The law of cosmic forces

The law of cosmic forces

Nature follows the law of cosmic forces. It is slow, predictable, and dependable. When you sow corn in spring, you get corn in autumn and not wheat or barley. 

Day follows night and night follows day. These cyclical patterns can be relied upon and calculated. We may not know its definite purpose, but we can trust it.

Watching the nightly sky 

The rotational path of the planets, and their relation to each other have been the same for millions and billions of years. 

We know that ancient astronomers as far back as 10,000 B.C. and most likely before observed the night sky regularly, tracking the positions and movements of celestial bodies over time. They noted the wandering motion of certain objects against the background of fixed stars. The term “planet” itself comes from the Greek word for “wanderer.”

At first, these observations were made with the naked eye. Later handheld devices called astrolabes recorded time and established the exact positions of celestial objects.

Armillary spheres are models of celestial spheres, featuring rings. First used by Chinese astronomers around 400 B.C. they demonstrated the positions and motions of celestial objects and enabled detailed calculations.

Different cultures tracked different celestial bodies

Stonehenge: The Druids mainly tracked the cycle of the sun, especially the solstices, and the cycle of the moon.  The Full Moon nights were important dates used for gatherings and celebrations.

Mayan Observatories:  like El Caracol in Chichen Itza tracked the movements of the planets, particularly important was Venus. This tradition was shared with the Minoans, if coincidental or not is not clear. 

Babylonian Astronomy: used clay tablets and recorded their findings in cuneiform scripts.   This enabled them to make detailed observations and keep records of tracked positions. These records could be used to predict their future movements. Babylonian astronomers observed the circle of the animals, now known as the twelve constellations and houses.

    Greek Astronomy: Ptolemy’s geocentric model, while later replaced by the heliocentric model, accurately predicted planetary positions using a complex system of epicycles. Meton recorded that 19-solar years equal 235 lunations, the backbone of the lunisolar calendar. 

    The Ancient Greeks were also the first to observe Retrograde Motions. As the name suggests, planets seem to go periodically backwards in the sky. ‘Mercury retrograde’ is now fashionable on instagram, but clearly not a new concept. All planets enter retrograde phases, some short (Mercury takes 21 days and the next retrograde phase is 13th December to 2nd January 2024). Other long (Pluto is 5.5 months.) In 2024 Pluto turns retrograde on the 2nd May, lasting until the 12th October.

    Chinese Astronomy: Chinese astronomers kept meticulous records of celestial events, including planetary movements, comets, and supernovae.  They also found methods for predicting planetary positions such as conjunctions and oppositions of planets, nowadays still in use in astrological charts.

    What we can learn from the law of cosmic forces

    The weather may be unpredictable, but the path of the universe is not! There is not one day on earth when the sun all of a sudden won’t shine (even when covered by clouds) or the gravitational pull is disabled and objects won’t fall to the ground.

    Humans have free will and with it have achieved a lot.  But with free will also comes unpredictability. We often try to reinvent the wheel, but let’s face it a wheel is perfect and does not need improving.

    If you look at the overriding law of nature – it is balance! The Waxing and the Waning Moon has the same length of time, as does the New and the Full Moon. The length of days varies during the year, but the northern hemisphere gets the same amount of long days as does the southern hemisphere.

    The planets and stars form patterns, creating stability and balance. Ultimately what humans really crave is balance and predicatbility. Therefore connecting to these ever-repeating cycles keeps us safe and guides us in what to expect.

    This is why I created the LWTM Lifestyle calendar, a way of predicting the months and year ahead!

    Working with these rhythms creates a sense of balance and stability and this can’t be over-emphasised in these unpredictable, erratic times.

    Holistic Health 3.0

    Holistic Health 3.0

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    “Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.” B.K.S. Iyengar “

     What is holistic health?

    The best way to describe holistic health is to show that the body, mind, and soul are intimately interconnected, and when one part suffers it has a direct impact on the rest of our wellbeing.  It is statistically proven that happy, emotionally balanced people that are spiritually and socially fulfilled, live healthier and longer lives. The conclusion has to be – anything that angers, stresses, and agitates you will ultimately take its toll on your health. My grandmother had a saying `’ If it does not matter in 5 years from now, it does not matter”. This can’t be taken 100% at face value, but the overriding principle is correct. Let’s not get angry and stressed about ‘little things that don’t actually matter a few months from now. 

    One of the first doctors to recognize the interconnection between body, mind, and soul was the Ancient Greek Hippocrates (460 – 370 BC, Kos, Greece). His way of ‘whole body medicine’ was practiced up until the Middle Ages and beyond. But towards the end of the 19th century, medical specialism became the norm. Patients no longer sought the help of doctors who practiced an overall level of healthcare and relied heavily on natural remedies and the prevention of illness. 

    The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease. Thomas A. Edison

    The specialist is just concerned with a specific organ or cure, mostly disregarding the origin of the illness and its wider implication. This way of healthcare is great for infection control and acute health problems. It is also not very individual and prevention-led and  I refer to it for this purpose as healthcare 2.0

    Holistic Healthcare 3.0

    Quite recently doctors are reverting back to a more individualistic approach. With the official discovery of the microbiome  (Rudolf Steiner already knew about the connection between food grown in healthy soil and gut health over 100 years ago, but was ridiculed until this discovery) doctors have gone back to champion more individualistic therapies, the connection between food and health and the overall strategy of good health as the best prevention of disease. 

    Smashing a glass and gluing it back together again, will never be as effective as taking care that it is not smashed in the first place.

    We have to start taking responsibility for our own health by doing regular blood work, individual health tests, and following a healthy diet that is suited to our body type and temperament. This is healthcare 3.0. It takes the Hippocratic approach but is updated with modern health screening techniques to give us a unique health experience and cure. Because we are all different with different body types, blood groups, and resilience. 

    Cyclical Living

    Cyclical Living

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    All human life has its seasons and cycles, and no one’s personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, gives way to spring and summer, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, and that summer, but they do, and always.

    Truman Capote



    In the dark days of winter, a new year begins. But January wasn’t always the start of the new year. At the dawn of modern timekeeping, the winter months were a largely undefined period. It was the waiting time until new life would be ‘reborn’ and a new cycle (year) was about the start. 

     The early calendars followed nature’s path

    Humans have been marking time on calendars for at least 10,000 years, but the methods they used varied from the start. The Mesolithic people of Britain tracked the phases of the moon. Ancient Egyptians looked to the sun. And the Chinese and Babylonians combined both methods into a lunisolar calendar.

    But what most ancient calendars had in common was the strong reliance on natural events. The Ancient New Year was always around the time of Easter and is connected to the first Full Moon after the Equinoxe (21st March when day equals night). The Jewish culture calls it Passover (passing from one year to the next). It is the time when nature awakes and is ‘reborn’ into a new cycle.

    The modern calendar used in most of the world, though, evolved during the Roman Republic. It was attributed to Romulus, Rome’s founder and first king. But in reality, the early Roman calendar developed from other dating systems designed by the Babylonians, Etruscans, and ancient Greeks.

    As Romans’ scientific knowledge and social structures changed over time, so did their calendar. The Romans tweaked their official calendar several times from the republic’s founding in 509 B.C. until its dissolution in 27 B.C.

    The first Roman Calendar counted 10 months and paid homage to what counted in early Roman society: agriculture and religious ritual. The 304-day calendar year began in March (Martius), named after the Roman god Mars. Traditionally the new year marked the start of the  ‘marching season – where soldiers were sent to conquer new land –  and ended in December, which was the end of the harvest time in temperate Rome, followed by an uncertain ‘winter period’ where people lived off the harvest and partied until the beginning of the new year.

    The initial calendar included six 30-day months and four 31-day months. The first four months were named after gods like Juno (June); the last six were consecutively numbered in Latin, giving rise to month names such as September (the seventh month, named after the Latin word for seven, septem). When the harvest ended, so did the calendar; the winter months were simply unnamed.

    Rome’s lunar calendar

    The 10-month calendar didn’t last long, though. In the seventh century B.C., around the reign of Rome’s second king, Numa Pompilius, the calendar received a lunar makeover. The revision involved adding 50 days and borrowing a day from each of the 10 existing months to create two new, 28-day-long winter months: Ianuarius (honoring the god Janus) and Februarius (honoring Februa,  a Roman purification festival).

    The new calendar was anything but perfect. Since Romans believed odd numbers were auspicious, they attempted to divide the year into odd-numbered months; the only exception was February, which was at the end of the year and considered unlucky. There was another issue: The calendar relied on the moon, not the sun. Since the moon’s cycle is 29.5 days, the calendar regularly fell out of sync with the seasons it was intended to mark. In an attempt to clear up the confusion, Romans observed an extra month called ‘Mercedonius’, every two or three years. This was the beginning of the later regularly employed leap year. But it wasn’t applied consistently, and various rulers added to the confusion by renaming months.

    “The situation was made worse because the calendar was not a publicly available document,”writes historian Robert A. Hatch. “It was guarded by the priests whose job it was to make it work and determine the dates of religious holidays, festivals, and the days when business could and could not be conducted.”

    Following the sun and changing the yearly start date

    Finally, in 45 B.C., Julius Ceasar demanded a reformed version that became known as the Julian calendar. He had spent some time in Egypt and was fascinated by the Egyptian sun model. It was not surprising that he relied on the Egyptian Sosigenes of Alexandria, an astronomer, and mathematician to design his new calendar. Sosigenes proposed a 365-day calendar with a leap year every four years. Though he had overestimated the length of the year by about 11 minutes, the calendar was now mostly in sync with the sun. He also changed the starting date from the variable Full Moon after the Equinox to January 1st, a rigid man-made date. Although easy to manage, the calendar lost the link to nature’s growing season and we have followed this blueprint ever since.

    Aside from a few tweaks by other Roman rulers, the Julian calendar remained largely the same until 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII adjusted the calendar to more accurately reflect the amount of time it takes for the Earth to travel around the sun. The old calendar had been 365.25 days long; the new calendar was 365.2425 days long. The new calendar also shifted the dates, which had drifted by about two weeks, back in sync with seasonal shifts and was named The Gregorian Calendar.

    The first day of January, named after Janus, the god of time, transitions, and beginnings, was chosen as the new start of the year. The most persuasive reason why January 1 was chosen as the new start of the year was that on this date the new consuls, the republic’s executive branch, took office and it marked the start date of a new political regime. Now binding in Rome, it took a long time for this official start of the year to catch on with the wider population. They still celebrated the ‘start of the growing season’ in spring. 

    Primstave, the calendar of the Vikings

    One calendar which is very interesting is the Viking Calendar, called Primstave. Its word comes from the Latin word ‘prima, meaning first’, and the Norwegian word ‘stav’ meaning stick. In Old Norse prim also meant New Moon. This calendar, like the Babylonian Calendar, followed the Metonic cycle, when the path of the sun and the moon align. The stick (literally a piece of wood with markings) had 2 sides, a summer and a winter side. Summer started on April 14 and winter on the 14th of October, just after the harvest. In the Scandinavian north, farmers had to be very economical with the sunlight and the summer season was full of activity and growing action. However, the winter stick was more of a time to relax during the dark winter months. Together with the date of Midwinter, the 14th of January – marking the coldest period of the year – these 3 dates were the official days for sacrifice and pagan festivals. 

    The start of the New Year was marked by the first Full Moon after the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. From then onwards the year was counted in 7 days increments (just like our weeks – counting a quarter of a moon cycle). Because the Primstav followed the solar as well as the lunar year, its dates and seasons did not grow too much out of sync with the seasons. This enabled an orderly yearly rhythmic cycle, one that could be reused from the year before, and gave the Nordic people ‘certainty’ of what lay in store in the months ahead. The markings on the Primstav show when to celebrate rituals,  the best times for planting and harvesting, and general life guidance and advice. 

    With the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar, the Primstav and other Lunisolar Calendars slowly faded away, but unofficially it kept going well into the 19th  century. 

    What can we learn from these natural calendars?

    Since the 20th century, most of the world has now adopted the Gregorian Calendar, which purely follows the path of the sun. It is less connected to the natural world and we start to think about our lives in a linear fashion. It all starts with a beginning (birth) and an end (death). There is no connection left to the cyclic nature of life. Coming to think of it – everything is cyclic. The path of the earth around the sun (in fact all other planets rotate around the sun), provides the endlessly repeating cycle of day and night. The moon cycle (the moon rotating around the earth) or the Methonic cycle – a combination of both.  Then there is nature’s cycle of growing, harvest, and rebirth. There is not one linear feature in nature. It beggars the question of why would we be the ‘only linear occurrence in nature’? 

    The lesson here is literally ‘What goes around comes around’. It is a very different way of thinking. If we thought we would come back in any shape or form, we surely would look much more after nature and its wildlife. We would treasure it and not deplete it as much as we do at the moment. We would seek harmony and not abuse. Let’s treat this planet with the respect it deserves by co-existing in harmony with all other creatures on this planet. And who knows where and when ‘our new cycle’ starts to emerge? 

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    Where focus goes, energy flows

    Where focus goes, energy flows

    “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”  Aristotle 

    Biodynamics is a world where the Macro-cosmos and Micro-cosmos align. The Macro-organisms are the stars, the cosmos, and the planets.The micro-cosmos are individual beings (plants, animals, humans). What all connects us is a kind of ‘electrical charge’.

    We are all ‘electrical beings’.

    The difference between a corpse and a human being is the ‘energy’ that keeps the person alive, keeps the body breathing, and the heart pumping.  In Biodynamics we call this energy ‘life force’ (derived from the Ancient Greek works bio – life and dunamis – energy). This concept of ‘life force’ has existed for thousands of years. In Ancient China it was known as qi. In fact, most civilizations had a similar explanation of how the world and all living entities interconnect with each other. What is clear is that we are all powered by the same ‘electrical charge’ and that this vast energy pool is shared.

    The truth is, there is a lot of energy floating around and we all react differently to its influence.

    The unconscious mind

    Before you dismiss this all as ‘woohoo’, picture yourself in the middle of a dinner party, set in 1770. The scene is candlelit, everybody looks splendid with massive costumes and powdered wigs. At the table, you explain to other guests what a ‘radio’ is – yes there is a box and it has plenty of knobs and buttons. You can press one and listen to music or talk shows, made by people not even in your room, but sitting on the other side of the world. There are many channels and you can choose which one to listen to.

    Guess what your audience would have made of you in 1770? Insane, absurd, and else. But here we are in the 21st century – all happily listening to podcasts, radios in our cars, and watching TV. Not so absurd anymore!

    Well, the same goes for our ‘inbuild radio sets’. Everybody has one, but most people are absolutely not aware that it exists. Others are aware but have not found the manual yet and can’t switch it on.  There are also a few individuals who are not only aware that a radio exists, but they are also able to switch it on and tune into a specific channel.

    This radio set is part of the ‘unconscious mind’. It is the large part of our brain that we don’t have conscious access to, but nevertheless, it exists. It occasionally surfaces in our dreams, inspirations, intuitions and gut feelings. Our brain is like a large computer and clocks millions of impressions every day. Some of these register as important, others are straight away forgotten or filed away. What is deemed important depends on our mindset.

    One example would be when you buy a black car of a certain make – and all of a sudden you notice so many other black cars of this make. Were they here before you noticed them? Of course, they were. But only now your brain registers this information as important and shows it to your conscious mind.

    Our brain is not a static organ, but a pool of different currents. It is primarily divided into the reptilian (survival brain) and the thinking brain. The survival brain will keep you alive by regulating breathing, and digestion. It also reacts to threats by either running away (flight) or facing the threat (fight). The ‘thinking brain’ is the big canopy above, where you process emotions, and feelings and where you connect to this higher energy via dreams, inspirations and thoughts.

    Work with your unconscious mind

    And here is the special thing – you can influence your thoughts and future behaviour. In fact, you must train your brain to become better with each day.  We are not the same every day, we are constantly in flux, and what we think/manifest does happen. Our brains are computers and what you feed in comes out. So you better make sure the thoughts (electrical impulses) you feed in are the ones you want to live with.

    Knowing how our brain works, this function is super useful for setting and achieving goals.  Ever heard the phrase ‘ Where focus goes, energy flows’. It is your mindset that needs to tell your brain what is important, so it can recognize the information that propels your forward.

    First of all, you have to stay clear of too much distraction. To achieve the best results you only want to feed in focused information that is relevant.
    If you have a positive outlook, a can-do attitude, and look for like-minded individuals and opportunities guess what you will notice and interact with. On the other side, if you think of what you don’t want – being overweight, poor, unpopular, etc – you just notice more of this! And if all you feed in is irrelevant information, your brain will focus on this and that won’t get you further down the road of achieving your life goals. The brain does not distinguish what is good/healthy or the opposite. Like money, it is indifferent. It can be used for good or bad.

     It is all in your mindset and your thoughts determine what you focus on. And what you can see – you can achieve! What legacy do you want to leave behind?

    So next time you fill in your LWTM LifeGoal Planner, get really specific about what you ‘really want’  and then visualize it. Tune ‘your own radio set’ to a channel that is a happy, fruitful place, and gets rid of all negative, destructive thoughts.

    In today’s world, this advice is more important than ever! As I keep saying, you can’t change the macro cosmos, but you can change your own microcosmic world! Let’s start with a new mindset today!

    Exercise Tip: I promise you if you do this consistently (daily for 90days straight !) you can reprogram your mindset. Find 10 minutes every day. For the first 5 minutes go in front of a mirror and repeat your most important goals and dreams, over and over again. Talk to your image in the mirror as if you were another person. You can set a timer, so you can stay fully focused on the message.

    For the next 5 minutes, sit down in a quiet place, and take a few deep breaths. Then visualize one by one what would it look like if you had already achieved what you wished for. How does it feel, where do you live, what do you wear? Once you are crystal clear about what you want and how it looks and feels once you got there, you will notice a shift. It is not sudden, but a slow and constant change. Over time you will notice different people,places and new avenues will open up. You will attract new people into your life. Give it a try and stick with it daily for at least 90 days – daily! And most importantly, keep a diary of your goals and a log of how you implement your dreams by moving forward in small, achievable chunks.  Reading back old goal lists will provide you with a huge sense of fulfillment. Did you know that most people completely overestimate what they can achieve in one year, but completely underestimate what they can achieve long-term? Don’t fall into this trap, pace yourself and grow in a consistent and fulfilling way.

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    The holistic approach to weight management

    The holistic approach to weight management

    Liquid Fast Day     This article is for all of you who struggle to lose weight or have become eternal yo-yo dieters. 

    In 2005 I conducted a small ‘diet trial’ in which I asked people to rotate their food intake and finish off with a ‘Liquid fast day’. At the time the 5:2 diet and intermittent fasting had not even entered the mainstream. But I had always thought it sensible to rotate food and add fasting to the mix. It was a real holistic approach to weight management. And this program I had in mind had to be easy with little time and no fuss.

    After some research, I came up with a  food rotation program inspired by the Biodynamic calendar. I figured, so many civilizations had used this before and I wanted to find out if this method was still effective.

    The trial run went well and afterwards, I gave everybody a simple questionnaire and debriefed them by phone. All participants reported feeling more aware of the food they were eating, most of them slept better and everybody reported much better energy levels. Which you would of course expect when you eat healthily.

    But what stood out the most was how easy many of my testers found it to keep to the varied diet. Many reported it eliminated the eternal question of  – what shall they eat/cook today and it was easy to plan ahead.

    This step is really important as in order to keep a healthy weight you need to find a way to progressively change your dietary habits. A week of calorie counting will not work.

    When you look up and down the internet the advice is simple: Eat a healthy diet, exercise, and if you want to lose weight restrict your portion size and the frequency of food intake.  But despite all this sensible advice, we see obesity levels rise and rise. What is going so wrong for so many? Surely, this can’t just be a lack of willpower?

    In my view, the way we approach ‘weight loss’, is completely wrong. It is always linked with pain/lack of food and is never associated with good quality food. The first piece of advice I would give is – Do something about your weight but do not stress about it! Stay relaxed and initially only concentrate on eating seasonal, good-quality produce that is organically grown. Food should be freshly prepared and eaten in good company. Once you have mastered that change, you can go further by adding a program that will keep you in good shape for life.

    Looking around I noticed people who don’t care too much about their actual weight but do care a lot about eating good quality, preferably homemade food are on average much slimmer than people who fuss about calories and permanently seem to be on some kind of ‘diet’. Fortunately, science has rather recently backed up this observation. (Please find links to resources below this article).

    Remember –  You are what you eat. But as we are all different,  it follows that we all also need to eat differently. One formula does not fit all.

    What makes us so different from each other? 

    For a start, we all have different circadian rhythms, and most importantly, everyone’s gut microbiome is different. 

    Inside us live millions of little microbes, mainly situated in the large intestine. They can weigh up to 2kg and are responsible for what kind of food we crave, how easy or hard we find it to lose weight, and even influence our mindset and mood swings.

    An embryo develops in a largely sterile womb. But as soon as the baby is born,  microbes start to populate the baby. It is therefore really important to expose your children to all kinds of foods and let them play in non-sterile environments, dig in fresh soil, play with animals, and experience all kinds of different environments. This will help build a strong and healthy gut.

    Children digging with bare hands in the vegetable gardens don’t die. But children growing up in overly bleached homes who are given antibiotics for every little ailment end up with a largely compromised gut flora that can eventually lead to an increase in allergies and health problems. Add a sedentary lifestyle and a diet of overly processed food and you have the perfect storm. Once the microbiome has completely changed, it can be really hard to lose weight and a cycle of eternal fruitless diet attempts is the result.

    The Biodynamic way of life always stresses the interconnectedness between the soil and the food we eat. We need these healthy gut microbes to come into our gut with organic fruit and vegetables. Believe it or not, it is these microbes that dictate what we crave. I for example, really crave fresh salads as these have always been part of my diet and my gut microbes ask for more and more of what they are used to.

    Artificial fertilizers and pest control get rid of the healthy microbes in the soil. Therefore the food harvested from this kind of soil lacks any beneficial microbes and has very few nutrients.  Although we seem to eat a lot of ‘good stuff’, the gut is still a ‘microbial wasteland’  and can easily be colonized by strains of the sugar-craving ‘bad bacteria’. Once these take over your gut – guess what you crave? Sugar –  and so the vicious circle continues.

    Next time you think about ‘going on a diet’, the first step is to sort out your cupboard and stock up with fresh, seasonal vegetables. But – and that is very important- don’t change your diet in one sweeping step. This will never work.  Your gut flora needs time to get used to your new diet. This can only happen very slowly and over time. So it is not a swooping step, rather a gentle nudge in the right direction and then a persistent plan to follow through and make it a permanent change.

    If your current diet consists of mostly ready-made meals, please don’t stop eating them! Just introduce 1 freshly cooked, healthy meal per week. That’s all. Once this feels effortless, make it 2 and slowly 3. And over time you will have cleaned up your diet, but more importantly, you will have given your gut microbiome time to adapt and endorse your new way of eating. Write down which food you crave. If these are all of the salty, heavily processed kind, make an effort to cut out just one of these foods and replace it with your favorite healthy snack. Then slowly move on and replace another item with another healthy snack. You will see that your taste buds will change over time as well.

    Believe it or not, once you live with freshly cooked, healthy meals you will struggle to eat greasy ready-made meals as your gut flora has now changed, and you will now crave this ‘new diet’ (meaning here the food we eat and not a term for losing weight).

    Finally, try to add in some fasting days. This can be very hard at first, but please do persevere. Again this habit needs to be built up slowly. If you have never done this before, please follow a good program and don’t overdo it! If you are on the mailing list (your can sign up via the Freebies), we send out occasionally a blueprint of a fasting regime.

    Once you have listened to your body and have found your own individual food program, you will be able to keep your weight forever- with no stress and drama. If you have never heard of ‘microbiome’ here are 2 useful videos from Kings College, London where Prof Tim Spector led much of its research program.

    1.Discovery of the microbiome                                2. Microbes, diet and health  

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    The Holistic Life

    The Holistic Life

    Holistic Lifestyle      I started LIVING  WITH   THE  MOON a few years ago with my basic Biodynamic calendar charts and a handful of tips. books and recipes from my grandmother.

    This lifestyle system – what I now call  LIVING WITH THE MOON – has always been in my life. It is my little ‘magic carpet’. Invisible, but it gives me grounding and purpose and has been my foundation for as long as I can remember. 

    In essence, Living With The Moon is based on my grandmother’s biodynamic lifestyle tips and recipes mixed with my own research. But more recently I added another dimension to it – Holistic Life Planning

    The first person who coined the holistic approach was Aristotle. This Ancient Greek philosopher (born in 385 B.C.) wrote
    The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. A simple sentence with a complex sentiment and totally symbiotic with the Biodynamic view of the world. The idea that all living beings are interconnected and part of a large macro-organism is nothing new. It is even more incomprehensible that we are so hell-bent on damaging/compromising nature and its ecosystems.  As the inevitable consequence is that by hurting the system as a whole we will hurt ourselves, too. It is basically self-harm.

    It is hard for one individual to change the world. But there is one area you can have a total, direct influence on – and this is YOU. Now imagine everybody would strive and be ‘the best version of themselves – can you see what a big impact that would have?

    When you are healthy, happy and in balance, you radiate. In fact, this is predominately a mental ‘state of mind’. With a bit of exercise, everybody can achieve this state of mind. Regardless of income, sex, or where they live.

    Some people seem to have ‘everything’ – seen from the outside. But inside they are far from happy, balanced, and of course, don’t radiate.

    The LWTM Holistic Lifegoal Planner helps you dig deeper, rekindle this life-affirming ‘spark’, and will keep you on track to reach your set goals. Once you know who you really are, you can rebuild your life in this image. 

    The LWTM Lifestyle Calendar will help you to keep your life in balance. We have included symbols with varying colored backgrounds. These represent different topics, like Health and Beauty, Home and Garden, Relationships, and other topics. On the calendar we keep these topics separated – as it is easier to look up more specific information, tips, and recipes.   But of course, all of these areas form part of the overall LWTM Holistic Lifestyle.  You  can find out more about this system when you download our FREEBIES 

    The essence of a great lifestyle design is the way we arrange these areas and how we balance them.

    When I was little, I was told  ‘You can have everything, but not all at the same time’. As a child, you don’t pay much attention to sayings like this. Only once I grew older (and hopefully wiser) did I realize how true this statement is, even though I am still grappling with the 100% perfect formula for my own personal life. But at least I consider myself lucky to have been given a head start from a very young age when I was introduced to the Biodynamic philosophy and lifestyle by my grandmother. 

    The holistic lifegoal planner – will help you find an answer to the question ” How do you want to build a happy and fulfilled life”. We all have vague ideas of what we want to do. But only once you drill down to  – what really does matters – will you be able to successfully re-arrange your life. 

     I think this old system’s most under-rated strength is its usefulness when it comes to balancing the areas of your life. Once you are familiar with its formula and you personalize it to your own individual circumstances, this system will throw out dates, symbols, and suggestions of what to do on each day and how to structure and plan your life ahead!

    If you are new to holistic lifegoal planning and “How Biodynamics work” please start by downloading our free introduction package LWTM freebies download link 

    Once you have familiarized yourself with the offered and you put it all into practice, you will see that all areas of your life will pull together in the same direction.  Over time a wholesome, well-balanced picture will emerge. Applied consistently and over time it will give you great results and will lead to a well-balanced, productive and happy life. 


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