Christmas Greeting

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Merry christmas.

I´m at my mother´s, in her beautiful waterfront apartment on the west coast of Norway. Everyone else (2 adults and 3 children tonight, as some kids stay at my sister´s) is in bed. Just me and the christmas tree here, the sound of my typing mixing with the humming of the dishwasher.

Here´s a picture of the sunrise from my mom´s place, just outside the terrace door. I took it on the morning of 22. 12.:

In Norway the main celebration is on christmas eve, the 24. Traditional lamb ribs. Church some times, before dinner. Then after the meal, we open all the presents. We open them one by one, so we all can celebrate each present with eachother. Enjoy seeing the others receive, the look of happy surprise and gratitude on our loved ones´ faces. It takes all evening to open the presents this way. But to me this is THE  way to do it. 🙂

Today we continued the family gathering, more delicious food, board games. Kids went outside and played soccer. We watched a children´s movie. Some computer games, and playing with the toys unwrapped last night. Same procedure as every year. So safe and soothing. Predictable, pleasant. Friendliness. Catching up with our family members, as we live abroad it is not so often we get to see each other. Wonderful to see the strong ties between my sister´s kids and mine. Wonderful to speak my own dialect as well, and not have to think before I speak. Mother tongue. Swift and easy. So much depth in the internalized expressions. Which is lost in my Danish communication, as it is not so deeply integrated in me.

I just want to share this text with you, from Marianne Williamson´s Facebook wall. (I guess you´ve heard she runs for presidency? Very good news in my book).

Well. She posted Da Vinci´s painting of Jesus.:

With the following words:

“Mary was awakened from her slumber, as we all are. She was told to go to the roof, as we all are beckoned to higher consciousness. And there she was spoken to by an angel.

She was told the same thing that all of us are told: that God wants to enter us, to impregnate us, and to be born into the world through us. And we are asked to say yes, though we are free to say no. When we do say yes, in any moment or any hour when we allow love to have its way with us, to extend through us, to be born into the world in something that we think or say or do, we participate in a field of consciousness in which all of us are one. That field of our essential oneness is the field of our essential Self, the self we share, the Self that is God’s “one begotten Son.” This Self has many names and one of them is Jesus.

According to A Course in Miracles, he lived as a man but thought only the thoughts of heaven. Having achieved a fully self-actualized state – a state that is potential in all of us – he has been authorized by God, should we request it, to guide us as an elder brother on the path that he himself has walked. He is not looking for martyrs but for teachers, according to the Course. For those who love him, for those who know him, this is a special day of deep remembrance. His is a love that lies beyond this world and shatters its illusions. Miracles occur naturally in the presence of this love. All is forgiven. Darkness dissolves. And tears are wiped away. #salvatoremundi 

 

I just thought these words are really potent. So I felt to share them here, as a present to you blog readers. Words for meditation. Contemplation. in these days of slow time hibernation.

I wish for peaceful, joyful days for every one, this christmas season.

I leave you with clips from my daughter Lava´s concert with her choir, 14. of December. A very, very good choir. They actually won gold medals in the World Choir Games in South Africa this summer.

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Work in Progress

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Hiya. U ok? Me I´m fine. In spite of Danish government behaving like fascists, introducing violent laws against our refugees… I´m fine. I express on Facebook, on my own wall and in the groups of my party, Alternativet. Feels good to see how many Danes agree with me about the importance of the human rights and UN rules and regulations… As an anthropologist I am deeply fascinated by the communication technology the web and our smartphones have given us. We are all potential producers of political content now. Sharing and caring, finding likeminded people with common interests, all across the globe! Horizon is widening. So much is becoming possible!!

December is busy with all the xmas preparations. Friday I went to the local pub down the street, and joined the monthly jam session.

I sang, and did percussion on my legs, stomping the floor, and also “drumming” on the piano keys… Lovely people.

Then Saturday, I first had coffee with the Red Cross Syrian Women´s Cafe. Also very lovely people. And directly afterwards, I met up with my fellow party members in Nick´s home, and we had a truely great afternoon and evening, with good food, traditional xmas drinks, inspiring conversations, and we ended up singing and dancing… My favourite activities. Had a wonderful time indeed.  🙂

Today I´m a bit tired. I´m not as strong with alcohol as I used to be. Which is okay. I´m not hungover today, though, just tired. So I have had a couple of naps throughout the day, and I´ve watched a webinar and a handful videos on videomarketing in a course I´m attending.

Last Wednesday I had my first MasterMind meeting with fellow studens in Visionary Business School. It was SO much fun!! We are all moving into the field of online teaching, all of us facing inner boundaries, pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones… I took at picture whilst waiting for the group video call to start. And ended up using it as my new banner photo on Facebook. (I don´t change the banner often, so it is a big deal to me).

I´m using it as a step in my process. Of standing up in public. Using video online. I am going to try to do my first public video appearance in the upcoming week. Maybe shoot it tomorrow. Will try to like… post it onto my youtube channel and then to my Kaltwasser Vocal Sound Therapy fb page. To promote my vocal sound therapy. I´m thinking to give a session away for free, as a xmas present. And maybe also a copy of my book, for the followers who don´t live locally. My teacher Githa says that the vocal method actually works through Facetime/Skype too, though… I will have to check that out.

Anyways. My husband is out in the grocery store now, so we will be cooking dinner soon. Let me leave you with this rather amazing video I bumped into a couple of days ago. I really felt an effect from this one. Maybe it´s not your cup of tea. Just leave it if u don´t love it.

Catch u later, gator!

Ciao for now.

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Zooming In

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Hiya

I´m in my ListeningHut behind the appletree in my garden. Let me share an old videoshot of it that I have on youtube:

It looks a bit different now. But not that much. There are limits to how I can rearrange a tinyhouse of 2 metres times 2 metres. 🙂 A present from my husband when I turned 40. Best gift ever. The piece and quiet, for a mother of three. Married to a musician. Yeah. Nice.

Just finished a meeting on Zoom. With 3 people from my Visionary Business School group, and also Light It Up group. We are looking into being online teachers, basically. Entrepreneurs. Changemakers. The three others are from USA, Canada and the Philipines. There´s a lady more in the group, I think she´s from Turkey. And then there´s me from Denmark. Fantastic spread.

Just feel so happy and inspired. Such a … frightening road to walk alone. When we can listen to eachother and cheer eachother on, it makes such a huge difference! It was my very first meeting with them today. We have a facebook group together as well. I think this group communication on progress and challenges  will be an immense help for me in my process.

I think I will leave it at that. I´m sleepy, and should go to bed. Up early with the kids, and a rather interesting and important meeting tomorrow, with some fellow citizens with shared cultural interests as me. Kind of cryptic, I know. Tell u more clearly later. May be local people reading this blogpost, and it´s early days still. If things fall through, I prefer it to do so quietly. And if the seeds are to blossom, I want to give them water and shade, no rush, no drama. 🙂

Let me leave you with a song. This one is made by a young man from Bergen, Norway, where I went to university and lived for 15 years. Love it:

I know I´m not alone.

I think I´m slowly becoming ready to go public on video. I´m practicing online, in a closed circle of likeminded video enthusiasts. Takes a different level of courage, though, to go public visible to people in one´s neighbourhood. I´m not promising I will do it. But I feel it is heading in that direction. As you know, if you´ve been reading my posts the last six months, I´m in a learning process at Visionary Business School. (Plus 3 more courses online, actually. Two on how to create online courses, and one on how to master video as a teaching tool).

Right. Short and sweet. Sleep tight where you are. Remember you are made from the same matter as is a star. Isn´t that just. Amazing. Yes indeed you are. 🙂

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