“There is a lie that acts like a virus within the mind of humanity. And that lie is, ‘There’s not enough good to go around. There’s lack and there’s limitation and there’s just not enough.’
The truth is that there’s more than enough good to go around. There is more than enough creative ideas. There is more than enough power. There is more than enough love. There’s more than enough joy. All of this begins to come through a mind that is aware of its own infinite nature.
There is enough for everyone. If you believe it, if you can see it, if you act on it, it will show up for you. That's the truth.”
-Michael Bernard Beckwith-
In October, we traveled to southern Colombia, to Putumayo and Nariño to learn more about two new communities with which we have begun to work with. Soon comes our second collection where we are already implementing pieces from these 2 communities.
It was a wonderful trip where we felt very well received. It is very special for us to be in close contact and in a deep dialogue with indigenous women and peasants, artisans, mothers, and heads of families who, with the help of their hands and their talent, have succeeded and brought forth their children.
It was special to visit their workshops, talk about their traditions, understand what their needs are and sit down as human beings to share. Is beautiful to discover how together they have developed the incredible strength to support each other.
I was surprised by the generosity of these people. Since we arrived they brought us their typical dishes, they shared their food with us, their time, their stories, their dreams ...
They took us to their gardens, to their kitchens, they did not let us pay for a hotel, instead of hosting us in their house and sharing their perspective with us ...
"what little they have" ...
It was a journey that led me to deeply observe what is in itself, abundance.
What does abundance mean to you? Having a lot of money? Having a lot of clothes in your closet? To have a car? To have and to have and to have ... I have nothing against having the purchasing power to give us our tastes ... what we want, it's great! It's a privilege!
Sharing with these women, who have not had the same opportunities as many of us do, I found that abundance is also in relationships, in the ability to support themselves, in the soil and the seeds they sow that become their food, in their stories, in their talented hands, in their dreams, in the simplicity of a life of courage, work and connection with the earth ... a life full of faith and gratitude.
They are women who did not study at university and many of them not at school either, but they are connected with a deep knowledge that comes from life itself.
Abundance is in the union of forces ... is the ability to support one another.
So this month we invite you to also reflect on what abundance is for you.
Black Friday and Christmas are coming, we all want to buy gifts for our loved ones ... and here, I invite you to ask before buying a gift ... who made it? Under what conditions? What impact is this gift generating?
I invite you to buy ethical products, ethical fashion!
There are many very special brands that through their work are contributing to the transformation of many lives of women, children and entire communities. Within these brands we are. So consume with a conscience! Our planet needs it! Humanity needs it!
For black friday we will be giving a 35% discount on all our pieces and free shipping to the US/Can, so that your friends and family can take advantage of it and acquire a gift full of positive impact, meaning, lots of love and many stories.
Big hug girls and Happy month for all!