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Life and Work in the Rhythm of the Seasons: April
April 7, 2022 at 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm CEST
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Louis Bijl de Vroe and Simon Ohler (that’s us) are philosophers and brothers in spirit. We are the founders of Spiritual Mischief, a podcast that combines culture, comedy, and ancient wisdom. In this salon series, we offer you a peek into our studies. Based on the I Ching, the Dao De Jing, and the work of Jaap Voigt, we show you how to synchronize your life and work with the natural flow of the seasons.
Every month has its own quality of energy, and in every salon, we will discuss the coming month. This month, April: What should you bring into the world?
The last years were the “years of bad years”, for many of us for the first time in history. 2020, 2021, 2022 … for various (terrible) reasons, they won’t go down in history like the “Summer of 69”.
But what if it was possible to have a really good year, without having to conjure up a miracle? What if the miracle is around us and inside us anyway?
Our (western) society has created a rhythm that is based on the idea that it should always be spring or summer. This doctrine of unending growth has many detrimental effects. In our culture, stillness has been eliminated and we’ve become burnt-out.
Nature teaches us that after every period of growth, a time of rest and stillness is necessary. After summer, fall and winter come, for good reason! After every breath in, the out-breath is one of relaxation and in stillness, we build up new energy. After winter, must come spring.
Since we as humans are a part of nature, we are also part of the seasons; you could say the seasons live through us. If we let go and allow this to happen, we get the chance to live truthfully, creatively, from the inside out.
The two of us have studied and lived by this consistently for over a year now. And look! Now we are here, offering you an Interintellect salon, because we are more creative now! Seriously, we’ve learned a great deal and this has helped us live our lives much more freely, flowy (and flowery!).
Let us show you how to do that.
A note to the international community: We are Dutch and German, respectively, and our studies are based on the Northern-European seasons. Our work will resonate with people from all similar climates. If you are from a different climate region in the world, you may also draw from our work, but it might be more informative than experiential for you.
Life and Work in the Rhythm of the Seasons is a monthly series. We want to be of service to you, to regularly get (back) into sync with nature and the energy of the current season every month. You can feel free to skip iterations, but since this is about flow, we encourage continuous attendance.
- Leven en werken in het ritme van de seizoenen by Jaap Voigt (NL only!)