I am an Aurovilian. What, you may ask, is an Aurovilian? To give the most superficial answer, one would say that an Aurovilian is someone that lives in Auroville, an international township and intentional community in South India. To dive into the Spirit of what an Aurovilian is (which I most certainly love to do!), however, goes beyond the limitations of geography or location. An Aurovilian is one who seeks to serve and manifest the Truth, the Divine, a greater Consciousness in life. An Aurovilian represents a certain Spirit of Humanity which is a driving Force for Change and Transformation in the world, and which seeks to awaken oneself even as one recognizes one’s inherent Unity and Connection to the greater communal Soul which we are all a part of. The Aurovilian is one who surrenders oneself more and more to this vast Collective Yoga, aspiring and crying out for a New World to emerge. Of course, this Spirit lives all over the world, and is spreading, and there are Aurovilians living in places other than Auroville itself. Yet Auroville is a special geographic and spiritually dynamic Center for this work of Conscious Evolution upon the planet. It is a catalyst and an Experiment for the Future.
I moved to Auroville in 2007 after living most of my life in the United States, my origin country, living what might have seemed to be a normal life while working with various nonprofit organizations, helping refugees, illiterate adults, trees, and communities. For years, however, I had been exploring my own inner reality and truth, practicing various forms of Yoga, becoming a Reiki practitioner, and seeking with an intensity the deeper and vaster realms of Consciousness and Life. I was thoroughly addicted with Awakening, with pushing the boundaries of my own inner being, refusing to allow doubt or fear to distract me from this Inner Need, this Aspiration, for the Truth, for the Divine, for Love and Peace and Beauty and All! And step by step, I have awakened, little by little…..while realizing how endless this Infinite and Eternal Pathway really is. For all that I think I know only reveals how much more there is than any amount of knowledge. So, I keep Reaching with an Open Soul, awaiting whatever next Leap is meant for me, and for humanity. And I offer it all up to That, to All, and to You.
Writing is something that has come to me quite naturally since I was young, and most of the time I find that what I write is not mine at all, but belongs to All, to the Divine. I have written poetry, children’s stories, reflections, and other things, most always with a spiritual focus, like a Light seeking to Shine a little bit more Light into the world. I can only hope it does, at whatever level possible.
So, what interests this author you ask? The search for Truth; Love; trees; stories that uplift and Inspire all of humanity to see beyond their own way of seeing and perceiving and living; Sri Aurobindo and the Mother; the Unity of Matter and Spirit; the Cells; exploring Consciousness; Nature; Beauty; children’s stories that inspire; films that inspire and Awaken; Reiki; chanting OM; cycling everywhere; hiking up mountains; working in gardens and with stones; digging holes (for trees, of course!…..and other plants); reading inspired writings; writing inspired writings, writing children’s stories and poetry and whatever the Soul and Divine inspire me with.
Thank you and Be Truth! Be Light! Be Love!