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Being social animals, the greatest happiness of human beings is in the celebration of togetherness. Together we can go through the most difficult of times and come out at the other end in the best condition possible under the circumstances, having gained the most valuable of riches, an experience of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at A Breath of Fresh Air
More than ever, after the sentence of the Spanish Supreme Court in the trial against most of the members of the Catalan government -for having fulfilled the mandate they had been elected for- and the leaders of the social organizations Omnium and ANC, the Catalan people has congregated in huge... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at A Breath of Fresh Air
Somatic and archetypal perspectives of the individual and collective multigenerational trauma at the root of the conflict between Catalonia and Spain Foreword When people have had a traumatic experience, they need time to restore their inner balance. For a while any stimulus that bears a certain resemblance with whatever it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at A Breath of Fresh Air
Happy Holiday Season! Each of the yellow ribbons stand for one of our unlawfully imprisoned political and social leaders: Catalonian Vicepresident Oriol Junqueras, Minister Joaquim Forn, President of Omnium Jordi Cuixart and President of the Assamblea Nacional de Catalunya Jordi Sánchez We want them at home! Now! Wishing you and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
en català i en castellano aquí auf Deutsch hier Dear Srs. President, Vicepresident, Consellers, Conselleres of the legitimate government of Catalonia in exile and in prison! You embody the institutional basis for the creation of the new republic. You have set the legal framework for its implementation. Thank you very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
The key questions in trying to understand something from an archetypal perspective are: What are the essential qualities, propensities, properties and tendencies of this? What is its function? So, in terms of the law and its enforcement, what is essential about it? In jurisprudence, the law is a system of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
Guilt is a healthy feeling that mobilizes us to seek ways to repair the damage that has been caused to others by our action or non-action. When a genuine feeling of guilt is experienced as intolerable, the conscious mind represses it underneath the threshold of consciousness. Unconscious guilt then becomes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
Projection […] has to do with how the unconscious manifests itself. Both from the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious, we learn via projection. That is to say, we impute to external phenomena or people such things as are in ourselves, but with which we are not as yet in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
This is the third charge Catalan government officials are facing for fulfilling the mandate they have been elected for. (see the first and the second just below) The PP majority in the Spanish parliament and several representatives of the opposition argue that any money spent on the organization of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
Disobedience is the second of three charges Catalan government officials have been accused of. (the first and the third) Disobedience is possible only in relationship to a resolution that has been emitted by someone who has the authority to do so. In 2015, in an express motion, the PP (Partido... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
“Prevaricación” is one of three charges against Catalan government officials. (the second and the third) It is a crime that consists in an authority, judge or other public servant pronouncing an arbitrary resolution in an administrative or judicial issue, knowing that this resolution is unjust and against the law. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
Undoubtedly, Inexhaustible Intent is supporting the Catalan people. No matter how much repression has been coming from the central government of Spain, an ever increasing part of the Catalan people is intent on exercising their civil rights, protected by the Spanish constitution, to get together, discuss matters of public importance,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
The Spanish government has sent the Guardia Civil, a military corps of the Spanish state, to take over the command of the Catalan police force, in violation of legal regulation of competences in this matter or, at least, so it communicated to several means of communication. Since there is no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
I have registered as a voluntary assistant in the referendum about Catalonian self-determination scheduled for October 1, 2017. Since I do not have the Spanish nationality, I cannot vote myself nor can I serve as an election official. But I can be present as an international observer of the pre-election,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at A Breath of Fresh Air
This woman’s body is made of parts that have drifted ashore or fallen to the ground and been brought to me from all over the planet. She came into being by coherence of all the bits and pieces, and was born in appreciation of the whole. In the process of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at A Breath of Fresh Air
Celestino stretches and looks around himself. The first warm rays of the sun barely touching his wings tickle him out of his slumber. Like every night he has been dreaming about huge colonies of thousands and millions like him, little pieces of sky incarnated in wings and antenna and feet... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at A Breath of Fresh Air
A voice that was not voice has been calling me ever since Tuesday. I had meant to go to the forest for my assignment, but the voice that was no voice insisted that I’d go to the beach. Today is Friday and in the afternoon, after seeing Miminé, I was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at A Breath of Fresh Air
For years now I have wanted to raise the blue banner with a while lily to celebrate the Festa Major of Gracia, the neighborhood of Barcelona where I live. So far I have not been able to lay my hands on one, but I finally found out who makes them.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at A Breath of Fresh Air
This extraordinary workshop of Breathing with Trees takes place in an ideal place to become aware of the confluence between nature and civilization in our bodies. The Carretera de les Aigües offers a wide panoramic view of the metropolis from an elevated viewpoint, backed up by nature in the Park... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at A Breath of Fresh Air
What is unique about DFA sessions and Breathing with Trees is that you become aware of how you organize your experience in your body and how you can reorient your behavior in a direction that is coherent with what you really want in life. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at A Breath of Fresh Air
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