We are honored and delighted to hereby welcome the very first Guest Blogger in the history of the Child of The Earth movement. He calls himself Nico – Traveller of The Earth, and he is just about to set off on a world journey.
Nico will be blogging here at www.childoftheearth.org, and he will – in his own words – be doing this “quite frequently“.
Wonderful! We’re looking forward to take part of his adventures!!
Here below follows Nico’s very first blog post. Enjoy!
Episode 1: The Beginnings
I remember having this dream of going on a world trip more than 22 years ago, on my 30th birthday. Due to circumstances it didn’t happen at that time, but now, in the second half of 2015, everything just seems right.
When I heard at the start of July that I would lose my job at the end of the year, a flash of lightning thundered through my being; I knew instantly that this was the time, I knew the route I wanted to take and in my mind’s eye I got a whole list of things that needed to be done and organized to get there. It was a huge experience; it was liberating, breath-taking yet I never experienced such an inner space and yes towards existence. I think my boss must never have felt such an enthusiasm with one of her employees having to tell them that they would get fired…
All the elements just seem right: I don’t have any first-degree relatives anymore, I’m not in a relationship right now and the spiritual community around my Guru that I’ve been part of in the past 24+ years is more at a distance in this period (which means that I’m far less involved than I used to be in former years).
I’m actually a totally free man. Which is amazing to me, since I always had the urge to have everything clear and certain around me.
But now, I only know that I’m going on a world trip during the first half of 2016, but for after that I don’t have a clue what my life is going to be, not a clue. And strangely enough to me, it feels amazingly good and adventurous, I’m just so curious!
Of course I’m also feeling afraid and lonely sometimes, just the idea of doing this whole crazy thing on my own! Brrrrr!! And sometimes I’m thinking: oh my God, what did I get myself into, do I really want to do this? But a moment later I’m again thrilled by the opportunity that life is offering to me right now.
My name is Nico. I’m dutch, but I’ve been living in Ghent (Belgium) for the past 23 years. I have a handicap (cerebral palsy at the left side) which I got after a car accident when I was two years old. I can walk though, and I have the perfect use of my right arm. I’ve been working at the Ghent university library (“Book tower”) for over 11 years, which will soon be history.
In the last 4 to 5 years a lot of things started to feel strange to me, not fitting my life anymore. I’ve felt uncertain, increasingly uncomfortable and in a weird way unhappy with my life and what I was doing in it (besides a few new things that I did just for fun). It just didn’t feel ME any longer, it didn’t fit the inner urge that I felt in my heart of something I wanted to be, become and do, without knowing at all what that something was going to be.
And I still don’t know; I’ve had glimpses of it, but not more than that. The only thing that I know now is that I’m going on a world trip, starting January 10th 2016, and that I’m going to take you with me in my stories and in everything that I’m going to encounter. I invite you to enjoy the trip with me as my guests; be welcome.
Next time: more about my motivation and inspiration for this trip.
Nico – Traveller of The Earth