ÖDMJUK/HUMBLE


Ödmjuk in swedish means to be soft to destiny. The word split up in two is öde=destiny and mjuk=soft.

Someone mentioned it a year ago and the word stayed with me ever since and made me think about how important it is to be so, humble to our destinies.

Humble to the place we are in and all that we are in this given moment. No matter where we are, we all do our best to navigate life in every moment and have always done.

Looking back on challenge or situations we have experienced in the past, we might with todays knowledge have acted or met the situation differently, but at that point, we did not know better, and we did all we could with what we knew to survive. So be gentle with yourself and others.

Lets embrace yesterdays challenges and be thankful for all that we learn through them and life that will now support us as we keep on walking our human, humble path with love towards self and others.

Being ödmjuk is not an act of giving up, in fact its the opposite, its to give in and enter your now with compassion towards self and others, seeing how we all try to do our very best to navigate this thing called life.
Love you all. 💛

Choosing short time discomfort in service of long time satisfaction.

Reflecting on the process of change, this I discovered… When we choose where to go in life, what we wants to do, who and what we wants to surround ourselves with, and how we want to show up for what we believe in, I found an interesting piece within my own choices.

I found that when my choices are not embodied, but made by a stressed mind, the walk seems easier but lead to numbness and a distance to my senses and dreams.

And when my choices are embodied and aligned with the longing of the heart & the dreams that keep on chowing up, it walks me through short time discomfort (sometimes deluxe) but long time satisfaction. 
Im still discovering and will always be lifes humble student. 
Yesterday morning I almost puked as I were to move from one apartment to another within the same city. Babysteps😂just saying. To go from the known to the unknown. But as I arrived, my heart opened big and my body relaxed deep. It showed there was something here for me, I could trust the feeling I got when I arrived here to see the place for the first time.

So change can be felt like a whirlwind and a puke, but I´m learning more and more to trust the short time discomfort to come to serve and open the way for long time alignment. 

One step at the time..

Putting my feets where heart wants to be is something I practice daily 💛

It makes me so thankful for where I am now, and for the aliveness that awakens as I do.

You can do it to. We all can.

Its worth going through all the but… mind can come up with when we start to listen to the soft whisper of a longing heart and give it a chance, cause what if…😊💛

Back in Bali.

Happy to be back in the island that keep on calling me back.

The island of kindness, pulsating nature, dancing in the djungle, bird-songs all year around, ceremonies, yoga, curious people, creations in all kinds and food for soul.
This week I take a teacher training to learn how to use the voice while moving our bodies, to learn play the harmonium and to follow my heart with devotion.

love playing this instrument with the others
and let the songs sooth your mind to drop in to heartspace together

Be kind.

Be kind to yourself. 
If you spend time with someone who has or have had eating disorders and want them to feel good and safe around you. Be kind to yourself. Dont say mean things to yourself as you eat next piece of chocolat next to her, be a good exemple, remember it might have taken her 10 year to come back to truly enjoy the pleasure of food again. Taking that piece of chocolat, that is now a self pleasure ritual for her, might not happen in your company again if you keep on being mean to yourself. Appreciate your body for all it do for you every day. Every body is deserving of food and kindness from the owner of the body without compulsive exercise. Also you. Treat yourself like you think she deserves to be treated. Eat the chocolat piece next to her and enjoy it, or dont take it at all. If you really like her, be a good exemple for her on her continued journey of food and body pleasure. 💛

GROUNDING

Grounding don´t have to mean staying still. As I walked yesterday I suddenly realized grounding is in every step we take. Sometimes moving with life is far more grounding than staying still. Where ever you are, what ever you do, every time your feet touch ground you ground your feet and body where you are. Doing so consciously, to mindfully be in your steps, as you walk your walk is truly grounding. 💛

Midsummer

🌺Happy midsummer to you all 🌺Reflecting on what we celebrate this day I made my own celebration to the beauty of nature here right now and the swedish summer light who after the dark winter also this year found her way to shine this bright😊💛of course in my new made midsummer creation☺️Enjoy the day!

YOGA TODAY

Is for me to meet the body as it is. Get to know her through movement and deeper listening. To wait for that whisper from within who knows what she wants and needs if I give her space to guide. Yoga, a for ever exploration who asks for all of my senses to be brought in to the moment. Who asks me to leave everything behind to center in the moment, the day and the circumstances I am in. The creative expression that never gets the same how ever many times I move through known yoga positions. What do you need today? If you were given one moment to tune in, breath and listen today, what would you do? Often a couple of intentional breath to a specific area can shift our day.❤️

RELIEVE

Today I will share my words on relief with you. Feel free to take them in

as your day unfold


RELIEVE

Is in remembering that nothing needs to be in a certain way. That life gets easier without pressure on how it should play out, feel or be.

If we dare to take away that expectation we become more open and free for the natural flow of life. The dance of ebb and flow.

The rhythm of things coming and going.
As we let go of control, life will come to us.

When we open up for the moment we give space for the new to come as the old falls away, like leaves in the autumn.


And finally, life is to be lived, not built 💛

THE CLOUDS & KINDFULLNESS TO THE MINDFULLNESS

Have you ever had one of this days or weeks when everything seems to go agains you but deep inside you know those things needed to happen for your life to go on?… Well I have had a month of them. So let me share what I’ve learned so far💛 
I see it in a natural cloudy way.
This weeks clouds made me think about how we treat clouds, the inner and outer ones, and the storms that sometimes comes along, appearing like rain, a bitter lemon-mood, lack of view, or a feeling of being far from the sun. 
When thunder fills the sky we don’t try to push it away or say ”Hey can you speed up a little”. That would not be very wise or make a difference, only empty us of energy and power. So we notice the weather, accept it and meet it best we can, adjusting our plans or get wet.
What if we treated our inner clouds in the same way? 
Notice the feeling, allow it and let it rest in us for a while or as long as it needs.
No pushing away, numbing or acting it out on others. 
But softening in to the resistance of the moment. Kindly rest with things as they are. And care for ourselves like a mother for her child. Adding kindfullness to the mindfulness☺️💕
If we numb the dark feelings we also numb the ability to feel the good feelings. So there is value of meeting all parts in life.