Dear Being Energy Community,
Hello Everyone, my name is Keyco Sergio Contestí.
I live in the city of Buenos Aires and want to tell you how I worked on a dream and how it taught me about the endless resources I didn’t know I had. I currently work as an instructor of yoga and Being Energy®. I also advise on the art of Feng Shui with Chinese astrology.
Both Chinese philosophy and the vision of shamanism through the teachings of Carlos Castaneda, through his books and seminars, has helped me to understand the life of a simple and comprehensive way of being. These teachings became axes that enabled me to embody the practices of Chi Kung, yoga and Being Energy. They have consolidated for me a belief system in which I live the laws of nature and mystery, with access to the magical power that we possess. These integrative visions allow me to navigate without contradictions by following different grooves, different energetic pathways as art, Taoism, psychology, music, tantra and everything that awakens my curiosity. One of these interests is Permaculture, where I would like to share with you my dream.
Permaculture is a sustainable, designed system that harmoniously integrates housing and landscape, conserving materials and producing less waste, while natural resources are preserved; it involves designing sustainable human habitats and agricultural systems, which mimic the relationships found in the patterns of nature (for more information and inspiration, you might want to read Bill Mollison’s writings).
I was able to observe this experience personally, for the first time on a visit to an organic farm called Gaia which was a pleasantly surprising experience. I decided to take courses in bioconstruction in La casa de Tierra de Oliveros, a few kilometers from Andino, the town where my family lives. Both the people and the knowledge transmitted by the land were generous and inspiring.
I usually travel to Andino to visit my family, which is about 350 kms from the city where I live. It is a village surrounded by countryside and fields crossed by the river Carcarañá. There was a plot of land there with a house project stalled for several years that brought me much grief and a profound sense of abandonment. Associated with this situation was something I saw in my family and me. That is why I decided to transform it and bring light to that place, and, therefore, to our lives.
I started actualizing this dream three years ago, coming and going with a van full of things, which I found or bought in town for the cabin. I took what I learned in the bioconstruction courses, while simulataneously using new construction techniques, recycling doors, windows, furniture, etc.
It was very hard work, but little by little my body was adjusting to the effort. Even today I do not consider it finished; there is always something to do. After many years working with Feng Shui, I was able to bring this vision to the cottage, experience and learn more about this ancient knowledge, that goes hand-in-hand with bioconstruction.
The house was built by trial and error. In the middle of this adventure, my father, whom I deeply appreciate for his help, his example of solving problems, and so much more, left this world. With bewilderment, grief, strong will and love, I continued. I used all the tools at hand to build the cabin and work with the land and livestock, which increased my health and morale.
This dream would not have been sustainable without the help of my partner, my mother and father, my brothers, cousins, uncles, nephews, friends, artists, teachers, the whole family of Being Energy, all the pets, the river, the divine help, support from ancestors, financial support, support of good ideas, the experience of hands in the mud, the help of empowering words and many more. Thank you with all my heart.
As you may have noticed I share an interest in many things. I want to also tell you that I love to express myself artistically. So, when I can, I connect with music, dance, poetry, and, lately, I am daring to paint.
If you want to see, you may access it through Facebook: name Nirankar Keyco.
Listen to a sample of my music here.
Thank you for this beautiful space.