- a wonderful time for reflection, hibernation and rest -
- a wonderful time for reflection, hibernation and rest -
Writing this, a new year, beautiful 2022, has already begun.
I have lit my angelic gratitude candle, have poured myself a huge cup of licorice-root- and marshmallow-root-tea and cuddled up in my sofa under a wonderful cozy wool-blanket my son got me for Christmas this year.
There is nothing much to report really. I am just filled up with silence, happiness and peace. You know how I always say, your body will always tell you what it needs, and then the spirit-realm will help you to listen and take action if you let them? Well this is at least always true for me.
The 6 latest months have been busy. Filled up with 3 different workplaces and a lot to do.
Even though I love what I do , what I love to do, can also sometimes be too much.
There hasnt been much time for alone time. And I LOVE being alone. Or have N&M-time as I call it;
Nature & Me-time, so maybe really not quite alone, but being in and connecting with nature. And its been far too little of that these 6 months.
So for Christmas I got the beautiful gift of being sick. Not seriously sick, but sick enough to not be able to attend family- and friends-Christmas celebrations and new year celebration. And this was truly a needed gift. Instead of being around a whole lot of people, stress and noise, I got to spend 7 whole days of Christmas just me and my son, in peace and harmony. And it was pure magic. He is so kind, so patient, has so many interesting and beautiful reflections on life, so even though I wasnt much of a company, he made me laugh until I rolled out of the sofa several times. We watched Christmas movies (and also Encanto and The Croods 2 - lovely, wise movies!!!), we sang Christmas carols, we lit a whole lot of candles and diffused essential oils, we decorated the tree and we made small, but tasty Christmas meals. We also had a little Christmas gift-ceremony.
There is something truly liberating just being around the ones you love, how many or few it might be, being fully yourself and loved no matter state or health condition you are in and still have a wonderful time together.
When he went to his father the day before New Years Eve, I was so filled up with love and so ready to take in the new year in peace and quiet by my self. I am in the last months of finishing my Shamanic Practitioner apprenticeship, so I had a paper/exercise to deliver, and after that I just went into a total state of pure gratitude and tranquility. There has been a lot of work for me with the spirit world lately, so much wisdom, insight and revelation, and it was so beautiful just being with them alone, greeting the new year, feeling every spirit, every energy and being present in every wish, hope and creation for 2022. A magical year to participate in!
As always I love to wrap in Christmas presents. Got some help also from my son. I always cut out the Christmas cards from paper with pattern that I usually have lying around, and I use recycable decorations and ribbons, so the people receiving the gifts can use them for other gifts or being creative with them on the tree, on decorations or some other creative activities with kids. Even though I love wrapping gifts, I am not so fond of the presents itself. I feel there are too much unhealthy expectation and pressure about expensive Christmas presents. So we dont give gifts over 200 NOK (a little less than 20 dollars) to friends and family. My son is the only one I buy a little bit more to, because he is growing and still have some things he need and saves money for. But I love to see what wonderful things I can find for under 20 dollars, it is really fun going for that "Christmas hunt" to find something personal to people that I love or to make something homemade. Lovely to make and lovely to give, and so much more appreciated by the receiver.
This must be the easiest meal I ever made for Christmas. But its perfect when your sick and dont have much of an appetite. Easy and quick to make, filled with goodness for your immune system and it tastes really good:-)
Organic potatoes (chopped) - needs more time to fry, so start with these first
Organic onions of your choice - I used spring/kepa onion (chopped)
Organic garlic (chopped) - just a little fry in the end
Organic mushrooms (chopped) - just a little fry in the end
Fresh or dried spices of your choice
Pink himalayan and herb salt
Organic grained black pepper
Fry everything together in a pan until soft and yellow with some organic butter or organic olive oil
Serve with a whole lot of raw, organic spinach<3
Ps! If you eat meat, of course you can sprinkle over some organic chicken, bacon, egg,
or you can use a vegan or vegetarian substitute for meat to get your proteins:-)
It has been a tradition going to our local gardener shop before Christmas.
To me they are champions of making a beautiful Christmas spirit atmosphere. They always focus on nature, not on Santa or presents, it is nature and nature spirits who fill their store with a amazing energy. Another wonderful thing, is that it is for free. You dont have to buy anything, and it dosent cost anything to enter, so even if you dont have money to celebrate Christmas, you can go visit this magical place and get some Christmas feeling after all.
This place really just feels like a huge Mother Nature Celebration hug<3
Been working a lot with children before Christmas. So giving and fulfilling in every way! Had some fun with playdough with them. (You can easily make the dough at home with flour, water, oil and natural color:-)) They wanted me to make the Marvel Universe celebrating Christmas (LOL.....). Honestly, I didnt think children under 2, that almost cant speak, knew about Marvel.......but I love the Super Hero Universe, and the super hero in each and every one of us, so I tried my best with my hands as the only equipment and a bunch of small superhero children poking and pulling me and my hair, poking the dough, stealing the head and the bones as I made them, trying to eat them (not dangerous, as the dough is edible;-))...it was so exhausting and so much fun, and as I ran for my camera, my superheros made of dough were torn to pieces before I got back, so I had to quickly put them together again to even get a picture of some of them. They look a little beaten up and scarred, but then again, isnt that a part of their job;-) So I am sorry to all the Marvel super heroes out there being unrecognizable "portrayed" by me in dough this way, but it was, after all, a labor of love together with eager, curious children filled with lifeforce:-) And I smile with my whole heart when I look at these photos!
So here is my childlike contribution to the Marvel Universe in handmade playdough; The Hulk, itsy bitsy Spiderman and Black Panther celebrating Christmas, or a least standing together with a Christmas tree:O) There is nothing perfect about them, and I love that. The dough is soft and fragile. So are humans. So are Superheros. Let us take turn in being strong for ourselves, the world and each other, and give ourselves the gift of being fragile and beaten, go into hibernation and rest deeply, when needed. And then rise again like true warriors of truth and light.
There is no "boring" in "vegetarian":-)
Had a little more appetite for New Years Eve<3
Homemade organic vegetarian pizza with love and flowers and organic dark chocolate/blueberry brownie always boost my health and mood! Even though you celebrating by yourself doesnt mean you cant make something colorful, tasty and happy:-)
To every one of you out there trying to protect, fight for or heal the natural world and Mother Earth, standing up for justice and the truth, working on becoming the most wholesome, authentic and healing version of yourselves; I see you, I cheer you, I love you, respect you and are so so grateful for you!!!!! You are valuable and so so needed in these times on our precious planet.
May your 2022 be blessed with stronger courage to stand up for your true values, power to speak your truth, deeper insight and ancient wisdom to come to your rescue, and may you be sensitive enough to feel the healing soft embrace and love of the angelic presence in our hearts!