Creativity, Shamanism

Summer inspiration and magic

Summer is coming to an end and autumn is soon laying its magical color carpet over nature. I have been away in the country for the most of summer and not been able to blog a lot this summer, but I am back again with lot of inspiration and creative news for soulful creative people. To do this feels vital for me. I feel I need to get away from normal routine and have my own retreat where I can rejuvenate and recharge my batteries. I stayed two weeks in my family’s summer cabin which has no eleDSCN6112ctricity nor hot water. I had the most magical time there and did prayer stick out of wood and a talking stick. I love to make sacred art out of wood. I even found beautiful branch for making my power bow, which I painted and is going to remind me of my intentions and dreams and help me keep focus upon my target.I connected on a deep level with nature and its symbolism through staying silent in meditation and observing. I connected to the animals around me and got magical gifts from the animal kingdom. I received swans feathers and wing for my sacred art and tools and power stones. I am very thankful for this time.

Here is some of my power tools that I made.DSCN5901 

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After magical time in nature with my family I started to prepare transformative creative retreat in the highlands of Iceland, Thorsmork. It is an exquisite nature oasis between the mountains and glacier and the power there is immense. We made a sweat lodge in a viking way, building the base with stones, soil and grass and the sweat lodge ceremony was beautiful. The day after the sweat lodge we recharged through yoga outside in nature.

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The sweat lodge
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My beautiful co-workers at the retreat
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Embracing the power mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We prepared people to go on a vision quest where they walked alone in nature, treading their own path asking for guidance and symbols to speak to them. That was deep experience for people in this beautiful place and many connected on a deep level with nature. Later I led vision journey through drumming where people connected to their power animal and reclaimed their power face. The group did their power masks and at the same time releasing their false masks.  Everybody decorated and painted their own power mask. The ceremony was powerful and people connected on deep level.  After that we danced around the fire with the masks celebrating and ended in chakra dance where everybody released and felt happy in dancing through the chakras. This was all so powerful and magical and we the instructors were also left with open heart and connectivity with our tribe.

It is so profound when people open their heart and share their innermost being-ness with others totally being authentic. I am deeply thankful for experiencing this feeling of connectivity and community with kindred spirits.

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Sitting around the fire singing, drumming, sharing and laughing enhances community and deep harmony between people. If we could just do more of that in today’s society. Our ancestor had their heartfelt councils and ceremonies around fires and it is beautiful  and sacred experience. In our retreat we used swan feather as our talking stick which is passed around. When you hold the feather, you speak from an honest and open heart and nobody interrupts. It is sacred communion to listen and share so deeply and be able to speak from the heart with one another.

Shortly after the retreat, I was so blessed being able to partake in the opening ceremony of a medicine wheel, in the Icelandic highlands. Jesse Blue-Forrest Peacewalker and Sandra Moondancer from Canada had been circling Iceland building five medicine wheels. One in each direction, with a goddess wheel in the middle, which was going to activate all the others. These were built in Iceland for world peace, and the goddess wheel was lighted at the same time Yoko Ono lighted the Peace Tower in the island of Videy in Reykjavik. At the opening of the medicine wheel there was a peace pipe ceremony. It felt powerful to witness and to connect with the sacred Cherokee peace pipe. I feel so blessed.

 

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Here is the radiation from the peace medicine wheels in Iceland spreading peaceful energy around the world.

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With Love, Peace and Blessings to you

Solveig

 

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Illumination

“Soul receives from Soul that knowledge, therefore not by book, nor tongue.

If Knowledge of mysteries come after emptiness of mind, that is illumination of Heart.” Rumi

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Shamanism

Great Spirit-Follow your heart

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I am in awe how Spirit moves through my life, always giving me guidance and inspiration. I am in awe how it has helped my busy mind to settle and quiet down like a still pond. All I needed to do was to ask for help, and guidance, and it was granted. Ask and it is given. These words are true!

I have been experiencing true adventure last weeks when I left my normal routine of daily life, taking a time off both in the country side and then holding a spiritual retreat into the highlands of Iceland with my dear soul-sisters. I have felt the recurrent feeling of surrender, let go and everything will be taken care of. I can prepare and do but then I have to let Spirit to do the rest. We don´t have to struggle so much, we have to begin to trust more.

I have listened to this guidance and when I do, I feel I can soar above like an eagle and take flight to Father Sky where I can look from above over the little problems in life and there it feels so small and insignificant.  Having the overview of an eagle I see the big picture and I can just let go. Sometimes little tiny spots grows into big worries in our mind. It is in our mind that the illusion begins. When we tune into our hearts and souls there is expansion and always a way. Here I am in perfect trust and everything begins to feel magical and everything I do starts to move in a perfect flow.

Trust is listening to our hearts and tuning into Spirit. There we can let it be and let it unfold. We don´t have to figure everything out ourselves, let Spirit take care of the rest. If you feel the urge to move ahead with new idea, go for it! You feel when it comes from the heart. We have to trust our hearts, it is our connection to Spirit. We have to have the courage to listen!

I love this quote from Osho

“The way of the heart is the way of courage. It is to live in insecurity; it is to live in love, and trust; it is to move in the unknown. It is leaving the past and allowing the future to be. Courage is to move on dangerous paths. Life is dangerous, and only cowards can avoid the danger but then, they are already dead. A person who is alive, really alive, vitally alive, will always move into the unknown. There is danger there, but he will take the risk. The heart is always ready to take the risk, the heart is a gambler. The head is businessman. The head always calculates, it is cunning. The heart is non calculating.”

So lets listen to our hearts and Trust because Spirit is always working through it and guiding us although the mind gets scared. Life is an adventure and let’s make it so.

Much love

Solveig