|Posted on January 31, 2021 at 3:10 AM|
In this week’s blog (1st of February – 8th of February) we will interview Natalie Daal and Haydee Hermans; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind joint book presentation on the 16th of February from 7.00 – 9.00 pm via Zoom presenting “Presence, Bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges, by Amy Cuddy; we will invite you to one of our next Personal Journey’s “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” for the 20th of February and we will share some motivational 1-minute videos. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.
Golden Village, a spiritual platform to connect, align and create impactfull changes
Natalie Daal and Haydee Hermans, as Influencers, dear friends and colleagues we have already interviewed both you in the past. Last week we interviewed Phyllis van den Hout, the 3rd person part of Golden Village initiative. Let us start with you Natalie (founder of Golden Village), we have interviewed you in June 2018 and July 2019. Can you tell us what you are doing of late and also share with us as you are the founder of Golden Village something more of this initiative?
The last time you interviewed me, I shared that I was pondering a new direction, a new venture in my life’s journey. I was planning to move away from the day-to-day tasks at “Klimop”, the afterschool educational institution I started and move on to a more executive, supervisory task. In 2019 I hired someone that I am now coaching to manage “Klimop”. I am still underway to free myself completely from the day-to-day tasks of “Klimop”, but that also has opened up time and space to discover my new direction in my life’s journey. And I have found it.
I have had this “urge” for some time now that I needed to change the course in the type of work that I do. And as my passion is spirituality and I had this “drive” originating deep from my heart, to do this work. As I was pondering, we got the COVID pandemic in March/April 2020 that had so many consequences for us. We were running two locations at the same time and from April till July, we hardly had any children attending our schools, meaning we hardly had any income. This while we still had to pay our fixed costs for the locations that we were using.
What is this epiphany exactly, this BIG-AHA-moment?
Because of my habit to continue to do my personal spiritual work, I got this epiphany, to try out a spiritual center at this venue. One of the venue I was renting was adequate for this purpose and because of all the work I do spiritually, I got nudged into this and I decided to just try it out.
Because of the economic consequences of the pandemic, there are so many light workers in the same situation more or less as I am. They have less income while they still have their fixed costs for the lease of the locations that they need to do their work. So we started with this concept to offer a joint location where light workers can rent a part or certain hours of our location for less costs. We named it “Golden Village” and it is based on a cost-sharing concept like electricity, water, the internet, telephone etc....where we share space at our venue for all those that want to offer coaching, massage, healing sessions, workshops, we also have a Physician and what have you more in the spiritual sphere and this is offered at affordable costs. This of course also makes the whole venue more affordable for me.
What is the concept all about?
We offer first and foremost a location that they can rent partially. The venue was too big for me to make full use of it. And these days it is a challenge to rent a place all by yourself to offer massage, yoga, ..etc..so I thought “Why not join forces and by doing that making it possible for all involved to rent a space for only certain time slots for a meeting or space partially for massages or coaching sessions for children and their parents, workshops, coaching, yoga, meditation, massage, basically all areas related to spirituality”.
By doing just that, this is a win-win and it becomes affordable for all of us. Coincidentally Phyllis was starting with her P#MP, so we joint forces and after that I involved Haydee. Haydee and myself were offering business coaching services to entrepreneurs and I know Haydee for quite some time now, but of late both of us are so synchronized with one another and she also decided to join forces at Golden Village. So basically we are offering space for rent to people in need of space for their spiritual and personal development activities. But Golden Village is also a village where providers of different spiritual services, light workers are brought together for healing purposes based on a holistic approach. Comparable to the saying: “It takes a village to educate a child”, in Golden Village we say: “It takes a village to heal people, be it either children or adults, but mostly adults”. In this we don’t exclusively offer these services to locals, but we also want to offer this to people from abroad as an tourist attraction for those that are looking for healing. We are actively making an inventarization of all those involved. This because we want to offer in a special link on our website spiritual services, all the contact-info and necessary information for seekers that are interested and looking for healing-services.
What kind of activities do you organize at Golden Village?
On the first Monday of the month some of us, women, will come together and have discussions on spiritual subject matters. Furthermore in the beginning of March we will have our first big event called “Feminine Quest”. We will start on the 5th of March we will have the opening with a key note speaker, followed by workshops on the 6th (a Saturday) and the 7th of March (a Sunday), that will be facilitated by different facilitators. On March the 8th we will celebrate the International Women’s day.
Great initiative, basically you are connecting dots, aligning efforts and creating impactful changes, right?
That is exactly what we want to accomplish. By joining forces we can have a even greater impact on the collective consciousness.
Haydee we interviewed you way back in December 2017. Haydee can you tell us what you have been doing since December 2017 and tell us some more about “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?”.
Well, I’ve went through so many changes, that I don’t even recall the kind the person that I used to be. But anyway I decided to join the Share2Uplift movement after I left my job at a local bank. It was May 2016 and I started Soul Garden Curacao. I was always driven to help other people and I was always looking to be in nature, so I started helping people as I worked from my garden at my home. I became a John Maxwell certified coach since 2012 and started discussing self help books and books of John Maxwell in Master Mind groups. With a friend, Sherlyne Eisden, I started presenting books at Mensing’s Caminada and at first started with paper in our hands, then we migrated to powerpoints presentations. We started with only a few people and later the numbers of people increased. I have done this for over 3 years and later got Ivan Kuster involved as a presenter. Later with Ivan we offered workshops together and in the meantime I started renting Soul Garden as a venue where people offered different types of activities, including once and while “high tea” events. I studied Temple Index of Functional Fluency (T.I.F.F.) where one learns how to measure the effectiveness of a person’s behavior, but most of all I went through a big personal transformation as I was involved in so many different things, like book presentations, workshops, individual One-on-One coachingsessions with different coaches as a coachee and while going through this journey, I released the old beliefs, emotions and behaviors that became less useful for me.
How did you got involved with focusing on “emotions”?
I have been presenting workshops at Mensing's caminda and during one of these workshop, where I was presenting the book titled “Dodging the Energy Vampires” there was a full house and we, Ivan and I, became aware that we were discussing the problems and not addressing the solutions. There this idea originated to offer a “tailor made experiential personal journey on the emotions” for every individual attendee. By the end of 2018 and the beginning of 201, O’dennis Daal, Ivan Kuster and myself, decided to team up and there is where “Emoshon kiko eta? Ki efekto e tin?” started.
In this journey for the attendees of the Personal Journey’s we focus on the mastery of their emotions, their intentionality, their energy and their intuition. We launched it on the 5th October 2019.
In 2016 I also rolled out “Sister Power Foundation” together with 3 other ladies. We started with 10 people at our first event in January 2017, from that moment on, we gradually have grown. Organizing activities every third week of the month for women only, charging Ang 10,- per person. There were times the attendance was almost 80 people, as we were always able to present an interesting speaker. Later we scaled the maximum number of attendees down to 50, due to the logistics to make the essence accessible for all attendees.
My transformation was also fueled by reading hundreds of books, attending numerous workshops and seminars locally and abroad. Implementing, what I learned and putting into practice was the key to my transformation. This made me change my perspective on life, especially the books addressing emotions. In 2020 as part of my own personal journey with a never ending curiosity, I started a yearlong training presented by Ilse Daal called “Emotie in beweging” that will end in February 2021. At first I thought I was reasonably clear and clean in terms of my energy and emotions. But during the training, I became aware of different trauma’s and pains that I still had, that were hiding somewhere in my subconscious mind. By going through this training I was able to clear some these emotions. Furthermore, as a trainer of the Personal Journey’s (we are facilitating the 7th group that vary between 3 to max 5 attendees), I also learned a lot. Lots of people are un aware of the relationship that exists between emotions and spirituality. I have learned to apply what we were teaching in my own life, especially with regards to my emotions and my spirituality. And this makes me feel very confident.
Seeing people transform from a person that does not know themselves so much to a more joyful, peaceful, whole and confident person and more aware of their purpose and the meaning of life is the reason I do it all. Such a fulfilling feeling to take people on this journey.
Haydee can you also tell us why you joined Golden Village?
I am a strong believer in spirituality and I got this urge or call with the message that those involved in spirituality needed to join together, so that jointly we can leverage a bigger change. With this in mind I decided to join Natalie and Phyllis. There is also another reason, Soul Garden this year is turning 5 years old and since January 2020, I felt like I needed to move Soul Garden away from my home. So Natalie’s Golden Village initiative came at exactly the right moment and I decided to move certain activities to Golden Village and gradually step by step started to stop working from my home and moving to an office away from my home.
This happened in October 2020. The idea is that Golden Village becomes a spiritual community where people can re-discover what they have inside themselves. It is like this metaphor, in Thailand where the Buddha was cemented and the cement broke off and the Gold beneath it became apparent. This is a great metaphor for what we want to achieve, remove the programming and the cover life has put on people and let their gold that is beneath it all to come to the surface. Golden Village consisted and still consists of a string of synchronicities between Natalie and myself. She would dream about something and I would see the design. This all took place with such a speed that in December 2020 when we decided to start with activities, we saw three “wara-wara’s” (these are the local version of “Eagles”, and as you know Eagles fly high) landed in the middle of the garden where we were having a meeting at that moment in Gaito. For us it was a sign that we needed to fly higher, as the higher we can soar, the more people we are able to help. This was the helicopter view that we will need to accomplish Golden Village. At last the things are all falling into place, my personal experience, knowledge and skills that are gradually becoming so much clearer to me.
What is it then that you have to do?
Bring all knowledge and experience gathered in the field of self-development, spiritual growth and healing together and be the transmutor, the catalyst and the helping hand for all to learn that joy, peace, love, growth and contribution, is what we all strive for. With this intention I provide tools, coaching, mentoring and healing through workshops and one on one sessions. Being the catalyst I also provide the next step people can take by referring to the customers to other healers or sessions. Being a connector I will be one of the magnets to bring all the practitioners in the holistic field to Golden Village so we all can help the customers in our own field of strengths and gifts. Especially now that I feel the urge that together we can do much more since it is not only one session with one person that does the miracle but it is a combination of various sessions that helps the customer to live their highest version and more joyful life.
What are you offering in the Golden Village?
I offer one on one coaching on emotions, energy, intention and intuition. Furthermore, I do mentor on Marketing from your Soul. Further I recruit renters for the Village so that they can offer their services. In March Ednellla will start to give messages at Golden Village once a week. And we hope to have at least 10 people renting Golden Village on a monthly basis to offer their services, since the 3 of us are very much aware that we can’t offer it all by ourselves.
On the long term the intention is to attract all the different spiritual areas. You name it, massages, coaching sessions for children and their parents, workshops, coaching, yoga, meditation, massage, Qigong, Mirror work, basically all areas related to spirituality. As there are different areas, rooms in the Village, all those involved can rent a room or time slot, which includes the outdoors to offer their services. The intention is, to eventually create a Golden Village community, so that Light workers, spiritual Warriors, Coaches, Seekers can join together and by doing this generate a greater force to create positive changes on the island.
The goal is to offer a spiritual platform where spiritual people can connect align and create a bigger impact on the collective consciousness on the island and therefore for the whole world.
Natalie, Phyllis and I form the right combination because each of us play our own role in the triangle we form. Natalie holding the helicopter view, being the manager of it all, bringing her spiritual experience, knowledge and connections to the table, Phyllis being a do-er keeps us on track and awake to the mission, goals and purpose we are going for, and I am the idea generator, the creator, the connector, the marketer and the one bringing my own experience of spiritual growth and my network gathered over the years to the one stop spiritual center of Curaçao.
One of the ideas we came up with is to start with the sessions twice a month called: “Spiritual Warrior Awareness”-program and we are now also “Feminine Quest” week-end, where women can connect, celebrate and gain knowledge of themselves as women, their femininity and trigger their so-called “Inner Goddess” within them.
Except for the Feminine Quest all other activities are for both man and woman because we believe that it is very important to engage man in spiritual growth also.
Can you tell us some more of this “womens”-weekend in March?
On the 5, 6, 7 and 8th of March we are organizing a “Feminine Quest” with some 8 speakers as Natalie pointed out. With my background as a marketing expert, I will have the task to market this event.
Can you give us the names of some of those speakers, faciliators during these days?
We will have Rudolf de Wit, Reina Joe, Dionne Christian, Gretna Provence, Elianne de Haseth to name a few.
Influencers of Curaçao collaborating
Golden Village is a platform that consists of enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated spiritual light workers, that decided to collaborate for the greater good. The initiative that is far bigger then the venue that they offer as they say that: “It takes a village to educate a child”, in Golden Village live by the saying that: “It takes a village to heal people, be it either children or adults, but mostly adults”.
By working together in at times wonderous ways and synchronistically, they are now manifesting their goal which is: “To offer a spiritual plaform where spiritual people can connect align and create a bigger impact on the collective consciousness on the island and therefore for the whole world”. For their collaborative attitude and for the impact they are aiming to enable, we dearly love and deeply respect Natalie Daal (founder), Haydee Hermans and Phyllis van den Hout all “Influencers” that we interviewed individually as Influencers and we consider them part of the 250 Influencers of the island representing the spiritual and business sector.
The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is to: “Identify 250 leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration by the end of 2021.” We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with collaborating with Miguel Goede on the virtual Vision 2030 platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.
As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.
Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.
We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Next MYM-platform session via Skype or Zoom
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 16th of February (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype or Zoom, where we will present “Presence, bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges”, by Amy Cuddy.
In this book Amy asks you if:
- You have ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over?
- Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation?
The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret.
By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives.
Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.
"Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious -- above all, truly powerful."-New York Times Book Review.
Date: 16th of February
Time: 7.00 – 9.00 pm.
Entrance fee: Free
Presenter: Ivan Kuster.
Every one of them will present one or two chapters of the book. So hope to greet you then.
Starting February the 20th from 9 – 11.40 am: New workshops in Papiamentu on Emotions
Gran majoría di nos komo ser humano, ta pasando diariamente den un fluho konstante di diferente pensamentu i emoshonan. Esaki ta konta mas aún awor ku nos ta den e gara di COVID-19. Emoshon ta nos kompas interno. No tin emoshon malu ni bon, emoshonan tei pa guía. Nos tin ku atende ku nan i no neglishá, reprimí ni suprimí nan, pa nan no kausa efektonan negativo despues ku ta inesperá. Emoshonan por ta un insentivo pa nos desarojá e potenshal inlimitá ku kada un di nos tin komo persona.
Nos ke yudabo den desarojá esaki, dor di ofresé bo un “personal journey” di 15 siman. Den e 15 simananan aki nos lo sinjabo:
• maestría di bo emoshonan;
• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;
• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;
• skucha bo intuishon mas mihó pa asina bo por ta mas kreativo i
• kon di laga loke bo a sinja bira un kustumber i transformabo komo persona.
Nos lo kuminsá Yanuari bèk.
Pa mas informashon i detajes di e suma ku ta kobra, tuma kontako ku un di e 3 fasilitadornan:
Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848
O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409
Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437
Personal Coaching tips
This week we will share some motivational 1-minute videos. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.
2. 1 Minute To Start You Day Right! - ONE MINUTE MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO - YouTube
3. GO FOR GOALS | Awesome One-minute Motivational Video - YouTube
4. PRESS | Amazing One-minute Motivational Video - YouTube
5. CHASE A DREAM | Amazing One-Minute Motivational Video - YouTube
6. DISCIPLINE | Best One-minute Motivational Video - YouTube