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We are offering the opportunity to LIVE in an Essene Community that is based in organic food production, veganic gardening, permaculture principles, Essene Biogenic Living, raw food vegetarianism, and especially The Way of Yashua Hamashiach, also known as our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our sanctuary was initially inspired by what Rabbi Dr. Gabriel Cousens created at Tree of Life in Patagonia, AZ. In addition we visited Brother Day at the Essene Monastery in Oregon, spoke with Leslie the Enchanted Garden in San Diego, and researched the writings and community from ancient writings such as the DEad Sea Scrolls and Modern interpretations such as those created by Edmond Bordeaux Székely, translator of the Essene Gospel of Peace.
The Mission of the Seed of Life, Texas, is to supply a sacred safe space where we can bring together and heal, grow and create strong individuals with healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy spirits. To facilitate this mission, The Seed of Life provides a facility, tools and a forum to learn and share beneficial information about:
- Detoxing fallacious beliefs, addictions and cultural mythology.
- Recovering and nurturing a pure body and mind.
- Developing Christ-centered Spiritual Connection beyond ‘denomination.’
- Inner-standing a non-propaganda-driven view of financial and geo-political systems.
- Achieving success for one’s life goals.
- Building wealth for individual and community.
- Encouraging self-sustainability through agriculture and connection with the earth.
Fences make good neighbors. Community Principles keep friends friendly. Community Principles are general guidelines and do not encompass all conduct that acceptable. Residents are expected to use Common Sense and plain Good Manners. The Seed of Life, Texas does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, sexual orientation, age or anything other than you be committed to radical and positive life change!
“For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter shall pass from the LAW, until all is accomplished! … whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:17-19 NASB
We follow The Way of Yeshua – the Northern Essene – The Nazarite – the Nazorean – who come from the line of Joseph, the first “Nazar” נְזִ֥יר (nə-zîr) distinguished tribe. We learn from the “Red Letters” of Yashua and abstain from the conflicting statements made by Saul-Paul. We also learn from many other divinely inspired and wise human written books and texts.
We follow the PRE-Noah, Genesis Garden of Eden Diet. This is NOT a strict vegan diet. It allows raw honey, pasture-raised eggs and raw goat milk products to those who wish to imbibe. Animal kinship and stewardship is part of our mission.
Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every animal of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to everything that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so.
Genesis 1:29-30 NASB
And we encourage life-giving fruits:
Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out with his hand, and take fruit also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”
Genesis 3:22 NASB
The post-Noah Diet (which we do NOT follow) includes animal flesh:
The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every animal of the earth and on every bird of the sky; on everything that crawls on the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. They are handed over to you. Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I have given everything to you, as I gave the green plant. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.”
Genesis 9:2-4 NASB
If one is still addicted to meat, we suggest that they follow Kosher-Halal-Mosaic Law from Leviticus 11 which details the Laws about Animals for Food (in addition to mind-altering substances). If you are under the belief that you require animal flesh to thrive, we request that you release that belief before attempting to join our community. To assist you in your transition, we suggest you treat animal flesh as a seasonal ceremonial meal only using meat raised with humane animal husbandry techniques.
…Do not drink wine or strong drink… it is a permanent statute throughout your generations—and to make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean, and so as to teach the sons of Israel all the statutes which the LORD has spoken to them through Moses.”
Leviticus 10 NASB
The Four Agreements
These four agreements summarize our approach to handling conflicts.
- Be Impeccable with your Word:
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
- Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
- Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
- Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
- Be Impeccable with your Word:
We are working to grow all of the plants traditionally found in the Holy Land and Garden of Eden (Pistachios, Figs, Dates, Pomegranates, Olives, Citrus, Jujubes, and much more…). We have also taught about Raw and Living food lifestyle. We especially enjoy sharing information about Raw Cacao, Fermentation, and Spiritual Evolution. Since the Winter Solstice of 2012 (12-21-12), we hosted people from all over Planet Earth when we launched our Whole Way Home concept in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now we have the opportunity to grow a larger garden and community in Texas Hill Country. If you are interested in becoming a leader and custodian of any of the following ministries, please contact us.
Healthy Living Ministry
Sharing information about our G*D given ability to heal. Finding the WORKS (food and other holistic practices) and the PURE GRACE to recover from unhealthy conditions and addictions. This is also known as the Genesis 1:29 diet or the Halleluiah Diet.
Will you teach/learn?
Seed of Life will be open to host 12 step meetings on site. We have previously led Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional parents in the past. These are important meetings to attend no matter what other 12 step program you may attend (AA, AlAnon, CA etc).
Will you be a trusted servant?
Praise and worship that goes beyond traditional Christian music. Think music that makes you move… i.e. Sly and the Family Stone grooves couple with uplifting messages.
Will you play?
Animal Stewardship Ministry
In the tradition of the Essenes in Egypt, Israel and the Middle East, we will raise animals that have been traditionally used for providing no-kill human sustenance: egg laying chickens, milk goats, wool sheep, and of course, honeybees.
Will you tend?
Vegetable Garden Ministry
Seed of Life will help to provide the means to grow.
Will you plant and harvest?
Self Sufficiency Ministry
We are excited about alternative energy: wind, solar, geothermal, climate batteries, electromagnetic kinetic energy, Nikola Tesla inspired zero point ether field energy, and gourmet survival techniques. Seed of Life will help to provide the means to build.
Will you produce?
If you have a burning passion to serve in your community and it is not listed here, please let us know.