The world needs you, more than you need the world! Claim your light, embrace the warmth, give yourself confidence to step forward! Stay centered and grounded in your core and shine calmly, but steadily so as not to be too soon burned down by the inner drama of your emotions. You truly can make a difference! You are a creator of spiritual and creative abundance! Be innovative and follow your own path when it comes to career and purpose. Be an advocate for your principles and don’t let fear come in your way. Know when you are right and have the courage to never back down when you are called upon to claim your personal power. There is immense beauty in bravery!
August has been a restless month. A month of slow rivers, islanders and orchids. There has been travelling bookshops and art drawn in beach sand, Caramel Lattes and concert dresses.
August has always been, for me, a month of change. In Norway it is the last month of summer, a month of goodbyes and hellos, when new beginnings are lightly stepped into wearing new shoes perfect for walking in the rain.
Dreams, behind closed eyes and with eyes wide open, have been many. Angels and lovers, art shows and poetry and a quiet call to the darkening coast spilling summer colors all over the shoreline.
I have felt the wings of change gently brushing against my shimmering cheeks and know that something is coming. I think it is something good. The romantic endeavors of autumn leaves may bring us something we are unprepared for: Colors. And not the crayon kind. The kind that set the world awhirl with otherness.
All in all August has not let me rest despite its slow pace. So I have gathered a bunch of seashells and made art to pass the time until… Until the waves wash in and claim their beauty back to the sea. So buckle up people and keep a weather eye on that horizon of yours.
Within you there is ability without limitations, an abundance of creativity and talent. And all it takes for you to manifest this is for you to pursue the things that make you happy! Believe in yourself! Have confidence in that fact that it is your passions, the things you love, that will lead you to your divine life purpose if you just let yourself soar, diving into the depth of who you are and sharing that essence with likeminded people. Loving yourself means giving yourself a chance to explore all that you are and having faith in the fact you have something extraordinarily valuable and unique to share with the world. For that is your true purpose in life. Dive! Explore! Soar!
I have a dream of a world without boundaries, without money, without leaders… I have a dream of a world where we are all allowed to pursue our talents, our passions, cultivate what we are truly good at and where every talent receives its due respect. Where someone who is good at building houses is treated with reverence because without them we would have no roof over our heads, where someone who is good at making clothes is held in highest regard because without them we would all freeze to death, where someone who is empathic and insightful is treated with admiration because without them we would have no one to help us solve crisis and sort out problems, where someone who farms the land is considered to be the most important person of all because they feed us.
I have a dream of a world where you grow, not where you are planted, but where you choose to grow based on your own needs. Where you can settle down, build a home where you know you will truly bloom. Where a farmer is understood to have a bigger piece of land to farm our food, where a doctor is welcomed to a plot in the town because we all know they need to be close to their patients, where an artist is encouraged to build a house on a cliff overlooking the sea to soak up the inspiration pouring in from the ocean. Where we take no more than we need. And happily let other people do the same.
I have a dream of a world where pursuing your talent is considered to be a gift and practicing it a chance to hone in on your skill and evolve your craft, where making a garment, treating a patient, building a house for someone, giving someone council, telling a story, playing music, fixing a tool, planting a tree, is a way to do what you love the most, a gift to yourself, not something you do to make money and accumulate wealth and building status.
I have a dream of a world where kindness, empathy, creativity, exploration, generosity and spirit are the only leaders we need to guide us, and finding a way to discover this leadership within ourselves the only road to morality we need to walk.
Am I dreamer? Yes. Do people laugh and me and call me naïve when I talk like this. Yes. Do I believe it is one day possible? Absolutely! And today, tomorrow and the day after that I am going to do my best to live as though this dream was already reality. Believing in it bravely and audaciously.
Making other people happy is an easy way to make yourself happy, but when we strain ourselves too much, when we use other people’s happiness to forget about our pain, when there is an imbalance between input and output, it can be harmful to our health and cause an addictive behavioral pattern where you become dependent on others for your happiness. Trying too hard to please others can cause stress-related illnesses as much as a high-pressure job can.
Taking care of your own needs is not selfish it is healthy! Yes, some of us have different needs than others, like much needed alone-time, long moments of silence, a lot of rest, etc. that can sometimes irritate people who can’t relate to it. But we need to take care of our special needs anyway and ignore those who try to make us feel bad for being the way we are. Imagine if you don’t take care of your needs and come down with a stress-related illness that ends you up in hospital. Most likely those same people will come to you saying: “Why didn’t you just speak up for yourself and tell us what you needed?”
Everyone wants to be the cause of someone else’s happiness, but no one wants to be the cause of someone else’s pain. When you don’t take care of your own needs and don’t speak up for yourself you unintentionally put someone in that position. And that, I imagine, if you are anything like me, is the last thing you want.
Sometimes when night comes
You were a wildflower
Tucked away in a forest field
To grow towards the light.
But your dreams are different.
Your wishful thoughts
Have always seemed too old
For your tender years.
But if you stay awake
And challenge your fears
You will see that you, my friend,
Are a Night Blooming Jasmine
Whose love is as vast
As the night’s layers of darkness,
Your heart’s soft petals
Unfolding the sweetest sense
And you will discover
That you already are
Where you truly belong.
When your heart is open to be guided by the soul, the part of you that belongs to eternity, you can be assured that you are doing exactly what you are supposed to do. Everything will fall into place as long as you notice and follow the small signs that occur on a daily basis. Train yourself to keep your focus intact so that you truly see them. You might find that new ideas and ways of dealing with life may suddenly pop into your head. Follow these ideas. If you do, your life will move in the right direction; towards harmony and balance. You already have everything you need inside of yourself. Trust yourself.
Shift your thoughts to a new perspective where you take a full overview of what is really going on in your life. Imagine looking at your life from a higher ground. Shifting your perspective on the situation may help you see the wholeness of it and it will seem more clear, You may even discover a new path you couldn’t see before. Imagine a fly wandering around on a drawing paper, it will only be able to make out the pattern of the individual lines and see the whole picture once it takes flight .By doing this you will rediscover what is really important to you and what you need to focus on. Pour all your energy into this new path with the intention of wholeness and higher ground perspective. A beautiful outcome will await you.
July has been a month of longing in slow dawns, watching flowers blossom and leaves falling to earth. Of thunderstorms and hot days, glasses of peachy white wine and dragonflies turning their heads to look at me.
It has been a month of herons staring out to sea and tractor tracks being filled with rain. Of blue moons rising in crystal air and golden wings painted in lime green sketchbooks. Of caramel lattes in lilac sunrises and fields flooded with water curling silver in the summer winds.
It has been a month of bird song and fairy music from faraway isles steeped in Norse lore, transformative meetings and the feeling of being seen by messengers from realms unspoken.
All in all it has been a time of awakening, rediscovering and transformation. A shift from one energetic vibe to another. Of a sort of detachment and lowering anchor in new depths. What it brings only time will show.
Happy Summerset to you all! (in which I mean the beginning of the setting of the summer months)
Pure faith and guileless motives inspire trust and love. Your connection to your faith, religious or not, is part of your life’s purpose. Notice how messages in your surroundings become clearer when you pay attention to this connection. Messages can be signs, like a spontaneous meeting with an animal or a dream you keep having, or just an intuitive feeling. The energy of transformation surrounds us all, will we flow along with it or resist it? It might manifest differently for different people, notice the additional meanings of these changes and which message clicks as your truth.