Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

“Your life is not what happened to you. Your life are the memories you have and the way you decide to tell the narrative.”

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The International BankWiser Conference

I spent, the past 5 days, in an old convent in the Netherlands, where I co-faciltated, the International BankWiser Conference. The BankWiser is a tool for transparency in the financial world initiated by Oxfam Novib, and 5 of their partners in The Netherlands. BankWiser” is a web-based tool enabling bank clients to make their bank more […]

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Lost and found in our brave new world

“ We cannot change the world,  but by opening ourselves to the world as it is,  we may find that gentleness, decency and bravery are available, not only to us, but to all human beings.”  Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyam Trungpa Margareth Wheatley’s books are a source of inspiration to me. And this lead to the […]

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A European Collaborative

The picture is the invitation I received for a 2-day gathering with friends and colleagues around our work for Europe, Europe as our “land” and more specific the European Institutions as our clients. A weekend of inquiry and co-creation, but most of all of reconnecting, since we all live all over the place. I entered […]

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Phonophoresis

I followed a 1day training: introduction into phonophoresis in the context of healing people with the frequencies of sounds with tuning forks.  It intrigued me. We had an introduction into the energetic field of the macrocosm (universe) and microcosm (body) and how they are related. the mathematical meaning of frequency, vibrations, octaves and proportions (Phytagoras) […]

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Work as a pilgrimage of identity

Last summer I was in Washington State, and since it’s the area where the poet David Whyte lives, it seemed right to read the new book “Pilgrim” during that trip. The book came with a CD on which David Whyte read out some of the poems and gave reflections on them. I loved it!   […]

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Liberation

Zon took me on a creative reflective journey. Over a period of 6 months, we visit 3 art exhibitions, exploring reflective questions. First visit was in July, we went to a photography show in Bozar, Brussels. Yesterday was our second encounter. We met with Emiel De Keyzer, a Belgian artist. We spoke for 2 hours. […]

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You Fool!

Yes, a Tarot card No, I’m not a fortune-teller and I didn’t visit one. Tarot cards are often misunderstood, especially among “new agers”, as a tool to predict the future. But Tarot is an ancient wisdom, that has its root in the Kabbalah. (“Kabbalah is the science of God, of the human nature and of […]

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The dressing and The cabinet

          Some people can organise their life like a cabinet with many drawers. Something asks their attention, so they open that drawer, and close the others. If something is annoying, painful or threatening, they can just put it in a bottom drawer, close it and….hop…it’s “gone”. A problem, a person, a […]

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Reconnect the financial system with the real economy

Yesterday evening, I attended the “Dadelen Café” in Ghent. Some of the initiators are dear friends & colleagues of me. They describe the idea like this: “Dadelen is a Flemish initiative that wants to create a local complementary currency for exchange of knowledge and service in and around transition processes. These complementary valuing systems stand […]

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Rise to your mythology

Stien, a poet in heart & soul, gifted me this poem, last February for my birthday. What a precious present! I felt it was time to share her talent!! And…it is time for me to try to live up to her words. As another friend told me on Saturday morning: Julie, it’s time to move […]

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