Gifting Projects

Sharing our abundance through the joy of giving. It is the nature of Spirit to give. Giving and receiving are at the center of our being. The principle of Divine Circulation is that when we give, we also receive.

Life is ever giving of Itself; we must receive, utilize and extend the gift.

The projects listed below are heart-centered and transparent endeavors to help make this a world that works for everyone. Create a spiritual chain reaction of giving and receiving by donating to any of the following:

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Project of the Year 2021: La Lumière - Garden of Bliss

​Sammy Manowe 

Most of us can identify with the idea of Defining Moments, those experiences or times in which there was an abrupt change in the pathway of our life. Such a change came when I received a phone call from Sammy several years ago.

I had been holding a yearly conference on practical spirituality at the Chateau de Bossey with the view to starting a group which would meet regularly. In spite of the intention, the group had not yet materialized. Then the phone call from Sammy came, asking where and when the group was meeting. She was looking for us, and was ready to attend. So I made a move, found a space and announced the meeting. As soon as I did this, the group formed, expanded and now exists as CSL Geneva.

Sammy and her family spent many years living in Geneva, Switzerland where her husband worked at the Embassy representing their home country, Botswana.She always held Botswana in her heart, maintaining contact with family and all of the challenges her people faced. 

When they retired from the work at the embassy and returned home to Botswana, Sammy once again manifested a dream, her vision of planting the seeds of spirituality that had begun to sprout in her own life during her time in Geneva. They spent their savings on the purchase of land, building a mushroom house and setting up water pumps and solar panels for the irrigation system.

Thus was born the Garden of Bliss, the divine idea, to create a model garden to use the natural resources of soil and water to grow food, watermelons, zucchini (courgettes) and mushrooms. At the centre of the Garden she created a place of beauty, a meditation garden, because she knew that she wished to remind everyone that at the centre of all creation is that connection with the Creative Source of the Universe, the Divine, the One Love Energy we all share.

As I reconnected with Sammy and realised what she has already manifested, I was inspired to share this vision with others. I know that this is ready to expand into something larger. We are honoured to be the place where this is now made visible and delighted to invite others to contribute to the amazing idea, evolutionary impulse which expresses through Sammy and (her husband) Manowe in Botswana.

This is such a powerful example of the manifestation of this divine idea, to create a world that works for everyone.

Name of the Project:

La Lumière - Garden of Bliss is the name of the project. The project was born in Geneva, Switzerland hence the French name La Lumière which means The Light.

Mission Statement:

To promote healthy eating habits by providing fresh organic produce to local supermarkets and offering educational programs on nutrition and cooking.


We see the garden expanding to others parts of the country.

Brief Description of the Project:

The garden will provide educational space and people will come for workshops and have hands on experience in preparing their own food. They will come and learn how to grow, prepare, cook, and preserve food based on permaculture ethics, that is earth care and people care.

We do not use fertilizers instead we use vermicompost. This is the process which uses worms to convert organic material into humus.

We have planted sweetcorn, watermelons, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, sunflower and oyster mushrooms. More crops will be added as the garden expands.

Next Project Steps:

There is need to buy a shade net to protect the plants from the heat and pests. This will enable us to grow leafy greens such as Swiss chard, tomatoes, peas, throughout the year.