Archives for category: Society & Economy

Early-Winter

 

You haven’t heard from me in a long time through this channel. But now that autumn is in its ending phase, and life is slowly contracting, it is time to say goodbye & pay gratitude for what has been.

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transformational

 

Around the world people are unplugging from ‘the system’ and decide to follow their spirit of heart. They start to express their purpose through starting social enterprises, rediscovering the artist within themselves or start to do more charitable work. All in service for the whole. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dear friends, I would like to introduce you to two of the most inspiring girls I have recently met.  With their being, teachings & initiatives they are of major inspiration to humanity.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Recently I was asked by the organizational committee of the Veerstichting to talk in front of 700 students, politicians, scientists, business leaders and other influentials from all levels of Society to talk at their conference. Read the rest of this entry »

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Many forces are lined up to create that heart based society we’re talking about. An interesting report by ‘Share the World Resources’. Read the rest of this entry »

2013 must reads

 

We all feel it by know. Our new world is ready to take shape, manifested from a heart consciousness. Here are some must reads from the past year to get yourself and your business prepared for 2013.

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The so-called ‘We first’ Economy. It proclaims the inclusion of social and environmental aspects into our way of doing business and economy to be of crucial importance for our next era. However, from a consciousness perspective, defining ‘Me vs. We’ keeps the same origin of our old economy in place.

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It would be great to have a world where gift- and money economy exist side by side. A world with many different types of currencies, so you could always find the currency suitable for your needs, and money would only be considered one of many ways to exchange. Read the rest of this entry »

 
Like I said before, all of us want to give. Many people I encounter express their belief, support & enthusiasm about Giving is All we Have for which I’m very grateful.  Most of them ask the question: “What can I do to realize this world that you’re portraying?”

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Every now and then, I catch myself being distracted by the benefits of that ‘old way’ of doing things. Shouldn’t I just get a job like ‘normal’ people do? With security of income, a predictable career path and all? Sounds tempting.

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buy-nothing-new-month

 

Recently, the Buy Nothing New Campaign was introduced in the Netherlands. This campaign has the aim of making people aware of  their consumptive patterns. Check it out!

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We have reached 1001 likes! For this special occasion, I would like to share the insights with you that I’ve gathered over the past couple of months. They will help you playfully create our future and become a ‘consciousness warrior without a fight’ yourself!

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21st Century: Explore within, Manifest without

 

A new world firmly rooted in giving. Right. It might sound a bit too far-fetched for some. Some even say it’s overly idealistic. After all, how on earth would we ever be able to create such a world? Here are some quick insights for those willing to engage in an, actually kind of funny, game of world-change. Read the rest of this entry »

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Our monetary system bares some fundamental flaws that will eventually take care of its own collapse. It appears that we’re on the verge of the most radical financial innovation ever. Read the rest of this entry »

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At some point in time*, we were urged to live in the fragmented illusion of our minds. Living from this duality consciousness unfolded as a brilliant and major teaching for our souls. Read the rest of this entry »

Recently, I was interviewed about my ideas on a Gift Society for Vier Magazine. Once again with my partner in Giving Robbert Vesseur. ;-)
Check it out (both Dutch & english available)
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The Generation of Generousity. They’re taking up one of what I consider to be the coolest challenge in the world: raising the vibration of our planet to a next level of consciousness. Do you belong to generation G? Read the rest of this entry »

earthly tranformation - world is going free

 

Some interesting stuff is going on our humble little planet. I’m not talking 2012 Mayan prophecies here*, but about the earthly prelude to a fundamental transformative period that will unfold over the next period. Which might be sooner than you think. Read the rest of this entry »

 

A couple of months ago, I walked over a zebra crossing. A car stopped to let me cross the road. I gave the driver a smile and a cheerful nod of gratitude. But before I knew it, I was struck.

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In my last article I’ve explored the idea that our current systems & structures are a reflection to our historical state of consciousness.  Now that our consciousness is on the move, what effects will it have on these systems & structures?

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Every single day we get bombarded by news about the financial and economic crisis. What causes these crises? Our economic system?  Our banks?  Think again.

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Yesterday, I stumbled across this video on Sacred Economics, in which author Charles Eisenstein takes you along his ideas on money and a gift society. Be inspired to do things differently in only 12 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

 

We’ve entered an exciting transformative period in which the role of money in our society is being reconsidered. Did you know for instance that all over the world alternative currencies are popping up? No? Well, buckle up then!

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TEDxDordrecht - Giving is All we Have.

 

Great news! The 30th of March I’ll be speaking at the independently organised conference of TEDxDordrecht.

This years theme of TEDxDordrecht?

‘Being human, being the change’

Needless to say, I am very grateful that this opportunity has been given to me and hope to see you all at the conference.

Check them out at TEDxDordrecht!

Yours truly, Jeroen

http://www.idordt.nl/mens-zijn-de-verandering-zijn

Giving is All we Have - Lowlands 2012

 

Recently, the ‘Giving is All we Have’ team kicked off the first brainstorm session for Lowlands 2012. All with that insane goal of getting its 55.000 visitors to experience the joy & power of giving.

And I must say, some brilliant ideas came to fruition in a flow of creative energy! Big shout out goes to Marjon van der Velden, owner of www.mmousse.nl, for kickstarting the giving chain by making her inspirational yoga, art & whatever more space available to this greater good!

Things are looking vibrantly good. Stay tuned!

Meanhwile you can read about how it all started here.

 

Recently, I was interviewed for Volzin Magazine (Dutch magazine for purposeful living) along with two friends of mine about the Gift Economy. You can read the article here. I’ve translated it into English as well, if Dutch isn’t your cup of cake. ;-)

Download NL – De ziel moet terug in the economie
Download EN – Putting soul into the Economy

I would love to hear your reactions, ideas and opinions!

Yours truly, Jeroen

What if Money Would Represent Love

 

“I don’t feel that comfortable with what I am doing at work right now. I should be following my dreams! But how do I do that? …It looks like I’ll be stuck here for another while. …Maybe, just maybe, I’ll win the State Lottery next time!”

Take an honest look around you. A lot of us are trapped within a golden cage. From which only few are able to escape.

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Five Major Paradigm Shifts for 21st Century

 

Some feel we live in an awful period. A period of uncertainty and imbalance. Some are anxiously waiting for the storm to pass by. But we’ve reached a point of no return. And I must say;  I am very excited to live in this era. Not without fear, yet whole-heartedly embracing the unknown, our vulnerability and sheer endless possibility. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Do you believe you have control over the world around you? That the world is controllable causality? That you can simply isolate particular events to shape your future? Think again.

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How would you get 55.000 people at a festival to ‘Give’? We are looking for the wackiest, creative and most awe-inspiring ideas.  Join our team!

As you all know, it started out by giving away my ticket to Lowlands Festival in 2011 (check out this post). And things got out of hand because of this one small gift (yep, it’s contagious this ‘Giving’ thing). Now, for Lowlands 2012, we are pushing boundaries with an even more daunting goal of getting 55.000 people to ‘Give’ !

In the coming weeks we’ll gather a small team for creative concept- & proposition development, and ultimately execution at Lowlands 2012.

So send us your ideas at lowlands@givingisallwehave.com . The people with the most contagious ideas will be invited to join the team!

 

 

 

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Last night I came across this little excerpt on BBC News. About a trader, Alessio Rastani, on the economic crisis. Who makes a perfect example of how dealing with abstract numbers leads to immoral behavior. Of how money sets off a reward mechanism, identical to using cocaine, that will make you want more.

Ironically, the name Alessio in Ancient Greek means; “defender of mankind”. Ha. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

 

 

The past couple of days have been an amazing experience. Let me shortly recap what happened. Recently I had some profound insights and embraced a new philosophy of giving, which can (very shortly) be condensed to the following: Read the rest of this entry »