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I have given stars (5* > 1*) to how much i personnally consider movies or books a must see/read or as a waste of time


This ‘internetleaf’ subsequently goes into: the BACKGROUND and backbone of this blog and work, In creasing CONSCIOUSNESS, the IMPACT OF NATURE (on our health), possible Core Practices to HOW TO RECONNECT YOURSELF WITH NATURE, nature’s BEAUTY AND ART, DEEP ECOLOGY and life sustaining systems, RE-ENCHANTING THE WORLD, RETHINKING EDUCATION, interesting BLOGS and facebook groups AND POEMS that bring me closer

The self does not stop at our skin nor even with our circle of human relationships but is interwoven with the lives of trees and animals and soil.

The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other. (Joanna Macy)

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The challenge we are facing today is not even close to climate change. Climate change is only the tip of the iceberg of an ecological crisis that is leading to a loss of live on earth unprecedented in speed even by the extinction of the dinosaurs. In its turn the ecological crisis, economic crisis, financial crisis, political crisis etc. are only the tip of the iceberg/ the symptoms of a crisis of being, of knowing what it is to be human in our full potential and of dreaming a potential heaven on earth into being.

Thesis Pieter (French)
Mémoire Pieter De Wit

In creasing consciousness

We are the ones we have been waiting for
Be the change you want to see in the world (Mahatma Gandhi)



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I think the most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe (Albert Einstein)
Deeply appreciate and truly worship your own moments of enlightenment
Today is a gift, that’s why they call it “the present”


To what extent do we only see what our culture taught us to see?

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Who are you? 4* 4* 4*

Other spiritual teachers: Thích Nhất Hạnh, Eckhart Tolle, de Dalai Lama, Byron Katie, Mahatma Gandhi, Chiara Lubich, Maha Ghosananda, Joanna Macy,…

Impact of nature on our health

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Groene kaart voor NME (Dutch) 3*
Powerpoint A. van den Berg lezing-A.-vd-Berg (Dutch) 4*

Core-practices to reconnect yourself with nature

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Enjoy what you have before it is gone.
Gratitude is a revolutionary act. Helping us realize how much we already have, it helps to free us from the grip of the consumer society. (Joanna Macy)
If the eyes and ears are open, the leaves of the trees become as pages of the Bible.
Book: Coyote’s guide to reconnecting with nature 5*
Fox walk and Owl eyes/ wide angle vision 3*
Book: Tom Brown’s field guide to nature observation and tracking 4*
Discovering our natural self
Book: Becoming animal an earthly cosmology 5*
– David Abram 3*
– David Suzuki, 3*
– Rupert Sheldrake 4*
Book: Sharing nature with children 4*
Animal communication
– The Animal Communicator 5* 5* ?*
& birdlanguage
– Jon Young 5* 5*
Book: What the robin knows 5* & 3*
– Tom Brown
Book: The science and art of tracking 5* 2*
It is with our creative imaginations that we dream the world in which we are living into being. This gift of imagination is the gift of power. We create our lives with our thoughts and words. In our culture, few are encouraged to use their imaginations in a way that helps develop creative abilities. Most of us are taught early on that there are only a few creative geniuses in the world and that we are not among them. Throughout our lives, we were taught to give our power away to authority figures who then determined the shape of our world according to their wishes.
Well that was what was. We live in a time of great change and now is the time for us as modern visionaries to own our power, to make our lives better, and to use our creativity to find solutions for what is happening in our world. All of this becomes possible through our focused dreaming. (extract from “Awakening to the spirit world”) 5*

Beauty and art

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Deep ecology and life sustaining systems

“The miracle is not to walk on water, but to walk with love on earth—as if your feet are kissing the ground. We must remember that our presence alone is a miracle. We must learn to say ‘Yes’ to the miracles of life.” Thich Nhat Hanh 4*
Joanna Macy, 5*
Michael Cohen 3*


Re-enchanting the world


Reread the world as a magical place as your ancestors have before you. To what extent scientific skepticism is it enriching to you personally and to the world and to what extent is it limiting your better self and an better world? If we change the world changes.

Reponse of water to non physical events

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Marko Pogacnik 5* 4*—-is-it-possible-to-live-on-light-alone—watch-the-fascinating-feature-documentary-and-be-amazed…..html 3*

Rethinking education

Most people in our mainstream ‘western’ culture never reach the state of adulthood, but get stalled in the stage of early adolescence and this to keep our consumer society going. (Bill Plotkin)
Start looking from minute 6: 5*

David Orr
“If today is a typical day on planet earth, we will lose 116 square miles of rain forest, or about an acre a second. We will lose another 72 square miles to encroaching deserts (…) we will lose 40 to 250 species, and no one knows whether the number is 40 or 250. Today the human population will increase by 250,000. And today we will add 2,700 tons of chlorofluorocarbons and 15 million tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Tonight the earth will be a Little hotter, its waters more acidic, and the fabric of life more threadbare. By year’s end (…)
It is worth noting that this is not the work of ignorant people. Rather it is largely the results of work by people with BAs, BSs, LLBs, MBAs and PhDs: Elie Wiesel once made the same point, noting that the designers and perpetrators of Auschwitz, Dachau, and Buchenwald – the Holocaust – were the heirs of Kant and Goethe, widely thought to be the best educated people on earth. But their education did not serve as an adequate barrier to barbarity. What was wrong with their education? In Wiesel’s words, It emphasized theories instead of values, concepts rather than human beings, abstraction rather than consciousness, answers instead of questions, ideology and efficiency rather than conscience.” (Earth in Mind p 7-8)

Joseph Cornell 4*
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Co-creation and art of hosting 3* 3*

Interesting blogs and facebook groups (mixture of Dutch and english) ?*

Poems that bring me closer

~ David Wagoner ~

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

Each wounded place

And I would travel with you
to the places of our shame

The hills stripped of trees, the marshes grasses
oil-slicked, steeped in sewage;

The blackened shoreline, the chemical-poisoned water;

I would stand with you in the desolate places, the charred places,
soil where nothing will ever grow, pitted desert;

fields that burn slowly for months; roots of cholla & chaparrala
writhing with underground explosions

I would put my hand
there with yours, I would take your hand, I would walk with you

through carefully planted fields, rows of leafy vegetables
drifting with radioactive dust; through the dark
of uranium mines hidden in the sacred gold-red mountains;

I would listen with you in drafty hospital corridors
as the miner cried out in the first language

of pain; as he cried out
the forgotten names of his mother I would stand
next to you in the forest’s

final hour, in the wind
of helicopter blades, police

sirens shrieking, the delicate
tremor of light between

leaves for the last
time Oh I would touch with this love each

wounded place (Anita Barrows)

What If?

What if religion was each other?
If our practice was our life?
If prayer was our words?
What if the Temple was the Earth?
If forests were our church?
If holy water—the rivers, lakes and oceans?
What if meditation was our relationships?
If the Teacher was life?
If wisdom was self-knowledge?
If love was the center of our being?

(Ganga White)


Rupsen over heel wereld
werpen in stilte afgescheidenheid en pijn af

Ego-kankers helen
door delen en deel worden
Vroeger dacht men dat rupsen en vlinders verschillende dieren waren…
Maar als alles één is, is één alles

De norm krachtige vlinderlawine
diep in je mens
breikt de dijken van opgetrokken gevels en instellingen
We hebben elkaar zo lang lief gehad
waarom zie ik dat nu pas?