Once I finally made the connection that I have been on a spiritual journey my whole life and just didn’t know it, I began to rearrange the priorities in my life and to live by the dictations of my heart rather than my fears. I am now fully committed to a life that is compatible with my deepest values day and night- not just stolen moments or short vacations- but an entire life embedded with it. In short, I am journeying towards harmonic resonance, and this is a blog about it taking flight, about the desire I have to share the process of my own personal awakenings, inspirations and suggestions with the global community so that we all may awaken to our greatest potentials.

At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, a complex of wave forms and resonances, which is absolutely individual and unique and yet which connects us to everything in the universe. The act of getting in touch with this pulse can transform our personal experience and in some way alter the world around us.

-George Leonard in Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith

 I feel a responsibility and urgency to do whatever I can as an individual to raise collective consciousness. Our upbringing (America primarily and the ‘West’ in general) has led us astray in social priorities and education. It is my belief that we are a culture that is crying for our mother’s attention while being placated with a plastic doll. Many people are still in the shopping mall with glistening eyes in the toy department, but more and more are becoming conscious of the fact that our mother has left the building. For those who have awakened to the fact that something is awry: What is the mother we cry for? Does any of us know the root of our unhappiness? This is the first and foremost question I raised to myself and the answers were shocking. Indeed, I myself am both the victim and the perpetrator to my own well-being.

For more than ten years I have been refining my idea of community service from the obvious journey I made at sixteen years old to a rural village in South America where I installed latrines and implemented community improvement programs; to political and social activism and finally the frontier of internal battles and injustices within my very own mind. I came to the realization that in order to change the world, I should embody those very changes I seek. For world peace, I should cease casting judgement onto others. For environmental conservation I should be willing to sacrifice all my selfish desires connected with consumption of unnecessary resources, resulting in the necessity to constantly ask myself “what is essential?”. For equal opportunity I should be willing to generously offer my services on a donation basis. For non-violence I should cease all argumentative and hostile thoughts, words and actions with other people.

The conclusion I have arrived at is this: There are two parts for our survival and happiness in this short life. They cannot be separated if we are to succeed in achieving peace, tranquility and genuine happiness:

1. Internal skills

2. External skills

This is how I dedicate my life- to the acquisition through education, embodiment and dissemination of these principle skills.

5 Responses to “About”

  1. Nando said

    I enjoyed your blog immensely. The impressions I’m left with remind me of something I read a long time ago. “Life is nothing more than Soul meeting itself in the reflection of matter, energy, space and time.” A beautiful life!

  2. raven said

    Thanks Nando, that was really sweet. Do you know who said that?

  3. daphne said

    I look forward to hearing about your journey and learning from it too.

  4. maria luisa said

    Cara Raven,
    dove sei? Sempre in India ? Mi pare che tu non abbia più aggiornato il tuo blog… fai sapere qualcosa!
    Un grande abbraccio Maria Luisa da Venezia

  5. elivergara said

    I accidentally came upon this blog and was instantly hooked. I am living in New York (born and raised) and I am constantly surrounded by the madness of it all. I hope to someday find the peace within myself as you did. I admire you for it.
    You remind me of someone I once knew 10 years ago.

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