Volunteer Immersion at Shamanic Retreat
Keakakekua, Hawaii, United States
- Last updated: March 27, 2018 (1 second ago)
- Listing created on: May 12, 2015
Muaisa Hale Pule (“As I Aum” Sanctuary) offers a unique spiritual experience to teachers, healers, creatives, seekers, visionaries and travelers from around the world. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn and engage alongside our Lakota-trained shaman and natural healing practitioner(s). For guidelines and regitation, please visit our website at www.muaisa.org
An authorized 501(c)(3) chapter of the New Haven Native American Church (NHNAC), we do not engage in commerce. Instead, we rely on donations and volunteerism for all our services.
At our cedarwood lodge in Kealakekua, Hawaii, we provide several venues of counseling, natural healing, and training for those who seek to renew their energy levels, revitalize their perspectives on life, experience an entirely new state of being, and get in touch with their divine life purpose.
Long- and short-term involvements are available to guests and volunteers interested in personal growth and natural healing, and to those who welcome the opportunity to live in harmony with the island’s natural surroundings. This is ideal for anyone who enjoys being of service, is willing to learn about and practice eco-sustainability, and finds joy and fulfillment in personal growth and physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development.
Situated at 19.5 degrees North latitude in Kealakekua, the general area is located 3 miles (6 miles by car) from the State of Hawaii’s #1 marine life sanctuary where pods of dolphins come almost daily to rest, feed, and nurse their calves. The 19.5 North parallel is one of the Earth’s 10 major vortices. This place, which the ancients knew as “The Pathway to the God,” serves as a star gate portal, through which light codes enter the energetic matrix of the Earth to allow prayers and/or intentions made here to be “broadcast” to the world and beyond.
A 5-star bistro, convenience store, hot tubs, massage therapy, kayak rentals and the bus stop are all within an easy walk. Cafes, banks, 2 post offices, 2 grocery stores and the local Farmer’s Market are within a 2-mile stretch.
Guests, volunteers and residents are likewise invited to help themselves to the abundance of fresh, organic edibles that fall at our footsteps on the property. Depending on the season, we are blessed with an abundance of papayas, bananas, avocados, oranges, guavas, passion fruits, mountain apples and more.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2013
- Start Living Together: 2000
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://www.muaisa.org
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/muaisa.kona
- Community Address:
81-990 Haleki’i Street, #2334
Keakakekua, Hawaii, 96750
- Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Spiritual or Religious Community
- Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
- Identified Leader: Yes
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 12.5
- Open to members with existing debt: No
- Additional Comments:
Volunteers and guests generally enjoy being part of the Muaisa Hale Pule extended family, a small group of kindred spirits based in service, mutual respect, open communication, and celebration of enjoyment as the highest form of worship. Everyone on property is offered an opportunity to work privately as well with our officially-recognized, Lakota-trained shaman, to apply for adoption into the New Haven Native American Church (NHNAC). It is perfectly acceptable to become a member of our community and to still maintain allegiance to another religion. NHNAC dictates no official religious dogma and does not require members of other organized religions to change their beliefs, doctrines or affiliation.
- Current renewable energy generation: 100%
- Energy sources: Solar
- Planned renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw
- Additional Diet Comments:
Most on property practice “Food as Medicine,” some to the point of “Food as Religion.” That said, however, we do our best to avoid lecturing others about whatever food preferences they think are best for them. Each of us is different. Gently, gently, while remaining non-judgmental, we support everyone in recognizing the significance of food, exercise, water and adequate sleep in relation to health.
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