When we grow up, we are taught to ‘be there for others’. Saying no feels like a luxury we don’t often permit ourselves. Because what would other people think if we tell them that we actually just do not really feel like attending another Sunday afternoon birthday party, filled with small talk? Therefore, we force ourselves to go. Out of obligation and to please the other person.

People are instinctively aware of the importance of the community. Of taking care of each other and being there for each other.

Yet today, with all technological developments, we seem further apart from each other than ever before.

It often seems like things happen to us. Because what can we change about the news, for example? Sometimes it seems to overwhelm us, which can cause a feeling of powerlessness.

In my first book I wrote:

“What will become the most important topic in De Nieuwe Tijd (The New Time)? What is the only thing we can rely on in a time of crisis when nothing seems to be right and fair anymore? In a time when everything appears to be fake, in which 66% of married couples file for divorce, even after 22 years? What is essential in these times of economic recession and climate change? What is the most important thing you own? Exactly: that is you!”

We are responsible for ourselves and for the choices that we make.

Can we contribute optimally to our community and our common awareness if we do not first exams our own thoughts and actions?


That is where it all starts. It starts with you. With you taking good care of yourself, with you saying NO, and with you saying YES to the things that are truly good for you.

It is our responsibility to take care of ourselves in the best way that we possibly can, so that we can optimally contribute to our collective thinking and awareness and the transition to 5D. It is about the greater good. What matters is what you can do for other people, how you can carry out your soul’s mission to support others.

Erik Verhagen

Hello I am Erik! Trainer, coach and adviser for spiritual entrepreneurs who already have or want to start an awareness practice. I help them make strategic steps that enable them to grow and make a difference for their clients.