A Jaguar Stepping Through A Portal

The Well

A Magic Portal Into The Earth

A beautiful gift, forever a mystery…

“What was this before…?”

Almost without fail, within minutes of people first seeing or being in the well, this question arises. And the truth is we’ll never know, as it was here when we purchased the land over a decade ago, and at the time serving as a giant trash can.

Maybe a cistern, although not sure it would have ever held water.

Maybe a root cellar, although how did people get in and out? The door and ladder weren’t there when I started.

Whatever it was, I could feel the power emanating from this 12 ft wide tube nestled into the belly of Pachamama every time I walked by it.  And on the day I decided to brave jumping in and starting to clear it out, I had no idea how much stood between me and the bottom.

The depth of this vessel continued, and continued, and continued, until I reached the concrete floor 14 feet down. And oh the treasures it held – lots of old bottles and cans, a car door, a washing machine drum, old styrofoam Big Mac containers and not one, but two hot water heaters.

When it was all done, when it had been fully cleared of everything, all that remained was magic.

 

What should we call it?

This space began, and may always remain a mystery.  And for a while, that’s what I was calling it. And while a trip in is an invitation to the mystery, that didn’t quite sit down as the name.

The Cistern had a good run, but that didn’t feel like an appealing place to spend time, and while The Cistern Chapel takes the prize for most creative name, I kept open for something else.

Ultimately, I landed on The Well.

It is a place where we can come to receive deep nourishment, a space of well-being.  It is a place that holds energy and spirit, a place where we get to feel fully held.

Testimonials text with deer head

"I had been dealing with a heaviness in my life that surrounded me for years. A darkness and deep self-loathing. I was desperate to feel better, to evolve, and all of my experiences with Steve brought clarity and lightness so I was open to giving the well a try.

The ceremony in the well was outer body and truly uplifting. I was surrounded by so much love and support. It’s amazing how much light can be felt in a dark space.

I felt so grateful to be able to hold ceremony in such a sacred space right here in Encinitas – it felt like I traveled across the world."

– Lark Knowles

"I had been dealing with a heaviness in my life that surrounded me for years. A darkness and deep self-loathing. I was desperate to feel better, to evolve, and all of my experiences with Steve brought clarity and lightness so I was open to giving the well a try.

The ceremony in the well was outer body and truly uplifting. I was surrounded by so much love and support. It’s amazing how much light can be felt in a dark space.

I felt so grateful to be able to hold ceremony in such a sacred space right here in Encinitas – it felt like I traveled across the world."

– Lark Knowles

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"If you’re considering working with Steve, and taking a trip into The Well, don’t hesitate! I highly recommend it!

My time in the well and on the sacred land was highly transformational. Steve’s shamanic skills are genuine, and empowering. He’s an excellent guide and his work is a gift to the world.

I came out of the experience with a deeper understanding of myself, with deeper clarity around my spiritual gifts and the areas I needed to work on healing to forge a new, fulfilling path for my life.

The energy from the experience was life-changing and exceptionally supportive for months as I integrated the wisdom, knowledge and energetic changes that took place."

- Romina Hoda

"If you’re considering working with Steve, and taking a trip into The Well, don’t hesitate! I highly recommend it!

My time in the well and on the sacred land was highly transformational. Steve’s shamanic skills are genuine, and empowering. He’s an excellent guide and his work is a gift to the world.

I came out of the experience with a deeper understanding of myself, with deeper clarity around my spiritual gifts and the areas I needed to work on healing to forge a new, fulfilling path for my life.

The energy from the experience was life-changing and exceptionally supportive for months as I integrated the wisdom, knowledge and energetic changes that took place."

- Romina Hoda

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"My time with Steve in The Well was extraordinary. Steve does a wonderful job creating a safe space and bringing you into the experience in a way where you are held by the structure and also free and open to whatever spirit brings through.

The Well itself was out of this world amazing. I felt expansive, and deeply connected to spirit throughout the dynamic experience.

My prayers appeared to be quickly answered when I completed my time in the well and immediately heard of my mom’s unexpected and unexplainable recovery from kidney failure. I also had great insights into myself and my journey as a result of the time in the Well."

– Will Fisher

"My time with Steve in The Well was extraordinary. Steve does a wonderful job creating a safe space and bringing you into the experience in a way where you are held by the structure and also free and open to whatever spirit brings through.

The Well itself was out of this world amazing. I felt expansive, and deeply connected to spirit throughout the dynamic experience.

My prayers appeared to be quickly answered when I completed my time in the well and immediately heard of my mom’s unexpected and unexplainable recovery from kidney failure. I also had great insights into myself and my journey as a result of the time in the Well."

– Will Fisher

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"My experience in the well was truly beautiful in every sense! Even though the energy was intense, I felt very comfortable, at home, loved, and held. I felt my grandmother with me at one point.

I felt true happiness in my heart, which I haven’t felt in years, and that was really powerful for me to experience!

I find myself more spiritually and energetically open than I normally am, and all the wonderful awareness that comes with that. Honestly, every part of the journey was “my favorite ” as it was filled with so much spiritual goodness!"

- Olga Samoilova

"My experience in the well was truly beautiful in every sense! Even though the energy was intense, I felt very comfortable, at home, loved, and held. I felt my grandmother with me at one point.

I felt true happiness in my heart, which I haven’t felt in years, and that was really powerful for me to experience!

I find myself more spiritually and energetically open than I normally am, and all the wonderful awareness that comes with that. Honestly, every part of the journey was “my favorite” as it was filled with so much spiritual goodness!"

- Olga Samoilova

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"The Well was one of the most profound, awe-inspiring, peaceful, loving, heart-opening experiences of my life.

I have never felt so much divinity and love.

I felt so elevated and loved, soaking up the darkness so I could deeply embody the experience and my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies shifted in a profound way.

Steve is clearly a master at his craft. He is deeply connected to the Divine and has created an experience that is unlike any other. His nurturing presence made me feel safe and his ability to attune to me and know exactly what I needed is unparalleled. My sacred journey with Steve is one I will never forget."

- Tammy Ruggiero

"The Well was one of the most profound, awe-inspiring, peaceful, loving, heart-opening experiences of my life.

I have never felt so much divinity and love.

I felt so elevated and loved, soaking up the darkness so I could deeply embody the experience and my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies shifted in a profound way.

Steve is clearly a master at his craft. He is deeply connected to the Divine and has created an experience that is unlike any other. His nurturing presence made me feel safe and his ability to attune to me and know exactly what I needed is unparalleled. My sacred journey with Steve is one I will never forget."

- Tammy Ruggiero

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Making Of The Well

Steve Bell inside the well
Trash inside the well with ladder in the background
Standing on the floor of the well
Hand made wooden ladder in the well

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