Friday, April 22, 2022

*Globalhood*

 



Ode to Mother Earth, Humankind, and Globalhood. To a holy trinity.

~

When the covid pandemic hit us, I was deep in the pre-launch phase of a new beautiful network called Sacred Globe. A conscious online community, celebrating life and the sacredness of our planet ~ helping to heal the split between man and Earth.

As a travel and lifestyle community, the dream was to co-create and inspire each other through:

✨ Forming soulful connections with each other ✨ Storytelling about the sacredness of our planet ✨ Presenting our unique gifts to each other and the world


Thursday, April 14, 2022

*Grace*




Amazing Grace How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost but now I’m found Was blind, but now I see Good morning sweet Grace :) I’m sitting here by the window on my birthday The clock is 06.09 am It’s raining But it's very still At least for now I can see the snow has melted even more in the mountains whilst we slept It’s bright out, Morning broke some time ago Outdoor lamps still lit on a house nearby cast an amber glow on the wet street beneath. A few puddles have transformed into pools of light, flickering flames, brought to life by the spirits of fire, the salamanders. It feels warm outside Winter is over Yellow daffodils Love from my mum and dad Bloom in a vase on my window sill They seem to be smiling at me It’s Holy Thursday today And the moon is waxing It will be full on Saturday Before Easter That’s when I was born On Holy Saturday My first sunrise On Easter Sunday 43 years ago ♫ Amazing Grace How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost but now I’m found Was blind, but now I see Again, Good morning my sweet Grace Life is good I’m cancer free

♡♡♡



Sunday, March 20, 2022

*Soulflower*




One can cry tears of beauty like one can cry tears of joy

~
 
I was sitting on my East balcony bathing in the rising equinox sun And it snowed a bit And the snowflakes glistened in the sunrays And a flock of birds flew toward me from the center of the sun Like sun rays themselves they were It was really beautiful I felt like a seed A new being A new me Being shone on Being nurtured by light and warmth Being fed Being watered And being sung to by the birds that now were sitting on my rooftop And I remembered a few words I wrote once And their actual meaning became so clear to me all of a sudden *Soulflower* "......The pure authenticity of our soul melts our personification manifested through conditioning.
I salute our innocence ~ Our bravery ~ To journey, as the seed, vulnerable without our shell, not knowing, yet yearning for LIFE. Yearning to break through, to be unsheathed. How can we grow without being exposed?”



Yello bird - Photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash

*Julie of Love ~ Radiance Walking*

 



Spring Soul Rebirth

~

My heart is full of gratitude this equinox morning Some grief in there too. My dear soul sister Julie Who passed from cancer October 21st Under the shimmering full moon, my mind and heart sought her energy Like a soul friend with wide open arms

Memories of our time in England together flooded me She was, is, such a sweet and soft, beautiful soul A strong radiant human being

Radiance walking

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Le Petit Oiseau ~ The Little Bird




Foreword.

As I journey now, on my healing path from acute leukemia to a brand new me, I have this deep desire to share Le Petit Oiseau ~ The Little Bird, from 2016. Be well little bird. My soulbird. I release you now.



~*~


Iceland, September 2016


Sitting on a bench behind the summer house I carefully opened the bag I had placed the bird’s body in. There he was, the poor little thing. For a split second, I remembered how I almost had to peel what was left of him off the car, his little heart sticking out very noticeably. I thought for a moment whether I should keep his heart, accept it as a sacred gift. But no. It felt right to bury it with the remains of his body. But I kept his wing. His left wing, which had been torn and dislocated by the impact yet stuck to the car somehow.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Autumn's Healing Grace




It's Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere today. 

Grace day *22* 


Life has changed quite drastically for me, just within the last few days. 

Let's just say, to begin with, that I have a deep healing journey in front of me, and because I'm feeling quite ok today, and feel physically ok to sit down with my computer, I really wanted to post my Autumn Healing poem. 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

*The Poetic Dance of the Ecstatics*

 



What else can we do but dance in the madness?


Sing

Smile


Hug each other

Show kindness

Be there for one another

Thursday, April 22, 2021

*A Gray Day of Hope*

 

It's Earth Day. And the First Day of Summer in Iceland. A public holiday. Despite all that, today feels very gray and gloomy to me. Dingy. Musky. Mousy. Colorless. Bleak. Barren. But, perhaps it's just me.


~

A gray overcast day

Murky rivers

Heavy flow



The Icelandic summer has begun

We’re through the winter maze

We’re not lost. We're alive. 

How amazing!


Yet death lingers

To the naked eye


Bare branches

Standing solemnly

In a row

Worn

And torn



Old leaves 

Old growth

Once full of flavor and colour

Heartbeats of seasons passed

Now showing again

Lifeless

Death, peeking through

From underneath the snow

 

Not all things beautiful are bright and blue


 

Sometimes you have to look,

forage your inner landscapes

for your brilliance 

Your magic!

Sense your inner sparkle

In the subtleties around you



Oh yes

What a relief!

There it is

A fellow dragon in a tree

A golden plover flying free



See there!

A single flower in the stream

A yellow glow 

Glistening in the flow 


Of forever



And on its banks

From underneath the shrubs

Something new is emerging



Oh and look at those trunks!

My stubs?

Yes, I too am an elephant!

Grounded.



Seagulls and ravens are battling in the sky

I hope their young ones are ok!


I know (moping)

Nature has its way

I have to relax

Mind my own business

Just witness

 

As the circle of life

Unfolds all around me

Evolution in spiraling motion



The center 

A song in my heart


༄ Sóley ~ Photos, my own


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

*Sister Soulbird*

 



A poem woke me up this morning. a gentle birthday kiss.

It's a poem to our younger sisters. I wanted to send them Love & Encouragement

~ Sister Soulbird

She, gently stroke the surface of the water

mesmerized by the effects of her tender touch The ripples gradually reaching far and wide ~ Oh yes! Sweet sister Sister soulbird Your powers are magic amplified Within you burns a divine flame protected by the sacred waters You are a healing balm Pure and potent Within you the greatest gift resides The ability to nurture hold and listen Attentively with all your porous sensibilities So remember always sweetest sister that within you you carry medicine great power and holy magic ༄ Sóley ~ Photo by Yoann Boyer 


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

*Tender New Beginnings*




Spring is here, we just passed the equinox. Hail to New beginnings. 

Ok, so here's the truth. The bare truth. The naked truth. 

I've been out of it for the last 9 months or so. Out of the "game". The game being, my devotion to entrepreneurship,  and all my entrepreneurial efforts.

Since June 2020 I've been out cold. 

Depleted. 

Deleted.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

*Untaming the beast*

 


❤ God, I missed blogging!

In the world of social media, everything has become so tamed! We think we’re getting wilder, that we’re coming undone, and yes we are, but within yet another form that’s restraining our movements - within a system with dos and don’ts, an order of some sort that disguises itself as a ‘friendly helper’, someone that is going to lead us through the maze. Hold our hands, show us the way - guide us so we won't go crazy in this modern era of Instagram stories, and Facebook Lives, Youtube channels, and TikToks. But on the way, as we walk this guided path, so brilliantly ‘illuminated’ by our friendly guides on a commission, we get locked into just another set of rules, how we should do things, and this is cool, this is not cool, this is in, this is out, you have to do this and oh my god don’t do that! Once again the form seems to have ensnared us into its grip. 

Monday, May 25, 2020

*The Spiritual Restraints of Belief Layers*




I'm raised by hippie flower power parents. 

In retrospect, it feels like I have spent my whole life wondering "What is Universal" as I was exposed to a multitude of different spiritual paths and colors whilst growing up. 


And, they were all dressed in very different robes, each of those spiritual traditions. 


So now when writing this text, pondering the esoteric lessons of my childhood, it feels like I was being taught to recognize the divine in everything. 


The deep learning was to see and understand that a certain someone would only recognize the divine in him or herself, through a teaching, or a grain of wisdom, when ‘it’ was clothed in, let's say, red for example. And then that another certain someone would only recognize ‘it’, see his divine reflection in it, if it was clothed in, let's say blue. And also, that those colors could or would change over time for them. That at one point in their lives, the Indian teachings of  North-America would unlock something magical within them, a remembering would occur, a quickening happen, then at another point in their life, they would feel drawn to the Indian teachings of the East, to Hinduism, or Buddhism or to another Eastern wisdom tradition, just to give an example. They wouldn’t be able to explain the shift, only that it was unlocking a new piece of their 'wholeness' to them.  


This is all so natural. Everything, every path has a teaching. It catalyzes an unfolding. ‘Becoming’ is occurring for that person, a notion I touch upon in my poem, The Spiral of Becoming. This whole post actually echoes the essence of Songs of Anu Poetry from the Heart where the main topic is the question about what is spiritually Universal.  


So ultimately we may come to a point where the paths have become layers, layers that may have started to inhibit us, like being dressed in too much clothing, which restrains our movements. Then the many different belief systems have started getting all mixed up, like threads getting tangled up in a knot, or around us, and we simply get stuck.


This may happen if we jump from one system to another, never giving ourselves the permission to slow down and devote ourselves to one specific path for a prolonged period of time. Never allowing ourselves to delve deep with a specific wisdom system and start practicing its essence. If that’s the case, that we’ve piled on so many different spiritual belief layers that we feel we are drowning from the heaviness of so much accumulated knowledge, an alternative route to diving deep, is to simply drop it all ~ find ourselves beyond any belief at all. 


My stance on this whole thing, is that I believe (yes, pun intended with the word choice ;) that what is most important for us all, and for each individual, is to find inner peace. And, yes, that it can just be so darn difficult to experience peace when working with many sets of beliefs in one’s life.  


So yes, I do think that ultimately when we have journeyed as spiritual seekers for a while, and we feel the journey has helped us in discovering many deep truths about ourselves, that the next move is to call off the search! We can of course keep on journeying, we will always keep on journeying, that is the nature of life, but that the next phase of the journey must be to decondition. 


Though it's been said that what you seek is already within, the seeking is such a big part of the journey - and we shouldn't be discouraged to go on that spiritual journey by anyone who believes he or she knows better. Yes, ultimately the journey of self-discovery is the journey of zero-miles, but in order for us to live and experience, taste the fruit of life, the journey, the seeking is essential, and that is awesome! Otherwise we wouldn’t reach that quiet space inside. 


What we learn on the ‘seekers spiritual road’ is among other glorious things, perseverance and endurance. Stamina. And through getting to know so many different spiritual belief systems, which at their core are all illuminating paths supporting our flight into freedom, each one deeply authentic in its own radiance, the journey has hopefully taught us to be broad -and open-minded, but above all else to be humble and open-hearted. Both toward others, but perhaps more importantly toward ourselves to begin with - that we have learned to show ourselves patience, acceptance and tolerance. Soothing softness. It is the medicine of the strong. 


So when we’ve called off the search, and we’re sitting comfortably in the center of our own lives, wrapped in loving self-compassion, our strong inner core working as our compass as we journey on, we feel how empty we have become, but yet so full! Hallow, hollow, holy. We’ve made space inside for the sacred, for the divine to flow through us.  

Fill us with grace. 

 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

A New Year Power Act

 A New Year Power Act ~ The Weaving of the Old with the New

South Iceland, January 3rd 2019

☆ A Wondrous New Year to You, Shining Star ☆

What better way of flying through the gates of a new year than with Grace and Gratitude? With Clarity and Overview? ‘Easy does it’, is a magical mantra to recite when embarking on a new adventure around the sun. It is like a nourishing balm for your Mind Body and Soul. A gift to a ‘newborn star’.