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Week 22A – Shedding The Masks

High Up In The Bright Blue Skies

High Up In The Bright Blue Skies

It’s a process right ? The whole thing. Evolving. Improving. Experiencing that true nature. We don’t need to get stressed about it. It’s all there already. No need to go anywhere. It’s right here, in this very moment. It takes time to uncover those veils, to take out the trash, to clear up the mind, … and that’s okay. It’s about letting go and be. Simply be. And do what needs to be done. Do, for the good of all of us. Drop all that unnecessary baggage, hoarded over so many years. Let it go, and soar high up in the bright blue skies…

Find your own rhythm, your own tempo, your own melody, your own silence,… That’s what this journey is about. Continue reading

Week 22 – The Wisdom Of Silence

A quick note before I go.

No need to get into lengthy explanations now. Keep it brief. Maybe some anecdotes. A few thoughts. The experience is everything. Talking about it, is not “It”.

I remember, years ago, in the winter of 2006-07. I was composing some music at the Leighton Artists Colony, at the Banff Centre For The Arts in the amazing Canadian Rockies. Something happened there. A good thing. I remember taking the shuttle from Calgary Airport to Banff National Park. A 2-hour trip. I was the only passenger. The driver lectured about the history of the area, the First Nations. He used to be a tour guide. Slowly, I saw the mountains growing bigger… and my heart melted. I wanted to cry. It felt like coming home. And I had been away too long.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park

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Week 20 – A Moment Of Unawareness…

The Future Is Bright

The Future Is Bright

Yes, I’m way behind with last week’s post…

It has been a challenging week. No need to make an inventory here. Of course it has been challenging ! How, otherwise, would we encounter the so much needed opportunities to advance, the stepping stones to move to higher spheres ?

I was doing good. Five months into the Master Key Experience. Going strong. Climbing that mental mountain at a steady pace. Feeling whole, loving, enthusiastic, focused… And then, all of a sudden, something happened. A moment of unawareness… I couldn’t get a good grip, and lost my balance.

And off I went, down that slippery cliff… waaay down… Spiralling down into the darkness of the night. It took me by surprise. I lost all control for a moment. And I was out for a while… Continue reading

Week 19 – And It’s Glowing With Love

Like A Crisp Day In Spring

Like A Crisp Day In Spring

Today was such an amazing day… So full of bright light and vibrant energy. In the midst of these hectic times, I notice myself relaxing. I am calmer. More grounded, more connected to the Universal Juice… I trust more. It’s all gonna be okay. If this is the last day of my life, why be fearful of what’s coming… There’s only this very moment to cherish. And it’s glowing with love…

I had a nice quiet early sit this morning. Then cooked up some fresh ginger tea, a strong brew with turmeric, coriander, fennel, cumin, and some mint leaves. Good habits… Woke up my son for school. Flashed through a stack of index cards. Continue reading

Week 18 – It’s Time To Die My Friend

Finding JoeI’ve been following the compass much more than the clock these past few days… I liked it. Or was it procrastination ? I don’t think so. Procrastination feels different. It smells different. Weak. Uneasy. Fishy. This, on the contrary, felt exciting… Something was cooking , and I held back, waiting for the perfect moment to take it off the fire.

I’ve been struggling with my Definite Major Purpose for quite a while now, thinking it over many times, turning it upside down, looking at it from different angles. But I have not been able to put my finger on the soar spot… I’ve been wanting so much to get in touch with my deepest inner core. Wanting to get a clear picture of what I really need to do with my life. Not in a distant future, but right now, pronto, as soon as Continue reading

Week 13 – A Slip Of The Tongue. Really ?

Hm… Seems I have nothing major to bring to the foreground this week… Probably that’s quite an achievement already. 🙂 No struggles to complain about, no inner turmoil, just simply enjoying getting settled into these daily master key and other rituals. Love how Earl Nightingale’s Strangest Secret summarises all that we’re doing. Love the jazz music on the recording. Makes everything even more cosy during these cold winter days …

I took a few days off from the outside world. Stayed at home, alone, working on bringing everything into harmony, especially myself. I admit, I was a bit behind with a few things. Tons of emails to answer, some index cards to make, a few video replays to watch… I decided to fast for three days. Been wanting to for a while. Been feeling the need to cleanse my body within, and bring my thoughts into sharper focus. It’s a wonderful experience to notice how the mind becomes clearer, once the body doesn’t have to process all this food. As if adding a luminous Continue reading

Week 12 – Giving The Best

I missed last week’s webinar. I was playing a concert with the Dutch jazz pianist and composer Jeroen Van Vliet who received the prestigious Boy Edgar Prize that night. The whole evening was a huge success. The Bimhuis, the well-know jazz venue in Amsterdam, was completely sold out. The audience was warm and enthusiastic. Radio and TV were recording the event, press all over the place. And yet something didn’t feel right. I didn’t feel right…

I haven’t been performing much since five or six years now. I’m actually hardly playing at all anymore these days. A conscious decision, wanting to live a more balanced, healthy and regular life. I just play a handful of concerts a year, mostly because I have a hard time saying no to my musician friends… Continue reading

Week 11 – I Think I’m Smiling More

Eleven. I feel I’m moving ahead. Slowly improving. Advancing steadily. Like one of these icebreaker ships. Unstoppable. I feel stronger, mentally. Physically also. More energy. I feel more awake. Walking in the streets, my steps are clearer, more decisive, more conscious. More focussed. More powerful. More loving, harmonious and happy ? I sure hope so. I think I’m smiling more.

Probably the greatest improvement that I’m experiencing since the beginning of this amazing MKMMA course is that I notice the old blueprint’s procrastination getting weaker, slowly Continue reading