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Healing the Planet
To Begin with A New Spirituality
goose with its young
duckweed in the ditch
I don't survive it
you will never find It
trying to become It
you will never Be It
are you full of yourself
or of the Ultimate
that is the question
My greatest freedom:
To be prisoner of the Eternal
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Introduction to The Great Work
|Recently, a "hermit" - in daily life spiritual teacher,
psychotherapist and medical doctor (since 1972) from Holland - has retreated
into nature. "What we know of him" is, that he was granted a unique spiritual
life, and that he is known under a variety of names (e.g. "Sermes", "Green
Man"). It is said, that he reveres "The Eternal Feminine" as the Ultimate,
while embracing all traditions. Last but not least, he initiated "The Original
Tradition", including projects like "The Universal Way", "World
MatriCommunity", "Healing the Planet in 7 Steps" and
The Grace was bestowed on him despite himself, without any
doing/effort or ambition on his part. For ten years he lived in uninterrupted Bliss - as
"God's fool". Subsequently, he voluntarily "returned to the
world" in order - like many others - work on integration of his old self into his New
Identity. "How can you guide people with their sufferings if you yourself haven't
admitted and accepted them?" It is also
the reason, why in all these times he neither wanted to play the guru nor collected any
The biggest problems only come after Realisation! Being totally
open, not only "positive" things come up, but "negative" ones, as
well. Also, sooner or later not only suppressed emotions may come up - pain, fear, anger -
but the "ego" also returns. In particular, if the ego is "strong", the
latter continuously tries to fill up the newly created Space e.g. using "your"
"achievements" for its own purposes. This period is commonly called "The
Dark Night of the Soul".
The solution came with his discovery, that there was still
"something" "beyond Enlightenment". In his Great Experience
Nothingness preceded Light! It is corresponding with the buddhist "Emptiness beyond
Emptiness". Since time immemorial, this is called the "Cosmic Vacuum" or
"Great Mother"*, though. The Vacuum cannot be "realised",
"achieved" or "possessed". That's why Realisation isn't the highest
stage on the inner Path, but Faith/Surrender/Devotion is. It definitely freed him from his
identification with "his Attainment".
* In later ages Buddhism re-named Her into "Emptiness beyond Emptiness" e.g.
"Nirvana". See: "Great Mother
created the world out of nothingness, but Nothingness is
giving birth to both God and the world, the latter continuously
returning to their bottomless Origin
whole world" is longing for its Original Mother.
Well, Here She Is
After much (painful) trial and error - his Dark Night of the Soul
lasted some 15-20 years - Han Marie came to the conclusion of the spiritual Path. While in
the beginning, the emphasis (often) lies on Self-realization, the "ripe phase"
is characterized by continuously giving back of everything, that comes up in you,
yourself, yes, your whole life, to the Ultimate, in his case the Great Mother. In the
subsequent purity, you will receive back Mothers' Grace thousandfold*. Sharing this
overflowing Source is compassion. Life is inclusive: "Being Nothing, you are
everything". His deepest longing is, that this may be the foundation of his
* It explains his "lightness of Being", his being so carefree and joyful,
without any pretension.
Nothingness is also called "Cosmic Womb"
or "Great Mother"
Initiator of The Original Tradition
to the Origin/Renewal
In order to discover who
you are, the understanding of the times in which we live is a must. As we know this is one
of demolition and decay. Superficially seen this is rather meaningless. However, if we dig
deeper, we discover that the universe is "ruled" by a Vacuum, one in Which
everything continuously dies while being reborn. Why the current emphasis on destruction?
Well, the accumulations caused by us, are not tolerated by the "Ultimate
Emptiness" anymore, they have exceeded cosmic balance.
His main message
Insight into Cosmic Law is
essential for restoring the sacredness of ourselves and the world.Wisdom is equal to
cooperation with the cosmic process. So, what is broken down is nothing less than the ego
and its achievements. The unique thing about these times is, that the Ultimate is thus
supporting your spiritual quest: to disidentify from your ego. You don't have to do it
entirely yourself anymore. By going back to the Origin* the latter takes the burden from
you, which means inner renewal e.g. the birth of your True Self.
comply with Mother's Cosmic Essence is decisive. She "expresses HerSelf" through
the "Law of the Universe": the dynamic
balance between "destruction, permanence ("web of
life") and rebirth"
contribution to solving the global crisis (world peace, justice, the environment) consists
of bringing together all those, who emphasize the "Maternal Dimension of God" in
the various traditions - Indigenous Religions, Hinduism, Taoism,
Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity. Only "feminine" values: peace, tolerance,
reconciliation, love, joy of life, justice, solidarity and sustainability can save the
world. It is a unique approach to interreligious and multicultural understanding,
something we dearly need nowadays*
* See: "The Maternal Dimension of God",
"MatriTalks", "Universal Mother Council" , "MotherCircles" and "Letter to
Religious/Spiritual Leaders worldwide"
Through unconscious identification with our self-image we are
alienated from our Divine Essence, our bodies and nature, our deeper feelings and
emotions, from our femininity, eroticism and love, our strength and from each other. Our
healing consists of restoring the wholeness of life. To awaken is the first step. However,
it doesn't mean you "have achieved". It isn't the end (of the road) nor the
goal, but only the beginning.
when our life is mirroring the Cosmos, will there be peace,
justice and sustainability
Han Marie is one of the few
teachers, who demonstrates, that the Way includes various steps. Actually, it includes
life as a whole. He calls it The Universal Way: awakening, personal integration, being rooted in heaven
and earth, breakthrough to the Light, purification, taking refuge in the Ultimate and very
concrete commitment, compassion e.g. service.
toward the Whole
the Planet, to begin with yourself"*. The foundation was
his own learning process*. Going back to the Source, while subsequently drawing concentric
circles to one's environment. Guideline is "The Great Learning", the most
important spiritual-social text of ancient China (400 BCE). "How can you pursue the
state affairs well, if you cannot bring order in your own household" it is said. Or
the other way round: "What is the value of becoming aware e.g. wholeness, if you
don't extend it to your family, your relationships, your street, your neighbourhood, the
* Consisting of 7 Steps:
Healing yourself; Healing each other; Healing the Community; Healing the Tradition;
Healing Society; Healing the Economy and Healing the Earth, published here in the
for these current times: to fit in with the New Self in Her
Web of Life: "Heaven, earth and the (new) community"
He has published his "Healing the Planet in 7
Steps" project in the internet for free. It is meant for those, who want to be of
service e.g. extend their qualities into their surroundings. The corresponding training
includes "Spiritual Service, Health Service and Community Service"*. The outcome
is a new type of volunteer, who feels inspired by the tradition of "Green Man" and "Wise Woman", dedicated to
"Healing the Planet", supporting people on their Path toward becoming whole.
* An important contribution to renewal of
youth work and community building. See:
"Youngsters are asking" (still
to be translated).
ME to a WE society
Han Marie decided to lead a simple life in
his "hermitage", based on a "monastic daily schedule" according to The Universal Way. The future will show if this
will run into a bigger project. It should be a combination of an ashram, a monastery and a
training center*. The curriculum has already been formulated (see: "Transformatorium"). However,
it is not part of his competence to realize this himself. Others may possibly feel invited
to take the lead here.
* Dedicated to the
Tradition"/"His Great Experiences"/"Turn On"
"Overview worldly background"/"The Universal Way"/"Healing the Planet
Be honest. We have both
individually and collectively come to a dead end. Therefore, these most critical of times
invite to going back to the Source in order to become renewed. It is the essence of become
whole: spiritually, psychologically and physically. Han Marie is taking the lead here.
Recently, he concluded the phase of writing down all his insights e.g. experiences. He has
- just like everybody else - to give up the old - in order to be ready for a new phase in
life, to become an optimal instrument of the Mother. "Not his will, but Her Will be
as you still believe in "limitless possibilities" you will have nowhere left to
go. Accepting, on the other hand, that you stand with your back against the wall, an
entire new world will be opening itself to you
What can you expect of
him? Well, the surprise is, that the more empty you are, the more is coming through. The
Dutch word "Vol-Ledigheid" ("Full-Emptiness") is unique is this
regard. His function is thus to be Empty. Not he, but the participants - through the
questions they ask - determine what will happen. Through his answers the Mother will show
you the way out of your meaninglessness. Healing is completed with teaching, Q&A,
meditation, chant, dance and sharing*. It is the first step toward Healing the Planet. To
be committed to the Great Work includes to continuously going back to zero, though.
* See:"The Earth Ceremony" and "Mother Healing". Experience
proves, that people are very interested in the Universal Way, as well. For further overview, see a.o."MatriTalks"
Jay Mata di!
Thus, he never feels too
"big" for caring about people's individual suffering. He knows he is part of
Mother's all-embracing compassion. That's why Mother Healing and contemplation take up a
lot a room. She is the Cauldron of Regeneration, after all, in which all accumulated, old,
sich and ugly is being "taken back" in order to renew you. Indications: chronic
complaints and disorders, emotional blockades, spiritual purification, catharsis and cure,
culminating in total renewal through surrender to the Ultimate*. For that, a number of
very effective (additional) methods are at our disposal, like Chinese Guasha therapy**.
Everything "in the Name of the Mother".
* See: "Prayer, contemplation, mantra"
* His wife MeiMei - therapist and teacher - has brought this unique
method to Europe. In 2004 they together have treated pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago,
Spain with their pain problems. The unique atmosphere has been recorderd on DVD. * See also: www.guasha.8m.com
Han Marie Stiekema in Hollywood
Last but not
The Original Tradition has developed one
of the most effective
world health programs, to the benefit of all.
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