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About NearDeath,by Ben Breedlove

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G´morning!

Woke up 7.30 today, totally rested after 11 hours of deep sleep. (Okay, I was awake 0130-0330, coz I went to bed so early, 8.30 pm. So it´s 9 hours of sleep really).

But yeah. I love to wake up and feel finished with resting.

Went downstairs with my 5-yearold, made us tea, and he wanted as always to watch kids´tv, so. Then I enjoyed two cups of coffee and a roam around Facebook and Youtube. Sweet passtime activity.

And then I discovered Ben Breedlove. Never heard of him before, this Texas teen. He´s moved me to the core and I´ve shared his story on my Facebook wall today.

Do you know of him? 12 million people have watched his youtube videos, that he made a few days before he died. (He already had a youtube tv channel apparently, and a good following. But it went viral only after he died, as I read it).

Don´t worry about watching these, they are very uplifting. Moving. And joyful, is a word I will choose. Hear him (or watch his smiling face as he holds up written sentences), tell us about his near death experiences….

He was born with a heart disease. And cheated death age 4 and age 17…? I think it must be….

 

Here is a  news story about the phenomenon of young Breedlove.
They say in the end that after this farewell video, a whole wave of youtube videos were made, same style as his final one there, with text cards…

Here you are:

I have, since my own teens, read a lot about near death experiences, research made by pioneer Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and Raymond Moody, especially. And lots of books about reincarnation, people remembering events and places from previous lifetimes, and this shows agin and again  to be provable…

So.
This story is just one of many, many similar ones. But it is recent, and video is a unique, great communication tool, for giving insight and instant emotional understanding.

Watched 12 million times. Reported in 2013. Is like. Wow ? For the lack of more articulate expression…!

Right. Just watched now his sister Ally´s speech at his funeral. It is one of the best funeral speeches I have heard. Positive. In the middle of her grieving.
She´s also written a book about her brother, after he died.

Their family is obviously of Christian faith. I love the words of Jesus and what he stood for. Equality, peace and love. I´m not a christian. Or maybe I am. As well as a taoist and a zen buddhist. But it doesn´t matter to me, what language we use. Love is Love. All is One, Love. To me.

I end this with a video from his advice channel… so cute… !! And funny…

I will definately check out more from  mr. Ben Breedlove. Wise for his age, his thinking of high ethical standard. I even want his haircut now!
Hahaha…. Why not. I´m considering cutting it short anyways. His haircut is ace.

Or was.

Probably it´s even better these days, on the other side, grooving in a suit with his favourite rap star Kid Cudi….

I salute you, Ben. Your gift to the world is truely wonderful. Giving a lot of peace and hope for all of us, who without exeption will follow, when our time comes.

Namaste.

<3

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Soul Midwifery

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Hiya…
Rainy here today. Two days ago we had huge lumps of hail!!! Weird…
Well. As I´m waiting for the sun to ray down on my sunbed yet again, I am filling in the answers to the questions in my introduction course to soul midwifery.

Welcome to Soul Midwives

This is the homepage for the school. Which has its physical address in Dorset, Uk.
Felicity Warner is the woman behind the school.
Here she is:

A radio interview with her popped up in my Facebook stream a couple of weeks ago.
And I was just…. completely curious and excited to learn more.
Death has always been one of my biggest interests. I have read a lot about it since my teens. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and Raymond moody´s pioneering research into near death experiences, for example… And many books with stories about reincarnation, people remembering past lives… books with interviews with people that during hypnosis tell of the life between lives… (Michael Newton)

So yeah. I want to learn what this school has to teach. About caring for the dying and their families. “Supporting those who cross the sacred threshold” as it says at the top of the Soul Midwife homepage. Feel grateful, humble and lucky to have found this school.

Let me see if I can find a picture to make a heading for this blogpost.
I will tell you more about this course later, no doubt. This is enough for now.

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Awake under a Full Moon

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Full moon. It´s 02:20 (! nice number), and I´ve been awake for 2 hours, after sleeping 9pm until quarter passed midnight…
I find my sleep “pattern” is rather peculiar these last few months. But. I just go along with it. What else can I do. Upstream is not my direction, I prefer going with the flow on this river of life. I surrender.

So what do I do when I wake in the middle of night? Well, right now I write. And then there is the reading and the listening. I do a lot of that when I find pockets of time for it in this everyday mothering 24-7 job that I´ve got (and enjoy).

This morning I spent 90 minutes doing a webinar about visualization, with a man from something called MindValley. Advert popped up on Facebook, as they usually do in my stream. Free knowledge. Yes please! Have myself some inspiration. Lovely.

As I was waiting for the webinar, I read my email and found one from Medical Medium. Which is a magical book I´m reading now. By Anthony William. Very fascinating read. And I had liked his facebook page, and in this email opened up an invitation to a whole free course based on the information on health from his book!! So I spent an hour in that space, with audios, text and questions. I will continue that course in the days or weeks ahead.

But the main aim I have now, is to finish my book on hypnotherapy before my course starts last Thursday in January. They will teach 12 of us, for 4 days (35 hours in those four days!), and then again same dosis last week of February. So 70 hours of being taught in hypnosis, in 8 days.  And after that an exam, to become certified in both a Danish and a European hypnotherapy organization.

I´m loving the book. Amazingly fascinating what hypnosis can help people with. It has always intrigued me, the sub conscious, the Higher Self, consciousness “in general”. Trance. Inner connecting with events from earlier in life, and for the person to be able do “communicate with her own trauma” and heal……..

Yeah.

I´m feeling dead chuffed about attending this course. Thrilled and excited. This is my inner compass, that I steer by. What I call following my heart. I feel what is right for me. My life doesn´t look like anyone else´s, and I have learnt to accept and embrace that. I was born alone, and I will die alone. In this life, I will trust in Spirit´s guidance and go where I feel I am to go, do what I feel I am to do.

Let me see if I have a picture to illustrate this. And then I will go back to bed. To read a bit more, Medical Medium or hypnotherapy.

If sleepiness doesn´t return soon enough, I will find a sleep hypnosis on youtube. Those haven´t  failed me yet.

Wishing you a positive full moon night. Stormy outside here. Lovely sound.

happiness is to not compare yourself

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To Feel Good

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I dreamt last night that I updated my blog with two excellent posts, and they were dead easy to write. And of course I don´t remember what those posts were about. Ha a-hAA.  Mother Universe plays pranks on me.

Well, then. I have just spent the last couple of hours out in my listening hut in the garden, behind the apple tree. With a great book written by Lars Muhl.  And half an excellent bottle of red wine.

And I´m feeling good…

I love Nina and her music. Total respect. Such strength. Such talent. My first child was born to her song “Here comes the sun”. She has a special place in my heart.

Now. What else makes me feel good, apart from her song about feeling good…

happiness is to not compare yourself

Hmmyeah… feels good to not compare myself to other people. That´s right.

make yourself a priority is necessity

Yups. This too plays a major role in my feeling good. Time alone with myself. Me, my Self and i.
Small i intended. And capital S. Meaning; it´s a spiritual refuelling thing, not an ego refuelling thing.

I read this book years ago, that said to take one´s inner child our for adventures. Like dates.
I can tell you, it works wonders for your feelgood-factor if you take this literally. As do I.

This video. It makes me feel good. Dancing does. Dancing like no one is watching. YEAH.

And of course we can´t even MENTION to feel good without everyone getting this line from this man on their inner movie screen / loudspeaker… :

!965… There is another video, where he is in some kind of skiing lodge, is it a clip from a movie? He´s in like a woolly sweater. Icelandic knitting tradition… check it out on Youtube… I just think it´s a bit too corny for me to paste it here, somehow… it´s worth seeing though. Handsome guy, James.

So. Feeling good.

gøy med baggasjevogn

Seeing my kids have fun, makes me feel good… Like here, in an airport somewhere…

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And here, in a fish spa in Budapest with my eldest daughter… we felt very good as you can see…

never stop loving

This must be the bottom line. Never stop loving. If you want to feel good.

Simple but True. Don´t you agree?

🙂

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Happiness, Compassion, Awareness

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happiness is to not compare yourself

So true. We do not compare different kinds of trees and say one is better than the other. Our comparing ourselves to other people is… destructive!

happiness is not locked

🙂

To me, happiness equals meaning. To feel I have purpose makes me happy. That I am of use, of help, of value.
Happiness is easier when I avoid expectations.
And when I remind myself  that I am the maker of my happiness, no one else is responsible for it.

im not perfect

Indeed…

and

compassion is to share woundedness

Compassion is a relationship between equals. Sharing eachother´s darkness. Recognizing our shared humanity. Beautifully put, this.

 

to care is a weakness and a strength

I don´t think I would define the ability to care as a weakness. Other than that, this is a nice and useful statement.

 

feel what we say

I would say AND instead of “more often than we”, but. Yeah.
We should feel what we say and say what we feel.
White lies is ok, though, to avoid hurting someone unnecessarily. In my book that´s okay.

 

awareness behind tolle

Bottom line.
Mr. Tolle.
He is … extremely inspiring…

So.

That was just a handful nice posters.

Wishing you a super Monday night, and a week filled with smiles and constructiveness.

Be happy, don´t worry!

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Inspired by Joni M.

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“Oh me oh my there’s a light in the sky….” (Steve Hillage, on the album Green)…

I just saw a hell of a great documentary. Made by Susan…Lacy, was it? About Joni Mitchell. Interviewing her, and all those closest to her, through all the different, oh so varied steps in her life / career… Enormously inspiring.

You may be thinking; Goodness gracious, you didn´t discover her genious until today?!
But yes, of course I have known of her, and listened to the occasional song by her.
But not in depth. Not really her poetry either. Didn´t know she was such a revolutionary.

I know my way around the music of the 60s and 70s okay well. Not very well. I was born in 72 after all. But I have always loved the classics, the Beatles, Lennon, Kinks, Stones, Incredible String Band, Syd Barret, Bolan, all the hippy hits, Mamas and the Papas…. many. Many.

But not really Joni. Until tonight.

Just Ice. Governed by greed and lust.

Effin fantastic.

The film made me cry several times tonight. Got to get hold of that film. Doesn´t seem to be on Youtube.
Graham Nash, who lived with her for a while, described how, when she was writing, it was like she was a medium, he couldn´t reach her, she sat right there but she could not hear him, she was not present…

She said her songs take a lot of meditation. And she paints in between the albums; without painting she doesn´t think she could write…

Genderless, classless music… Refusing boundaries. No boxes. Inclusion, not exclusion, as a fellow musician expressed it…

She had a nervous breakdown, “or, as they call it in some cultures, she said; “a shamanic rising”. ” She turned to nature. Fame turned her off.

Such strength.

Wow. Just.
There´s a whole bunch of albums I need to get hold of. Quickly!

I feel… inspired by her. And a bit sad, in a strange way. To realize that talent can have the size of hers. That old thought comes back to me. The one I have learnt, through hard work, should not steer me or limit me, should be calmed down or talked against. The thought that “why should I write, when someone like her has already done it so well?”

That old fear again. Not being good enough. At least when one can identify it, it has lost most of its power.

I have a manuscript in English that´s been lying in my drawer for years. Unseen. I have a collection of poems in Norwegian, also unseen. Which I was planning to send to a publisher’s, but I haven´t gotten it done yet. Had this plan for over a year. I have a third project, a story about a girl whose mother dies… that story is hard to continue writing…

But okay. To my defense or excuse, I have young children. I don´t get the priviledge of going within for extended time periods, to create, or even focus. I will get there.

success not what u see

That human mind. Endlessly comparing. I know it is silly. So I don´t really take it seriously. But it is how i deal with fear. I give it air, I voice it and listen to it. Accept it, comfort it, then watch it let go of me. Like a child, who gets through something that hurt comforted in its mother´s arms, then lets go and runs off to play again, relieved and happy, one experience wiser. Swiftly moving on to new learnings…

I wrote a poem about this. In my book. I wrote it in 2007.

About How I Deal with Fear

Fear.

To be allowed passage.
To be faced.
To be taken seriously.

To be reasoned with, talked to,
analyzed, to understand its cause.
To be cried.
To be accepted.

To try and change my inner dialogue.
If unsuccesful, to get help
from NLP or other specialist.

This is the song I knew from before. Masterpiece. As, honestly, it seems, all her work is. Master´s pieces. And the moving between genres, writing such personal, psychological lyrics long before others did… She´s something else. Outstanding. Un comparable.

I guess she received yet another fan tonight, huh.      🙂

I just become so grateful when someone expresses the universal so well. Form and content not just mastered, but invented! The immensely special way that she uses her voice… Yeah. I could go on.

Thank you Joni.
I shall enjoy your work and be inspired by it.
And work on not faling into the pit of fear.
I am good enough too. My work has its place, just like anyone else´s.
Let this be the year where I send my finished stuff to publishers.
And let my story about the girl, keep moving forward.

Amen.
So to speak.

🙂

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Guided Youtube Meditations

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Hello… on the 29. of December.

I realize that to most people, today is an ordinary working day Tuesday. Us who have kids, and are lucky enough to be off from work, are still in christmas holiday mode. Eating turkey leftovers and cookies… Taking the kids out to christmas parties in the town halls…

I have been taking time to myself these last few days. Gone out into my Listening Hut in the garden to write. And draw. And listen to Prince, Leonard Cohen and vintage dub. There is this story I have been writing on for two years. It´s been standing still for some months. Then suddenly, these last couple of days, it´s moving! Very exciting. I wake up in the middle of the night, needing to write and stuff. Love it when that happens. It´s a story about a girl whose mother dies. Maybe it will be a long story, maybe not. Maybe it will be published and maybe not. I just enjoy writing it.

I have also been enjoying guided meditations on Youtube. I just love the luxury of lying down under my duvet, plenty of pillows, and then just lie and listen to a voice guiding me into deep relaxation, and then to meet Guardian Spirits or relatives who have crossed over. I have done Doreen Virtue’ s Angel Meditations lately. Thre are lots of different ones. The 4-5 I have tried have all been good. Quite mindblowing, the effect they have on me. Don´t know if they do on everybody. But I react strongly. And feel very good after every session with Doreen and the angels.

What is an angel and do they exist? I don´t know and I don´t know. I just keep myself open and allow my mind to rest and allow my spirit to float around in the universe the voice builds for it to travel within. I don´t need to know, nor to believe in anything. I just as always refuse to close my mind and say that anything is impossible. Because nothing is. And for a small human being to claim that what it does not know can not exist… to me that´s just a sign of ignorance. And I don´t need to make myself more ignorant than I already am.

I will link here to some of the meditations I have used.

Try it out if you feel like it.

 

This one I did this afternoon. Surprisingly strong.

This one is by a different person. I´ve used his meditations too a few times.
Both his ones, and Doreen´s, have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times!
So I guess I´m not as special and on my own as I sometimes feel, huh.
Thank Goodness for that.      🙂

How I found these meditations? I seeked and I found, of course. Hahaha… I searched on Youtube. “Spirit guide meditation”…. “guided meditation” ….” Higher Self”… “To help sleep…” “Deep relaxation”…

The first one I ever tried, was Yoga Nidra. On a cd, in 2007. There seems to be lots of different versions on youtube of yoga nidra these days.

Here´s one example. Which I have not listened to. But. Let it serve as an example and find a different version that suits you better if you feel like it.

I have to go now. A guest arrived.
Seize ya later!

🙂

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Christmas Day

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So. Here in Scandinavia we celebrate christmas eve, the 24. It starts when waking up, the children find their stockings filled with candy and little presents that Santa has brought in the night while they were asleep. Nothing like starting the day with eating candy! Only this one morning a year. I remember it fondly.

Then christmas eve is actually a very long long day, of waiting. To open the presents. Which happens after tv cartoons, possibly a visit to the church, cookie eating, then  dinner in the evening. After dessert, and dishwashing. After dancing around the christmas tree singing carols and other christmas songs,

Then. Presents are opened. At last. One by one. Everybody eager to see what the other ones receive. Eager to see if what they give, is a success, brings a smile, a hug, a heartfelt thank you… the joy of giving. Is the greatest meaing of gift exchange. Which is natural for the children. They just need to be guided, so they can pay attention to more than their own excitement over receiving their own presents.

It´s a happy frenzy, it´s an adrenalin kick, it´s laughter and outbursts and wonderful fun.

My little 3-yearold son lasted until 11 pm last night before he asked to go to bed! Normally he wants to go to bed 8 pm. My 5-yearold daughter and me, we went upstairs at midnight and immediately fell asleep on her double mattress bed. Leaving my 11-yearold and her grownup sister playing with their new finger nail equipment at the kitchen table. Sweet! 🙂

This morning, my son woke us up at 7 am. me and the three kids downstairs, making a sitting space on the sofa between hills of presents and colourful wrapping paper…  Cups of tea…

The beginning of the first day of christmas. Which, when I lived in Wales, was when we would open presents and start our christmas family celebrations. But in Scandinavia, it is a day of rest. Probably the most quiet and restful day of the entire year. Only matched by 1. of January.

It´s a day spent looking closer at all the nice items unwrapped the night before. A day for turkey leftovers, and naps and finding batteries for the new toys that of course came without batteries included…

We are so lucky that we have really sweet neightbours all around our little house. So. This morning my husband actually thought the bakery would be open! (Which to me is a very strange thing to believe). Hence, all of a sudden we were standing there with no bread for breakfast. Then entered our neighbour, in her morning gown, coffee cup in hand! She asked: “Do you have any milk? Need milk for my coffee…!”

And we had a whole litre to spare. So that was great. Then my husband asked if she had any spare bread, maybe, to lend us? “Yeah, sure…! Come on over, I know I have some in my freezer….”

That´s proper christmas anecdote material, isn´t it?   🙂

Yeah…

My husband played a lot of piano today, the two young-ones were over at their neighbour-friend’ s place, and at some point, my eldest daughter and I decided to go out to my ListeningHut in the garden, with colouring books and her new crayons she got from her great grandma for christmas.

We shared a couple of hours there, listening to music, talking quietly.

Then the two little-ones joined us. My hut is only 2 by 2 metres big. So I gave them my seat, and stood up myself, dancing to the music. Gave them my journal to draw in, and my… hmmm… glockenspiel in German… Well. Here´s a photo, I´m sure you know it when you see it.

lyttehytten LF og V jul 15

And one of Lava:

lyttehytten L jul 15

It was truely a couple of golden hours for all four of us.

Now Linus-Ferdinand has gone to sleep. 7 pm! Catching up on that late night he had last night.
Lava is making pancakes in the kitchen. For all the guests tomorrow. Where all five kids will be here, plus two inlaw-“kids” and a grand-child age 2. Will be wonderful to be all of us together again.

Yeah.
I have a moviedate on the sofa with my husband at 11 tonight as well. So.
I am lucky.

Christmas isn´t just easy, emotionally. It is our first christmas at home without my mother-inlaw. Who passed away so shockingly 30.of September 2014.
Spells of sadness and tears several times yesterday. Lit a candle for her…
Though that´s small stuff compared to the sorrows many face at christmas. Living alone. Or spending time with their toxic families…

Anyways.
Ideally. I wish everyone could have a first day of christmas like we had today. If not possible on this exact date, then at some other date in the year. Just some day where everything rests. A day in peaceful harmony. Space for dad to play the piano for hours. Space for mom to go sleep for a while. Space for mom and kids to go into the gardenhut and hang out until they feel it´s time to do something else.
Freedom. Harmony. Calm, inner quiet. Joy.

It charges my batteries. Soothes my Spirit. And then some.

🙂

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To Heal

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In my native tongue Norwegian, to heal literally means “to make whole”. “Spread wholeness”. Which is a nice and concrete description. As healing is exactly that; to help something or someone become whole again. Return to the natural undisturbed state of being.

Last Saturday, the 12. of the 12., I became a certified healer. Vocal sound therapist. Finishing two years of studying Githa Ben-David´s method of “singing long tones on people”, giving the sound that the client´s body resonnates with.

Here is a clip from youtube where you can see her working. She speaks in Danish, but. Still. Informative. The client regains some of his previously lost hearing!

Well. That´s my teacher. She sparks and glows and inspires. Now her trilogy about sound healing has been translated into English, and she will start new sound healing classes both in Denmark, England, Ireland and Holland this upcoming year 16. You can read much more about her and her healing method under my blog´s category “Vocal Sound Therapy”.

Well. Here is a short clip I made from our certification ceremony last saturday.

The audience of friends and family members, were instructed in how to make the “tone from heaven”, and then they stood up and formed a singing channel, which each of us students walked through, singing, ending up by our teacher, to receive our certificates and an encouraging remark. Very meaningful and beautiful. After the happening, we shared the visitors´ gifts of ecological sweets and fruit, together with them, downstairs in the church where we had turned a big room into a simple cafeteria setting. Appreciation. Reciprocity. Enjoyment.

Being a healer. The archetype is a vast one to grow into. It takes time. I am taking it step by step I´m having people on my massage table, giving them sound and seeing if it can help them. They become surprised, very relaxed, some see inner images, symbols… many fall asleep… My fellow students / my fresh colleagues in this field; some of them cure tinnitus after tinnitus, some help people with insomnia (problems sleeping), some help autistic kids, and Adhd kids find inner calm, a peace within themselves.
Ulcers have diminished as well. Hearing has been regained. It seems to have a good effect on stress symptoms.

It is a pioneer field. Githa does scientific research together with scientists and medical doctors when they approach her and ask if they may try to measure effects. Githa also appears on Danish television when they ask her to. In one programme a client was linked up to measuring equipment in a hospital, and the doctors were surprised to see a strong effect on the client´s blood pressure, and on the vagus nerve.

The body consists of so much water. We know that sound vibrations have effect on water. Maybe does the sound help the cells return to their natural, healthy frequency. We don´t know exactly. Yet.

I am so grateful for being a part of this new field, to be one of the lucky ones to explore the effects of the method. I will walk forward one client at the time, I can not promise results but I can promise I will do my best. And then we will see.

we rise by lifting others

Yes. It is such a win win thing to give. I ask for Light and Love, and let the energy flow through me. So I receive it as well. I always feel so joyful and energized after giving a sound session. Mindblown.   🙂

The feeling can be illustrated like this, maybe :    🙂

healing energy coming through

Healing is a big word. Taken to mean so many different things. Religious things as well. But it´s all really about finding some kind of inner balance, isn´t it? To feel whole… at rest… fearless… healthy in mind, body and spirit.  In Balance. Natural. Peaceful.

We use the word in so many ways. To heal old wounds, hurts, to heal relationships…

In four days it is christmas eve. And to me christmas is a healing time. A time to show love, show care. To be gentle, considerate, to give.

To many of us it is hard to spend all that intense time together with the family members we try to avoid contact with the rest of the year… Christmas is not an easy time.
Yet it can still be a healing time. Though difficult, it can give positive surprises, that would not have been possible if we did not try to get together, try once more to approach and to show care to those we have in our innermost circle.

“The wounded healer” is a book I will read in the new year. About Jung. About how we can, through our own woundedness, know how to help others in their healing processes.

Time to heal the world as well. To quote that wonderful song by Michael jackson. A true christmas spirit song, at least in my book it is. Time to give to the homeless, to the hungry Africans, to the refugees on Lesbos… Such an unbalanced time we live in right now. All the suffering. Can make us feel powerless.

I finish here.  Wishing each and every one of you  a peaceful, happy christmas.  Share some care, everwhere!

I was going to post MJ´s song here from youtube, but the visuals are so full of tanks and KKK and nazis and barbed wire…. makes me sick to my stomach.

So, please go and  find the song on a cd instead, or Spotify or whatever you use as your music source.

I finish with these two images instead of that disturbing music video. Let´s heal ourselves and go get help when we see we that need it.
And let us together heal the world.

fredsmerke med notesirkel

MJU heal the world

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New Beginnings

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It´s early evening. My husband is playing christmas carols on the piano downstairs. I am thank Goodness almost well again after 3 days of no sleep and lots of sneezing and coughing.

It´s a special week. Quite non busy, compared to my regular schedule. Then on the other hand, busy in unexpected ways.

I have helped a newly arrived Syrian refugee fill in his “family reunion” papers, for one. 84 pages of questions. In Danish. Quite a task. But interesting. Tomorrow we are finally ready so he can send it. It takes 3 months before the right office looks at it in Copenhagen. They are very busy. So many Syrians in Denmark suddenly. You know.

He is a lovely person, and I am sure his wife and two little daughters are lovely as well. I hope they can come soon. Knowing they are left behind in that war zone makes me stressed. Even though I don´t know them. Just the thought of children living in a war zone…

eye for eye whole world blind

Well. I am just counting on his reunification going through and they come and we get to know eachother. Any other thought is unwelcome. It does not help to worry.

I want to see all children happy and at peace. Like these:

 

baby and puppies

garden bath tub

Other than helping him fill in all those papers, I am preparing to go to Copenhagen on Friday for my last course weekend in my 2 year long education as vocal sound therapist under the eminent leadership of Githa Ben-David. We will practice on Friday and then we´ve invited family and friends to come attend our ceremony / concert on Saturday. I know it will feel overwhelming, moving, sad and solemn and proud and empowering to me. Us students will all be dressed in white. We will be singing our long tones standing in a circle around the audience. We will show them different things that we have learnt. We will receive our diplomas.

It has been such a life changing journey, this course. Never have I felt part of a group like this one, either. Like I have talked about in my other blogposts in the category Vocal Sound Therapy.

scenen

This photo is from one of the two places we have been meeting for course weekends. What a place. Audonicon, is the building´s name.The other place is where we will meet for our final meeting on Friday. An old church in Copenhagen. Very special place too. God I´m gonna really miss our gatherings!

“The only constant in life is change.” Said the Greek philosopher Heraklit. Which is true.

It is nice to finish something. Full circle. Step up onto the new level.

There has been a couple of other first time things / people too, coming into my life, this week. Not things I feel to tell the whole world. But just to say that… there is a time for everything, also for new beginnings. And many times, the new emerges in groups… several incidents of the same kind of change, happening simultaneously… Fascinates me.

A friend of mine also received her Gohonzon actually, this week.

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I don´t know if you know about the buddhist group Soka Gakkai? I have been chanting with them sporadically for a good handful years now. I really love it. The chanting, the meaning, the people, their purpose. Being present at my friend´s receival of Gohonzon, made me feel for the first time that I too might actually want one in my own home. To make it be a more regular practice.

I don´t have a religion to convert from. Nor do I enjoy being a member in exclusive clubs. But Soka Gakkai is not excluding anything in any way. It is very open for individual interpretation. Of course I agree with the Lotus Sutra; that we create our own consequences in life. Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo means something to the extent that “I take full responsibility for my thoughts, words and actions, and I believe in the Law of cause and effect.”

Sorry if I sound… too loose… I could google this and paste some serious sentences from Wikipedia or better, from Soka Gakkai´s homepage.

I don´t allow myself this informal description to say that I am casual about it. On the contrary I have the uttermost respect for this peace building and empowering spiritual movement. I just value so deeply their generosity for people to form their own meaning around the practicing. And my informal description symbolizes the joy I feel for being given this freedom. I´m allergic to dogma. Soka Gakkai is non dogmatic. I am grateful for their ways.

 

Chanting feels immensely good to me. And I agree with the Soka Gakkai buddhism. And zen. And taoism. And esoteric christendom. And don´t forget I am a spiritist, deeply into communication with the loved ones who have crossed over. Like I have said many times:

Love is My Religion.

And:

 

nature is my temple

So.

New beginnings. New relationships. New ways of doing things.

Time will tell what will be. All I can do is follow the flow and grow.

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