Our journey: a movement, a community, a foundation.
A movement born from a great inspiration. Blown by Grandfather Air in the ears of XamAM, the Priestess and Psychologist Alba Maria when she was sat at the temple of Mother Earth raising her pryers of love and devotion to the Goddess.
This journey began in the year of 1990. At the time, XamAM could not immagine the turns that this decision would bring to her life and her story. Terra Mirim, a small piece of land that should welcome all beings who were seeking profoundly to touch the core of their hearts. The sacred land of our hearts, that usually so hidden, so veiled. A music box of dreams composed by our souled.
The community was first shaped by several of XamAM’s clients. People who identified with and said yes to this proposal. The challenge would be to create a new way of living, sharing what the inner being was crying out to reveal and show.
During 10 long years we dived into the centre of our inner healing, we showed ourselves, we worked hard on our pains, crying, laughing, discovering. Uniting, detaching, some people arriving, others leaving… and at each new arrival, a celebration. In every farewell, a tear hidden in the face, a piece of each one of us was also leaving. We were learning how to die and to understand the ineffable transition and choices of paths.
In 1992, Terra Mirim had to become a institution and so Terra Mirim Foundation was born. And with this birth we were able to have a social face. But at the same time, new responsibilities arrived. Step by step we learned how to deal with our two facets, the feminine – community and the masculine – institution. It was not easy to conciliate them both but today i can say that we survived!
We constituted an autonomous, sympathetic and innovative system of economy where most of us voluntarily dedicated our gifts and others made constant donations and we would also offer our shamanic and therapeutic services.
We wanted to discover and maintain our independence. We wanted our Service to reverberate in each person in a brave and vibrant manner. And that is what we did. All this work makes us believe every time more in our talents and in our highest destiny. Lord Time has taught us, it has matured us so we could reach the times of today.
Today, our spirit of love and respect for Mother Earth made us work though the energy of union and honesty, having the flag of faith and devotion as our guide. Plant, care for the Earth, face the challenges, learn to expose in a clear what what we do and how we live.
We are able to see and appreciate the pearls that life has gifted us: our friendship, our sisterhood, our values helped us to see all that we had already accomplished. Today, the Foundation lives from the participatory accommodation, from the rental of our spaces to several events, from projects, from donations and from monthly fees of the residents.
The community lives from it’s own talents, offering workshops, shamanic journeys, selling natural products and specially by ritualising the daily life with meditations, yoga, mantras around the bonfire and art, lots of art. The main art being the Art of Living. Looking into each others eyes, caring, loving, giving, embraced as we are by the chants of Mother Goddess, our beloved and Master.