Shamanism

The Elements of Creation

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The elements are all around us and within us, therefore very important in finding harmony and balance within. Our goal is to unite and work in balance with these forces both within and outside of us. Excessively use of one element or the other can be destructive and take us out of balance.

Mother Earth has her forces of creation always working its magic throughout time and history. In harmony they dance in balance creating healthy web of life around our planet.

Its not by any change that they are called the creative forces as they are powerful energies that can both destroy and create. Together they build and sustain our life on our beautiful planet and without them no life could thrive.

These are magical forces, our building blocks, with Spirit permeating all around, creating the alchemy of life and growth. Within we can learn from our Earth Mother and learn to use these elements gaining balance and power.

In the stories of the past the alchemists worked with the elements to change lead into gold. The metaphor in these stories are true, we can truly grow and find the gold within using the magic of the elements in harmony.

 

Earth

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To be grounded-to manifest into form

Earth is our stable ground, our security in matter, our Earth Mother that feeds us, sustains us, gives us shelter. Here we come to grow and our Spirit embodies and walks our path. Matter is tangible we can move our ideas and dreams into form and earth holds that form. It becomes manifested into matter. Our body holds earth, our bones and skin and we sustain our body with food. Earth is the cup that holds the water and it flows through its veins to the sea. Earth gives fire wood so it can be sustained and kept alive. We need to be grounded to use our abilities properly, so we can grow like a tree and blossom and share our gifts to the world.

We ground when we connect to nature, when we connect to our body and listen to it. We ground ourselves when we nurture our body with good nourishment and when we touch our loved ones and when we pamper our body through massage or body treatment. We can ground our energies with focused intention in meditation and vision journey. Feel earth! Be that tree! Touch your ground! Manifest that dream! Make it happen!

 

Air

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To be inspired-to flow with imagination

Air is the blowing wind around us sometimes whispering soft melodies, but often stormy and swift. It is ever changing like the thoughts in our minds and ideas that flow to us. Here we connect to our life giving substance the oxygen, our breath of life. We need air to stay alive, our lungs holds the air and we need air to keep the fire alive. To connect to air is to connect to the wind and let it cleanse our thoughts. Our thoughts can be calm like a lake or it can be chaotic like a storm. The air element is connected to imagination and inspiration that flow to us especially when we can calm our mind and be still and receptive.

We get inspiration through air element when we calm our mind through meditation and connect with our right brain. We use breath techniques to calm and cleanse our mind. We tap into our receptive nature and let the images flow with an open mind. We let the wings of imagination take us into journey into hidden worlds of wonder. Feel air! Be inspired! Let yourself go on a flight of imagination!

 

Fire

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To be passionate-to kindle creative fires

Fire is the substance that gives us heat and power. Power of fire is outgoing, expressive, flames of passion and warmth. It can be both transformative and destructive. Fire gives us life, with the the sun making life possible on earth. With the use of fire we have been able to grow and develop as a species using tools to hunt and warm and cook food. We have to respect fire and use it with wisdom and humility. The fire element is connected to creativity, passion, heat, energy, power, light, force, kundalini awakening and enlightenment.

We tap into our passionate fires through self-healing and empowerment, using our creative side and movement through dance, body-movement, singing, creating. We tap into our shamanic-center above the solar-plexus and reclaim our god given abilities and power. Use your force! Be powerful! Ignite your creative flame!

 

Water

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To be in flow with emotions-to feel deeper

Water is the sacred fluid that keeps us alive on this planet. Water is soft and gentle embracing the lands with its bountiful ocean, flowing in mystical union and harmony with the tides and the rhythm of the moon, connecting deeply to female mysteries and emotions. Water is mystical, our life giving fluid, encompassing 70% of human body. Without water there would be no life on this planet. Water is ever changing, flowing, never static, always on the move, adapting to the energy surrounding it, taking form and molding stones and finding new pathways. Water changes its crystalline energy and crystal form mirroring thoughtforms, energy and light, ever adapting in synchrony with its environment. Water is connected to our emotions, ever changing and flowing like the water, molding us like the river molding its riverbanks and paths.

We flow with our emotions in harmony when we heal and work through our emotions. When we allow ourselves to feel deeper, not bury our emotions and feelings, but to really feel them and heal them. Everything that comes up is clearing away. We need to heal the past and dissolve our blocks. Then water element in us can move past the block and find a new path ahead, moving us into new direction. Flow with the emotions! Feel deeply! Dive into your mysteries! Flow through blocks! Liberate yourself!

 

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Shamanism

Flowing with the cycles of the seasons

 

Spring

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Plant your dream

The magic of Spring brings forth new growth, sprouts and light. The earth mother awakens and stirs and rises from her deep sleep of winter. The energy burst forth from her deep belly and gives energy to her children to be reborn. When we flow with the medicine wheel in circular fashion the sun rises in the east as well as the spring giving rise to new beginnings. During this time we can sprout our dream seeds, work on our dreams, ignite our creative flame and nurture it. It is a time of new beginnings. Spring is time to rejuvenate, nurture ourselves and be reborn into our authentic selves.

The growing light gives rise to shine our light into the world.

 

Summer

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Blossom into your potential

The magic of Summer brings forth blossoming energy of light, beauty and abundance. The energy of the earth mother is extrovert, spreading joy, colors and vitality through and to her children. It is a time of peak vitality and energy with the sun at its highest spot bringing light and heat awakening all our senses. In the medicine wheel the summer is in the south direction giving rise to innocence and trust. Here is a perfect time to find the power of now, and work with the energy of nature and the elements through meditation, dance and earth connection. Its a perfect time to dive into our creative potentials as our inner fires rises up.

We are ready to be powerful as we stand strong in our own light, ready to be seen as who we are.

 

Autumn

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Harvest and release

The magic of Autumn brings forth the in breath and out breath of life, the flow of give and receive. We receive the gift of harvest, what we have sown is given to us. At the same time what is ready to be released is given away. The old has given its gifts of beauty and the cycle continues, the leaves fall away. It has served its purpose. Everything must go through its cycle of transformation, it is the natural law and that gives balance to earth mother and her children. In the  medicine wheel we look to the west, towards the setting sun, the death of the old and towards the transformation and our emotions. It gives rise to our intuition and our dreamtime. Autumn is good time to look at our outdated beliefs that have hindered our growth and release them as well as everything that is not serving our highest good. It is a good time to find our balance in body, mind and spirit and while releasing also receive the gifts and acknowledge what is working well in our lives. It is a time of de-tox, cleansing, self-knowledge and appreciation.

We are ready to shed the old to embrace our newfound strength.

 

Winter

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Self-Reflect and embrace who you are

The magic of Winter brings forth self-discovery and insight. It is the time when earth mother retreats her energies into her inner core, while her children rest and relax into the womb. Winter is perfect time for reflection and deepening. In the medicine wheel it is the direction of the North that gifts us with insight and wisdom, the cycle has run its course ready to spiral up in a newfound wisdom from its previous growth period. It is a time when the shadow is deep and the darkness of the womb and cosmos is obvious. Therefore springs forth all creation, from darkness into the light. We can assess our inner wisdom, look deep into our shadow and be defined by the light like a star. It is a path of strength and courage and if we are willing to look within ourselves with honesty and humility there will be a great benefit, a quickening and a deepening on our spiritual path. When we can truly self-reflect we will notice that we too are part of the beauty of the Northern-Lights and the stars high above.

We are star among the stars, shining brightly in the darkest of hours.

Sólveig katrín

Creativity

Walk your path-BE CREATIVE

 

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Do you want to be more creative? Happier? More giving and loving?
Here are some suggestion to follow on the creative path

1. Find your own unique passion, everybody has something that makes their heart beat faster, their soul dance and express that, its your path.

2. Find a moment everyday to be silent, observant, and just be. There is too much doing and not enough being. We need to be in order to shine our core and to get in touch with our intuition.

3. Connect to nature regularly. Nature´s rhythm is more in tune with our own biorhythm and we need to reconnect to refill our own inner Nature and Harmony. Nature is in HARMONY and you need that too.

4. Release the old to let the new in. There is a quote saying you can´t pour anything into a full cup of tea. Are you full? You need to empty it, so you can take in the new. New ideas, new growth, new life, lets pour it in!

5. Surrender what is and let synchronicity guide you on your path. When you stop trying so hard and push endlessly you surrender the situation to the Universe and you start to trust WHAT IS. You start to listen to the inner voice, the voice of your heart that when silent speaks to you. You start to notice the synchronicity, the symbols around you that like silent guidance system shows you the solution and your path.

6. Be Creative! We are all born creative, we have unlimited potentials within us. If we believe that we have the seed of an acorn within us that when put in a proper soil can grow into a mighty Oak Tree, we would nurture it. So believe in your creativity and passion and nurture it and start to make it grow into your life. Become the mighty Oak you are meant to be. When you nurture your creativity your own unique individuality and spark begins to glow.

7. Open your heart. When you connect to your heart and nurture your loved ones in an unconditional loving way you open your heart. When we open our hearts we need to forgive and heal our wounds and that is one of the greatest lesson in life. It is not an easy task but its worth it. Wounded and healed hearts have more depth to them. They can feel deep empathy to one another and give more. So go deeper, and heal deeper. When we can grow from our wounds we embrace all who we are and are able to become authentic beings, loving and lovable.

8. Be Authentic. Be yourself, not be concerned what other people think or do. You have your own unique path and individuality. You are not here to mimic others or be like your neighbor or friend. You are so Unique, nobody like you have been born before or about to be born in thousand years. This is your time! Your expression! Your life! So live it fully as you, an expression your soul, your passion and walk your Path with integrity and authenticity.

So be open, listen, watch, heal, love, nurture, create, be yourself and walk your path.

Love and light

Solveig

Art, Creativity

The divine feminine

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The theme of the divine feminine keeps appearing in my paintings these days. I feel how the presence of the Great Mother is ever flowing through the paints when I surrender and let her be my guide. It is a calming experience and a feeling of total trust. She is the Great Creatrix here on this planet, where the elements swirl together, chaos and balance mix into Oneness in an ever flowing dance in the web of life. I feel how the elements in this painting are mixed together creating ocean of energy waiting to be used to create new life, healing, flowers and trees, greens and oranges, gifts from the womb of creation, filling up our senses.

“Let the new in my live grow into beautiful blossoming path. Let the beauty way be my guide and may my heart beat the drum of love emanating loving vibrations around the world, touching all.”

With peace and love

Solveig Katrin

Shamanism

Ceremony of Spring

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This Spring Goddess sprang forth on my canvas around spring equinox. It is always magical when spontaneous art expression ends in soulful encounter with the archetypes. She has a gift to give. 

Ceremony of Spring

Enter into your stillness like a seed in the womb of Mother Earth. Feel her rhythm beating with your heart. Send your roots to her core, send your love, gratitude and thankfulness for everything she bestows upon you. Enter stillness and wait until you receive back her love towards you. Let it bath you in your heart and simultaneously send your love and appreciation to Father Sky, the Creator the divine masculine. You send the energy up your root connecting to the galaxy the universal heart. You will then receive his blessings and love streaming down your channel connecting with Earth Mother energies in the heart. There they blend and unite, the mother earth and father sky in creative Oneness and union within you.

Look within find your dream seed, the hidden potential for your most joyous expression in this lifetime. Find the seed and connect with it. Hold a real seed in your hands and have a pot of juicy soil from mother earth in front of you. Blow your wish and dream, your vision into that dream seed you are holding and visualize and see it already come to fruition. You thank the universe for your gift and the manifestation that it will now take care of your dream, just exactly like it takes care of every seed put in the ground, with the right conditions. You put your seed in the soil and feel how effortless it is. How the seed just grows into its purpose. It just is being itself. If it is a sunflower seed it becomes sunflower seed, it fulfills its purpose by being supported by Mother Earth- Just like you. Feel the trust in the Universe, in Mother Earth. How everything is taken care of.

Take care of your pot of dreams and nurture it like mother earth does. The magic is within you. You are the Creator!

May all your dreams come to fruition. Follow your bliss and become who you are meant to become!

 

with love Solveig Katrin

 

Art, Creativity, Finding your path

Embrace all that you are

valkyrjaEmbrace all that you are, come forth with your winged ones, your spirit helpers and allies and awaken the wisdom and strength within. Call upon your guides as you are never alone. You are always protected and safe. Take flight dear one to your innermost dreams and passions, let it be your guiding light into your shining path. Let the path descent upon you as you follow your dreams and become all that you are. You deserve to let your light shine and become the brightest Star that you are meant to be. Grow and glow into your potential and everything will be taken care of. Trust that you are guided, guided by your silent soft voice of your inner knowing and your inner joy. Follow your joy, your passion as you are meant to emanate joyousness in your life. Experience positive vibrations and see how it spreads and energizes everyone around you. Spiral into a new state of being, move into the higher dimensions and become the Co-Creator in your life.

With blessings and love

Solveig

Art

Abundance- Enjoying little things in life

2-DSCN7137Abundance flows in different ways, it is not all about having enough money, but enjoying and celebrating little things in life. There are so many things we can enjoy in life that are for free. We can bask our senses in beauty and pleasures and we can fill up our world with colors, patterns, smells and touch that heighten our senses and give us sense of thankfulness and aliveness. In these moments our vibration rises and we truly feel blessed. We start to open  up to receive good in our lives and then the Universe aspire to give us even more. These are the moments when we become the co-creators with the life-force energies. In these heightened moments we surrender to the Now and become filled with positive feelings. When we begin to experience and notice these little blessings in life more positive experiences begin to flow to us. This is the starting point for more and more abundance to flow into our life.

May blessings and abundance flow to you and remember to smell the roses***

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Solveig Katrin

 

 

Art, Creativity

Returning light

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There is magic in the returning light in the Northern Hemisphere after dark winter months. Although it is still snowy and winter here in Iceland the days are longer and we can feel the inner fire slowly awakening.

This painting is from magical place, a glacier in Snæfellsnes Iceland. It is a place where you can truly recharge and be empowered by nature. It is an energy spot and some people believe it is one of the major chakras of Mother Earth.

I send you light from the energy vortex in Iceland with this painting.

Blessings

Solveig

Art, Creativity

Positive Vibrations

The goddess of the sea

 

This image came through last week as I was painting with my son.  I meditated and intuitively chose the colors and started to paint. I often don´t know what the direction the painting is taking me, it is all about to trust. So I trusted and a figure started to come out of the sea and a playful dolphin. I smiled and decided to play with it. Energy swirls and spirals jumped out and I felt how the image made me happy and playful. I am excited for this new year and many dreams are gestating and waiting for the sign of spring to jump forth.

“I graciously accept the good into my life”. This is my mantra for the coming year.

May 2015 be the year of seeing your dreams manifesting into reality.

Blessed be

Solveig

Shamanism

Moving into the void with the dreaming bear

 

björninnNow in the Northern Hemisphere we are moving into the cold dark winter months of hibernation and introspection. I feel it strongly when the wind is blowing outside and it is dark and the energy seems slow and heavy. When meditating couple of days ago I found myself moving into the underworld of Mother Earth which I do when I journey to meet my power animal and suddenly I moved deeper under, like I was taken deeper into Mother Earth and I was greeted by a big Polar bear. I welcomed it and he took me into his cave which was beautiful crystalline and there was a pond where I could see the sky and the galaxy and we travelled down there into the sky moving into deep inner space. It felt wonderful to fly off with the dreaming bear. He told me to move deeper into myself and there I can find the vastness of source that is emanating everything. He also told me to move deeper into my dream and that the dark and the cold winter months are opportunities to look within and really feel what is my path. There I can start to work the soil and prepare it for the dream seed that will start to grow next spring. I can feel this energy working for me because our dreams change as we change. We need to regularly check within and see if our dreams are in alignment with who we are today, because yesterdays dreams are not always growing with us.

I would love to hear about your dreams and if they have changed? Are you moving towards them?

Enjoy the dreaming season*

Love and light

Solveig