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Spiritual journeys

In ‘normal’ life we tend to fill our days with events, physically moving from one place to the next or physically connecting to other people.  Now there is less of that but it opens up time for something we’re not so used to doing anymore on a daily base: to really connect to ourselves. Time to really process events of the past, our actions, time to pray, meditate, or connect in other spiritual ways.  And in the same way connect to others spiritually.

I saw a movie on Facebook today of a woman who said goodbye to her dying husband, who she wasn’t allowed to visit in hospital, by singing a beautiful song over the phone. Of course it is extremely sad that she wasn’t allowed near him physically but looking at death as passing to other spheres it is beautiful at the same time that she was able to connect to him as a spiritual being with her soul and her voice. Like she probably still does now.

It’s something I have experienced the past few weeks while sharing songs that I just feel like I need to sing (for myself in the first place) on my YouTube channel:  connecting with new people, new colleague musicians, getting lovely feedback from people in other countries who sometimes share personal stories,  deepening friendships with old friends abroad and more. It opens up so much space to focus on these energetic connections without moving around all the time. And we wouldn’t even need the phone or internet for that. We can do it all alone in our houses. But we need time and a quiet mind for it.

Maybe we don’t usually have enough time to deeply and spiritually process everything that is happening. But isn’t that sometimes worth more than another physical visit or journey to here or there? We’re all here temporary and life is fragile but that deep feeling of love, connection, God, spirit, energy, however you wanna call it, will always be there, even if you get sick yourself, or if your beloved people are away physically or not on earth anymore. So maybe we should take more time to focus on it, train it, and appreciate it more.  Be quiet and enjoy! Happy Easter to all of you!

 

 

The law of attraction

Let’s get a bit more spiritual! I’m sure many of you will have heard about The Law of Attraction, which means really wanting something with all of your heart – without doubts or fears – leads to the result of it becoming true. This largely has to do with positive thinking, really aiming for a result and fully trusting the process. Trust is the opposite of fear, and a positive mindset and a decent amount of determination always open doors. No mysteries so far, or are there?

A while ago I was chatting to one of my friends, about the risks we took realizing some of our greatest dreams. When I quit my well paid job as a lawyer to focus on music, I didn’t have a clue of how I was going to work this out financially. I just gave up my longterm work contract, not knowing exactly how I was going to pay the rent of my city centre apartment in The Hague. The first ‘miracle’ that happened was that my landlord rang the doorbell that same week to offer me a remainder of 6 months free stay, as he had other plans with the building. ‘Yes please, where can I sign?’

In the years afterwards I have gathered many more experiences like this one, which you might call ‘luck’, ‘accidence’ or ‘destiny’. The name doesn’t really matter. It’s about the feeling one gets in the meantime. It truly feels differently, living from a perspective of love, faith and inspiration, when usually all these good things start to happen, whereas living from a place of fear usually leads to a long road of bad experiences. Been there, done that, tried and tested haha!

It’s nice to know that there is always this choice though, even when it can be pretty tough to make the change when you’re on the wrong road. For example like years ago when my relationship in Ireland ended, I was devastated plus I didn’t have a home or income. One day I decided to go playing music on the streets, mainly to cheer myself up. After only one hour of busking I earned over 100 euros, I had met one of the Westlife singers who gave me money, and I got invited to play at a book release event, where I met a TV producer who asked if he could use my music for a TV production! Opportunities!

Or when I arrived to Ireland first and I just wrote a simple email to an info@….. festival address saying ‘hi, I am a Dutch musician and I live here now’, leaidng to a whole range of events getting a great booker, some festival gigs, many stays in a 4 star hotel with spa, great friends in the music scene and many local and international music collaborations!

Anyway, I am curious to hear of your own experiences! Do you believe in this Law of Attraction? How do you take responsibility for realizing your dreams? Have you also had the experience of the universe working with you to get you to places you had never imagined?