Now… the common reaction to us not getting the land has been What the…! Yeah, we're right there with you. I've spent the last week contacting those of you that donated personally, the lands Owners, Real Estate Agents and Attorneys. It's been emotional.
What we are going through is odd. The sadness of course, but also an underbelly of excitement to be with friends and family again in San Diego. I stared at a piece of paper for days trying to get a handle on what happened. Some are angry, some are sad, others are bullying, while others are embracing – and here we are… stepping into the Unknown yet again. But as most of you can attest… we're pretty good at it.
Businesses / especially churches will not be financed to buy rural land in New Mexico.
If you have a million dollars in the bank but you don't use credit cards - even if you've never been delinquent a day in your life, YOU WILL NOT SECURE A PERSONAL MORTGAGE LOAN!
San Diego Here We Come!
LAS VEGAS, NM – Yraceburu EarthWisdom will be leaving Las Vegas and moving to California come January 2017.
The Land known as Taa-naash-kaa-da – the Great Coming Together – was placed on the market yesterday, November 16, 2016.
“What we’ve been told by the banks and lending institutions is absolutely bizarre,” said diiyin Maria Yraceburu. “It turns out, that after seven banks and financial institutions, and hours spent in drawing up and continuously revising our business plan, a Church cannot buy property in New Mexico.”
At least, not rural property. “We were told by each institution that we had two main reasons we have not been approved, even though our community raised $150,000 in four months to secure the property we’ve operated from for the last four years. The first reason I could see. We don’t have a credit history. We don’t use credit cards and have operated the last twenty years on a cash flow basis. While I think it’s a more secure existence, the powers that be obviously don’t. We had a really high credit rating because of our time here, making payments on the land we have leased to own, but with no great history beyond that, we were not considered an appropriate risk.
“We even went so far as to secure two members of our congregation that were willing to serve as co-signers, or what the bank calls loan guaranteeors. No one, among the 7 institutions even bothered to check these generous individuals out. When we pressed further on this, we were told that really it wouldn’t matter because ‘no one’ was going to lend to a church buying rural property because rural property itself in New Mexico is not considered a worthy investment. ‘If the church was buying property in town, then it might be different,’ a representative of State Employees Credit Union told us. This was has been the bottomline with everyone.”
So the ranch is up for sale, as is.
“We’ve put our beloved Taa-naash-kaa-da up for sale,” said Yraceburu. She says it’s just all starting to sink in, and how the church will be forced to relocate back to California, where it came from in 2009.
Today, they are packing everything to prepare for the move. The books, the altar items, the herbs and tipi are all packed.
She said they are sad, but happy they got to spend time in this miraculous place, helping others heal and find connection to something bigger in life. There is purpose to it all.
“I was taught that there is a gift in everything, and I’ve been asked to do a lot in my life that might be considered difficult. We are walking and having our emotional moments with the property. But all in all, there is also an excitement underlying the surface, that wonders what the Sacred Parents have in store for us next,” she said.
Yraceburu EarthWisdom @ Taa-naash-kaa-da has provided eco-spiritual gatherings, and healing programs since 2002, beginniing it’s service work first in San Diego, California, and then here in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Operating globally via the internet, YEW founder Lynda Yraceburu has served on the board of the Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, and Taa-naash-kaa-da, through this relationship, has become a Monarch Way Station, and the Yraceburus heavily involved in Monarch education, research and preservation. As individuals and a church, they have helped many within the local community during their four years here. They will be missed.