8 thoughts on “Arizona Beach Retreat April 9, 2013

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  3. Dear Tomas, what a play of Universal Value that sent you on retreat here and allowed me to retreat at home. Thank you for this loving co-creation that turned out to be a win-win-win situation. Blessings and Love, Alia

  4. Tomas, thanks for sharing your stream of consciousness, very liberating light & free. I’m researching eco-villages around the world, sustainable living without the politics. Living as an expression of pure beingness.

    Fifty or sixty years ago, residents of small rural Spanish towns abandoned their centuries-old villages in search of a new type of life in the city. For years, the couple thousand ghost towns of mostly Northern Spain lay empty, but in the early eighties, the migration happened in reverse. Residents of cities began to move back to these abandoned towns to start a new, slower, simpler life.

    The medieval town of Ibort- 75 miles north of Zaragoza- was “rediscovered” in 1986 when a group of friends, tired of city life, arrived here to start living a slower life in the country.

    “When they came here, it was to try to return to a type of life closer to nature, closer to certain values that were disappearing from this urban world,” explains Ibort resident Ricardo.

    They began rebuilding the homes in keeping with the traditional stone style, most often with labor-intensive slate roofs included. The new villagers had little homebuilding experience, but everyone had to build- or rebuild- their own home.

    “I think it’s one of the most beautiful things a person can make, “his house,” explains Ricardo. “In the past nearly everyone had to do it, to live in a home you built, it’s a different experience”.

    Today, Ibort is home to about 60 people. There is still rebuilding going on and there is still space to learn from the past. “Our modern world so accelerated, so much rushing around,” says Ricardo. “I think it’s necessary to stop a bit this race to who knows where.”

    Blessings to you both. ♥

    • Thank you, Maddy, for this link and the YouTube. I saw a video on this town about two or three years ago so I will love to see this more recent update. Are you going to move there? 😉 I just got back into town and will be able to watch it with Alia later today. tomas ♥

      • Hi Tomas & Alia! No don’t plan to move there but I love the concept of an environmentally sustainable ecosystem. Alia, you channeled vision of Aurora had me thinking about larger scale eco-“pods”/ modular “living systems”, so I’m researching the Venus project. The foundation/ vision of the project is based upon education, love and cooperation. Various examples are given in this thought provoking video:

    • Thanks Maddy for the Ibort video. Very interesting place. Such magnificent buildings. What dedication the people have to restoring them in the old style. I love the spirit of this community.

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