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Tesa Silvestre

Manchester, MA, United States

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Arabic (Egypt)
  • 44, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • community-builder, catalyst, social ...
  • MA and M.Phil in Political Economy
  • From Grew up in France, and have been living in the US since 1990.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

creating heaven on earth!

ABOUT ME

I'm a gipsy soul who loves to wander the earth. I believe we all come into this world with particular gifts and a deeper purpose, and supporting people to discover what these are and how to live into them is my great passion. I love doing what makes me come alive, and inviting others to do the same. Having spent most of my childhood and 20s in the rather confining world of the mind, I'm now learning to live from the heart, and embrace the poetry of life!

PHILOSOPHY

Life is all about learning to love ourselves, others and the planet, living in the now, being of service, and enjoying the ride. And though the world we live in is pretty crazy, I do believe that we actually have what it takes to create heaven on earth!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am brand new to CouchSurfing and looking forward to discovering this community. I am taking on a nomadic lifestyle for a while, so I won't be able to host right away, but I'm a good ambassador for things I love and believe in, and am looking forward to inviting friends and people I meet to become couch surfers & hosts!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'm a new comer, with no experience with Couch Surfing... but the philosophy behind Couch Surfing is something that I have lived by since I was a child because I was raised by an adventurous mother who loved to travel and much preferred to stay with people than in hotels, and in turned, loved to open her home to whoever needed a place to stay. I took after her.

Interests

sensual yoga, mystical poetry, devotional singing, sound healing, ecstatic dancing and shaking, building soul community, learning from elders and wisdom traditions, creating a sustainable world (permaculture, renewable energy etc.)

Music, Movies & Books

movies: casablanca, chinatown, dangerous beauty, frida, camille claudel, coco avant chanel, the battle of algiers, gladiator, I remember the titans, almodovar movies, cool documentaries.
books: the little prince, narcissus and goldmund, the fifth sacred thing, a guide for the perplexed,anything by Daniel Odier or Pema Chodron.
music: world music, anything with a cool drum, or a tambura, native american flute, guitar.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

When I was 28, and doing my dissertation research in Egypt, I took a break and traveled by myself through the Middle East for 5 months. I wandered through Syria, Lebanon, West Bank, Turkey, and Iran. It was a deeply transformative experience that taught me a lot about staying in the moment and trusting the unknown.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Finland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Egypt, France, United States

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