I would like to tell you something about the name Mahatma. September 2009 I started giving a 4 year training to coach. I set up that academy 'The Spirit Coach Academy' myself.
When I started giving the second year it was the first time for me. So everything was new. If you do something you have never done before, you literally go to a higher level.
After the first day of the second year I drove home and suddenly asked myself what my actual name was. I heard my inner voice, saying 'Mahatma'.
I had heard that name before and was not happy at all with it. 'No', I thought when I heard that name again, 'I don't want that name' and I pressed my delete button inwardly and drove home. I didn't think of that anymore. I just let it go.
The next day I returned to the group. I always do a round with the people to see how everyone is there. There was someone who was totally egoless at the time, "I had a really strange night and it had to do with you," she said, pointing her finger at me. "Okay" I thought ... and then she said "Yes with my mom, mama no it was Mahatma".
I was completely shocked, because I had not told anyone about my inner question in the car, the day before, so I was just really shocked. Then I thought, "Okay, that's nice, but I'm not going to do anything with it."
I thanked her and then went on to ask the others how they were doing. Half an hour later I was with someone who I asked also how she was feeling. She too was quite egoless, so totally sincere.
She stood up and said, "I really can't help it, but I have to ask you for your name." I looked at her with eyes full of tears and stood up while I said: My name is Mahatma. " Secretly I thought 'my name is Mahatma, but not now. Maybe next year or in 10 years' time.
It was a difficult name for me because it is so big. So I was not happy with it at all. I let go of that name and that experience and three days later I flew to Sedona USA, to follow a training there the Sedona Method.
There I fell ill. I could no longer keep food inside and that was not one day, but for days in a row. I went to the hospital there for examinations, but they couldn't find anything.
Eventually I went to a colleague who followed the training with me. She was a clairvoyant and said: "you are completely out of balance’. She was also looking for the cause of my complaints but could’nt find it.
I asked her, could it be related to the name "Mahatma"? "YES," she said, "that's it. You have to bear that name.' I flew back to the Netherlands and was still in doubt. Also in the Netherlands I contacted another therapist/clairvoyant about the name and I also got confirmation from him that this name and vibration belonged to me and that I was supposed to wear that name.
If I teach my students to be sincere and to listen to their inner voice and stand in their truth, it means I have to do it myself. So I felt like I had no real choice but to take that name.
I found it really difficult because it didn't fit my own ego. My ego prefers to be normal like everyone else and not so noticeable. So in the beginning I had aquite some trouble with it and yet I took that name.
So my name is Mahatma.
As a side effect, since that trip I stopped eating meat and consuming alcohol. This has made me even more sensitive and allows me to work with people in an even nicer way.
I am now grateful for the name of Mahatma, which means great soul in Sankrite and carry it with love and respect.