ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For more than 10 years, Tom Willems has gathered a vast body of knowledge, mainly from his trips to the Mexican Yucatan. Now he’s passionate to share what he learned on how to free oneself with everyone who chooses to take action to improve their lives.
In 2000, after graduating with distinction with a Master’s Degree in Translation & Communication in Antwerp, he began his career in the marketing department of a Belgian supermarket chain. Five years later, a burning desire had arisen in his heart to be free, just sit in bars and write a book… A normal life seems to lie ahead but Tom decided otherwise. Fed up with his nine-to-five life, in an old VW camper van full of books about the Maya, Buddhism and Quantum Physics, he’s headed South to Spain with only one thought on his mind: to be alone in nature, far away from everything known. There, he devours the books he collected, while carefully taking notes in black albums.
Months later back in Belgium, he feels totally alienated. He decides to dedicate all of his time to his ‘mission’ to write books, and gradually stepped out of the system. Initially, he had the time of his life, living at low cost in a caravan and later in a chalet in the woods. He repeatedly travelled to Mexico to explore the Lands of the Maya he loves so much. Inevitably, after a few years he ended up broke, deeply in debt, and broken-hearted in the woods, with little people interaction.
Further on the road, all of his tribulations proved to be blessings in disguise by which he gained tremendous insight. He understood that any perceived failure is truly a challenge, and will bring anyone one step closer to a freedom of mind that one never before imagined. In the love arena, he realized how true love is unconditional. By learning how to overcome his losses, he grasped how they are set up with the only goal to empower us, become a better person and to serve others.
Now his first book is born. Tom Willems follows his inner call to inspire people in remembering their true identity and live up to their full potential as a human being. He is known for his boyish enthusiasm, playful and naughty spirit. He is a passionate speaker, offers ‘Heavenly Dew’ coaching workshops and organizes journeys to the Mexican Yucatan. His keen interests in the Mayan culture & Shamanic healing techniques prove a solid basis for his book.