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.

Aspects of life

How Can You Create More ‘Market-ing’ by Doing Less?

How Can You Create More ‘Market-ing’ by Doing Less?


Dia1 Our answer is Guest House Facilitation! This new refreshing practice effortlessly gives rise to Market-ing with an abundance of offerings, tools and perspectives.


What is ‘Market-ing’?

When we were recently sitting with the question how to do marketing for Guest House Facilitation (GHF), something extraordinary happened! We suddenly realized that we were becoming what is changing, and marketing transformed into ‘Market-ing’.

We refocus marketing on one of its original definitions according to the dictionary: the act of buying or selling on a market. We shift marketing into ‘market-ing’.

We are each of us a market—everything is already present and nothing needs to be made different, changed or ameliorated. You are already perfect as you are. You only need to be reminded, need to be mirrored. Guest House Facilitation is your guide to your own market so that you can regain insight and access to your own abundance inside and outside.

This has some implications, which are astonishing.

  • Whether you are a participant or a host in GHF, you are all equal.
  • Your inner ‘Guest House’ is in fact a market where many different gifts are available.
  • The outer ‘Guest House’ has many tools; you decide which ones are useful for you in any moment.
  • There is no demand and no obligation in Guest House Facilitation; there is freedom to play with consciousness and energy.
  • You do not prepare Guest House Facilitation, you are doing less; you dance with what is in the moment now.
  • Nothing needs to be improved in you; you are perfect with your imperfections.
  • Guest House Facilitation is a navigation system towards abundance for everybody.



The metaphor of the resident, the reformer and the rebel

I use this metaphor to clarify the structure of GHF. This precious metaphor discerns different ways of being, and in truth we are each of us a combination of the three aspects. Depending on our circumstances, one of them will be more prominent. We need the different perspectives for our personal development.

Our resident resides in our inner box with fencings created by our beliefs, images and habitual ways of doing things. The resident will help us when the circumstances or events are overwhelming or confusing.

Our reformer continuously tries to improve our circumstances in the inner box.

Our rebel tries out new perspectives, new solutions for old problems. Our rebel leaves our inner boxes with the fencings made of our beliefs, images and patterns.

We now explain each role in the context of Guest House Facilitation.


1. The pioneers of GHF

The pioneers stand at the cradle of GHF. They are the rebels of our metaphor; they play with new consciousness. They are willing to jump into the unknown and be open for new perspectives, taking into account whatever is happening as contributions for this fascinating approach. They nourish and nurture the field of GHF, and they listen for new developments and insights.

As a rebel you hold space and facilitate a we, the people. You are ready to assist the group to grasp its potential, bring it into consciousness and act upon it. We, the people starts anywhere and continues everywhere.

The rebels come to the gatherings of hosts that are organized regularly in order to attend to this new emerging field of GHF.

How do the rebels present themselves in the market? They are not easily recognizable, they move and inspire other people, it is not about them, their names do not have to be known. It is their presence, the way they radiate, which makes the difference. The rebels are like Harmonizer Souls. Michael Newton, the regression hypnotherapist, learned a great deal about our souls through his groundbreaking research into the afterlife. He discerns a general category of Harmonizer Souls. He explains that incarnated Harmonizer Souls typically are souls who balance the energy of planetary events involving human relationships. They function on a larger scale in an attempt to diffuse negative energy.


2. The hosts of GHF

There are areas where we are the reformer, we are hosts in Guest Houses, and we try to hold space in order for the circumstances to ameliorate. The beauty is that we teach in order to be taught, we heal in order to be healed. Hosts are the reformers of our metaphor.

Hosts come to GHF trainings. They become part of a huge family of hosts that are spread over different countries. So far we have hosts in the US, Zimbabwe, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bali, the UK, Austria, and Japan.

Hosts can hold workshops as Guest Houses and apply a beautiful variety of technologies and tools available through GHF.

In our market, the hosts are the market vendors who sell all the different items. They hold space for you to discover, explore, learn, and most of all play. ‘Market-ing’ unfolds through the hosts inventing and adding their own specific tools to this amazing creative mix of GHF.

Sometimes hosts get inspired and start to do their own thing with flavours of GHF. There are endless possibilities.


3. The residents in GHF

Sometimes we are residents, we are participants in Guest Houses and we explore the fencings of our inner boxes within the safe container of these Guest Houses.

Anyone can be a participant, and everybody is welcome. There are no specific requirements. We are all human beings, and this is the only requirement for attending in a Guest House workshop. We all are spiritual beings, and we all come to achieve our soul’s purpose, to have our personal growth.

One of the major principles is how all your inner guests are welcome in our settings. As in Rumi’s poem, this can be a sorrow, a despair, an anger, an unwanted guest—yet they are all welcome. There is no enemy to conquer, all of you is welcome. We acknowledge how this very fact enables you to uncover your unique essence and gifts. The group being of GHF has specific features to assist each individual participant.

The group being creates a container through which a sacred space unfolds where awareness gently invites and inspires residents to experience deeper levels of ‘self’.

You are exploring the market, you are ‘market-ing’. You are ‘market-ing’ in the sense that you tune in and find which trained hosts (reformers) will be the perfect mix for your specific field of exploration.

The outer ‘Guest House’ is the magic coming together of the right people in the right space and the right moment. It is the richness of the mirroring through relationships, the contributions each participant offers, and the listening back and forth. The multiplicity of senses is available as in a marketplace.

The practice of GHF offers an abundance of specific tools and technologies at your disposal, and as in a market place, you walk around, you try, you listen and you decide for yourself what works and what does not work.





We are all equal partners in the fascinating inner and outer Guest Houses of this world, whether we are in this moment a rebel, a reformer or a resident—a pioneer, a host or a participant.

There is a ‘Market-ing’, an ongoing nourishment and nurturing, an abundance of colours, tastes, and perspectives allowing us to dance within the richness and endless possibilities of human relationships and human processes.

And as our title promises, this occurs by ‘doing less’. The secret is the space for the ‘Market-ing’ held by the group being. In this space, new consciousness can thrive.

We no longer need to do Marketing in the known ways. Marketing becomes ‘market-ing’ through Guest House Facilitation. We achieve a holistic marketing as the marketing guru Philip Kotler describes. This type of marketing emphasizes how everything that happens matters. We add the effortlessness through the art of the relationships between the participants, hosts and pioneers. We introduce the inner Guest Houses as integral parts of the outer mix of tools and techniques. We invite everybody to own responsibility for whatever happens to you and around you.

You can explore Guest House Facilitation and create your own experience or come and play with us at one of our scheduled events.

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July 12th, 2014


Veerle blog caminoVEERLE DE BOCK is a physician, healer, facilitator, trainer, coach and author of the trilogy, Becoming What is Changing. She spent nearly three decades of her life as a physician specializing in geriatric care, including a 21-year career as department head in an Antwerp regional hospital. In 2003, she began her study as an energetic healer, teacher, process facilitator and supervisor at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and since 2007 has been leading many other trainees to master these same skills. In 2010 she was trained in the practice of Dynamic Facilitation by Jim Rough, which she now incorporates into her workshops and training sessions. In 2012 she decided to devote her work exclusively to writing, facilitation and coaching. That same year, she devised a new integrative practice of facilitation she calls ‘Guest House Facilitation’, that helps teams learn how to listen and utilise both the inner and outer processes within their organisation, to see it as a dynamic and living organism, and to reconnect to its intrinsic purpose and intention. Her book, Becoming What is Changing: Exposition, is the first part of a trilogy aimed at managers, team leaders and responsible employees who wish to bring this kind of transformation into the workplace, so they can create an environment where people are happy, satisfied and continuously growing.


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