I see three important developments in our world:
- People are looking for a meaning and a higher purpose than financial security and status. Too many people become depressed or burn out if they don’t find their own purpose. Digital nomads and people in the vanlife and tiny house movements are adopting lifestyles in which freedom and minimalism are more important than consumerism.
- For the first time in thousands of years, women have the freedom to express themselves and to become the leader of a business or a movement that makes a difference. This is new, and often scary. Other women call themselves light workers, going through transformations towards a higher consciousness.
- The Amazon and other forests are burning, many animals become extinct, and the climate is changing. The world is in need of a huge transformation, or we will simply destroy this planet. Young women like Greta Thunberg take the lead, while white male presidents like Trump behave like irresponsible children.
What if we bring these developments together and start taking action now? We don’t have much time, there is an enormous urgency to do things differently, to make up new paradigms to save ourselves and the planet. I firmly believe that if we go through personal transformations and support each other in the process, we can change the world.
Meet your dragons, change the world
My name is Ellen de Dreu. I have gone on solo journey in an old campervan to find freedom and a new purpose, and to live in nature. The name of this trip was “Ellen in Wonderland” because I have experienced so many wonders and I met so many wonderful people, simply by living from trust and not from fear.
I also met my dragons. Dragons are creatures that you normally want to run away from, like fears, shadow parts, conditionings, limiting beliefs, etc. Instead of running away, I went to meet them. Magic happened, because behind the dragons there was a castle, with a treasure: my soul mission and purpose, and my unique contribution to this world.
Now I am on a mission to encourage other people to meet their own dragons, to find their soul mission and purpose, and to become authentic leaders of movements for positive change. I firmly believe that when more people go on an inner journey and live their purpose, this positive change will spill over to the world.
Welcome to Wonderland
Now I have this crazy idea. I don’t know where it came from, but I simply trust my intuition. The idea scares me – there is a big dragon – so that means there must be castle with a treasure and many wonders as well.
This idea is this. I want to buy a bus. For some reason I imagine it as a blue Fiat Ducato. In this bus I put my cozy purple love seat for 2 people, or for 1 person and 1 dog (I trust she will arrive in my life soon). The chair stands near the back doors wo we can admire the views. When it rains, I can turn the chair around somehow and drink coffee inside. The bus is decorated like a small theater, with theater lights and curtains. Behind the bus is my caravan, where I sleep.
I travel through Western Europa, and home is where I park it. When I park in a town or nature, I will do something creative, like a medieval troubadour entertaining the guests. I invite everyone to participate and share soul stories, and find new purposes, so we inspire change. When I park somewhere in a quiet place, I invite you to come and we enjoy the view together. When I meet interesting people who have found their purpose, I interview them in the loveseat and share these stories with you in an online community, where I also share my own stories.
I am sure a filmmaker will show up somehow, and we make a documentary. When I also meet a video editor and a musician just when we need them, I am not surprised, because I know from experience that these wonders happen when I live from trust and not from fear.
Co-working and co-living in nature
I will also bring a circus tent so I can create co-working spaces everywhere I park. In this way we can connect with each other and with nature. At night we will look for a place to make a campfire, we eat together and make music and have fun. I ask friends who live all over Europe to start co-working spaces in nature as well, so we have many places to park and to come home too. We will build an online and live community around these spaces so we all connect and inspirations keeps flowing.
Sometimes I will invite you to travel with me in your own bus, camper or caravan. We become a co-working co-living caravan. Like Alice in Wonderland we come up with 6 impossible ideas before breakfast, and start doing the ones which will make this world a better place.
Practical ways to make this dream come true
Send me a message if you are interested to join me in one way or the other, and we can talk about the possibilities. In the meantime I am so much looking forward to our Wonderlanders journey!!