Change your life with microdosing

How Microdosing Can (or Can’t) Change Your Life

Microdosing has become one of the biggest trends in the health food/biohacking/conscious entrepreneur/spiritual speaker space. But what is microdosing exactly? In this article, we’ll explore:

  • What is microdosing?
  • How can it benefit you?
  • How should you use it? And how should you not use it?
  • What can you expect when microdosing?
  • What’s the difference between microdosing and taking a full plant medicine?
"My kids aren't listening to me" - lessons of parenting

“My kids aren’t listening to me!” The Biggest Lesson My Children Taught Me

It is often said that our children are our greatest teachers. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean we like the way they teach us! 

My own children have been teachers to me in so many ways, especially in teaching me to keep my emotions with me; to not reflect my emotions upon someone else. To really understand that my emotions are MY emotions. 

And to ask myself: Where are these emotions coming from? What do they say about me? What is it that I have to learn?

4 ways plant medicine will help you

Plant medicine: the only VR you need

Plant medicine is a pair of goggles.

Just like a virtual reality headset, plant medicine gives us the ability to see life’s “blind spots.” Those blind spots have always been there – we’ve just been…blind to them!

Maybe we are secretly afraid to see them or we’ve been so busy “being busy” that we’re unaware.

So we keep hustling in our career or getting wrapped up in our daily family roles – without looking within.

It is these blind spots that keep our lives small, “safe,” & limited.

Common fears of Plant Medicine

“Will I throw up?” and other common fears of plant medicine

“Will I throw up?”

The is one of the most common fears of plant medicine: So many people ask me this question if they are new to plant medicine – and trust me, I too was afraid before my first plant medicine ceremony!

I didn’t know what to expect and only had biased ideas about plant medicine. So many questions and fears were racing through my mind before my first ceremony.

Jesse van der Velde - Are you spiritually bypassing?

When Spirituality has Become Your “Convenience Store”

Spirituality has become a convenience store for so many people, where they can just stop “real quick” and pick up their daily dose of happiness. 

This convenience store can look like:

  • Buying new crystals
  • Putting new oils in the diffuser
  • Laying down oracle cards, or seeing sequential numbers (like 333), and being so happy with the confirmation we get from the universe

Check yourself: Are you spiritually bypassing?

Even though all of these things are indeed part of our spiritual practice, and there is a lot of beauty in reconnecting and reinviting them into your life, they should never become another form of escapism, or spiritual bypassing.

They should never become yet another external factor through which we search happiness.

Ask yourself: “What is my intention for buying these crystals/buying these oils/reading these cards?”

Keep it REAL – have an authentic spiritual practice

The true spiritual practice is being present with what is real. 

And in the end, what is real is love, pure joy, and an awareness of your eternal existence.

However, what will also be real from time-to-time is your pain, your wounds, and your darkness.

Because spiritual practice is about being present with what is real, it is also about being present with the pain, the wounds, and the darkness. It’s about standing still and seeing that in the eye and not being afraid to connect with whatever is going on inside of you.

It’s about not being afraid to be vulnerable to your own pain and your own fear.

Be aware: How do you respond when uncomfortable?

I recently became once-again aware that, when things get uncomfortable in my life, I go to strength.

When there is work that needs to be done, or even in ceremony – when the space in ceremony becomes unstable, I go towards my strength.

Yet, true strength is found in the joy, wisdom, and vulnerability of the heart.

For that reason, true strength is not found in our power – it is mostly found in vulnerability. 

And through that vulnerability, being able to truly show yourself & see yourself.

Avoid Spiritual Bypassing

The message here is: don’t let a spiritual tool become another search for happiness through an external factor.

Understand that the true spiritual practice is being with what is real. 

It’s not always easy, but in the end, it’s the true path that we walk in life.

Expand your practice with me on The Spiritual Game of Business Podcast:

You Don’t Need a Fortune Teller

STOP asking for help!

It can be satisfying to ask people to help us examine our doubts and questions in life – it helps alleviate the burden we feel of having to face these choices on our own. 

But it doesn’t serve you AT ALL!

Check out this video and read more about why You Don’t Need a Fortune Teller!

Jesse van der Velde - Are you spiritually bypassing?

017 – Truth

In a world where opinions are so diverse and where our governments are telling us what to believe, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. Yet the more we are pushed to believe someone else’s story or belief, the more we are then pushed to ask ourselves, “What do I believe in all of this?” Join me in a special teepee meditation of The Spiritual Game of Business Podcast as we delve deeper into the question, “What is your truth?”

Click here to listen to the episode on Spotify.



*Big Announcement!*


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!

Jesse van der Velde - Are you spiritually bypassing?

016 – Recognition

What would you do if someone told you to BURN the thing that is most precious to you – the thing that makes you feel most seen? In this episode, entrepreneur Jesse van der Velde intimately shares how he learned the true nature of recognition through hard lessons & how these discoveries can transform your life and happiness.

  • What do attachments say about identity?
  • What does recognition mean to you?
  • Why do you still feel unfulfilled despite your achievements?

Click here to listen to the episode on Spotify.