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News from Nico – Traveller of The Earth: Episode 1, “The Beginnings”

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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


46 Responses to News from Nico – Traveller of The Earth: Episode 1, “The Beginnings”

  1. I’m so happy to have you in my heart and life. I wish you a beautiful journey.
    Love you sweetie….

  2. Alegra Jenkins says:

    Go Nico! Stepping into the unknown – wonderful – I look forward to meeting up with you somewhere in the world!

  3. Castagne Andree says:

    O Nico from the bottom of my heart i wish you just and only the best ! I am for the second time for 6 months in California, being alone a lot and this is life changing…
    I am sure that you will have a great time and i am so happy that you want to share this with us .
    Big Love Beloved Nico

    • Nico says:

      Your words warm my heart, beloved; sooo happy I’ve known you for so long already!!! And the show still goes on… ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Satori says:

    En-yoy Nico… H2H

  5. Cathy says:

    still no need for someone to carry your luggage?….Jealous!

  6. Hyon Eggink says:

    Geweldig dat je dit avontuur aangaat!
    Hoop dat het je veel mooie ervaringen oplevert.
    Veel geluk voor onderweg.
    Vriendelijke groetjes,

  7. Marion Knoop says:

    Lieve Nico,

    Ik ben trots op jou dat je dit avontuur aangaat en hoop dat het je veel plezier,mooie nieuwe ervaringen en geluk brengt .
    Ik zal je erg missen zielsmaatje maar ben blij voor jou.

    Liefs Marionneke.

  8. Lidy Nijhof says:

    Stoer wat je gaat ondernemen, laat mij maar rustig in Nederland blijven…
    Ben reuze benieuwd naar je ervaringen.Kan je allerlei ” moederlijke”raadgevingen vertellen, maar ja you still going strong-;)!
    Geniet van alles wat je ziet en fijn je avonturen te mogen meelezen en beleven.
    Take care, liefs,


  9. Yvonne Labrujere says:

    Ik wens je een reis om nooit te vergeten en een behouden thuiskomst lieve Nico.

  10. Jacques MISGUICH says:

    Merveilleuse initiative, Nico !
    Revoir le monde, les paysages, les musiques, les gens !
    Excellentes découvertes ! Nous allons te suivre sur ce blog
    Jacques en Provence

  11. Paul says:

    Lieve Nico,

    Wat een mooie uit t hart geschreven blog! En wat een stoer besluit. De wereld intrekken…. Misschien wel ontdekkingen over leven die anderen nimmer zullen doen. Het vooruitzicht op die rijkdom lijkt me opwindend. Maar ook de ontmoeting met jezelf als je werkelijk alleen doet, en volgens mij je zult nooit alleen zijn.
    Ik ga je volgen! Kus Paul

  12. Isabelle and Daniel says:

    You know that we have a room for you here. Ottawa is a delightful city and your other friend Marc will want you here, as we do. Please plan to stay with us. We’ll take you around! Just say when you will arrive…

    • Nico says:

      Great! Thanks you both!
      Ottawa is part of my travels; I’ll get back to you in pm about the details.
      Big lovvvvve!!!

  13. Barthold Kuijken en Michele De Loof says:

    We wensen je een heel goeie reis, en een heel boeiende, rijke tijd!
    Bart en Michèle

  14. Ron says:


    Wat geweldig moedig. Wij gaan je volgen en wensen je alle geluk op je quest. We hopen dat je vele antwoorden zult vinden.

    Ron en Emmy

  15. Lydia de Wit says:

    HOi Nico, goede reis met mooie avonturen en ontmoetingen en welkom terug straks als wereldburger.

  16. maya says:

    dear beloved nico, that day in paradise, where we met for the first time, where we walked each other blindfolded.. I fell in love together with you. what a beautiful journey it has been so far… my heart sings out loud to you, on your way you are. you go do your magic!! much love and awe to your brave heart, maya

    • Nico says:

      Wow, this touches my Heart deeply Maya! Thank you sooooo much!
      And yes, I remember that day in paradise… Now three years ago, or is it two?

  17. André Hadermann says:

    Om jaloers op te zijn !
    Het ga je goed Nico

  18. Anita Jonckheere says:

    Ik vind dit een fantastische onderneming Nico, en wens je alle vertrouwen toe op deze schitterende reis, geniet ervan!

  19. Hildegarde Meganck says:

    Dag Nico, zo’n boude plannen! Ik wenste dat ik zelf zo op avontuur zou trekken (wat houdt me tegen zeg je nu natuurlijk). Veel wonderbaarlijke dingen van allerlei aard en veel voorspoed gewenst.
    Nico rules!

  20. Marc Everaert says:

    Wij wensen je een zalig kerstfeest, een gelukkig nieuwjaar, een prachtige wereldreis en vooral een behouden thuiskomst.

  21. Sathya says:

    We gaan je volgen

  22. Trees Cremers says:

    Nico, je beschrijft zo mooi de wereld rondom jou en in jou.
    Wat kunnen we je zo goed aanvoelen.
    Wat een sharing.
    Dank je.

  23. Rick says:

    And so my reading begins, Nico. Great to meet you — and your open heart! — on the train to Vancouver. Happy Trails. I shall keep up with you via your “post cards.”

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