Pandemic: a Greek Word of Wisdom

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Pandemic is a word of a Greek etymology. It comes from “pan” which means “all” and “demos” which means “the people, as the body of citizens who collectively govern the state” and is related to “epidemia” and “pandimos” meaning the one that manifests with the consent and the active participation of all the people everywhere. During our ongoing pandemia, which I experienced fully from my home, staying in, but in close weekly communication with friends and colleagues from around the world, I noticed how different countries took a different approach on this, with their respective successes and failures. I was disappointed to see that the medical researches of the world did not come together to co-create one solution for humanity. As a result, the present or pending varied solutions are…
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Full Moon

Full Moon

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Every month the moon gets full. And because it gets full, and big, and bright again we know that another month has just happened. Old days women at the time of the full moon would gather together to sit with each other in mutuality and in peace. They would take down any armours and worries and they would sit as equal parts of the same circle. They would call upon the Spirits, of the land and the waters, the air and the fire, the animals and the plants, and they would look to all directions, above and below, right and left, back and front, and mostly unto, within. And they would stay in silence and in waiting of the moon’s soft light to arrive as wisdom, soon to be expressed…
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The emerging freedom of the body

The emerging freedom of the body

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Looking at my body I see a body that has been through every food experiment I could discover and trust through books, wellness programmes, dieticians and doctors. Most of them were restricting some part of what was available for me to eat. Most of them had a purification period, a grace period and a collapse period. They all worked for a while, some years at best.   But I never fell for any of them. I never fully endorsed or followed them. Each time, at each attempt something in me was always resisting to conform. Not out of weakness or laziness, not based on a metabolic or health issue but simply because I did not want to do it. Still, I have self-blamed myself for not trying enough, for not…
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Breathing abundance

Breathing abundance

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When you fall in love you do not count what you get and if that is a fair exchange. You do not look for the imbalances or the misfits. You do not measure your day with what you got out of everything and what the others do for you. You are quite the opposite of a self-centered being. The paradox of it is that you have spent all of your life trying to put a high price on yourself, to sell out at your highest bidder, refining all of your character, with knowledge, culture and empathy. So you invested countless hours studying to break free from the basic ignorance of human species. You explored the arts to bring colour, movement and sound to your elementary sensory canvas. You attempted the…
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Initiations Come From Life

Initiations Come From Life

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When my maternal grandmother died, I was sad. She was the one that took both me and my sister under her granny wings and told us stories over and over. My parents sent us to my grandparents’ every summer. The house smelled grandparents like peace of mind and permission to do things mom and dad did not approve. And there was always a little bit of money given to us to buy snacks, ice-cream and candy, lots of it. And unlimited playtime. And just before afternoon naps or before we went to sleep at night, we would get under a blanket with grandma and her voice would change; she was becoming the once upon a time story that was to follow. None of them was coming out of books; all…
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