Deep breath- and bodywork workshop using the conscious connected breath, bodywork and intention setting as a powerful framework for personal transformation and spiritual realisation.
I'm sure you have heard of the fight or flight response. That's when your adrenaline spikes, sending superhuman power to your arms and feet and razor sharp focus to your mind set to one thing: survive. Your breathing speed and heart rate go up. Blood flow is redirected from some of your organs to your [...]
Pondering the unspeakable And how to speak of it A thought comes: Life gave me life Water pouring into water Snap Visionary imagery Curtain radiant with being Then stillness - Timeless unity One an instant Eternal minute Mind no more Everything I Blissful smile Then back online: Hey, I should really write a blog about [...]
I wanted to share something with you which has changed my life and could change yours. Have you ever heard of The Presence Process? It's a book. And more than that, (you guessed it) it's a process. It is a 10 week process that will make you feel happier, healthier and whole, creating unimagined shifts [...]
One of my teachers, the beloved Ananta Kranti, was liberated while doing time in a Japanese prison. The intense regime and extremely limited freedom led her to finding peace within herself, a limitless place underneath the experience of severe deprivation. Another friend woke up in the storm of heartache after losing the (then) love of [...]
A couple of days ago I read Sacha Post's post about asking yourself your Most Important Questions. In it, he recommends intentionally asking the Most Important Question (MIQ) that is alive in you right now, then get into a relaxed state for the remainder of the day and revisit the question first thing in the [...]
I love this poem, which is not really a poem but a piece taken from a letter from Rilke to a young friend. It opens the space for the creative power of life to answer what is alive in our hearts, instead of putting pressure on the mind which is often a bad advisor anyway: [...]
Three breathful visualisations for you today: Ease your mind Open your heart Step into action You can choose to do them separately as you see fit or combine and include them in your morning routine as a great way to start your day. You can do them one breath at a time, or take your [...]
“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind - you are the one who hears it.” ― Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself Here's a fun exercise: write down your thoughts for a day, or even a couple of hours. [...]
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. - Gandhi Conscious activism is enlightened activism. It is acting from love. As long as I sense hatred in my heart towards the people or system I am fighting, I need to heal myself first. What always helps me is The Work [...]
Today, April 19th, we celebrate international bicycle day. On this day in 1943, Albert Hofmann ingested a high dose (thinking it was a small one) of LSD, the molecule he had shortly therefore extracted from a fungi. It marked the beginning of a period in which psychedelics were regarded the most promising drugs in mental [...]
Fun disclosure: my loved ones will laugh when they read this. As with most of my blogs, I am growing up in public, sharing what works - and doesn't work - for me, hoping it may work for you as well. If you tend to regularly forget your phone, loose your keys and waste your own [...]
Can I sit with someone and let them fully live their experience in the moment, without the need to change it? Sure, there are times to speak up, reach out and even take over. Wisdom, however, is to recognize what is asked for in the moment.
After journeying through tropical Costa Rica and Brazil for months, I thoroughly enjoyed the late Winter snow and early Spring sun rays in Holland during the last couple of weeks. The cold Dutch ground and early flowering trees helped me integrate the intense travel experiences and reaffirm my career and life choices. Medicine for Mind, [...]