“Heal Ourselves. Heal Humanity. Heal the World”
This is the mission and vision at the heart and core of everything we do, and what moves us, inspires us, and gives us the passion to wake-up everyday, excited, joyous and grateful, for everything we’re doing, not only with this project, but in who we are as people in the world.
What Healing is All About
See, healing isn’t just about finding the parts of us that are hurt, the aspects of ourselves that we’re afraid to look at, or that we’ve buried, and sometimes pretend don’t exist…
Healing is about Love. It’s really pretty simple.
Where there is Love, there is Truth.
And I truly believe that Love is the Truth that we can all connect with and resonate with.
There are many reasons to this life, like giving, sharing, helping, growing, and being happy… but at the end of the day, the point of this all… is LOVE.
It’s why we’re here.
To come into this world, and as we’ve chosen to do, from our soul’s perspective, come into this world with a lot of problems and difficulties, a difficult family, a hard childhood, and an endless array of things that seem to be quite challenging.
And in the midst of that all… remembering how to Love. Remembering that nothing is more important.
When we’re on our death bed, we won’t ever think back and go, “aw, I wish I worked more”.
No, the only thing we would ever regret is not spending enough time with the people we care about and love.
I know, because I’ve almost died (that’s another story for another day).
But the point is… Love.
And the vision that moves me forward with everything I do, every project I put energy towards, and every interaction I have with people is… how can I expand the capacity that we have to love?
The answer: by expanding our capacity to love ourselves, and to love life.
This is why this vision of sharing Ayahuasca with the world plays such a vital role in that, because it helps us see the parts of ourselves that need love, see the parts of ourselves that we judge, or dislike, and finally bring love to them.
And it helps us accept them, through understanding them, seeing them, and experiencing them in a new perspective, which the medicine has such a profound effect in being able to help us do.
I can literally go on and on about why love is so important, and why each of us, and the world, need it so badly.
The Collective Pain
We, as a collective, have grown so disconnected with our hearts, and to what really matters: Love, Presence, Connection, Family, to name a few.
We grow up in a world and society where we are constantly fed that what will make us happy is to get the nice car, the good job, or a nice house.
But what society fails to tell us is… once we get those things, we won’t really be happy.
Because nothing outside of ourselves can fulfill us.
We chase the carrot, always wanting more, we fail to notice the beauty of this moment. Of this life, this most incredibly sacred gift of existence.
We forget to breathe, and cherish what’s around us. We’re often running, literally and figuratively, to the next moment, never realizing that the only moment there is, is Here. Now.
And because this is so prevalent in our society, in our collective, there’s so much unhappiness inside of people.
So much pain, and hurt, and because we’re often too busy trying to get the next thing, we fail to look at the parts of ourselves that are causing that pain. The parts that we were taught, and picked up growing up in a world of unconsciousness.
Why We Created The Garden of Peace
That’s why we’ve created this retreat center. To give people the space, a sacred sanctuary of healing, nestled in the beautiful rich, lush high jungles of Peru, away from the unconsciousness, away from all the busyness, and the need for more.
To give you a space where you can really do your inner work, and address the things that keep you unhappy. So we can unlock the treasure chest of Love, that’s been within us all the time.
I’m writing these words, pouring my heart and soul into this project, because what excites me, and brings passion to my every moment, is the idea of a better world. Happy people.
And when you meet someone, they look you in the eye, and really connect with you. Really see you, for the beauty and majesty that you behold, just by being you, and are fully there with you.
We Need Each Other
Family. Connection. Community.
We need each other.
We’ve evolved for thousands of years in tribes, together, helping each other, doing what each of us do best, so we can thrive as one.
And as we’ve ‘evolved’ in technology, architecture and city-life, we’ve simultaneously devolved from the aspects of humanity that have brought us this far.
I see a world where we live together, in community, as family, regardless of our blood parents, or skin colour, and we share. We eat together, laugh together, smile together. Sit around a fire and tell stories together. Bathe in a river and enjoy together.
We help each other, we’re there for each other, and we grow together.
This is why not only have we created and grounded this retreat center, The Garden of Peace, but why this is only the first of many.
A Global Family
I have been shown and called by the medicine, mother Ayahuasca, to create this center, and it’s been such a magical journey to watch these visions ground into a physical reality, so quickly and easily.
And on top of this, I’ve been shown that I’m here to create an inter-connected global family, that would consist of conscious intentional communities all over the world. Strung together by Love, and the intention of a better world.
It’s not the world that needs peace. It’s humans. And when humans have peace in their hearts, the world will know peace.
So I move forward, every day, seeing this vision, knowing it can not help but be a reality.
Because it’s so much greater than me. Because it’s not even me doing this. I’m not even writing these words, they’re just flowing from a part of me so far greater than the mind…
The I AM.
The Divine. Source. Spirit. The Absolute. God.
To Wake Up The World
Whatever you want to call it, it’s all the same, it’s simply labels to express something that’s beyond all labels and words. You get it, and feel it, and that’s the most important thing.
Ayahuasca is about connecting us back to this Truth. The essence of Who We Really Are. Beyond our stories, beyond labels, and thoughts.
And so it’s also part of my vision and mission to simply Wake Up the world. To the Truth of Who We Really Are.
Not so that we can simply get it from the mind… but so that we can truly, and fully know that Truth, from the deepest depths of our Being. On a cellular level, without thought, just Pure Presence.
And exist from that place. As shining, awoken, conscious beings of light, where our mere presence brings Love, healing and transformation into a room.
When you show up from this space, and you live from this place of being so truly and deeply connected to your Divine Essence, your mere presence helps everybody around you, and holds the space for everybody else in the world, to Remember the same Truth.
For every person that comes to our retreat center, for every person that connects more deeply with their Truth, and their Heart, together, we hold the space and raise the vibration for the entire world, and every being within it, to come back to the same.
That’s why we do this. For Awakening. Love. Healing.
The Two Paths of Healing
And I want to say: there’s 2 paths in this world of healing.
One, where you look for things to heal, and you find it, and there’s an endless amount of things to process and clear and heal, and it never ends.
And two, where you remember that you are already perfect, whole and complete. And you do this inner work so that you can find the parts of you that do not vibrate at that level of Truth, and bring Love to them, so you can come back to this beautiful divine knowingness.
These are two very different paths.
In the second, it’s not even about healing. It’s about Truth. And healing is automatic. It’s assumed.
These paths do not intersect, and it’s up to you to choose which one you want to walk.
The space we hold, and what I am all about, and the intention that I’ve poured into everything I do with this project is all about the second.
You’re already perfect. And I’m here to help you remember that.
It’s Time to Reclaim Our Earth
On top of all of this, we’re here to reclaim our earth from the corporations and unconsciousness that take it from us.
You know, logging companies, and billion dollar corporations that move forward with an utter disregard for the future, and our earth, but are driven by an insatiable desire for money and power.
It’s up to awoken, conscious people like you and I to reclaim our earth and do whatever we can so that this world will still be here for future generations to come.
In fact, how can we leave it in an even better place for them?
It starts, at least I believe, by being able to buy back the earth, and holding it so that no company can buy it and chop it down.
Deforestation is happening at grossly alarming rates, and it’s why I’m so passionate about being able to buy back the rainforest, especially the Amazon, which is being harvested from and consumed every single day at such appalling rates.
So we buy back the land, hold it, and don’t let anybody chop it down.
That’s where so much of the money we collect from our guests will be going, as well as investing in other retreat centers, all over the world.
Centers Where We Need It Most
Oh, and I forgot to mention, when I say retreat centers, it doesn’t only mean centers for Ayahuasca in the world, in fact, not at all.
What I really see, and what I’m so excited to be able to create in the world, is centers for healing, meditation, and connecting back to this truth of the Divine within, in cities – where we need it most.
So many people, the people who need the most help, are often so busy and stuck in the grind and the system, that they can’t get away.
They don’t have the luxury to come to Peru to do a 10 day retreat, or at least, they don’t believe they can, which is why they don’t.
And for these people, to really impact the world and bring consciousness in waves that impact the whole so powerfully, we will bring these centers of Healing and Awakening, into cities, all over the world.
There’s no doubt this is going to happen, and I’m here to help make this a reality.
That’s a whole ‘nother story, but it’s happening, and I’m so grateful for this beautiful divine ride that I can not help but be on.
Re-Plant Mother Ayahuasca
We’re also here to re-plant this sacred vine of Ayahuasca, because it’s being consumed so quickly in the world right now.
That’s a good thing, because it’s helping us Wake Up so deeply, and bringing so much Consciousness into the whole, in a powerful powerful way, but there’s one thing people have been forgetting… and that’s to re-plant this medicine so that there is enough for generations and generations to come.
I havn’t heard of anybody doing this anyway, and that’s why my partner Ashley and I are so clear that this is what we’ll be doing on land that we buy.
I Have No Other Choice
Honestly, there is so much within me that brings me the passion that I can not help but have. So much that inspires me and gets me waking up each day with nothing but gratitude in my heart. And so much that I see the world needs, for us to really come back to the values that matter most.
Love. Peace. Presence. Integrity. Humility. Generosity. Sharing, helping, giving. Empathy, compassion. Community, family. And ultimately, doing this all together. Oneness.
This is the vision that can not help but move me forward, and everything that I do and say, is to make this vision a reality, for us all.
Thank you, so incredibly much for reading this, for caring enough, and for feeling the resonance with the words I say, as I’m sure that’s the only reason why you’re still reading.
Thank you for being on the path that you’re on. For choosing to walk this path of Awakening, this journey, into yourself – the most valuable journey you can ever make – and for our shared intention to bring Love into this world.
I Love You.
Infinitely, endlessly, eternally,
Trinity de Guzman & The Garden of Peace Family
Ultimately, this is about a movement. A movement of Awakening, Healing and Love in the world.
That’s the bottom line of everything we are about, and everything that we do is to move that forward.
The time is now. The world needs us. People like you and I who see the need for this, and resonate with this message and knowingness that things can’t keep going on the way they have been.
It’s time for a change, and it starts with you and I. Within our own hearts. Waking up to our own Truth, and then holding that space for everybdy else in the world.
Waking up to Love. Waking up to the knowingness that we need each other, and the only way we can do this… is together.
Thank you. So much. For being on the path that you’re on. For joining us in this movement, and for feeling the call to take this inner journey – the only journey that really matters.
We’re here for you. Everything we do in this world is to make this a reality for us all.
Join us, in this movement, by saying “YES” within your own heart. For Love. For Healing. For Awakening.
Anything you need, we’re here for you. Especially if you’re ready to really go deep, and take the journey within to places the mind can never understand.
For more information on our ayahuasca retreats click here, and we look so forward to being able to help you in any way we can, into the depths of yourself, Who You Really Are… and of course, Love. <3