NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!
Today, I am thrilled to announce that, as of April 1st (no joke 😉), I will be the owner of 11 hectares (27 acres) of land in a town called “Gasselte,” in the middle of Drenthe, The Netherlands.
On the land, there is a house and an additional holiday home, and it is here where we will be inviting people to go into nature so they can look within, heal, and return to their own nature.
Read on for more about the story!
In July 2018, I was invited to hold two plant medicine ceremonies for a friend’s birthday weekend. During that weekend, the medicine gave me a vision – a vision of dedicating my life to the healing of others (something I had been doing already as a health coach and author). But that weekend, this vision became much clearer.
I had always been a medicine man: teaching about food and also providing superfoods and herbs to the Western world – so I had already started walking my spiritual path.
But now, it was time to reach my hand out to other people and invite them on the same journey – as a medicine man working with plant medicines, and to be of service to people’s emotional and spiritual healing. It was after that weekend that I started to offer monthly ceremonies.
Through this, a new vision arose: one to have my own land where I could invite people to come for their emotional/spiritual healing. A place to offer my work with the sacred plant medicines of this Earth.
That weekend was full of amazing synchronicities – synchronicities that led me to buy a 2.5-million-euro piece of land with a big house, right above Amsterdam, to do this work. I like thinking big, haha!
In order to make this dream happen, I created a video to share my dream with others in a crowdfunding campaign. It gave me so much energy to truly let go of all of my beliefs about what was possible – to just trust the process and follow what was right in front of me. And also, to act big.
(As I’m writing this, my random playlist is playing the one song I had been listening to non-stop that weekend when I had the vision – Peia Bird’s “Blessed We Are” – another crazy synchronicity! I love our Universe 😀).
This crowdfunding video put a lot of pieces into motion – even ones that needed that extra push to manifest. For instance, at the time that I launched the crowdfunding campaign, my relationship with my business partner had become stuck & strained after years of increasing frustration.
My initiative to start the crowdfunding campaign broke the tension between us wide open. Even though “breaking open” meant a lot of anger from him towards me (which was part of my own process), it did initiate the process of us exiting this business relationship – a step that had been needing to happen.
In retrospect, I can see now that I needed to start this crowdfunding campaign because it was ultimately what pushed me to make important decisions and changes to the relationship with my business partner.
But for this same reason, I also needed to STOP the campaign – because at the time, I really needed to acknowledge what had to be done first: to make the business success – an endeavor that I had committed to years prior. Without this, I was ignoring my current life reality, which is the opposite of wisdom.
BUT WE SHOULD NEVER GIVE UP ON OUR DREAMS!
Today, I am thrilled to announce that this dream has come true!
As of the 1st of April (no joke 😉), I will be the owner of 11 hectares (27 acres) of land in a town called “Gasselte,” in the middle of Drenthe, The Netherlands.
On the land, there is a house and an additional holiday home.
Here, we will be inviting people to go into nature so they can look within, heal, and return to their own nature.
We will be holding legal plant medicine ceremonies with truffles.
We will be doing sweat lodge ceremonies.
We will be retreating back to nature.
We will sing together, grow together, and sit around the fire – because in fact, it was around the fire that I came to see who I am.
Through nature, I found my own nature – my connection deep within.
Through nature, I learned what I may let go of, and what I am here to do.
And that is why this land is here – the land from my vision.
It is a dream come true, and I hope I will be seeing you there.
P.S. The original crowdfunding video can be found here on YouTube.
Thank you David de Kock – this weekend changed my life – as well as the 2016 weekend with WillemWout. I am forever thankful.