A new moon, 3 birthdays and an invitation.

by pete
(Puerto Escondido)



Dear friends, family, lovers and dreamers, on this new moon & anniversary (May 6th 1961) of the birth of the physical body named Peter John Adams, i feel compelled to set fingers to keyboard to share a little of the more recent his-story of “my" life.

A little over 10 years ago in April 2006 i left my home of Norwich, Norfolk and birth country of England to begin a new journey. During that journey, in the outer physical world, i passed through the following countries: Turkey, Thailand, Laos, England, Thailand, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Thailand, Turkey, Mexico, USA, England, Turkey, England, Mexico (including a few days in jail due to a somewhat out of integrity Shamana and some Peyote), Guatemala (visa run), Mexico, Turkey, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, England, Turkey, Mexico, Guatemala (visa run), Belgium, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, England, India, Mexico, Guatemala (visa run), Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, England & finally back to Mexico. My current plan is to stay put in Mexico until at least next spring.

My inner “spiritual” journey however has taken me to so many places it would not be even possible to describe, indeed to the very depths of my soul. I left England a numb man, numb to my inner feelings. I did not know this at the time, yet it soon became painfully obvious to me that this was the case as i continued on my journey within to find who i really was and to re dis-cover the peace which i now know to be here, now, in every moment.

Following many silent Meditation retreats, yoga courses, personal development courses, many plant (and non-plant) medicine journeys, the soaking up of an unknown number of books, videos & audios, and the experience of some wonderful intimate relationships later, i found myself on my birthday on May 6th 2009 sitting in my newly purchased (on that day) R.V. (a minnie Winnie brought along with a motorbike from my friend Dean - & now resting in Paradise Community Garden 10 minutes walk from The Sanctuary) in Austin Texas, under the influence of a plant medicine. Some ideas began to form, and A Plan for Peace was born. I immediately registered the domain www.a-plan-for-peace.com and created a web-page on that day to do my best to describe what A Plan for Peace was and could become. I now cringe at some of the words i wrote and spoke when i recently re-read some of the things i wrote over the years and re-watched some of the videos i recorded. I will soon delete some of the most cringeworthy moments so catch them while you can!

During February 2012, in the Yucatan jungle close to Tunkas, i embarked on a 41 day water fast continuing my inner search. After just a few days i was flooded with inspire-ation to create a healing community there and then in the jungle, so i jumped on the motorbike and headed to the internet cafe in nearby Tunkas to create the way i create - fingers to keyboard. A week or two later the first volunteers (Shane, Isaac & one other) arrived to join the Garden of Eden Healing Community. Due to not reaching a final agreement with Pedro Puhm Rios (the Cuban shaman with whom i did the fast), i decided to continue on my journey on the 42nd day to seek a new location.

October 21st 2012 saw the official opening of The Sanctuary Healing Retreat center in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, with many thanks to David Ryan for helping me to find the location(s) and for his initial help getting things off the ground. Many thanks also go to Doris Rohm who was the first volunteer at The Sanctuary and became my partner for 11 months. There were many times when i thought that The Sanctuary would not survive, and came close to packing my bags and leaving with Minnie (Winnie), yet with the grace of god, which included the nurturing support of many beautiful beings such as Christian and Beks who even personally paid the rent whilst i was away in Europe, somehow The Sanctuary and i survived. Celebrating The Sanctuary’s second birthday on 21st October 2014 with Jaya Sunshine brought an open heart & tears of gratitude.

My personal inner journey was also supported by many seemingly not so beautiful beings who pushed many of my buttons to enable me to feel forgotten feelings from childhood, those feelings which i unconsciously clenched, creating “kinks of consciousness”, or unintegrated emotions, which from that moment restricted the flow of love through my being. Back then i was only slightly aware that what they were actually doing, was playing their perfect part to help me wake up to the reality beyond the time and space of this physical world. Thank you ALL so much (but please push my buttons more gently if we meet again - i will likely hear a whisper in my ear now rather better than a hammer on my head :-).

With a management dream team forming, currently consisting of the wonderful souls of Joe Gannon, Emmanuel DeMatta, Natalie Huggard and myself (yes, i am full of wonder too), now heading Healing Haven, The Sanctuary & The Pharm, i am feeling that the pieces of the proverbial jigsaw are coming together and the flow of “magic” is now easier to perceive as i relax more and more into the background of stillness, feel the presence within, and re-member who i really am.

To this day i still do not know what A Plan for Peace was, or is, yet i do feel soooo much more peaceful, joyful & loved than i felt 10 years ago. I hope that you are able to join me on my Birthday at The Farm this morning, if not physically, then in spirit. We depart The Sanctuary at 9.45am. Perhaps some of you may be able to join me at The Sanctuary’s 4th birthday celebration this year on October 21st 2016. 20% discount available for those booking before the end of July (forgive me for the plug - it seems that with the King of Diamonds as my Destiny Birth Card, i am a businessmen - and now an upholder of higher values - see this page for explanations )

So, today, 6th May 2016, a new moon, my birthday, a-plan-for-peace.com birthday and now the official birthday of The Pharm, I am in the process of putting some finishing touches to a new home page for The Pharm.

What is The Pharm? See The Pharm webpage for more information,

i invite you to join a small work-group from The Sanctuary and some local friends, to join me to celebrate at the Pharm from 10am until we finish, to loosen some soil,to plant some seeds (on this new moon) and to share some love. Lunch is being prepared for about 10 people. As we’re close to that number and if you’re not already on the list, feel free to bring a little something if you would like to join us to eat at 1pm.

I feel immense gratitude for (in no particular order) the loving support or other help which i have received from many other people not mentioned above. eg. Teja Shankara (i said no particular order Teja ;-), Jaak Waasmuth, Israel, Neelam, Alejandro & Patricia, Markus and Anais, Ruth, Cori Ellingston, Laurence Bakur, Luna Fairy, Carol Isaak, Tony, Michael Brown (author of The Presence Process), Latifa Prem, Catherine Waller, Colin Tipping (author of Radical Forgiveness), Ann Jarvis (my mother), Touran & Richard (my daughter and son in law), Danny (my son), Silvana, Isabel, Silvana, Swami Vivekenanda Saraswati, Sahajananda, Geoff Torkington, Maribel Tato Gonzalez, Debra Mayah (or however she is spelling it nowadays), Asli Tekin, Didem Pehlivan, Ahmet Erdem, Moss Rowsell, Erdem Tasdelin, James Bryant, Willits, Uncle Peter Lawrence, Selva Satyakam, Ros Cole, Gabriel Silos, Daisy, Claudia Ramos and many more. Thank you all, and to all those who i have not mentioned (too much plant medicine to remember ;-), thank you too.

Continuing to feel my feelings and open my heart in every monent,


ps. Thanks again to Michael Brown and The Presence Process Procedure - don’t fail to read it - or in the words of Markus Rothkrantz from his How to do an enema video: “You’ll thank me” :-)
pps. This moment is valid
pps. Wally, if you’re coming please bring your Land-Rover - we may need the space :-)
ppps. PLEASE click below and post a comment to say hello, or say whatever you like. ALL feedback is appreciated, AND it actually will boost this page in the search englnes. The more guests who visit as a result, the lower we can make our prices :-)

Return to Volunteer Quotes.