Introduction from Jenna: This month, I took a three-week trip to Norway and Germany to teach New Equations. Siv Roland and I spent a few of those days teaching and Soultyping New Equations students in Berlin. Betty Kraus, our blog author for Journey With Betty and NEATO student, not only arranged our trip, but also generously took us on a tour of Berlin with her husband, Hans-Peter. They shared insights about the Germany they used to know, and where they believe Germany is moving in the future. In this post, Betty shares her experiences of the magic that was created. Thank you, Betty!
Jenna (left) and Betty in East Berlin
Siv in West Berlin
The Magic Begins
The Magic Begins
Then, due to a gracious gift from a Swiss friend of New Equations, I was able to book perfect rooms in the Hotel Ku-Damm 101. The hotel is designed in the Bauhaus style. I wondered why I was led to this hotel—was it connected in some way to the soul? What “dots” would I be able to connect?
The Bauhaus was primarily known as a design and architecture school. It was founded in 1919, one year after the end of World War I. It was completely new in its nature and conception, and is now considered the most influential school of design. At the core of Bauhaus were representatives of a free and post-religious spirituality. There was a longing for newness: a new world, a new inclusive, international way of living, and optimism about the future. This dazzled the world for a short time. Unfortunately people were not ready, and this movement wasn’t able to blossom into something beautiful. It was suppressed by old political structures, rigid mental convictions, and nationalism. In 1933, the Bauhaus school was forcibly closed. Some of the ideas were taken to the USA.
At this time there were also many spiritual circles in Berlin and other cities in Europe. The widespread search for the soul—and a new way of being human—was profound within these circles, but this focus was abused when people used it in propaganda to promote nationalism.
So there we all were: Siv from Norway, Jenna from the USA, NEATO students from Switzerland and Germany, students in the Soultyping Program from other parts of Germany, and me, Betty, wondering why my husband’s Soultyping was going to happen in Berlin.
Historic sign at Checkpoint Charlie
A soldier in his uniform stood guard at the Wall with his gun, ready to shoot if someone tried to escape. In the moment the Wall fell, he threw down his gun, tore off his uniform, and cried . . .
A soldier in his uniform stood guard at the Wall with his gun, ready to shoot if someone tried to escape. In the moment the Wall fell, he threw down his gun, tore off his uniform,
and cried . . .
Section of the Berlin Wall
Dots were connecting! We had made a change by doing New Equations Soultyping in Berlin!
As I dug down into the history of Germany and Berlin, I wondered if the connections I made were meant for only me, so I would see the beautiful potential that is ready to be used for the good, the true, the beautiful?
I saw that the time is ripe to create and share new stories. Berlin has many stories about the not-so-far-away past when troublesome times broke it into two parts. Then, the Wall fell without violence, and showed the world that peaceful change is possible when the hearts of people are ready for it. Now the time is ripe to tell stories about a friendly town, a kind world, united in love and truth from the soul.
I saw inner pictures of souls holding up their light for a new future at all four corners of Berlin. Berlin is a power spot, and the light of the truth of our souls will make waves and flow throughout Germany, Europe and the world. That which began at the time of Bauhaus, before it was brutally ended, now has a new place to stand. Our souls have a new way of shining forth. The strength of our souls will become manifested in surprising new ways. New Berlin showed me.
What was the significance that the first man Soultyped in Germany was Soultyped in Berlin, and not elsewhere? Perhaps the answer belongs to the new stories we will tell each other about ‘new men’ who bring peace, clarity, and healing, from the center of Germany . . . from the place that was responsible for so much harm to humanity. Now the time has come for all of us to live from the true light of our being: our soul.
Betty (left), Jenna (center) and Hans Peter
in front of Brandenburger Tor
I am filled with so much more . . . there are more dots to connect. Perhaps next time!
Thank you for reading!