Monthly Archives: June 2010

Key day

Yesterday was Key Day – the day I signed the mortgage contract and closed the deal with the wonderful Stroobant siblings who have grown up in this place that they are now entrusting to our care, to take on into … Continue reading

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How the place came to us

I can hardly say “we found it” – it was more like it found us. It was Ria’s desire to be close to her sons that settled us on the western half of Flemish Brabant. It’s home to a number … Continue reading

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An adventure in intentional manifestation

In January 2010, Ria and I found ourselves reading books by Machaelle Small Wright of Perelandra. I remember reading one of her books many years ago, before I met my husband, Eric. I remember at the time loving her stories … Continue reading

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Refining our approach

Already in December 2009, we understood that we were now working to manifest the field of our experimentation. “Ria is categorical” – I wrote in my journal on 18 December 2009 – “It is time we started applying all we … Continue reading

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Thrival up the Spiral

And so, Ria and I next turned our attention to “the new paradigm” – that seemed grounded, at least for us, in this living field. Our collective project is an embodiment of exploration: we can only do this by living … Continue reading

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Financieel ‘out of the box’

Als je vorige tekst van Helen hebt gelezen (in ‘t Engels) zal je ongeveer hetzelfde verhaal herkennen… dit schreef ik al enige weken geleden… In één van de voorbereidende gesprekken die Helen en ik voerden, kwamen we op het thema … Continue reading

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Building the field – and then surrendering to it

By mid-December, my attempts at soldiering on in my habitual routine finally crashed and burned, when four days of back-to-back migraine finally got me to understand (with a little coaching from Ria) that it was time for that much-needed healing. … Continue reading

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