- It takes a village to raise a child - African saying
- Nature is our best teacher
- we are the world, we are the ones to make a brighter day!..

- Natural farming, food forest

- We dig our grave with our teeth

- Freedom of expression is my birth right

- Freedom of speech comes with great responsibility

- I become what I see in myself. All that thought suggests to me, I can do; All that thought reveals to me, I can become. This should be man’s unshakeable faith in himself, because God dwells in him.

- The Mother said - it is not this OR that, it is this AND that
- Life is for living not to understand
‎"Sometimes you can't see the forest through the trees."

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Windmill up and shining

  The windmill is back up!
  The tower is straightened; amazing job them folks did after delay and more delay..
  The tail stating Lumière and Auroville (in stickers) is nice, great colors - healing full blast in full rotation from above! (SMILE)
  The land is very different when water is around! Life is here..
  Plenty of lessons learnt during the windmill not functioning..

Monday, April 27, 2009

working with the Source

  Tamara, the healer; playing with the Source, invited people interested to meet her this evening to teach how to connect with the Source, here in Lumière..
  beautiful, to see manifest what you concieve, more then just babies ;) , happening and manifesting for real in reality!
  there were, 10 "students", from all walks of life, open to learn more of the Source. (shivers) beautiful to watch each one and the group dynamics happening..great energy!
  no space exactly to accomodate so many people, we were all piled in the kitchen space :) 
  chickens sleeping in the trees..

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


  Having Tamara and William here is great.
  They came to Auroville for a few days intending to continue their discovery of india; they actually are still here - they are liking it very much.
  We are all staying in the Space of Light (capsule); it is too stuffy in the house. Hot it is these days..
  "..healing Vasantha (amma) and the old man (watchman) is making my stay more worthwile and visiting temples has become secondary..a change of plan and very grateful for this experience" - Tamara.
  Am loving the healing feeling..just what i envision Lumière to be.  A place to play, discover and connect with nature, self-discovery and connect with the outside world.
  The windmill is being healed too ;) hopefully by day after tomorrow it will be pumping water again..we close to dry!
  mmmm, smell of cashew all over, hair dressed with the cashew flowers and fingernails stuffed with cashew juices :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cashew harvesting

Every morning, we go around the land looking for those ripe cashew fruits..either they have already fallen and are hidden in the leaves or they simply can be plucked; one only does it if they freely and willingly come off..

  Carrying a bucket you fill it up can be quite harduous, crawling on your knews to pick that one cashew this far between the ants crawling along and not to forget the sun!
  When we have collected them all, we seperate the fruit from the nut and use the fruit to make compost..
  Anyone interested? come along :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

windmill a crashing down

  Finally, the blades painted and the axel greased, we started to winch the fan up.  Slowly going up, two guys down with ropes pulling the fan away from the tower so as it is free to rise and 2 others up on the top winching away..  Reaching the platform the cable decided to snap!  
Everyone under ran for cover, the fan, weighing 350kg, decided to dig into the tower at half way..
Catching into one of the rods, it bent the tower in many places, the ladder is bent like a
 snake and several blades are crooked!
  one guy at the top as the cable snapped, which he was holding
 so the it wind properly into the winch, shooked him and he got unsta
ble - luckily he grabbed the tower and held for his life!

  He banged his head in the rocking of the tower when the fan went into the tower! He is fine..
  Strangely, i had seen him fall and with my visualisation somehow kept him up there or atleast made his fall soft; and kept asking myself how would they do if they had to repair one of the pipes of the tower do they have to remove the whole tower?
  already 2 weeks gone by, water level low..let see what to do next?
  Every drop of water counts!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Windmill painting

  "why don't you paint it from ontop?!" is what most people are suggesting as i would save money..
  i think if it would be brought  down; a better job would be done especially the primer!

  i tried following colors in line with the 2 petals that radiate this direction
 (courage & progress) - figured not matching..atleast the name lumière is good!
  been a week now, we being careful with the wate
r consumption (of course)..

  The soul of the land, our source of water, pumped by alternative energy, yes!