Newsletter December 2023

The wind blows the boat sails at your back, although great waves impede the advance. Patience, perseverance, and new knowledge will help you move forward. Difficulties will decrease, but be careful with the sirens' songs because it will be very easy to listen to and get lost in the mist, getting excited with something unreal. Spiritual energy, soul connection, and silence will help you be optimistic without scaping reality. It is essential to sail the boat according to your soul. What the mermaids are trying to say is that the movement, the actions that make the boat move forward, have to be connected with your soul and for the benefit of all.

Energy – Food: Mass starvation: agenda for ending famine

"The first agenda item for ending famines is

understanding them. The decline in famines is strongly

associated with the rise of democratic freedoms and a

beneficent multilateral world order. Sen’s thesis that the

growth of democratic freedoms has driven the reduction in

famines can work in reverse: in a world of resurgent authoritarianism,

exclusion and xenophobia, we need to be more worried about famine.

Criminal actions of various kinds are an integral part in the creation of

mass starvation."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Look up the stars – A-Field: progressive evolution

"Our consciousness is not a permanent fixture. Different levels of human consciousness, with progressive evolution from the lowest to the highest, were envisaged by almost all the great spiritual traditions. Consciousness evolution is from the ego-bound to the transpersonal form. It could produce more empathy among people, and greater sensitivity to animals, plants, and the entire biosphere. It could create subtle contact with other parts of the cosmos. A society hallmarked by transpersonal consciousness is not likely to be materialistic and self-centered."

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Look up the stars – A-field: individual holograms

"All we experience in our lifetime - all our perceptions, feelings, and thought processes – have cerebral functions associated with them. These functions have waveform equivalents since our brain, like other things in space and time, creates information-carrying vortices - it "makes waves." The waves propagate in the vacuum and interfere with the waves created by the bodies and brains of other people, giving rise to complex holograms. Generations after generations of humans have left their holographic traces in the A-field. These individual holograms integrate in a superhologram, which is the encompassing hologram of a tribe, community, or culture. The collective holograms interface and integrate in turn with the super-superhologram of all people. This is the collective information pool of humankind, and we can read this information." 

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Energy – Food: Mass starvation: the price of food

"One of the features of famine is that the price of food rises. Ever since there have been food markets, high

food prices have caused protests, and they have been

implicated in numerous riots and upheavals. And, in so far

as political upheavals can in turn lead to conflict and repression,

they increase the risks of famine in a vicious feedback loop.

But the cause of famine is not a shortfall in global food production

with respect to the world’s human population. What this means is that

the food industry should not use fear of global food crisis or famine as a

justification for its production methods and its business models.

Further improvements in agricultural and food technologies are welcome and may

make a modest improvement to protection from famines in so far as they contribute

to lower poverty and better food systems."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Trip – The book

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

“I don’t much care where-“ said Alice.

“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

“- so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.

“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”

Lewis Carrol - Alice in the Wonderland, 1865

1858: Alice Liddell (1852 - 1934), the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's fictional character Alice in 'Alice in Wonderland'. She is posing as 'The Beggar-Maid.' (Photo by Lewis Carroll/Getty Images)

Music therapy – Symphony No.9

Playing Beethoven

Ode To Joy by Friedrich Schiller

Joy, beautiful spark of Divinity [or: of gods],
Daughter of Elysium,
We enter, drunk with fire,
Heavenly one, thy sanctuary!
Thy magic binds again
What custom strictly divided;
All people become brothers,
Where thy gentle wing abides.

Whoever has succeeded in the great attempt,
To be a friend's friend,
Whoever has won a lovely wife,
Add his to the jubilation!
Yes, and also, whoever has just one soul
To call his own in this world!
And he who never managed it should slink 
Weeping from this union!

All creatures drink of joy
At nature's breasts.
All the Just, all the Evil
Follow her trail of roses.
Kisses she gave us and grapevines,
A friend, proven in death.
Lust was given to the worm 
And the cherub stands before God.

Gladly, as His suns fly
through the heavens' grand plan 
Journey, brothers, on your way,
Joyful, like a hero to victory.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss to all the world!
Brothers, above the starry canopy
There must dwell a loving Father.
Are you collapsing, millions?
Do you sense the creator, world?
Seek him above the starry canopy!
Above stars must He dwell.

Look up the stars – A-Field: a new concept of the universe

"Beyond the puzzle-filled world of the mainstream sciences, a new concept of the universe is emerging. The established concept is transcended; in its place comes a new/old concept: the informed universe, rooted in the rediscovery of ancient tradition's Akashic Field as the vacuum-based holofield. In this concept, the universe is a highly integrated, coherent system, much like a living organism. Its crucial feature is information that is generated, conserved, and conveyed by and among all its parts. This feature is entirely fundamental. It transforms a universe that is blindly groping its way from one phase of its evolution to the next into a strongly interconnected system that builds on the information it has already generated." 

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Energy – Food Mass starvation: the global food crisis

"The global food crisis had numerous causes,

including the diversion of agricultural land to biofuels

production, rising prices of fertilizer and oil (energy prices

are a significant supply cost in mechanized cereal production

as well as transport), production falls in some countries,

low food stocks and speculation in the food market.

The volatility of global markets can, through a series of unfortunate

events, suddenly push scores of millions of people into poverty and

raise the risk of famine."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Look up the stars – A-Field: it is everywhere

"The resulting “integral theory of everything” takes information as a fundamental factor in the world. It recognizes that ours is not just a matter – and energy – based universe, but rather an information-based “informed universe.” The A-field is a kind of active memory field encompassing space (it is everywhere) and time (it endures)."

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Energy – Food: Mass starvation: protocols for a specific prohibition on starvation

"The Geneva Convention in 1977 adopted two protocols for a specific prohibition on starvation.

The ban on starvation on the civilian population

contained in Article 54 of the First Additional Protocol

begins as follows:

1 Starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited.

2 It is prohibited to attack, destroy, remove or render

useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population

such as foodstuffs, agricultural areas for the production of foodstuffs, crops,

livestock, drinking water installations and supplies and irrigation works,

for the specific purpose of denying them for their sustenance value to the civilian population

or to the adverse Party, whatever the motive, whether in order to starve out civilians,

to cause them to move away or for any other motive.

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Access to water & health impact

Understanding the Context: Refugee Population, Access to Water and Health Impact

      As the refugee population is a global phenomenon, the paper discusses the matter based on the reports of the highest internationally recognized authority: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) (Refugees, n.d.), combining data published by Médecins Sans Frontières - Doctors Without Borders for a critical exhibition of refugee reality in the field. MSF is an international humanitarian non-governmental organization operating under the values of independent, neutral, and impartial medical aid in assisting victims of natural or human-made disasters and victims of armed conflict since 1971 ('Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International', n.d.)

      UNCHR population of concern includes refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returned refugees, returned IDPs and stateless persons who do not possess the nationality of any State. "Refugee" is the name for millions of people worldwide who have been forced to leave their homes or places of habitual residence due to armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights, or man-made disasters. Natural disasters and climate change mean environmental refugees and less water for everyone too.

People get terrified when they hear that refugees are coming because of the message we get from the media: refugee word today implies terrorism, violence, and crime. We must realize we are talking about individuals and families with children who are hungry and need protection. Based on the available data ('UNHCR - Figures at a Glance', n.d.), in 2014 and 2015, the proportion of children under 18 among refugees remained at 51 percent. Working age (18-59) and older (60 plus) populations were 45 and 4 percent respectively. In 2016, 49 percent of refugees were women (Kasamani, 2017).

      This paper also analyses how international policies and social inequalities related to water access affects refugees' health care and healthcare systems (Anderson et al., 2009a). It is a human right to provide refugees with medical and psychological care, lifesaving nutrition and access to safe drinking water (De Alburqueque, 2012, 2014; McKenzie, 2013). Although refugees have a global socio-economic impact regulated under international law (Kälin & American Society of International Law, 2010), most do not receive the necessary health care. Policies for refugees at the international level are fragmented. They live in regions where the healthcare system has collapsed, or it is too dangerous for independent aid agencies to operate. The health impact of lack of water manifests in the need for physical resources to deal with common diseases like dehydration and diarrhea which is especially problematic in vulnerable populations like women, children, and seniors (MSF CANADA, 2016)

Access to Water in Refugee Situations

Failed states produce political, economic and environmental refugees. Refugee camps offer a “temporary” solution for water security. They are initially established as a short-term response in times of crisis, to provide shelter, safety and food until refugees can either return to their homelands, be integrated into host countries, or receive the benefits of third-party resettlement (McKenzie, 2013). However, the reality is that less than one percent of all refugees are resettled, resulting in camp stays that average 18 years. The whole picture of the situation shows that refugee camps are overcrowded, and disease outbreaks and nutritional crises have little adequate response to their health needs (MSF CANADA, 2016)

Water is the life-sustaining resource (Organization & UNICEF, 2017). Refugees' survival, health and dignity depend on water availability in a refugee camp (McKenzie, 2013). Following the UNHCR Technical Support Section Division of Operational Support Water, this paper considers five cross-cuts vital sectors to water access: health, food and nutrition, sanitation, camp planning and shelter, and education. 

The amount of water establishes how medical services are organized, managed and provided, including cold chains in hospitals, and different types of therapy (see Appendix 1). Quantity is the most crucial hygiene aspect at personal, domestic and community levels ('unhcr_water_brochure.pdf', n.d.) Quality is essential, especially for children. Diarrhea, often the product of the consumption of poor-quality water, is one of the leading causes of infant morbidity. Regarding food and nutrition, water is one of the primary nutrients the human body needs daily (Cronk, Slaymaker, & Bartram, 2015; Nicole, 2015). Malnutrition has been a major concern in refugee situations, contributing to almost 60% of deaths of those under five. Sanitation control is essential to break the disease transmission cycle. Infection control activities include drainage, hand washing and environmental management of groundwater pollution. Water is a governing factor for camp planning and shelter selection ('Access to Water in Refugee Situations. Survival, health and Dignity for Refugees', 2016; Roberts L et al., 2001). Water points promote community ownership. Providing water facilities in safe areas prevents gender-based violence and makes special provisions for groups with special needs. Finally, education is an empowering tool to maintain water and hygiene awareness. Children fetching water impacts schooling. 

NeedsQuality (litters/person/day)Adapt to context based on
Survival: water intake (drinking and food)2.5 - 3Climate and individual physiology
Hygiene practices2 -6Social and cultural norms
Basic Cooking3 - 6Food type and social and cultural norms
Total basic water7.5 - 15 
Appendix 1. The Sphere Project, minimum hygiene items pack consists of water containers (buckets), bathing and laundry soaps, and menstrual hygiene materials.

UNHCR works to expand emergency water supplies to meet the required standards rapidly. However, finding suitable sources of water in arid areas has proved difficult. Lester R. Brown (2009) illustrates that the world's freshwater supplies are shrinking, and the world's farmers are getting a shrinking share of this shrinking supply. So while water tensions among countries are more likely to make new headlines, the jousting for water between cities and farms within nations preoccupies local political leaders. It represents another challenge because most refugees are hosted in urban areas, and most tools for providing and monitoring water supply activities have been developed for camp-based or rural settlement settings (Kälin & American Society of International Law, 2010)

      As land and water become scarce, competition for these vital resources intensifies within societies, particularly between the wealthy and those who are sick and dispossessed. Besides existing rights agreements among countries, some receive only a minuscule share of water. The growing scale of emergencies also poses other challenges in meeting the required water provision standards, particularly where a rapid increase of refugees overwhelms existing water supply systems. 

   In meeting these challenges, UNHCR deployed Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) staff to support responses to emergencies (Nicole, 2015) and signed two rapid emergency response agreements with Oxfam (Luff & Clarke, 2006) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), which have proven experience and expertise in water supply emergency preparedness and response. According to UNHCR Technical Support, Section Division of Operational Support and the UN-Water Annual Report (United Nations, n.d.), refugees' survival, health and dignity are based on sufficient water supply for basic needs and the following water requirements. Water quality is regularly monitored for potable and palatable appearance, taste, odour and fecal contamination. In a secure physical environment, water facilities are located centrally with a minimum waiting time. Furthermore, there is a continuous maintenance of the water supply system and adequate water storage at the family and community level in case of interruptions, environmental concerns or hazards, avoiding water wastage. 

The Human Right of Water: International Policies and Legislation

      While protecting borders and access to territory falls within states’ rights and responsibilities, refugees’ rights are under the umbrella of international regulations. In 1945, after World War II, the international community created the UNHCR to protect and find durable solutions for refugees. Refugees’ rights to life, liberty and security were further codified in the 1951 Refugee Convention (‘The 1951 convention relating to the status of refugees and its 1967 protocol’, 2011). For those unable to flee or trapped in conflict, the UN’s Guiding Principles of Displacement complement their rights under the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949). States party to conflicts are obliged to care for and protect populations within their borders and/or to facilitate humanitarian agencies to do so. Refugee status granted complementary forms of protection under the 1967 Protocol and the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa. Since 2007, the refugee population also includes people in a refugee-like situation, like Asylum-seekers and Returned refugees.

      The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Article 14, states that anyone suffering persecution “has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” States signatories of the declaration are obliged to assist refugees and to allow them to exercise their fundamental rights, including freedom of movement. Neighbouring states of conflicts are compelled to care for and protect populations within their borders and to facilitate humanitarian agencies to do so (De Alburqueque, 2012, 2014). In July 2010, the UN ratified access to clean water and sanitation as Human Right. In 2017, working towards Sustainable Development Goal 6 on sustainable water and sanitation for all, UNHCR advocated for national governments and development actors to include refugees, stateless people and IDPs in national water supply development plans (‘UN Water United Nations World Water Development Report 2017.pdf’, n.d.; World Water Assessment Programme & UNESCO, 2017)

Critical Policy Analysis of Water Issues, Policy Progress and Policy Gaps.

      To better understand the causes of the problem, we should ask what happens to the rights of people that move. UNHCR is responsible for ensuring that refugees have the right to seek asylum and receive assistance – water, food, shelter, medical care – and protection from violence. In addition, on 19 September 2016, UN Member States adopted the ‘New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants’, committing to develop a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) for emergencies and protracted situations of forced displacement. That was a recognition that situation-specific comprehensive approaches are required to find durable solutions, together with engaging governments, humanitarian and development actors, and refugees. 

   This paper highlights three policy gaps lying in. First, the rationales used for implementing these policies fall under the umbrella of “securitization.” Thereby border control is prioritized over the right of people seeking protection. Such policies and practices also evade international law and widely-held customary norms. Second is the “externalization of borders” (MSF CANADA, 2016). Several wealthier nations shift responsibilities onto developing countries, using development aid and political incentives to encourage them to manage the arrival of refugees. Third, problematic or incoherent policies and practices, including physical barriers, detention and interdiction measures. Many countries are increasingly using systematic or quasi-systematic detention as a core migration management tool to restrict the influx of refugees. These actions contravene the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which entitles all people to have the right to freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention. Moreover, international aid agencies are regularly denied access to detention centres, which blocks transparency and free assistance or assessment.

 MSF reports that states party to the Refugee Convention routinely flout it. A growing number of nations renege on their legal obligations to share the costs of Refugee camps, and UN humanitarian agencies that attempt to respond to crises experience severe funding shortfalls. In areas where few countries are party to the Refugee Convention, there is a lack of a legal framework to protect refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people. Such government responses also demonstrate the need for responsibility-sharing for the costs of hosting refugee populations.

Developing policy responses, building political support and measuring the impact

          Many refugees are in extremely vulnerable health and psychological conditions due to the dangers caused by their migration journeys and policies exacerbating those hardships. What do we need from nurses, other health professionals, governments and the public to address the challenges? We need compassion, basic respect for humanity and a civil society that seeks to support all of its citizens (Foster, 2011). 

      The final solution to the global refugee crisis comes through policies. Governments worldwide have to uphold their responsibilities and respect International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law they agreed to uphold. States must recognize our shared humanity, share global responsibility and address the wars and deprivation that force people to flee. Furthermore, they need to cover the costs of refugee camps, open up borders and teach and maintain reasonable standards. The global displacement crisis is our time's political challenge and will continue. Governments and citizens share the responsibility to efficiently respond to the effects of this trend – refugees, advancing deserts, and rising seas - that will take resources, collaboration and sustained commitment (Lester, 2009)

This paper claims to humanitarian motivation from the particular theoretical perspective of social justice (Anderson et al., 2009). It calls for a coherent and human response to the current global refugee crisis. Ethical practices at all levels of international policy and healthcare systems will make a difference in the refugees' situation. Global citizens have a crucial role in addressing the empathy and policy gaps concerning the inconsistent treatment of refugees. A global solidarity movement must demand a better political system that addresses, not increases, humanity's vulnerabilities and suffering. 

Measuring the impact is challenging but necessary. The availability and quality of demographic data and health status within and among nations varies between countries and population groups but tends to be highest in countries where UNHCR has an operational role and undertakes registration and primary data collection. Disaggregated data presents an important limitation in measuring the impact and comparative analysis between locations and populations over time (Coburn, David, 2010). Public health measures regarding sanitation, clean water, and improvements in medical procedures are the crucial determinants of health in refugee camps (Cronk et al., 2015). The social health measures include clean water, adequate nutrition, employment, housing, and education. Most health measures, to some degree, reflect infant mortality, although there is an overlap among measures, and they are not independent estimates of health. Life expectancy and longevity can also be considered. Nevertheless, any public sanitary measure requires political action before they become a reality. 


Access to Water in Refugee Situations. Survival, health and Dignity for Refugees. (2016). Technical support section.

Anderson, J. M., Rodney, P., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Browne, A. J., Khan, K. B., & Lynam, M. J. (2009). Inequities in health and healthcare viewed through the ethical lens of critical social justice: Contextual knowledge for the global priorities ahead. Advances in Nursing Science32(4), 282–294.

Coburn, David. (2010). Chapter 3 Health and health care: a political economy perspective.pdf. In Staying Alive Critical perspectives in Health, Illness, and Health Care (Second). Toronto: Canadian Scholars´Press Inc.

Cronk, R., Slaymaker, T., & Bartram, J. (2015). Monitoring drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene in non-household settings: Priorities for policy and practice. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health218(8), 694–703.

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Nicole, W. (2015). The WASH Approach. Environmental Health Perspectives123(1), A6–A14.

           This paper critically examines the health impact of access to water on the refugee population through a policy lens to understand the problem versus the reality, and how we can make a difference.

Look up the stars 11 – A-field: another fundamental field of the universe

The A-field takes its place among the fundamental fields of the universe, joining science's G-field (the gravitational field), EM-field (the electromagnetic field), and the various nuclear and quantum fields, which cannot be seen heard, touched, tasted, or smelled. This field is not an imaginary phantasm for it produces an effect and its effect can be perceived. The A-field conveys information, and this information, subtle as it is, has a notable effect: it makes for correlation and creates coherence.

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Energy – Food: Mass starvation: considerations of future are put aside

"Extreme hunger displaces all other emotion or thought.

Human beings become focused more and more exclusively

on food and on doing anything necessary to obtain food:

the reduction of human beings to simply biological beings.

Anything other than food, than translating resources into energy

to keep the body alive, is put aside.

Considerations of future are put aside.

The value of food is solely its energy content."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

One of the most beautiful things a city has is its street art. I love taking pictures of the enormous graffiti I discover while wandering around. To this day, this is my favourite for many reasons. First, it reminds me of how important children are in every society and how vulnerable they are.

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Look up the stars – A-Field: the quantum vacuum

"The quantum vacuum generates the holographic field that is the memory of the universe. The information field that links quanta and galaxies in the physical universe and cells and organisms in the biosphere also links the brains and minds of humans in the sociosphere. This A-field creates the human information pool that Carl Jung called the collective unconscious and Teilhard de Chardin the noosphere."

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Mental health is a highly sensitive world health issue, particularly schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder affecting 20-21 million people worldwide (Fact sheet on schizophrenia, 2019). The voices in my head (Longden, 2013) shows three main points about schizophrenia:

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Energy – Food: Mass starvation: hunger can be inflicted

"It takes about two months for a healthy adult to die of outright or frank starvation.

Deaths from starvation typically have a complex etiology

with different causes, including malnutrition, infection and

exhaustion, combined to kill individuals. Starvation can be

the outcome of seeking to degrade or humiliate a person or persons

with the aim of demonstrating mastery or forcing them to do something

such as abandon their homes. Hunger can be inflicted on people as punishment

because of their identity or because they have refused to surrender.

What forced starvation and genocide have in common is that those in authority 

just didn’t care whether those in their care lived or died. Both are primarily

political projects that consider (some) human lives expendable or worthless."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Islander – Citizen: biography

Clara Boj, Diego Diaz - Machine Biography 2019-2022

"What would my life be like in the year 2050?

Clara Boj and Diego Diaz have generated a prediction about their own future biography by training an artificial intelligence with the collection of all their digital activity (locations, conversations, photographs, videos, etc.) during 2017. For this purpose, they hacked their mobile phones with spyware that captured more than 48 million records. This data was used to train different deep neural networks (RNN, CNN, GAN and others) which, based on this information, formulated a hypothesis about what their life would be like in 2050. The result, contained in the 365 books of Machine Biography (one book per day of the year), proposes a fictitious biography of the future created by artificial intelligence. If therefore questions the predictive capacity of algorithms and the actual veracity of the information while exploring its creative potential."

Look up the stars – A-Field 00

“The networks of connection that make for a coherently evolving cosmos, for the entanglement of quanta, for the instant connection between organisms and environments and between the consciousnesses of different and even far removed human beings, have one and the same explanation. There is not only matter and energy in the universe, but also a more subtle yet real element: information in the form of active and effective "in-formation." Information of this kind connects all things in and through space and time: interactions in the domains of nature as well as of mind are mediated by a fundamental information field at the heart of the universe.” 

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

During my first visit to the city, a drug user entered the place where I was drinking my coffee. His jeans were on his knees – too big for his skinny body, no belt, no underwear – He took a cup from the trash and filled it with the free milk and more than ten sugar bags.

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Energy 22 – Food: Mass starvation 00

"Famine is a crisis of mass hunger that causes

many people to die over a specific period of time.

Achieving a standard definition of famine, let alone

an operational categorization of different kinds and

severities of food crisis, is extraordinarily complicated.

The necessary elements of famine are hunger, crisis and increased mortality.

It involves hunger and starvation, disruption and disease, and social breakdown.

Famine is a social, economic and political phenomenon as well as a nutritional one.

Famines can occur without a food shortage or without mass outright starvation unto death."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Trip – The kite

Desde la incoherencia, impermanencia e imprudencia,
animalidad insensata y ciencia ficción

Desde lo dramático y lo absurdo,
era de aire y anhelos de paz

Desde las lejanías plutonianas y las profundidades marinas,
campos cuánticos y relojes de arena

Desde la irracionalidad, inestabilidad e inseguridad,
desde aquí hasta ti

Last year, I went to my first company Christmas dinner. I was sitting in front of the best caregiver, not because of her certificates and diplomas, nor for her awards. The recognition came from the other company members: she was the best. She works many hours and days with a lady with severe dementia, and they both enjoy every moment. I wanted to know how she made it. What was the magic recipe, so I asked. "Love & Respect," she said. "No more, no less."

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Energy – Yoga: Dear body

Yoga teacher says: "Nowhere to go. Nothing to do. Nothing to think. Breathe. You are stronger than you think."

Dear body, 

I have been working you out all my life. As a child, we did ballet, rhythm gymnastics, volleyball, and all types of team sports. It was the core of our playground

We got absolutely hypnotized by Michael Jordan during our teens, so we consecrated several years to basketball. Despite affecting scholarly marks, it also saved us from drugs. It cost a few wrist and ankle sprains too. 

We used to bike until the day we fell and needed stitches. Then, more than a decade later, a special one brought the love of riding back again, and now it is our means of transport. 

We continued roller skating until the day we went down a road, and our leg's skin was so abrased that we couldn't wear long pants for a couple of weeks. 

We enjoyed playing Sunday's softball matches for a couple of years, but a kick swept us, breaking several of our knee ligaments. Chi kung and swimming provided a miraculous recovery.

We discovered the ectasis of body and mind communion when practicing rock climbing, but it also brought a few sprained fingers. The death of a lovely friend in the rocks stopped us from trying again. 

We continued running throughout our whole life, with more or less consistency. 

Dear body, at some point in between, we started to do yoga—nothing serious and more like an excuse to spend quality time with friends. We tried different styles, teachers, and locations. But, somehow, yoga resonates inside. It keeps the boat afloat throughout the mental tsunamis and the soul's darkest nights. Yoga brings no more traumatic injuries, no more competition, and no more expectations. Just thoughts blowing away when the ceiling fans turn on, and tears transmute into drops of sweat. 

Is yoga the way? 

I do not know. But for us, now, this is the way.

Dear body, I used to think you were a painful, fat, and weak musculoskeletal system. Please, accept my sincere apologies. Despite everything I put you through, you recover from every single lesion. You use the pain to get out those things the mind unconsciously puts in but cannot throw out. You remind me to eat well, rest and sleep. 

There are always two sides to the story, and I did not listen to yours (although you speak clearly and loudly) until the New Human Touch flourished. 

You are my teacher, my temple, my source of energy, and no machine could ever be as magical, mysterious, and complex as you: the human body. 

Please accept my love, and thank you for this lifetime. 

Always yours, 

Trip – The box

"You know what is wrong with you, Miss who-ever-you-are? You are a chicken. You have no guts. You are afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life is a fact."

People do fall in love. People do belong to each other because that's the only chance anybody's got real happiness.

You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing, and you are terrified somebody is going to stick you in a cage. Well, baby, you are already in that cage. You built it yourself.

And it is not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas or in the east by Somaliland. It is wherever you go.

Because no matter where you run. You just end up running into yourself."

Blake Edwards, Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961

Trip – The coffee

"Y si alguna vez negociamos un mundo nuevo, queremos cafe para todos y todas, que ya van muchos siglos fregando tazas"

Gata Cattana - No Vine a Ser Carne -

Poetry is part of the human being, and no shelling will ever conquer that.

Poetry stays in the child that can save only one toy to run away across a humanitarian corridor. Poetry survives in a bombed apartment when her owner plays piano throUgh the rubble. 

Islander – Children: human rights

Article 25

"(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adeqUate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sicKness, disability, widowhood, old age or otheR lack of livelihood in circumstAnces beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assIstance. All children, whether borN in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protEction."

Collective consciousness – The “general will”


"If COP26 participants were really serious about solving the climate crisis, they should have made, at a minimum, the following pledges:

  1. Eliminate all fossil fuel subsidies, which according to a recent IMF study amounts to $5.9 trillion in 2020;
  2. Ban banks from funding new fossil fuel projects;
  3. Make ecocide an international crime similar to genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes;
  4. Demand the cancellation of debt for lower income countries, which now spend several times more on servicing debt than dealing with the challenges of global warming;
  5. Create large-scale funding sources to assist with the transition to a green economy."

How to love – RAIN: it requires practice

I found this delicate piece of glass in the street the day after my grandmother passed away.

She was small and silent. She was a painter. She had faith.

Nobody understood her, but her love was as pure and fragile as a glass heart.

The RAIN section is dedicated to you, dear "O".

Sorry, I couldn't say goodbye and thank you for sharing your heart

Collective Consciousness – Healthcare for all

"2020 was the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife with the vision of highlighting what nursing is in the modern era, and how nurses can light the way to universal health coverage and healthcare for all"

Frankie Wood.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Care – brain: Dementia

A postcard from Alzheimer:

" Look, do you see this picture on my wall? It is my mother. Her name is Maria. Guess how many children she had? 16! and only one girl!

I am the luckiest one. My brother went to the war instead of me and died the next day.

I am a lucky one. I came here and travelled all over, including Alaska!

Don't worry about me, bella; I am going kuku; there is so much wind in my head...

Don't worry about me, bella; I am a lucky one."