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Directions to NaMestoy Farm (from south - Atlanta)

GA400N to Highway 369 west (left at light) 6.3 miles to right on Whitmire Road (Just past Wallace Tatum Road) 1.4 miles to property on right just past Matt's Landing. 7490 Whitmire Road, Cumming, 30028

Phone: 770-205-9358
 


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 Sacred Circle 










Come join us! What stimulating conversations we are having, and we're interested in everyone's perspective. When we sit together in Circle, we wait for inspiration; and when it comes, we speak it as the enlightened beings we know ourselves to be.  
We follow the Council of Peace guidelines: 
"We agree to refrain from judging, persuading, defending or interrupting those with whom we are in dialogue. 
We agree to be curious and to be real. 
We agree to listen, in order to understand, regardless of whether our views are similar or different. 
We agree to hold this space as sacred and to be with one another here in openness and love."
Everyone is welcome to join us.
No reservations needed and there is no fee.

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Healing With Karen 










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

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Sunday Meditation w/Bert 








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.

*Participants are invited to do walking meditation when they need a break from sitting for long periods of time, and they may come and go as they please during the four hours.  
Please enter and leave quietly.


NF Ongoing Events


MORE ABOUT OUR SACRED CIRCLE

When we sit and gaze together in Circle, we wait for inspiration; and when it comes, we speak as the aligned beings we know ourselves to be.. Everyone is welcome to join us. 
No reservations are necessary, and there is no fee.....

I must tell you that our Sacred Circle on Mondays is a most special time for me; and my daughter, Carrie, even plans her visits to NaMestoy around this special gathering. And now we are also attending a similar group on Tuesdays at 1pm hosted by Kim Lemen in her lovely home in Canton. I envision more and more of these Circles of Light shining forth throughout Metropolitan Atlanta. If you, too, feel the call to host a group in your local community, I will be happy to support you in this. When getting started there may be just one person show up, so I would be that third person until there are some regulars attending.

In a country of people who don't seem to have the time to build deep relationships, the Vision Alignment Project presents this vision:
"We see a world where groups and circles of people gather together regularly to support one another in the manifestation of whatever their individual dreams are; where people easily align with each other because everyone wants only for the highest good of all... devoting time together for the sacred aspects of life; where they remember to create a spiritual environment that makes it easy for everyone in the community to experience Oneness."




Great News! Tenzin will be here in July





Our Sacred Circle returns on July 8








Come join us! What stimulating conversations we are having, and we're interested in everyone's perspective. When we sit together in Circle, we wait for inspiration; and when it comes, we speak it as the enlightened beings we know ourselves to be.  
We follow the Council of Peace guidelines: 
"We agree to refrain from judging, persuading, defending or interrupting those with whom we are in dialogue. 
We agree to be curious and to be real. 
We agree to listen, in order to understand, regardless of whether our views are similar or different. 
We agree to hold this space as sacred and to be with one another here in openness and love."
Everyone is welcome to join us.

No reservations needed and there is no fee.


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June 30 Healing With Karen 12 noon - 2pm










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

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Volunteer Opportunities

July 15 - 20 I Can Bike The Guide Project
Dan and Stacy Cheney lead the nonprofit (visit "The Guide

Project" to sign up)
They need volunteers to teach autistic and developmentally delayed children how to ride a bike. It will be held in Gwinnet County.






























                       June Events


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...Just having a basic belief in yourself that they were relevant as people and that they were capable of doing anything that they wanted to do,...especially be successful in school."

Young initially rebuffed the idea, but he was forced to reconsider after an increasing number of the school's students were in states of emergency. Through Signs of Suicide, an anonymous survey program, Central found its freshmen class had a higher rate of depression than the national average. The school did further research that found that even students plugged into clubs, athletic teams and the STEM academy were showing signs of it too. Young talked to the school district about creating the position and was given full support, along with a model for the wellness center to emulate in Marietta High School. Young and Cole visited the school's facility and brought back ideas. 

Central first introduced the center to students through voluntary visits from freshmnan P.E. classes, and teachers were encouraged to bring their classes. Five weeks into the school year, Central began its "power hour" lunch initiative on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and Cole opened up the wellness studio for voluntary 20-minute mindfulness breathing sessions for any
 student.