The new era – a first comment

I watch countless videos from different sources. It seems vital to educate oneself in this special time. A time where mass media present us what to believe. Do we take the time to question? I shared a video on social media that went against the common narrative about the big v. And it was removed….

Disconnection & connection

My latest realization is that I tend to disconnect when it would be most important not to. It hit me like a hammer today. And it seems to explain a lot of my behaviour and my experiences in the last year. I feel very lonely at times. And this not necessarily at times I was…

Belonging, meaning & connection

I lived in very different worlds in the last years. I lived in big cities, as part of the average western society. I had a job and an insurance for almost everything. I was often worrying about money and it never really seemed to be enough. I spent money quite impulsively, I would say, on…

30 bins in one night

Once upon a time … there were four girls who went hunting for food. When we arrived at the supermarket in the middle of the night we were surprised to find a dozen cars parked next to the dumpster, lights on at the back entrance. A busy night. We had no idea what was going…

We love dumpster diving.

I really feel like dedicating a whole category on my blog to dumpster diving, just because we’ve had the most fun, hilarious, adventurous and crazy stories happening when dumpster diving in the last months. I don’t want these stories to get lost or forgotten! When I lived in Switzerland I was dumpster diving often together…

The vehicle for the soul

Still shaken and deeply stirred up from the passing of a member of our travellers community I try to sort my thoughts and emotions. One sentence of the Maori farewell to departed souls resonates deeply within me, again and again. It’s the words: “the body is the vehicle for the spirit.” Te tinana, te hinengaro,…

Wairua

Haere rā i a koe ka kōpikopiko atu ki Te Hono-i-wairua, ki te kāpunipunitanga o te wairua We farewell you as you wend your way to the Gathering Place of Spirits, the meeting place of departed souls. Te tinana, te hinengaro, me te wairua ēnei e toru, te mea nui o ēnei ko te wairua….

Hope for the world

I found hope for the world. In the way we live in a diverse travellers community; We are 30 volunteers from all over the world, living and working together in a retreat centre in Auckland, New Zealand. We come from very different cultures and we need to share a kitchen. We have one (!) sink…