My curiosity about the human spirit has led me to explore life in different ways.
First I am a mother, a grandmother, and have been married since I was 22 years of age.
I have worked as a psychotherapist in the village where I live.
I wanted to work in a place where I could make a link between people who visited the doctor and my own spiritual life.
This has helped me to ground, and to find a language that could be understood by many people.
During my work I was impressed by the importance of being centered in the body, both for the client and for me as a therapist.
At the end of 2000, I started writing.
When I was studying A Course of Miracles, I wondered why the words ‘I am not my body, I am free’, troubled me.
I wanted to find out what my truth is about the relationship between body and Spirit.
This exploration resulted in two books: Wholeness and Wholeness complete.
At that time I thought I had finished writing, but my spirit moved me to write another book: Playing with the Life Force.
In this book I explore the relationship between the Tzolkin sun glyphs and 26 energy points in the body, as they are described by the ancient Japanese art Jin Shin Jyutsu®.
After my career as a psychotherapist I joined Lynn Andrews Mystery School and four years later I was ordained as a minister and a shaman.
In January 2015 I graduated as a Color of Woman teacher.
Painting according to Shiloh McCloud's 13 step method has helped me to deeper embody the feminine energy that I am.
I love to teach others how to paint according to this method and I like to encourage the ones who are painting to express themselves.
I made an online video painting course to demonstrate the method.
I live part of the time in the Netherlands and the other part in Spain, right at the Atlantic Ocean.
When I am in Spain, I have the feeling of being attuned to the greater universe, and when I return to my house in the Netherlands, I feel that I am grounding.
All these facets are reflected on my website.
You can read more about Joos in her books.
There will be an exhibition of her paintings in Villa de Kleine Heide in Son en Breugel, in the Netherlands, from July 30 up to and including September 3, 2017.
The show will be open to the public on Sundays from 3pm to 5pm.
Joos will be there regularly with her books and cards.
Her soft belly
like the branches
of an oak tree
moving in the wind.
Underneath my worries and my fear
I feel a tender love for those
I care about.