How does a mother ever get over the loss of a child? Especially a child that takes their own life? When [my son] died I was already practicing Choose Again and I am so incredibly grateful. Sure I took some time with my feelings but was reminded frequently that nothing outside of me can make me happy or sad or take my peace. The 6 Steps to Freedom are a lifesaver and life changing. I have the ability to change my perception anytime I choose to do so.
[...] I forgive myself for ever believing that these things that I believed about myself were true. And I remind myself what IS the Truth about me…I have not lost my innocence, there has never been anything wrong with me. That love doesn’t come from outside of me. That I am a Loving Presence and that is where love IS.
Every time I would go over the “story” in my head about what I could have, should have, would have done to prevent this event from happening I would use these 6 steps to change my mind. It works.
- Wendy Townsend, Choose Again facilitator
Beloved Diederik, I am so grateful for your wonderful book: Choose again, Six Steps to Freedom. Currently I am reading the book.
It is so important that we may become aware of our core beliefs,
which determine our live and keep us trapped in separate, dualistic thinking.
The way we respond, look into life, has everything to do with what we believe about ourselves. Life only responds to what we send out.
Every moment we can make the choice between fear or Love.
That is the only choice we have. In order to remember ourselves,God, we will have to bring all beliefs and desires back into the Light. Bless You All!
- Thecla de Lange, 2019
I recently returned from a second visit to Choose Again's El Cielo Spiritual Center in Costa Rica. Thank you Diederik Wolsak and team for your dedication to seeing the Truth of who we each are so we may remember it ourselves. And, as we remember, heal our selves and our relationships and know peace and happiness.
- Carla Maria Perez Berlioz, 2022 retreat
Choose Again literally saved and helped me transform my life 8 years ago when I did not believe that I had the strength or inner power left to start my life all over again … Again.
I am deeply grateful to them and DIederik Wolsak for lighting the way back to the Truth … and for these powerful daily messages- which I incorporate into every morning start.
- Suzanne Chapell, 2023
I went to the retreat center in 2018 and returned this year. These last two months in Costa Rica I had the opportunity to work, heal and learn in the Choose Again residency program that I am very grateful I was accepted into.
In my experience I prayed and worked very hard in a program [AA] that I Love and owe my life to, but I was not able to surrender my character defects (my mistaken beliefs). I really could not fathom how to get rid of them or how to live without them. My “not good enough, fear of loss, my belief that I was a victim, guilty and deserving of rejection and punishment “ showed up and had a party with me, if only in my head. The Six Steps have shown me what the belief was for and how to change the stored belief and return to a state of Joy. This (the six steps) is very similar to the other program (AA) - we work the steps. We make a decision, we decide we will go to any length and most importantly - We are worth it!
- Y.C.S, 2018, 2022 Choose Again retreat participant and resident
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