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Moving Forward

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Happy new year, people!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Look, here it is:

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

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

I MADE IT. I DID IT. I managed to make the debut following my idea of a xmas / new year´s give-away. And hence I applaud myself. 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peace & Love, y’all.

Lots of Love!

🙂

 

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Zooming In

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Hiya

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

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

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

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

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

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

I know I´m not alone.

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

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

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Thoughts on schooling

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Dear reader.

It´s Friday, end of the first week of school after the Summer holiday. Now all my three kids go to school, my youngest son is 6 and enrolled Tuesday. He is very happy. So all is well. Apart from getting up at 06.30 am every morning. It´s just not me!

The school hours are set so they work well for the old factory workers´ start of work early in the morning. And science now says that kids, especially teens, need to sleep later in the morning, to be able to learn properly. And they say that “B-people” (Scandinavian term for … sleep rhythm … “A-people” wake up early, fresh, and go to bed early. And “B-people” are more fresh in the evening, and sleep longer.) Well, science now says that B-people are the ones with the more natural daylight rhythm… Don´t ask me to explain why, I just remember the headline. Made me feel good. As a B-person, I´ve always fest second to the A. Haha…

Anyways. Let´s google it. And let´s hope the schools will adapt to the scientific facts sooner rather than later.

In my view, school should also change the things they teach. Instead of history of wars, teach them history of women, of equality, of prison, of racism. Of power.

Teach them psychology, about emotions and how to deal with them, about what identity is. Teach them self understanding, and social anthropology; to understand and respect diversity…

Teach them empathy. For crying out loud. Teach them about creativity and innovation. Brainstorming, mindmapping. Teach them music and drama, painting and dance. Teach them to express themselves and to love. Themselves. So they in turn can offer love to their surroundings.

Teach them co operation and breathing exercises. Tools to reduce stress levels. Ways to communicate wiser. Goal setting. And how to deal with their inner critic. Teach them loyalty. How to be a real friend. How to build and strengthen relationships. And to honor themselves and their inner borders, to stand up for themselves, and for others whome they can see need support.

Yeah.

This is a photo of my son taken in May. In his new hoodie, birthday present from my sister. I will do my best to make sure he feels as resolved and relaxed in five years from now. We all survive our school years, but. They are also tough. For everyone. I´m keeping a keen eye on my kids throughout these school years, working to keep and build trust between us, so they will come and tell me when things get hard, emotionally, for them. I see this as one of the most important tasks I have as a mother. Emotional support.

Other than the kids have started school (again), I too have enrolled. Into this web course I have written about earlier. Visionary business school. With Ryan Eliason.
It is… very… big…? A lot of stuff to learn. Mindset to work on. Inner barriers to break. Very exciting. Sometimes scary. But I do still know that it is the right place for me to focus energy right now. So.

I´m also waiting to receive more translation work, from Danish to Norwegian, the company I worked for in the winter/spring. Which is wonderful, lets me earn money whilst I study this fall.
Earn, so I can pay the course fee! And also, a retreat I´ve signed up for, a whole week in October/November. Masterclass with my teacher in vocal sound therapy, Githa Ben-David.

I´ve never been away from the kids for a whole week before! But I think it´s a fine challenge for us. And my husband has no hesitations, either, so. They will have fun without me, and we´ll get to miss eachother. Whilst I go 100% into “learning and inner growth mode” for a whole week!! It will be very good for me.
I miss my teacher. And this will allow me to catch up with the new things she´s discovered since my exam, december 2015.

Here is a film about her, in English. Made by her husband. Himself also a mystic, author, scholar, teacher.

& If you want to learn more about my work as a vocal sound therapist, using Githa´s method, join my facebook page “Kaltwasser Vocal Sound Therapy”.

Here´s the film:

Anyways. Just a quick hello today, from me. I need to get some breakfast, it´s 12.33 pm!

Big hug! Have a great weekend!
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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 one´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 girlfriend´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 them´s house. Such a wonderful both workshop and “concert” with intuitive singing, and teaching Githa´s “the note from heaven”. I recorded the sound, and took still photos. I´m editing it and going to put it on Youtube. I will share it with you once it´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 I´ve lived here! Because we´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 doesn´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… (I´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. I´m not going into this here and now. Maybe an other time. But even I do have private chambers. Just because I´m very open and personal about things, doesn´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. 🙂

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 don´t care. It´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. Here´s one by Abraham Hicks. Where we can see Esther. This is just a random video, I haven´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 we´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… Here´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, that´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.
I´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 I´m participating in the first Women´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 don´t claim to have any honour in creating it, I just allowed it to come through me.
Also, 13. of March I´m participating in the start of local group of the green party. “Alternativet Fanø”. 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 we´ve landed in, and I´m eager and enthused about building this movement stronger.

Further, March stores my son´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… that´s gonna be one big happy family dance party, I expect. (We´ve traveled with the band to Florida in 08 and to Spain in 14, so. I know what I´m talking about here). 🙂

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. Hitler´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. Don´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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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 I´m spending the days tidying and cleaning ´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 that´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 I´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. That´s why I´m updating the blog now. To share this film with you. It´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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Steppin´up

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Hiya. Sunny Sunday here today, first barbecue dinner in our garden, yey…

And I had a meeting with the Red Cross Syrian women´s group café today, and they agreed to make some dishes for our big family event “The Diversity Day” on the 17. of June. Where the ngo The Incredibles, we invite all local ngos to get together to create a fun day with our island´s children in focus…

Anyways. Will write more about that later. Second time we do it this year. Check out the facebookpage for photos and more info. (“Foreningen De Utrolige på Fanø”).

Today I did another pretty big thing as well, you see.
I published a facebook page for my vocal sound therapy.
I have known for a while I would make one. But somehow it took time.
I have quite enjoyed the nice and easy trickling of customers.
But I… want the world to know I´m ready to receive people.
And I also need growth to build my clinic up, so it becomes
a stable source of income.

Let me try to glue my new facebook page in right here…:

Sigh. No of course not.  I need my WordPress genie! I’m pretty sure it can be done. “Encapsule link” or something. Can´t find it anywhere on my facebook page´s menus though.

Oh well. My new page is called “Kaltwasser Vocal Sound therapy”. You´ll have to go there to see it. Sorry.

I´m pretty pleased with it. Chose a documentary of my teacher to remain on top of my page. It gives a perfect insight into what she knows and what she does with sound… Which is the methods I use too. The film shows examples of a sound scan and a tinnitus reduction session…

And I added a long text on the “about” section of the page. That I can copy to here, hang on:

Om (=About)
I “sing on people”. Listen for resonnance, and add the sound the body needs. Relieves physical pains, reduces stress levels… Strengthens inner balance.
Send me a message to book an appointment. My clinic is in my home on Fanø, south west coast of Denmark. Write me through facebook here, or send an sms to (45)42801902.

I am Norwegian, and I have lived on Fanø for 10 years, so I speak Danish. And of course English. (I write in English here so that everybody can understand).

A sound session lasts for 60 minutes. It is a rather new field, this vocal sound therapy, so people don´t know what to expect. I tell you all about it when you come the first time.

If you wish in depth understanding, I recommend my teacher Githa Ben-Davids trilogy about her way with sound, how she found the method etc. Wonderful books.

I have also written a few posts on my blog about my training, during the two years I attended courses with Githa. They can be found in the category “Vocal sound therapy” on my site: www.kaltwasser.dk

In addition to the vocal sound therapy, I have just taken an exam in hypnotherapy. So this will be another tool in my toolbox, but first I need to practice, it´s like I just got the driver´s licence, now I need to do some driving to become a good driver. I will practice in the months to come though, so I expect to be a confident and skillfull hypnotist pretty soon.

I love to study. My background is in social sciences from the university in Bergen, Norway. Yet it is hard to find work as a social anthropologist.
I have worked with documentary film production, and I use video in my blog posts. Also made a video poetry installation once, (can be seen on my youtube channel) and self published a book in 2011 in English, poems and short prose reflections on a soul´s journey looking for life´s meaning.

I have 8 weekend modules of training clairvoyance skills at The Clairvoyance School here on Fanø. Ever since my teens I have been reading a lot of self help books, with psychological and spiritual angles.

And I´m thinking to educate myself as a “soul midwife”. To help people who are dying, make their transition… Death has always been very interesting to me. As I don´t believe in its existence. It is just another birth.

Aaaand I love to write. Hahaha….
All this background stuff is not really important. But. It is also nice to know a little bit about someone you choose to confide in. I think.

One of the strengths about vocal sound therapy is that we don´t need to talk so much about issues and their whys and hows. If you want to talk, though, then we do that. And if we are to try hypnosis, some words are needed to replace the dysfunctional thought patterns with more functional/positive ones.

Anyways.
Enough.

Looking forward to meeting with you. I love doing vocal sound therapy. People become so relaxed, surprised and happy. Relieved.
Come have a go and see for yourself if it can be of support for you.

Best wishes!
Lene

Yeah…
This is my profile picture on my therapist page. It is a photo I took of myself as a response to a very sweet message my eldest daughter sent me a few days ago. I took this and sent it as a reply to her.
So now it is out there. Born. My official self presentation as a vocal sound therapist. It feels good.
One third major thing I accomplished today, after publishing this professional page, and gaining the Syrian women´s support for Diversity-Day…
Was that I emailed the Soul Midwives in Dorset and asked them to send me their application form. For their course.
So.
Three hurdles crossed. Three things ticked off my to do list.
The future feels friendly and exciting.
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New Year Thoughts

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(The photo here is a Facebook poster, and the words for it goes: “In a world full of princesses, dare to be Batman”).

It´s early morning the 31/12 as I write this. 2016. That year where “all” our greatest musicians departed. Many of my favourite ones.

Bowie. Prince. Cohen. Michael. (Thank Goddess Madonna is still here in the physical with us)!
Many other celebrities died as well. Actors, writers. A whole Russian choir just last week. Princess Leia´s mother died the day after her daughter, she told her son she wanted to join her daughter, and 15 minutes later she had a stroke!!

The human heart is a fascinating “thing”. Phenomenon.
I read in an article which had names and photos in it, about a man who had a heart transplant, and suddenly he started writing love poems to his wife! Totally out of character for him. They then found out that the dead man who had donated his heart to this new man, that he actually indeed used to write a lot of poetry.

Real life is such a mystery.
I love it.

Well.
The new is about to arrive. Or. The human beings´ ritual of new cycle, is. Somehow it feels different this year. To me. Coz a few illusions has kind of been removed from my vision. Comfortable illusions that I enjoyed. Like USA not being the ice cold dicatatorship that it now is showing itself to be. The Wikileaks emails of Killary. The probable assassination of Julian Assange. The thought of the Trumpet ringing through our global community in 3 weeks. Him and his nuke button, and his cabinet of retard right wingers.

Yeah. That was a comfortable illusion of mine. Trusting America´s sanity.

I could talk about the world´s political leaders and the children of Syria. But it is too painful.

Shifting focus, or zooming in, to my own personal life, I have had to create a new distance to a person I thought of as a close friend. It feels right, but it also feels sad, or course. Losing what I thought was a friendship… is quite heavy as I live abroad and my friends live in another country.
And my closest friend left here, is suffering from alcohol abuse. So. I need to learn how to distance myself from that as well. Only the suffering person can stop it. No one else can do it for them. Very difficult to accept as a bystanding close friend.

Ok. Gloomy doomy new year´s eve speech here, huh.
Whatever. I´m pro truth. All that plastic fantastic facade stuff…             I don´t have time for it. Life is short.

What I DO want in my life the coming year(s), is:

Real friendships. Where I am seen, heard and understood. As well as holding that space for my friend of course. Reciprocity, equality, generousity. More of that for me. Thanx.

New learnings. I am indeed enrolled in an enormously exciting course the last week of January and February! In Aarhus, at the hands of Human Education Group. I will study to become a certified hypnotherapist!!! How WICKED is that. ???!!!                                             My heart is dancing its happiest happy-dance! I´m reading the curriculum now, and page by page I just feel more and more excited to learn this artform. This tool for helping people in their self help processes. Yes!

In spring I will put a big sign up on my house wall outside. Visible from the main street. It will say something to the extent of:

Vocal Sound Therapy & Hypnotherapy                                                                  by Lene Kaltwasser.                                                                                                   Stress reduction, physical pain relief, tinnitus reduction, better sleep & general wellness.                                                                                              Certified hypnotist by (xxxx), (xxx). And certified vocal sound therapist by Githa Ben-David.                                                                        Booking: sms 55555555, or connect through Facebookpage “Kaltwasser Sound & Hypnosis”

(Facebookpage doesn´t exist yet, and may not get that name).

It´s a lot of words maybe. It´s not finished yet, but work in progress. If you have input, please share in the comments section. It´s important to me to mention I´m certified, authorized. But maybe such info belongs on the wall inside my clinic room instead.  What I do, is not so known, that´s why I want to mention symptoms I have good experience with helping.

Anyways. Yes, this is a thrilling thought, this signpost. I´m leaving some kind of cupboard, coming out. Onto my house wall! Hahaha!!

Parallell to my signposting, I will refurbish a room in my house to become my Sound Space or. Some good title. That is another thrilling project. New flooring, wardrobe, book shelves. Small desk. Room for my massage table for the sound treatments, and a good reclining chair for the hypnosis sessions,  maybe.

So 2017 will be a productive one for me. Materializing my context for the therapy sessions. Until now, I use a room in the house where I each time have to create my space, tidy away other people´s belongings before every session. It is not optimal. I can´t wait to create a whole separate room for the single purpose of twosome quality talks and healing sound vibrations…

Other than work on my source of income, things in my life are good. Healthy happy children, and a kind, creative husband. No one in my innermost circle is dying. Knock on wood. I will appreciate that space. Death has been a central pawn on my life´s chessboard. So I have learnt to appreciate when there is a pause from heavy grieving.

Right. Shall I wrap this up in a song maybe? Something light?

This is the newest discovered song in my universe. It flowed into my ears from my mother´s car radio during the christmas week, while I was  driving around to visit family and friends “back home” in Norway.

I can see on youtube that this video has been watched 205 million 915 thousand times!!! Hahahaha…. So. I guess it´s not that new to most people. But. Hey. I´m way too perfect to be a perfectionist, I don´t mind being behind the slashin´ fashion from time to time. (And that sentence should become the first line in a new song of mine).

Happy 2017, peeps. Make it work for you! Whether it is a year that demands of you to break free from situations or people you hold dear… or death visits your inner circle, or you struggle with illness…. Let´s just try our best to make it work somehow. Be positive. It is the only healthy way to be.

I wish you Love and Light.

Namaste.

(Means: The divine in me honours the divine in you).

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To Heal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

we rise by lifting others

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

The feeling can be illustrated like this, maybe :    🙂

healing energy coming through

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MJU heal the world

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New Beginnings

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

baby and puppies

garden bath tub

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Love is My Religion.

And:

 

nature is my temple

So.

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

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

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Leaving behind

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Trust the process. Yes. I´ve called this post Leaving behind. Which is meant as a synonym for letting go. As this is the emotion filling me today. I was at a sound healing course again this last weekend. Second but last time before our 2 year long education is finished. And it was the last time we met in that extremely beautiful Rudolf Steiner building of Audonicon in Skanderborg.

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I love that building so so much… I will consider taking an other course, as long as it´s situated in that building! Time will tell…

We always stay the night when we are there. This time I put my mattress and linen on the stage in the big concert hall. Only me. Next to the grand piano. Every time I coughed, it echoed! A lovely experience. Slept very well there. Here´s my view from the stage:

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And here´s the stage. My bed was just behind the black curtain on the left hand side.

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There are many beautiful rooms for learning, in the building. And a wonderful little library with a tiny, winding wooden staircase with a seat built into it, invisible until one stumbles upon it. Can´t find a photo of it online though.

They have a bookstore, look:

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Yeah… Audonicon darling. I´m leaving you behind now. I have enjoyed every second I have spent in your space. And I will try to come back to you later, in a new context. I wish you prosperity and keep you forever in my heart.

Another building I am about to leave behind, is my mother-inlaw´s home. Her little house in the woods, on the isle of Rømø. She died a little over a year ago. The family has left it as she left it, until recently. Now we are in the process of sharing the worldly posessions between the two sons of the lovely couple who were my parents inlaw. I am very grateful that the process of sharing is a peaceful one, with humour and warmth. Soon we are finished, hopefully the day after tomorrow is the last time we´ll have to meet to do this work. And on Sunday, the 01/11, the house is bought by my husband´s brother.

Same day, we go for a week to Budapest, my husband, myself and our 3 homeliving kids. So that will be an apt symbolic marking, for moving out of the old and into the new. Fresh memories to be made.

I can´t find photos of her beautiful place right now. But here´s a couple of pictures of her. The world´s nicest and wisest grandma Ellen. Here she is September 2013. She always did puzzle after puzzle with our Viola, and read book after book to our Linus-Ferdinand…

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And here she is christmas eve 2013, we are dancing around the christmas tree… she was so happy. Most of the time she was just very happy, and with such a positive outlook on life. Miss her badly.

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This christmas will be the first one we celebrate in Denmark without her. Last year we celebrated at my mom´s in Norway. This year we will dance around the christmas tree in our home without grandma. Such is life. Death is part of the natural life cycle. It will feel sad. But we will huddle up closer to eachother and try and fill the gap best way we can. Maybe we will light a paper lantern and let it loose into the sky, thai style… we will make it meaningful, this christmas. Comforting, in spite of our family´s missing cornerstone.

So yes. We are letting go of her, little by little. And on Sunday we leave her house behind. I guess  we will probably be invited to visit the family there for a barbecue in the future. But it is not our place anymore.

Found this now, in a Facebook album… “The Cafe”, a spot at the back of her house… her husband Paul built little places to sit, everywhere around the house, so they could always be outdoors and not be bothered by the wind. Ellen published 11 books. So most probably she has sat here many a time with a good idea and pen and paper…

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More than Audonicon and Ellen´s house, today is also the day my father died in 2010. 65 years old. I miss him, and the worst bit is that he is missing from my children´s childhood. I don´t seem to have a good photo of him at hand or I would place it here now… there is actually a photo of him as a young man, where he looks like James Dean. Honestly! Not just bragging!! 🙂 We miss you, Leif Arthur Henriksen.

Oh, I found this one. Taken July 2010. We didn´t know then that he would die soon. They said he was free of the cancer. We took him to hospital in October as he was not eating and drinking enough. Then they found cancer everywhere and he crossed over 3 weeks later. A shock!

My eldest daughter on the left here, was almost 6 years old. Her cousin Emily 4 and a half. It was so painful to walk with them behind the coffin. They loved him immensely.

He doesn´t look his best on this picture, after years of battling cancer. But it is a picture that shows so clearly the love between a granddad and his two granddaughters. So I treasure this photo.

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Leaving behind… something is wrong with that concept… Moving forward is more correct… the past is the past but our crossed over relatives are very much still part of the present… time is an illusion and now is the only reality there is. And in the now all is present.

Well. I leave the headline as it is. What is finished, is finished and change is the only constant. Moving on. “To boldly go where no one has gone before”. To quote the captain of the starship Enterprise.

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