"My moment of Spiritual Awakening."
"I was 22 when I was introduced to the word "Spirituality" for the first time. The reason was that I was introduced to the spiritual book: "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield. At that moment the book was an eye-opener for me. I read about energy, awareness and the perception of reality. Reading this book was the precursor for my first "spiritual experience" a few months later...
It is the autumn of 2007 and I am back from my adventure in Beijing, China and backpacking with friends through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. My spiritual experience comes to me as a moment of "Awakening", what is called "Satori" in the ancient Zen-tradition. I am sitting in the public-bus from my house to Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. Out of nowhere I experience a very clear distance or "space" between me and my thoughts. I experience myself as if I am the observer of myself. In that experience I also realize very clearly that I am not my thoughts. I am not who I think I am, I am the space around the thoughts, I am the consciousness behind it. From that moment I know that I am more than just my thoughts, my conditioned mind, my ego.
To get a better understanding of this experience I read the book of Eckhart Tolle "The New Earth". By that I learn how to understand my experience into a wider context and I also get insight in what is the "purpose" of this experience of expanded consciousness of who you truly are.
That space, that awareness, has never left me from that moment. It is always there, sometimes in the forefront, sometimes in the background. But to fully release myself from my conditioning, my ego, my mind, my thinking, has been much more like a process. A process of being more identified with my thoughts again and being thought-less as a clear space of pure consciousness.
To deepen my consciousness and to de-identify with my conditioning even more I followed courses on everything related to spirituality f.e. meditation (Mindfulness), yoga (Yin), NLP and experienced entheogens like Ayahuasca.
Since then there have 10 years passed in this process and I have become more and more conscious and got a better understanding of what happened at that time and what this means to all of us human beings and how we live our lives on this planet Earth, in these times."
"It is my mission to bring awareness to as many people as possible on the path towards being your Self and living a more conscious life. Thereby creating a more peaceful and sustainable World."