Embrace 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.
Sol is an apprentice in shamanism and is on her way into wholeness and finding her act of power.
Sol is not quite content with her life situation and wanted to find some answers. One night after solitude in the wilderness she had a dream and met goddess in a throne with two lions, this dream was preceding a descent into the underworld where the goddess Inanna had come to her and wanted her to descent into her darkness, facing her vulnerability and shadow. It would be a difficult task that would change Sol´s life.
Later when Sol went into her dream journey she was in ancient grounds, she felt it was in Mexico and saw ancient pyramid temples. She went there with her power animal, the swan. When Sol was walking along a river bank a lion attacked and killed her. Sol in her soul’s awareness wasn’t scared when facing this challenge as she knew it was a test and initiation to move more fully into her power. She didn´t know that Inanna sent one of her lions to attack Sol. It was the beginning of Sol´s descent into the underworld. Soon an eagle flew and took her body and flew with it on the highest point on the pyramid temple. There a black jaguar came and licked her body with new life-force and her body healed and restored back to life. The jaguar came to Sol as her power ally; there was a meeting of kindred souls from an ancient previous lifetime of power and wisdom. Sol was set to reclaim her power to become a Rainbow Warrior of light.
After the dream her life slowly became a challenge. In her job she was suddenly facing power struggle of the old patriarchy against new female professions. She was facing dullness in her relationship with her partner, and she felt chaos within how to represent her gifts into the world. Sol felt her life was about to change and needed to cleanse and heal and release her old way of living to move more fully into her life purpose and power. She had many tests in life, power was testing her, was she going to give her power away and be led astray or was she going to face the challenges, the uncomfortable circumstances and be reborn?
Sol felt she was moving into her core and underneath all the challenges were her own issues mirroring back to her. She surrendered like she did in the dream and let all the emotions well up inside. She soon went into a dream state. She felt she met Inanna which led her down under to meet her dark sister. Her sister appeared as a black jaguar, Sol´s power animal. Sol saw images appear in her eyes. She saw her own reflection, her shadow, she was scared, and it was monstrous images floating around. Crazy dark woman with skeletons in her eyes was dancing crazy and naked around her. She talked to her, “ I am your dark sister, your other half. I lure you into craziness and I seduce you into depressive state where I eat all your power and life-force. I feed of you; I feed of your ego, your laziness, your jealousy, your hate and stubbornness. I scream at you, I dance the wicked dance of Death Mother”. Sol became numb and almost felt she was dying, but remembered to honor the Death Mother and lit a candle and blew in her direction. Soon the image faded and soon another woman appeared. She had hair in all direction, had wicked, crazy eyes that stared and danced at the same time. She wore torn dress and her breasts stuck out all covered in mud. She started to dance around and Sol was entranced into a dream state by looking at this mad woman. “ I am the crazy one, I take you into your own madness, where you can stare at the moon like a lunatic, I hush and dance and take you away. I feed of your ego, your fear, your vulnerability your shame; I take you into your madness. Sol felt her negative feelings taking over and she wanted to throw herself out of the window to get rid of them. Sol´s power animal, the jaguar licked her face and soon she remembered to move into the circle and honor the feelings of the Crazy Woman and breath through this. She aligned herself in the center. In the center she felt soon calm and peace took over her body. She was ready for the next challenge.
She fell into another dream and dreamt her male counterpart in the likeness of her father. She looked at him and felt love but weakness in the body; she felt her male site was wounded and sick. Her father spoke to her. “Dear one you need to honor and remember your male shield, you need to take your stance and take back your power. Sol awoke startled and started to think about how dull she felt in her relationship and how it was mirroring back to her, her own numbness in relation to her male energies. She felt tired, wanted support and felt her Spirit Mate close to her, she called her Spirit Mate and help from the goddesses to restore her energies and wisdom to gain balance. She felt a powerful presence, her Spirit Mate came to her and she felt his love. “Call on me and I´ll be here, I am here to help you manifest your gifts in this world, I am your arrow and you are my bow, together we stalk and take into being the gifts from Great Spirit. Remember your dreams as they are your sacred pathways into your act of power. Remember you are a Dreamer and a listener to the heart, you are a Creator, build your sacred dream and use my energy as your brick walls to manifest them. She felt again the strength that she felt when in sacred ceremony they became One in a sacred marriage. How could she forget the feeling and the wholeness? She felt she needed to anchor his presence and her power animals, both the swan coming from her female shield and the jaguar coming from the male shield. She knew that to heal her weak male shield she needed to forgive many faces of the males that had hurt her in the past and as a collective who had wounded and suppressed the female powers for centuries. Sol felt she needed to regain her trust in the male energies in general. Sol decided to make a special ceremony to honor these teachings and to heal her wounds on a deep level.
Before the ceremony Sol had painted two shields for her male and female energies with the power animals on it. She put it in the center of a sacred circle with four stones holding the four directions. Sol called in all her powers and the Great Spirit, her Spirit Mate and Power animals. Her intention was to anchor and restore the balance between her male and female energies and regain her power. She let everything out, her hurt, anger and let The Great Mother eat of and transform these hurts. She honored her male part and she honored her female part. She felt their beautiful union within and she felt suddenly how energy started to move from the core of the earth as well as from high above and moved in her body like she was a pillar of light. She was ready to receive and her female part became a container for the divine Rainbow seed. The energy moved in like a powerful electric current. She felt how her cells began to vibrate in a faster mode and wake up. She felt physical en-light-en-ment in her whole being. Her heart filled with gratitude and love and she felt she was one with all there is. What a bliss, she wanted to be here forever!
Sol needed some time to anchor this light felt experience in the ceremony but felt somehow she had been reborn into her power. In her daily life she felt strong and balanced and could resolve conflicts easily and not be a part of other people’s drama. She listened to her heart and knew which direction to take in relationships and in work. Sol was full of trust and she moved magically into her dream life and she started to teach this wisdom to others. She wanted other people to find their own wholeness and creativity. Sol was on her path of mastery and became a Rainbow Warrior Goddess and a teacher of the old sacred ways. The Goddess Inanna guided Sol in her ways and she helped other people to dive into their shadow part and their male and female energies as a path to wholeness.
We are all born creative. I am not more creative than you are. I have it activated! We have to activate our creativity.
Being creator is honoring that we have a part of creation within us, we are a part of the Creator. I see in the divine in me and I see the divine in you. I am divine! I am a fragment of God! I am a Creator. So we are Co-Creators with the Divine.
We have to listen and acknowledge that we are powerful and sometimes we are afraid of our own power.
Realizing this power within, we become creators and we start to create our lives. We are not a puppet on a string. We have had many centuries of powerlessness, we have been powerless and felt power over but now we have to take our stance and become responsible for our lives and our creative abilities. We have to move into our power!
I want to direct you to a great spiritual documentary from Openhand foundation about the 5 gateways of spiritual unfolding. It is about following your path, listen to your heart and soul and trust. We are emerging into an era of enlightenment and awakening to our soul´s purpose.
Tomorrow I am going for a week in holiday in the country surrounded by beauty in a little cottage without electricity and heat. It´s my little nature retreat where I go every year with my family, to rejuvenate and to be.
I am not going to be sending out any new posts next week. But I look forward taking time to breathe in inspiration from nature, create and write in my diary.
The water element has been around me now, cleansing, washing, healing. It is both raining outside and inside. My intuition tells me to get my watercolors and paint, get wet, soak, wash away. Get my feelings out and be cleansed. I need to clean out the old so the new can enter. Use soul art medicine, that’s my healing!
I have applied the fire recently, both in ceremony and burning old notes, old diaries, old sketches. I even got symbols and synchronicity when driving in the traffic the other day. A car with the number 999 drove suddenly before me and had a washing liquid advertisement on it that spelled “Finish”. Just in my face, it said; wash away, clear away, finish it up! The universe had spoken! Go girl! The tides are turning, wake up and close that door! Begin anew, and suddenly I realize that 999 turns into new beginning 111. I got it. I say yes to the new and I embrace my calling and my cleansing. Not sure what the road looks like in long turn, and where its path will take me. Nevertheless I can take one step at time and I know I will be guided. The only thing I have to do is to Tune In and Listen. Listen to my heart and intuition, the synchronicity; my passion and my dream.
It takes courage to leave the old comforting cycle, that is predictable and safe. It is uncertain to move and shake things up, fear comes up, doubt, insecurity. What if ?
Yes it takes breath of courage to leave the secure road in life. But once we step into the unknown something magical happens! If we trust and follow through. The archetype of the Fool rushes forward with childlike excitement, fully trusting that he will be taken care of. He walks off the cliff and a magical path appears. What he beliefs becomes his truth. He follows his heart and doors open by magic! Will that happen to us? Can we trust that?
Lets look at Courage. The word courage derives from the Latin root cor, which means heart, so to be courageous is to live with the heart.
I am inspired by what Osho wrote in his book; Courage – The joy of living dangerously. I highly recommend that book.
“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.”
This is truly inspiring. Just listen to your heart, live a little dangerously, move out of the comfort zone. We do not have to always know the next step. And of course change does not have to be drastic although it often does, when the universe really pushes our buttons and wakes us after deep slumber. But sometimes we need a wake up call!
I am going to follow this wisdom, face the fears inside and embrace the unknown and my heart wisdom. I am ready to die the old and be reborn into my power. Whatever that means, little death or small death, shedding of the old. I do not know exactly but that is a shaman´s passage of transformation. I am soon graduating as a shamanic practitioner and healer after four years of intense transformation. I am still peeling the layers of the old. Transmutation. I will continue moving through cycles of transformation, still learning every day of this earth walk, humble, I will keep on dreaming, healing, shedding the old, never really graduating life´s school but I promise myself I will walk my authentic path and let my heart be my guiding light.
Hope we can all move into our power and passion and follow our hearts.
Embracing the Wild Within-Being in tune with Nature
What is the wildness of your soul? Civilization has left us become like a flock of sheep we have forgotten our wildness and our connection to Nature. We are out of tune, disconnected to the rhythms of Nature, lost in our own mind or minds of others through TV, games and other distractions.
So what can we do to tune in, connect and reclaim our wildness? What do I mean by wildness? Our wildness is unlimited power and intuition to follow our instincts, make healthy boundaries, break free from limited and challenging situations, and become the Creators in our lives. We are in tune with our Inner Nature through our intuition and we also move in tune with Nature. Together intuition guides us through synchronicity and an inner knowing through symbols in nature and life.
Nature is the Greatest Teacher. It shows in- breath and out-breath of energy through its moon cycles and natural changes in different seasons and the duality of life through day and night. When we tune into it, and trust its guidance we will get signs from Nature. When you start to Be Aware in Nature it starts to speak to you; from looking at the clouds, finding feather or a stone, looking at the lake, seeing special bird or animal passing by. It language opens up, your wildness awakes and your inner Nature feels the connection to Nature and you Become One, Connected.
Everything has a meaning to it and when you start to notice you are tuning into communication with Nature. The indigenous people of this planet apply this wisdom in their lives. They have never lost this connection, they know. They know that Nature is Alive vibrant with energy and life-force and they connect to it through ceremonies, guidance and daily life. They connect to the Elements of Creation and use it as Co-Creators in Life. They breath in “fire” energy when they need courage, they tune into the “water” when they need cleansing of soul and mind. They breathe inspiration through “air” and they ground through “earth” connection. They know we have these elements within us and we can use it wisely to help us gain balance. They tune into nature and get its wisdom through its symbolic language.
I am grateful for being born in a Country where wildness of Nature is left untouched. I am grateful for living close to Nature for tuning in. Iceland is raw and wild and it is sometimes difficult country to live in, very dark during the winter and very bright during summer. I have started to tune more into its rhythms, loving the dark winters, feeling like a bear hibernating in cave. It is a time to dive within and love being the introvert and I can give myself a lot of alone time to contemplate and meditate. In spring everything wakes up, it is time to nurture the “dream seed” of my life, and think about what I need to plant in my life. What dream do I need to nurture? It is the perfect time to wake up to life, like nature waking slowly after winter’s stillness. In summer the time is to rejuvenate and take in summer´s energy, take in the sun, the fire, openness and blossom. In autumn it is a season of harvest and release. I give thanks for the plenty and I release the old like the trees and walk brave into the next season. I am ready to dive within. I also try to initiate new things on a new or waxing moon then there is auspicious time for new beginnings, the powerful energy of the moon is waxing, like the seed you have planted. I like to release and heal on a waning moon when the energies are withdrawing. This is examples how we can apply nature wisdom and rhythms into our lives and let it work its magic through us.
When we connect to nature on a deep level it Heals you, it gives you Energy and you start to Trust. We feel not so out of tune, we are embraced by nature and we feel connected again. There we can start to heal our lives! Wake up! Realize we are a lion not a sheep! We are unique! We have unique gifts! We listen to our intuition! We start to walk our path!
Here we are, more connected, more alive, more in tune. As we walk our Path we start to act on our intuition and therefore start to be the Creator we are meant to become. We take action; we move on, we follow that hunch. We stop being like string puppet in life, powerless, aimless, as a leaf in the wind. No we make our stance and grow into our purpose unfolding like a flower with our own special fragrance. Become who you are meant to be, wild like a flower!
“Just be yourself, utterly yourself. And don’t be bothered about what kind of flower you turn out to be. It does not matter whether you are a rose or a lotus or a marigold. What matters is flowering” OSHO
I am on my shamanic path, weaving ancient tapestry of wisdom into modern daily life, with one feet grounded on earth whilst the other is walking the Spirit Road. It is sometimes difficult limbo to find the middle road and not getting lost in daily life and struggle or lost in Spirit, loosing earth connection. That is why I love the image and the symbolism of the tree to stay grounded while I grow into my spiritual path. Last four years I have been studying and applying shamanism into my life. Working with elements of nature, the medicine wheel, ritual, energy, healing and using power tools like drumming and also making my own sacred Art and Tools. It has been a journey of healing and exploration. It has taking me on a new path, diving deep into my own core, finding and facing my shadows, working with archetypes like the Wild Woman, Hermit and the Fool, facing my own fears and wildness, trusting my heart, starting to listen to my intuition and take the risk of fully embracing who I am. It takes courage to come forth of the spiritual closet, being the “strange woman” and just let my own authentic voice be heard. It is The Hero´s Journey, to bask into the adventure of your own life, become the co-creator and risk being seen or perceived as ,,different”. It does not matter what other people think, the ego trying to hold you back while your soul is calling more light to your being. It is a path we need to take, we are born to become our soul´s blueprint not our false self ego identity. That is a path of the shaman to die the old self to be reborn to who you are meant to be. It takes courage. We stop to dance our “survival dance” and start to dance our “soul´s dance”. That is the path of the Medicine Woman and Man who listens deeply to her/ his soul, finds her/his power through wholeness and healing and starts to use her/his own medicine gifts to the world. First we need to become whole so wholeness can be given to others, through our gifts. It is a long journey and I hope my ongoing journey into wholeness can give some insight and help to others who are on the same path.
Let your passion be the igniting force for change- Soul Art Medicine
Art Work- Solveig
Stand in your power! Be strong like a tree with roots going deep into Mother Earth and grow your branches high up to Father Sky. There you can grow your unique fruits, your gifts to this world. You are grounded yet growing free in every direction, standing strong and connected, always growing and rising higher, following your path. When we stand in our power we gain strength like the tree with every year circle piling up making its trunk thicker. This we can do with following our intuition, our heart and take practical steps realizing our dreams. When we are authentic expressions or who we are, we express our core and from there we grow.
From my own unique blueprint I become the tree I am meant to be. What kind of tree are you? Try to paint your own tree! Are you grounded? What season is it? You can look deeper within by looking at yourself from different perspective.
Love and light