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Welcome to the Company of Spirits / Welkom bij the Company of Spirits!

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Wendy and I am a past life therapist, award-winning author, dreamwork teacher and jewellery maker living in the Netherlands. I have had blogs on these different subjects but decided it made much more sense to create a blog to share my adventures on all the planes – the theme they all have in common is the … Continue reading Welcome to the Company of Spirits / Welkom bij the Company of Spirits!

Inspiration by Nature

I was cycling the other day and enjoying the display of spring flowers when it made me wonder: why do flowers make me so happy? Glorious dandelions, tender apple blossoms, delicate poppies – what is it about them that makes my heart sing? I studied them as I cycled past the wildflowers bordering the road and realized: they are Nature’s expressions of pure joy, ecstasy, … Continue reading Inspiration by Nature

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Letting go of the narcissistic parent and embracing the archetype of the true mother and father

There comes a time in the life of every person who has grown up with a narcissistic parent that they have to let go of the false mother or father. We need to see them as they really are and acknowledge we never had a real mother or father at all. We have to grieve the loss of what was really an illusion, heal our … Continue reading Letting go of the narcissistic parent and embracing the archetype of the true mother and father

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How do narcissists charm? A spiritual perspective

“To charm: The power or quality of delighting, attracting, or fascinating others.’’ Oxford English dictionary For the longest time, I have been wondering how narcissists manage to charm people so well. How is it that they can romance the birds from the trees, sing and talk us into a state of unrealistic bliss and make us believe we’re in heaven – until we wake up … Continue reading How do narcissists charm? A spiritual perspective

Close call with evil: a sociopath in the family

  “Evil” I always hesitate to use the word “evil”. What many people may call evil are actually just human emotions, traits and motivations: aggression, jealousy, greed, anger… These human traits and emotions we can address and learn how to deal with. We can learn from them, transform them and bring their root causes to a higher level. Cold When I use the word “evil,”, … Continue reading Close call with evil: a sociopath in the family

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Hidden abuse

Imagine: you’re living your life from the assumption you’re operating from free will. That you create your life yourself. That any and all obstacles on your path have manifested from being not strong enough, not determined enough, not clever or cute enough. So every time you encounter one, you try harder. Invisible barrier And you accomplish a lot, but still you keep having this nagging … Continue reading Hidden abuse

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Verborgen misbruik

Stel je eens voor: je leeft je hele leven in de veronderstelling dat je volledig opereert uit vrije wil. Dat je zelf je leven vorm geeft en creëert. Dat alle obstakels op je weg ontstaan uit het feit dat je niet sterk genoeg, niet doortastend genoeg, niet slim of leuk genoeg bent. Dus doe je elke keer dat je iets wilt bereiken nog harder je … Continue reading Verborgen misbruik

The essence of beauty (happy holidays!)

Once again, I was inspired to write a blog post because of a post by Brad of Writing to Freedom: on beauty and how beauty feeds the soul. I remember lives as an elemental fairy-like being in which beauty was my nourishment. The beauty of Nature, of colour, of texture, of sound and song, of words… they were all food to me. The light of … Continue reading The essence of beauty (happy holidays!)

Post-traumatic stress disorder – a limiting label?

Labels I don’t like labels. They explain little and stop us from thinking, exploring and understanding. They are like little boxes we put ourselves, others, and issues in. Still, sometimes we need labels in order to create shortcuts in conversation or explanation. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is such a label. Belated symptoms I see a lot of therapy clients who suffer from symptoms one … Continue reading Post-traumatic stress disorder – a limiting label?

Een andere kijk op gidsen en begeleiders

Kunnen je gidsen of begeleiders je eigen vorige levens zijn? Naar aanleiding van een lezersvraag is er een nieuw artikel verschenen op mijn website: een andere kijk op gidsen en begeleiders. Veel leesplezier! © drs. Wendy Gillissen 2018 Het is niet toegestaan (delen van) het artikel over te nemen zonder toestemming van de auteur. Delen via de social media knoppen van deze site natuurlijk wel, … Continue reading Een andere kijk op gidsen en begeleiders