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

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Art, Finding your path, Shamanism

The Wild Divine: Descent into the underworld

The descent into the underworld
The descent into the underworld

The Wild Divine: A story

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.

 

 

Art, Creativity, Shamanism

A Healing Story: How Nature and Shamanism is making me whole

Earth Angel
Earth Angel

By Solveig

I am on my shamanic path weaving ancient wisdom into modern daily life. After taking the road less traveled, studying shamanism, life has taken me into adventures and healing especially deepening my relationship with Nature and  Creativity.

In the past I have been seeking wholeness since I remember, as my fellow earthlings, and from young age I felt a drive to seek answers in spirituality. I have tread many ways up the mountain, tried yoga, healing, nutrition, meditations and spiritual books and more, and it has helped me a lot, but somehow I was always dealing with the same issues, insecurity, self-doubt and sometimes dullness in life, missing the spark and magic.

However last four years has been a turning point for me as I have in shamanic studies been able to focus my intentions and dive deeper into my core and passion. I almost feel as if I have reclaimed my roots and therefore I have been able to grow up to Spirit. It feels wonderful. I remember how spirituality left me sometimes ungrounded and lofty, somewhere out there, wanting to be spirit not human. What am I doing on this earth, I questioned? I have had my challenges in life, lost my sister when I was 18 and father when I was 28 and I have had to work my way through grief and loss. Life is a school and learning experience and I am thankful for all the lessons I have learned so far. Now somehow life challenges are less dramatic and make less impact on me and I can easily become the watcher, just observing like I can soar above it like an eagle and not judge, just observe and be. It fills my being with such a freedom and it is beautiful. Shamanism has been able to ground me so I can fly. It encompasses totality of my being; I am body, spirit, emotions and thoughts, and from there it takes me around the sacred medicine wheel and spirals into the core. There I can sit connected, feeling centered and still. I don´t miss any part of my being-ness out there. I am totally myself, here within me, within the sacred circle of my being.

I feel I am becoming more like the mighty Yggrasill, the sacred Tree of Life from the mythology of Snorra-Edda the pagan Nordic Spirituality. I am growing into myself, into my core expanding and being whole with everything there is. I am more grounded with one foot in Spirit whilst the other rests in daily life, this is a way of the balanced person who can be centered and connected to both dimensions of life.

Nature has become my teacher.  I have moved closer to Mother Earth as I have reclaimed her as my mother. I have longed for her and missed the deep connection that I know in my DNA, my ancestors had. There is so wide gap in todays society between man and nature. Healing that gap has healed me. I can go to Mother Nature to cleanse and rejuvenate, and she can easily cleanse all the heavy energy that has accumulated within me. She gives me strength when I climb her mountains, she gives me flexibility when observing her strong plants that adjust to the environment, she gives me feeling of surrender when I float in her waters, and she gives me growth and strength when meditating with her mighty trees. These are just few examples how Nature has taught me.

I have also begun to flow through the seasons with her. Move with her rhythms, and followed her energies. When I do that everything is easier, I don´t have to push the flower to bloom, I have to wait for the right timing. I am a part of her, and we are her children. If I ask for signs I just have to be still and listen.

Diving into shamanism has truly enriched my life and I feel more grounded and secure in my being, I feel the gap between Mother Earth and me is healing and as her child I am growing into being the Co-Creator that I am meant to become. I am still learning everyday, as growing into wholeness is a mighty tasks, many roads can lead me off track, but with intention, focus and open heart, I walk my path as a warrior of light.

I am so thankful for this connection and I feel the connection deepens everyday. This is my healing story. Gratitude and Blessings

Solveig

Shamanism

Great Spirit-Follow your heart

Father Sky
Father Sky

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