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Start 2018 Meditating With
Bert Levitt January 7 11AM - 3PM

Bert Levitt MA, LPC has been working with couples and individuals for over 38 years. He has seen firsthand that everyone has within them the ability to change. The skills set that Bert brings to his practice comes from a wide array of sources and experiences.

He has worked with abusive partners, addicts, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, chronic pain syndrome, and numerous other conditions, as well as all sorts of life and relationship issues. Working with couples to clarify intentions and act skillfully is a special focus. His marriage of 35 years has been his greatest teacher in couples counseling. 

Bert has been nurturing and facilitating our meditation group here at NaMestoy since its birth in 2011. This is what he has to say about meditation: "My life long spiritual quest has led to my current meditative practice. The non-dual (not two but one out of which all things arise) way of meditation that leads to an awakened heart in the most direct way I know. Ramana Maharshi, perhaps the best known teacher of the non-dual way here in the west,also instructed students to meditate this way.

During the meditation time we search inside ourselves for the “I” we most fundamentally believe ourselves to be. The work is to put all our attention on the inner feeling of “I”, holding that feeling for as long as possible. Aides in this quest are questions to pose to ourselves; "From where does this 'I' thought arise?" Or "Who am 'I'”?

What we discover is that the “I” which we believe to be our individual self in the world vanishes when searched for. In it's place appears Absolute Being. Residing effortlessly and constantly in unshakable Absolute Being is the Awakened State.

Format For Meditation: Our first silent meditation is 15 minutes, from 11:00 - 11:15. Our second is 30 minutes, from 11:20 - 12:50. The third is an hour, from 11:50 - 12:50. The fourth is an hour, from 1:00 - 2:00, and the last is 45 minutes, from
2:10 - 3:00. We sit in silence together most of the time and take breaks occasionally for walking meditation and brief discussions. Participants may come and go as they please while still respecting the silence.

Donation: Free

Welcome to NaMestoyFarm

Welcome To NaMestoy Farm  

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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Sacred Circle

*Meditation With Bert 
see below

Healing Circle with Karen

News Flash!!!
NaMestoy Farm featured in Home Magazine of North Georgia

Even as a mother protects with her life her child, her only child,

So with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings;

Radiating kindness over the entire world

Spreading upwards to the skies, & downwards to the depths; Outwards & unbounded

From left to right Staci Tye, Karen Cole, Nancy Amestoy, Tenzin Lama Sherp, Shankar & Renee Subramanium, and Mary Ann Witcher

How could anyone ever tell you you were anything less than beautiful.  

How could anyone ever tell you you were less than whole.  

How could anyone fail to notice that your loving is a miracle

and how deeply you're connected to my soul. (lyrics by Libby Rodrich)

Nancy's Notes......

Jack Graham is a counselor I made an appointment with soon after the death of my husband. He is a very wise man who sends out emails almost every day musing about his recent realizations. The following musing helps explain the non-dual approach to meditation that we will be doing this Sunday, January 7. Everyone is invited. See the format below.......

"You are infinite, you are really everywhere, but you think you are the body, and therefore consider yourself limited. If you look within and experience your own soul in its true nature, you will realize that you are infinite and beyond creation." — Meher Baba from Meher Baba Calling

Jack Graham's Comment: "What are we to do with this information? In one sense, nothing. It is the background for our living. It creates the stage for our life. It is the “Gestalt” (the behind the scenes reality) for the “Figure” (the things we think and do) of our everyday living. At some point, in a fraction of a second we will switch from foreground to background… when we are ready.

But if we are asked, “Who are you,” it is difficult to tell the Truth. I could say, “I am called Jack. I have a family, I work as a therapist….” and that is a functioning and temporary truth but in a larger sense it is an illusion. It is not who I really am. I could say, “I am infinite. I am not this body. I am everywhere and unlimited.” But as yet, while Meher Baba says this is the Truth, I do not yet consciously know this, so it is not yet true for me. I have not yet fully experienced my soul in its true nature.

So in a sense I live in-between the illusory identity I have created for myself and the true identity that remains unrealized and illusory for me.

In the discussion that six of us had at our New Year’s Eve dinner table (I was the youngest) where we were sharing things we wanted to bury from the past, experiences this past year that brought tears or new insights, and projections into the coming year, I wanted to share something that I didn’t. I feel the End of this life, an End that is reminding me with increased trips to doctors, loved ones dying, and some of my own strength and mental capacities fading. It reminds me that I am not this body. I am not this mind. I am not my thoughts or my feelings. I am Soul.

None of this makes me pull away from living. If anything, the fire of life within burns more brightly, or perhaps it is that I am becoming more conscious of the little things. Feeling gratitude and letting go, tiny-bit-by-tiny-bit."

Love, Nancy

Nancy, Tenzin Lama Sherpa & Honored Guests
                       Winter Beauty
          Nancy & Her Brother's