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I'm a Norwegian woman living on a small island in Denmark with my music man and three young kids. I love writing, poems and songs, and to dance and drum, to read, meditate, to learn new skills, get to know new people. I'm currently studying vocal sound therapy.

Richard, Timothy & I; all hippyistic thinkers, I reckon. Peace & Love. All we need.

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Hi there… Wednesday evening. Soon 9 pm. Gone to bed. But not so sleepy, as I dozed off in front of a webinar two hours ago… šŸ™‚

WordPress has a new update, it looks all confusing on the screen here. It wants me to choose blocks… I was used to the old system… Big sigh…

Oh… “write caption”… Well. I just love Mr. Gere, he is a warmhearted thinker. ThatĀ“s all. šŸ™‚

Okay. Survived that. Weird this.

Hmmm. Well, ainĀ“t got much to tell, really. Love the top picture, IĀ“ve used for the heading. Made me think of my last post where I talk about the international womenĀ“s day party IĀ“m helping organize, where I also wrote a little bit about the hippy movementĀ“s peace activism. http://kaltwasser.dk/fanos-8-of-march-2019/ 

I think I will just leave you with todayĀ“s astro forecast by Timothy. IĀ“ve shared these with you before. I find him immensely inspiring, and soothing in these times of such rapid change all around us. Listening to him explain his theory of how events and energies fit together, helps me remain calm and collected. Check him out if you havenĀ“t already šŸ™‚ :

Hmmm… I can see that one canĀ“t click on the heading picture and see it properly? Used to be able to in the old version. I prefer the oooold waaayyy…. šŸ™‚ Ah well. The only constant in life is change. So said Heraclit, the Greek wiseman. IĀ“ll get used to it, and this too shall pass. Very assuring. šŸ™‚ I will put the heading poster here as well, so you can read the words:

Caption in bold. Me digs. “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Gandhi said. He must be called a hippy. I think so must Buddha, and Jesus. Basically itĀ“s about love,  isnĀ“t it. To believe in unity, instead of separateness and competition. 
Namaste.
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FanĆø’s 8. of March 2019

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Good “morning”, soon 10 AM here, been awake an hour. Fantastic to not be forced out of bed by alarm 0630, as on school days. ItĀ“s just not for me. I miss the years where I would go to bed 02-03 and wake up 10-11. Go to work 4pm-10 pm. In an old peopleĀ“s home, and a statistics bureau… After work IĀ“d go out with my colleagues, dancing or just hanging out in eachotherĀ“s homes. Good times. šŸ™‚

I enjoy being the mother of 3 too, though, of course! I donĀ“t mean to compare and I donĀ“t long to go back to the bygones. There is a time for everything. Many shades of Love. (IĀ“m not much into grey, sudden connotation popping up there).

Anyway. I just wanted to say a couple of words about today, and lost track in my greeting. Never mind. To be human is to be imperfect.

It is Saturday the 12. of January. I have a meeting at noon, with 3 people with whom IĀ“m organizing a cultural event. On the 8.of March. International WomenĀ“s Day. Where we take a look at how equality between the genders is doing. Iceland just last year decided by law that women will be paid equally to men. LAST YEAR. And actually, they are the first country in the world to do this. !!!

Many people seem to think this is not a big deal. But. WHY exactly should one gender be paid more for their work than the other gender? Why is this reasonable? Please enlighten me because I can NOT understand it.

People say feminism is anti men, aggressive and out of fashion. I disagree. Feminism is about equality. For everyone. We are alle equal. Men and women, black and white, moslems and christians and atheists, gays and straights, tall and short, fat and thin, adult and child. No human being is inferior to other human beings.

Feminism is the opposite of fascism, one could say. As fascism believes in one group of peopleĀ“s superiority over other groups.

(And yes, children have different rights than adults. But they are equal in value as a human being-entity. Is what I mean).

On the 8. of March 2019, we have booked Strien, which is the community building in our village. A very sweet, old and big space for holding parties. There is a bar, a kitchen, a stage, dancing hall (or dining), and one more big room.

 

We have booked a lovely local lady to cook tasty soups, that we will sell very cheap to the guests. (We donĀ“t do this for profit making, but rather for strengthening bonds in our community, honouring the local history of strong women, as this was an island of sailors and ship building, and hence a lot of the time only the women and children were home whilst the fathers sailed away for years on end).

We will have a couple of good speeches from stage. The first local female mayor will speak, and an other woman whom IĀ“ve forgotten who is. (Remember I donĀ“t do this planning alone, we are 4). We also hope for an organization for all genders (more than 2) to come and tell us what they work towards. Local women will go on stage and dance, sing, read out their poems… stuff like that.

Last year I actually went on stage for the first ever 8.of March event organized here. I sang a song and I read out a rap that I had written especially for the day. 8.March 18.

It was organized by Ragnhild Kallehauge, who is also the initiator this year. And myself and our friend Julie Frey and Ragnhild. all went on stage twice each, in The Cornerbar, down the street. It was a lovely happening, actually. This year we scale it up, as itĀ“s on a Friday this year… šŸ™‚

 

 

 

One central element this year, is that there will be dancing. YEEEYYYYYY!! šŸ™‚

We are creating a “Playlist for Every Taste”! And the participating guests can, upfront, send in their wishes for songs to be added to the playlist! This opportunity really ignites me. I have for years now been planning to make a reaggae party playlist, and add visuals. As I have done some vj-ing in Norway in my twenties (90s). I havenĀ“t made this playlist – and – visuals yet. But in this event now, I get a round of practice, creating a list together with others. Looking forward to this process.

The event starts at 4 pm, with open soup kitchen and bar. And entertainment for children the first hour and a half. We want to include EVERYONE.

There are many more exciting ideas in the planning, but I donĀ“t want to reveal more yet.

The theme colour will be pink. Not pastel, but very bright, dark pink.

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Here is a link to the eventĀ“s homepage:

https://www.fanoes8marts.dk/?fbclid=IwAR3Z2EoIqzMAGQ3g1oaax1PYa5xJZdaPEioTvIGeehkb6hM9rK4Y5E22QWEĀ 

We also have a Facebook group, called

FanĆøĀ“s 8.marts – Ja til Kvindekraft

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2233645963574458/

Ja til Kvindekraft means “Yes to Woman Power.” or maybe ” Yes to Female Power”.

Power is a very wide concept to work with. All kinds of strange connotations connected to this word. Force, brutality, obuse, making people do what they wouldnĀ“t do if not manipulated…

Power means the ability to get something done. To have oneĀ“s will heard, listened to, respected. To be able to have oneĀ“s will. Influence. The energy to get ideas materialized into practical reality.

We could say “Yes to the Female Way of doing things”. Yes to the (traditionally considered) females values. Of caring and compassion, empathy. Consideration for the individual humanĀ“s well being more than consideration for private profits, paid for by the collective.

I know. We are all both female and male. In a unique, individual % wise balance. Some men are also way more empathic than some women. Myself, I consider myself androgynous, a balanced being both feminine and masculine. Identifying … 75%…? with the label “woman”, yet an odd one of the kind. Or not. Because who gets to decide what is odd and not odd?! ArenĀ“t we all odd, really?

I fall in love with men. But I could probably also fall in love with a woman. ItĀ“s about personal connection, isnĀ“t it. I view sexuality as a ray, somehow. A ray of energy that is not static. That can shift, according to the unique chemical connection between people. As opposed to box thinking, as if sexuality is a set of boxes we choose to belong to. The hetero box, the gay box. The bi box. Nice and simple. šŸ™‚

I guess this is why some churches think they can heal sexual orientation. They think individuals choose which box to belong to. And hence they can be forced to change box.

I donĀ“t think this is possible. I have a few gay friends. Who tell me they knew from childhood they were attracted to same sex puils in theĀ  school class. And that this was very scary, as they knew they had to hide it from EVERYBODY. As it was not acceptable, and they would be bullied / hated for it.

So much for civilization.

Well.

I say yes to the feminine way of doing things. Yes to more women in leader positions. Let us consider the needs of mother earth and the future generations. Let us choose peace and love over war profits / weapon sales. LetĀ“s be more gentle, listening, empathic, co operating people, in this inevitable globalization process that is happening to us. The Human Race. Unite!!!

I know, I just tipped into hippie political slogans there.

I am a feminist, and certainly do feel free to call me a hippy anytime you please. They were tried ridiculed. By the ones in power; because they were dangerous. They stopped the war in Vietnam.

I would like there to be made new labels.

IĀ“m an EQUALIST.Ā  !

If you have other suggestions for new words that would better cover my message than “feminist” and “hippy”, please let me know in the comments field below. I love to talk and discuss, matters of the heart. The matters that weigh me down, or lift me up. The matters that truely matter. That reside within my heart. Heart Matters.

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IĀ“ve gotta dash. Shower, breakfast and on to the meeting. Enjoy your Saturday! And remember; EVERYONE is very welcome to come celebrate international womenĀ“s day with us on FanĆø, 08.03. 2019!

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Moving Forward

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Happy new year, people!

All good? I hope so. Here good. Healthy and happy. Bit tired, but. Had a nice long holiday stretch, with plenty of rest (and tons of sugar). So. No complaints! šŸ™‚

(Sounds like a good new year resolution, that last sentence).

I love January. ItĀ“s so quiet and… post explosion like. Peaceful, calm. We deserve rest now after christmas and new yearĀ“s celebrations are accomplished. Taken a lot of preparations. Money and work hours. Where I live, many shop owners go on holiday in January, as they work all Summer servicing our islandĀ“s many visiting tourists. This means that those of us who stay home in January, get an even more quiet January, where most shops and restaurants are actually closed until February some time.

I enjoy this. Contrast between all the visitors in the tourist season (from easter until October, and then thereĀ“s guests in the xmas holiday as well, IĀ“ve seen this trend increasing the last few years…).

I love it when all the people come to spend holidays here. And I also love it when the streets yet again become empty and thereĀ“s lots of room in the grocery store, and everyone says hello to each other coz we know we are all just locals present right now, for the time being… šŸ™‚

I did a major thing on the 3. of January. To me. ItĀ“s not a major thing to everybody. But to me it took weeks of thinking about whether to to it, and then a few tries before I managed to. Share, in public, the first ever video of myself talking into the camera.

I chose to make a promo video for my facebook page: Kaltwasser Vocal Sound Therapy. In the form of a give-away, so people who comment can win a sound session with me, or a copy of my book.

Look, here it is:

So whatĀ“s the big deal about posting such a video in public? Well, ItĀ“s about mindset. Choosing to stand by myself as an imperfect being, doing imperfect actions. I could shoot this video better, with a better background, better lighting, make it shorter. I could have made a presentation that started with a big smile, and where I seemed professional, well prepared, serious and…. yeah. The critical mind really takes off when I watch myself on video.

But I have decided that the winning criteria when publishing myself on video, is whether I am authentic. No pretense. Real deal. I could have wished that I had ben more relaxed in this one, and maybe presented vocal sound therapy a tad more… in depth… BUT.

I MADE IT. I DID IT. I managed to make the debut following my idea of a xmas / new yearĀ“s give-away. And hence I applaud myself. šŸ™‚

I am planning to use video in creating information products for a future online space I plan to create. I also practice using video with this fantastic lady here, from Ireland:

She has a space on the web called Light It Up videomarketing, name is Niamh Arthur. Her free 22 day video challenge “Ignite”, really taught me a lot, and after that, I joined her course. I have worked with video actively ever since 1999… but not with myself in front of the camera. So it is nice to get her help on becoming confident enough to dare to share. I need to understand, to be conscious about the parametres of a field, before I want to claim competency. I now feel I am competent enough to know roughly what I am doing. This is good enough for me.

I will keep practicing from here and hence I will get better at both the technical stuff, the mindset stuff and my personal appearance as a trust worthy, proud and competent therapist / teacher. It’s not that I donĀ“t feel good at what I do. I DO. ItĀ“s just a bit difficult to get up on the world wide stage and present myself as a brand, so to speak. Selling, marketing. Is a skill I donĀ“t quite master yet. But until I do, I shall keep making lots of imperfect actions. Is my major decision.

Yeah, so. I AM moving forward. Making imperfect action, as my VBS teacher Ryan encourages us to do.

Tonight I actually have a zoom meeting with my VBS mastermind group. We are 5 fellow students, one from the Phillipines, one from Turkey, one from Colorado (/Israel), one from Montreal Canada, and myself from Denmark (/Norway). All of us wanting to move into online teaching.

Basically. It is a process that demands a lot. Of conquering fear. Our human reptile brains donĀ“t want us to step out of the group, the pack, In the stone age this was very dangerous; to risk the publicĀ“s dislike. You would be excluded from the group and you would die. From lack of protection when ill,lack of food, and easily falling prey to wild animals. So this instinct has to be understood and then we have to act against the warnings the nervous system comes up with.

Then thereĀ“s also the more general fear of what others will think of me when I stand up in public and say “Hey, listen to this, I have something really valuable to tell you!” … One thing is the strangers watching online, but my family, andĀ the local community when I share a video of myself on my facebook wall, visible to my neighbours, colleagues, parents of my childrenĀ“s friends… This action goes completely against the law of Jante. Which says (amongst other paragraphs): “Do not believe you are better than US”Ā  Ā …. Like, “who do you think you are?!”

Being frowned upon, being met with sarcasm, scorn… We all know this feeling from our childhood, of being judged as inferior or ridiculous. ItĀ“s not something one strives to receive again, is it.

Yeah. It isnĀ“t easy. But with the excellent support structures I have found, and invested my time and (borrowed) money in… I am indeed moving forward. So. ThatĀ“s all I want to say.

Please leave a comment if you have a question or remark on my first “selfie video” or on this issue. You can also join the draw of winning a sound session or a book. I will find the 2 winners on the last day of January, I have decided. Just leave a comment below my youtube video, or even better, on my facebook page “Kaltwasser Vocal Sound Therapy”. I would really appreciate that. Also, I would love more subscribers on my Youtube Channel, and more thumbs up on my facebook page. As I am building up this online space thing.

Peace & Love, y’all.

Lots of Love!

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Christmas Greeting

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Merry christmas.

IĀ“m at my motherĀ“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 sisterĀ“s) is in bed. Just me and the christmas tree here, the sound of my typing mixing with the humming of the dishwasher.

HereĀ“s a picture of the sunrise from my momĀ“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 onesĀ“ faces. It takes all evening to open the presents this way. But to me this is THEĀ  way to do it. šŸ™‚

Today we continued the family gathering, more delicious food, board games. Kids went outside and played soccer. We watched a childrenĀ“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 sisterĀ“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 WilliamsonĀ“s Facebook wall. (I guess youĀ“ve heard she runs for presidency? Very good news in my book).

Well. She posted Da VinciĀ“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 throughĀ 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 Godā€™s ā€œone begotten Son.ā€ 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.Ā #salvatoremundiĀ 

 

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 LavaĀ“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 IĀ“m fine. In spite of Danish government behaving like fascists, introducing violent laws against our refugees… IĀ“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 WomenĀ“s Cafe. Also very lovely people. And directly afterwards, I met up with my fellow party members in NickĀ“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.Ā  šŸ™‚

Today IĀ“m a bit tired. IĀ“m not as strong with alcohol as I used to be. Which is okay. IĀ“m not hungover today, though, just tired. So I have had a couple of naps throughout the day, and IĀ“ve watched a webinar and a handful videos on videomarketing in a course IĀ“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 donĀ“t change the banner often, so it is a big deal to me).

IĀ“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. IĀ“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 donĀ“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 itĀ“s not your cup of tea. Just leave it if u donĀ“t love it.

Catch u later, gator!

Ciao for now.

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Zooming In

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Hiya

IĀ“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. šŸ™‚ 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. ThereĀ“s a lady more in the group, I think sheĀ“s from Turkey. And then thereĀ“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 challengesĀ  will be an immense help for me in my process.

I think I will leave it at that. IĀ“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 itĀ“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. šŸ™‚

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 IĀ“m not alone.

I think IĀ“m slowly becoming ready to go public on video. IĀ“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 oneĀ“s neighbourhood. IĀ“m not promising I will do it. But I feel it is heading in that direction. As you know, if youĀ“ve been reading my posts the last six months, IĀ“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. IsnĀ“t that just. Amazing. Yes indeed you are. šŸ™‚

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Spiritual Samurai Ways to Voice

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I went to the cinema tonight. With my husband. ItĀ“s in our hood, a 2 minute walk from our house, if that. Had to see Bohemian Rhapsody. One of the best songs ever written, in my humble opinion. It is out of this world.

Seen 727 million times, it says on Youtube. 727 million. Million!

His charisma, his energy. His voice, his ki… his body language…
Freddy Mercury. Amazing man. Fantastic legendary unforgettable songs.

Just want to share the video with you. Bohemian Rhapsody is on my top 5 list of favourite songs of all times. It may even be no.1.

The other 4? Maybe these ones, I havenĀ“t actually made this list b4 now… But a guess would be:
“The Gnome” (Pink Floyd-67),
“Brothers in Arms” (Dire Straits, 80s?),
“Purple Rain” (Prince, 80s), and the last one, hmmm…
Leonard CohenĀ“s “Hallelujah” 4 sure on the list!
“Into my Arms” (Nick Cave)
“Angel” (Githa Ben-David & Lars Muhl),
“Imagine” (Lennon) ….. so many wonderful songs… song-makers…
Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin ….
“The End, (The Doors) …
“SheĀ“s like a rainbow”, (Rolling Stones) …

Anyways. Enough of that. I could go on forever about pop songs that have meant a huge lot to me. Kept me company and stood by me for better and for worse, through laughter andĀ  tears and utter despairs…

The reason I want to update my blog right now, though, is mainly because I just found a great article in my Facebook river, shared by the site UPLIFTCONNECT.COM …
I have a yellow belt in iaido. Which is a form of budo; Japanese swordmanship. I know my way through some katas, i.e. patterns of moves, training withĀ  a real samurai sword. I have a hakama (samurai black trousers). I love the concept of “Meikyu Shisui” – shiny mirror – and I LOVE zen. When I was 20, I spent the Summer in Temple Zen la Gendronniere in France. You can read more about this life changing experience here:Ā Temple Zen la GendronniĆ©reĀ 

The link between SingersĀ“ strong, (lyrical) voices, and samurai bushido (code of conduct)? They express the same energy. Power, courage, personal dedication to oneĀ“s truth, autonomy……. Both theĀ  use of the voice in itself, and the use of words.
“For it has, I think so often been remarked; the pen is so much sharper than a sword” … — ItĀ“s a line from a poem I remember from my teenage years.
I believe itĀ“s a poem by Oscar Wilde, but trying to google it now, it proves hard to find that exact line.

 

Actually, I wrote this haiku many years ago, first in Norwegian then translated into English and included in my self published book in 2011:

Haiku Samurai Zensho Iaido

Shiny, Still Mirror
Sword Slashes the Autumn Storm
Smilingly Quiet

 

Here & Now another freshly created Haiku Samurai Piece for you :

Pen Sharper than Sword
Smith of Words that Tell the Truth
Cut Through Illusions

Pointy Pencil Pin
the Sword can never Conquer
Spoken Truth Power

Sword Silences Voice
Still we Rise, we Never Stop
EverLasting Love

xxx xxx xxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxx xxx xxx

(Morse code S-O-S, in the pattern of those x-es.)

Because we do really need to get up, stand up, these days.
And one more time stand together
for our human rights
to equal safety and freedom,
against the fascist dragon that is finding foothold
yet again in Europe now,
through human beingsĀ“ fear of the unknown,
the unknown future that we have to face
in this present era of rapid change
into new paradigme.
The transition into the age of aquarius
is not easy, when those in power
are asked to share it,
when citizens are taught to fear it,
when the west bombs the east,
creating fleeing refugees,
the war lordsĀ“propaganda machine
turning their war victims’
despair into a story
that they come here
to threaten what is ours

Who are the terrorists?
Who are the liars, the killers?
Who is responsible for our lack of peace?
Leaders who cheat us, poisoned by greed.

The victor writes the history.
Or rather, “the victor” edits historical narratives, by cencoring which stories will be remembered by the future generations.
Well.
We are moving into the new, now.
Where every soul has access to the means of meaning production.
Camcorder telephones, easy editing tools, and the world wide web.
Rainbow warriors, Light workers, saving Mother Earth.
Unite. Our time has come.

And so it is.
(= Amen / I am in.)

I share this very good article from UPLIFTCONNECT here with you now. Hope you like it. I resonate with these 7 principles of Bushido. ItĀ“s my frequency. The wavelength that I tune into to be. šŸ™‚

Living the Way of the Samurai Warrior in Everyday Life

ByĀ Gilbert RossĀ on Thursday January 18th, 2018

Image:Ā Universal History Archive

The Seven Principles of Bushido

 

 

The ancient and traditional JapaneseĀ class of warriors, known as theĀ Samurai,Ā have been widely immortalizedĀ in popular culture as the ultimate icon of military prowess, stealth, swordsmanship, loyalty, and honor. Known to be an elite group of military nobility, the Japanese Samurai were perhaps most revered for their codes of honor and principles,Ā known as Bushido; which governed the Samuraiā€™s way of life and might alsoĀ be loosely related to the European concept of chivalry.

The era of the noble Samurai came and went but the principles they lived by are universal and timeless. In a world where the romantic idea of chivalry or abiding by codes of ethics has eroded to make way for inauthentic lifestyles driven by self-gratification and a faulty moral compass, theĀ BushidoĀ way of life can offer more than a simple insight and serve as a reminder of how we can direct our lives for the better.

I am listing the principles of Bushido and some ideas on how it can be picked up by the modern ā€˜spiritual warriorā€™ to build a robust inner life, while creating more meaningful and authentic relationships with others around us.

Integrity

Living life with integrity is a good starter for the warriorā€™s code of ethics, before applying or adopting any other moral virtue or practice. Everything starts with yourĀ integrity. It is the moral fiber that holds all the other pieces together. Without integrity, there is quite the oppositeā€“disintegration. Integrity is synonymous with rectitude, upstanding, righteousness and decency. The degree to which we live with integrity is reflected in anything we say and do. People around us can sense our integrity, even though it is an inner trait. Our trustworthiness pretty much hinges on how people sense our integrity or otherwise.

The principles of the Samurai warriorsSamurai are the ultimate icon of military prowess, swordsmanship, loyalty, and honor.

Yes, integrity is something you do solely for your own sake, firstly and mostly. It is for your own growth as a spiritual being.Ā You canā€™t fake integrity. Yet at the same time, we needĀ integrity in societyĀ because of howĀ it is reflected clearly in the interactions and transactions we have with others. We are social creatures after all, and something like integrity is the glue that holds bonds ofĀ sane relationships together. This wasā€“andĀ still isā€“something so important in elite groups such as the Samurai or tribal communities.Ā On the other hand, this is why we can observe so much insanity andĀ distrustĀ in todayā€™s society. Integrity can be a scarce human resource to find nowadays.

For the noble Samurai, integrity or rectitude was principally the ability to make a wise discernment or judgment: ā€œTo die when it is right to die, to strike when it is right to strike.ā€ Now, this might sound a bit extreme and bloody but the idea is that discernmentĀ can be applied to any circumstance and not necessarily life-threatening ones. Integrity gives us the discernment in thought, speech, and action. For example, it enables us to refrain from talking or acting in a nonsensical, hurtful or egocentric way. This generatesĀ peaceĀ both internally and between people.

Courage

Courage is obviously one of the first associations we make with warriorsā€“both those on the battlefield and those in spirit. Many people overlook the difference between fearlessness and courage and there is a very important point to take homeĀ from this difference in our everyday life. Living without fear is most certainly anĀ illusion. If you are completely fearless you are not alive or have a very short lifespan. Fearlessness can be equated with foolhardiness or ego-based illusions. Nobody can be completely without fear because, in its pure form, fear is an evolutionary survival tool.

Integrity comes firstā€œTo die when it is right to die, to strike when it is right to strike.ā€

Yet, we can recognize our fears and learn to put them in their own place without letting them run our lives. This takes courage. It is the courage that we summon in our hearts when we step out into the world and make that importantĀ move, even though we still have some fears andĀ uncertaintyĀ about it. Courage is aĀ beautiful energy thatĀ initiates a lot of changes and decisive movement that takes us far and forward in our life.

Compassion

Now, this is something that is not a stereotypical association with anything warrior-like but together with courage, it is one of the most important virtues of the 21st-century spiritual warrior. It centers us in the power of the heart space, which is the source of so many other beautiful qualities and feelings such as love, benevolence, sympathy, andĀ empathy. Compassion is a very noble virtue and one that Bushido, or the way of the warrior, holds up high in importance and value.

Without nurturingĀ compassion, you canā€™t sail very far in the ocean of life, for you are surrounded by so many sentient beings that are both a reflection of you and coming out from the same source as yourself.Ā CompassionĀ is in fact nurtured through a very simple first stepā€“loving-kindness towards oneself. Without giving love to yourself and allowing yourself to be loved, it is very difficult to be compassionate towards others. In turn, lacking compassion is likeĀ living in a dried up river bedā€“disconnected from both the source and flow of life. The warrior understands the power of being connected with life and other sentient beings, and so, he understands the importance of compassion.

Respect

Respect and/or politeness in the world of BushidoĀ can be seen as a little bit parallel to compassion, in the sense that it stems from a sympathetic regard for the feelings of others. ā€œIn its highest form politeness approaches loveā€. Like compassion, to respect others you need to first respect and value yourself. Respect for others without respecting yourself is only a faint shadow of the virtue. We live in a world where politeness is often born out of conditioned responses orĀ fearĀ of being disapproved or disrespected in return, rather than true sentiments.

The importance of compassionWarriors understand the power of being connected with life and other sentient beings.

Real politeness and respect areĀ authenticĀ and very often do not require wordsā€“although a timely compliment or kind words and gestures do no harm. To be able to respect the feelings and opinions of others and use politeness to harmoniously keep social connections meaningful is both a beautiful virtue and skill to have. The real warrior is both respected and knows how to show respect. It is such a valuable implicit agreement between gentle souls.

Truthfulness

Truthfulness is also closely akin to the virtue of integrity. To have integrity also means, among other things, to be truthful in your words and actions. Slander, for instance, is such a self-weakening strategy and will eventually come back to bite you in the behind. Yet once again, and you will obviously start noticing the pattern here, truthfulness starts fromĀ being truthful to oneself. And here is theĀ heartĀ of the matter. We are so often untruthful to ourselves withĀ all the stories and crap we inventā€“all the excuses and the banal rationalizations of irrational fears that we do not have the courage to face or embrace. I believe that most of the timeĀ people are less truthful to themselves than to others.

Standing in your own truth and guarding your authenticity, your sovereignty and that of others is tantamount to living theĀ warrior way of life. Stay firm in your truth and speak and express it with courage. Nothing can ever harm you if you do those two things. Truthfulness is the heart of the warrior.Ā It is both the spear, the shield and the armor.

Honor / Sovereignty

There is almost a romantic idea behind honor and the noble warrior, most accentuated in the Japanese Samurai culture.Ā HonorĀ is one of the highest virtues because it captivates and motivates the soul of the warrior to fight with valor and to summon up the courage from the heart. Honor is a goal as much as it is a way of being.

Modern spiritual warriorLearn to apply the values of ā€˜bushidoā€™, or the way of the warrior, in modern life.

Although they do not directly translate into each other, I hold honor to be in resonance with sovereignty and this is another key idea for the spirit warriorā€™s way of life. Sovereignty has a bad historical connotation with ruthless powers and authoritarian forces. But itā€™s actually quite the oppositeā€“what sovereignty really means, in the context of spiritual growth, is to cut loose of any shackles or dependencies that are stealing away yourĀ power;Ā your birthright to be free and to beĀ who you authenticallyĀ are. This is pretty much the battle cry of the spiritual warrior. To regain sovereignty and break free from the chains that keep us limited, powerless, in suffering, and worst of all, in the illusion of something we truly are not.

Loyalty

Loyalty can also be pretty misunderstood and might appear to be in stark contrast with honor and sovereignty. In actual fact, it is quite complementary. Loyalty does not necessarily mean placing obedience or complacency on a higher power (or one perceived as such). Loyalty is placing ties, your efforts, commitments and resolutions where it matters most for your ownĀ freedomĀ and spiritual development, and those of others. Once again, it is rooted in the practice of being loyal to oneā€™s own feelings and intuitionsĀ firstand then placing your loyalty and trust where it ought to belong.

For the Samurai culture of Bushido, both honor and loyalty were highly regarded and to break one or the other was a disgraceful act, often punishable (or self-punishable)Ā by death. For the spirit warrior of the twenty-first century, loyalty means above anything else,Ā alignment and building strength in bonds of trust. It means toĀ cooperate and co-create in loyalty to a cause or a shared vision. Even in practical day-to-day life, it is essential to know clearly otherā€™s loyalty, and where your ownĀ loyaltyĀ stands. When you start living from your own truth with honor and integrity, you become loyal to your own purpose and sovereignty. Loyalty will then alsoĀ build amongst those who share the same principles and way of life.

 

Right.
I shall stop here, with a poster I also encountered in my Facebook river tonight. I wish u all compassion & respect.Ā  šŸ™‚

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Green Heart Politics – and consciousness

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Hello in the now where you are… šŸ™‚

ItĀ“s soon midnight here. IĀ“m in bed, typing away, my 6yearold son fast asleep next to me. Him and his siblings watched a film before bedtime. About ghosts. So it was hard for him to fall asleep. I hypnotized him in the end. And fell asleep myself as well, on step 7 or 6 down a green hillside, warm stone steps underneath our feet, going down, down, deeper and deeper, towards all the flowers on the field down there, in colours of orange, purple, yellow, red, orange, blue…

I love hypnosis. And guided meditations. Many exciting ones on youtube, to meet with spirit guides or departed loved ones… Allow me to share with you a couple of my favourite names:

Michael Sealey is wonderful. He does many different types, including past life regression and lucid dreaming training…

Then thereĀ“s this guy I also love to listen to, when I wake up in the night and need help to go back to sleep:

I appreciate your comments, readers, by the way. It feels very nice to know somebody is reading and enjoying my writings. Thank you for commenting. šŸ™‚

We celebrated my eldest daughterĀ“s 14. birthdayĀ  yesterday. Family, friends, neighbours. Lunch, cake, hot dogs. Coffee, tea, 8 kids running around, singing, playing piano and violin… Later wine and beer, no excess just nice and easy, dancing with the kids on the kitchen floor there… crisps and chocolates… We do this twice a year. Once in November, and once in spring, as our two youngest children’s birthdays are only 3 weeks apart (They are 6 and 8 now). We always have a lovely time. ItĀ“s actually the only parties we invite people to. We used to invite couples over for dinner before we had the two little ones. Since then, quiet adult dinner evenings have not seemed realistic, haha…. but it could become realistic again soon now. We enjoy partying with the kids present, though. I would post a short video of us singing here, if I could get my mac to talk to my iphone, finding it hard to import photos these days, need to find tech help. You can see the video on my instagram account, though. In my name. Lene Kaltwasser Henriksen.

Oh, hereĀ“s a still I posted on Facebook today:

My son Linus-Ferdinand with the violin, my darling husband Helge next to him, on the piano… šŸ™‚

Then the birthday-girlĀ“s 3 best friends came and joined the party early evening, and stayed over until the next day. SheĀ“s got incredibly nice friends. As a mother I am very grateful for this. As the teens is the time when friends become more important to us than our parents. ItĀ“s just part of the process of growing up. I aim to keep the openhearted trust between us, so she will reach out to me when she will need my help, f.ex. if she happens to drink too much some times. IĀ“m being very open with her, always have been. About what to be aware of “out there”. Equipped with information, she will be able to make better decisions. Mothering is the exercise of training people to not need mothering anymore, but be able to mother themselves! To make oneself not needed. Strange job. šŸ™‚

Anyways. Now the following weeks will be spent buying xmas presents. We go to my momĀ“s for a week. Every two years we gp tp Norway and stay with her for xmas. Always lovely to see my family. Sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins… and old friends as well.

IĀ“m also spending some time getting to know this company IĀ“m working for, using direct sales to distribute health products that stops inflamation in the body. ItĀ“s out in 35 countries by now! I spent 2 days this week with 5 colleagues, in a vision board workshop, hereĀ“s the result (itĀ“s not finished yet, but. ItĀ“s well on its way, very enjoyable process)! šŸ™‚

I have also been to the cinema with my husbands a couple of times, and went to a concert Friday, with an Indian sitar player and a Danish sax player, playing ragas and improvising together moving in and out of the ragas… a truely wonderful sound experience. It was in someoneĀ“s home, the concert. This island where I live… so special…

Apart from these happenings, IĀ“m spending my time receiving vocal sound therapy clients, and going to meetings with the green party, Alternativet (The Alternative), plus defending our honour online when the local press from time to time goes bananas in attempts to discredit our work. I hope I can stop defending us soon. We donĀ“t actually deserve the treatment we are receiving at the moment. But IĀ“m proud to be part of this party, so it is a most interesting task to be in the midst of the development, the building of credibility, the negotiations needed, in order to make an impact on the direction into this new day and age, for this small tourist paradise island…

I have seen that the self help author Marianne Williamson, is running for president candidacy in the wild west…! That is truely good news. Saw her slogan poster, saying: “Make America Kind Again”. Here is a text sheĀ“s posted on her facebook and instagram wall today, that I find very inspirational:

People think politics is so ugly, and part of it is. But there is something else there too, when we allow it to unfold – something noble and good. As someone who has been speaking to audiences consistently for 35 years, I can tell you that there is something deeply intelligent about the look on the faces of people sitting together in a room, considering the most significant questions about their common existence. My father was a lawyer and he always said you should speak toĀ the smartest person on the jury. I have had the good fortune in my career of seeing people at their best — times not necessarily when they’re at their happiest, but when they’re at their deepest and most real. Whether counseling a single person or a couple or talking to a large audience, I have been with people in that place — everyone knows it, we’ve all been there — where life is serious and hushed and true, even when painful. Gandhi said that “politics should be sacred,” and I agree with that. We should participate in politics with the same level of consciousness as that which we bring to love, and therapy, and parenting, and all of our most important and meaningful pursuits. We should bring all of ourselves to politics. We should bring our hearts and minds and deepest dedication to something bigger than ourselves. It is very, very serious business in a country as big and powerful as ours; when we get it right it can be a beautiful thing, but when we get it wrong it can be a terrible thing. And we are all responsible for that. With every election, with every campaign, we are deciding something extremely important. We are deciding what is possibly the fate of millions, the fate of the earth, even perhaps the fate of humanity. And if that is not a sacred charge, I cannot imagine what is.

 

IsnĀ“t that just profound?! IĀ“ve read 2-3 of her books. Wonderfully wise. I would wish for the wild west that either her or Bernie Sanders get the hotseat next. Or ideally, the two of them together. Not that this would be possibly in that system. But it would be a dream scenario, the two of them in close collaboration.

Green Heart Politics. As I call it. Coming from the heart, aiming to heal the space between us. Truthful communication, caring for mother earth and all of her species. Nature first. Balance. Empathy. Reciprocal respect. Openminded Listening. Equality.

I never knew Gandhi said “Politics should be sacred”. I love it.

Right…. Guess I need to stop here. And try go back to sleep. Up early tomorrow, get the kids to school. Good night, reader dear. Tuning out with a nice song. Take care.

Actually, in spite of the title, itĀ“s not exactly a nice song to fall asleep to. Haha…. Another go, hang on (Gosh I adore youtube)! šŸ™‚

The Monroe Institute. Check it out. Spacy stuff. They have found out that what they call hemi-sync (certain different frequencies played simultaneously to each side of the brain)… it enables one to practice out of body experiences. !! IĀ“m going to do a course in this stuff, I reckon. When I have the time and money. I love surfing the alfa and theta waves. Astral travelling, lucid dreaming, OOB experiences… Give it to me! I wanna explore these modes of consciousness.

Here is a lecture that is rather mindblowing, that fell into my turban the other night (HeĀ“s talking about OOB and Monroe):

No. I was going to try and sleep now! Godblessit… šŸ™‚ … Gotta find a title and illustration for this blogpost now, and get some deep zzzleeep, yeah…Ā  Good night again. Lots of Love. Ciao. For now. šŸ™‚

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An Instrument of Thy Peace

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Good morning, dear blog-readers of mine. šŸ™‚

ItĀ“s 07 Sunday morning here now, on this little Danish island. Autumn holiday started Friday. So why awake this early? IĀ“m a B + person, enjoying long sleep-in mornings and long, creative nights with teacups… But. I went to bed 9 pm. So IĀ“ve had 10 hours of sleep. Hence gettting up now is lovely. House quiet, all the holiday people sound asleep for another couple of hours. Alone-time for mama. Precious. šŸ™‚

I wanted to share with you a movie from Gaia.com. One can share film links for free with friends, 3 times every month. Yet the link said itĀ“s expired. Hmmm. It is a film about Highly Sensitive Persons, featuring Alanis Morisette and the author and inventor of the concept; Elaine D. Aron. Wonderful film… Let me see if itĀ“s on youtube, you never know, you know.

My Goodness, YES it IS !!! Here:

You MUST watch this. One in five of us, they estimate, is born highly sensitive. I am one of them. In Elaine D. AronĀ“s book, called “Highly Sensitive Person” (HSP) there is a lengthy personality test one can take. I did, and I cried my eyes out, as it perfectly described my childhood, feeling different,Ā  alone,Ā  misunderstood.

20% of us!!! So if you are not HSP yourself, your spouse, your child or your friend might be. And they need you to understand them.

Like I said, I saw the film on Gaia.com

I pay a low fair monthly, and thatĀ“s the tv I watch. Nothing else. Apart from youtube and Facebook. Basically. On Gaia they have collected spiritual films and tv series. About the unanswered questions we have in life. Mysteries of pyramids and geometry, research into whether aliens have been captured on earth, but to me itĀ“s the films like the one just shared, that grab my attention. And about kundalini, chakras, energy healing, sound healing, mediumship, channeling, documentaries about amongst others Krisna Das, Madam Blavatski, and Yogananda… So when IĀ“m exhausted, my favourite thing is to curl up in bed with my laptop and watch something on Gaia. šŸ™‚

Friday my course in VBS – Visionary Business School – ended. Or. It was the final live q and a – call from Ryan in San Diego. Where all of us 500 students can raise our hand by pressing a button on the screen, and he will coach us 1 on 1, whilst all of us listen…. I never raised my hand, though. I donĀ“t have a business yet, and hence others need the coaching more than I do. I have lifetime access to the course, which contains A LOT of material. So I shall keep studying, in my own pace. Ryan Eliason has my deep gratitude for this course heĀ“s made. Teaching me to look at marketing as a part of being of service. And teaching me most importantly, that business doesnĀ“t have to be a place of competition, greed, manipulation and cynicism, but can be heart based, honest, friendly, co operative and empathic, gentle. Business can be built as a “win win win” (my word, invented NOW. šŸ™‚ ) Where I can make money on providing value to equal citizens, at the same time uplifting our shared ecosystem / human consciousness.

Other than that, I have been headhunted into a company that sells high quality natural remedies for the body. I pay attention when things walk into my life, as I have askedĀ  Source to help me find income. I will try to use these products to practice selling with my heart. Providing valuable information and being unattached to whether the prospect (possible customer) wants to purchase or not. I just want them to have information. The decision is theirs only. And they will decide when they feel ready to do so, not pushed by me.

Other than that, IĀ“m translating from Danish into Norwegian for a Danish ticket system company. Work from home, well paid. Wonderful! And I love to write. Translating between the two languages also teaches me this and that about Danish that I didnĀ“t know. So. I appreciate this job.

Other than that, IĀ“m involved in rewriting the local politics on the culture-sparetime-sports field. Meaning attaining meetings with the council and other volunteers in the local ngos.

And IĀ“m going to organize a big conference, presenting local culture, September 2020. With one local ngo, IĀ“m the leader of. We will start having meetings about this project soon. It seems far into the future, but. It will take a lot of planning. I want the process to be enjoyable. Love brainstorming. And to do something good for my community.

Other than that… Oh yes, a friend of mine is researching into creating a rather exciting concept… if it pulls through, I will be a part of that. Which is quite a big thing. That I canĀ“t tell you about yet. šŸ™‚

Other than all this going on, I still have my 3 little school kids and all their homework, and spare time transport, to take care of. Cooking, shopping, cleaning house and clothes. I wish I had the moneyĀ  to have an au pair. A nice person who could just help me tidy up and clean the house. That would have been a great help. I tend to not prioritize dusting and cleaning the floors…Ā  Like an adult extra daughter. But then I would need a bigger house too, there is no room here where she could stay. And also, of course, I donĀ“t have the money to pay her either. But. It would have been lovely. Housework is important, and I am not good at getting it done the way it should.

Other than all this, IĀ“m also still the leader of the local green party. We have the mayor, so we need to support her in her work. Meaning a lot of meetings, and keeping an eye on local media, updating our facebook page, our debating group etc. I love this work. Our mayor fellow party member, is competent, authentic, and has integrity. A true joy to co operate with her.

So…. you can see why it is I donĀ“t update this blog as often as I used to. But I will always return, and hopefully life will be less busy in times ahead…. I think I will build myself an online space for healing. Or therapy. For selling information products and services. IĀ“m in the process of finding out what it will take, with the VBS material. On the 5.of December I have a meeting with a Danish guy in Copenhagen, whose course I also bought, about making online courses. So I shall have some good questions ready for him at that date, IĀ“ve decided.

I hope to get more time to write. Morning pages, poems and songs. As well as online courses and blogposts. I think it will all come the way it is supposed to. I accept life as it comes. And I know IĀ“m always lucky. šŸ™‚ Mindset work and affirmations. Love that stuff!

This post became a bit word heavy, didnĀ“t it. We need a song or something, hang on…

I love this song. Especially the lyrics from the prayer of Frans of Assissi, isnĀ“t it? I put this song on high volume in the stereo in the bathroom and sing it in the shower! Haha… Very uplifting and empowering. To a weird and wonderful being like me. šŸ™‚ I gave birth to one of Snatam KaurĀ“s songs: Mul Mantra. At home, in water. Sweet memories.

(The title of this blogpost is taken from this songĀ“s lyrics. An instrument of SpiritĀ“s Peace. Is what I see myself as being. A lightworker. Helping increase inner and outer peace).

I think with this I will love you and leave you. Hope to connect with you again soon. If you want to follow what I share more frequently, you are welcome to send me a friend request on Facebook. My name is Lene Kaltwasser Henriksen. I also have a fb page for my vocal sound healing: Kaltwasser Vocal Sound Therapy. And I have a page called Kaltwasser Soul Healing Circle. And a fb page for my blogposts as well, where I share my new posts, then itĀ“s easier to know when there is news happening on kaltwasser.dk. The blogĀ“s facebookpage is called Kaltwasser Heart Matters.

Take it easy & take care! Let me tune out with a tune. I love this woman here. Saw her live a month ago and bought her cd, which I listen to all the time. This is the title track of the really good album Enjoy!

&

Ciao for now!

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Developmental Times

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Sunday early morning. Sun is getting up, my bedroom is becoming lighter by the minute here now.

Not sure what to write about yet, just feel I should update the blog, itĀ“s been a while…

School has started, and with 3 schoolkids itĀ“s plenty busy, parentsĀ“ meetings with each class etc. Right now my eldest (14) is on her way to Legoland with her class and a visiting school class from Italy! Since yesterday, we have an extra child in the house, sweet Italian girl, until Thursday. She speaks good English, so thatĀ“s great.

IĀ“m still in Visionary Business School online, module 10 now out of 12. Life time access, so IĀ“m not in a rush, but soon the live connection with the teacher will be finished and I will be left to myself, and our studentsĀ“ facebookgroup. I feel a bit overwhelmed by the course. Such a lot of info. About time management, client enrollment and inner game. Being the change, aquiring the mindset needed to get up and make an online teaching space. It takes a lot of courage, and technical setup, as well as creativity to make the infoproducts for sale, packaging them in a good way, then thereĀ“s marketing…

We will see. It still attracts me. And if I can build the system, it is a really good investment of my time, as I can build on from there and be anywhere in the world, my workplace being inside my laptop…

On the other side, IĀ“m going on a retreat soon! One week. First time I will try that. It is with my sound healing teacher Githa Ben-David and her husband Lars Muhl. About 50 of us, in the countryside by a lake. Practicing sound healing, meditation, having lectures… from early morning and all day. I have never been away from my kids for a whole week before. But I know this week will strengthen me A LOT. I just know this. I will be supported in my core. Put it that way. So.

Here is a film about my teacher Githa:

Other than this, I have my green party meetings to go to, and my 3 other ngos to meet up with and organize different things, sending emails… And thereĀ“s actually also two old friends who have approached me, offering me a business opportunity! Out of the blue. So I will see what these offers may lead to… I have registred my company now. And IĀ“m doing freelance translation work from Danish into Norwegian. Busy-ness is my middle name! Busy busy.

I will juggle all these balls and then put some of them in the ground to root, whilst others I will just let go of. Time will tell.

Yaaawwwnnn…. I fell asleep, watching the psychic medium John Holland in a youtube video. Love that guy. Makes nice tarot decks too.

Just received an sms from a fellow parent in my 8-yearoldĀ“s class, reminding me to send out invitations for the halloween dinner we have planned for the class, including parents and siblings…

I think IĀ“ve gotta go downstairs and make myself some strong coffee.

LetĀ“s tune out of this earthy to do list- alike blogpost with a song…

Oh, look what I stumbled upon in my search for “happy song”, seems you get a book tip from Oprah this Sunday morning too! And wisdom from wonderful author Gary Zukav! šŸ™‚

Right. Found this old friend in a list called happy / motivational songs. Shake it! šŸ™‚

Have an ace Sunday. IĀ“ll be back soon as I have da time, yo. Remember to go into my blog archives, thereĀ“s plenty of stuff IĀ“ve already written that u can enjoy. Take care now. High five from me here on isle of Fanoe, Denmark.

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