Living Miracles Worldwide

Kamas, Utah, United States

  • Last updated: April 29, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: December 14, 2015

Mission Statement

The Miracle of Forgiveness: Enlightenment is experience of What Is, the falling away of the concept of a separate self.

Community Description

The Living Miracles Community began in 2009 in rural Utah, in the Strawberry River Canyon area. Today the community exists in Kamas and the Strawberry River Canyon, Utah, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chapala, Mexico.

This group of devoted brothers and sisters live simple devotional lives, hosting retreats, events, and devotional stays and traveling where invited to share gatherings that inspire and bless all who seek peace of mind and enlightenment. They are often referred to as “Messengers of Peace.” Acknowledging that truth is in the Mind, they offer an invitation to engage in the uncovering of the beliefs that seem to obstruct the awareness of love’s presence.

They meet with those who desire to discern between the ego’s thought system and the Holy Spirit’s purpose of forgiveness. The purpose of the gatherings remains unchanged: learning the Spirit’s purpose of forgiveness and awakening to Peace, Happiness, and Freedom.

They serve as mighty companions for each other and recognize that awakening is not a casual endeavor, but one that demands a deliberate and uncompromising commitment. The depth of devotion and faith reflect their willingness to question all assumptions. Total transformation of the mind is approached with passion and devotion and a burning desire from within. This is their unified goal and purpose.

About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Organization, Resource, or Network, Festivals, Conferences, Events, Online Resources and Virtual Community
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 60 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses
  • Current Number of Residences: 25
  • Housing Provided: Rental, Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Non-profit organizations
  • Additional Comments:

    Properties are all part of tax exempt, non-profit organizations:

    Living Church Ministries, Inc.
    Living Miracles Holdings Corporation
    Foundation for the Awakening Mind

Membership

  • Adult Members: 30
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Visitor Process:

    Contact Suzanne at: [email protected] and arrange a phone call or Skype call. You can also call and ask for Suzanne at: (435) 783-4735

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    People usually attend retreats, devotional stays, and are active in the Virtual Community Online for months or years before they are considered for membership in the Living Miracles Worldwide Community. They also participate in online programs provided by the community, and have participated in many interactions with current community members.

  • Additional Comments:

    Our Living Miracles community is extending the vibrant Song of Awakening! For many years we have welcomed devoted ones to come and immerse with us in the Truth, which has been a huge blessing for everyone!

    The potential for membership begins with attending a devotional retreat or stay at one of our centers. If you have a call to spend time with us you can now apply to attend two to six week devotional retreats rather than applying to become a resident of Living Miracles Center. The time being offered will give those with a strong call for Awakening the experience of living in a devotional David Hoffmeister ACIM community with “no private thoughts” and “no people pleasing” Guidelines.

    To attend a devotional retreat please fill out an application at: http://livingmiracles.org

Government

  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Three Nonprofit organizations each have Boards:

    Living Church Ministries, Inc.
    Living Miracles Holdings Corporation
    Foundation for the Awakening Mind

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $1500
  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 40
  • Open to members with existing debt: No
  • Additional Comments:

    Donations, rents, and income from devotional retreats and stays and the sale of materials and resources support the worldwide community.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Hot tub or hot springs, Large Scale Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Stage or Auditorium, Fire pit, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: We eat intuitively and what is Provided
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    In practicing the lessons of A Course in Miracles, a self-study curriculum in forgiveness, we use diet as well as everything else as opportunities for forgiveness, non-judgment, and following the Intuition (Spirit) in all things.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): A Course in Miracles (ACIM) and the teachings of David Hoffmeister
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: Yes
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    Our belief from A Course in Miracles is “Health is Inner Peace” and the mind clean and cleared of grievances and attack thoughts and judgments is happy, joyful, and free.

  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
  • Additional Comments:

    Trust in the Spirit settles every problem Now.

Additional Comments

Following the Mystical Teachings of Jesus, our approach focuses on the Guidance of the Spirit, which acts as an inner compass allowing the form of the path to be given moment by moment. This is a practical, direct, and single-pointed approach, like A Course In Miracles, where absolutely everything in our daily lives is used for one Purpose: to come to the experience of true freedom. The Spirit meets us where we believe we are, unwinding and taking us deeper and deeper into an expansion of the mind to the awareness that there is no separate self. Stepping stones were Given to gently bring us along the path into the Present moment, where the idea of a path disappears in the release of all concepts and the recognition that there was never anything wrong (and no path to walk on!)

We live by 2 guidelines: No private thoughts and no people pleasing.
Study of the book A Course In Miracles can offer a context and the practicality of these guidelines for experiencing healing in mind and inner peace.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Foundation for the Awakening Mind

Keywords

mystical, teachings, jesus, christ, forgiveness, holy spirit, awakening, david hoffmeister, healing