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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… šŸ™‚

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

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

Okay. Survived that. Weird this.

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

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

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

Caption in bold. Me digs. “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Gandhi said. He must be called a hippy. I think so must Buddha, and Jesus. Basically itĀ“s about love,  isnĀ“t it. To believe in unity, instead of separateness and competition. 
Namaste.
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Spiritual Samurai Ways to Voice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Haiku Samurai Zensho Iaido

Shiny, Still Mirror
Sword Slashes the Autumn Storm
Smilingly Quiet

 

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

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

Pointy Pencil Pin
the Sword can never Conquer
Spoken Truth Power

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

xxx xxx xxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxx xxx xxx

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

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

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

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

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

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

Living the Way of the Samurai Warrior in Everyday Life

ByĀ Gilbert RossĀ on Thursday January 18th, 2018

Image:Ā Universal History Archive

The Seven Principles of Bushido

 

 

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

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

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

Integrity

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

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

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

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

Courage

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

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

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

Compassion

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

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

Respect

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

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

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

Truthfulness

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

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

Honor / Sovereignty

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

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

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

Loyalty

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

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

 

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

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My February Hibernation

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Hello. From my straw thatched little home in the Sibirian storm. Our ferry only sails at tide these last 4-5 days, as the water has turned into ice. Wind bites oneĀ“s cheeks the moment one steps outside. So I avoid that. And spend the days under my duvet in bed, with my laptop and snapchat, having long threeway conversations in form of video monologues with to close girlfriends I have in Norway.

I dream of going on a retreat in the Himalayas. Copying wise text, meals served, meditation and contemplation. Without the circumstances present to do such a thing, I form my own form here, watching spiritual films, finding free meditations of hemi-sync and feminine astrology full moon meditation… Travel through my headset into those inner retreat waters…

I just watched a videotalk on tantra by Paul Muller. So I checked out his bluethroat yoga on youtube. Found this:

My February has also consisted of 3 special social gatherings. First a long weekend in my Norwegian girlfriendĀ“s home. Together with four more of our common girlfriends. 6 of us. First time we ever spent days together under the same roof. Though I have lived together with one of them for a year or so… It was just. SO so nurturing? Just being relaxed and joking about, being understood, having serious personal conversations, thn dancing to the anthems from the dancefloors of the 90s… eating another meal, getting drunk, dancing more… wow. wow. wow.
It really truely strengthened me so much. To feel I am part of a tribe, somehow. People like myself. Who get me. And know me from my student days, my twenties. It really expanded my … roots … ?

Then, two weeks later, I met up with fellow sound healers, for a workshop ending in a sound healing session in a small stone church! We were four. Two of them I had never met before. Slept in one of themĀ“s house. Such a wonderful both workshop and “concert” with intuitive singing, and teaching GithaĀ“s “the note from heaven”. I recorded the sound, and took still photos. IĀ“m editing it and going to put it on Youtube. I will share it with you once itĀ“s ready.

One week after that, I had asked my husband to take the kids and thye could go somewhere over night so I could invite friends over for a birthday party. Which he immediately agreed to, with a big smile. He is amazing at supporting me in what I feel like doing for myself. Deeply appreciate his support and acceptance.

So I invited 11 people. First time I held a party in the soon 11 years IĀ“ve lived here! Because weĀ“ve had young children all this time. Well. I prepared stuff for tortillas, humous, bean stew, fried chicken, fried squash and mushrooms… chopped vegetables, salsa, garlic creme fraiche… you know.
And then two guests brought cake. And I played cds, and in the guest room I played vinyls, and we danced.

A wonderful gathering of authentic individuals, all capable of listening to eachother. Very nive atmosphere.
I drank too much. Alas. Not getting sick, but. Mixing beer, wine and then the gin and tonic. I think it was just one of them I had. I must learn now that it doesnĀ“t fit my brain. I get blackouts and remember only glimpses. So annoying!! So I shall stop the mixing. If I want to drink gt, it will be that and only that. And not too many of course. Beer is best for me. Then I can enjoy amounts of liquid, without losing control of intoxication level, all of a sudden being a lot more drunk than I had planned to be…

Anyways. Hopefully this 46. year will be the year where I realize my limitations when it comes to alcohol consumption.

So this February Hibernation Space has been both outward going and inward going. Plane to Norway, strengthening bonds of sisterfriendships or what to call it. Car to unknown address on Fyn, being in sound in a group of 4 and then bringing it to an audience… and then home alone, inviting chosen individuals, just a few so there was room for every single person to be met properly by everybody else present.

And then this Siberian Storm. Forcing me to stay indoors almost a week, feeding my soul. As the full moon is in pisces, so how perfect it is to have been in increased meditation frequency… (IĀ“m a piscean as well…)

Let me see if I can find a good astro weatherforecast talk for us, hang on. Oh yes, I love this man here:

I have been in a crises as well. Very furious… It is resolved now. IĀ“m not going into this here and now. Maybe an other time. But even I do have private chambers. Just because IĀ“m very open and personal about things, doesnĀ“t mean that I keep nothing private. Spring cleaning, Timothy says here. “Unease, dissatisfaction. Calling our awareness to make changes.” Yup. Got the t-shirt. šŸ™‚

Let me share a couple more inspiring videos, and then I shall lay myself a tarot, I think. Bought this new amazing deck on my trip to Norway. “The psychic tarot of the heart” by John Holland. Oh my Goodness.
I have a few decks. Have used tarot since… my twenties. This deck here, I feel is only for me! I will not use it to give others readings. This thought to me, is a completely fresh one. I share. But this one here. Only for me.

Probably a healthy thing. I donĀ“t care. ItĀ“s just a very strong feeling I have. And so I listen to my heart. As always.

Check it out online if you are curious. Simply amazing, both visually and text wise. Oh, let me actually see if I can find a photo of it, hang on. (Hahaha… as if this is a radio show or phonecall. But. Hang on anyways)!

Yeah. All pictures are there, so just go cruise and enjoy the images… So many attractive decks to see, actually. I shall spend time to get to know this one now, before I treat myself to more decks. I also bought an oracle deck by Kyle Grey. Also exciting. Lots of learning to receive from that one.

Okay. Back to those videos I talked about. HereĀ“s one by Abraham Hicks. Where we can see Esther. This is just a random video, I havenĀ“t even seen it yet. I have watched/listened to several hundred of the Hicks videos on youtube these last 2-3 years. So I know for sure that whatever comes from Abraham, I will agree with and feel uplifted by. Such a gift for me to have this source of inspiration. Very grateful.

Another “friend of mine” though weĀ“ve never met (to my knowledge, this present lifetime), is Wayne Dyer. Read many of his books, watched his film the Shift, and watched him on youtube… HereĀ“s a guided meditation. Actually he uses the sound AAAAAH…. just like I have learnt from Githa, to allow Light through, to silence the channel or. Which words to use. Wayne mixes the sound with affirmations here. I shall try this one. Every morning? With 3 kids, thatĀ“s a bit unrealistic. But Let me give it a go. Right now, it could possibly be doable every morning when I arrive home from delivering the youngest in kindergarten.

Right. Very enjoyable to sit here in bed and type away about my February Hibernation.
IĀ“m curious and excited to see what March holds in store for me. Hopefully still lots of pockets of time for me to focus inward. And to keep developing my social circle of local individuals who fit into my tribe of listening, compassionate, authentic being.
Actually on 8. of March IĀ“m participating in the first WomenĀ“s Justice Day (What is it called in English?), I shall read out a poem that came to me 02 am the other night. Woke up and wrote it down. As I often do. Quite a fantastic piece, I love it. And donĀ“t claim to have any honour in creating it, I just allowed it to come through me.
Also, 13. of March IĀ“m participating in the start of local group of the green party. “Alternativet FanĆø”. As you may know from previous posts, we got into the town council with one mandate, and took the seat of the mayor! So this is a very… exciting, new position weĀ“ve landed in, and IĀ“m eager and enthused about building this movement stronger.

Further, March stores my sonĀ“s 6.birthday. A weekend in a summerhouse with my husband’s bigband, 17 musicians and their partners and children. Truely wonderful people. Party band, plays cover versions of hits from 60s-80s. Three singers, brassline… thatĀ“s gonna be one big happy family dance party, I expect. (WeĀ“ve traveled with the band to Florida in 08 and to Spain in 14, so. I know what IĀ“m talking about here). šŸ™‚

A week after that trip, we actually go to Berlin for easter. Staying in UFA Fabrik. An old factory that has been turned into an alternative township or. Yeah. HitlerĀ“s old cinema is there. Still functioning as cinema. That thrills me. As the nazis, in all their horror alien like evil, understood some things about the power of film, before others did. And used it for evil. Of course. But. Yeah. To go there and experience that space will be specil to me. Love that the place now is run as a kind of hippie community, with their own school, no cars, a bakery, a guesthouse, farm animals, tons of creative workshops…

So. March will give a heap of social gatherings, I realize. And I shall make sure I also find time to go within. And digest all the new impressions. I feel this is a time for the right people to get together, hook up and be connected. DonĀ“t know why I feel that. But I often understand these kinds of feelings in retrospect.

Anyways. Let me finish with a kool song, then.

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Highly Inspiring Movie!

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Hello, dear reader.

IĀ“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. IĀ“m watching this GREAT MOVIE on Gaia,
and I found out it’s on Youtube too.
ItĀ“s about following oneĀ“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 itĀ“s called “Finding Joe”. On Youtube it has a different name, but itĀ“s the same film, IĀ“ve checked.

Extremely inspiring. At least to me. IĀ“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 canĀ“t not do?
You HAVE TO do it.
Time flies when you do,
you go into flow…

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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
IĀ“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;
letĀ“s embrace mother Earth now, please.

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Wish u a wonderful Sunday.

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Film: “Song of the New Earth”

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Hiya people!
Hope you are all healthy and happy, moving with luck and easy steps into this new year, the 18. ? I seem to be. I mean; there are no sound clients right now. And this gives me space to tidy and clean the house, which really needs a loving hand now, after those months of campaigning, meeting after meeting.

So IĀ“m spending the days tidying and cleaning Ā“round our home, and the kids are all noticably a lot more independent than they were last winter (soon 6, and 8 now, and 13), and we seem also to have missed a lot of the flu viruses thatĀ“s been hitting the island the last couple of months. Knock on wood.

I have such a lot to be grateful for. And one major thing is actually something that might seem like quite a small thing: Gaia.com.

8000 titles of films about spiritual matters. Brain science. Alternative medicine. Short films. Meditations.

One that made a profound impression, was the first one I watched: “Inner worlds, outer worlds”. And IĀ“ve seen a good handful more already, in between the housework, shopping and cooking.

This one. I found yesterday. And I went straight to Youtube to see if it is availabe there. And it IS !!!

So. ThatĀ“s why IĀ“m updating the blog now. To share this film with you. ItĀ“s brought me goosebumps and tears, both of sadness and gratitiude. This one. Blew my mind and blessed my heart.

I hope you will enjoy it too. “Song of the New Earth”.
Namaste.

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A Media using Medium Me

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I actually love to feel so tired that I fall fast asleep at 9.30 pm. Only thing is, i tend to then wake up at midnight feeling itĀ“s morning. Not that itĀ“s a problem. I enjoy being awake in the vast quietness of the night. Reading or writing. Or watching something on my laptop.

I joined Gaia.com two days ago. Been wanting to for a while, but itĀ“s not free, so IĀ“ve been hesitating. But two days ago I just felt dedicated, so I joined, and wow. Access to a big selection of films. Spiritual films, or. Stuff about the brain, ufos, healthy eating, fractals and yantras, just tons of the kind of stuff I love to watch and learn.

www.gaia.com

WeĀ“ve stopped the cable tv package this year. Costs a fortune. And we hardly ever watch tv, really. Time to stream instead. The kids channels are on apps. Dr. Phil must be findable online, as is Long Island Medium. And a bit of soccer for daddy-o.

New times. Dvds; our house is filled with good dvds, but we hardly ever watch them now, as we have Viaplayl. Which is a bit saddening, coz IĀ“ve invested a fortune in high quality kids movies especially. They used to watch their favourite films again and again, and it was ok with me as it was really good cultural texts I didnĀ“t mind them learning by heart. Astrid Lindgren, f.ex. And MiyazakiĀ“s films. Norwegian classics from my own childhood. Mary Poppins. E.T. The Neverending Story. Barbapapa. And so forth.

Been years now, since I watched a good tv series. My favourite ever, is “6 feet under”. Michael Ball, was that his name? HBO. I should check out whatĀ“s new in that area. I used to really enjoy a good series. Especially watching together with a good friend who would drop by with a bottle or an ounce, and a bag of crisps…

These days my main use of media, is by far Facebook. A bit of Instagram, a bit of Snapchat. But Facebook. Is a place where I do spend time. I studied media science in uni. And anthropology, and organizational psychology, and comparative politics. The arena of Facebook for narratives and meaning making… to me it is extremely interesting. To see groups form. Over shared interest. Such as criticism towards a political trend. Conversations being created between people who donĀ“t know eachother, maybe they have a friend in common, and meet in a thread openly sharing experiences of mourning, or of parenting… I always wanted to make poster campaigns. Facebook gave me an eternal poster wall.

Music. One of the corner stones of my life, really. I used to buy new albums all the time, spend Saturday afternoons in record stores, listening to big wads of records before deciding on which ones to take home… Played a lot of cds and minidiscs at home. Discovered new music. Went out dancing a LOT. (Pre motherhood days).

Now… I play old cds from time to time. Minidiscs in my garden hut. But same old same old. My husband is a musician, and makes a lot of …noise, haha… no. He plays guitar and piano a lot. So that fills the ether. Plus living 5 people together. Makes the need for sound… vacant. I also use sound in my therapeutic work, when I “sing on people”.

IĀ“d like to get myself a radio, though. IsnĀ“t there still an interesting station out there? I worked at a radio station for 2 years. These days IĀ“m quite impatient with young people who sound like they just want to hear their own voice. I guess maybe I was just as annoying to someone listening, when I was a radio host… !

Podcasts. Want to check that out too. Have listened to a handful good ones.

But I enjoy video more, maybe. Or just listening to talks. Ted talks. Youtube. Abraham Hicks. Guided meditations. Self hypnosis.

I would like to switch focus. From taking in impressions, to making more expressions. Dance more. Write. Sing.

I dream of creating a playlist of great songs. To dance to, and to feel good listening to. Once I have 3 hours of great vintage reggae, world music, pop and rock anthems etc. Then I want to make a 3 hour long visual piece to go with it. And then I want to take these pieces to a dancefloor nearby and invite all my friends to come party with me!

I also want to make more songs myself, and make an album.

And another book or two. Send to a publisher, I think. As the book I self published in 11… I tend to give it away to people. Which is nice of me. (!) But. I need to start making some money now. Somehow.

IĀ“m in the middle of a film on Gaia right now, called “Choice Point”. Inspiring. Says there are times in oneĀ“s life where one stands between what Robert Frost called “two roads diverged in the woods.” In between. Neither nor – status. Open. Options.

I feel IĀ“m in such a place right now. I just finished a very succesful election campaign. My partyĀ“s head candidate is now the mayor (!). I am… floating mid air somewhere, waiting to see where my feet land. WeĀ“re gonna build this party. IĀ“m gonna be having some functions and responsibilities. And influence over some issues that matter to me. At the same time, IĀ“m building my clinic, receiving sound clients. And I would like to write books and make dance parties.

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I went to a ciromantic in 2005. A good one. Palm reader. He told me “why donĀ“t you just write? You have the skills. Let that be your priority. That, and mothering.” He also said: “One of your main goals this lifetime, is to develope trust. In Spirit. To rest assured, knowing that you are taken care of. ItĀ“s as if they are saying, just do your thing, from within, and weĀ“ll support you, get you headhunted, or fix you some money when needed…”

So. I live by that. Actually. Trust in Spirit. As when he said that, it rang bells inside of me. Recognition of truth. So many times has my life just taken a 90 degree turn in strange directions. Guided by my heart. From finish line to start. Full circle non stop. Growing round and round and up.

Reminds me of one of my favourite songs. From 1967. What a year for music that was! Wish I had been born then. Or maybe I was there, then overdosed or flew off a rooftop on acid or something. To be incarnated again in 1972. Who knows? Not I. (This could be an opening scene in one of the episodes of 6 feet under, haha…)

Magical wonder. Beyond the yonder. Help me rise, help me land softly and blissfully on my flat, lucky footsoles. Show me the doors, the path to choose, the loopholes.

Amen.

And so it is.

I guess the headline for this post will be something “media use”… I had a one man company once. Called “Kaltwasser Media Freelance”. Wanted to use it for my jobs in the film making industry in Bergen. But then I realized I would not have the right to dole money in between projects. So I deleted the company. These days IĀ“m thinking to make a company again. If I am to go serious about the vocal sound therapy. Media freelance can also cover mediumship tasks.

I consider myself a medium. A channel. For light & love, Higher Self.

I dream of further education in this field as well. My old teacher of mediumship, English Val Williams, the spiritist priest based in the UK. There is this old Harry Potter-ish castle, where she and others do all kinds of mediumistic courses. Trance mediumship, f.ex. Or Inspired Speech. I really want to go spend a week or two there.

Yeah. Money Honey. And plenty of Time. Thank you PlentyVerse for multiplying greatness in my life.

Wei Wu Wei (taoism; action of non action)

The attitude of gratitude
Is the way to go
DonĀ“t worry be happy
Make your passion glow
Focus on the Good and True
Practice sitting silent
Listen to the inner will
So soft and smooth, unviolent.

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About NearDeath,by Ben Breedlove

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GĀ“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 itĀ“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 kidsĀ“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. HeĀ“s moved me to the core and IĀ“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).

DonĀ“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 Ā 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 KĆ¼bler-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 Ā 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,Ā 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 AllyĀ“s speech at his funeral. It is one of the best funeral speeches I have heard. Positive. In the middle of her grieving.
SheĀ“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. IĀ“m not a christian. Or maybe I am. As well as a taoist and a zen buddhist. But it doesnĀ“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 Ā mr. Ben Breedlove. Wise for his age, his thinking of high ethical standard. I even want his haircut now!
Hahaha…. Why not. IĀ“m considering cutting it short anyways. His haircut is ace.

Or was.

Probably itĀ“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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Solar Eclipse 21/8-17

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I often listen to youtube videos in the evenings. Today my youtube stream is flooded with “news” about the upcoming solar eclipse. News in brackets because I donĀ“t know what to call these stories…

I looked into a couple of them. A lot of numerology, claiming mysical structures of connection between Israel and Oregon… ChristĀ“s return is following this solar eclipse, so the metallic, computerized voice says…

Well. I cut it short. When something feels like it comes from fear…. IĀ“m out.

I choose to listen to this guy, though. I watch his forecasts from time to time.
This feels like an expression from the source of Love.
Check him out if you feel like it:

“Be inspired by social change, to contribute your individual creativity”.
“This is the time for opening of hearts”.
“Own your truth, follow your heartĀ“s passion, you are your authority”.
“Celebrate your inner child, your own way of doing things, your uniqueness”.
“We are moving into the new, and it is up to US to do the work”.

IĀ“m listening to this next one right now as I type… Imagine thatĀ“s pretty neat to fall asleep to…. look at that list of links they have included in the text beneath the video window. Very considerate…
Personally I do a chakra meditation using sound that I learnt from my teacher Githa Ben-David. But I sometimes use youtube videos as well. Or just lie still and visualize chakra by chakra as it comes to me spontaneously. This video uses about 20 minutes in each chakra, though. I donĀ“t often have the focus to do it that long when I “do it on my own”…

I leave you here.
May the solar eclipse enrich our existence tomorrow, and in the time ahead.
Namaste.

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Status not so quo

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Hiya, friends.

Friday eve. KidsĀ“ tv and candy. Means the weekĀ“s most quiet hour for me, in the kitchenĀ“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. šŸ™‚

IĀ“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 IĀ“m doing, called Winning the game of Money. Have I mentioned the course before? CanĀ“t remember.

ItĀ“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 IĀ“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!

ItĀ“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.

LetĀ“s see if I can find a visual break to lighten this text up:

Yeah… of course I agree with this. Still. I donĀ“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 IĀ“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 partyĀ“s name. IĀ“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 IĀ“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 donĀ“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 (belovedĀ“s) transition.

I have read a lot of books by Elizabeth KĆ¼bler-Ross. The pioneeer Swiss psychiatrist who invented the term “near death experiences”… check her out. SheĀ“s on youtube as well… video of her talking with people on their deathbed. SheĀ“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.

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

I crave a lot of alone time and silence. One wouldnĀ“t think so, maybe. IĀ“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. ItĀ“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. ThatĀ“s me. IĀ“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 donĀ“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 didnĀ“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.

ThereĀ“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. IĀ“m actually really disappointed! Glorifying war. Look at these nice tanks, arenĀ“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, “youĀ“ll be the hero of the neighbourhood, nobody knows that youĀ“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 donĀ“t seem right”… “But you just canĀ“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… ThatĀ“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. ThereĀ“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 itĀ“s true.

Oh. Haha. Sorry, I canĀ“t resist this:

And this. We do need love. Listen to LL here now. šŸ™‚

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 AssissiĀ“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 humanityĀ“s balls/ovaries, doesnĀ“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. IĀ“ve gotta express that groovyness too, somewhere somehow…

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

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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 IĀ“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 KĆ¼bler-Ross and Raymond moodyĀ“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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