It must have been 1999, 2001 and Â 2002 I was with Deepak Chopraâ€¦ we first met in Scheveningenâ€¦ after that weeks in Carlsbad California. I did all kind of seminars. Primordial sound meditation, Synchrone Destiny, Remote Viewing (with David Morehouseâ€¦ psychic Warrior) and much more.
I was addicted, up to 2012 I went to seminars by Robert Dilts, Â Stephen Gilligan, Byron Katie, Tad James, Paul Mckenna, Tony Robbins, Roger Callahan (tapping), Â Richard Bandlerâ€¦.and many other so called self help Guru’s… From LA, Florida, Florence, London to Edinburgh or Amsterdamâ€¦ next to all universities I visited where knowledge was the primary targetâ€¦ here the adaptation and transformation was more important.
From NLP, Design Human Engineering, Thought Field Therapy, Date with Destiny, Master University, Time line therapy to neuro hypnotic repatterning and Hypnosesâ€¦ and Shamanismâ€¦..the 4 questions-the workâ€¦Byron Katie, Â the journey Brandon Baysâ€¦.all after I studied history, theology and psychologyâ€¦
To go short I was an addict. A grateful studentâ€¦ if it is about skating, squash, tennis or any other skill â€¦photography, Â singing, cookingâ€¦. I love learning to interact in such wayâ€¦therefor did a lot of courses and workshopsâ€¦ as I can advice you to do alsoâ€¦ just dive into a new worldâ€¦It gives new neurological networks and a lot of energy. Body and mind in shape to adapt to any situation.
Now I have been ill for quite a while. Thank God it is over. Healthy as a fish again. It was the bodies way to urge me to reset and refocus. As I obviously love creativity, positivity and focus on creating.
As a youngster I was always writing, making sport and dancingâ€¦ In action you do not have to seek for meaning it lies directly in the activityâ€¦ the intensity rewards with sensory experiences that color your lifeâ€¦
Â For the last couple of years I have been living more or less on the countryside in the MiddleÂ of Germanyâ€¦ where learning and personal development are not the issues where people are concerned with. Â
As a matter of a fact I needed some time to figure out what people are living for hereâ€¦. TV? Repeating what is in the â€˜newspapersâ€™ and talking about the weatherâ€¦ A very small realization of the value of elegance, development and learning as I was so used to in the â€˜businessâ€™ university world.
It sometimes felt like a tragical misconception of lifeâ€™s possibilities and a lack of introspection, if you ask me. The smaller the universe the more â€˜rightâ€™ people believe they are
On the other hand it is how it isâ€¦there is nothing negative about it we have a choice. It is their lifestyle I am just a guestâ€¦ although there is a little sense of â€˜Deliveranceâ€™ the movie from 1972â€¦. Or â€˜Guess Who’s ComingÂ to Dinnerâ€˜ a 1967 movie. I feel and felt at the end of a trackâ€¦where i had to reevaluate what I perceived about the meaning of life.
As I came here I went from international coach â€“ consultant to owner of a CafÃ© Restaurant with music and lectures. A life space more or less where people meet and share.
The illness brought me to the awareness that I really love and needâ€¦ travelling, exploring and sharingâ€¦.
So I turned back to tapes, cdâ€™s, books and dvdâ€™sâ€¦ took contact with some of the people mentioned aboveâ€¦ overviewing what learning and adaptation is.
Contemplating about what is life about for you.
There it was that I saw myself again sitting in a seminar room with Deepakâ€¦In Carlsbad Californiaâ€¦.
As you are longer than a few days in seminars, circling around a certain theme.. you come in the learning stateâ€¦ the alpha stateâ€¦it is hypnosesâ€¦ trance in a way.. just like university or school isâ€¦ I love itâ€¦
It was there that these questions were askedâ€¦
- Close your eyesâ€¦.
- Sit comfortablyâ€¦
- Relax the muscles in your face, neck, bodyâ€¦.
- Feel yourself breathingâ€¦inâ€¦.though the noseâ€¦ out through your mouthâ€¦
- Ask yourselfâ€¦.
Why am I hereâ€¦?
Why are you here?
Why am I hereâ€¦?
Who are youâ€¦.
Who am I reallyâ€¦
Who am I reallyâ€¦
The process took around 2 hoursâ€¦(and we did it a few times a week) deeply into these repetitive questionsâ€¦.
It brought tears, laughter, silence and connecting in many waysâ€¦ you will feel your body, sense the air around youâ€¦ can almost touch the untouchable
How to find and live your meaning
Learn to listen to your gut feeling
Listen to your body and mind
Step by step moving boundaries
Life is fragileâ€¦a miracleâ€¦ perhaps a giftâ€¦ for sure life is not a therapeutic program where you should collect feelings of guildâ€¦.
I learned to sacrificeâ€¦ step out of what I thought I knewâ€¦ develop
Learn to listen to yourself
Find purpose in everything that you do
Purpose brings momentum
The last decades we seem surrounded by all kind of Guruâ€™s who proclaim to know things betterâ€¦ although at first sight it does not look that way â€¦ for instance The power of the Nowâ€¦ it is a negative reference for many who sit on the couch torturing themselves that they not value and experience the â€˜nowâ€™. A horror show.
Every emotion is one. Every Significant Emotional Event (SEE) shapes your life. The art is to identify, experience and utilize the impact.
So the questions: why am I hereâ€¦. Who am I reallyâ€¦
Lead the way to opening up awareness about possibilitiesâ€¦ new neurological connectionsâ€¦. More intense experiences
It opens up the sub modalities of your sensesâ€¦ your nerves, limbic system â€¦ so you can enter the void whilst visualizing new life designsâ€¦.
Mean whilst -almost feeling the tears role over your cheeks- the very special essence of lifeâ€¦ connecting to yourself and everything around you â€¦ opening yourself for people and the world around youâ€¦intimate and softâ€¦ creating more new nowâ€™sâ€¦
The ability in intensify lifeâ€™s journey keeps you connected â€¦ gives you a sense of warmth and belonging
Why are you here? What makes you happy? How are you sharing that?
My cafÃ© I have turned into a real third place (1 is home, 2 is work, 3 is where you meet and share) where people can meet and share their experiences, culture and knowledgeâ€¦ as tangible as possibleâ€¦
Always share it with yourself and your loved ones.
Life is a sensory journey