One of my favorite places on Earth, The Findhorn Community, is a magical place on the Northeast coast of Scotland, where the Moray Firth meets the North Sea, near Inverness. It is place where the Devic (plant) world and our 3D world meet. Where the veils between the world are thinnest.
It is a place of magic, nature spirits, music, natural beauty and growth; animal, plant and human. It is a place I go to when my soul needs refreshing , rewiring and retreating, and I always find my true self again there. It was appropriate that I return this year, the Community’s 50th birthday.
Findhorn is the oldest, non-religious, spiritual community in existence in the world. It began with three people out of work, living in a caravan (house trailer), in a caravan park by the Moray Firth. By tuning in and connecting to God, Eileen Caddy began to hear what God wanted them to do, and her husband, Peter Caddy followed God’s instructions and began to plant a garden in what was basically sand. The third member of the trio, Dorothy McClain, spoke to the nature spirits of the area and began to communicate
with the devas of the seeds they were to plant. They told her exactly what was to go into the garden in the sand, how to nourish them and help them grow. The results were 30 pound cabbages, and zucchinis the size of baseball bats. The Community was born from the energy that originated with the first gardens.
More and more people began to gravitate to this site on the North Sea and the Community began to grow, and for 50 years the energy that was originally used to grow vegetables, began to be used to grow people’s consciousness, their energy and their inner beings.
It was my joy to be able to share this with two of our students, who decided to come on this summer trip and to take the program that the Foundation offers for people who come for the first time, The Experience Week Program.
I have included some photos of the incredible flowers, veggies and grounds, and natural surroundings that I experienced while I was there. I had a chance to swim in the Findhorn River, and to cook in the original community kitchen in Findhorn Park, and to watch the Dance, Music and Storytelling Conference that was going on in the Park as well. And I was so happy to reconnect with my beloved friends that I have not seen in many years.