Steve: Xenia is the retreat center at which I experienced the sight of the Self. (1)
Xenia on Bowen Island, British Columbia,
was created out of a vision for children
to feel safe to be creative.
All children, including the magical child within you.
We are born into this world with a seed,
a gift awaiting expression.
If given the right environment
it will flourish and fulfill its destiny.
– Angelyn Toth (Founder of Xenia)
From the Founder, Angelyn:
When I first walked on this land it was a derelict old sheep farm and every single building was dilapidated.
Most people thought I was crazy to imagine it could be transformed into what it is today but see it I could and believe in it I did.
Over the years I have watched this place emerge out of the ashes into a beautiful natural and inspiring sanctuary.
Visitors are always astonished to see pictures of what it once was.
Where once a junkyard littered the landscape, there now lays a forest glade with a sacred Labyrinth at its centre.
Thousands come every year, quietly arriving unannounced along the shaded forest paths, just to walk the Labyrinth and be brought once again to the centre of their being. . . Read more. . .
Steve: I can vouch for that, Angelyn!
(1) See “Original Innocence,” September 21, 2018 , at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2018/09/21/original-innocence-2/ and “Archangel Michael Explains What Happened at Xenia,” September 22, 2018, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2018/09/22/archangel-michael-explains-what-happened-at-xenia/