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INTEGRATION – Week 3 – Pt. 1

How inner peace can help us to sleep well

In this lesson we look at what we can do to find inner peace, hope for our future and our lives and influence the world in positive ways – so we know we’re doing our best and can sleep well.

Inner Child Archetypes and how they can Support your Healing Journey

Where do we come from? Today we will look at the Inner Child Archetypes. There are eight different ones: The Magical Child Archetype, the Divine Child Archetype, the Nature Child Archetype, the Curious Child Archetype, the Dependent Child Archetype, the Orphan Child...

How to Overcome Negative Thinking – a Step by Step Guide

One of the most common obstacles we encounter on our way to living our best life or the life of our dreams is negative thinking.
In this article, I will show you how to overcome this obstacle. To start, take a second to think about…

🌈 You have the power to create your reality.

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What does it mean to live as a qu_ing or CREATRIX? What can we do to fully become who we are meant to be?
How can we live our lives joyfully, confidently, generously? ❤️

Why Starting is the Most Important Thing

Why Starting is the Most Important Thing

As an eight-year-old, when I woke up in the morning, I knew exactly what the most important thing was for me to do.

My friends and I would meet outside our school building to talk about everything that had happened in the 18 hours since we last saw each other. I could not wait to …

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Why You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are

Why You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are

You Are Perfect ❤️

What is the first thing that comes to your mind, when you hear that you are perfect?
That you’re not perfect?

That you couldn’t be perfect because you made this mistake or didn’t do something like you were supposed to?

That you couldn’t be perfect because there was a time when you disappointed or hurt someone?

What if I told you that none of that mattered and that you are perfect, no matter what you do?

What if I shared with you that we are each perfect, exactly the way we are, simply because we exist?

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Not Different, Just Love

Not Different, Just Love

It’s pride month, and, inspired by an interview I listened to, I thought, that I, and maybe you too, could do with a bit more clarity, and love, when it comes to dealing with our emotions, expectations and responsibilities, around coming out, but also when it comes to our families and love in general.

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I’ve Tested 9 Fair & Sustainable Espresso Beans

I’ve Tested 9 Fair & Sustainable Espresso Beans

One of my daily joys is drinking a cup of espresso. I love the smell of the espresso beans, grinding them, and then seeing the coffee pour into my cup.

So, I was curious to find out what our choices are when it comes to fair and sustainably produced and roasted espresso beans.

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We’ve Tested 3 Sustainable Dog Food Brands – This Is What We Found Out!

We’ve Tested 3 Sustainable Dog Food Brands – This Is What We Found Out!

Why sustainable dog food? – As I’m on my journey to reducing rubbish and living more consciously, dog food caught my attention as the big cans I was buying for the dogs constituted a big part of what I had to recycle. Listening to Saving Us by Katharine Hayhoe, I became curious about the idea of feeding dogs food based on insects…

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Most of us have at least one website, for our sustainable businesses or the blog we write to help make this world a better place. And while we try to take all measures to implement what matters most to us, technology often slips out of sight when it comes to sustainability. But to make it easy for you…

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Creatrix School

The CREATRIX School can guide you through the year to bring clarity, confidence and connection into every area of your life.
Every week, three new lessons are added, with exercises, ideas and inspirations to help you start creating the life you truly desire.

Self-Actualization – Week 1 – Pt. 1

Self-Actualization – Week 1 – Pt. 1

Welcome to a new Chapter of the CREATRIX School

This is going to be such an exciting chapter! Self_Actualization means to become the best version of ourselves, the version we were always meant to be. In this introduction, we will have a quick look at where we are and start developing a first idea of where we might like to go.

Self-Actualization – Week 1 – Pt. 2

Self-Actualization – Week 1 – Pt. 2

Where do you want to go in life?

In this lesson, we think about death and dying and that our days on this planet are limited – we look at the top five regrets people have on their deathbed and begin to think about how we want to consciously create the rest of our lives.

Self-Actualization – Week 1 – Pt. 3

Self-Actualization – Week 1 – Pt. 3

How can you live a life without regrets?

Living without regrets doesn’t mean living without making mistakes. In this lesson, we look at how we can see mistakes as something to benefit from and learn the practical steps it takes to live a life without regrets.

Self-Actualization – Week 2 – Pt. 1

Self-Actualization – Week 2 – Pt. 1

Let’s make a plan

In this lesson, we look at how becoming our best-self, doesn’t mean that we are not perfect already, but that we, ourselves, have to see that we are indeed perfect already and can trust ourselves a lot more than we might currently think.

Practices

Every chapter of the CREATRIX School comes with a recipe, a practice and a ritual.
This way, we transform what we learn into something visible and something we can feel with all our senses.
This helps to make the changes stick and see the results of our changed realities.

Recipe: Sourdough Starter & Bread

Recipe: Sourdough Starter & Bread

Have you ever wanted to bake your own bread? I think it’s magical and incredibly pleasing.
I’m in no way a master yet, but progressing and here’s how I got started.

Ritual: Morning and Evening Checklist

Ritual: Morning and Evening Checklist

Photo by MART PRODUCTION on Pexels.← CHAPTER OVERVIEW What are you doing today? And tomorrow? How are you spending your days? Do you live them purposefully? Do you enjoy your days? Do you get everything done that you wish to get done? Do you have a plan about how you...

Practice: Bullet Journaling

Practice: Bullet Journaling

Photo by Natasha Fernandez on Pexels.← CHAPTER OVERVIEW How to keep our long-term goals in sight I remember that I was still living in Berlin, when I first heard about bullet journals, and I immediately loved the idea. I love to draw, and the rational thinker that I...

Recipe: Relaxing Body Scrub

Recipe: Relaxing Body Scrub

Photo by Tara Winstead on Pexels.← CHAPTER OVERVIEW Let's make some relaxing and natural body scrub Facemasks, beauty days, or even spending more time than what's absolutely necessary cleaning myself, and taking care of my different body parts, wasn't anything I...

Ritual: What Do I Need?

Ritual: What Do I Need?

Photo by Samson Katt on Pexels.← CHAPTER OVERVIEW Let's solve Problems before they occur It’s easy to prioritize our wants and not our needs. Our wants are often visible, tangible, while our needs are not. That we don’t have what we need, often only comes to our...

Ritual: Treat Yourself like Someone You Love

Ritual: Treat Yourself like Someone You Love

When was the last time that you cooked yourself a fancy dinner? Set the table, put on nice music? Just for yourself?

How easy you find it to do something nice just for yourself, shows how much you actually love and respect yourself.

And to do something nice just for yourself is a great way to practice self-love.

Practice: Releasing Stuck Emotions

Practice: Releasing Stuck Emotions

Photo by Marek Piwnicki on Pexels.← CHAPTER OVERVIEW Let's practice releasing stuck emotions Stuck emotions can limit us in our lives in different ways: 1. They keep us from seeing new situations as new. 2. They keep our nervous system activated and cause stress. 3....

👑 What if you realized that everything was exactly right the way it is? What would you do next?

Archetypes Oracle Cards

I’ve created an Archetypes Oracle Cards Deck, and here you can learn more about how Archetypes and Oracles Cards work and how they can support you on your self-actualization journey.

How to Work with Archetypes for Empowerment and Clarity

How to Work with Archetypes for Empowerment and Clarity

What is the cause for your biggest frustration right now? I'd like to bet, that whatever might be upsetting you, could be resolved, if you felt like you had the power to change the situation, and the clarity to know what to do about it. Feeling disempowered and...

Inner Child Archetypes and how they can Support your Healing Journey

Inner Child Archetypes and how they can Support your Healing Journey

Where do we come from? Today we will look at the Inner Child Archetypes. There are eight different ones: The Magical Child Archetype, the Divine Child Archetype, the Nature Child Archetype, the Curious Child Archetype, the Dependent Child Archetype, the Orphan Child...

Dear Future Self

Dear Future Self is an ongoing series which takes a look at the presence in its impermanence. The idea is to capture a certain moment in time, a feeling, a wish, an encounter or experience and to recognize that the perspective on that moment will change.

My future self will know more than I do now, will have had more and different experiences than my current self, and will therefore have a different view on what I’m noticing now. Going back and forth, between these notes, also documents the steps in personal development and shifts and changes on an individual level.

Self-Actualizing, personal development, the search for more options, or simply experiencing growth and change for any reason, might feel weird, scary or uncertain. Yet impermanence or becoming is something we all share.

What does it mean to be a conscious creatrix of your life?

What does it mean to be a conscious creatrix of your life?

I wanted to write a little bit more about what it means to be a conscious creatrix of our lives, especially when it comes to saying goodbye to a pet, but this is also true for many other things. Like I said in my previous post, a couple of days before my dog Izabella...

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My Surprise Meeting with Archangel Michael

My Surprise Meeting with Archangel Michael

The last year has been full of surprises, one of them was for me to have a very brief but very powerful encounter with Archangel Michael. Now, I had never met an angel before. I’m not actually sure…

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How Can We Best Be of Service To This World?

How Can We Best Be of Service To This World?

What does it look like to be of service to the world?
I wake up happy, I go to bed happy. I get so much more done in a day than I ever would have imagined.

I’ve solved a washing machine problem this morning, tended to my plants, had breakfast, planned for some future articles, checked my emails and danced a little in the kitchen.

In no way would this have been possible a year ago.

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🔮 What would your life look like, feel like, taste like, if you lived as your authentic self?

BODY // MIND // SOUL

To be able to live a long, healthy, successful and joyful life, we need to bring balance into our lives and align body, mind and soul.

If you’d like to find out which area of your life might need the most attention right now, you can download the FREE Wheel of Life worksheet.

Depending on your analysis, you might then want to learn more about healthy eating, exercise or other forms of physical self-care. For this, you’ll be able to find a lot of useful information in the BODY section of this blog.

If you’d like to focus on your mindfulness, your meditation practice, how you can change your thinking to support you better in life and other ways to train your mind for resilience and love, you’ll find information on that in the MIND section of this blog.

And lastly, we all need community, relations and collective growth – our soul wants you to experience that you are connected to all that is, so we can rejoice in this connection. You can find out more about this and other ways of creating loving and peaceful relationships in the SOUL section.

How to Overcome Loneliness and Find Oneness

How to Overcome Loneliness and Find Oneness

How can we overcome Loneliness? Loneliness and a fear of loneliness have been constant companions of mine, for the first 40 years of my life. Yet, I was never alone. I felt like I was playing a role, and I was. This only changed when…

How to Turn Your Home Into a Sanctuary, Today

How to Turn Your Home Into a Sanctuary, Today

Let’s turn our homes into places where we can restore and resource ourselves. For that, I’d love to show you how you too can start to turn your home into a sanctuary, today!

I think we can all agree that things have to change, if we want to sustain our planet and ourselves.

Press

Lola Magazine: Local Hero

Lola Magazine: Local Hero

Local Hero: Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists in Berlin and Beyond Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists in Berlin and BeyondThe TQU founder’s simple advice for those looking to support Berlin’s queer artists: ‘Be brave and be...

Interview: Siegessäule

Interview: Siegessäule

“Ich habe mich erniedrigt und hilflos geführt”, erzählt die Aktivistin Verena Spilker, als sie, eine lesbische Frau, auf der Straße mal wieder von einem cis Heteromann sexuell belästigt wurde.Magazin: Juni 2018 U-Bahn, Parks, nächtliche Straßen – öffentliche Räume...

Interview: Gay.ch

Interview: Gay.ch

Verena Spilker und ihr Projekt TQU: Vor neun Jahren hat Verena ein Internet-Projekt ins Leben gerufen, dass nicht nur einzigartig ist, sondern auch stätig wächst: Transnational Queer Underground.Magazin: April / Mai 2018Die etwas anderen LGBT-Reisetipps, der Hashtag...

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Do you remember 2002?

My first ever DJ-Set took place in a friendly dark bar, called Nörgelbuff, in 2002 in Göttingen, Germany, not too far from where I live now. I had just started to work at the local Record Shop, DisRecords and a friend I made there invited me to DJ with her and I was...

Workshop: Still Looking for Freedom?

Still looking for freedom? – an artistic workshop with Verena Spilker Thursday 14th of January 17.00- 18.30 CET Audre Lorde said: “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” - Trying to explore what freedom means...

Exhibition: Batumi Photo Days

Jahr: 2019Ort: Batumi, Georgien + Korea Im Frühjahr war ich Teilnehmerin beim ArtGora Forum in Riga und die Konferenz und inspirierenden Menschen und Projekte dort haben viele tolle Eindrücke hinterlassen. Eine_r der wunderbaren Teilnehmer_innen teilte eine Call für...

Illustration for Fool’s Journey

Last September Jane asked me to draw a tarot card to accompany one of her wonderful poems for a book full of poetry and Tarot cards. I felt quite honored. The card was the Wheel Of Fortune and the poem one, I had previously translated for her for an event. Jahr:...

Queer Culture in Berlin @ Bed Talks Berlin

Bed Talks Berlin – The Free Thinking Festival Last year I got invited to participate at BedTalks Berlin. I got teamed up to speak with Philip Ibrahim, the host of The Student Hotel Berlin who also founded the pinkPillow initiative together with visitBerlin, Berlin’s...

Queer Art? @ EU-R CSF

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum/ Гражданский Форум ЕС-Россия: „1989-2019. Reflecting Europe. Am 5.-6.12.2019 trafen wir uns im Berliner Haus der Statistik um Bilanz zu ziehen und in die Zukunft zu schauen: Wie klang 1989? Woran haben wir uns in diesem Jahr erinnert und...

Exhibition: Drawings/Connections

Datum: 14.06.2019 – 7pmOrt: FrauenNachtCafé, Mareschstr. 14, 12055 Berlin About Drawings/Connections Verena Spilker is a queer artist from Berlin. Her drawings of animals, landscapes and moments build a connection between the object and the observer. She explores the...

Collage Story Horses for Leopardskin & Limes

There was a night where me and a couple of friends met in one of our houses, and we all made collages and had some drinks. And a really lovely time. The collages I made somehow ended up becoming a bit of a story, about patriarchy, horses and drugs. Or something else?...

exhibition: A Window to the World

Jahr: 2018Ort: Altes Spital Viechtach und Bahnhof Kötzting Missmatch – taken in Kyrgyzstan 2003 I took this picture in Kyrgyzstan in 2003. I was there for a summer program organized by DAAD to learn about Kyrgyz language and culture. But instead of getting me excited...

Illustration for S_he’s Amazing!

S_he’s Amazing usually organizes concerts here in Berlin, but they have also just put out their very first zine! I contributed with a digital drawing of my two favorite dogs. And as the topic of the zine is inexhaustible, there will be another issue! Feel free to send...

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Workshop: Still Looking for Freedom?

Still looking for freedom? – an artistic workshop with Verena Spilker Thursday 14th of January 17.00- 18.30 CET Audre Lorde said: “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” - Trying to explore what freedom means...

Exhibition: Batumi Photo Days

Jahr: 2019Ort: Batumi, Georgien + Korea Im Frühjahr war ich Teilnehmerin beim ArtGora Forum in Riga und die Konferenz und inspirierenden Menschen und Projekte dort haben viele tolle Eindrücke hinterlassen. Eine_r der wunderbaren Teilnehmer_innen teilte eine Call für...

Illustration for Fool’s Journey

Last September Jane asked me to draw a tarot card to accompany one of her wonderful poems for a book full of poetry and Tarot cards. I felt quite honored. The card was the Wheel Of Fortune and the poem one, I had previously translated for her for an event. Jahr:...

Queer Culture in Berlin @ Bed Talks Berlin

Bed Talks Berlin – The Free Thinking Festival Last year I got invited to participate at BedTalks Berlin. I got teamed up to speak with Philip Ibrahim, the host of The Student Hotel Berlin who also founded the pinkPillow initiative together with visitBerlin, Berlin’s...

Queer Art? @ EU-R CSF

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum/ Гражданский Форум ЕС-Россия: „1989-2019. Reflecting Europe. Am 5.-6.12.2019 trafen wir uns im Berliner Haus der Statistik um Bilanz zu ziehen und in die Zukunft zu schauen: Wie klang 1989? Woran haben wir uns in diesem Jahr erinnert und...

Exhibition: Drawings/Connections

Datum: 14.06.2019 – 7pmOrt: FrauenNachtCafé, Mareschstr. 14, 12055 Berlin About Drawings/Connections Verena Spilker is a queer artist from Berlin. Her drawings of animals, landscapes and moments build a connection between the object and the observer. She explores the...

Collage Story Horses for Leopardskin & Limes

There was a night where me and a couple of friends met in one of our houses, and we all made collages and had some drinks. And a really lovely time. The collages I made somehow ended up becoming a bit of a story, about patriarchy, horses and drugs. Or something else?...

exhibition: A Window to the World

Jahr: 2018Ort: Altes Spital Viechtach und Bahnhof Kötzting Missmatch – taken in Kyrgyzstan 2003 I took this picture in Kyrgyzstan in 2003. I was there for a summer program organized by DAAD to learn about Kyrgyz language and culture. But instead of getting me excited...

Illustration for S_he’s Amazing!

S_he’s Amazing usually organizes concerts here in Berlin, but they have also just put out their very first zine! I contributed with a digital drawing of my two favorite dogs. And as the topic of the zine is inexhaustible, there will be another issue! Feel free to send...

Exhibition: Jason Harrell – Vorhersagen

Die Ausstellung zeigt neue Arbeiten von Jason Harrell und Renaud Héléna, die sich mit Spiritismus und Okkultismus auseinandersetzen. Für seine Fotoserie bedient sich Jason Harrell klassischer Entwicklungsverfahren, um Methoden der Geisterbeschwörung und Wahrsagerei zu...

✎ Art

Illustration for Fool’s Journey

Last September Jane asked me to draw a tarot card to accompany one of her wonderful poems for a book full of poetry and Tarot cards. I felt quite honored. The card was the Wheel Of Fortune and the poem one, I had previously translated for her for an event. Jahr:...

Queer Culture in Berlin @ Bed Talks Berlin

Bed Talks Berlin – The Free Thinking Festival Last year I got invited to participate at BedTalks Berlin. I got teamed up to speak with Philip Ibrahim, the host of The Student Hotel Berlin who also founded the pinkPillow initiative together with visitBerlin, Berlin’s...

Queer Art? @ EU-R CSF

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum/ Гражданский Форум ЕС-Россия: „1989-2019. Reflecting Europe. Am 5.-6.12.2019 trafen wir uns im Berliner Haus der Statistik um Bilanz zu ziehen und in die Zukunft zu schauen: Wie klang 1989? Woran haben wir uns in diesem Jahr erinnert und...

Exhibition: Drawings/Connections

Datum: 14.06.2019 – 7pmOrt: FrauenNachtCafé, Mareschstr. 14, 12055 Berlin About Drawings/Connections Verena Spilker is a queer artist from Berlin. Her drawings of animals, landscapes and moments build a connection between the object and the observer. She explores the...

Collage Story Horses for Leopardskin & Limes

There was a night where me and a couple of friends met in one of our houses, and we all made collages and had some drinks. And a really lovely time. The collages I made somehow ended up becoming a bit of a story, about patriarchy, horses and drugs. Or something else?...

exhibition: A Window to the World

Jahr: 2018Ort: Altes Spital Viechtach und Bahnhof Kötzting Missmatch – taken in Kyrgyzstan 2003 I took this picture in Kyrgyzstan in 2003. I was there for a summer program organized by DAAD to learn about Kyrgyz language and culture. But instead of getting me excited...

Illustration for S_he’s Amazing!

S_he’s Amazing usually organizes concerts here in Berlin, but they have also just put out their very first zine! I contributed with a digital drawing of my two favorite dogs. And as the topic of the zine is inexhaustible, there will be another issue! Feel free to send...

Exhibition: Jason Harrell – Vorhersagen

Die Ausstellung zeigt neue Arbeiten von Jason Harrell und Renaud Héléna, die sich mit Spiritismus und Okkultismus auseinandersetzen. Für seine Fotoserie bedient sich Jason Harrell klassischer Entwicklungsverfahren, um Methoden der Geisterbeschwörung und Wahrsagerei zu...

#TheGalleryProject – Exhibition N°5 – Berlin, Germany

When? 25.03. – 06.04.18 – open every day from 12pm to 7pm.Where? ReTramp, Reuterstrasse 62, 12047 BerlinWhat else? There will also be workshops and some special events. THE EXHIBITION The exhibition in Berlin took place at a gallery that we rented for the event. Due...

#TheGalleryProject – Exhibition N°4 – Queer Art in Prague

THE EXHIBITION The exhibition was part of the lovely Mezipatra Queer Film Festival and hosted at the very nice and new bar and gallery space Patra. 01.-30.11.2017 open every day from 3pmWhere?Patra, Krymská 17, Prague, Czech Republic 10100Opening:01.11.2017 – 7pm at...
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