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

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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

 

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.

 

 

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

Finding your path

Wash away the old-Be courageous to follow the new!

Water Woman-Collage
Water Woman-Collage

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.

Blessed Be

Solveig

 

 

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Reflections on the power of NOW

Reflections on the power of NOW

Today I am back home after I did a ritual in the woods with dear friends. I released all the heavy energies that have accumulated within me and I celebrated the light within and without. I feel lighter and blessed. The fire is transformative.
I made a commitment to walk my path, follow my heart into my purpose and be true to myself. Recently I have felt how easily I can be put out of balance thinking and worrying about the future, money, work etc. easily forgetting what I have “now” and enjoy the blessings in my life. Therefore I have set an intention to do my best to be in the “Now” and move towards more light and joy in life.
I want to reflect and free flow with words about the “Now”.

I am NOW, I exist NOW and I am living NOW. I am not yesterday or tomorrow because that is in my thoughts, not existing here. Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a dream, today is my life. My thoughts are like wild horses, moving fast and ahead of me, not enjoying the moment, I have to tame my mind horse so it can be still and take in the beauty here and now. When I am in the moment everything is still and there is pure bliss and consciousness. Here I can experience being-ness of my soul, like I have found a harmony within, magically connected.
In the “NOW” I tune into my intuition, my soul´s inner guidance system that leads me to the right decisions and where creativity lives. I follow my hunch and ideas and they guide me exactly where I am meant to be. So I am always tuned in and growing towards my purpose.

In the “NOW” I feel how grateful I am having a roof over my head, food that nourishes, hands that paint, boys to feed, love to give, money to buy, things to enjoy, family to love… I appreciate all the gifts life has granted me. Everything that I have gone through has strengthen who I am and made me into the person that I am today. Every lesson is a gift and learning experience.

I am going to cultivate thankfulness, being grateful for every day, every gift, every NOW, every person I encounter. It is precious, so precious, thank you, thank you, thank you…

Lets celebrate being “NOW”! We are enjoying the ride on the way! Not waiting for tomorrow, or when this or that happens! We are in perfect place at this moment, taking in the lessons we need so we can learn and keep growing into who we are meant to become! Taking a short detour does not help us!
In the NOW we are moving perfectly into our future enfolding into our power. So come and join me in acknowledging the power of the NOW and of gratefulness and as the painting depicts “rise like a phoenix from the ashes of the old and be reborn into your power and purpose”. We become powerful in the being-ness of fully embracing who we are in the “NOW”. And being grateful attracts more blessings into our precious “Now”.

Love and light
Solveig