I was born and raised in what is to me one of the most beautiful countries in the world; warm, colorful and with smiling people thru out, never the less a country that has been in inner conflict and war even before my birth. A country with its major “class” divisions that I lived thru my personal experience while having the privilege of a house on the country side, going to the country club, studying in an American Private School and traveling outside of the country at young age. All this while in the other hand there are many thousand fellow human beings in the street without their basic needs met, a great percentage of woman that are still working as cleaning and cooking lady in the houses of more privileged people, and while 10 minutes away from my apartment in town when I was growing up there was one of the most dangerous favelas in the city. Also, its crazy political system, that a great majority of the population complains about for being corrupt to their eyes, since the money is washed away by the big politicians and the government posts, while the public schools are majorly left aside and the money for public health is so low that three years ago the University Hospital in Cali had to almost close up cause it didn’t even had money to buy needles. All this, and a large amount of other factors created great impacts on me while I was growing up, and even thru the gratitude I have for the life I lived, it was clear for me that I wanted to make a change. Especially since it created wounds and patterns of relation that where supported by a toxic and carcinogen society, for to my eyes society as we live it today is a like a big earth virus. One that does not only kills animal species and the planet but it also gently kills human life by conditioning us thru fear and guilt to follow their own standards that in my perception just beneficiate a very reduced small minority (where according to the Occupy Movement; just the richest 1% controls all the resources and owns all the assets) of the earth’s population. A society that thought me since young age to take a “victim” roll, (in the sense of blaming external sources of my perspective of life, emotions and manifestations such as the place I live in, instead of stepping into my power and taking responsibility and making change) to stay in fear, in confusion… To feed patterns that where destroying me inside out. Patterns that at the same time, allowed me to grow with the honest feeling that something was big time out of place, and that there had to be a way to be deeply nourished in our different life spheres, to feel complete, to have fun in deeper beneficial ways, to have healthy human relationships/interactions, and a sane relationship with nature itself - to Thrive.
Reason why thru the last 9 years of my life, I´ve been open to explore and have different experiences and approaches with several traditions, mostly from Asian and Native American lineages, starting in Colombia (my country of origin), and other tribes in America. Also, following for several years teachers from Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism traditions which lead me to the yoga practice, which I have been teaching since 2012. Further on, meeting Matthieu with the Project Alma Tierra, which inspired a great desire in me to travel and take radical actions, to grow on my personal development and start living a life that nourish me deeply. All ignited with a whole year process of self-discovery, healing and grounding; of getting back to land, to nature, of learning various incredible life skills and developing a healthy and critical view towards the system as well as getting into my own personal power J Now, I want to keep on gently discovering my Ometeoltl (the notion that we are all complete beings and we can thrive). Wishing to ignite and irrigate seeds that will bring about this humble desire of self-discovering to other beings and become a door for other to look within themselves. To strive to recall that connection with the mother that has long been lost, because for me, it has allowed me to feel more free, and more nourished in each step; to discover my true color. Which has lead me to find my incredible passion for music, theatre, dance, celebration, nature and community (and clearly for writing as well!); which are exactly the things I want to bring about with this blog and all other projects I might put my hands on!
Wishing you all a wonderful day!
With infinite gratitude for your reading :)
Looking forward to come together and ignite change!