During the last part of 2012, and thanks to the generosity of thousands of people around the globe, we had raised over $30,000 for the land purchase. Due to the funds being sent to me directly, the donations were being registered by the tax man as my own personal income, which meant a huge tax bill taking a big percentage of the donations to pay it. It also came to light that if anything was to happen to me, then all these funds were not safeguarded for the Global Ascension Center for perpetuity.
I sat with the Center request for a few weeks. I felt ready, but didn't really know how it would shape up, or develop. At the same time, I began to look for possible properties.
On February 13th, 2012, I made a public announcement at my website, ascension101.com, about the request from Source, and called people to look at a map to see where the Center might be located, as well as giving ways in which the person could donate toward buying the property.
This is Inelia Benz. For many years, for as long as memory serves me, a request has been asked by source for me to open a center. I never really understood, or knew, the reason, or need, for a center.
When I would be visited by my "future self", she would indeed arrive from a center. "Behind" her, would be a very clear visual of what the territory looked like. It was dry in the summer, but not a desert. It had large trees, and also fruit trees. There were hills or mountains in the not too far distance. And it was really nice to be there.
I have always resisted the idea. Mostly because running a center takes a lot of effort and staff. It is a huge responsibility. Plus, there are thousands of centers out there, what is the point of another one? Right?