Bab‘Ahash

Up in the sky

The other day, I danced with the moon again for the first time in a long time. When we returned to Cristaland at two in the morning, long term resident Aaron hugged me and said:

“You know, I never heard anyone here saying anything negative about you. You know everyone around here loves you!”

I was deeply touched…

Cristaland is a very special place. Different from most other communities, it has hardly any rules other than being alcohol and substance free and dogs are not allowed (with some exceptions). It is something in between a community and a camping space for travellers with a conscious mindset. It is so beautiful that you have a core team and than there is also always interesting new people coming and going all the time. Some farewells are hard because this is a space of love and connection and some people you start to love deeply.

The trees in Cristaland are very special living between them is deeply healing.

One guy who lives here now for a couple of months. He is around 30 and amongst other things was diagnosed manic depression. Since he is in Cristaland he is symptom free for the first time in his life.

Or our cook here, she is deeply spiritually connected. Whenever I talk to her, I get a answers of a Satsang teacher, not a normal human being. It is always a pleasure to talk to her. I hope her future husband will not come around any time soon (her plan is to stay in Cristaland until he passes by and picks her up) and I am happy that her suicide attempt (by holding her breath as long as she could) didn’t work 😉

And there is many people here with interesting biographies and various issues (however, people with serious mental issues cannot stay). The beauty here is that nobody needs to hide them here. You don‘t to wesr masks here.

The other day we sat at the fire. Akut – the owner of Cristaland – proposed that everyone sitting in the circle says something he likes about every person in the circle. When everyone started to give me feedback, eventually it was Aaron‘s turn.

“Where shall I start?” he said and then started to say many beautiful things but eventually he said some things I was kinda surprised about “… you are so light and humorous and make people laugh and feel good all the time!”

I was stunned… “light and humorous”… my best friends in Vienna would describe many good things about me but definitely not “light and humorous”!

It is true, I am really teasing and joking a lot and people here enjoy my presence. Sometimes people here start to gather around me to listen to what I have to say, talking like a wise fool, joking around but sharing wisdom with the jokes and teasing.

So now some people here start calling me Bab’Ahash… well actually it sounds like Baba’Hash 🤣

The last time I consulted my psychic supervisor in September she told me that I will be the metaphysical leader of a community but that I don’t want to accept that role… yet.

In fact, I came to Cristaland to be a resident. After being here for three weeks I’ve been asked to become the vice-president of the association that is running Cristaland. And now some people here call me the spiritual leader of the community, although I show them every day, how deeply human and flawed I am.

I never asked for any of that, yet, finally, I am living a life where I’m dancing every day, am light and humorous 😉

Ahasveros