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The Power of Connection through the Wisdom of our Bodies

What if we’re completely wrong when we assume our immune system has to defend us? Maybe it is an organ of discernment and recognition. 

 

The image above shows us one of the cards from the ChancesToChange board game. When you draw this card, you are invited as a participant to first share what speaks to you or inspires you in the painting. You then read the text and reflect on the question – how it feels to be together and how it feels to be alone.

Today we are using this card as a metaphor for the way our body, and more specifically our immune system, interacts with the outside world. In fact, there is scientific research that shows the importance of micro-organisms in the evolution of all ecosystems, and therefore also in the evolution of humans. This is our topic for the day and we would love to start a conversation about our immune system.

These pioneering studies raise new questions:

What if we have been wrong for so long?

What if our immune system does not serve to defend us against everything foreign to our bodies. Is it rather a way for us to connect with other parts within the larger ecosystem of the earth and all life on it?

Just looking at the painting, it appears to be a representation of how the cells of our immune system interact with other cells. There is a specific interaction in the middle where information is exchanged and DNA is affected. This is also what these pioneering studies show, that ecosystems evolve by exchanging information.

If this is the case, the text on the card is completely accurate. Our immune system acts with recognition and discernment. Relationships with micro-organisms also appear to be an essential ingredient in the development of who and what I am and who and what I become.

Re-reading the text on the card, you might experience a deep respect for the inherent wisdom of your body, remembering that your body loves you unconditionally. If you are willing to really listen to your body, then a deep connection occurs naturally and you know that everything is connected to everything else, and through that connection a capacity for deep healing becomes available.

It is so fascinating to allow this wisdom of our body to infect our personality. What if we do not have to defend ourselves against people who think differently to us? What if we can choose not to go into polarity? We will then continue to feel the power of connection and create new possibilities together. We know that in essence we actually want the same thing, we simply choose different paths.

In acknowledging your self and the other, you become aware of what it takes to express the truth of who and what you are through relationships. You recognise a deep knowing within you that everything and everyone comes from the same source, regardless of how you define that source – separation is no longer an option!

with love and care,

Elaine and Veerle

Veerle De Bock: Each day I add a bit more colour to the world, I colour within and outside of the lines as I take up different roles. My different roles are social entrepreneur, physician, coach, teacher, therapist and most of all facilitator of emerging possibilities

Elaine Mc Googan: I am a traveller, healer and organiser of admin things. I trained at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing Europe over a period of 6 years.  I am passionate about supporting my healing clients, exploring what it means to be in community, as well as supporting this amazing board game.

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How can we make Conscious Choices?

There is an ongoing, never-ending weaving happening between our true self and all the aspects of our human self. This kaleidoscope creates our reality.

It is often so hard for us to make a conscious choice. What does that mean to make a conscious choice?

For those of you who have played the C2C game, you will already be familiar with the steps that take us through the game, and for those of you who have yet to play, we felt that including all the steps would perhaps be too much information and detract from the unfolding story.  When you have the opportunity to play with one of our facilitators, the rhythm of the game will become clearer.

This is the story of a woman – let’s call her Anna – who has trouble choosing whether to move to a new house with her partner or to stay where she has been living and loves to live.

She’s all too aware of these opposing sides within herself:  one side absolutely doesn’t want to move and is afraid of losing her ground if she does. She experiences the new house as too open, unable to protect her.  Anna feels she will be disconnected from her family and friends if she lives there as she sees herself as someone who doesn’t easily create new relationships. On the other side is a part of her that looks forward to having a new adventure and exploring a new environment – this part loves to have new experiences and is excited about life.

To help her understand these opposite sides of herself, Anna agreed to play the ChancesToChange board game.

Two aspects, two blue cards

Anna’s first insight into her reserved side was through the painting on the card of ‘being’. It spoke to her of being ungrounded and yet feeling completely safe and at home. Something very precious was being held in her hands.

On reading the card, Anna was struck by the realisation that what she, Anna, is protecting is her true self – “it’s precious and I care for it” she said. As she sat with this awareness and the question offered by the card, she also realised :  “I want to be seen and I don’t want to be seen – I have both sides.”

In her next card – the card of ‘relationships’ – representing her adventurous aspect, Anna had the impression of an outwards expanding form and an inwards contracting form, holding a tender place in the middle.

Reading the card, what touched her most was the importance in relationships to first care for her own self and from that place move out into relationship.

We imagine that many of you can relate to Anna’s dilemma.  Let’s take a moment to sit with what is unfolding here.

The magic of listening to our human self

Our human self is made up of aspects which are constantly changing through experiencing. In our story, Anna presented two aspects of her human self. They received a place on the board in all their beauty and complexity. They were seen and acknowledged.

Only through completely accepting the two aspects were they able to reveal themselves and be willing to listen to, and receive, the true self. Our true self is the totality of who we are and who we become and is in constant connection with source. Her true self speaks to Anna through the cards of Being and Relationships.

The first exchange happened through the paintings. Already magic was happening: Anna realised that she can be present and at the same time be ungrounded and how important it is to her to protect her true self as something precious almost new born.

At the beginning both aspects seemed opposite in their expression, even the blue cards chosen were on opposite positions on the board: one in the green where you move into relationship with yourself and the other in the orange where you move into relationship with others.

The texts on the blue cards already allow both aspects to connect and appear less oppositional – a mingling happens almost effortlessly. Both cards talk about choices and both cards talk about the true self. The first card brings in the responsibility for the choices you make and the second card points out how important it is to make choices independent of the choices of the other. Remember how our story started with the difficulties of Anna to make a choice. The first card defines being as our capacity to own and honour our true self. The second card explains how in relationship we express our true self. In our story, Anna protects her true self as something very precious.

What further unfolds

Anna’s next insights came from diving more deeply into more of her self through the game which invited her to form a ‘how can I” question. She asked:  “How can I tend to my true self and allow the flow of my life to happen?” This provoked an aha moment and she exclaimed: “When I bring my energy into my relationships, I am pioneering.”

These insights further anchored both aspects of her human self into their own essence and beauty. They are both seen and embraced which gives them the strength to allow. The action of allowing might be the key for our human self to engage with our true self.

It becomes clearer how we are playing with an ongoing exchange between the human self and the true self as pictured in the triad. We might also consider the possibility that the ‘I am’ actually is our player.

She was invited by the game to deeply connect with the intelligent design of the body. What opened to her was: “I am willing to share my true self in relationships with others and I also need my own relationship with my true self.”

As the game continued, Anna listened to her inner being, to source within. She heard: “My only support is being here now. No more planning, only following the flow.”  The game offered her the statement: “In the silence I intuitively understand the overarching direction of my life”.

It is fascinating to observe how the board game invites the facilitator and the player both to listen, even to listen to the different aspects of the human self and to the true self.

Her body’s wisdom brings an extra flavour to our meeting with both aspects of her human self and her difficulties in making a choice. We begin to see how both aspects are facets of the true self – they don’t have separate true selves as they’re both facets of the same true self, a true self that resides in the middle of our game, the area of silence. 

We have a clearer picture here of the weaving that has happened in the silence to ground everything that has unfolded so far with our connection to source. Through the connection with her true self she becomes more aware of the direction of her life as it weaves the beautiful tapestry of all of who she is, including the different aspects of her human self. Nothing is discarded, everything is valuable – all beautiful facets of who she is.

Conclusion

Let’s go back to where we started this article with the question:  How do we make choices?

The triad of the aspects of our human self, the facets of our true self and the ‘I am’ ( that is the player) make up our inner tapestry.  Our human self is the part of us that takes care of what we need and want and uses thinking to accomplish these tasks. Our true self knows and trusts that our needs, wants and desires will be met. The ‘I am’ is the director, the result of the interplay between the human self and the true self, closely related to our soul and our intention. Every human being is represented through this triad and is a work in progress.

Our article starts with presenting different aspects of a human self (that is Anna’s story and dilemma). These aspects are seemingly contradictory and make contradictory choices. It is clear that the ‘who’ within ourselves making the choice is important.

Our choices will determine what we experience and the choices made through any aspect of our human self mostly bring us back to our history. We learn through recycling our childhood stories. Bringing awareness to how we choose is the definition of a conscious choice. Awareness allows us to see how our choices colour our experiences and how we can have new experiences when we make different choices which are more in kin with our multifaceted true self.

The ChancesToChange board game assists us in bringing awareness to the amazing complexity of our human self and all its aspects. Most of all, it invites us to embrace our human self on this amazing journey that is called embodied realisation where we include all of us – our human self, our true self, our ‘I am’ and our soul.

Through playing with the ChancesToChange board game we listen with an open heart. We welcome all that is with loving kindness and complete acceptance. We learn to be deeply patient and to allow.

Veerle De Bock: Each day I add a bit more colour to the world, I colour within and outside of the lines as I take up different roles. My different roles are social entrepreneur, physician, coach, teacher, therapist and most of all facilitator of emerging possibilities (full bio)

 

Elaine Mc Googan: I am a traveller, healer and organiser of admin things. I trained at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing Europe over a period of 6 years.  I am passionate about supporting my healing clients, exploring what it means to be in community, as well as supporting this amazing board game.

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The magic of one meeting with the ChancesToChange board game

How the actual vibrational state of a player is affected in a subtle way through imagination inspired by paintings and the sound of carefully chosen words.


We already know that magic happens as you play the board game – it functions as a ritual, assisting you to pass through specific aspects of your life. And we’ve been wondering what the mystery is that unfolds?

In this article we will follow two women who both played with the game; they played with a different version of the game on two consecutive days. The first woman played with the version for organisations and the second woman played with the full vibrational version. What happened in common to both is that they had the same blue card.

Let’s start by bringing them both in with the question “what’s here now”. They were then invited to blindly choose a blue card from the deck and share their reflections on the painting. When complete, we invited them to read the text of their blue card out loud followed by any reflections. Their turn was completed as always by asking them to check the matrix.

Let’s get started!

What’s here now

Our first player is dedicated and highly skilled. She loves the organisation she belongs to and at the same time feels she loses so much time in preparing and learning new skills that she doesn’t get to the things that really matter to her. The Coronavirus crisis at this moment offers enormous freedom to her and her colleagues; they need to reinvent how they do their jobs and set their own boundaries. Everything is available in this enormous library of life and which book is the one you need? She doesn’t perceive herself as a leader – she is a part of the greater whole and that requires a great deal of compromising with many needs and expectations.

What she brings to the game today is: “I lose my own voice in service of the ‘we’!”

The second player also connects to what’s here now for her. It is her experience at this moment that she still hesitates to stand in the light.

What she brings to the game is: “What is my fear to be in the light?”

Reflections on the painting

Both women blindly choose a blue card from the deck. They both receive card number 10.

The first woman comments on the painting of the card are: “I want to bring in my own colours which I can see at the right side of the painting, and there are strong algae like structures that are invading me. My own colours disappear.”

The second woman has a different perception: “I perceive cheerful colours, joy and fire. I discern three parts in the card which are inspiring each other; here and there I see how they gently touch each other. I see waves on the left side and there is white in it which I perceive as light. I feel mostly attracted to the blue in the middle which reminds me of the depth of my soul.”

Both women describe the same painting very differently. Whatever you perceive in the painting is true, it is your truth in this moment and is what matters to you, your experience in this moment. It can be different in another moment!  

Reading the text of the blue card out loud

Our first player is using the organisational version. This is what it says:

Her reflections are: “My organisation is in a process of fusing with other similar organisations and is losing its own lineage. There is no vision. I acknowledge the potential and the wisdom in my colleagues, I also witness how I listen, sense, align and learn and how in all of this I lose a piece of myself. I also realise how I always choose to work within a structure precisely to be safe, to be held. I don’t have enough structure on my own. It is hard for me not to have an authority offering me a structure. I miss a mother to hold me, to tell me it is all okay.“

The second player is playing with the full vibrational version of the board game. This is what it says:

Her reflections on the text are: “My family and ancestors had to be content with very little and they were. I receive more space, the ability to develop myself. I have struggled with simplicity and contentment. I perceive now how there is a mingling within me and an appreciation of simplicity and contentment related to my growing awareness. I have repaired the relationships within my lineage, I have freed the ancestral flow and I know I am held by my ancestral flow.”

The question at the bottom of the card – which stories do I rewrite – evokes something in her that touches her deeply. She shares: “I am not raised to be in the light and it is my nature to be shy.”

The coming to completion with the matrix 

Our players check the matrix. The matrix weaves the colours with where you land on the board. For the card lineage it is in the first phase of the green area, the phase of processing.

Our first player checks the matrix in the organisational version.

She shares with us: “I can access and use my spiritual lineage! It is such a joy to express myself and to speak out what I think and believe! When I honour my lineage, I bring in the fullness of my being.”

Our second player checks the matrix in the full vibration version.  

She is excited and suddenly exclaims: “It is a conditioning, I am already in the light. It is so normal!”

You can see how they both receive a further deepening on their journey with the game through the question in the matrix.

As you can see, we move through different levels of vibration while playing with these two women.

Different levels of vibration

Our starting question is always: “What’s here now?” What it actually does is ask you about your vibrational signature in this moment. It asks you what your experience is and with that come a variety of thoughts, sensations, emotions, feelings, eventually also ideas and concepts. These are all vibrations which paint your unique signature in this moment.

We know that the painting has a pallet of vibrations that is connected with the content of the card. When we invite you to reflect on the painting, you reflect on the vibrations that come to you on the level of your own imagination. You translate those vibrations into words.

When you see invasion that is what is important to you and will colour your experience. Invasion is always present in the card of lineage and an important facet of how we are with our lineage. And if you experience inspiration and gentle touch in the painting that is also true. The possibility of support and being held is always present in the card of lineage.

The texts of the blue cards have their own multilayered vibrations. They bring you a symphony of vibrational colours through words for you to explore and experience. Discern what resonates and let go what doesn’t.

Conclusion

Magic happens when you play with the ChancesToChange board game and it is all about vibrations. When you play the game, you start by bringing in your vibrational signature with the simple question: “What’s here now?”. 

When you start by choosing a blue card, you automatically connect to the consciousness of the game where we have all possible visions of the painting stored as superpositions in the quantum field.

When you are ready you turn the card and read the text out loud. Another multilayered level of sound vibrations reach you. Each text is woven with many different sources of wisdom and knowledge, all imprints in the collective essence.

All these vibrational experiences allow a mingling to happen with your own field, with your own vibrational signature. The process is completed and embodied through the matrix.

As we are playing in a quantum field, things are happening outside time and space as well. Both women received insight through what the other saw in the painting – both were affected by what the other perceived on different days!

The first woman noticed the richness and support and realised that her spiritual lineage was holding her, just as the second woman perceived her soul in the dark blue colour.

The second woman suddenly realised there is invasion through her conditioning and how that formed her reality, preventing her from going into the spotlight.

Something is really happening on the quantum level that feels like magic.

You are changed forever. You have a new experience and your soul converts that into consciousness which is added to your unique field.

If you want to experience your own vibrational signature and explore our board game, now is the perfect time. You can join us in our Awareness Marathon! We offer many opportunities to play with the ChancesToChange board game globally each Thursday and in open Guest rooms or scheduled meetings during the week.

ChancesToChange is a consciousness expressing itself in many different levels of vibration through a board game. There is an amazing fluidity in how you are invited to expand your vibrational spectrum while playing.

warm regards,

Veerle and Elaine

Veerle De Bock: Each day I add a bit more colour to the world, I colour within and outside of the lines as I take up different roles. My different roles are social entrepreneur, physician, coach, teacher, therapist and most of all facilitator of emerging possibilities (full bio)

Elaine Mc Googan: I am a traveller, healer and organiser of admin things. I trained at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing Europe over a period of 6 years.  I am passionate about supporting my healing clients, exploring what it means to be in community, as well as supporting this amazing board game.

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How can the ChancesToChange board game be of service to you?

We are listening to your unique experience and how you give meaning to what is happening. We are shapeshifting a field of fear into a flow of joy, ease and love.

These are special times. What is your current story? What is underneath the Coronavirus outbreak? What might really be happening? What is the essence of the Corona outbreak? Maybe it is the choice either to go for fear or to go for joy, ease and love; the choice to stay in survival mode or to go for new opportunities. 

Fear brings more fear and limitations on all levels of our being. Joy, ease and love create health and the possibility of new beginnings. 

What if we experience the Coronavirus outbreak as a flow where we can choose which forms with their related functions we create.

What will we cover in this article:

  • Experiencing the Coronavirus outbreak as a flow
  • The major players of the board game
  • What gives you strength and power in these times
  • The dance between our small self and our true self

Experiencing the Coronavirus outbreak as a flow

Flow, form and function is the movement in all of existence. If we are willing to consider the possibility that the Coronavirus outbreak is a flow of life force we open up to many possible choices with regard to the forms and functions that are able to unfold. We give our self the possibility to be responsive to what happens in our life and to live with ease and joy.

Yes there is the fear and yes there is the reality of people dying. It is important that we don’t underestimate the fear in the collective field, it is dense and sticky. It is invisible and contagious. Our small selves are very susceptible to fear. Each of us has his or her unique way in which our small self processes fear. Some of us experience panic attacks, some of us try to control, others stay calm and try to fix, analyse, rationalise. Some will become angry or blame. These are all survival modes related to, and triggered by, the field of fear.

There are a lot of ramifications caused by a collective field paralysed by fear or being governed by fear.  Fear has no power in itself, but when so many people, organisations and systems invest in fear, it becomes overwhelming. We are allowing fear to have authority over us, creating a loop of fear.

The only solution is to move our attention from fear-based choices towards our true self, aligning us to what really matters to us.

What is the underlying message of the outbreak, what is it bringing us? If we consider this outbreak as a flow of life force, we are able to see it as part of the intelligent design of the earth and all life on it and as part of our evolution. This is the very big picture and how does that look in our everyday life? What possibilities open up for us?

How can we with the ChancesToChange board game be of service?

The ChancesToChange board game creates a field where you are a long-awaited guest. We invite you to visit and play with us. We will completely welcome you.

Let’s start by looking at the major players in the board game and how they speak to you.

The major players in the board game

Let’s have a look at all the major players: 

Our body provides us, as a human being, with processes and symptoms related to our experience of what is happening to us and around us. This is absolutely true in this moment. Our hospitals and intensive care units are overloaded with patients needing assistance in their journey with the Coronavirus.

Stress has a negative effect on our immune system and fear is a huge stress factor. Joy on the other hand allows our body to access its inner healing capacity.

Our body is our most intimate partner in this adventure of being human. Our body partners with our soul. How do you listen to your body?

Our soul converts all our experiences into consciousness and is the bridge between us as spiritual beings and us as human beings. This bridge is our inner channel. Our soul has a script of those experiences it wants to have in this lifetime. You might consider the Coronavirus outbreak part of your soul’s script! 

Our experiences in life happen in the collective field, another major player.

The collective field is our playground and the memory of mankind. The imprints of fear in the field can cause us to endlessly repeat our old stories. At the same time we can experience the vastness and wholeness of the collective essence in the flow of the Coronavirus and allow this to support a unique new story for us as individuals and for the earth in general. How are you affected by this library of humanity?

The next player is our mind which arises through an interaction between the energy of the collective field, our body and our soul. In the board game there is no specific card for the mind and at the same time the mind is always present in the background as our mind processes all the information and energy that comes to us. Our mind is an amazing processor and if disconnected from our body and soul it can become quite a challenge to live our life to the fullest and cope with what is happening to us and around us. Especially in these times, we become a playball in the collective field, because our mind informs our personality. 

Our personality (= small self) is made up of aspects and facets which are constantly changing through experiencing. The Coronavirus outbreak and more precisely the fear-based choices affect the roles, titles and identifications our personality has gathered throughout our lives. The yellow card in the picture below shows us how our personality thinks, feels and acts.

How do you weave a colourful tapestry with these three facets in your life? Are thinking, feeling and doing supporting each other?

The game adds another major player to our life: silence. Silence is a place of rest and a moment of connection with our inner self. Each time we listen in the game we bring our awareness to our centre. We listen from within to source, our body and the collective field. The Coronavirus outbreak brings a great deal of silence back into our lives. 

We have described the six major players. This picture gives them all a place – our body (1), our soul and inner channel (2), our mind (3), the collective field (4), our personality (5) and silence (6) – and shows the interaction and ongoing exchange between all of them.

We return to the silence and we invite you to connect to your own inner being and gently ask yourself: “What gives me strength and power in these times?”

What gives you strength and power in these times? 

When we connect to our inner being, we automatically land in our inner channel. This channel grounds our soul into the earth and keeps our soul connected to the spiritual world to carry forth its purpose. This inner channel is also our intention. What is intention?

Intention is how we embrace the fullness of the offerings, tasks and challenges of our life as a human being. This also includes the challenges and offerings of the Coronavirus outbreak. Practically this unfolds through the fact that each facet of our personality has its own unique intention and there is a weaving between all these different intentions. Intention is how we bring the deepest truth of who and what we are and who and what we become into the world. 

Intention is an immeasurable and indescribable force that connects everything in the universe. The earth and all life on earth, every spiritual being and all our creations have an intention. How can you find your intention?

Each intention gives birth to a toroidal field (donut shaped) which holds our highest possible potential. As the picture shows, this toroidal field encompasses all the main players of this game: body, soul, collective field, mind, personality and silence. You can see visually how all that is related to your so-called human self – your body, mind, the collective field, your personality (=small self) – are held in this toroidal field. Your soul is the bridge between your human self and a much bigger part of the totality of your self.

The true self and the small self

The card of self refers to my true spiritual being and is the totality of who I am and who I become. My true self enables me to pioneer, to refresh and renew who I am in the world, what I do and how I think, feel and sense. It is my true self that can choose to turn my attention away from the field of fear. My personality is a smaller part of my true self and much more easily triggered through this field of fear. My personality is the part of me that will choose more easily for the role of victim.  

Conclusion

We always have the choice to align with our inner being and to move with grace and determination with whatever happens in our life or we can be governed by our small self’s programmes of fear and act upon those. It is a fine balance and all is welcome. We can have any experience we wish to have and afterwards return to what really matters to us.

We welcome all the major players in this board game which are also the major players in our day-to-day life. We know that our true self radiates light and love no matter what happens to us or around us; no matter which choices we make or do not make; regardless of where we bring our attention and regardless of how we are affected by the collective field or affect the collective field in turn. Our true self is always a continuously changing expression of our essence.

Please join us in our Awareness Marathon! We gently and lovingly share awareness and allow more perspectives and more choices.

An Awareness Marathon is where we invite each of us to breath and to connect with what really matters, with the truth of who we are and how we want to serve in this changing world! It is free and it is global!  It is joyful and it is contagious! We are ten facilitators ready to meet you in breakout rooms! Be welcome!

warme regards,

Veerle and Elaine

Veerle De Bock: Each day I add a bit more colour to the world, I colour within and outside of the lines as I take up different roles. My different roles are social entrepreneur, physician, coach, teacher, therapist and most of all facilitator of emerging possibilities (full bio)

Elaine Mc Googan: I am a traveller, healer and organiser of admin things. I trained at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing Europe over a period of 6 years.  I am passionate about supporting my healing clients, exploring what it means to be in community, as well as supporting this amazing board game.

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THE MANIFESTATION OF A WILDLY ORIGINAL BOARD GAME

You play with two dice and journey through a theory of everything to find your place in all of life and to discover how to live your life to the fullest.

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This is the story of how everything I have done in my life has coalesced into the creation of a platform for the emergence of the “ChancesToChange board game”. This game was birthed in December 2016.

  • Guest House Facilitation practice manifesting as a U wave.
  • A three-dimensional view of the Life Pulse.
  • Adding deep human aspects to the infinity symbol.
  • Flipping the orientation of the infinity symbol.
  • Theory U shape-shifts into an infinity symbol.
  • A specific colour code in alignment with the emerging knowledge.
  • A two-dimensional board emerges.

 

Guest House Facilitation practice manifesting as a U wave

Guest House Facilitation is a complex, interconnected and continuously changing practice, it is fluid and smart-flexible. It is a process of experiencing which can only be expressed in words afterwards. The Guest House Facilitation mission is to listen to all voices, even to the whispers.

The main ingredients of Guest House Facilitation are Theory U and the Life Pulse

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Theory U (top of the picture above) has been developed by Otto Scharmer and his team, it is a change management method where leaders move through a process of inner knowing and social innovation. Theory U is a framework indeed a method and also a way of being.

The Life Pulse (bottom left in the picture above) is a cosmic principle with different phases: stasis (red), contraction (green), stasis (red), expansion (blue). Stasis or pause is stillness and emptiness. It is an inward movement connecting with our inner being. Contraction is an outward movement where we enter into relationship with our personality. Expansion is an outward movement, where we enter into relationship with the collective field.

The first representations of the Life Pulse and the Theory U during our Guest House Facilitation gatherings were U forms with waves (picture above on the right).

The U process is what happens as Guest House Facilitation (GHF) unfolds. The U process transforms and shape-shifts GHF and vice versa. We create space for this fascinating and wonderful process through graciously bringing our attention to the cosmic principle of the Life Pulse.

 

A three-dimensional view of the Life Pulse 

Panarchy is the study of the interactions between economic growth and human development and how they depend on ecosystems and institutions.

In a step-by-step process by adding the ingredient of Panarchy to the Life Pulse, the Life Pulse naturally emerged as an infinity symbol (April 2016). Contraction (green) and expansion (blue) become loops and both meet in the middle where the phases of stasis (red) are superimposed.

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The emergence of the Life Pulse as an infinity symbol happened very quickly and from that moment on, the infinity symbol became an integral part of the Guest House Facilitation practice. We explore connectedness and individuality, resilience and vulnerability in relationship with the Life Pulse.

Adding deep human aspects to the infinity symbol

In August 2015, my deep love and appreciation for the physical body gave rise to the idea of creating a Body Tarot card deck to inspire others on their journey with their body. During the following months, a Body Tarot group was formed.

We are crafting a Body Tarot card deck of 120 cards (22 big arcana cards, 70 minor arcana cards and 28 court cards). The Body Tarot is a vehicle to allow a fuller expression of our true self through listening to our body.

The 22 cards (0-21) of the big arcana each represent an aspect of being human starting with the “Void” and comprising fascinating aspects like “Collective consciousness”, “Relationship”, “Community”, ending with “Cosmic Consciousness”.

Those 22 cards organise themselves as three waves of the infinity symbol shown in the picture below.

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These big arcana cards affect the Guest House Facilitation practice and are affected by GHF in return – cross-fertilization unfolds.

 

Flipping the orientation of the infinity symbol

Through the lived experience of the lemniscate within the practice of Guest House Facilitation the orientation naturally changed. The outward movement of contraction (green) flips to the left side and the outward movement of expansion (blue) flips to the right side. The inward movement of stasis (red) stays at the centre of the infinity symbol.

Flipped infinity symbol

In the course of Guest House Facilitation new elements are added onto the infinity symbol such as the difference between inner and outer potential, vulnerability as the other side of resilience and individuality balancing connection. All those seemingly opposite aspects are a continuum and need each other in order to keep the fluidity in the whole system.

 

Theory U shape-shifts into an infinity symbol

The U transforms into an infinity symbol as described on the picture below. The down part of the U makes a loop as does the upwards part and both meet in the middle in the area of presencing.

transforming the U

This is a huge revelation within the practice of GHF: each time we have finished a U, we come back to the centre and prepare for another ride. The centre is the presencing, the connection with source, with our essence.

 

Colours in alignment with the depth of the knowledge

Slowly a specific colour code emerged. The primary colours are blue, red and yellow. Blue is the colour given to the soul and spiritual family. Red is the colour used for the physical body and the earth. Yellow is the colour assigned to the collective field and our biological family. You can recognize all these colours on the left side of the picture below.

Colourcode CTC

Mixing up these colours give the other colours as can be seen on the picture above on the right.

Red and yellow give orange. Orange becomes the colour for expansion, for the outward movement into relationship with others. Our body (red) interacts with the collective field (yellow).

Blue and yellow give green. Green becomes the colour for contraction, for the outward movement into relationship with our personality. Our soul (blue) interacts with the collective consciousness (yellow).

Red and blue give purple. Purple represents the stasis, the silent mind through the intimate connection between our body (red) and soul (blue).

Magenta is red, blue and yellow or green, purple and orange. Magenta is the colour associated with mind.

This colour code is applied throughout all the graphic facilitation of the practice of Guest House Facilitation.

 

A two-dimensional board emerges

In December 2016, I was guided to intuitively craft a board game to play with my family on Christmas Day. My husband, our four children and their partners are my tribe and my most precious container on my journey to create the more beautiful world my heart knows is possible. I experienced a deep desire to celebrate their magnificence and find an easy way to transmit what makes me so full of joy and aliveness. The result was the first prototype of this board game.

Blue dots on board game

You might notice that the board has blue dots. These are the big arcana cards of the Body Tarot and as already explained these are all aspects of being human.

inifnity symbol boardThe infinity symbol simplifies into its current form in the board game, while still retaining all its content (from Theory U and Panarchy). The green and orange areas each have three different phases.

 

CONCLUSION

This is an integration of Theory U, the Life Pulse and Panarchy with a lived experience of the practice of Guest House Facilitation and seasoned with the big arcana cards of the Body Tarot. These cards are deep human aspects which we are normally not aware of.

The outcome is an amazingly simple board with all these levels of knowledge underneath and supported by the being of this game. This being is a living organism following universal laws.

This process of shape shifting and emerging reveals both the holographic and holistic aspects of the board game.

The board game received the name: ChancesToChange.

Are you curious and do you want to explore more about this fabulous board game? You can click here www.chancestochange.com/ChancesToChangegame

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Veerle De Bock Images_14 

I am a social entrepreneur, a change-maker, a physician, a healer, a facilitator, a trainer, a coach and an author. I shift and take on different roles. I spent nearly three decades of my life as a physician specializing in geriatric care, including a 21-year career as department head in an Antwerp regional hospital, until August 2012.

In 2003, I began my studies as an energy healer, teacher, process facilitator and supervisor at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Till 2014, I taught at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing Europe.

In 2010, Jim Rough trained me in the practice of Dynamic Facilitation, which I moulded through workshops and training sessions into a new integrative practice of facilitation which I call ‘Guest House Facilitation’.

In 2013, I wrote and self-published a book, Becoming What is Changing: Exposition, it is the first part of a trilogy. The book integrates a great deal of my experiences in the hospital with the elderly and our caregivers’ team. The aim is for each of us to allow the emergence of the kind of transformation into our lives and workplaces, so that we can create an environment where we and others are joyful, alive and continuously growing.

In 2012, I discovered the Art of Hosting community. I attended several workshops and had the opportunity to be on the hosting team of several gatherings in Zimbabwe, South Africa and France.

One of the cornerstones of my practice is Theory U designed by Otto Scharmer. I have followed the u.labs over the past two years.

In August 2015, my deep love and appreciation for the physical body gave rise to the idea to create a Body Tarot card deck to inspire others on their journey with their body. During the following months our Body Tarot group was formed.

Everything I have done in my life has coalesced into the creation of a platform for the emerging of the “ChancesToChange board game”, birthed in December 2016.