to preserve and protect their cultural practices of malama the Aina ,Caring for the Aina,Kai,and ohana.
Mother’s Day,2013, for me is the actual beginning of a floor being put in our GENTLE BIRTH HOME, a green house overlooking the ocean up above the family cluster of homes.
This week we begin a series called EAT PRAY BIRTH where I will show Robin Lim’s Documentary “Guerilla Midwife”and then we will have an open Talk story Birth forum. Our intention is to stir the lives of people who want to be BIRTHKEEPERS and unite us in each community to offer a network of support for the Pregnancy experience and postpartum and on and on. We will begin study groups in each community and aim to preserve the Art of Midwifery.
Barefoot Doctors Academy, my friends in Hawi ,will offer the program “Introduction to Midwifery with Doula Certification” from September 2013 through December 2013. Suzanne Arms ,an International Birth Advocate, will join us for the month of December.
I envision doing green building out of Bamboo and or cob and making a childrens village combined with a cottage industry for Mothers and families!
It is thrilling and a deep Soul service that is arising within all of us.
I have been doing birth around the island so I go to be with Be and Sand every other weekend just about. The dolphins have told me to bring the pregnant women and children to them so I am! They have told me that the children will seed the land for 70 generations from now
Let us Play together!
LET US PLAY TOGETHER!
If you would like to join us this summer in Hawaii please send me and email at email@example.com. or private message me on facebook.
Please include the dates you would like to come:
July 26-August 2
or a combination of weeks…
If you would like to stay updated with this journey or share your dreams please join the Facebook Page Let Us Play Together Family Community Living.
Love and Light