Inspiration Holiday in Burgundy
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This web site is not just meant to promote the Domaine as a nice place to spend the holidays.
It is also about the question 'This life, what is it all about?'
To live intense, a life that makes sense
Every single day a new adventure
To look at yourself
To look for and maybe find some answers

The motto of (and at) Ange Gardien is:
Whatever has to happen, will happen
don't obstruct mercy, work with it
That stands for use your talents
They are a gift, granted

A second device is to be found in Psalms 34:
Avoid, leave the evil
Do good
Seek peace
Try to conquer it

And a third of Cor de Vries:
from the booklet Life and Death:
We all aspire
to live
and to pass on
given to us
That's life:
to give.

In the seventies The Incredible Stringband sang:

A daily, or weekly, inspiration in Burgundy is
Taizé with its lovely, simple songs
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est
(Where there is love and friendship, there is God)
Beati voi poveri, perché vostro è il regno di deo
(Fortunate you poor ones, the Kingdom God is yours)

It is important to learn from the past
Looking back gratefully to the good things that were
Wiser because of mistakes made, unpleasant and difficult experiences
But don't look back in anger

It is about letting go, about accepting a loss,
about the good things in life, cherish moments of value
Don't clinch to difficulties and problems
Let go, work on yourself, revitalise

On a tombstone found
a definition of our stay on this globe
"The moments of time are only a meeting on earth
on the road to  Eternity"

To quote the famous psychologist Carl Gustav Jung:
Each day, give twelve hours to the world, your fellow-man and twelve to yourself, to God, to reflection.
That demands efforts, action, and struggle too.
To let go, to make peace, it demands confrontation, courage to free oneself from sorrow, from obligations, from unpleasant experiences.
It demands to be free from sorrow and troubles, to open yourself for the other one, the silent voice in your hearth, in the nature.....

Ultimately it is the perfection, the self-realization
the ultimate peak experience of this life, the rising, passing
as Christ went up into the white light of Ascension
transported with powers and forces into the beyond
the body remains here and the soul flees forth ....
guardian angel to guard the gates of heaven ..
ever the last word ...
may it go on like this to the end....
to go to the paradis, Adieu ....

" where-ever you are up to
is coming up to you"
Gardien Angel
The bell for angels
"Les separations du temps
ne sont qu'un rendez-vous
pour  l' Eternité"
Souls, best friends
Frans  Maria van Gorp
16 okt 1926- 24 juli 1991

Mama Maria

8 nov 1928- 27 dec 2009