People are responding worldwide to John and his message of knowing and meaning. Aside from regular meetings in Edmonton, Canada, John holds seminars and retreats in Australia, Israel, and several countries around Europe. These international events include lunches and informal meetings with John and those attending the meetings. People also connect via webcast as part of a wider international community. This Video was recorded at the retreat in Yehiam, Israel.
John de Ruiter is a world-renowned philosopher. He communicates an evolution of consciousness based on profound inner honesty.
“What happens, then, is that you’ll be reaching into deeper resources.”
Retreats with John are an opportunity to be close, to connect and be with him in many different settings, with other warm-hearted people from across the globe.
“Fear of vulnerability is incidental.”
In Yehiam, Israel, like all international retreats, John and his wife Leigh Ann are with us from morning ‘til night. The beauty of these days together is to rest into the heart. The heart, according to John, is the doorway to deeper levels of awareness.
Q: When we leave our bodies, how does love manifest?
“There’s an essence of being in each.”
Time with John is a chance to respond, deepen and transform. Days typically start with breakfast, or even a little yoga, if you like. In the mornings, we meet with John at an informal gathering. These get-togethers can be deep and still, or light and dynamic.
“It’s the familiar that’s going to change, not the deep, so then, build from the deep.”
Everyone is welcome to speak and ask questions in this open, relaxed format. Any topic is welcome, from the mundane to the most deep-reaching, from birth to death, daily challenges to lifelong truths. Questions about relationships and marriage, celebrated in this case with a fanfare of horns!
John holds up to five informal meetings throughout the day and night. Themes that develop often inform and enrich discussion in the formal meetings. There are two formal meetings each day: one in the afternoon, one in the evening. You may sign up at any time before or during the meeting to speak with John in a one on one dialogue, and meet in profound connection, with or without words.
Q: If I understood correctly, it’s not so much about what I’m doing; it’s why I’m doing it.
“Openness and softness of heart is what you know the truth of.”
People describe a deep peace, an overflowing love, or sometimes facing a quiet truth deep in the heart. Meeting John has great depth and goodness, while each connection is unique.
“Enter that door, and from within, you’ll know more.”
Between gatherings and meetings, John and Leigh Ann have lunch and dinner with different people, giving everyone a chance to meet and chat, light and deep, sweet – even spicy! Anything goes. Practical details are all arranged, allowing you to focus on what opens up within you. After the evening’s formal meeting, it’s late, but there’s still time for parties and enjoying each other’s company in lightness and celebration. We’ve been together now for four days, meeting, deepening, and realizing what we really are, until the next time.
“To some of you, see you soon. To others, see you later. With all of you, it’s lovely being together.”
What makes the world exist, and how can a person live and work in this life without participating in a matrix of illusion? In this short, direct conversation John describes how it’s possible to live in the world from our deepest heart and be only real, letting everything pass away that will pass when we die.
This conversation highlights the difference between awakening and full embodiment: the first is easily come by, but the second is rare and requires an unusual depth of character.
An interview with John de Ruiter By Unify at the Global Unity Transmission online event on April 4, 2020.
“As the global pandemic spreads across the globe, we must ask ourselves, is fear spreading more rapidly than the virus itself?
It’s time for us as the collective of humanity to step into a new way of being. A great transition is upon us and our response matters.” – Unify
What begins as a wish to know where uniqueness belongs if we’re really all the same, opens into a detailed explanation of how consciousness confined to experience has us living in a doped-up self. John takes us beyond this into a greater depth of oneness, new for the universe, coming into us now.
This woman is touched by John sharing what sexuality is really for and wants to know what it means to be a woman. John shares the subtle differences between man and woman, and shows her how to invite and move in her sexuality anew – this time aligned to the delicacies of its deeper mystery.
How to go deeper within and continue to grow, in the midst of the business of life? In this dialogue, John speaks of the way to ‘slow down’, come to balance and find the real you, enabling levels and levels of nurturefull meaning to enter your life.
John guides a young man in his awakening experience, helping him to see the truth in what he’s knowing, realizing that as alien as the experience is to his habitual self, that he was not born for anything else.