THE EVENING WAS GIVEN BY ALEIDA
The question was: Who am I, what do I like / wish for. After an visualization we started to work.
(not all the participants were present)
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Samantha glued a piece of the sea as well as a tree on her collage as she loves nature very much, and she also likes a lot of colors, which make her zen. She is very grateful that she can observe all the colorful flowers in nature in this way. “Nature shows the reflection of its own colors which are many, and other people have also confirmed I’m a colorful person.... [And] I feel very connected to all the planets,” stated Samantha. She also loves healthy cooking, for her body demands it. At the end she added a small poem for this world and other planets:
May all beings be safe. May all beings be free from suffering. May all beings be healthy. May all beings be happy.May all beings be at peace. May all beings live in lightness. May all beings be whole. She wishes this every day because of the chaotic situation on earth and the hassle with the virus. She feels everyone’s light, and that is the way she connects with the whole universe these days. She enjoys working with children, as well, and she especially enjoys coaching as her collage suggests.
Ingrid loves the color purple (as does Ciska), loves the water and the beach, and likes to swim in it. Like Alexandra, she also loves the smell of the sea! She likes Italy a lot and likes to travel there. She just loves being outside, enjoys dining, but tea, water, and fruit are the most she drinks and eats. She loves birds and cats, prefers flowers, and even thinks “Bling Bling” is beautiful. She loves to sing, especially on stage and preferably with an orchestra; her talent is obviously reflected in the many singing and musical cutouts in her collage. “While singing I get into a kind of trance,” Ingrid explained. And one of those cutouts is about the wings of a dove, probably alluding to her peaceful, caring nature. “I like the openness and spontaneity of children,” she continued. “ [And] I visit many cities where we always visit a church. We do this because of the connection with singing together.” Her favorite composers are Schumann, one of Lonneke’s favorites, and Brahms. . What Aleida likes about Ingrid’s collage is that Ingrid goes over the lines (edge of the paper) with her clippings.
Alexandra likes to live on the coast, especially near the beach or close to some form of water, and she prefers to have her family and close friends with her in that environment. Also having respect for each other is a value that she really appreciates. Her greatest wish is to live by the sea in a tropical environment. As for food, she likes seafood, mozzarella, watermelon, oranges and lots and lots of ice cream. Kebabs, lemons, and other vegetables and fruits are also her favorites. Her passion is gemstones, yet she also appreciates flowers. Her favorite animals are dolphins, birds, horses; even (smaller) dogs and cats as long as they don’t bite or scratch. As for sports, she loves watching surfers ride the waves. She is not very good at that, but her son Angelos is. On the beach she always feels inspired and creative to do things. And she also likes this meditative exercise, since looking at herself felt like a great healing to her, which she enjoyed.
Aleida loves to dance and is fascinated by shamanism, since she listens beyond the words and the purity of everything. She also likes to look at the moon, loves music, and likes to read books and travel. “The messages of the angels are always beautiful,” Aleida praised. She enjoys cycling and working with gemstones and is interested in power animals, cats, and fawns, as well as nature, to which she feels very connected. At the end, she revealed to us that she did this exercise before and even showed us her previous collage. And most of all, she hopes to have inspired us with this exercise.
“This is the perception of who I am without pointing out myself. The photo of the face represents the face as I live daily,” explained Lonneke. “There is a lot of text in it… Every age has its own wishes…. [Yet,] prana is the connection with the energy of Light…. I like birds and cats, including Pim. I enjoy a cup of tea, and I enjoy nature [and…] living in the now.” Lonneke also informed us that she hopes to be able to work with her guide Irma (her double) again soon, since she has been working with her for four decades if not longer. “Life is an adventure, so leave all the old behind,” advised Lonneke.
I did not have all those fancy magazines the other sitters had; I only had a number of advertising handouts with beautiful vegetables and garden plants. In the center of my collage, the golden chalice with the vibrant, healthy limes and avocados symbolize for me that in these difficult times we are all champions, for we are the strongest among the strongest! Since food is an important part of life, what could be nicer than having fresh vegetables with all those beautiful colors that automatically inspire us with a certain fresh energy when we look at them. Variety is also important. That's why for me, the bread represents the daily rhythm and is always delicious. The plants that I have pasted remind me of cheerfulness and enjoyment. When I walk outside, I always look at the gardens of the houses in my neighborhood in search of colorful plants, which bring to mind rejuvenation and health. By now you may have guessed that my collage’s theme is “enjoy life”, which has been inspired by my current age and the cheerful energy I aim to spread, most of the time, in this chaotic time.
Until we meet again, Aleida, thank you very much for the beautiful evening and the inspirational creativity generated by the meditative collage, which helped us to understand ourselves and each other better. And, Lonneke, thanks again for the beautiful guidance.
Ciska began to draw a heart in the center of the boards, and from there she built an arch, which to her is a gate facing in and out. She is a great lover of nature, for we cannot live without it. Nature is her number one priority! She also drew many clouds with the sun shining behind them. “After the clouds, new life always comes,” according to Ciska. She drew a canoe, too, which stands for freedom for her, just like we might experience if we were campers: the canoe allows the camper to have the freedom to leave or return. She is a big proponent of “freedom” with few but common sense rules although she understands that rules are necessary for good and fair regulations. She is currently experiencing that freedom is increasingly curtailed by excessive regulations, with which she has great difficulty. On the contrary, she feels a strong connection to nature and clearly understands that everything is connected, as can be seen in her drawing. Lonneke commented that the gate Ciska drew suggests Ciska’s special appeal to connect to Spirit, people, animals, and nature as well as to have fair regulations and freedoms for all. In truth, getting in and out is what we also do in séances, and in the process we always have to let go of everything (be free from chaos, stress, worries, etc.) in order to connect: in Ciska’s drawing, that's what the gate nicely tells us.