My name is Virginia Castel-Srivastava. I grew up as a shy girl in Mendoza, Argentina, where I trained as a language teacher. I have been living and teaching Spanish in the UK for over 15 years.
Since I can remember, I was keen to learn about myself and how I could best relate with others. Without knowing I was searching for God. This took me to explore many routes – from religion, self-development and healing to spirituality.
In 2015 I experienced a life-threatening illness that took me deeper into myself. I connected very closely to the fear of death and at the same time to the Source of Love – I knew this life is only a small part of a big journey and I felt the greatest sense of peace I had experienced until then.
I understood life is to be celebrated doing what brings us joy and serving with love. I made the commitment to pursue what I believe is the only way forward for happiness and a better world: emerging to our potential of love, peace and joy.
Despite my insecurities, I said 'yes' to creating the summit, coming out of my shell, to assemble 25 inspiring speakers for the benefit of all.