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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… 🙂

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. That´s all. 🙂

Okay. Survived that. Weird this.

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

I think I will just leave you with today´s astro forecast by Timothy. I´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 haven´t already 🙂 :

Hmmm… I can see that one can´t click on the heading picture and see it properly? Used to be able to in the old version. I prefer the oooold waaayyy…. 🙂 Ah well. The only constant in life is change. So said Heraclit, the Greek wiseman. I´ll get used to it, and this too shall pass. Very assuring. 🙂 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 it´s about love,  isn´t it. To believe in unity, instead of separateness and competition. 
Namaste.
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Fanø’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. It´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 people´s home, and a statistics bureau… After work I´d go out with my colleagues, dancing or just hanging out in eachother´s homes. Good times. 🙂

I enjoy being the mother of 3 too, though, of course! I don´t mean to compare and I don´t long to go back to the bygones. There is a time for everything. Many shades of Love. (I´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 I´m organizing a cultural event. On the 8.of March. International Women´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 people´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 don´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 I´ve forgotten who is. (Remember I don´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 it´s on a Friday this year… 🙂

 

 

 

One central element this year, is that there will be dancing. YEEEYYYYYY!! 🙂

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 haven´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 don´t want to reveal more yet.

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

🙂

Here is a link to the event´s homepage:

https://www.fanoes8marts.dk/?fbclid=IwAR3Z2EoIqzMAGQ3g1oaax1PYa5xJZdaPEioTvIGeehkb6hM9rK4Y5E22QWE 

We also have a Facebook group, called

Fanø´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 wouldn´t do if not manipulated…

Power means the ability to get something done. To have one´s will heard, listened to, respected. To be able to have one´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 human´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?! Aren´t we all odd, really?

I fall in love with men. But I could probably also fall in love with a woman. It´s about personal connection, isn´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. 🙂

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 don´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 the  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. Let´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.

I´m an EQUALIST.  !

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.

🙂

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

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Spiritual Samurai Ways to Voice

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I went to the cinema tonight. With my husband. It´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 haven´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 Cohen´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) …
“She´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 and  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 with  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: Temple Zen la GendronniĂŠre 

The link between Singers´ strong, (lyrical) voices, and samurai bushido (code of conduct)? They express the same energy. Power, courage, personal dedication to one´s truth, autonomy……. Both the  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” … — It´s a line from a poem I remember from my teenage years.
I believe it´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 beings´ 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 lords´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. It´s my frequency. The wavelength that I tune into to be. 🙂

Living the Way of the Samurai Warrior in Everyday Life

By Gilbert Ross on Thursday January 18th, 2018

Image: Universal History Archive

The Seven Principles of Bushido

 

 

The ancient and traditional Japanese class of warriors, known as the Samurai, have been widely immortalized 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, known as Bushido; which governed the Samurai’s way of life and might also 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, the Bushido 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 ‘spiritual warrior’ 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 warrior’s code of ethics, before applying or adopting any other moral virtue or practice. Everything starts with your integrity. It is the moral fiber that holds all the other pieces together. Without integrity, there is quite the opposite–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. You can’t fake integrity. Yet at the same time, we need integrity in society because of how 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 of sane relationships together. This was–and still is–something so important in elite groups such as the Samurai or tribal communities. On the other hand, this is why we can observe so much insanity and distrust in today’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: “To die when it is right to die, to strike when it is right to strike.” Now, this might sound a bit extreme and bloody but the idea is that discernment 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 generates peace both internally and between people.

Courage

Courage is obviously one of the first associations we make with warriors–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 home from this difference in our everyday life. Living without fear is most certainly an 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 first“To die when it is right to die, to strike when it is right to strike.”

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 important move, even though we still have some fears and uncertainty about it. Courage is a beautiful energy that 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, and 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 nurturing compassion, you can’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. Compassion is in fact nurtured through a very simple first step–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 like living in a dried up river bed–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 Bushido 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. “In its highest form politeness approaches love”. 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 or fear 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 are authentic and very often do not require words–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 from being truthful to oneself. And here is the heart of the matter. We are so often untruthful to ourselves with all the stories and crap we invent–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 time 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 the 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. 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. Honor 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 ‘bushido’, 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 warrior’s way of life. Sovereignty has a bad historical connotation with ruthless powers and authoritarian forces. But it’s actually quite the opposite–what sovereignty really means, in the context of spiritual growth, is to cut loose of any shackles or dependencies that are stealing away your power; your birthright to be free and to be who you authentically 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 own freedom and spiritual development, and those of others. Once again, it is rooted in the practice of being loyal to one’s own feelings and intuitions 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) by death. For the spirit warrior of the twenty-first century, loyalty means above anything else, alignment and building strength in bonds of trust. It means to 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 other’s loyalty, and where your own loyalty 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 also 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.  🙂

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Green Heart Politics – and consciousness

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Hello in the now where you are… 🙂

It´s soon midnight here. I´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 there´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. 🙂

We celebrated my eldest daughter´s 14. birthday  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. It´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, here´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… 🙂

Then the birthday-girl´s 3 best friends came and joined the party early evening, and stayed over until the next day. She´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. It´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. I´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. 🙂

Anyways. Now the following weeks will be spent buying xmas presents. We go to my mom´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.

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

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 someone´s home, the concert. This island where I live… so special…

Apart from these happenings, I´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 don´t actually deserve the treatment we are receiving at the moment. But I´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 she´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 to 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.

 

Isn´t that just profound?! I´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, it´s not exactly a nice song to fall asleep to. Haha…. Another go, hang on (Gosh I adore youtube)! 🙂

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. !! I´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 (He´s talking about OOB and Monroe):

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

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International Women´s Day 8/3-18, on Fanoe

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Hey there people!

Today, 13/3-18, is the day we give birth to the green party Alternativet´s own solo division/group on Fanoe. Long story, which is not the one I´m gonna tell u now. It just takes up so much of my hard disc, that I have to share the 8.of March with u now, before the meeting tonight. So I tell the stories cronologically. If u get me.

Well.

I was invited by Ragnhild Kallehauge, and her one-woman-ngo KUK (Kontor for Ukontrolleret Kreativitet), to take part in marking the women´s international day of struggle. Marking it for the first time here on Fanoe. Last Thursday.

In Bergen, where I used to live, this day is a big deal, with marching, paroles, music and speeches downtown… here on Fanoe I have missed it so much. So it is great I could be part of the contributors from the beginning here. I hope it is the start of a new tradition.

I told Ragnhild I would write something for this date especially. So I woke up in the middle of the night on the 1. of March, with a long rant poem pouring into my mind. Got a pen and paper and wrote it down.

It´s in Danish. Here is the video of me reading it out that night, on The Corner Bar.

Ragnhild did two performances, she is a storyteller. One scene from the view of a victim of domestic violence. Very sad.
And one scene wearing long gloves and a pink wig, being Lulu the Lapdancer…
Excellent. Funny and serious. Thought provoking and entertaining. She´s our performance artist. Theatrical. Wonderful.

And our friend, Julie Frey, went on stage twice as well. Singing, first a song by Martha Wainwright, and then a song she´s written recently, after her mother passed away in October.
Amazing voice, and she played the guitar too… very very good. Love her work. My singer songwriter close friend. Sensitive singing.

I had decided that since the other two would enter stage twice, then so would I. So I´d decided to sing a song. And chosen “Gratuitude” by my vocal sound healing teacher Githa Ben-David. A lullaby she wrote to her children, and that I sing to my children. I chose it as a celebration of the mothering instinct, the feminine principle, of receiving and nourishing. Which all women have as a part of our biology or DNA, whether we have given birth to children or not.

Here is the video of me singing “Gratitude”:

After our 6 stunts on stage, we drank a few beers. Maybe 20 people came to take part in this event. That´s great. It´s about quality not quantity for me. And 20 people on a Thursday night in that location, for this type of event, is actually quite many for our little island.

Next year we have booked the community building! It´s a Friday, 8/3 next year. We will make a party, for both kids and adults alike, ending up in a dance party. YEEESSS.

My singing was not perfect. But this world needs rolemodels that dare to stand up and say, I will share this, I will be imperfect, and that´s okay, coz human beings are not perfect and should not strive to become so either.

The audience were moved by the song, they said. I can see that it was a brave thing to do. I didn´t know whether my voice would be calm or would shake, until the moment I started singing into the mike…! 🙂

I´m glad I did it, and I look forward to doing more stage stuff.
I enjoy it.

Ps The heading photo of me, is shot by Anne Jensen Zeuthen. Thanx for that, Anne! Much appreciated! 🙂 And it´s Julie Frey who filmed me with my phone.
Thanx, Julie!
Ds

Toodle-pip! Seize ya later, gators!

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Highly Inspiring Movie!

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Hello, dear reader.

I´m enjoying a Lazy Sunday in Bed today. Alone, with my laptop. Done some Facebook work for my political party (Alternativet), and read up on electric cars. My old Opel-a seems to be getting too old, seems I will have to let it go soon.

Anyways. I´m watching this GREAT MOVIE on Gaia,
and I found out it’s on Youtube too.
It´s about following one´s bliss,
and how each and every myth is really the same one story,
universal truth about our human psyche,
our inner growth through life…
I have to share it. Here you are:

On Gaia it´s called “Finding Joe”. On Youtube it has a different name, but it´s the same film, I´ve checked.

Extremely inspiring. At least to me. I´m only half way through it, and had to pause it to write this:

Follow your Bliss
what made you different as a kid,
what made you stand out, not fit in?
This is the doorway to your inner
calling
What made you lose track of time?
What is the one thing that you can´t not do?
You HAVE TO do it.
Time flies when you do,
you go into flow…

?

It is to express my soul
I care a lot so
I share a lot coz
I know the personal
holds the universal
and I am here to
help humanity raise
its consciousness
to realize its unity
to build bridges
to communicate
to celebrate
to generate
more of The Same
at expense of duality
I´m here to
Create
to explain, to exfoliate
Carve out the gold from
the concrete shell
Here to help people
being well
not here to neither buy nor to sell
just here to share
and tell, not yell
but to say with calm and ease:
Come; join forces;
let´s embrace mother Earth now, please.

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Wish u a wonderful Sunday.

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The Alternative´s first ever mayor in Denmark, is here!

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So. On Friday the 15.of December, the city council of Fanø was finally constitutionalized. As the last municipality in Denmark.
It was a… long process, from the night of the election 21. of November.

Negotiations became rather dramatic. Tv stations had a field day, citing angry citizens from our local Facebook group “Fanø Forum”…! Our island was turned into some kind of Disney universe, where the 11 elected politicians were divided into 2 opposing groups, one evil and the other good, the deceiving villains against the innocent victims. Comfortably black and white, for the purpose of good melodrama, i.e. maximum output on mediastory sales.

As I was myself a candidate on the list of the party The Alternative, I knew many details from the negotiations. But as the information is confidential, I could not tell the truth from my perspective. It was in fact incredibly hard for me. My blog here is called “Heart Matters”, and I have also previously self published a book (2011) with the same title. I am all about sharing openly, whatever feels important to me!

In the Facebook forum, I and one of the other Alternativet candidates, Julie, decided we had to be visible and participate in the defining phases of the narrative. Say as little as possible, and keep on the right side of the confidentiality line, of course. But show the local citizens that we were standing tall, self respect intact, not hiding in shame due to some “back stabbing run for selfish mammon, in the dark of the night”, as our elected candidate was portrayed on tv. Because she accepted the offer of becoming mayor, from the electoral minority group. Leaving the agreement she alas too hastily had signed with the majority group that had been founded primarily. (6-5).

Day 5 after Saturday 9. of December, where national media suddenly announced that The Alternative was to take the seat as the new mayor on Fanø, (and actually the first “mayor’s chair” in all of Denmark, in the history of the  only recently established party!)…. On day 5, Wednesday, the rage finally started to simmer down in Fanø Forum, after 3 citizens separately shared their views of how they personally understood the negotiation events, looking at it from an angle I could agree with.

To me this was a great relief. I actually lost weight during those 5 days, as I lost all appetite. When I was in public places, people would stare at me all angry and upset, as if I personally had done them wrong! Very uncomfortable, as I could not openly explain to them the reasons why we had made the choices we had made.

I wrote a letter to Tv Syd (South), which I also published as a comment in the forum. Telling them that their stereotyping and shallow coverage of the election process on Fanø, was doing damage to our community. That there were essential questions to be asked before they could claim to understand what had happened. And that their choices of dramaturgical tools; choice of descriptive words, visual imagery and abrupt editing, had a conflict escalating effect. And that in their position of power, they are not allowed to be unconscious about the effects of their choices of combining narrative elements.

The tv station replied a couple of hours later. Thanked me for the input, and said they would include it in their internal discussions on ethics.
The following day, the station interviewed the leader of The Alternative in Copenhagen, Uffe ElbÌk, who con gratulated Fanø´s elected representative, and said that his perception was that she was showing integrity in the constitutional negotiations.

Then came the final deadline for negotiations to be finished, and the new city council to be constitutionalized. I filmed the meeting, and uploaded it, unedited. And posted it into Facebook´s “Fanø Forum” and “Fanø Online Opslagstavle”.  As our local station Tv Fanø was not able to broadcast live from the meeting.
Here it is:

In the days following the meeting, information started being freed. Not by me. But I could see in the Forum that someone “from the table” must be informing a couple of openhearted citizens, who took it upon themselves to inform the island of details in the constitution´s proces of negotiations.

I think it is beautiful they gave this work to the island. So many emotions have been thrown about, hurt feelings, disbelief, angry, unfair words uttered, about perceived deception and manipulation.

To see how, with information of what had really happened, and why things evolved the way they did… with information, insight, the discussions died down, basically. Very quickly. There were no more questions left unanswered. Anyone who really wanted to know who had been responsible for what, could now just read the whole story, delivered in portions throughout the comments section  in one single thread.

I also realized that the civillians (including myself prior to being inside the process), were lacking insight into “the political game rules”, i.e. what was to be expected from the 11 elected, and what did it mean when one group had majority, how much of the power had to, by law, still be given to the “big minority group”… and so forth. The fact that no signed deal is legally binding in the negotiation proces, until the final constitution is voted upon. Little details like that, which could have saved our community from a lot of stress, had we all known more about what to expect and how to analytically weigh the events that had unfolded.

Well.
The drama has been extremely intense, (for my taste), and the tale to be told is highly fascinating. But it is not mine to tell. If you are interested (and can read Danish), you can read the whole case in Facebook´s Fanø Forum. (It´s a public group, visible to all. The post to read, including comments, is titled “Lille Spejl…”). My position as a candidate for The Alternative, now suddenly a part of the island´s new mayor´s support team… My position is to make choices that make my party colleague´s job easier. And her job is to try and bring the 11 elected ones together, in co operation for our community´s future. Not to divide, but to bridge.  Make connections.

The drama is over. Water under the bridge.
And tomorrow is new year.
Speeches will be held, visions will be shared.
Truth proves quite unstoppable, and liars should be scared.

Happy New Year.

Or as we put it in my party:
Yes please to more transparancy!
Yes to a friendly rapid change / revolution!
Away with pollution, confusion and illusion.
Yes to humble empathy and generosity.
Yes please to bravery and humourous integrity.
So help us God and every-man.
Coz Yes indeed, together we can!

Pardon me for celebrating in all generous humbleness.
The thrill has been accelarating increasingly just recently.
We came, we saw, we won, God Bless!
The road ahead is bendy, steep and long, but none the less;
The gate´s been unlocked. With partners, we´re strong.
And here´s a little song  for us to sing as we walk along:

Never give up
Always take down
the barrier that stops you
from swirling freely ´round
Never fully stop
Always do move on
Flowing with the growing
´till the tough going´s just all gone!

Hoo! Hah-hah-HAH!

Aaaand, Billy Ocean will obviously  take it away from here… :

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The Alternative Fanø

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Sorry I haven´t written for a while, have I…
It´s because I have ended up running for election!
Local council, election date 21.of November.
Together with three other citizens, I´ve formed a list for the party Alternativet (The Alternative).

Very short: Alternativet thinks that climate issues and social needs, is as valuable as increasing profits. That there are three values to consider when one speaks of growth; economical, social strengthening and climate protection.
So in other words, we can increase the red and the green growth, and not always just look at the financial income / cost. There is such a thing as investing, too. In increased wellfare for example. Which the latest decades has lost a lot of meaning in Danish politics. The main aim seems to be to make money for the upper class.

Aaaaanyways. I said I would make this party presentation short!

The Alternative is based on 6 values,                                                            which really makes me feel good:
1.Empathy
2.Humour
3.Generosity
4.Trans…lucidity? No, parancy, transparancy!
(That political processes and decisions can be observed by the people, not made in hidden forums out of sight of  the public).

5.Humbleness (We don´t know all the answers. We listen to our “opponents”, we ask experts for advice, and we admit it if we make mistakes)
6.Courage

The Alternative want basically a NEW POLITICAL CULTURE.
Where we listen to eachother and work together, instead of seeing the political arena as a “battlefield” where everyone “fights to conquer” “opponents”.

Yes.

Our group of four, makes me very happy as well. The communication between all of us is remarkably harmonious and inspiring.

1.

Sofie Valbjørn is our primary candidate. She is a true local islander, she grew up here, has local family and friends, and has a background from another local political “party group”. So she knows a lot of important local information and political history. She has a university education in anthropology and sociology, and works in the Esbjerg council administration, so she knows a lot about this field of work.  She is the mother of three sons, and married to a nature conservation consultant (? I don´t know his formal title)  from Belgium.
Her main political focus is to strengthen the local democracy, increase cooperation between the council employees and the civilians.

2.

Julie Frey is our candidate no.2. She is a singer songwriter, mother of two, she´s from Copenhagen and married to a local “boy”, who is a surgeon. She is active in a good handful cultural ngos, has a BA in English, studies sociology, and has a company that does translation of texts Danish/ English… She is my good friend, and we have a lot of great ideas that we are in the process of exploring if we can turn into a source of income together. She is very outspoken, and not afraid of saying what she thinks, even if her opinion is not shared by the listener. She is also very funny, and paints amazing pictures, and she can sew as well… Her main political focus is school politics, to create contact between the generations, and ecological, green, sustainable lifestyle change.

3.

Simon Voigt is our candidate no.3, and he is also a good friend of mine. As well as an ngo colleague of both Julie and myself. He is in his late 20s, has a BA in folkmusic from Esbjerg Music Conservatory, and is active in running our cinema, he is a folk dancer, helps out in “Fanø music Club”, and sits with me in the Cultural Advice Board, (Kulturelt SamrĂĽd), where we receive applications for local citizens´cultural projects and give them financial support, from a budget trusted us by the council.
Simon is from east Germany and has lived on Fanø for 3 years. He is good at graphics, homepage building and stuff like that. He is very funny, and warm hearted, and helpful and. Yeah. Haha. You can probably read how crazy I am about both him and Julie.
And Sofie as well. It´s lovely to get to know her.
We have sons who will be in the same school class next year. And we have both studied social anthropology and worked with integration of refugees. A lot of common interests.

Simon is politically focused on maintaining the variety and quality of cultural ngo activity, as he sees it as a cornerstone to be able to be part of meaningful communities. It´s a question of good health and general life enhancement, for the individual.

4.

Me, I am our candidate no.4. I have insisted on being the last on the list. As I don´t really have time to be in the council. I am a vocal sound therapist and want to prioritize this work. And be of support in the background, for the candidate or candidates we get seats for.
I have 5 years of university education from the University of Bergen, Norway. An extended cand.mag degree. Social anthropology, comparative politics, media science and organizational psychology.
I have worked in the film industry for 8 years, making f.x. a documentary for cinema called “Welcome Home” for Piraya Film in 2000, about how refugees and immigrants from Africa and Asia feel about living in Norway.

I think maybe you know the rest about me? 3 kids, married to a musician / music teacher… active in Kulturelt SamrĂĽd, Fanø Music Club, The Incredibles (that make an annual children culture event for participation of all local ngos), actively helping the Red Cross with the integration of our “new” Syrian citizens, and I´m also a board member in the national board of Kulturelle SamrĂĽd Danmark.

(I´ve also self published a book of poems in English, and made a video installation for a local art exhibition in 2011, called Linking, you can see it on the Youtube channel in my name). I have previously done volunteer work for Tv Fanø, Fanø Kindergarten, Fanø AppTeam, Fanø Cinema… yeah. Ngos. I love them, always have. I have lived on Fanø for 10 years now, and I originally come from Norway.

Politically I´m focused on …. yeah ….. well. I agree with all the other three, ofcourse. School, cultural ngos, and strengthening the democracy and the nature…
In my work as a therapist I help my clients with stress symptoms. A lot of other ailments and imbalances as well, of course. But. Stress relief is in high demand.
So I´m interested in decreasing weekly work hours for everybody, like the Swedes have done. And in health tools like “culture on perscription” which many Danish councils have adopted now thanks to initiative from The Alternative nationally. (It means you can get expenses covered for cultural input, as a part of treatment of f.x. depression). I think we should have this option on Fanø.

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This has become rather heavy on the written text side, huh?

I could insert some of the photos we took on the beach  Saturday 27/9, the day we started our election campaign with a splash! (The top photo of this blogpost is also taken that day, by Mille Borregaard). But I don´t have those photos accessible here & now…

Let me just finish this post up. I have to move on, to the editing of our election video for the local tv station. Lots to do, when one wants to run for election, I can tell you. All very new to me, and interesting.

You can read our election programme and join the local debate on Facebook, if you please. (Especially if you live on Fanø, otherwise it´s maybe not that relevant for you).

Our group is open for anyone to post issues or questions. it´s called “Alternativet Fanø, politisk laboratorium”.

Our logo, isn’t is brilliant?! I think it is. (It´s created by The Alternative on national level, not by our local party group).

 

 

 

 

 

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Status not so quo

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Hiya, friends.

Friday eve. Kids´ tv and candy. Means the week´s most quiet hour for me, in the kitchen´s arm chair. Dad is not even home tonight. Team building event at work. So the kitchen is all mine, all empty and peaceful, no piano being played, no one talking to me…. For a mother of 3 at the end of the first week of school/kindergarten after 7 weeks holiday…

MANNA FROM THE SKY !!! is how that feels. 🙂

I´ve been blogging too little, lately. Days are simply flying by! And whenever I have a second spare, I go into my “listening hut” in the garden, and listen to my self hypnosis audios, in a course I´m doing, called Winning the game of Money. Have I mentioned the course before? Can´t remember.

It´s great stuff. I have listened to Abraham Hicks on Youtube for a few years, so this is a very natural-feeling next step. Also, it connects well with my recent exam in hypno therapy. So I´m well chuffed. Learning is my favourite passtime…

I can feel my inner self changing as well. Which is kind of freaky. I can feel that I have gotten new boundaries! I feel a lot more certain about things, decisive. And I have lost some of my precious patience, with small talk and being polite to people who actually owe me an apology!

It´s a bit … unnerving to realize. I experienced myself the other day as not the attentive hostess I normally automatically always am. I simply could not be bothered, pretending friendship when I knew that they knew they owe me a big fat apology for something they said to me that actually made me cry and explain to them exactly why it made me cry, a couple of years ago now. They never got back to me to face what had happened, and give me their apology. Well. They came to visit the other day and I just. Was quiet. And serious. Not smoothing and small talking. Just responding to their words. And looking them straight in the eye. Waiting for quality and sincerety and depth that never came. Not so pleasant of me.

But ok. I accept myself as I am. And we all change thoughout our life times. Some of us probably more than others. As one has to be open, and embrace change, to make it happen, mostly.

I love change. To grow. Understand more. Develope new… fields of interest, deepen the fields that have always been there… Grow. Simply.

Maybe this is turning into a boring rant. Sorry. Hmmm. Well. I write about heart matters, so. Let it be.

Let´s see if I can find a visual break to lighten this text up:

Yeah… of course I agree with this. Still. I don´t think I have changed into someone less empathic. Rather my self respect has become more un-compromised. I consider myself an empath. It is one of the traits I am most proud of having.
Maybe of late I´ve just found a new level of empathy for myself. Hahaha…..

I have a busy life. Volunteering for 5 ngos. And trying to create a source of income. As well as being a mother of 3. Recently, I have engaged myself in the building of a new political party as well! Or… the party is built, but I want it to become represented locally, so we get something decent to vote for, come the election in November.

“The Alternative”. Is the party´s name. I´m a member of a party for the first time in my life! The party is built on 6 values: Humour, Empathy, generousity, humbleness, courage and transparancy.
I dig it.
It also operates with three fields of growth: Economical, Social and Environmental. So something can have great value giving social growth, yet not have financial profits. Money is not the only existing measure of value.
The party also wants political debate fashion to change, from a battlefield of winners contra losers, to an arena where we listen to eachother and find the best common solutions for our common challenges…

I do NOT want to be in the local counsil. We are 4 people on the list of representatives to vote for. I think we will get one or two representatives in.
So I´m safe, insisting on being no.4 on the list.
I want to support this initiative, though. I want a new direction for local politics. And this party has good thoughts,including global considerations…

Right. New visual. Bring it!

Rumi.
The great Persian poet. Love him. Or her? If Shakespeare might have been a woman…

Apart from all my ponderings about game of money, party politics, ngos and new expressions of self respect boundaries…

I remain first and foremost a Spirit. Working at the service of Spirit.

I ask for Light and Love every time I give vocal sound therapy to a client. I am a channel, letting energy through. I also channel in my poetry/song writing.

Soon I will go be a volunteer at a hospice. A bit… I don´t know if I will wish to stay there, but I think I will. I am always drawn to where I feel a bit scared. And it always shows itself to be the right new life move for me. I follow my heart.

In January, I think it will be, one of my sound therapy colleagues and I, go to Dorset to attend module 2 of the education into Soul Midwifery. To learn what is to know about caring for dying “friends” and their families, to support them in their (beloved´s) transition.

I have read a lot of books by Elizabeth KĂźbler-Ross. The pioneeer Swiss psychiatrist who invented the term “near death experiences”… check her out. She´s on youtube as well… video of her talking with people on their deathbed. She´s a hero of mine. So loving, humorous, warm… Wise. Strong. Giving. Empathic. She has my admiration.

Anyways. Yeah. So many balls in the air now, to juggle. I have my eyes on extended hypnosis training too. Marisa Peer. But I need to win the game of money first.

🙂

Visualing and manifesting my vortex vibrations… life is an exciting timespace.

I crave a lot of alone time and silence. One wouldn´t think so, maybe. I´m a very active person, involved in quite a few social settings. An anthropologist at heart. Hungry for expanded understanding in the field of “Social Man”. Always.
Still, though: To sit with Spirit. It´s part of my core. Literally. Hehehe…

Discovered a new word the other day: Ambivert. Meaning someone who is both an extravert and an introvert, changing according to context. That´s me. I´m real glad this word came along, coz I was annoyed thinking I had to belong to either one or the other box. I hate being forced into boxes. Either or. I don´t belong in an either-or-universe! My space is all inclusive; “both-and.” Yes please. Include me in the open-ness…
Ambivert.

My God, this is becoming quite a manifest of Who I Am. Huh? Well. As I said, a lot of stuff is changing in my life right now. I didn´t plan the heading for this post, even, it just typed itself and then I wrote on. Status not so quo. True enough.

Oh. This song. I played it loudly over and over, age … 12? 14?

Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi. They were on board Band Aid as well. Oh I do know my 80s pop rock data. It filled my entire life back then.

There´s a new version, from 2010, I just found out now! Check it out:

Oh fuck. No. The video from 2010 looks like they are visiting a group of happy children scouts…! Glorifying army life, in my opinion. All smiles and pictures of comeradery.

Hell. I´m actually really disappointed! Glorifying war. Look at these nice tanks, aren´t they a great feat of engineering, like…. and the beautiful women in uniforms, smiling and clapping…

In my inner teenager cinema, these lyrics showed pictures of tired young men disillusioned, “you´ll be the hero of the neighbourhood, nobody knows that you´ve left for good”… and “once you get there no one gives a damn”… “missiles flying over your head”…”Your finger on the trigger but it don´t seem right”… “But you just can´t see, is this illusion or reality?”…

I must be a reincarnated pascifist. How can they… redo their song in 2010, without a critical angle on the middle east being bombed back to the middle ages by the west… That´s just……. brain dead? Corrupt? Plain ignorant? No, that level of ignorance is not allowed or even possible anymore, is it. ?!

BIG SIGH.

Much prefer Bowie’s farewell album, then. There´s a real authentic, honest and foresighted voice, unafraid, wise, visionary.
I miss Prince as well. And MJ too. Leonard of course. My number one poet and singer.

So. Un-quo-ing that status of mine. Now just received a dounle meaning. Love multivocality.
No respect for that pussyfooting shite. Said using the mild version of the synonym for excrements there. Shite, spelled and pronounced like that, is quite acceptable to Brits. At least it was during the years that I lived amongst them. 1994-99.

Bottom line. What more do we all want than peace. The healthy majority of us.
Universal human needs. Peace. And Love.
You know it´s true.

Oh. Haha. Sorry, I can´t resist this:

And this. We do need love. Listen to LL here now. 🙂

All that … lovey dovey couple stuff…

A true, loving hymn for peace. That is what my heart really beats for.

I actually listen to this almost every day, in periods, on my bathroom stereo, while I shower. I sing this Assissi´s prayer lyrics of all force, bottom of my lungs.
Make me an instrument of Thy peace.
(The English lyrics start at 3:50, but the intro is absolutely lovely enough that you should chill and let it soothe you).

Yes.
“It is in dying that we are born, into eternal life.”

(This vid is seen 1,5 million times, whereas the other two, Milly Vanilly and LL Cool J, have been viewed like 26 million times…! Crazy… this fornication drive really have got a great grip on humanity´s balls/ovaries, doesn´t it, Goodness Gracious…)

Well. I should be dj-ing. And actually I do have a plan to create a playlist of dance floor tunes, and make a video installation to fit in with the playlist… Watch that space. I´ve gotta express that groovyness too, somewhere somehow…

Bye for now. Sorry if this took off. Then again. No. I´m not sorry. I´m just me.

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Bernie on the Worship of Money

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Good morning. Sunday morning. We are heading off to the birthday brunch of our dear neighbour girl Alma soon, who turns 8. Big hurray for her. We have the most amazing, friendly neighbours, and it is such a strength and joy in our everyday living.

Anyways. I saw this video with Bernie, the man who would have been president now if it wwasn´t for the Democratic Party cheating him out of his right place.

I just leave the rest of the message up to him. And the pope. It is time we start talking about the worship of profit for private gain, goin on in the ruling class.

Thank Goodness there are still intelligent people on this planet.

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