Maarten is an organizational Psychologist and coach/counselor. He has always played with ideas of non organization very much alike the Qi field, and a Taoist principle. Let life flow, and during the meetings online he created in 2015, called Qi Channel, he indeed is able to lead online practices and co-host meetings with all interested in Zhi Neng Qi Gong.
Drawn from life and back to himself, the idea of ‘everyday starts a new life’ is certainly not imaginary for Maarten. In 1997 his inner feeling of something wrong from a young age, was confirmed by a fatal diagnosis that required him to rely on medical care for his survival. Keeping his independence from frequent hospital visits he began meditating. At the same time that his kidney transplant started to fail he became a psychotherapeutic Coach/counselor, a Zhi Neng Qi Gong teacher and Qi healer. Trained by Master Yuantong Liu he accepted the inevitable and went on dialysis. It is then when he felt lonely and isolated from the Zhi Neng community. Life is amazing!
His local community offered him a place to teach. He chose to teach for free, now for the 5th consecutive year. By creating Qi Channel he reached out to all continents, almost immediately recognized by some 30 Huaxia trained Chinese teachers. When life seemed to end and dialysis didn’t help anymore, he went for a last trip with his wife Hester to France. The amazing thing happened. After a call from the Antwerp hospital in Belgium, Hester drove him back through the night. Next night he received a life saving transplant from an anonymous post mortum donor. Now he is expanding his teaching again, he is writing a book that will be published in 2020.
I am taking a step back, by looking into what I have been taught by Qi Gong teachers, how before that I both naturally and consciously chose a path to healing, and what makes sense and what not.