Plukrijp Newsletter – 2021 week 52

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2021 – week 52

Upside down = instead of announcing what we plan to do
(& most often find out we do not need to do), we relate what we really did

Building communities of trust is fundamental
to healing our collective wound.
At Plukrijp, we offer spaces of transparency and solidarity.
The community allows people to encounter each other
in truth and so develop trust.
We do the garden for YOU
Plukrijp functions on your frequent visits & harvests. Take along for friends & neighbours, this way we recreate real networks between us all, breaking down the illusory restrictions that now still separate many of us from our fellow man = UBUNTU.
The updated list of vegetables & fruit that can be harvested this week is available on our website under the heading “Current Harvest” :
If you want to volunteer at Plukrijp,
feel free to send your request to

This week @ Plukrijp
We did:

We did little, we used this time to look inside.


We listened to lots of beautiful music and Johannes often played music for us. Soothing, uplifting AND grounding! What a treat!


Carlos experimented with making his own pocket knife out of an old dull saw blade. Tough cookie. Very hard to poke holes in.


We sorted all the metal reserve pieces, the hidden wealth of Plukrijp. The communities that know how to cut, solder, weld, know how valuable such a treasure can be when we start making/repairing. Now we know well what we have and we are ready!


2022, here we are!

Our best wishes for 2022

Hello friends! Happy New Year!

What has 2021 taught Plukrijp?

The importance of social spiritual hygiene. For us this is not only a material world. All of us get challenges and thus opportunities to make upstanding choices. To choose love over fear, to choose quality over quantity, to choose friendship over I, me, mine; to choose upward spirals instead of status quo downward spirals.

The result of choosing these moments of meaning leads to union with those on the path to awakening. Love glue! Joy, connection, stability, resilience, love.

We learned the importance of looking out for each other. Not in the comfortable way but in an honest way with true respect for the HUMAN that is present.

The image that comes to us is of a man standing in an empty river bed. He prays for water for himself. Yet only when he recognizes that there are other people around to lock arms with, water and fertility come to liven the place.

Join the boat! Our coming together will put a lot of water in the river.

Please accept our Friendship. Beauty is your birthright. Our real best wishes.

Yours faithfully,



Interesting Movies & Documentaries

Pinocchio – Movie 2019 with Roberto Benigni


Chocolat with Julienne Binoche & Johnny Depp


How Do You Define Yourself?

An inspiring lecture from the late Alan Watts.

Astronomers say there was a primordial explosion, an enormous bang billions of years ago which flung all the galaxies into space. Well let’s take that just for the sake of argument and say that was the way it happened.

It’s like you took a bottle of ink and you threw it at a wall. Smash! And all that ink spread. And in the middle, it’s dense, isn’t it? And as it gets out on the edge, the little droplets get finer and finer and make more complicated patterns, see?

So in the same way, there was a big bang at the beginning of things and it spread. And you and I, sitting here in this room, as complicated human beings, are way, way out on the fringe of that bang. We are the complicated little patterns on the end of it. Very interesting.

But so we define ourselves as being only that. If you think that you are only inside your skin, you define yourself as one very complicated little curlique, way out on the edge of that explosion. Way out in space, and way out in time.

Billions of years ago, you were a big bang, but now you’re a complicated human being. And then we cut ourselves off, and don’t feel that we’re still the big bang. But you are. Depends how you define yourself. You are actually—if this is the way things started, if there was a big bang in the beginning—you’re not something that’s a result of the big bang. You’re not something that is a sort of puppet on the end of the process. You are still the process. You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.

When I meet you, I see not just what you define yourself as—Mr. So-and-so, Ms. So-and-so, Mrs. So-and-so—I see every one of you as the primordial energy of the universe coming on at me in this particular way. I know I’m that, too. But we’ve learned to define ourselves as separate from it.”

Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen documentary

Inspiring Links
Christopher Wallis Near Enemy #7:

The film „Kein richtig falsches Leben“ („No Completely Wrong Life) by Michael Würfel shows with humour and up close what life in community can look like – and is thus the only current feature documentary movie of its kind. It is available for streaming, as DVD or BluRay-disk with English subtitles (see below).

The ecovillage Sieben Linden in Northern Germany, founded 1997, is present on television and in the print media and is admired for its small ecological footprint which is only a third as large as the German average (link to source). However, the challenges of such a sustainable life in community are not subject in such short reports and articles. What exactly is great and what is strenuous about such a life is shown in „Kein richtig falsches Leben“.

While the structures, everyday life and functioning of such a micro-society are conveyed rather incidentally, the film, in keeping with the title, repeatedly refers to the question: „If people design their world in the way they like it, are they at least satisfied with it?“ – with various answers. Obviously, most people have not moved into community projects in the last decades; living in community is still a niche concept. Although the small ecological footprint is sensational: What other idea to counter climate change can present such practical prototypes that are really attractive? A life among nice people, healthy living, safe environment, meaningful employment.

Perhaps community living is not yet ready for the mass market. Some people find it „exhausting“ to suddenly hold all the strings in their own hands. And grassroots democracy can also produce decisions that make the actions of government offices look clever and effective. But the aspirations are high: In the Sieben Linden ecovillage, for example, residents do some of the work that is otherwise done by the municipal administration and financed by taxes. Plus earning one’s living, plus tending to many possible close relationships and family, plus building the village including new houses to live in. It’s a lot.


On the other hand, a beautiful village is being created in Sieben Linden, and the community that can be felt there radiates unbroken attractiveness. Life is full of meaning and happy moments, a steady influx of interested people promises to make the community ever more fascinating. No really wrong life in Sieben Linden: While sustainability, good living and personal freedom have to be permanently balanced, the film gives us an inkling of what such a life in community actually means.





India outraged over Pfizer’s demand


Today, 2021, a newscaster in India, is complaining about Big Pharma’s heavy handed treatment of the country over its “must have” new products. The joke is on Americans.

Many of the things that the companies are asking for were imposed on the United States DECADES ago.

Inspiring Books

Only once in the history of human consciousness, says Osho, has a thing like Zen come into being. In Zen: Its History and Teachings, the noted mystic explains that Zen has no rituals, no chanting, no mantras, no scriptures — only short, evocative parables and teachings that make it ideal for the modern seeker. Using his characteristic humorous, encouraging style, Osho guides readers through the origins and development of this seminal spiritual tradition that is neither religion nor dogma nor creed. He provides a context for those who have not been born into the Zen tradition, introducing them to its timeless approach to existence. The book argues that the only preparation for fully experiencing Zen’s power is meditative awareness, and Osho presents simple techniques to achieve this awareness. Stunning color photographs throughout offer further inspiration and illumination.

For according to all occult teaching the evolutionary creation could have been [more harmonious] but for the intervention of the Powers of Darkness — all traditions including that of the Veda and Upanishads point under different figures to the same thing.


In the Upanishads it is the Daityas that smite with evil all that the gods create, in the Zoroastrian tradition it is Ahriman coming across the work of Ahura Mazda, the Chaldean tradition uses a different figure. But the significance is the same; it is the perception of something that has struck across the harmonious development of creation and brought in the principle of darkness and disorder.


As a result instead of a world of integral truth and divine harmony created in the light of the divine Gnosis, we have a world founded on the part truths of an inferior cosmic Intelligence in which all is half truth, half error. These are the forces and beings that are interested in maintaining the falsehoods they have created in the world of the Ignorance and in putting them forward as the Truth which men must follow.


The word “Appearances” refers to the forms they take in order to rule the world, forms often false and always incarnating falsehood, sometimes pseudo-divine.


It [the adverse force] is the Power that keeps up ignorance and darkness in the world — it can only be destroyed when mankind is no longer in love with ignorance and darkness.


These bad conditions are due to the fact that the Ignorance is in possession and the hostile Powers an established authority, as it were, who do not care to give up their hold and there is no full force of Light established in the earth consciousness which would not only meet but outweigh their full force of darkness.


Men are being constantly invaded by the hostiles (occult forces) and there are great numbers of men who are partly or entirely under their influence. Some are possessed by them, others are incarnations of hostile beings.


At the present moment, they are very active all over the earth. Of course in the outside world there is no consciousness, such as is developed in yoga, by which they can either become aware of or consciously repel the attacks – the struggle in them between the psychic (soul) and the hostile force goes on mostly behind the veil or so far as it is on the surface is not understood by the mind.


The apparent freedom and self-assertion of our personal being to which we are so profoundly attached, conceal a most pitiable subjection to a thousand suggestions, impulsions, forces which we have made extraneous to your little person. Our ego, boasting of freedom, is at every moment the slave, toy and puppet of countless beings, powers, forces, influences in universal Nature.


All life is the play of universal forces. The individual gives a personal form to these universal forces.


But he can choose whether he shall respond or not to the action of a particular force. Only most people do not really choose – they indulge the play of the forces. Your illnesses, depressions, etc. are the repeated play of such forces.


The hostile forces have a certain self-chosen function: it is to test the condition of the individual, of the work, of the earth itself, and their readiness for the spiritual descent and fulfillment.


It is only when one can make oneself free of them that one can be the true person and have a true life – but one can be free only by living in the Divine.”


– Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine & Letters on Yoga


Surrounded by people who don’t wear masks, aren’t full of fear, aren’t afraid of being hurt, totally open… When you’re showered by a Love like this, you can either put on more armor and not let it in, or you can resist.

Tell yourself “What have I been doing all my life?”

This is an island, you know… an island of Love. The feeling that is here has to grow, there is no other way.

People have already tried hatred, they have tried greed, they have tried paranoia. This love is the only way, it is the only hope.

– Osho

Inspiring Texts

Message of Hope from Alejandro Jodorowsky

Their biggest mistake: They knew that the human collective was reaching a very high vibration, but they were not aware of the amount of awakened souls.

They made an error in judgment.

And they were afraid.

Now they are no longer hiding.

They are now in a hurry to officially launch a “new world order”.

Now their attacks are direct and frontal.

And the attacks will increase.

They are going to try everything they can to keep people from waking up.

They will try in every way that “awake” people cannot communicate so as not to wake others up.

They will try by all means to ensure that the awakened are considered mad or criminals.

It doesn’t matter what they do.

The quantum leap has already taken place.

Humanity already considers plants and animals as the souls that animate them.

Humanity already respects mother earth.

Humanity already understands that there is no separation.

Souls who now incarnate are already arriving as teachers.

It is no longer about experimenting.

They only incarnate to teach how to love.

We may or may not witness this total change.

The transition can take a week or 300 years.

But is unstoppable.

Whatever happens during the transition, remember one thing: you are the one who volunteered.

To be here and now.

Whatever happens.

Everything you see.

You are the engines of change.

Only one thing is required of you.

Only one.

Don’t be food.

It’s the only thing you need to do.

One simple thing.

Don’t be food.

The human being is one of the most powerful generators there is.

We are vortices.

Depending on which polarity you align yourself with, you create high or low frequencies.

These dark entities feed on low frequencies, we have been feeding them for millennia.

The awakening of humanity has shifted the collective vortex towards high frequencies.

This is why they attack with such ferocity.

They are hungry.

Connect with your soul.

And watch yourself.

If your soul resonates with these words, don’t give another second of your existence to be food.

Eliminate basic passions from your life.

Hatred, resentment, envy, fear, vices, junk food, lies, ambition.

Selfishness, sadness, mistrust.

All of this generates dense energy.

Food for the dark.

Be aware of your emotions.

Listen to yourself.

To you.

And if on any occasion you feel yourself in any of these low vibrations, ipso facto change your energy.

Put on music that uplifts you.




Light some incense.

Embrace your friends.

Embrace your loved ones.

Embrace your animal family.

Take a walk in the nature.


Do whatever you need to do, but change that energy immediately.

Because you refuse to be food.

Always be aware.

Nourish your soul with anything that helps you uplift yourself.

If you get used to living in the frequency of love, your reality will transform effortlessly.

You are a powerful being.

Fear nothing.

Free your mind from the matrix.

But above all, have fun, be happy, smile, sing, dance.

You are love. “

A valuable message from Bernard Gunther. We would just like to give the advice to read ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ have to do this. True, everyone has to look deep inside themselves, yet together with others you see more of yourself provided you dare to be honest together. It takes three to know one. Individuals grain shoots seem to cover some territory, but as long as they are not connected by the roots, the first wind blows them over. This year has been a very strong reminder for us and we hope it has been the same for you.

What has 2021 taught you?

Written by Bernhard Gunther

As another calendar year comes to an end, I always like to reflect on the past year. We are in a pivotal time in history, and it has only just begun. In Light of the esoteric axiom “all there is, are lessons,” what has 2021 taught me? It hasn’t changed much from the previous year but just intensified with more focus and aspiration as the main lesson becomes more apparent.


This main lesson is not related to any of the “conspiracy” stuff or any other external revelations, all of which is becoming blatantly more obvious and which I’ve been speaking out and writing about for over twenty years already.


No, the biggest lesson has been strengthening my aspiration and surrendering to the Divine with unconditional Faith and Trust in Divine Will. It’s not about what “l” want; it’s about Thy Will. This unconditional surrender is oftentimes easier said than done. It’s also not a passive state as many people mistake “surrender” for. It’s an active state in service to the Divine getting out of blame/victim consciousness.


Without a strong spiritual foundation, we will tumble under the massive waves of change and we haven’t seen anything yet.


If we don’t heed the voice of the Divine, we may need to repeat this human cycle again …and again …as it happened many times before in ancient times…until we let ourselves be spiritualized and live from within guided by the Divine, and the Divine only.


I feel and hear the call stronger than ever before.


We don’t need just a spiritual “revolution,” nor an intellectual, philosophical, or political revolution, nor just a shift in consciousness, but a complete transformation of our Being and, as a result, the whole planet.


That’s why we’re here during this Time of Transition.


This kind of transformation won’t happen “overnight.” It’s a long and tedious process. There are many obstacles, traps, temptations, and dangers on that path for the anti-divine hostile forces and our ingrained [unconscious] ignorance we’ve become so used to won’t give up their grip so easily.


It’s is a battle but worth fighting. Nothing else matters once you receive that inner call. As always, the war is THROUGH us. The trap is to project it all externally, shadow-dancing like in Plato’s allegory of the cave.


We are wounded, traumatized, conditioned, and programmed with all kinds of beliefs, desires, and identifications which we mistake coming from our true Self. Most of them are unconscious – all of which is where the occult forces tag into and play us like puppets on strings. None of it will bring lasting peace, true love, bliss, fulfillment, and contentment – only the Divine will. Deep down inside, you know that too.


Yet, this is the opportunity, right here, right now, and it doesn’t depend on anyone but YOU.


There is a mighty Light descending and divine guidance amidst these seemingly dark times. The only thing that is asked of you is to answer the call with sincere aspiration and without bargaining and anchor the Light within. Many are called, few choose to answer the call.


As this year is coming to a close, I invite you to take a break from all the external distractions, all the technological gadgets, the news, and information overload. Sit in silence and contemplate on what has 2021 taught you and what are your intentions for the next cycle? Notice any resistance in the body. What are you still holding on to that needs to be let go of? What are you grateful for? Perhaps write it all down and offer it to the Divine without expectations.


Laura and I are wishing you health, prosperity, strength, courage, and much love for the next year and the times ahead.



Bernhard Guenther

Inspiring Music

Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Jaywalkin’

Friends Forever

Inspiring Images
Image by Vincent Munier
A systemic view = reorganization urgently needed !
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