The initiator of the Love Bubbles (Mariëtte Sinninghe Damsté) has been curious about, and driven by, love, passion and intimacy in love relationships since she was a teenager. The question 'How do you keep a relationship lively and intimate after the period of falling in love' is an important quest for her. One of her discoveries to keep a relationship alive is the introduction of a part-day; a monthly recurring agenda-free day where she shares what is on their heart with her loved one. She experiences that sharing their hearts is a form to be ultimately vulnerable, a willingness to lose the other and to experience connection in that willingness. A connection that feels deeper than before, a basis from which you can depart the following weeks. On a part-day time may not play a role and the space must also feel as if you are all alone in the world. And so the Original Love Bubble arose from her own intrinsic need: a place where you can be completely naked, bald and vulnerable.
When someone asked Mariëtte if he could rent this place with his loved one and they said yes after a day of doubt, the Love Bubble concept was born and soon more Love Bubbles were created, each with its own unique experience. At LandGoed, in the rhythm of nature and based on the stories that we get back from the guests, the Love Bubble experience is being further developed to create dear memories for loved ones. Mariëtte believes that when lovers find the peace and space to share their love, a holy relationship is created with a burning center: the holy fire that drives transformation and inner growth.
You can find more about her alchemical view of relationships on The Lotus and the Diamond Love Bubbles are part of the IAlmaMater Foundation in Lochem.
Interview with the initiator of the Love Bubbles, Mariëtte Sinninghe Damsté: