I am from Switzerland and came here to do Experience Week in Spring 2001, after more than 10 years of hearing and thinking about Findhorn. I did Essence of the Arts the same year, came back the next two winters, mainly learning pottery, leading a classical choir, doing some Foundation courses and volunteering in NFA administration. Particularly this work in our community association helped me recognize and appreciate the fascinating (and sometimes challenging) complexity of this multi-faceted community. With each stay at Findhorn, I felt more strongly that I belong here, more than anywhere before. I live in the Park since January 2004, happy and grateful for my new home.
What I love in this community is the ‘inclusivity’, openness, internationality, its approach to spirituality, to dealing with differences and conflict, its purpose, the possibilities and encouragement for self-expression through arts and celebration – and more…
In Spring 2005, I felt it was time to go one step further and to offer my service to Council, in order to learn more about how this community works and to participate in the thinking and planning processes in these times of change and growth. As a councillor, my particular areas of awareness are our Website (www.findhorn.com) and the Community Helpline. I also do shifts in the General Office and in the NFA office when needed – all of this on a volunteer basis, with the aim to connect people and to liaise between organisations.
Besides that, I spend a lot of time in our wonderful Pottery, exploring my creativity and learning new skills, and I love to explore the beautiful countryside, to be in nature, to watch the seals, the birds, the clouds, the waves, the shifting sands