Linda and I have been on the Big Island of Hawaii for the past three weeks, preparing Crimson Circle’s new Villa Ahmyo for upcoming workshops and Shaumbra rentals. I’m not likely to get much sympathy when I mention the hard work and long days we’ve been putting in because it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. I’m sitting out on the large lanai in my shorts, t-shirt and bare feet as I write this, so I’m not complaining either. Not too much anyway.
Villa Ahmyo exemplifies the Master’s life that many Shaumbra are now beginning to experience. The property and house are filled with beauty and grace, tranquility and ease. It sits in nature among lush tropical trees, foliage and flowers, with a panoramic west-looking view of the Pacific Ocean.
Crimson Circle recently acquired Villa Ahmyo as a place for workshops and retreats, as well as rentals for Shaumbra who want to go deep in the Ahmyo energy, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The first workshops will be held in February and April 2018, and rentals will be available starting in May 2018. The Crimson Circle intends to rent only to Shaumbra in order to keep the energy of the villa intact.
The acquisition comes four years after Crimson Circle started looking for a property that could be used for a “home base” for intense gatherings with small groups of about 25–30 Shaumbra. It is part of a long-term plan for Linda and me to reduce our travel load, and have a property for small groups of Shaumbra ready to experience life as an embodied Master. We typically travel about 100,000 air miles (about 160.000 kilometers) a year. We’ll continue doing about 4-5 international trips per year but we’d like to spend more quality time with small groups in our own safe space. We looked at potential properties in Mexico, Portugal, Colorado and Canada before finally choosing Hawaii. Linda and I went to the Big Island in July 2017 to check out prices and availability, and just “happened” to find the perfect property on our second day of scouting. Funny how that works.
Villa Ahmyo sits on approximately 1.5 acres (0.6 hectares) of Hawaiian landscape, at an elevation of 1200 feet (365 meters) just 7 miles (11 kilometers) south of Kailua-Kona. The home and garage cover approximately 4400 sq. ft. (408 sq. meters). It features a beautiful infinity pool and hot tub, a pool house and a huge terrace area perfect for holding outdoor gatherings. The house, designed and built by an architect in 1978, is in a Tuscany style that harmonizes with the surrounded nature. There is an expansive living area with a fireplace that can accommodate up to 30 guests if the workshop is held indoors, two dining areas, a spacious contemporary kitchen, a master bedroom with its own bathroom and large walk-in closet, one bedroom with a queen-size bed, another bedroom with two twin beds, and an office area. The house wraps around a charming outdoor courtyard that allows light into the house from all sides. There’s also a large lanai (patio) off the living room that provides an expansive view of the ocean. It’s a perfect place to watch a Hawaiian sunset with a refreshing Mai-Tai at the end of the day.
Walking through the beautifully-landscaped grounds you’ll notice orange, banana and lime trees, plus several towering Cook pine trees. These trees, often used for ship masts in centuries past, were named after Captain Cook, who first came to the Hawaiian Islands in 1778.
Since we got here in early October, Linda and I have done two Keahak sessions from Villa Ahmyo. I could definitely feel the difference in the energy while doing these channels. It was lighter and easier than our normal surroundings of a hotel room or even our house in Colorado. Adamus made some specific references to Hawaii and Villa Ahmyo during the past two sessions:
“Oh, beautiful with the warm sun, the beautiful plants, the sounds of nature and the amazing view of the ocean. But it’s not just about the property. It’s about what is becoming of Crimson Circle and Shaumbra and those of you who are a part of Keahak. It is about the transcendence, about the movement out of some of the very old Earth energies, the movement beyond some of the very difficult and challenging parts of life."
“This Villa Ahmyo signifies that movement away from the hard life of trying to get and keep energy now into a whole different type of life, the Master’s life, the good life where literally you don’t have to work and struggle with everything. You don’t have to continue trying to process old wounds. You don’t have to work through issues anymore. You’ve done all that. You know how difficult it can be, the sleepless nights, the hard work, the stress that was in your mind and definitely in your body."
“This is a symbol for all of Shaumbra. This is a symbol for all of Shaumbra what life as an embodied Master should be and will be if you allow it.”
While St. Germain never visited Hawaii in his lifetime, he’s familiar with it through his lifetime as Mark Twain. Twain visited the islands in 1866 while on assignment for the Sacramento Union newspaper and wrote two books about his adventures in Hawaii: Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii and Mark Twain in Hawaii: Roughing It in the Sandwich Islands. Here’s what he had to say about Hawaii:
“The loveliest stream of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.”
“No alien land in all the world has any deep strong charm for me but that one, no other land could so longingly and so beseechingly haunt me, sleeping and waking, through half a lifetime, as that one has done….”
With its active volcano, waterfalls, and historic sites, Twain liked the Big Island of Hawaii, where Villa Ahmyo is located, above all else:
“A week there ought to cure the saddest of you.”
The big island is filled with sights visited by Twain that have changed little if at all. You can walk by the massive black lava walls of the City of Refuge, which is now a National Park. The earth’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, is 13,677 feet high and consumes half the island, while the planet’s youngest and most active volcano, Kilauea, is still spewing gas, smoke and ash, as it did when Twain climbed down into it. You can have the same view of Halema’uma’u Crater from the Volcano House that he enjoyed. During the winter months, you can see hundreds of whales playing in the warm ocean waters while teaching their young babies to breach and dive.
But Twain’s happiest memory of Hawaii appears to be the women, which he mentions over and over, most often when he happens upon them swimming or dancing what he called, the “hula hula.” Of course, being Mark Twain, he was always a gentleman. “At noon I observed a bevy of nude native young ladies bathing in the sea, and went and sat down on their clothes to keep them from being stolen.”
In the past three weeks we’ve had the help of Alain Bolea, Crimson Circle’s management consultant and a fine designer, as well as Donna Van Keuren and Joe Davinroy from Colorado. Joe and Donna have helped us organize the garage, paint parts of the house, clean nearly everything, buy and haul everything from dishes and garden tools to solar lights and just about everything else that goes into setting up a house. We drained and cleaned the pool, took down old satellite dishes, hung artwork, set up beds and linens, lined drawers with fresh covers… the list goes on and on. Some of the best parts have been jumping in the infinity pool at the end of a long day of work to watch the stunning Hawaiian sunsets, then cooking dinner on the new grill in the courtyard and celebrating the day’s accomplishments with a cold glass of white wine.
We head back to Colorado in two days, just in time for the November Shoud. As much as I love Colorado, my heart is already heavy with longing for Hawaii. I know the team has created a truly sacred space for Shaumbra gatherings, and that Villa Ahmyo will be the energetic center for the new Ahmyo life that we are just now beginning to realize. I’m comforted to know that we’ll be back here in just a few short months to begin a new level of workshops and gatherings about the Ahmyo life.
Mahalo dear Villa Ahmyo!
Villa Ahmyo will be available for private rentals to Shaumbra beginning in May 2017. The villa sleeps up to six people. Rentals are for a minimum for 6 days and limited to six people. Rates will be approximately $500/night with discounts for long-terms rentals. If you’re interested in renting Villa Ahmyo, please click here to indicate the approximate dates. We’ll get back to you with more details and information within 7–10 days. You must be registered in the Crimson Circle store to apply so that we know you’re Shaumbra. We don’t want to open Villa Ahmyo to non-Shaumbra energies; we feel very strong about maintaining the integrity of the Ahmyo life at Villa Ahmyo.