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Love From Auroville, India – City Of The Future!

hillarypikephotoI am in a place so magical that I had not even heard of a few months ago. I had to almost pinch myself the first few days here; it feels like a whole different world. Auroville is called the city of the future and is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India.

Auroville wants to be a Uni-versal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.

Auroville does not belong to one person, but to humanity as a whole. To live in Auroville one must be in willing service of divine consciousness. Auroville is a place of unending education, of constant progress, bridging the past and future. A place for researching the embodiment of human unity, it is not an ashram but a town. It was built in 1968, and started as just a desert but now has over two million trees. This is what happens when you build something with love – it grows beautifully. Auroville is a place of diversity with people from 43 different nationalities living in peace.

I am here assisting Swami Agung in the Yoga teacher training for Qi-Yo Multi Yoga System. Like Auroville, Qi-Yo offers many keys to expanding one’s consciousness including: Qi-Gong, Tai Ji, and Balinese practices with traditional Vedantic Yoga, pranayama, meditation, holistic methods and deep relaxation. There are many paths and Qi-Yo is an open end system for all seekers via all paths. Qi-Yo offers keys for people to find their own doors to open. Allowing you to experiment and arrive at your own realizations, instead of accepting someone else’s ultimate truth. Qi-Yo and Auroville both offer many ways to express yourself and raise your awareness.

Sometimes we feel stuck in our lives, like there are no options. There are many paths and keys which open doors to awareness, love and presence. Help is always there. As we walk our paths we find that the Uni-verse left us many reminders of our truth along the way. We just have to be aware enough to see them.

The realization of unity is what humanity needs. If you get angry at someone else and hurt them, you are really hurting yourself, since we are all one. The goal of human unity has not yet been reached on this planet or in Auroville. As they say, you see things as you are, not as they are. It does make me smile to know that there is a town on this earth, built upon peace with the purpose of raising spiritual awareness and experiencing Uni-versal oneness. It grows at its own speed because it is growing with our level of consciousness. You can feel good knowing there is a place where people are living in harmony, plus sending love to you and all of humanity. Working toward the evolution of consciousness- underneath this form we are all One, all united. Open to finding the keys that will open doors in your life. As you expand and find ways to make yourself better, you help the whole of humanity.

Love,

Hillary

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For more information on Auroville visit: http://www.auroville.org/

For more on Qi-Yo Multi Yoga System visit: http://qiyoyoga.com/

Hillary Pike is certified in Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and is a meditation instructor.

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  • Karlineddo

    So Awesome!!! Enjoy :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1548715421 Hillary Pike Yoga

       I did enjoy!!! Now I am off on a few more adventures :) Wishing you are beautiful day. Namaste.

  • Perfectlypure1

    Sounds like heaven! I would love to visit. I tell my children all the time when they are mean to eachother that they are ultimately hurting themselves. I talk about putting good into the world their environment. I don’t like to discipline because then I am part of the mess. I long deeply for good and peace a consciousness of love because it just feels good. I wish I could make my children grasp this truth.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1548715421 Hillary Pike Yoga

       Namaste Perfectly pure, that you are. Auroville truly is a magical place, it does have its own set of challenges, such is life in this human form. I feel on a soul level your children do understand what you are trying to teach them. They will always remember your wisdom and it is a true blessing to have a conscious mother. Sometimes children want to play in the in the physical world for a while until they are ready to realize the spiritual world. It is okay to give them that space but also remind them of their truth when you feel you should. You are doing an amazing job. Blessings to you!!!

  • Robinruiz

    Thank you for sharing, Hillary! How beautiful :) 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1548715421 Hillary Pike Yoga

       You are very welcome, Robin. May you be blessed to always see the light in yourself and everyone else. Sat Nam.

  • Theresa Bierek

    So beautiful Hillary!! What a place, I can only hope the whole world steps up to this trend in being a place of realizing our place in humanity and in seeing that we really are all one.  I am so happy for you to have spent time in that wonderful city, thank you for sharing this beautiful history and light with us! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1548715421 Hillary Pike Yoga

       Thank you, Theresa for reading and commenting! May people are heading in this direction of awakening. As you awaken you realize Oneness in all. The divine is all in ALL. When we treat everyone as an extension of the divine we are living true love. Namaste.

  • Jjprana

    Thank you for sharing your story of this wonderful place. It’s great to hear there are places like this that exist out there. Sounds like a great blue print for other communities to learn how to live in harmony and unity. Let’s hope communities like this will start popping up in a town near you! This is the future. Love and light to all

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1548715421 Hillary Pike Yoga

       Thank you Jjprana!!! Auroville is a beautiful blueprint designed to help you find your consciousness. The search to advance spiritually is based on unending education and that is what Auroville is designed for. I certainly hope more places like this pop up all over the world. As the human consciousness expands I believe that more will. May you be blessed with the constant humble awareness of your true divinity.

  • Basu

    Wonderfully expressed. Your writings are so true and appropriate, especially,’If you get angry at someone else and hurt them, you are really hurting yourself, since we are all one.’ – ‘It grows at its own speed because it is growing with our level of consciousness.’

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1548715421 Hillary Pike Yoga

       Thank you Basu. It was an honor to meet you in Auroville. Once our level of consciousness expands things will evolve more quickly and I pray that Auroville will live up to its dream of human unity. I believe in the people that I met there, like you. You all opened my heart, thank you. Namaste.

  • Srcabbara

    I loved this post! I think it’s so refreshing to hear that a place like Auroville exists. It’s completely opposite of the fast paced stress inducing lifestyles that many of us live in in the United States. Your thoughts and experiences always raise awareness and shine a bright light upon your readers. You are truly living and giving back to this world. I’m proud of you. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1548715421 Hillary Pike Yoga

       Thank you Sarah! It is true, I love the United States but in some places it is hard to see past the physical to the spiritual. Auroville is designed so that you see spirit everywhere. It is truly amazing. A place that is designed to assist you in creating  spiritual advancement as compared to our western world which can often be based on creating more in the physical world (cars, houses, jobs ect.) Both are good, it just depends on what you are seeking. There are tools and systems being created like Qi-Yo that help you to evolve spiritually while living in the city. The founders live in NYC. It is all about finding your individual balance.
      Love and light to you.

  • Mailnaush

    Thats so wonderful Hillary. Im so happy to hear about your Auroville experience here :)
    If one realizes and want to be in the oneness, in my experience auroville surely acts as a tool and gives support in many forms to achieve that. 

  • Steffen

    Dear Hillary, I read the post now only. Thanks for the nice feedback about our place :-) I really hope you will have the chance to come back soon and to stay longer than this time. Send you love from Auroville, Steffen