I love to share a bit more with you about who I am, where I came from and how I got to where I am now.
I was born in 1984, as the youngest of 3 girls in a loving, warm Dutch family. From a young age on I’ve been struggling with “doing what you should”, with “what is expected from you” and “how the world works”. Often what I felt and what I was told were complete opposites. Having to learn things at school that didn’t have my interest didn’t make sense to me. Having to do things a certain way “because that’s just how it works”, without a proper explanation WHY, frustrated me. I always asked questions, saw other possibilities and wanted to do things in my own way. But gradually I learned that it was easier to conform to the rules and expectations of others.
I didn’t know how to deal with all the intense feelings as a highly sensitive kid, so at a young age I started to block everything out. Not feeling so deeply was a lot easier, then I could just be and do as everyone else. But blocking out all the intense sensations, also meant blocking out a part of me. Not feeling so much, also meant not feeling the positive things. And after years of doing that, I completely lost myself, who I was and what made me happy. Not that I was really UNhappy – I was living quite an enjoyable life – but it didn’t feel like I was really LIVING. Not fully feeling meant not being fully present, not being fully aware, not being fully ME!
Things changed when I received my first Reiki session in 2014 at the age of 30. All of the sudden I remembered who I was, how I felt if I was really connected to myself. I cried for days, couldn’t stop it. It seemed that I had been holding in so much for such a long time that now everything had to come out. It was the start of a long and intense journey back to myself. Uncovering layer after layer, coming back to myself more and more. Realizing how much I took on from others and how much of myself I left behind.
It’s been a deep, wonderful, painful, amazing, intense and beautiful process – which is still evolving. Over the years I’ve learned many wonderful ways and tools to get back into connection with myself, into alignment with my dreams & wishes and how to maintain the right balance between my inner and outer world. I started experiencing all the deep sensations again, which now felt a lot less intense, but truly made me feel ALIVE again! Getting back in touch with my sensitivity again has opened up a whole new way of experiencing life for me and makes me grateful for this wonderful journey.
And now I happily share all of this in my work with others – assisting you back to being fully aligned, balanced & connected so you can enjoy your life to the fullest!
If you need me, I’m here for you. Happy to guide & assist you.
Read more about me in my blog.