​Serene Retreat in North Georgia

Welcome to NaMestoyFarm

Welcome to NaMestoyFarm

If you're looking for serenity and peace, you've come to the right place. At NaMestoyFarm we provide space for both personal and group retreats.There are 14 acres to roam, enjoy the natrual wooded beauty, gaze at the sunset, and literally smell the roses that bloom in abundant glory. NaMestoyFarm has been located in North Georgia since 2011. We look forward to your visit.

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Bert Levitt
Nancy Amestoy
                                 Karen Cole

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Reiki Healing With Karen
Date to be announced​

Karen is our beloved energy healer who is with us the last Sunday of each month! She has so many modalities of proficiency. She is certified in yoga, Aruvedic medicine and naturopathy so she does more than just reiki healing while she focuses on each indiviidual who enters the sacred healing space in our meditation room. Having such a comprehensive approach to healing and wellness, she can always suggest a natural way for us to heal and maintain our body, mind and spirit. The minute we enter the room we can sense the holy Presence of Spirit. Karen becomes the conduit through which blocks in our mind, body, and spirit are removed so that our natural ability to heal ourselves is released. This Sunday Karen will be working with individuals in the meditation room while the rest of us will be receiving healing from the Gongs and group healing from one another.
Love offerings accepted​

More About Karen Cole
Karen is becoming a celebrity in the field of education. Forsyth County news did a feature article about her accomplishments, and the information about her keeps spreading to more and more schools and more and more newspapers. She's a busy lady these days. The Forsyth paper wrote, "Longtime Forsyth Central High School special education teacher Karen Cole transitioned into a new role as the school's first-ever wellness coach... The in-school suspension room was transformed into a space called "The Well," where technological devices are prohibited and bean bag chairs are the preferred mode of seating." 
It's like you're going there to replenish yourself," Central principal Mitch Young said....she uses many of the same coping methods she was using with her special education students and shares them with the rest of the school's population. These are methods she had learned and incorporated into her own life to deal with anxiety and depression to help her students: breathing, gratitude journals, positive reinforcement...

Nancy's Notes​

Kale Offering
What's up with Kale in the title of this news letter? It just so happens that my son, Ben, is harvesting a plethora of it at his farm in Ballground. He's offering big bags of organic Kale to anyone who wants to stop by and pick it up here at Namestoy, 7490 Whitmire Rd, Cumming. Believe me, there's nothing like it in the grocery stores.....fresh from his garden. Call Nancy at 404-414-8122 & we'll have it waiting at the gate.

Two weeks ago in our Zoom Meditation session, we talked about Awareness. We were having a discussion, and all of our definitions seemed applicable, but still lacking something. On Wednesdays Carrie and I have a conversation around the teachings of Sadguru in his book Inner Engineering. He has a section entitled "Awareness Is Aliveness." That happened to be the section I turned to, and I read it to her because she only has the audible edition. Sadguru wrote "First and foremost, let us make an important distinction: awareness is not mental alertness. Mental alertness will only enhance your ability to survive in the world. It is a doglike alertness---useful in self-preservation but not in self-expansion. Awareness is not something that you do. Awareness is aliveness, or chitta. This is intelligence that is completely unsullied by memory. This is the deepest dimension of the mind and one that connects us to the very basis of creation. When you are in touch with this dimension, you are in a state of heightened awareness, which allows you to be fully conscious and intoxicated at the same time and with no external stimulus whatsoever! When you learn to access chitta, being blissful is entirely natural.

Sleep, wakefulness, death---these are all just different levels of awareness. Suppose you were dozing and somebody shook you awake. Boom! The whole world comes back in a single moment! That is not a small thing. You re-created the whole of existence instantly. The world, which was obliterated in your experience, pops back. Not in seven days--in just a moment.

When you are asleep, the world does not exist because you are largely unaware. But even in sleep, you are not completely unaware. The difference between a sleeping person and a dead person is one of awareness. Similarly, between a wakeful person and an awakened person, there is a difference. An awakened person sleeps too, but has managed so much awareness that some part of him or her does not sleep. The sense organs shut down, the body rests a bit , but everything else is on. This is because awareness has been notched up another level.

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Featuring Zoom Meditation With Bert
Sunday May 31 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

I've been meditating regularly since 1965, when I learned meditation techniques from a theosophist family in my home town. Over the years I have changed the way I meditate to fit whatever spiritual path I was pursuing, but the goal was always the same. Realization was what I was after. One definition of that would be to operate from a level of awareness that is based in direct perception of everything as identically arising from one nameless, and utterly mysterious ground that we are. 

I have not succeeded in stably living from that position, but I do enjoy it part of the time and that has made the other times easier, in that my perceived suffering is greatly diminished.  

Many people in this culture find meditating extremely difficult. One reason is feeling overwhelmed by near constant thoughts and another is difficulty with being still when constant action is their primary mode of being. Also, for many, meditation has remained mysterious, alien, and even scary. These difficulties can be, and have been overcome*​


From Nancy ​Amestoy:

"At one of our last "Meditation With Bert" He read some excerpts from Judith Blackstone's book, The Enlightenment Process, A Guide to Embodied Spiritual Awakening, and after our meditation time was over, all of us who attended said that we could feel the dynamic transmission flowing out from him. At that time we asked him to work with us on a regular basis. And then the pandemic broke out.

It will be an uplifting two hours to sense the highly vibrating Presence of our Earthly & Eternal Home"

Email Kim Lemen if you plan on joining us. Her email is kim.lemen@gmail.com