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Joel Baillergeau

For many years I ‘ve been a passionate wanderer, thrilled by life and beauty. Slowly that passion led me to a growing sense of purpose, which ultimately rooted me into the ground of Avidanja…my home ever since.

Before that I was a student at the Beshara School - a school of self knowledge and esoteric training. These studies provided me with an extraordinary overview of what it means to be a human being in this world, a context within myself for understanding, purpose and right action and a deep sense of belonging. They also inspired in me a love for Truth- an awe and reverence for All That Is - that not only never left me, but is still growing and deepening to this day.

At that point I was looking for ways to live up to what I’ve been shown, taking responsibility in the world.

The vision I was given was that of communities in which each participant is aligned  with the deepest part of themselves, that they would literally manifest it on the outside, individually and  therefore collectively. Communities centred around a vertical connection to the One Spirit, yet expressing and rendering that very Spirit tangible in all the aspects of their life in many unique ways. Each of us together responsible for what is more than the sum of all of us, that which wants to emerge through us and ‘as us’. And just in the same ways, all of these communities coming together into network of Light, becoming the face of a single Human reality, bringing Heaven to Earth in no uncertain terms.

It is my belief that not only the “Word became flesh and walked amongst us”, but that it is maybe time for Him to now return and walk ‘as Us’ and that we are the one that we’ve been waiting for.

I found that the Awakened Life Project, of which Avidanja is a unique manifestation, was a genuine expression working towards that very mighty possibility. I admired their integrity, passion and dedication, and I am proud to be now co-creating that possibility together with them. I feel immensely privileged to share a life of meaning and purpose with my other fellow co-creators for what is an extraordinary journey of transformation, growing up, communion, deep passion, authenticity, love for truth and realisations growing into the ever deepening care for the world that surround us, and learning to respond accordingly. Aiming to live up to the magnitude of the evolutionary demand of our time, bearing the understanding that we and the world are one and that we must BE the change, because it matters.


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About the project

The Awakened Life Project is situated in a beautiful and wild ecological reserve in the mountains Central Portugal. We offer volunteer programs, courses, events and retreats to support the liberation of the human spirit in a context of evolutionary emergence and communion with the ecological web of life.


Quinta da Mizarela
3305-031 Benfeita
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