Jeremie

Week plan: 10th Moon cycle, 2nd Quarter, Crescent to Full Moon

posted Sep 28, 2009, 1:45 AM by jeremie@projectvolunteering.net

We are, among a great many other things, very happy to be alive.  At least I am...

The full moon is approaching... another moon will have gone and another 28 days to reflect on...

My experience returning to Berlin this week was a powerful one, a very insightful and meaningful one.  The most important part of the experience was that I truly felt as if I was going Home, and not only felt it, for it was true.  I was homesick for this place, so very excited to get back, to be among the family that lives here and the way of life that we all share.  It was a definite experience for me, a strong decisive experience that has led me to believe that yes, these things can work.  The house here was not begun by me, nor will it be fulfilled by me, nor will it rely on me to exist, soley.  It is a idea that lives in all of us here.  As I feel, this project is a success.  I know that this statement is not shared by everyone, in fact, it may even be uncoming to mention this to some; yet nevertheless, it is how I feel.  A home has been created here; not only for me, but for the hundreds of people that have passed through and for the hundreds that will continue to pass through.  It is more then a sentiment, it is a great wonder and a high form of kindness and merriment.  The simply fact that I, among a great many others, feels as if they have a home in Berlin is proof enough that this has worked.  The lost emotion of having no home does not exist here, nor should it have ever existed.  As this house has been home to me so it will be home to those who need a home.  There is no catch involved, there is no false form, nor false ideas.  We are here, all, and together; it is simply that, and it is simply for that wherein I have found my inspiration and I have found my home.  Are we not to be open to all people?  And obviously I understand that this can misread as many things, but in this form, are we not to be open and a home to all people?  Meaning that, yes, sometimes we cannot share this place with as many people that would like to stay here; nevertheless, the intention is still the same, and the formation of it is too.  Although we are full, it should not be us that says no, it should be those who come and realise that their need is lesser then those who are there now.  For example, today and tonight, we may be too many for the house, 24 and counting.  This does not intimidate me, nor frustrate me, in fact, it motivates me.  I will gladly give my sleeping space to one who needs it more, for my Need is not as great as some others.  Half of those who have arrived in the last few days had no place to stay at all; lost at night with no home.  To say no to these people is a form of madness that I am not willing to even consider subscribing too.  Maybe we can't all fit here; nevertheless, the first one to leave tonight will be me and not those who know not this city.  This is my home, and it should be theirs, as long as our considerations are all equally judged.  We have many people interested in the project, so would say too many.  No one here is, by my judgement, here to simply be here in Berlin; no, each of them expressed and have displayed their interest in experiencing the project and in contributing to the project.  I see this as a success; for we are larger then ever before, and more like-minded, and if this means anything to me it means that these communities can work, and that they shall work, and that by finding possibly another place to sleep tonight or being very cozy with those next to me, I shall wake in the morning with a air so sweet around me reminding me that this collective is working, and may in fact be working too well. 

Short List

-German, 8 hours a day
-Continuing the development of a sustainable living plan
-Introducing Sebestians flat into the project, if he be still so willing 
-Organise meeting, and continue with Clayton the insights into the Finance situation in the house.


Week plan: 9th Moon Cycle, Waning to New Moon, 4th quarter

posted Sep 13, 2009, 3:09 AM by jeremie@projectvolunteering.net   [ updated Sep 13, 2009, 1:34 AM ]

After a certain uncertainty about my immediate future here in Berlin (which was mostly based on my finacial sustainablity), I found a way to fund myself for some time to come, which means that I can devote myself entirely to the things that I want to be commited to.  German, The project's (PV house, TSOlife, She Conference, and ...) and school work! Das Leben is schOn.  So, instead of chasing a mad job in Switzerland I am now going to Amsterdam for a few days, most likely leaving tomorrow, to firstly, pick up my brother from the airport and set him up for his BIG TRIP, and secondly, explore theCASA and their model. 

Short List

-Pick up Julien in Amsterdam
-Study and experience the CASA
-Continue the German, although, considering the situation, give priority to JULES
-Feiern das Leben, sechsmal

Exciting! So, with that in plan for the next moon quarter let's reflect on the one that just passed.  

Tea Leaves... last week's list.
-German, 8 hours a day
-Deal with beg bug issue and achieve Berlin connue hygenique conditions
-Organize a cleaning schedule sheet for the Bathrooms
-Throw out all things that we don't need
-Begin work on the SHE conference with Pascal and find ANYA!
-Put more work into website, 5 or 6 hours this quarter
-Find work? Go pick grapes?
-talk to lucian

In respect to my tasks set for myself I feel rather accomplished in most of them.  The German has been, as we say here, Brill.  I'm advancing, schell, and I am glad for that.  The approach that Fabrice explained to me, wherein one simply chooses one subject and keeps at it 8 to 16 hours a day, is an approach that I find useful.  It reminds me of Vipassana, or of other examples in my life; that everyday one rebegins and for the first moments, or hours, one is continuing along the same path one has already stepped the day before, or one is packing all ones things from the camp before; and in these first moments or first hours, the studying is good; however, it may not be advancement so much as neccesity, as it is when one is packing ones things, for we are not advancing any further down the path, yet we soon will be able to; likewise, as the studying progresses, overcoming the first moments or hours, real advancement comes, real new knowledge is seen and tasted, the hiker begins to walk past where he could see the day before and is exposed to a surreal reality that he has never before seen, an unknown mountain or forest.  So what does this mean?  Can we spend every day, a few moments a day, try to learn something, trying to pack our bag; and then stop and wait until tomorrow to begin again, will we not always be packing our bag then?  taking the first while simply getting ready for the embarkment, only to make camp again, with hardly any steps taken?  I am beginning to think not.  I'd rather be up before the sun and walking into the sunrise then to have the great star high above my head waiting for me to stir. 

Bed bugs... the attack has been made.  Although all the tools have not arrived, and we couldn't complete the work, we still have a rather cleaner house and a few steps taken. 

Bathroom - waiting for the cleaning to be done

We threw a good pile and there's mroe to come!

Met Anya, began a relationship, a beautiful strong girl she is; inspiring and visionary.  More work to be made for the agenda and for the organization

Website... didn't put much time into it, in fact, none!  I guess this counts now...

Work?  Forget it!  I have no time for work.  I dealt with my finiancial situation and am now free to achieve!

Lucian... not yet.




Week plan: 9th Full moon to 9th Waning moon, 3rd quarter

posted Sep 7, 2009, 4:46 AM by jeremie@projectvolunteering.net

The moon is full today, it reminds me of where I was one month ago, exactly; deep in Nature. 

I began this moon cycle by arriving in Berlin and by settling in.  Both accomplished tasks.  As my plan for the rest of the moon cycle, I hope to continue le rhythme that I've started with my German and to progress further with my ideas and thoughts for the project.  As well, continue the Morning Meditation that we've instigated.

Short list: 

-German, 8 hours a day
-Deal with beg bug issue and achieve Berlin connue hygenique conditions
-Organize a cleaning schedule sheet for the Bathrooms
-Throw out all things that we don't need
-Begin work on the SHE conference with Pascal and find ANYA!
-Put more work into website, 5 or 6 hours this quarter
-Find work? Go pick grapes?
-talk to lucian


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