Saturday, February 13, 2010


Time flies...

A month at Auroville has passed, and tonight we begin the journey to Indonesia. Wow.

My time here at Auroville has been deep. Facing the plethora of projects and communities within this eco-city, we have been busy visiting and finding ways to support farms, reforestation projects, community centers and much much more.

Fully in the process, we all entered the field of Auroville as participants, finding our individual ways 'in'. A spiritual community based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, we began our time grounding in the philosophy and intention behind Auroville.

There is a strong field here, it is a place where I can feel the power of the work that is and has been done... a place that makes my heart deepen. I feel a real resonation with this way, and have loved the opportunity to meditate in the Matri Mandir, an amazing golden sphere structure at the central of this community.

Gathering and pollinating, making connections, this time has passed so quickly and I have taken in so much. I feel like I have barely scratched the surface of Auroville, and yet the founding member of one of the reforestation Projects here, Sadhana Forest, told us he has not seen nearly as many of the projects here as we have.

Well, 'go time' is approaching, tonight we have our final de-briefs and closing council before heading to the airport. Indonesia will be a whole other experience, and very quickly we will be in a remote location working with a very different community.

The depth and breadth of this work amazes me daily, and I feel myself moved. I am increasingly finding this pilgrimage to be an opening and training into my future work. I feel blessed to be here, and to have the opportunity to work with the other BBs for such a long, intensive time.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.