Chances to change

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.


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.

Chances to change


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.


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


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.


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.



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

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Thanks, Veerle


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.