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May 7 & 8: La Chispa mini festival ‘a Twist of Lemon’
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I’m sure that if you’re reading this then you’ve probably asked a fair amount of people how they meditate. Did you ever receive a straight answer? The truth is, the reason why people usually come up with “umm…I sit in silence and hmm…breathe” is because…there are just so many different kinds of meditations out there that its hard to say what you “should” be doing.
So to answer the question “how do I begin meditating” I would first ask you: “what do you want to achieve?”
For example, … Continue reading
An invitation to begin the new year 2014, a period of great transformation and spiritual ascension, by taking part in a special shamanistic ritual.
This ancient ceremony, thousands of years old, is the entrance to the deepest parts of our consciousness. “Grandmother” (“la abuelita”) offers us the way by teaching the wisdom of ancient universal consciousness, awakening the knowledge stored in our DNA since the beginning of mankind.
Her teaching can heal, mend old traumas, release blockages, transform negative behaviour patterns installed in our daily lives, and … Continue reading
Over 100 activities, a dynamic market, live shows and practical classes and workshops all weekend.
For the past 6 years the Arte Sano festivals have been bringing healing arts events to San Pedro Alcantara, and at the end of November (Nov 30 & Dec 1) will be celebrating the seventh edition of this popular event in the ‘Carpa’ municipal in the town’s feria ground.
“Many people are looking for new ways of living these days,” explains Monica Bereuther, one of the organisers. “Arte Sano is a … Continue reading
Another glorious November morning welcomed the start of a new market in Alozaina’s famous ‘Casa de Pepe Bravo’, a project that has been running for many years helping disadvantaged children and was relaunched after Pepe passed away by his daughter. As well as continuing the work with disadvantaged children and people with drug problems as the ‘Casa de Acogida’ the enormous venue now also hosts many other projects including a ceramics workshop and shop, a restaurant, workshop space as well as the recently ‘crowd funded’ … Continue reading
The association MF sociocultural has launched in San Pedro bringing together Menta Fusion Dance and Magic fiestas to create a space for all the family for creative activities, movement and dance and holistic courses.
In November they will be running a new course on holistic kinesiology, with instructors authorised by the national kinesiology association.
La asociación MF Sociocultural se lanza en San pedro como un lugar donde crear y crearte a ti mism@! Un espacio abierto a toda la familia que nace de la unión … Continue reading
Anya Andreva, one of the organisers of last week’s inspiring visit by Little Grandmother, Keisha Crowther, tells us how she has been inspired by Keisha’s simple message.
Kiesha Crowther (aka Little Grandmother as named by the elders) was pretty much my gateway into spirituality, having discovered her inspirational videos back in 2010. Her messages resonated a lot with me and since then I have seen her talk in Wales, at the Galstonbury Prophets conference, and just recently helped organise her workshop in Spain.
Her message is simple … Continue reading
Once again the team behind the Story of Stuff, a ground breaking short film about our consumer culture, has launched an excellent new film looking at how we need to change our thinking about creating the solutions we want to see to move towards a more sustainable, equitable and natural way of living.
The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.
In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told … Continue reading
On this day of your life, dear friend, I believe God wants you to know …that … “Why is this happening?” is the most useless question in the universe. The only question that really profitable is, “What do I choose now?” This question is power.
The question of “why” simply perplexes, and rarely satisfies even when it gets a good response. So it is not “figure it out”. Just focus on what you want to create now. Keep moving forward.
There’s nothing behind you (your past), you … Continue reading
The following text was written by Charlie Chaplin on his 60th birthday
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is AUTHENTICITY.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though … Continue reading
If you write your negative thoughts on paper and then throw them away, they will also disappear from your mind. Conversely, if you write some thoughts down on paper and keep them in your pocket, you’ll be more likely to have them present in your daily life.
All this may seem silly, but it really works. This has been highlighted by a study at Ohio State University with the support of the University of Madrid.
Some types of psychological therapy use variations of this method to try … Continue reading