Anneke van Waesberghe
Founder, Escape Nomade- Luxury Tented Villas & Experiences
As we are entering into a new paradigm amid the world’s pandemic, we see fundamental changes happening. All I wrote yesterday already seems almost obsolete.
I sent a message to my team saying, don’t fear anything. You have to trust and have faith in everything you do, and everything will be alright. There will always be enough of what you need. Fear is what causes panic, and panic causes chaos. Be the Peace.
The vision I had that is evolving as you are reading, and here is how it was yesterday:
Our voluntary blindness to the visible realities of pollution and our mute paralysis to act is igniting a time bomb. That bomb will explode at the moment we are unaware that it is coming. There are things we don’t want to see and things we cannot see, and that is part of evolution.
Here it is as it is today:
That time bomb is exploding, and the dust is coming closer, so close it becomes uncomfortable. And then we use a mask, and then after we stay home and after that, we don’t know yet what it will be.
For example, if you act and do something to prevent a virus, or stop using plastic, for example, is one deed, it is up to you what will happen next. You are the change. Every small act is big and becomes more prominent, and every day more people will do or die, and as you set the example, people around you will follow.
It took one person to throw away one piece of plastic, the plastic that is now floating in the ocean the size of a country that did not exist on the map.
It took one person to catch the coronavirus, and now as to date there are over 940.000.
You have to trust and have faith in everything you do, and everything will be alright. Fear is what causes panic, and panic causes chaos. Be the peace.
Chaos is part of the old paradigm because people did not believe in their governments and their systems. There is now a white canvas that allows us to be part of that change. Governments will be tumbling, and things will be changing, and also we will change. There is no doubt. The old guard and the avant-garde will still try to hold on to the past and obsolete systems, but no matter how hard they try, the pieces cannot be picked up where they left off. The pieces are too scattered and a new world order is developing.
There will be naysayers and opponents, but no matter how much they bark, the caravan moves on. The forces of the virus will make the change inevitable.
This change rises above multiculturalism and diversity as it’s the voice of the people, humanity, and empathy for each other.
A language is spoken and heartfelt by everyone no matter rich or poor, white or black, old or young. We are all connected to the same energy that brings change.
Here is a great poem by Kitty O’Meara sent to me by a friend:
“And the people stayed at home. And read books, and listened and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still and listened more deeply.
Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images and created new ways to live and heal the earth full, as they had been healed.”
One of the choices of an easier life is simplicity, a new understanding of Luxury, its like living without walls, living without limitations to the newly perceived, knowing that you can make it happen when you put your mind to it.
Other choices are the understanding that the best things in life are free and to be experienced and cherished forever. I am handing out free tickets to experience this in the natural theatre of life.
The distance between your dream and the vision of what you want your life to be, are reality. Because what you think is already reality because it has been visualized and activated by your thoughts and your dream.
What you need to understand that all it takes is to act on it for it to become real. Take small steps that will attract that reality and it will come to you automatically when focusing on what you want and clearly express what you want.
How to turn a dream into a vision and a vision into reality:
Get yourself a beautiful empty book and a pen and write down on the left side of the page what you don’t want, on the right what you do want.
Imagine it already happened while you write it.
Focus every day on each of these pages and dig deeper into the subject and analyze, who, what, where, when.
Keep writing and researching.
Visualize what you want to achieve and how/what it looks like, what the colors are, where it will be what you want for the next step in life.
Write it down again what you need to do to make the next step happen by “asking,” and the answers will come to you automatically as if you are harvesting them from the Universe.
Write them down, live them, and be convinced that that is what you want, and the next steps will come to you automatically again.
When I do this, I feel like I am harvesting information from the universe: I feel like an antenna making things happen for me and my surroundings. Keep doing this religiously every day, and don’t skip one day if you really are determined what you want.
Some people around you who are sensitive to it, will be affected as well and automatically inspired by your thoughts as if they can read them.
You will see that all of a sudden, the ones around you, the ones you are targeting, will take the actions you had in mind.
Your life will change and make it a better place for you to live in.
The secret is, that before this routine, you focused your energy on fighting the old, instead of building the new. You used the energy to focus on the positive. The future now belongs to you because you believed in the beauty of your dream and made it real.
You will be surprised to see what happened after you re-read what you wrote down.
You will be surprised to see what all HAS happened.
These changes, however, can only happen when you genuinely want it, feel it, visualize it, and almost can touch it.
It took a hundred thousand miles to touch base with the place where I truly felt where I belong.
When I was a kid, we had an Indonesian girl in my class.
When she arrived from Papua New Guinea, she brought slides with pictures of Indonesia.
I saw wings of an airplane, stark blue skies, islands below the wings. That’s where my dream started and activated when I started traveling.
Once I came to Bali after those thousands of miles North, East, South West, I knew that’s where I belonged. I never moved there; Bali just mesmerized me and made me stay, and I stayed and stayed and stayed and never left.
It is a simple act, but it needs to be done with compassion
Simplicity is clarity:
“The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.”
I worked hard to clear my thoughts about what I wanted.
Science and society and its ability to complicate simplicity, create such complexity that for an average person, it is tough to understand simplicity.
Simplicity is so close by that we almost can’t see it, experience it, nor feel it. But once you master the art of simplicity, your life becomes light, and anything is possible.
And the big lesson is:
“The less you want, the happier you are; the more content you are, the less you want.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
At Escape Nomade, we are advocates of “the new luxury”- A way of living where walls exist only when they need to… where we build our spaces around us… and where being in close contact with nature gives us energy to do all we want to.
At our Sanctuary near Ubud in Bali, a living wall stretches as far as you can see, while you are reclining either on a picnic blanket, a mat, a mattress, or a comfortable lounge chair to gaze at the view. Close to nature from where the energies connect to your body and soul and are grounding you to your nature, your origin.
Our “Living without Walls” concept is living in style in romantic elegance with grace and charm with empathy, faith, and trust that all is well. It is a Living Space in Nature with Integrated Lifecycle design, leaving the smallest imaginary footprint.