Why the project Abriecosy?


A lot of people are convinced that (thanks to the industrial revolution) we are smarter, living in a more comfortable way and having a longer life. But in fact none of this is really true : most of us have lost comfort and longer life by a bad health, bad nutrition, less freedom and a high demanding society. We’ve lost knowledge in astrology, personal intuition, connection with plants, ourselves, living with seasons and natural energy sources. We’ve lost our familybound and group spirit in the West , you can still find it in the East , but it is also disappearing fast. Bottomline : most of us are loosing themselves in a fake world created by commercial purposes. They are disorientated, lonely, eating very badly and most of the time, feeling unhappy! Pills mask all symptoms but don’t solve the fundamental cause and even more, cause certainly problems in the future. If you really think about it, that’s exactly what the pharmaceuticals want : selling more pills. They don’t want to solve the problem, they like to maintain it. Ever thought about why the pill against aids doesn’t cure it?


If you look at it from a distance: in our society, people care more for their cars than for their body. Imagine going to the garage with your car because it makes a funny noise and the technician gives you earplugs to solve the problem? You will not be satisfied won’t you? Isn’t it exactly the same when the doctor subscribes you a pill? Chinese medicine proved 1000 years ago that pain on your stomach can have a lot of different reasons different from the stomach itself. Why do so many people have confidence in someone who got payed from the pharmaceuticals to sell you a certain medicine? We should learn in school about being our own doctor… And then there is the importance of good food. How many of us spend rather 100 euros on luxury instead of healthy food? Isn’t food the most fundamental need of any living creature? Nowadays everything is about making money and showing others how much luxury we have and in the inside we are just feeling miserable. Facing the truth looks maybe a bit pessimistic but it is not at all! You have to go through it in order to see the real beauty of life again…


Abriecosy would like to bring people together, who would like to change their way, be inspired and maybe inspire themselves. In Abriecosy , we want to bring awareness in the things we do, the impact on ourselves and our health, on others (in their uniqueness) and on nature. We want to create a space where looking for a balance is essential, just like nature does. Abri means shelter, the eco stands for ecological (and of course organic) and cosy for the place that brings peace in your head and in your heart. On a south orientated hillsite, in the idyllic village Bargemon (French Provence), we found the perfect location for our project: somewhat isolated, in the middle of the forest with breathtaking views. Abriecosy has place to receive guests: on the one hand lodging for guests who want to be inspired by an eco vacation or a spiritual class , on the other hand for volunteers and sympathetics. Some watersources, good ground and the famous provencial terraces are ideal to establish permaculture. The old olive trees, almond trees and fruit trees make this place a special place. I want to invite teachers , who give classes about more conscious living, to organise it here.