about the crossing

The Crossing is born out of a relationship between  Dr. Marc Gafni and his world  philosophy and teaching, and James Bampfield’s master facilitation skills, and their shared commitment and  passion for personal and collective transformation - caring for the world around us. We believe there is an urgent imperative to bring these two strands of development together in a new formula that is both accessible and scalable.

Between Marc’s decades of teaching and James decades of facilitation, we have seventy years of experience working with people all over the world and we both feel that wealth of experience is culminating in this project.

To offer this journey fills us with hope, with joy, with apprehension, with anticipation, with energy, with love. It is a step into the unknown for us, it will be step into the unknown for everyone who journeys with us. The state of the world is more precarious than it has ever been before. Most of us are either in denial of the threat or numbed by a sense of helplessness at the scale of the problems – what can I possibly do? And what about my own flourishing and need for fulfilment? The Crossing offers radical responses to these profound and pressing personal questions.

Simple, practical steps can be taken – both inner steps and outer steps. Our personal resolution is not to leave this life without saying we tried our best for future generations.

What is the crossing?

The Crossing is a  collective journey for everyone who is interested in personal transformation and cares about the state of the world.

During The Crossing we will, as Dr. Marc Gafni describes it:

WAKE UP

Step out of the illusion of your life’s limitations and contractions and realize through direct experience the shocking depth and beauty of your true nature,

OPEN UP

Open to possibilities for yourself that
you never dreamed were possible.

SHOW UP

Undergo a transformation of identity that evolves you from separate self to true self to nique self   - which in turn empowers you to play your unique instrument in the Unique Self-Symphony.

This transformation will involve every part of your system: mind, body, heart and spirit. Part of this transformation will happen through your own commitment to the journey.

The rest will happen through being part of a large collective field of intention and communion, all  joining together to create impact.

Our dream

Our immediate goal is to send ambassadors of love and courage back into the world, determined to confront the challenges facing the planet while embracing a life of pleasure and fulfilment.

Our overarching goal is to create a cultural meme which fosters a new sense of identity and a new vision of what humankind can look and feel like: Homo Amor. Homo Amor is a new story of value, which combines the best values and practices of all wisdom traditions, philosophies and sciences: a universal grammar of value as a context for diversity.

For that to happen, our ambition is to stage The Crossing in as many countries as possible in the coming years, thereby creating a movement for the good.

Our ambassadors

The Crossing has received incredible support from a group of strong and committed
individuals, all very successful in their own field.
The creation of The Crossing has been a journey or kind of crossing in itself and there is
no way we would have made it without these wonderful people.

pascal van loo

HR Director VLAIO
Change Manager Pasas
Author

gil renders

Executive Coach
Keynote speaker
Echter Leiders Dansen

ELS VAN BEVEREN

Owner Walk your Walk

MATHI GIJBELS

Owner Gijbels Groep

ANJA MOORTGAT

Owner Curious
Author - Keynote speaker

DIMITRI ANDREAS

Owner Orea Productions
Music Composer / Producer

KAREN KELCHTERMANS

Author - Board member
Stichting Heerlijckhyt van
Elsmeren

GREET LUYPAERT

Coach
Revolutionary Lovers

ERIC DECOLVENAER

Intimacy & Embodiment
coach

JEAN-MICHEL JASPERS

CEO Jaspers- Eyers
Architecten

HANNELORE RAEMEN

Head of emergency
department

WILLIAM STROBBE

Program Director

CÉDRIC ETIENNE

Creative Director

EVELIEN TORFS

Personal growth
facilitator