After flying around the United States from one extreme to the other, I have been back home in Damanhur for a non-stop two weeks. There are so many people I wish to thank for their hospitality and generosity this last trip, it is truly an honor and blessing to have such an incredible international community!
A special round of thanks to Dana Stream and Samadhi Yoga for hosting my presentation in Seattle – Ada Novak and Laya Center, a Sanctuary for Women in S. Florida for the heroic efforts putting together an incredible week of activities – Esperide Ananas for sharing her Damanhurian and Tree wisdom with us – Teresa Payne for hosting me in Seattle – my Mother for being the best Mom a girl could ask for – and all my friends and family that I got to spend time with. For those that I missed this time around, read on because you may be seeing me sooner than you think!
December brings Epagomenoi, those spectacular days outside of time when you can break away from the past and begin new projects. In these days, inspiration fills me with new ideas, obstacles are trivial to overcome and I am bursting with the energy to create. Thanks to this special energy, I have new irons in the fire which will bring more of me, Damanhur and Practical Spirituality to you (yes Mark, I am working on books… you will hear from me soon)!
So what are these special projects?
Let’s start with the most transformational: Tigrilla!
What? Huh? What is Tigrilla? At Damanhur, when citizens feels ready, they can conquer a new name. You conquer an animal name first, then a few years later you can take on a plant last name. We take on new names to change frequency, to evolve, to align ourselves with characteristics we want to embrace in life. We also do it to give of ourselves to the species. Read more about why Damanhurians take on new names.
A name is a big responsibility, especially if you choose an animal or plant that is endangered. As many of you know, I have never had a nickname. When I was a kid, I tried, but none of them stuck. In some cases, this was a good thing, given that some of the names thrown at me were not very kind. Now I am ready to take on a name of my own choosing, and I choose Tigrilla: Leopardus tigrinus, little spotted cat or tiger cat, a relative of the ocelot. Why Trigrilla? Because she is agile and lives in the trees, something I feel very connected to. You can read more about Tigrilla and see pictures by clicking here.
To conquer this name, I have to get the support of at least 100 damanhurians who think this name is right for me, which consists of a monetary contribution or hours of community service. If you think Tigrilla is the name for me, you can be a part of the process as well: I would also like to get the support of 50 friends and family. To support me, you can send me a contribution via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org (most people give between 5 or 10 [pick your favorite currency] or you can offer me 1 to 5 hours of community service, to be done at the location of your choosing! Gifts will be offered to Damanhur and the Temples of Humankind.
What other projects does Tigrilla have up her sleeves?
Too many to count! Some that may interest are the updating of courses, both my own and Damanhurian. I plan to travel quite a bit in 2013, assuming the world is still around, so if you are interested in Practical Spirituality techniques, building community, reawakening past lives memories, learning to read the signs, stone spirals… contact me. Seattle, WA – Las Cruces, NM/El Paso, TX – Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL – London, England are all on my agenda, and I am always open for more.
PLUS… You can come to Damanhur… I am working on special packages for those that wish to experience the wonder and magic of this unique place: Temples, a village of Tree Houses, sustainable living, art, singing plants, and more!! For example, you can check out this auction for 2 One Day visits and a night’s stay which supports Evolver Network and Reality Sandwich. More opportunities like this coming soon.
Wishing you a glorious holiday season.
May this month bring transformation and growth
and a 2013 free of attachments and full of inspiration!
-yvette –> hoping to become Tigrilla