Ardent Light is the English translation of the Spanish surname Luzardo which is the last name of the founders Ngoc (pronounced like “knock”) and José Alberto Luzardo (a.k.a. JAL pronounced like “Hal”). Ardent in English means enthusiastic or passionate and Light is the source of illumination to help dispel darkness and ignorance so we can see a whole new world of possibilities. Ardent Light was created in 2010 to help spread peace and enlightenment during this time of massive change and turmoil.
Why We Moved From California to Costa Rica
Without ever having been to Costa Rica, JAL and Ngoc and their three children moved Ardent Light’s headquarters to Costa Rica on July 11, 2013 to be a part of the solution and not the problem. We were driven by a vision from humanity’s Collective Heart of humanity’s Golden Age. In this future (which already exists in the fabric of Time and Space), we see a world full of happy, healthy, vibrant people living in harmony with all of Nature and the Cosmos. Everything is FREE. Money and government (word govern means “to control” and ment means “mind”, i.e., “mind control”) are no longer needed because we healed our own personal and collective wounds and therefore are able to trust each other again; have individual sovereignty through self-governing, cooperating, intentional communities (ecovillages); share goods and services in a sharing/gift/resource-based economy; and restore Mother Earth back to her original pristine state. Our mission (which we feel is the mission of all humanity) is to do our part to usher in this amazing future our descendants will inherit.
To learn more about why we chose Costa Rica in particular and the massive deprogramming and awakening we had to undergo to get us to the point of our decision, see Why Are We Moving to Costa Rica?.
To learn what we feel is the cause of all of our problems on Earth and how we can reverse all of it, see Our ‘Fall’ From Grace & Our Return to Eden.
The Ardent Light Ecovillage Community
We are NOT a “hippie” community because we believe in:
- wearing clothes in public
- monogamy (see Monogamy: The Ultimate Path to Spiritual Enlightenment blog article)
- being sober or fully conscious/grounded by avoiding drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and psychedelics like marijuana and Ayahuasca (see Beyond the Earth Matrix: Soul Harvesting in the Cosmic Matrix & How to Free Yourself)
- being financially responsible
- a strong work ethic (not afraid of hard work)
- commitment (we do not give up when the “going gets tough”)
- doing what we say (make promises we can keep, otherwise known as integrity)
- the beneficial use of technology and some modern conveniences
- avoiding New Age dogma (see The Hidden Agenda of the Law of Attraction) and vegan extremism (see Humanity’s Evolution to Vegetarianism, Veganism, & Breatharianism)
We also do not go to the other extreme (NOT a fundamentalist/authoritarian community either) as we prefer to take the middle path in many aspects of Life to help reduce chaos and encourage balance, peace, harmony, and practical idealism.
It took us 11 months in Costa Rica to find the Ardent Light Motherland and 13 months (and counting) to find other members of the long lost Ardent Light Community who had all agreed to come together in this lifetime to accomplish the above mission. Ardent Light Community members are considered family members (blood-related or soul-related) who have reunited in this lifetime to bring back the larger family unit that was usurped by governments and broken apart by the monetary system. To learn more about each member of our developing community, click their picture or name below:
Founding Members (The Luzardo Family)
As of 11/19/2016, we have a waiting list of 51 people who have expressed interest in the possibility of joining the Ardent Light Community. We have not technically formed a community yet because questions regarding how we will exactly live and work together to achieve our mutual goals (i.e., our community’s bylaws) needed to be figured out first. We have been working on the Ardent Light Community document and its related Agreements shortly after we moved onto the Ardent Light Motherland and it is the most difficult document we have ever had to work on because so many lives are affected.
Though there are people who are very interested in joining us, we are not ready for them yet and/or they are not ready for us yet. We are taking the necessary amount of time to prepare ourselves mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, legally, and financially for a community because to accomplish our mission, failure is not an option. We need to make this right from the beginning since statistically 90% of communities end up failing due to interpersonal conflict, financial problems, and a lack of a clear and effective self-governance structure that fairly balances individual freedom with the needs of the collective and fosters trust among strangers. We also need to be very selective about who we accept as a part of our community since we have a lot of work to accomplish together and cannot spend most of our time in interpersonal conflict allowing it to derail or significantly slow down our progress. This does NOT mean that we believe we are better or superior to anyone else. It just means we want to be very practical and be conscious of the Law of Cause and Effect.
Pending members are those who are seriously interested in joining the Ardent Light Community, have passed our initial screening, and are in the process of taking care of the other membership joining requirements to help both parties determine whether this will be a good fit for them or not. The following are our current pending members who have given their permission to post their names and contact information. This list is subject to change as final decisions are made about membership:
|Trey Abernethy||Jordan Replogle||Emanuela Guzzon||Tom Rittenhouse||Itsy Delgrosso|
|Leonard John Contier
If you are interested in the possibility of joining the Ardent Light Community, please see the Internships, Retreats, Volunteering page to learn about our initial screening process.
Purpose of This Web Site
The Ardent Light web site is where we will share inspiration and information about why we need to be self-sufficient (free ourselves from the monetary slave system) and how we can be self-sufficient such as:
- Intentional Community/Ecovillage (a sustainable alternative for achieving true financial FREEdom)
- Sustainable Building
- Sustainable Energy (off-the-grid electricity, water, gas, fuel)
- Biodynamic Organic Farming
- How to produce many other products you need to live and thrive
- How to cooperate with other communities for those things you cannot produce yourself
Our Ultimate Goal is to Offer Everything for FREE
The key to achieving FREEdom from the monetary system for ALL is to make sure that we are clear that our ultimate goal is not about making money. The goal is to stop making money and eventually share or offer everything for FREE. That does not mean that in the beginning we cannot charge for our products or services (because unfortunately, we will need some money to start us on the path to self-sufficiency since most people will not just give us machinery or tools for free for example), but that we make it clear that our end goal is to get the price down over time as we become more self-sufficient until in the end we can eventually offer it for FREE. Zero expenses means zero need for money. We are doing our best to eliminate all unnecessary expenses (e.g., no longer using toilet paper, just using our hand to wipe and washing our hands with water and soap), and becoming fully self-sufficient, and inspiring others to be self-sufficient, will enable us to eventually eliminate all other expenses (see The Path to Total FREEdom for ALL to learn more).
All proceeds are greatly appreciated and will be responsibly directed to:
- Self-sufficiency projects, including greenhouses and food forests to provide fresh organic food for guests/interns, guest/intern cabins with shared and private bathrooms, communal kitchen, dining, and living areas for guests/interns, educational hands-on workshops, etc.
- Community outreach projects such as a scholarship fund for internship programs for those who cannot afford them and adoption of orphans by the tribe
We are just in the beginning stages of all this and hope you will join us in our quest for Utopia for All.