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Earth Rising Sanctuary

Last updated: February 6, 2016 (4 days ago)

Listing created on: March 23, 2009

Earth Rising Sanctuary

(Kettle Falls, Washington, United States)

Mission Statement:

Healing Gatherings and Seminars, Lightwork, Community living and gardening.

Community Description:

Earth Rising Sanctuary gatherings are for people who desire to share/learn techniques in the self healing arts for the individual and the earth, including traditional healing techniques, metaphysical, and green ways of living on the earth. ERS gatherings are for people who desire to share/learn techniques in the self healing arts for the individual and the earth, including traditional healing techniques, metaphysical, and green ways of living on the earth. They are also for family to come together in prayer, heart-song, Spirit music, dance and play. The sanctuary is also a place for up to 16 people (including children) to live and grow in their spiritual path, sharing healing, music, other artistic expressions, gardening, and other green ways of living. We are looking for people who desire to walk with a light footprint on this planet using as little fossil fuels as possible and utilizing the power of the sun and other alternative energy. The sanctuary is looking for light-workers to live at the sanctuary to manifest an abundance of love and light into this planet. We are looking for people who understand community, and working and playing together, for a combined enrichment of our lives in our own rhythm and time. One of our projects is growing organic non-gmo foods. The sanctuary encourages a vegan, or transition toward a vegetarian lifestyle. The sanctuary encourages a respect, reverence, and communication with all life. All spiritual views and cultures are welcome on our land, as long as you respect others ways, and don’t push your beliefs onto others. Spiritual speakers, artists, musicians, dancers, gardeners, handymen (especially if into alternative energy), and children are welcome. Especially welcome are happy vibes helping to bring light down into the planet. Earth Rising Sanctuary holds three Healing Gathering’s per year; Midwinter circle and celebration, March Vision Council and Seed Exchange; Summer Music Jam Party; Thanks Giving Prayer Circle; Winter Solstice Prayer/Vision Circle; New Years Eve Party; and weekly Music Jams. For all gatherings- community kitchen open to potluck offering and sharing. Contact for any details for upcoming gatherings, and if you would like to arrange your own group or private retreat/seminar/gathering. ERS formed in 2007, the first healing gathering-seminars were in 2008.

About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Organization, Resource, or Network, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 20 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Planned number of residences: 4
  • Planned Residence Types: Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues
  • Housing Provided: Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: 24 by 20 room with a loft in a separate building for community minded person(s). This room is the main indoor workshop option during healing events and where we circle during cold season.
    2 bus/motorhome sites and 2 small potential building sites. Large outdoor community kitchen and campsites also available.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Non-member Residents: 8
  • Percent Women: 21-30%
  • Percent Men: 71-80%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Please arrange ahead of time before planning to visit. Call Feather at 509-732-4301(prefered) or contact via facebook or e-mail. Visitors are expected to arrive self sufficient; contact us for more details and arrangements. Earth Rising Sanctuary hosts 3 Healing Gatherings per year. Also each year we host, Midwinter Circle and Celebration, Spring Vision Council and garden seed exchange, August Music Jam Party, Thanksgiving Prayer Circle. Winter Solstice Prayer/Visions Circle, and end of year party.
    Visitors are expected to arrive self sufficient; contact us for more details and arrangements.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: New members are evalidated 1st, month,3,6,9,and 12 months. We live by a code of positive, supportive ethical conduct. We can handle up to12 adults (16 total inc. kids).
  • Additional Comments: All paths are recognized and celebrated as long as everyone’s beliefs are respected.
    All spiritualities welcome without discrimination.
    Great alternative public school in area.

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Open to listening to all voices present.

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
  • Additional Comments: Everyone has separate finances other than the monthly expenses. Strongly encourage community minded people.
    Everyone is expected to help 1 hour/day towards manifesting our community abundance. ( 2-3 if part of the gardens)
    $50-$275 share of expenses.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Energy sources: Solar, wood
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library, Outbuilding(s), Outdoor Kitchen, Fire pit, Waterfront access, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: No, it is slow.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Healthy, organic, non-gmo, mostly vegetarian or vegan, natural medicines and healing methods, and local strongly encouraged.
    Community potlucks as community flows.
    Recognize the different body type needs.
    Alcohol not allowed at healing gatherings, circles, or seminars.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
  • Expected Healthcare Practices: Alternative Natural practices
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

We are a non-profit corporation registered with the State of Washington 25 miles north of Kettle Falls,WA overlooking the Columbia river and the mountains of Canada.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Northwest Intentional Communities Association

Community Affiliations

One Earth Sanctuary

Keywords

Healing Gatherings, Seminars, Community, Organic Gardens, Off Grid, Circles, Music Jams, Potlucks.

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge