Fenja is a trust and consciousness guide living in Morocco. As an explorer of our psycho-socio-cultural world, she is interested in our human quest for interconnectedness and development. Her curious mind naturally lets her make the connection between diverse fields, cultures, and states of consciousness. Through her work, she investigates the intersections between consciousness, innovation, design, systems thinking, culture, nature, art, science, psychology, sociology, and our human connection to the greater whole. She has a Master's degree in cultural studies, worked as an art director and researcher at a social design studio and did scientific research on consciousness development. She is the initiator and curator of various cultural and social platforms. She uses her experiences to guide individuals, groups and projects and to a new level of awareness, but also to curate, create and collaborate on transformational projects, programs & strategies that propel the evolution of trust, consciousness, and connection.
As a trust guide and consciousness thinker Fenja is interested in our human quest for connection and development—in relation to ourselves and the world around us. In her trajectories, she shares her many years of experience, tools, and insights in the development of consciousness, as a practitioner of mindfulness and meditation, as a researcher of culture, psychology and sociology, as an art director, and as an adventurer of life. In the intersection between universal wisdom and personal challenges, she focuses on finding that point of stillness in the daily dynamics of an interactive life. In her programs and trajectories she takes people and projects on a journey. Deep into the core of things, and from there, outwards, into the world again.
In her work Fenja integrates ancient wisdom, modern science and creative-strategic thinking from a design thinking perspective. She taps from her more than decade long study of science, world religions, energy-work, psychology, philosophy, meditation, consciousness, design, and quantum physics. Beside art, ancestry, nature and design, her work is deeply inspired by the work of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Deepak Chopra's 7 Spiritual Laws of Success and Jean Houston. She also uses energetic healing techniques such as Kundalini Yoga, Reiki and ancient Tibetan and Aboriginal techniques taught by Jose Machado. She builds her overall guidance on the evolutionary psychological framework of Clare Graves and use heart-related practices from the Heart Math Institute and the international heart community, Terry Patten's New Republic of the Heart.
But, perhaps, most of all her guiding force comes from personal experience with life, death, loss, happiness and the great road into the realization of consciousness and connection.
My movement into trust
A personal story
Back in 2012, I traded my beautiful job and home in Amsterdam to undergo a life-experiment. I felt that a life demanding a well-organized and materialistic full existence was not necessarily the answer in leading a fulfilled one. I figured that our understanding of life and the world is not generated through reasoning, but through experience, and so taking distance and breaking with the system was necessary to create a rupture in my way of thinking and open up to new views of the world.
Together with my great love and life teacher, we set out on a true 'living research'. Can we let our intention and intuition lead the course of life? Without a destination in mind and the means to arrive. We called this experiment "navigate on trust." This art of embracing uncertainty led us through different parts of South America—long coastlines, vast mountain ranges, big cities, and small communities. We researched Eastern, Western, and Andean philosophies. Psychology, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness. My personal challenge was to face a few of the biggest Western fears: the fear to have no control, no goal, no money, no plan. In short, the fear to let go of all relative safety and security, and just observing what happens.
This way of experiencing living and understanding opened the road to a new personal consciousness. By facing these insecurities and personal challenges, I came in contact with a new feeling of freedom, confidence, and love. A new idea of wealth, a simpler life, and the workings of the law of attraction. And the biggest trial of this way of looking was yet to come with the death of my great love and life teacher, at the end of 2015. Sparked by the rebirth of loss, I have been continuing to “navigate on trust”. From 2016 I lived like a Kameleon between the Amsterdam city life and a Moroccan cave. In this time I further deepened the principles of trust. Here, I discovered that freedom, happiness and successful manifestation sprout from a few universal principles. I, therefore, dedicate my time to building this fertile foundation of trust and interconnection in people, projects, programs, and companies.