26 Oct 2014

Dear grandma, here is a poem for you !

Ayana,12 years old, grand daughter of Anna

Grandma I wonder where you keep your wings
Are they hung in your closet with the rest of your things?
Do you put them away and just use them at night?
I know you have wings because this must be true
Because God always gives them to angels just like you
This is you Grandma because you’re an angel.


Who is Anna, the lucky grandma who received this beautiful letter this month?

Anna, high school teacher, educator in specialized centers, trainer of teacher, now offers Nature’s theatre in Auroville for Lilaloka. She also wrote the children book: “1, 2, 3 and a star We- Be”. 
To know more about Anna, see our team members page and activities page.


5 Oct 2014

LILALOKA Phase 1 under construction...How it came to be?

How Lilaloka came to be...

Once upon a time, in another world not so far from ours, lived a project. Its name was Lilaloka, the Place of Play. It was a Sanskrit name. 
Lilaloka was meant to be a place of Self development for the inner and outer child, a place that could be a link between the people, a playful link, a place to enjoy to Be and enfold.... It had been sleeping for more than 25 years.
 A few years ago, 3 fées-miroirs (mirror-fairies) and a “lutin” who live in the town of Auroville, in South India – also once a sleeping project but very alive and growing on Earth now (if you want to know more, go to www.auroville.com) – came to know of this project. However, they didn’t know each other and were dreaming, each of them in their own way, that Lilaloka would one day wake up and come down to live on earth. 
We forgot to tell you that the three mirror-fairies were called Claire, Sandrine and Yvelise and the elf was called Marianne. Claire and Sandrine were mirror-fairies whose speciality was to offer a space for the child to do the “Play of Painting” with other children of all ages (they had learnt it from a man called Arno Stern). However, Claire also liked to dance with children, write books and joke, and Sandrine liked to tell stories to help them relax and she liked to joke and laugh too. Yvelise was a mirror-fairie whose speciality was to offer the child a space to play in confidence and discover his inner-treasures. Yvelise also liked to tell stories to children, and laugh. Marianne, the elf, knew the secrets of horses and many children who had difficulties came to see her and Persian Sky, her special golden horse. She was a very energetic and joyful little elf. They had other common points: all of them based their work-play on a non-judgmental attitude and tried to be open to the Truth within while they did what they did. 

They kept on thinking of Lilaloka, knowing that the day would come when it would wake up and come down to earth. They met each other during these years in various circumstances and started to recognize each other. And the day came where they actually talked about Lilaloka (maybe it was because Lilaloka had just woken up from its sleep, yet it needed to get ready, clean itself up, define itself…). It was such a joy for the mirror-fairies and the elf to share their common aspirations about Lilaloka, that they started to write this story… 
How the story enfolds, they are discovering it together with you...and the new fairies who joined happily  the project : Aikya, Anna, Veronique, Stacy (see the Team Members page to discover their profiles).