The Power Flour Journey 2018
12 countries, 183 days, 10000 people, 16000 kilometers and 1 message: CONNECTION.
When the new consciousness develops, we see that all life is the same;
that we are all connected and that every single being wishes to be happy.
Creating a new earth
I love music, people, travel, nature, stories, humour, food and sharing together; it gives me strength, energy, joy and inspiration. During a enjoyable workshop in Santorini Greece, in which we experienced all of these facets, I saw how beautiful these facets connect people and the powerful positive energy it gives when you experience that there is so much more which connects us than that which divides us. Within the simple experience of connecting with each other lies the powerful positive Live Now inspiration for something new. I am going to make a Journey from Hamburg to Santorini to share this Live Now inspiration with as many people possible, from 6 to 106 years of age, in as many places as possible. The inspiration experienced through a song, a dance, a story or a meeting teaches us a lot more about our life than we could have ever learned at school.
Creating a new consciousness
Life isn’t as serious as your mind makes it out to be
Weekend Workshops, Inspiration Circles, Stillness Walks and Stand-Up Talks form the core of The Power Flour Journey in which we feed and share our inspiration. In five clear, simple and concrete steps, we continually practice through the transition from the old to the new consciousness, from a reactive life lived from the head to a
creative life lived from the heart.
These 5 forms are:
2. dance and bodywork,
3. The Power of NOW Triad based on the Eckhart Tolle Teachings,
4. meditation and
5. sharing of self-backed Power Flour bread.
From this base we create the art and joy of living; the awareness of loving daily life for ourselves and the world around us.
Creating new ways
Letting go of your head and finding your heart step by step
Life is an adventure to share; we may wonder what we have to share: a lot! We can dance, we can talk, we can breathe; we can laugh and help someone else to laugh! We can bake, cut and share bread together. There are so many ways in which we can help each other:
Financial support, each donation counts!
Be a travel companion for a couple of days or weeks
Participate in a Weekend Workshop, Inspirational Circle, Stillness Walk or Stand-Up Talk
Produce a Weekend Workshop, Stillness Walk or a Stand-Up Talk
I need people who want to take part in this Journey, each in his or her way, near or far, directly or indirectly; to show and celebrate that we can create a new earth.
Creating the change
Born to be the change: we can only take your first step Now
From 29 April 2018 to 30 September 2018, The Power Flour Journey travels from Kekerdom-Netherlands, via Hamburg – Germany to Santorini – Greece (zigzagging through 12 countries over 16.000 kilometres) and I love to meet as many small and larger groups as possible in all these countries (see schedule below). During this journey it is possible for you (!) to organize/produce a Weekend Workshop, Stillness Walk or Stand-up Talk.
Weekend workshops will be organized in Linz(Austria) and Athens(Greece). These workshops will offer you a beautiful, life changing and deeply inspiring combination of Eckhart Tolle Teachings (Evert van de Ven) and 5Rhythms dance meditation (Caroline van de Ven, Accredited 5RTeacher). If you would like to produce an additonal weekend workshop, please get in touch with me!
One day Inspirational Circles already take place in Heerlen (NL) and Düsseldorf (BRD) and are scheduled for the rest of the journey; you can still join these circles.
Stand-up Talks take 2-3 hours and consists of five parts: storytelling, bodywork and dance, The power of NOW Triad, meditation and sharing of self-baked Power Flour bread. The organizer/producer of the talk takes care of space, people, route and a € 150 fee per talk.
A Stillness Walk consists of a meditation of 15 minutes and a walk of max. 10 kilometers. The organizer/producer of the walk takes care of space, people, route and a € 10 fee per person.
(All activities will be offered in English, Dutch or German)
Lighting your fire for a new earth
For The Journey I need a budget of € 24,000, – for fuel and the hire of a van, PR material, preparation costs, rent for venues, the purchase of bread ovens and mobile music equipment; these supplies could also be donated or loaned to the Power Flour Journey. A part of the amount will be collected from the Workshops, Inspirational Circles, Stillness Walks and Stand-Up talks, but I will mostly need that for my daily costs for food and overnight stays. Crowd funding is a vital part of raising supplies and money.
I would be grateful for your support!
Stichting The Spirit, IBAN: NL 16 TRIO 0390187585, Nijmegen, Power Flour Journey.
For all support, information or questions, please contact me!
News, meditation and impressions vimeo’s
Simple general meditation instruction enabling you to integrate meditation into your daily life
Creators of the Power Flour Journey
Thank you so much for your contribution!!
Silvija Tomcik, Zagreb, Croatia; Cathrien van de Veerdonk, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Sanne van Slooten, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Qader Shafiq, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Nienke Boeijenga, Mensingeweer, The Netherlands; Dineke de Velde Harsenhorst, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Bart Spijkerboer, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Jan van de Ven, St Truiden, Belgium; Lisa Moser, Neukirchen/Salzburg, Austria; Annie Neve, Santorini, Greece; Marjolein Baltussen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Thomas Zerbst, Berlin, Germany; Erik Thoma, Freiburg, Germany; Merel Holleboom, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Jos Penders, Beek-Limburg, The Netherlands; Frits Ottens, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Marianne Nentwig, München, Germany; Martine Amsing, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Job Tuerlings, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Richard Hermans, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Joyce Metze, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Mille Trieling, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Josien Ontskul, Ede, The Netherlands, Bianca Lopez, Veldhoven, The Netherlands; Pieternel Janssen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Andy Puhl, Doetinchem, The Netherlands; Jan Dillen, Lier, Belgium; Els van Outvorst, Duiven, The Netherlands; Jan Bommerez, Santa Barabara, USA; Marieke van de Ven, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Margreet Hertsenberg, Ooij, The Netherlands; Jeanneke van de Ven, Brussel, Belgium; Jos de Klerk, Oss, The Netherlands; Christine Hendrix, Beek Berg en Dal, The Netherlands; Andre Ernst, Zevenaar, The Netherlands; Caroline van de Ven, Beek Berg en Dal, The Netherlands; Arati Heleen Bonte, Nijmegen, The Netherlands;Matthijs Mackaaij, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands; Ine van der Veen, The Netherlands; Ina Leupertz, Kleve, Germany; Hildegard Lintzen, Hassum, Germany; Verena Cavallini, ,Karlsruhe, Germany; Silvio and Tamar Souren, Heerlen, The Netherlands;Dieuwerke van de Ven, , Driebergen, The Netherlands; Franz-Theo Lintzen, Hassum, Germany; Silvia Gehlen, Kleve, Germany; Joost Kleppe,Nijmegen The Netherlands; Marjolein Baltussen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Emmy Kleinsmann, Ooy, The Netherlands; Marjorie Slooff ,Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Imraan Ismail, Brussels, Belgium; Marios Rits, Athens, Greece; Alena Miniarikova, Bratislava, Slovakia; Jack Habets, Nijmegen, The netherlands; Ella van Putten, Heerlen, The Netherlands; Suzan Waltmans, Heerlen, The Netherlands; Anja Mechernich, Düsseldorf, Germany; Hayo Stam, Neukirchen, Austria; Levent Aydin, Berlin, Germany; Suzanna Standingen, Timelkam, Austria;
Schedule of the Journey April 29 – September 30
(all activities will be in English, German and/or Dutch)
(update Auhust 15)
People met: 743
Kilometers walked: 908
Kilometers driven: 9865
Countries visisted: 7
April 2, Meditation and dance, Valkhofkapel, Valkhofpark, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
April 14, Inspirational Circle Eckhart Tolle teachings, Heerlen, The Netherlands
April 14, Stand-Up Talk (Private), Kleve, Germany
April 20, Van Burn-Out naar Leef-Nu, Workshop Eckhart Tolle teachings, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
April 27, Stillness Walk, Ooijpolder, Ooij, The Netherlands
April 29, Start Power Flour Journey 2018, Waard van Kekerdom, Kekerdom, The Netherlands
May 5, Live-Now Workshop,Living from The Heart’s Compass, Brussels, Belgium
May 6, Stiltewandeling Zoniënwoud, Brussels, Belgium
May 6, Marche Silencieuse dans la foret de soignes, Brussels, Belgium
May 12, Inspirational Circle Eckhart Tolle teachings, Düsseldorf, Germany
May 26, Live-Now-Workshop mit Erik Thoma, Freiburg, Germany
June 9, Inspirational Circle Eckhart Tolle Teachings, Heerlen, The Netherlands
June 10, Stiltewandeling Miekes Boesj, Koningsbosch, The Netherlands
June 15, Introduction workshop, Salzburg, Austria
June 16, Spaziergang in Stille Sussanna’s Wintergarten, Timelkam, Austria
June 17, Workshop Leben im Hier und Jetzt, Neukirchen, Austria
July 14, Live-Now Workshop Eckhart Tolle Teachings, Karlsruhe, Germany
July 29, Spaziergang in Stille in Hörbranz, Austria
August 17, 18, 19 and 20 4-day Workshop Into the wild, 5Rhythms & ETT, Athens, Greece(cancelled)
September 8+9, Workshop Eckhart Tolle Teachings & Spaziergang im Stille, Bregenz, Austria
September 21, Leben im Hier und Jetzt Workshop, Timelkam, Austria
September 22, Leben im Hier und Jetzt Workshop, Munich, Germany
September 23, Leben im Hier und Jetzt Workshop, Karlsruhe, Germany
September 29, End of the Power Flour Journey and Return at De Waard van Kekerdom, Kekerdom, The Netherlands