Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The WAY

We never attack, but we assert our SELF when necessary.

We don’t charge ahead, unless our leadership is needed.

Loves comes first, loves comes second, and also third.
Everything matters and nothing does.

Mostly, SHE is simply in charge.

Sometimes we just rest at the center watching the world spin.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Light-Workers

The boundless dimension of existence is denied to those who remain within the limitation of logic.
(Sadhguru)

Over a time span of ten years I resolved the tensions of the group members at work simply by being there. My different bosses called me wolf, glue guy, and emotional center. All of them did their best to describe what is hard to describe: I provided trust with my very presence. It was a group of expert who were as diverse as could be, but my working style included them all.

It is hard for our modern society to understand the role of ‘Light-workers.’ Take them away and everyone quarrels. Have them in the middle of the operation and everything functions smoothly. If you are one of us you will know what I am talking about. Never mind if your colleagues don’t quite get your importance, GOD rewards HER workers handsomely. Again though, logic doesn’t get the ‘currency’ we are paid in either.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Knowing and Healing

Knowing why things are as they are is not a requisite to abundant and graceful living.
(Carl Bozeman)

If you want to get insights into the inner workings of cravings, the psychological baggage of the past, and the bondage of addictions, I recommend the two superb books by Caroline Knapp, ‘Appetites’ and ‘Alcohol - A Love Story’. With brilliant psycho-therapeutic insights about her past, and will-power, she managed to beat anorexia as well as alcoholism. Alas, her body couldn’t handle the abuse of the past. At still a young age, cancer got the better of her.


There is understanding and there is healing, and both are necessary to underpin the recovery. 
Understanding the troubles of the pasts allows us not to repeat the mistakes. Healing, however, requires solving subconscious knots, as well as letting go of the baggage of the past. I am a spiritual coach. I help people find their SELF and their mission in life. I know my limits though, the actual healing process a higher Authority takes care of.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Join our Network of Meisters

It was six men of Hindustan to learning much inclined,
who went to see the elephant, though all of them were blind.
"God bless me, but the elephant is very like a wall.”  
This wonder of an elephant is very like a spear!”
"I see, the elephant is very like a snake!”
"'Tis clear enough the elephant is very like a tree!"
This marvel of an elephant is very like a fan!"
"I see, the elephant is very like a rope!"
Though each was partly in the right, and all were in the wrong!
(Taken from John Godfrey Saxe, The Blind Men and the Elephant) 

At the firm I worked for I was given the task to explore whether we move into a more spiritual area. A bit shy to reveal my light-worker identity, I developed the somewhat intellectual concept of the four Cs. I argued that knowledge industries like our investment platform requires collaboration, communication, creativity and taking care of each other. When organizations implement spiritual concepts, the four Cs in fact propel each other. My note and presentation were met with interest, but then business moved on in their normal ways, as might have been be expected in the first place.

We are embarking on a spiritual age, but it is subtle. You have to look closely to see it. All of us have different vantage points we are coming from, but together we can get our arms around a concept as broad as GOD. I hang out with Meisters who see fairies roaming in the forest; healers who make whole with the grace of GOD, and Meisters who have conversations with Jesus or other Guides. You  would never guess that if you met them in their day-to-day operations. Often light-workers go unrecognized, and the role they play is overlooked. Join our growing network of spiritual Meisters, and let’s enter the spiritual age together.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Purpose, Passion and Faith (Revisited)

Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, some people make it happen.
(Michael Jordan)

Do not ask what GOD can do for you, ask instead what you can do for GOD, to paraphrase J. F. Kennedy's mandate a little. That's where our spiritual purpose comes from, and this is what gives us spiritual travelers meaning. What are our strengths? What are our GOD-given talents? Be mindful though, being spiritual doesn’t mean that we should negate what makes us tick inside. To the contrary, walking the Way is fun, allows us to express ourself, and provides us with peace of mind at the same time. Along the Way purpose and passion meet. Our ego sees finally eye to eye with our true Self.


I have hung out with the best of the best in the competitive financial industry. What I have learned there is that ‘success’ as measured by others is always fleeting in the end. Yet, I have also learned that will-power combined with a purposeful mission can get you to unimaginable places. Go inwards, find your mission and the Way will show you how to get there. We spiritual travelers have the required ‘Michael Jordanesque will-power’ - it is called faith. Our success rate is 100 percent, not one in a million, because it is our life story in the end that gives us meaning. GOD makes sure that it will be a good one.

When purpose, passion and faith, our work becomes an avocation. Follow the Way and see your dreams come true.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Life’s Wisdom

Facing your fears, you realize this dread is not you,
Be celebrated instead, and you take this to be true.

When others call you ugly, you want to get away.
When everyone toots your horn, you want to stay.

Life’s ups and downs teach you who you truly are.
If you see life for what it is, GOD will not be far!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Constructive Assertiveness (Revisited)

You have the right to your actions,
but never to your action's fruits.
Act for the action sake,
and do not be attached to inaction.
Self-possessed, resolute, act,
without thought of results,
open to success and failure.
(Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita)


There is violence wherever you look. True, we rarely beat each other up in bar fights any more, but for every loving act that you experience there is unfortunately a mean, underhanded or fearful act waiting for us as well. So what do we do with it? We spiritual travelers are taught to be nice, helpful and kind, but what do we do with the tension if deep down inside we want to do the opposite? Well, do something with this tension. Go out and do yard work, go kick-boxing; create something, or play sports.


We spiritual travelers would never resort to violence and aggression. It is simply not the Way. Yet, practicing assertion is part of every spiritual journey. Sometimes the guy who makes a nasty remark is simply us being cranky inside. Still, we have to put him in place otherwise we would only belittle ourself. Similarly, the obnoxious colleague who is out to eat our lunch is merely our fear that ‘nice guys finish last’. Surely we have to stand up to our own fears and demons, otherwise we will never get anywhere with our mission. Drawing healthy boundaries and assertion assures that we become whole, as well as kind.


The journey towards wholeness is completed when we realize that we can have it all. For every frustration there is an outlet. The ‘success’ of our mission is guaranteed as long as we understand that it is the meaning of our story that makes it so. Like Lord Krishna says to Arjun in the Bhagavad Gita, focus on the task at hand and forget about ‘success’ and ‘failure’. Just do your job and your true Self will thank you for it.