I'm joining Service Space because ... I would love to be part of a network of service and I'm on my way to experiment gift ecology as a way of life.
A good day to me is when ... I feel connected to myself, being deeply present to whatever I am doing, because then I feel aligned with truth, love and the world.
My hero in life is ...Panchito
My favorite book is ...Balance and barefoot, by Angela Hanscom
One thing I'm grateful for is ... The Universe and Every Single Soul I met in this life journey who set the path for me to keep walking towards my inner transformation.
Feb 10, 2019, 10 smiles I recently came out from another 10 day meditation retreat. It was profound and transformative, as the others had been, but this one had a different quality. I went to that retreat with the intention to go deeper into the connection with myself, in letting go and integrating the changing Self, but as all the spiritual practices, you never know where they are going to take you. In this last retreat, I became astonished with the power of the mind and how it is able to dissolve such deep and rooted pain and not only at the physical level. The last 9 months, before entering this Silent time, I started cultivating the connection with myself by being attentive to my patterns of behavior, patterns of communication, and getting in touch with my deepest fears and needs. Along with cultivating an attentive mind to get to know myself better, and deconstructing my ... Read Full Story
Feb 12, 2018, 4 comments, 10 smiles I was trying to get inspired to make up a meaningful story about Love ( since it's San Valentine's day on Wednesday) for the children in the Forest, and I came across this one that I Loved :) Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Hatred and many others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, because there was a bad thunderstorm coming, so all the feelings left by boat. Except for Love. Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold on and be with the island until the last possible moment. When the island had sunk, and Love was in the middle of the ocean, Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot ... Read Full Story
Oct 11, 2017, 15 comments, 19 smiles While I'm in the part of the Earth we call Spain, where people are trying to breath some stillness amid the political turmoil between the region of Catalunya and the Spanish government, I had the opportunity to participate in the ReLOVEution retreat, that took place in a small beautiful village called Villasur de Herreros, near Burgos, almost three hours away from Madrid. Brother Joserra and many other Love magicians facilitated a space to feel, to share, to listen, to reflect, to feel inspired, to serve, to expand, to deepen, and to connect not only to yourself but to connect from heart to heart with others. Others that stopped being a separate one when after an hour of sitting in circle, could feel that common essence that we all share. I learnt about trust, about how you don't really need to love yourself to love "others", like Alan Watts says in the ... Read Full Story
Jul 08, 2017, 6 comments, 16 smiles "I want to sit by myself," said 3-year-old Serriah at the summer camp of the Forest School this week. All the students were sitting at the table together for lunch, and Serriah had walked over to a lone table, away from everyone. I thought for a minute, and then I went over to her and said, "That's okay if you want to sit by yourself. But there are some reasons why we like for everyone to sit together -- so I'm just going to share them with you if that's okay. "The first reason is to share stories about our life. When everyone comes together to eat lunch with each other, we get to share stories with each other and learn about one another and the world around us. Adults call that having a conversation. "The second reason is that it's easier to talk with each other, especially when a teacher is doing storytelling. ... Read Full Story
Jun 05, 2017, 1 comments, 10 smiles June 1st was the last day of "Early Ecology", the Forest School where I have been volunteering since last October. There were 16 children at the fox class that day. First time that they were all together. They were very excited and sad at the same time. Parents came at 11am to do a potluck with all children and teachers together. There was a little bit of that bittersweet energy from when something ends but something else is about to begin. We had talked about the meaning of new beginnings when the Spring arrived in the Forest: the birds weaving their new nests, the forget me nots blooming, the robins catching warms, the stellar jays flying closer and closer, but it's not the same when you are 5 and you have to let go of something that you really love to start something new and unknown. Some foxes are becoming ... Read Full Story
Jan 21, 2017, 8 comments, 26 smiles I have been living away from my family for almost 4 years now. I came from Vilafranca del Penedès, a small town near Barcelona, to the part of the world we call the United States to teach Spanish in a bilingual state school in Oakland, California. It has been a precious and intense journey. I got to meet wonderful children and families from many parts of Latino America. I made friends who are now like my family and I got to travel and see the world. I also realized that I did not want to be part of an Educational System that applies a militarized discipline at the state schools and that supports and oppressive and competitive system. It was really hard for me to witness and feeling pushed to contribute in this education that had nothing to do with the love for learning. I tried to create a pleasant environment for my ... Read Full Story
Jan 08, 2017, 1 comments, 25 smiles A palpable stillness shook the air at Mountain View High School, as Pancho gave the closing talk of last Friday's day-long TEDx event, themed "To Boldly Go". From a collective 10 seconds of silence to our astrobiological origins (complete with a special appearance by the Earth flag :)) to stories from Awakin Circles, stirring lessons from elders at Standing Rock, and beyond -- it was inspiring to soak in the inspiration at the end of a beautiful day -- all organized by high school volunteers and their teacher, Mady! :)