When I wake up in the morning, look out the window and see the grey sky and the rain pouring on the concrete, I get assaulted by feelings of sadness mingled with sensations of emptiness… But soon after, I open my mailbox and I see that I received a message from Hari telling me about the development of the project, and my whole state switches to Happiness!
You cannot imagine how glad I feel when I look at the pictures on Facebook and I see the land where I used to sit down and play the flute being harmoniously cared by you wholehearted people from around the world. And when I read your comments, Oliver, Stephanie, it empowers me and helps me keep on going… because I realize that it is worth it.
I really want this movement to keep on going and here in London I wondered a lot about how to raise funds for it. I went to talk to foundations; I went to talk to executives and explain the project. But I was loosing my energy trying to convince people with words of something that is not really expressible with words… You know what I mean ;)
So I sat down and tried to think of a way to harmonize the vision of the farm with one activity achievable in a big city like London. I looked at all my friends trying to express themselves through the arts, I looked at the beauty of their expression and I was shocked by the impossibility for them to be exhibited. So I created a community with friends called Praveenata Collective. The initiative is to gather the work of some unknown talented artists and help them exhibit their work and be seen by potential buyers.
The idea is to ask artists to give their art. We gather everything and exhibit it in a way that is appealing for everyone. People come, give a donation at the entrance, have a drink and half of what is being sold is going to the farm when the other half is going for artists.
The amazing thing I realized by doing that is that people are much more productive, creative and trustful when they work not for an end but for the sake of working. Because all the money is going to the farm, people were willing to give, to buy, to create even more.
Guests were delighted by the initiative, asked a lot of questions about the project and lots of them are willing to visit. For the first time, I saw a real light in the eyes of people. A pure light. As if, all together we had found a way to realize ourselves at the same time that we help others realizing themselves. A healthy sharing of knowledge and intuition.
Thanks to this first event, 900 pounds were transferred to the farm. Obviously, another event is coming and hopefully more people will join the movement here, and will know that it is possible. To work for Life, to honour Her.
I will be joining the farm again from next September on for a year. I cannot wait to join the work and get my hands dirty. I am full of Hope thanks to my dearest friend Hari, a real guide for me. I am delighted to know that all that we are doing is helping Life.
People, I invite you to join this movement of Life, I invite you to put aside all your thoughts, and let yourself be for this project, for Life. I would be very happy to meet any of you close to London or Paris (where I go quiet often) and discuss any wonders J (my number is 07760663367 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
With all my Love,