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Read my complete story in the first edition of Ownit magazine. Press this link to read and listen to it in the magazine: Article Sietske Make A Difference For Them & Others

My name is Sietske Cuhfus. I am 48 years old, currently living with my husband Gene and my sons Joris and Sjoerd in the Netherlands. I've always had a foresight view, seeing things before others did, but I lacked the confidence to really own it and express it. Now that I've grown so much, with the help of a wonderful community, I am finally letting myself be great. So here's my gift to you. I hope you like it.

I believe women are needed to change the world. To give our children a future in a different world. We need to become conscious and learn how to own the power within. We must rise. Break free from the old paradigm of being small. We are great. The world needs us. Our feminine qualities, our care and love, our responsibility and our capacity to see things as a whole are vital to our planet.

My first record was John Lennon’s, "Imagine." Listening to it now touches me again so deeply. Like then, I would still love for the world to be as one. “You may think I am a dreamer, but I am not the only one, I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one.” One of the first lyrics says, “Imagine all the people living for today.” That's the purpose of this magazine.

I know that if we become more conscious of our behavior, we’ll grow closer to our core being. It's the AUTHENTIC YOU, without the clutter of upbringing, conditioning, and negative imprints, that will bring peace. We'll be able to accept, forgive, and act out of love. This state of abundance is still a concept from Maslow's hierarchy of needs (a motivational theory in psychology), but there's a shift going on for sure.

Extremism and dark times are showing the contrast required to make a new age visible. It's happening right now. More and more people are waking up to the fact that change has to happen, realizing that no one is going to do it for them. It has to start from within. One person at a time. Each of them taking responsibility for their own lives, escaping the victim state they are in by growing their awareness and their spirituality, and expressing their creativity. It's a journey to see yourself, to be yourself, and to OWN IT. I think a lot of women need an extra push. That's why it's my intent to give them stories of courageous women from all walks of life and offer them the tools and the motivation to step up and rise. So they can give themselves permission to be great.

I believe we have the power to make this change. The world needs us. I want to make a difference for my boys, Joris and Sjoerd, and all the other kids so they can enjoy this beautiful planet, with awesome people, nature, and animals, living as one. Imagine...

One evening I heard this voice in my head, it whispered... Own it. That moment I realized, that's what the name of the magazine had to be. Own it, let yourself be great. Get out of your own way. Help others to be all they can be with something you do best. For me that's writing and visualizing. What's it for you? Find out, make a plan and go do it. This magazine will publish an issue bi-monthly.

It's a magazine for the spiritually conscious woman, who feels a deep longing for living a meaningful and fulfilling life and who wants to make a difference. It covers subjects on awareness/consciousness and confidence; stimulating work, (social) entrepreneurship, creativity, sustainability and the development of personal power in a fun and modern way.

So find your value to bring value and you will receive value. It's the circle of life. Let me give you that little push to step into your power, to let yourself be great. Start your own journey of owning it. I know you can because I did it—and I was my own worst critic. Enjoy the magazine.

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