We as a humanity have ONE planet; our rich and beautiful Earth. However its ecology - our ecology - is being damaged in order to support our modern lifestyles. Never in our history have we lived so separated from Mother nature: Her changing climate, alarming species collapse and natural resource depletion are happening at an unprecedented rate.
A few years ago, Wales developed a revolutionary planning policy - One Planet Development (OPD) - which allows people to live and build in the open countryside as long as they meet the requirements of natural building, sustainable living and create land-based livelihoods. Here at the Lammas Ecovillage, along with the dozens of other One Planet Developments across Wales, we demonstrate a range of practical solutions to the challenge of living sustainably.
However, if we are to bring about the transformational change that is needed in the world we need to address the underlying issues that are creating this situation. In order for human beings to create a balanced relationship with the natural world we live in - we need to heal the inner nature within.
The Lammas Earth Centre is dedicated to inspire, guide and support people from all walks of life in making the transition to living more lovingly with our earth, with each other, and ourselves. We aim to build upon the practical solutions demonstrated by the Lammas Ecovillage and the One Planet Development movement and address the emotional, mental and spiritual needs of our time, to foster and encourage a gentle evolution in consciousness, to help serve humanity in making the much needed transition.
We have created a three fold path incorporating One planet living, One planet healing, One planet being.
One Planet Living addresses the physical skills needed in terms of natural building technologies, land connection and management, animal relationship and care, micro land-based businesses, practical hand-crafting skills, off-grid living, water preservation and respect.
One Planet Healing addresses the emotional and mental realms in terms of challenging limiting beliefs and making peace with past stories so present moment awareness can be experienced and lived... Non violent Communication, The Way of Council, Journeywork, Creative Expression.
One Planet Being invokes an awareness of the sacred in all of life. Being in Nature in silent contemplation, through being conscious in prayer and intention, and coming together in celebration and ceremony in conscious awareness that we are all One... Every single faith is welcome and respected. We encourage a sharing of unfolding realisations, deep earth connection and communication in heart-centred awareness.