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Coming back to Life: Reflections from a Volunteer

By Olga

I decided to volunteer on at the Awakened Life Project to learn about myself and sustainable living. I imagined that I would have an opportunity sink more deeply into myself, working on the land and meditating, with the hope of finding some sort of balance or peace. As it turned out I found myself immersed in a much more authentic experience than anything I could have imagined or planned!

I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the land and the abundance of Nature. As I ate raw, fresh food every day my body woke up and became more in tune with the awe I felt for the place. The more wild greens I ate the more real everything appeared! One could say that I just had more stimulation for my senses being there, but I literally felt like I was coming back to Life.

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But the most important part of the experience, that really brought me in touch with the stream of Life, was being with Cynthia and Pete. They generously offered me a real, straight and caring environment. They gave attention to the higher part of me which, as I am learning now, has been in pursuit of freedom for quite a long time. They refused to cooperate with my manipulations, responding with great kindness, but firmly to my ego when necessary. Sometimes it was funny and obvious when I realized how the ego works, but sometimes it was difficult and challenging. At those times I could always count on Cynthia and Pete for support and words of wisdom.

I found my month at the Awakening Life Project so inspiring on all levels: the morning meditations, the one day silent work/meditation day we did together, the Conscious Evolution group, the reintegration massages with Cynthia, our Quinta communal meetings, working on the beautiful land, the delicious raw food…

So I am planning to come back for a longer stay next Spring.

Olga

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