On 21 May we departed from Tuningen, below Stuttgart, Germany, at 6:15 to strike the AutoBahn. 2 Youngsters were dropped at Montaubur Railway Station and we passed the Dutch border before 11 o'clock doing about 600 kilometers. "The Dutch really happens right now!" and Karoen and Hannah received us at the entrance of a "dauwtrapmarkt" - a dutch cultural label that sounds as nature, early morning, bare foot and a gathering to offer alternative ways of living together. This all arranged by a boy of 17 who grasped the idea of Arun Gandhi driving close by that morning to pop up for an hour the exchange his legacy from Mahatma Gandhi, his bloodrelative via his Father. The picture shows the warmth of the TIPI where Arun lectures his legacy and answers questions from children and some parents.
In the meantime the driver, European Host Steve Engelking relaxes and has a dialogue with a dutch lady who crossed the world by having lived "Down Under", Australia and New Sealand.
surprise visit in an Ashram close by in Loenen near Apeldoorn ! (?)
The host at the Ashram showed us some particular grounds for having this Ashram which idea has its roots in India and Africa.
We had a drink there to physically reach the next station: Utrecht.
The Welcome-party for Arun was in a Peace Activist "Barack" were about 35 visitors listened to Aruns Story. We had a nice sphere and endeepened exercises digested various sentiments. A good dinner was offered and nurtured our tested bodies.here dutch stories from that gathering are told ...
We had reception in a HayLoft in Bunnik with Jan Gieszen, the basic host that facilitated a home for Arun and Steve (and me too). A very good area for a night rest.
22 mei :: Den Haag
Among International Organisations in The Hague
We were hosted by Menno Ettinga who told about the several organisations in one building. This event was a good initiation to some of them to work together in this "sudden" project. It resulted at the end in a cultural meeting with many youngsters / students.
A team of RTL Boulevard was scheduled to have an interview which was later broadcasted on the telly. They also put in some historic pictures of Mahatma entertaining and informing the people in the country.Then Arun and Cees were invited to visit the Ambassador who just entered this country for 2 weeks. It was a great excitement to sit on a couch and see Arun on the other side were his grandfather was in a great mirror : a great peinting just above my head ("what an honor! and a link to spiritual acts from a peoples archfather ...")
After the meeting with the Indian ambassador we entered a Hotel where the Fun X team interviewed Arun into local internet TV stations.
Transvaal in Julianachurch
In Transvaal the Surinam Indians reside as the greatest community for them in Europe. They are related to the Transvaal area in Africa too where Indian People were labouring mines etc. and peoples housekeepings.
The roof stroke my mind because it was similar to a logo i once designed with just square and circles. Here it also has lightflames in its design and it was enlightened by 9 windows at the South Sunny Side.
In the gathering with the people here historic facts were discussed by people. Here Arun used his voice (in deeply respected wisdom) to suggest the acceptance of what once happened and affirm oneself into the now, seeing for the better approach together.
Walk to the Mahatma Gandhi Monument
A co-major from the Hague with foreign backgrounds (as Obama in the States) guided Arun to the Monument Playa.
Arun is impressed by the profound memory inside the credo of Mahatma - a man who enlived his mission in an era that also could yet pass this acts into the worlds headlines. Can give a thought to quite some "positions nowadays", i suppose (ref. European Elections in the Netherlands right now expressed in figures at 5 may 2009 into the rest of Europe that follows in the timeline scheduled).
Our event organiser Gerdien Kapma represents the wind with her curly hair in the blasting wind on a sunny day. She worked hard to get 3 events in the tours tight schedule, all closing by Martiens attuning skills. She got the Transvaal people in the church and some of them joined in the walk ... tributing Mahatma's effort and achievements.
The ambassador surprised us by joining the celebration where grandson Arun met his Grandfater in the Governmental City of the Netherlands.
At a moment listening to the sphere i myself could not resist the opportunity to speak to the Ambassador with all people gathered. I placed some balloons on the photo that sort of identifies some partakers and emphasizes a sphere - where i guess it is all about. (men and women fusing their talents at large!)
Of course Arun joined the speakers and got all attention.
In those gatherings young ones join to announce ongoing actions into the peace that glores at the horizon (!). A peacewalk is announced that may be joined by many inspired ones through all generations that form the -global affected- community.
Also the ambassador had a sort of public maiden speech addressing his mission in international affairs.
The walk was ongoing to a next gathering ... I had i walktalk with an international manager in peacemaking affairs. She, Marloes, mentioned 6 tenets of Martin Luther King where one of them was focus for a personal investigation for her puzzling research. I invited her to an endeepening talk on that in order to attune some energetic aspects that enrol complex situations - that also can be outrolled.
Nutshuis, Den Haag
Some international hosts were here that spoke on the issue at stage. Arun gave antoher lecture and each time i was again listening to similar stories expressed from such a great warm civilized person.A surprising stage was entertaining the people in a setting that was fitting in this very day. I was told the script for the play was created in about a week before this date. It must have been an inside knowledged man/crew in the achievements of "the Gandhis".
We see how a Mahatma-lookalike has a wooden stick that bounced some times in order to insert wise words into the peoples bodyminds. The people seem to strive for being in power.
The oldies of the crew got out of energy and were longing for a good night. Menno offered his house as a good place for a night. In the morning a photographer, Daan, joined us for the saturday ride and escorting us with some information on the area of the procvinces South Holland (oil and chemical industrial area Pernis) and Sealand (dikes and tunnels).
23 mei de zeelandroute ...
Here i entered a point at the coast where i had to phone my partner, Janneke. At the same time it seemed an iron pillar came together with a modern mill in the sea. "What a benchmark" i thought, i have to share this with my buddies in the Waternet Foundation in Amsterdam.
StrandHuis 25 gave space for a leisure break that also was a short interval to talk with some local, including professional, people.
Cadzand and the PeaceFlame initiative
In stead of passing on to Antwerpen (which was cancelled due to lack of visitors in this weekend with Ascension Day) Gerdien surprised us with a gathering around the PeaceFlame. This monument is attuned with similar initiatives from local people all around the world, the globe, our beloved planet.The peaceflame monument is a gathering place for peole who are inspired to work together into the better attuned world where altruïsm prefers before (dominates) competition. Here is the link.
Belgium hides Dutch Entrepreneur
A Dutch entrepreneur who designed a city all running on solar energy and earth warmth invited us to illustrate new technology and ways to achieve peace and ignitement for individual talents to share among the people. He mainly re-instals the tree as a basic material for Banking (!) . Crisis what crisis :: get the idea on what wood represents: well ... just match this to the PeaceFlame monument and its story of Air, Earth, Water and Fire ... . I even got inspired to mesh this knowledge in a new dispensation for the week ... the kweek (a week of 9 days) which gives a better amplitude for the whole of working and learning and relating to one another getting involved in various aspects of the whole life (!) and family affair as a fundament for practising speak, articulation and dialectics.
The natural form within the chairs at Frans' Place were very energetic to my physical form. And it even energized me to do the dishes that night at 3 , not a particularly social act that comforted Aruns nightrest (well, why was his door open?) Later on we could agree it was all part of this game of entertaining new aspects in life. We had great fun and smiles to that odd situation.
The morning breakfast with Frans and Jacques filled our nurturing desires and fruit was given for the way to Amsterdam via Bunnik, the Hayloft at Jans Place. Here a nice poem of Gerrit Vennema was recited, as a thanksgiving for this great European act of Arun and Steve at his side.
Amsterdam bij WesterLiefde
In Amsterdam a youth panel interviewed Arun for a take by the YouthJournal, which is part of the regular day on National TV. (I didnot see it yet, althought it may be clipped).
Several interviews were happening as here by Koorddanser, Ewald Wagenaar.
Saskia Beugel and the creative team of the Rishis took over with a tight arranged gathering in Westerliefde. About 40 visitors were lectured by Arun and seemed quite amused and interested in his visions as teachings. Ode magazine was informed on the map that further guided Tijn Touner for more endeepening interview which is said to be launched in the september/october edition. Ode magazine -a Dutch enterprise from Jurrian Kamp and associates (formerly Eckart Wintzen, who passed on March 21, 2008 in France)- is also working in San Fransisco where the English edition is marchandised.
Enduring the bilateral contacts were initiated and cards were handed over in order to proceed the mission in several active networks.
Steve, Aruns Guard, was not amused not knowing where Tijn took Arun for an interview ... i helped him a little bit to facilitate his hunt. When he gave up, Arun popped up out of the bushes with Tijn and a lady. We finished off the journey and Steve went with Arun to a Hotel to put him on the Plane at Schiphol Airport next morning.
deeply impressed by the many and the precious,
(next picture is about all except the one hiding some profound natural elements)
Dutch World Citizen Pioneering Pre-Cosmic Consciousness Business