Online Interviews with beautiful and inspiring people

I’ve been doing these Online Interviews via videoskype after 3 weeks into the corona-crisis. This photo is with Hubertine Langemeijer, @kunstpost, a dear friend of mine and director of “Stichting Kunstpost”. She rents out work spaces for an affordable price to artists and is always busy with organizing social projects.

During the first weeks I didn’t have the emotional nor mental space to work on the creative projects I had already started. I switched to survival mode. More time and energy went out to contacting clients about how to continue and I felt anxious because my life partner’s income vanished into the open air.

Peace and quiteness returned because most of my work continued and slowly @arnoldbalde received other work opportunities. However most of my clients continued, new requests for coaching & rebirthing have been on a freeze for 7 weeks. That’s why I still wasn’t calmn enough to pick up my creative projects.

Than suddenly the idea came to me to do these Online Interviews. For years I have been telling my clients to share their story and talents with more people. Starting with the people around them to let it evolve into something more. The idea with these Online Interviews is that they can do this through me!

I speak to former and current clients, work relationships in the field of coaching and psychology and artists about working from the heart, art and creative processes and personal development.

This project feels like an ungoing one. It’s definitely part of my mission to put forward all these beautiful people with their innate talents and ideas about life. My motivation is to inspire people to take action.

A story that touches your soul, heart and mind is able to ignite just that what you need to move forward in your life.

With Com-Passion,
Chungmei Cheng

Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be
Website: Orchid of Life ~ HSP Coaching & Rebirthing

Connect to your Soul’s Purpose

In this video I’m sharing my mission as a coach & rebirther for highly sensitive people. I have already been working for 16 years and throughout the years my mission got clearer and sharper. Let highly sensitive people embrace themselves fully, including their innate talents and qualities, in order to share these with the world around them (and beyond) to soften and lift up hearts.

Up until Tuesday 14th of July I’ve planned video’s in English on my YouTube channel. They will air at 8.30pm Dutch Time. Click here to subscribe to my channel

The past 4 weeks I’ve been working on Dutch video content. I have been interviewing former clients, acquaintances and work relationships on topics such as working from the heart, art and creative processes and personal development. For many years now I’ve been stimulating the people I work with to share their story, their talents. And 4 weeks ago I had a light-bulb moment: these people can share their stories through me in a one-on-one conversation/ interview via video calling.

So I have been meeting them on videoskype. I press record and then we start talking. There is no editing involved. I don’t have time for that to be honest. This means you receive it raw in the flesh, as good as it gets, exactly how we have reacted in the NOW. 

Concerning the intelligent lockdown in The Netherlands and my work. My work continued as usual except for a few changes here and there and much more contact with clients to talk over in what way we could continue best. Today a breakthrough took place: I’ve managed to agree on a date and time with a client who decided to wait until it was safe enough (based on his worldview) to meet up again. End of May it is. Yeah!

Keep well, keep safe and do every freaking thing possible to stay healthy. Boost your immune system with good food, exercise and lots of laughter. 

With Com-Passion,
Chungmei Cheng

Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be
Website: Orchid of Life ~ HSP Coaching & Rebirthing

 

 

How we stay positive, healthy and strong in these times

First of all: we are not panicking. We are not more afraid than we should be. We are surrounded by people who are afraid of being contaminated by the corona virus. Family, friends and neighbours. Even though Dutch government told us that we can receive up to three people in our house, people massively have decided not to open up their doors for visitors.

We have friends who don’t want to meet up because they want to act in complete solidarity with the people who are suffering directly or indirectly because of the corona virus. Furthermore they don’t want to unconsciously pass on the corona virus which will inevitably increase the pressure onto healthcare organisations. 

No, of course, we don’t want that either. But come on, have more trust in your own bodies. And have more trust in your fellow human being. Don’t get angry or upset and start scolding, because someone has crossed your path within those 1.5 meters. We are outside walking in the “wild”, because we are not sick! Well, that’s what I want to believe. 

Most of the time we are at home or near home, but those social moments on playgrounds, in our street or with (some) friends/school mates and their parents at their houses or somewhere in nature are priceless. As one friend said (today): “Come in, have some tea and let our bacterias meet”. In continuation: one of my clients works at a primary school and after each 6-week Summer holiday classmates see each other again and within days they receive phonecalls of parents whose kids got sick while they hadn’t been sick for the entire Summer holiday. 

Her biggest concern was how to gradually let all teachers, parents and students gather in and around school after the schools are reopened. When you allow everyone to come at once, it will be a mess for sure. 

Anyhow, we continue to stay calm, cheerful and happy. Whenever emotions related to corona times surface we embrace them. Including the emotions triggered by the emotions related to corona times. (trauma) We also continue to guide our children through this. 

​​​​​​​From here, my heart to yours, I’m sending you lots of positive energy, physical calmness and peace of mind. And let’s keep on doing what makes us feel alive :))

  • Polishing my Spanish by listening to Martha Debayle and singing in this beautiful language;
  • Creating video’s to share my work and to enhance this skill to create video courses related to being highly sensitive and all challenges in life;
  • Interview people via videoskype on career change & interviewing artists on their creative processes;
  • Eat fresh foods, salads on almost a daily basis;
  • Laughing out loud with Arnold and our kids;
  • Being outside in nature;
  • Write & continue sharing my work via social media;
  • Still meeting people on a physical level on a small scale who are healthy and full of trust, like we are.

What makes you feel alive? 

With Com-Passion,
Chungmei Cheng

Website: Orchid of Life ~ HSP Coaching & Rebirthing

Discover and embrace your “wild”

While I was watching this interview I caught myself several times nodding affirmatively and gleaming. Glennon Doyle is sharing her truth and I fully agree on what she says about following your heart’s desire, motherhood and rediscovering the “you”, you have always been.

This interview starts off with a beautiful and touching metaphor about a cheetah who was born in a safari park. The cheetah was tamed to entertain  the visitors, but away from the zoo keeper and the visitors in her own space she turned wild again. Her energy got stronger and it lifted her being, her senses. She had never been in the wild, but the wild is inside her. 

During my first session with a new client I shared this story. Her breathing was hampering while she filled me in on her health, work and recent family encounters. I asked about her cultural background. She was adopted and from the beginning she felt different. Her roots were in Colombia, but she grew up in a Dutch family. While she took in the story about the cheetah she was nodding in a non-emotional, but strong affirmative way. From here onwards she felt more comfortable and took more time to breathe in and out while sharing her emotional journey. 

I will not stay, not ever again, in a room or conversation or relationship or institution that requires me to abandon myself. When my body tells me the truth, I’ll believe it. I trust myself now, so I will no longer suffer voluntarily or silently or for long. ~ Glennon Doyle

With Com-Passion,

Chungmei Cheng

Website: Orchid of Life 

HSP Coaching & Rebirthing

 

Health: change is possible

End of June last year we moved to our current home. This was such a huge operation with help of the episodes of Marie Kondo on Netflix. Even right after the move we continued deciding upon things we wanted to keep or throw away. It took up all my energy. That’s why I have stopped giving chakra healing for a while. I’m referring to the people I received next to the clients who came for a session. All the while I have continued giving myself chakra healing and to the majority of the clients.

As of yesterday I invited someone I spoke to during one of the school activities of my daughter. Wednesday is my free day and she accepted my invitation to come over with her daughter for a play-date and meanwhile we could talk a bit more. She is suffering two hernia’s and she is only 30 years young. For the past half a year she has experienced several times a fall out of both her legs. Even once when she was on a bicycle. Very dangerous.

Now she is awaiting an injection which will hopefully help to decrease the hernia and the pain. This procedure will only take place because she is too young for the operation that the doctors had in mind. Every day she is in a lot of pain. She has pain meds, but sometimes she needs to skip a day, because otherwise she gets used to the painkiller. The day she came was one of these days. I must say, she is very good at hiding the pain.

Her husband was sceptic towards chakra healing, but she read a bit about it and decided to be up for it. Another development is that her husband and herself are trying to eat vegan for almost 1.5 week. This was her husbands idea after having watched the documentary Gamechangers. He is very honest about his lifestyle. He smokes, drinks coffee and Coca Cola and he knows he is not to complain about his physical health and condition, because he is the one not taking good care of himself. 

They have know each other for 14 years and she never thought she would see this day come. He loves meat. And she comes from a meat and fish eating family. While I was listening to the latest food development story the thought crossed my mind that the timing of the chakra healing offer was just about right!

I lent her our cooking book Heel veel Veg! and tipped her off with the

​​​​​​​documentary Heal on Netflix. 

She will continue to come for chakra healing. With no guarantees, but if you keep your mind, body and soul open, a lot is possible!

With Com-Passion,
Chungmei Cheng

HSP Coach & Rebirther
My website & lifework: Orchid of Life HSP Coaching & Rebirthing 

 

 

I welcome abundance into my daily life

Today is the last day of the 21 Days Abundance Challenge by Deepak Chopra. It was fun and it has definitely changed my abundance mindset in a positive way. For one I decided to go through my closet to decide which items I wanted to keep and which I wanted to give a way. It felt amazing to keep the items in which I feel 100% comfortable. And the items I gave away put an enormous smile on a friend’s face. Fantastic.

Another outcome is that I feel happy and grateful on a daily basis with all I have; material and non-material. I’ve always felt cheerful and grateful, but the challenge made me tune in more with all the beauty that surrounds me and boosted these feelings. Yesterday I decided to participate in a 3-day training on Mental Space Psychology by Lucas Derks, a dear friend of mine. It feels so good to see something, want it and seconds after to decide to do it. Feeling that type of freedom. Wow!!

Right after I made this decision the thought crossed my mind that this investment in myself will come back to me multiplied 7 times.

And to top the whole abundance-adventure of: today @arnoldbalde and I went to Elysium in Bleiswijck; a sauna complex. We enjoyed it fully, what a relaxing and energizing day we had. Being good, kind and treat ourselves; at times a big challenge, but now finally it feels good.

So yes, I fully agree to a life in which we live in the present with no regrets, thanking every one who has had an impact on my life (positive or negative; in the end it’s all positive if we are able to draw the lessons from the experiences) and cherising and enjoying all sparks of abundance that surrounds us.

With Com-Passion,
Chungmei 💕🌿✨

Do you long for positive developments in your life?

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Elizabeth Gilbert on her toughest creative challenge yet

Guided meditations via FB Live. Breathe!

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Just received a client who was present at my 1st guided meditation via FB Live. It helped him to relax after a day full of calls and meetings. He put all upcoming data in his agenda. Yeah!! I feel enormously motivated to give these guided meditations and…even continue after this May project.

This idea of giving guided meditations through FB Live popped up somewhere last year, in February 2018. During 2018 my creative workgoal was to speak about my work through FB Live. Every month I spoke about a different topic in relationship to high sensitivity.

This was my focus and hence I didn’t have the mental, emotional and physical space to take action upon this idea of giving guided meditations through fb live. Furthermore I was busy tackling my fear of driving a car.

Now I am experiencing a new kind of freedom.

🌿 I’m into 1.5 year of car driving experience and I love to drive.

🌿 I easily put myself in front of a camera to speak about my work. I’ve even spoken in English and Spanish on Intstagram TV. (it’s not perfect, but what the h***)

🌿 My coaching and rebirthing practice is going well.

🌿 Freedom because of my youngest child is growing up. He is literally stepped out of his diaper phase and is talking lots.

By processing all fear in relationship to putting myself out there I’ve learned that there is a time and space for everything we want to do. I fully agree and feel the following quote by Rumi “The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear”. In many aspects of life I’ve become quieter and I have listened to my hunches. I’ve even let them guide me. Only sometimes the fear is too big or there is a lack in time and energy to start new projects.

But when an idea comes back around and around than you simply have to bow for it and act without thinking.

And that’s what I did with regards to these guided meditations. I’ve committed myself to be present every Tuesday evening until Summer holidays. What definitely motivates me is that current clients tell me they will be there and it is so much fun to bring people together. Afterwards I will evaluate and feel what’s up next.

Breath with me?

This is the facebook page: Hooggevoeligheid en intuïtie. (high sensitivity and intuition) It’s in Dutch, but I mentioning it anyway, because I have an Italian friend who takes fitness classes in Polish even though she doesn’t understand any of it 😉

With Com-Passion,
Chungmei Cheng

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Where there is fear, there is growth

Last evening I gave my 1st guided meditation through FB Live on my Dutch fb page named high sensitivity and intuition.

It went well and I had lots of fun teaching. The fun part was only in the moment! Before and after I was nervous: I couldn’t focus on watching a movie and I shed some tears. Afterwards my stomach felt empty in a painful way. So overall it wasn’t yet a relaxing experience for me.

During the moments of tension the following thought crossed my mind a couple of times: “why am I choosing to go through all of this??” My reaction was that I needed to challenge myself, but this wasn’t leading. I couldn’t longer neglect the Call. I/ my soul was “called” upon doing this for many times. It was an idea and opportunity I had to honour. I needed to Answer The Call as Brené Brown talks about in her Netflix talk “the Call to Courage”.

My partner @arnoldbalde added to this with: “You want to grow. It’s your soul’s biggest wish. Where there is fear, there is growth.”

Breath with me?

With Com-Passion,
Chungmei Cheng

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Tell your story, share the love

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On the 23nd and 24th of November I participated in a beginners storytelling course by Michael and Terra of www.discstorytelling.com in The Hague. We had a blast!! We did lots of exercises to be able to tell the story we were working on. I believe many of the participants, including myself, surprised themselves by having had the storyteller in them unlocked. 

I met an interesting bunch of internationally orientated people. One guy from Slovenia who is working for the TU Delft where he is guiding students with their start-up ideas and pitches. He thought of using storytelling techniques to enrich the pitches. There was an Indonesian lady who works as a coach & spiritual healer who challenged herself to take a course in English. One lady from Australia with Spanish roots works as a filmer and photographer and wanted to get a boost to promote her work in talks with potential project partners. And so many more…

Their stories enriched my world. 

This year has been the year that I started to get out of the mommy bubble by taking courses. I went to Madrid two weekends in a row to participate in el curso Zen by Suzanne Powell which has definitely put me onto a higher level of consciousness and sharing love. And now I can include a very rich storytelling two-days which has fueled me with fun excercises to develop this skill more and more. 

I must say I feel energized and inspired by the developments I’ve been through. 

For me to take these steps was strongly related to my youngest who will turn three in a couple of months. He is starting to feel more independent and is taking into practise what he has learned under our close parenting views and presence. For him to feel safe and apart from me has been liberating to me. I am happy for him, for myself and for our family and friends. My partner and I have mentioned to each other many times that our boy ignites smiles in the world. He shouldn’t be only smiling to us, but to everyone on his path. Same goes of course for our daughter. 

Let’s do this. Focus on fun, fun, fun and sharing the love we feel. 

Lastly, I definitely recommend Michael and Terra of DISC international storytelling if you want to spicen up the presentation of strategy documents you’re working, sharing your stories related to the product or service you offer or simply because you feel the need to tell a good story amongst family, friends and colleagues. Go get your story out there! ♥️

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