On our way to 2024
we realise that our plan for the world is not always reality......
it takes longer than we thought.....
Do we also realise that our plan for ourselves
takes longer as we thought as well?
Are we being patient?
When the 'me too' movement started, it was big
and.....'now it will never happen again'......
This year in Holland it became news again:
sexual transgressive behaviour in the entertainment industry....
It was a shock for a lot of people:
didn't we learn from the past ?!?
Now it is also a theme in the soccer world:
a successful manager had to go.....
Then a politician had to go.....
A politician from a party
that has 'woman rights' high on the agenda.....
And then a journalist who was one of the investigators
and who spoke publicly
against a singer in the sexual transgressive behaviour case.....
And now also a female politician....
Sexual transgressive behaviour and misuse of power....
Thinking you should act 'as a woman', 'act as a man',
thinking that 'shouting' makes people listen to you,
that a position gives you more rights
thinking that staying quiet will give you harmony,
that not all people are equal....
Thinking all this because deep down
you feel that your feeling is not important,
your voice will not be hurt.
You feel that the other is more important than you....
also feeling that 'now is your time' and.....
'it will never come back'.....
What is your dream?
Years ago I did life cycle plans with lot's of groups.
People made beautiful plans with boats,
lot's of money, big houses,
lot's of material abundance....
How come most of the people who made them
are in the same place as were they started
before making these plans.......?
How come we believe that we need people
to help us to to get to our dream,
even if the help is not integer.....
Even if we have to make concessions
and act in a way that doesn't feel ok....?
How come we are in 'a hurry'.....?
For me it shows that
most of the time we don't realise
in which energy we live...
We don't realise that ALL is energy....
We don't realise what the base if
of Our energy is....
Is it an energy of lack and fear,
or is it an energy of abundance and trust.
Do we take the time,
or do we want 'instant gratification'....
Why did someone put a picture of a big house,
why did they put a boat
or a big amount of money?
When talking about it,
it was often because
'our house is so old, and to small'
'if I would have a boat, I would have no issues with money'
'I have debt and I want to get rid of it'.......
Some talked different:
'I feel free and relaxed in a house with space'
'I would have so much money so I can do what I love
and share it because I don't need it all'
Do you feel the difference in energy?
Can you feel the difference between energy of lack
and the energy of abundance?
The energy from wanting to control the future
or from trusting the future/the cosmos.....
People who realised
that they had the power inside,
-even if they didn't feel it yet-
took time to feel.....to sit back
and took little steps
towards that new feeling.
A feeling of peace and happiness....
trusting that it would come......
that 'failing' was just a stepping stone
closer towards their goal.
Others, even if they said they felt the power,
showed in real life they didn't......
they stopped because
the waiting for the results took to long......
They wanted 'shortcuts'....
I hope and wish every person has someone he looks up to,
someone who is inspiring,
someone who will show you how powerful and unique you are,
and also shows the 'failing', the patience and determination
that is needed.
They are your mentor, a frontrunner.....
For me it was my first grade teacher,
who had a family and was teaching.
She made me feel special while others teased me
because I was 'new'.....
-there was no space for me in kindergarten,
so the other 40 children knew each other....-
For me it was my mentor and biology teacher in high school,
who didn't shout to get attention, but said:
'there is to much noise to teach such a special subject,
so you do something for yourself,
and we will address it an other time'...
It was my physics teacher, a young teacher
we called by his first name.
He took time after school to teach a little group who 'didn't get it'
and really wanted 'to get it'!
He took his time, had fun and you never felt it was to much.....
It was my English teacher who told me
'read this book, it counts for 2'......
to help me relax, because I was so strict for myself.....
-I only saw the amount of books I had to read,
and I only thought about failing...-
Later on it was Nelson Mandela, Ghandi, Oprah Winfrey.
Sometimes I didn't understand leaders, like Obama,
but after reading his book, I realised how tough it is
to be a leader in real life......
As a leader you have to trust people
and not all people are ready to be trusted....
As a leader you have to look inside and deal with your own issues:
you still get your mirrors as well and especially as a leader
you will get 'ego' mirrors.......
I had leaders in my life who were not trustful....
I had to learn the hard way....
Am I ready to lead, can I trust myself?
I learned a lot from nature, from trees....
take your time,
enjoy and share.....
just like nature does....
Probably we have to shed our past some more the coming time,
let's be compassionate with ourselves and others,
take responsibility and set boundaries
and take care of 'our own tree' first
so we will be part of a beautiful forest!
ENJOY and have fun while 'traveling'!