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Monday, September 17, 2007

Some words from Isha

"There is nothing more fulfilling than uncondtional love of self, and when we experience it we can extend it to every aspect of our creation. When we love ourselves unconditionally, all the fear dissapears, and you experience union with everything. It isn´t a subtle experience, it is total. it´s the greatest thing that can ever happen to a human."

Isha simply teaches people to love themselves: "We all know we have to love others, but how can we truly love another if we are incapable of loving oursleves? Self love is not selfish or arrogant, it is the base of a truly healthy and complete relationship with life and with the world."

"Unconditional love of self allow everyone to achieve absolute freedom. It is the greatest gift I can give to anyone: to allow them to have their own experience. To allow them to have their own full expression of humanity. To allow them to enjoy the roller coaster of life in all of its diversities and contrasts."

May these words dance in your heart today. I imagine many of you were like us on friday, waiting for the interview, which unofrtunately never appeared, but we have been told it will be airing tomorrow (Tuesday) in the evening news on CNN en EspaƱol, at 10pm in argentina. for local times, visit http://www.cnn.com/espanol/ and look for "Panorama Mundial" in the evening slot.

Big hugs until next time

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Visiting the womens prision in Buenos Aires

Later I will post some photos of our visit, and the article from "La Nacion", but for now I want to share with you some of the wonderful experience we had yesterday.

We met with a group of pregnant women in the prison. They listened with interest, some of them recognizing Isha from the television and all very enthusiastic: in November we will give the seminar to them all. They agreed to spread the word to the other inmates who couldn't join us, to encourage them to come in November. The prison administration received us and showed us the kindergarten for the children of the inmates: around 70 from newborns to four year olds, and they have a complete school with childcare facilities and playground. When we arrived, they were in the middle of a puppet show, and it was truly moving to witness the tenderness and care of their teachers. This was the general impression I got from all of the staff: it is an impressively modern institute, where even the cells have a homely feel, each one decorated with curtains and the babies cots. The inmates are with their children until they are four, then they are handed over to their families and come to visit their mothers for the rest of their term. They have a system to minimize the trauma of this situation, but of course, it is. It is very different to what you imagine a prison to be, you can feel the intention to create wellbeing.

We were told that there are many foreign inmates. Most were convicted for drug trafficking or sale, and they provide many programs to try and create alternatives, though the director told us that as most have fallen into this crime due to the scarcity of employment options, often upon leaving the prison the hardest thing for them is to find work.

Isha spoke about how this could change when they learn the system, and feel that they can really create, from a place of self love and love for their lives, whatever they desire, the best for themselves, for they often feel that they do not deserve, causing them to fall once and again in the same patterns, confirming that they are unworthy, incapable or whatever their mental limitations tell them.

The director told us that recently they were visited by a Spanish foundation that provides work for the prisoners who finish their term, training them before and the results are excellent: it is working very well in Spain and it would be wonderful it a similar foundation could be created in Argentina. Surely there will be people who will put their hearts into action to find the way to bring this into being.

Some of the staff will be with us this weekend learning, they are very excited and expressed deep gratitude. Isha told them how we function, and how we self finance all of the social service programs we that we offer to the community in so many different ways.

When we left, the reporters from “La Nacion” were waiting for us and write a beautiful article, then we had to return to BA, where the reporter of “Gente” magazine was waiting for us. We had a very connected and attentive interview with him

More soon



Monday, September 10, 2007

Sunset at "La I"

Just wanted to share yesterday's sunset with you all...

Today we have a busy day, for the first time since renovation has begun, Isha, Sankara and I will be visiting the site of the new center here in Buenos Aires.

Then we will be visiting the Ezeiza womans prison, where we will be giving some newspaper interviews. One with "La Nacion" which will come out tomorrow (Tuesday) and then with "Gente" magazine, which will come out next week.

More soon

love to all

Saturday, September 8, 2007

With love from a very humid Buenos Aires

Hello all, here I am in Buenos Aires sharing some of Isha's words from the other day...

"The intellect always wants control. It wants to box something, it wants to control something; it wants to put everything in order, because then it feels comfortable. You can tell humans anything, and even if they don't understand, it will appease their minds - it's like, Oh, ok, ah. That's why humans like belief systems - because they want to hold onto something, because they need to have an intellectual idea about how everything is. Consciousness has nothing to do with that. If someone tries to teach you about consciousness, it's not consciousness. It's experiential; love is experiential. God is experiential. It's beyond the intellect - that's why we have religions and bibles and torahs, because someone is trying to explain that which is impossible to explain, through a mind based in duality. Why doesn't it work? Because what they are trying to describe is union. But the mind is desperate; it has to understand, it has to understand, it has to understand; it's impossible.
When we start to let go of the intellect, and we start to anchor in the experience of consciousness, we finally find permanent security. Why? Because consciousness is perpetual; it doesn't change. It's always there - it just grows. It's the only place where we can find true fulfillment, because it's real. It's an energy. It's infinite."

Beautiful, isn't it? I don't know if you have all read "Consciousness Revolution" but from some of your comments, I see that some of you are not familiar with the richness of these conversations Isha shares with her students. If you haven't read the book, I highly recommend it, it's the kind of book you will want to have always close to hand, so you can open it at any time in any place, however you are feeling, and you will receive the clarity you need in that moment. Isha speaks to the heart; every one of us is unique, but Isha's words speak to all of our hearts. When you listen to her, it is impossible to interpret her words with the intellect, because her words cause a short circuit; only the heart can understand, and the heart says, yes.
You can always find her book on amazon.com it's definitely an experience worth having.

Here in Buenos Aires wonderful things are getting ready to happen, I already mentioned some of them... there is so much enthusiasm from the people signed up for Isha's seminar, and when next weeks article comes out in La Nacion, it will be much greater. Not everybody knows about the social work Isha and her teachers do through our foundation, unless they go into our section on the website, but the amount of work we do is extensive. The media often reflects the more superficial aspects of our work, or the most sensationalist, but they are now beginning to take greater interest in our social work, which is wonderful. The next few months are going to be very special in this aspect: just the other day we received a request from the inmates in Mexico City who are practicing the system, requesting to meet with Isha and share their experiences of inner growth. So beautiful!
In the last conference we gave in Mexico, a young man came up to us to get his book signed, and proudly told me that he had learnt the system when he was in prison. He told us that he had been freed that monday, and that he was coming on the weekend to repeat the seminar with Isha! It gives me goosebumps and tears come to my eyes when I remember it... it is such an example of the potential for change that is available to us all: to leave that life and live things anew, with a totally different inner experience... and every one of us feel like prisoners in some aspect, yet it is possible to experience freedom within our hearts, ad from there, in everything.

Well that's all for today, I'll leave you now as I have alot to do...

Friday, September 7, 2007

Early morning in Carrasco


These last few days have been full of activity, With meetings and so many things happening that I haven't had time to write, but it's such a pleasure for me to share the latest news with you all. The other day we had a lovely television interview in Montevideo. It was nice to find out that the producer who had organized the interview receives our blog, and when the program was over he came up to thank us and Isha gave him a copy of her book. I'm sure he is enjoying it and will surely join us in the next seminar in "La I", on the 29th and 30th of september.

Right now it's 6.30 am and I'm in Carrasco Airport, having a cup of tea while I wait for my flight, which has been delayed a couple of hours. I'm taking advantage to catch up with all of you. On the way here the taxi driver was telling me how important our presence has been for the region, and what a special and privileged place we chose to build our center. He asked me what it was like when we moved from Santa Marta, Colombia, and it was such a distant memory for me: it was incredible, as if we have always been here!

And just like we were saying the other day to one of the local authorities from the Endurance racing Association, Isha chose this spot thanks to her horses. Crestula and Merlina (Isha's stallion and my mare) were living in the "La Perseverancia" horse stud, here in Costa Azul, and we came to visit them whenever we could. It turned out that one day, galloping down the beach, we past an old abandoned hotel whose melancholy state left a distant trace of forgotten grandeur, and we wondered aloud, hmmm... I wonder if it's for sale? We began to ask around. Our time at Santa Marta was coming to an end: there was no more space for growth, the place was too small by that point and the rent was going up steadily, and we found out that yes, it was available. From then on, everything continued flowing more and more. And here we are!

Today a magazine called Mujer Unica is coming out in Buenos Aires, with an interview with Isha. I'm not sure if anything else is coming out over the weekend, but on monday morning we have a tv show with Carmen Barbieri, she is adorable! Maybe this time she will learn the system, and then, I just received confirmation last night that we will go to give a conference in the womans prison in Ezeiza, in preparation for the seminar Isha will give there in November, and Gente Magazine and La Nacion Newspaper are going to be there to interview Isha. Fantastic! It's wonderful that the media is supporting this work, and how wonderful it is when human beings, no matter where they are, are open to inner change.

Isha also received and invitation from a Venezuelan magazine do be a columnist, I'll tell you more about that soon...

We have had lots of meetings over the last few days, focusing alot on the TTs, who together with the people who are doing our six month self healing course are very focused, committed to lovingly healing everything that keeps them from happiness, from loving themselves and experiencing peace, and they are all growing so much. It's beautiful! Sometimes tears flow spontaneously down my cheeks, when they make important shifts or healing something deep. It's like watching a seed growing into a flower in an instant, so radiant!

Here I am going to share with you something that Isha was sharing in these meetings.

"You have to be focused, or else you can keep doing the same thing for eternity. It's about choices, it's not about the keys. The keys are the instruments that bring everything up to the surface, but the choices are yours. You can use the keys for eternity, but not make choices to surrender, to enlighten. Make no mistake: surrender is the key to enlightenment. No one wakes up without surrender. And the surrender is to consciousness. I surrender what is left of myself to consciousness. Because I don't need my "self", I don't need the limitation. I don't need the things that hold me small when I want to unify with everything. It's a focus; it's a focus… or else it's a waste of time. It's just more of the same in a different outfit. Not many people can do this. I don't thing anywhere in the world there is something as difficult as this, nor anything as precious as self-realization. But it's a focus, and you have to have a desire, a passion, and your focus has to be inwards, not on external things."

Isha was sharing this with the teachers trainees and her older teachers, emphasizing the importance of desire and the passion of the heart to embrace the truth, unconditional love, and how it is so big that it unites you with everything and it consumes you, and the peace and joy are so huge and so absolute, that the freedom you experience is impossible to describe. It was a moment of great intensity, great love.

That's all for now, hopefully I'll be able to continue tonight from Buenos Aires.


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Our trip to see the Whales


We have just got back to "La I" in Uruguay, after a wonderful trip to visit the whales in the south of Argentina. We spent two nights in Punta Delgada, the extreme southeast corner of the Valdes Peninsular: a truly beautiful place, with a warm, cozy and impeccable hotel and wonderful service. We were the only guests during our stay, and upon arrival we went straight down to the beach to visit the elephant seals.
On our way, after leaving Puerto Madryn, we already had reserved a small boat manned by "Chocolate" (Jorge), with Jorge Schmidt tours in Puerto Piramides, in hope of filming the whales breaching. We were lucky enough to capture that and much more. It was an ecstatic hour spent in the presence of these marvelous beings, these incredible gifts. The images we compiled will be used in Isha's next video clip, which promises to be something special.

Another thing we enjoyed on our trip were the artesian chocolates from Bariloche, which of course we couldn't get enough of.

So here is a sneak peak at one of the whales jumps for you to enjoy.

That's all for now...

with love


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Thanks to the huge success of her Spanish blog, following Isha's steps as she shares her message of enlightenment with the world, Durga, Isha's personal assistant for the last six years, will be writing the posts in this blog from now on. We look forward to hearing your responses, and are sure you will enjoy it as much as the thousands of students who are visiting the spanish blog daily to get the latest news on Isha's progress and the Consciousness Revolution.