Daring: ancestral love and self-esteem

I have been investigating around the question “why are we so shy to show ourselves? Why are we hiding our talent or services for so long – and why do we sometimes see the same pattern of self-induced hiding in our family?”

We only need to look at the history of suppression of spiritually inclined people in order to know that there is a lot of residual fear in our collective that gets in the way of daring to stand in our power. Ridicule, exclusion and death have often been the risks that the brave souls that dared to live their truth were confronted with.

But those times belong to the past – finally!

In the here and now the awareness of humanity as a collective is heightening, we are connecting with our fellow spiritual souls much easier than before and the ugly truth of the money-driven machinery comes more in sight from the hidden. It is time for a change, time for a soul-connected humanity, motivated from the Heart.

Ugly things still happen in the world, but only as long as we ‘do as we’re told’ even if our Hearts sign an alarm of discord. Take your life force, your power back into your own hands, and critically investigate if the things that take part in your Life match with your ethics, and adjust accordingly. The more awakened, the quicker the change.

In my healing practice I see energies quite visually. When energetically healing a client, I work with these energies directly, and report on what I’ve seen and done after the healing to the client.

I’ve also made it a daily practise to check in on my own energy body and to cleanse it as needed – I call it my daily spiritual hygiene.

Here’s what I found about a week ago, in relation to ‘ancestrial love and self-esteem’.

Shamanic investigation work revealed three points or daggers lodged in my solar plexus, in the third chakra, the chakra of Self.

One was the suppression of the powers that were – the suppression from the lot who was afraid of the creativity and organic, joyful power of people with a strong nature connection, and with a direct connection with the Source.

Dagger number two was the love of our ancestors, who wanted their dear children to survive. Out of fear they would train the new generation to deny their naturally-born talents, to hide them and do as if we’re living in a world void of the spirit world and without any energetic connections.

The third dagger was an entity that took pleasure from me feeling anxious, insecure and frustrated since I didn’t understand what exactly was going on in my third chakra.

I removed these elongated objects and offered them to the Source to take care of them, and I healed my solar plexus area by bathing it in golden light. Spaciousness, relaxation and power is now emanating freely, in a natural manner – as my heart pumps blood, so this power-point pumps personal power, and I am free to be me.

I was left with the problem of relocating the love of my ancestors, the ones that came before me. Carefully I placed it in my Heart, to flow like a continuous stream from the previous generations to this one and the next.

As I’m writing this I hear someone raising a question about the ego – if it is not the ego that has now gotten more power?

In my understanding the ego is a projection of the Mind and it sits actually more in the head than in the solar plexus. It is the manipulator and trickery-being that swells up when we think that people hold us in higher regard than – – – (fill in the blank).

But when I understand thoroughly that we are all equal, every single precious soul is on the journey of their Soul Path to experience, understand and to develop, then how could there ever be a competition?

So no, I don’t experience this as an ego thing but as a very natural state. We are supposed to feel the connection to our planet through our walking, breathing, loving and interacting. We are supposed to have wonderful insights and to act accordingly whenever the accompanying energy is sweet and joyful. And we are supposed to emanate personal power, shine our light, through our solar plexus, through our eyes and through our being. Truly shiny beings!

Do look within – introspect, ask questions and openly, objectively see the answers – and act accordingly. You have the power to heal more than you’d ever imagine. And if you confront things that you currently don’t know what you should do about them, seek a healer, a mentor you can trust. That’s what we all do, and it works just fine.

Blessings to your summer!

 

Instant Return to Balance

Carpe Diem – seize the moment

As I was re-visiting my stash of essential oils from the times of making natural perfume, I discovered, to my disappointment, that some of the exquisite oils had lost their vitality. They were flat, bland or outright offensive.
I had to throw away four little bottles of concentrated magic, just because I hadn’t used it it time.

‘Use it or lose it’ , as my dear friend put it recently, referring to life skills acquired along the way.

My blog is a sharing-format of journaling, keeping track on a-ha moments, inspiration and deeper truths.
So here’s my shortlist of tools for Returning to Balance, seizing the moment in an instant. If you have been speed-reading until now, do slow down… and let the following words work in on you. They are concentrated, like little seeds without fluff. They need your attention to expand and flourish.

In order to Return to Balance, please use…

… Gratitude

In a time of ‘instant satisfaction’ – fast food, fast connections and short concentration spans – it is easy to get all ‘electric’; speeding through our days with frazzled nerves, a nagging feeling of missing out on something important and an underlying fear because we don’t take the time to inspect what it is that’s out of whack.

The strongest medicine to heal tension is Gratitude.
In three steps, from easy and light to taking most effort and being the most effective: make a list, regular meditation, giving offerings.

… A Right Attitude for Action Heroes (‘ARAAH!’)

Acknowledge your blessings (<-> gratitude), notice your chances (especially the out-of-the-box, wild-idea chances!) and take action! Use it or lose it.

… Reciprocity

Give thanks where it belongs. To your elders, your partner, your clients, your staff, your children, your wallet, your Self, your home, the nature in all its richness, the fact that you are alive.

Then pay-back, in all the enjoyable, creative, wonderful ways you can.

Be at peace. Be Love. Radiate safety. For what you vibrate forms your reality.
Here’s to creating a better World.

Tree spirit transfer

(a re-post from Instagram)

First, a little note on silence. Spiritwork, for me, feels so intimate I often don’t even think about sharing it – but then again we’re all here to share with each other in order to learn so why not.

Last year an important plant spirit ally, Spruce, the guardian of our French home (and ‘husband’ of our Cherry Mama) was – not quite felled by a winter storm but – leaning on the trees behind it.
We tried to push it back up and to fasten it with steel cables, with the help of neighbors, tractor and clever thinking.
We watched its progress with a worried heart for a year, adjusting things when and where needed.

But now he was looking very weary and the ‘fix’ was blown askew by yet another storm.
“Dear Spruce, how are you feeling?”
His answer was exhaustion – he was so very tired of trying to hold on.
My heart squeezed with sadness, knowing the battle is over, gravity had won…But I brought a crystal, and if he liked it, he could go into it and I’d find a new home for him, one that stands strongly rooted in the ground.
I sensed a surprise in his reaction and a slight “I’m sorry”.

The crystal sat snugly in the curve of trunk and branch for 1,5 days. Then I wrapped it in silk and took it with me.

In the Auvergne, France, I knew of a big spruce forest and we went to take a look, but deeper in the forest we discovered it was being cut for timber. Time was up and I took the spirit-crystal with me. Back in the Netherlands I was looking with my inner eye for a suitable new home for the spirit and quite easily arrived at a candidate, but also deciding on a spare location.

I went to take a look. To my surprise, I found this fully grown tree ’empty’, and returned the following morning together with the Spruce spirit in his crystal. Softly pressing the crystal against the trunk of this new tree-home I opened my spirit for observing (trying to explain here that there’s not much use in expecting things to go a certain way) and suggested he’d take a look.

Slowly, with curiosity and astonishment the spirit of the Spruce was stretching along the trunk of his new habitat. I heard him laughing about the thinner branches but he was happy – no, more than that – to feel the tall space, the firm rooting and the new qualities of his surroundings. I showed him telepathically where we are now in relation to where he was before. I explained that this is a park in a village and he’d hear the sounds of village life around him. He is in the far corner of the park, sweetly enjoying this new chance, curious about his tree-neighbors (who ARE at home) and hopefully telling fairytales to curious children who come to lean against his trunk – which is how my own relationship with trees begun.

Thank you for reading, I’m looking forward to possible comments!

 

 

The flow

“The flow of Life” is an expression that I use, and also:”follow your flow”. But what does that mean, exactly?
Let me share a short story with you to illustrate it more clearly.

Some years ago, we were camping near a river. Every morning we’d get up early to take our morning bath in the cold, fast flowing river, in the stillness of the golden morning light – before the canoes with loud tourists in them would swarm downstream.

After breakfast, some playing with our dog and reading, we’d return to the river to watch the canoe-show. The most typical family had a strong-willed corporate-kind of father, pioneering downstream with his son onboard. With strong, determined pushes with their paddles, they’d fly downstream at a high speed, their gaze fixed at the yet invisible finish. A little bit behind, and slowing down the father-son vessel, was the mother with their second child, yelling out warnings of dangerous currents here and there, and telling the pioneers to wait for them with an ever increasing irritation in their voice.

The most cautious current-fearing people (not limited by age or gender) would try to steer their canoe in this slight bend in the river, get caught in the currents and then tossed and stuck on the shore before our eyes. So, every now and then we stood up, walked into the river and pushed them free again, and with a friendly smile, wished them a good journey.

But one day there was this single canoe gliding in the middle of the river, apparently with no one on board. No wait, we could see a bent knee and a foot lightly resting on the knee, rising from the bottom of the canoe.

This one canoe that effortlessly flowed downstream, carried a passenger, lying on his back, his head pointing downstream and him gazing at the sky and the tree tops framing his view. He had all the time the river offered him to make his easy journey, enjoying the view and the trip.

This little story floated up from my memory today as I was pondering on some recent events – how, as I am allowing relaxation in my longings and doing, as I have more trust that all will be very, very well even if I’m not pressing on it all the time, Life seems to flow ever so sweetly, carrying perfect timing and wonderful experiences with it. Try it if you don’t believe me! In fact I urge you to do it, what ever your prejudgement might be – just…flow with Life, get in synch, hum along.

I hope this illustrates more the background of the short exclamations of Trust. Relax. Go with the flow.

Wishing you a smooth flow and beautiful views.

 

7 reasons to serve

18 months ago I declared ‘Service’ as my core value.

The reason to make such a fuss about ‘service’ was that until then I had been taking in information and healing, inspiration, knowledge, assimilating skills and looking at others for guidance.

My dear husband was growing slightly irritated and declared I should “stop with input and start with output”. I’m not someone who jumps on command, so I took my time with examining his wish, and concluded it would probably be a good idea to follow his advice (duh..). So ‘Service’ it was.

In order to ‘warm up’ I was asking friends if they’d like to be my guinea-pigs, and offered the services as a practice, for free.

It’s a slippery slope, serving for free, because ‘free’ easily gets mistaken for ‘of no value’, leaving the server two-times-empty; it had cost a lot of money, time and effort to get to this point (‘how can you know so much?’ – I’ve been on this path since I was 14!), and if there isn’t even appreciation for the service, then there is no point in serving in that direction. But. Let’s get to our subject, Seven Reasons to Serve.

1. GRATITUDE
I’m serving out of gratitude, so thankful for this life, the support, the opportunities, meetings and healings I have received. Incredible, luxurious abundance and magic!

2. USE YOUR TALENT
I can imagine the frustration in the Spirit world when an artist doesn’t make art, a healer doesn’t heal or a teacher refuses to teach. Your soul has accumulated this highly beneficial skill over countless lifetimes and you’re not using it?!

3. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
As I so often say, it’s not a coincidence that we’re born in the same place at the same time. We should can be helping each other out with the specific skill sets we have, and experience the joy and satisfaction in doing so.

4. RESPECT
We serve also out of respect for the ones who came before us, the pioneers and path-makers who accumulated a body of knowledge and skills, lived through hardships and sometimes perished in exercising their particular kind of service.
Serve in gratitude and with respect towards our ancestors, they love you back anyway!

5. YOU NEVER KNOW
You never know, no matter how small your service may be, the impact it has on the life of the other. A smile, a kind word, an acknowledgement might save lives, or change the direction of someones life for the better.

6. THE OTHER OPTION
Not to serve? But to consume? Complain? Blame others? I just can’t see any satisfaction in that.

7.  The seventh reason – THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE – is that as I tune in and focus on the other, and healing and/or messages flow, the awareness in me notices that a part of the healing or message is applicable for both of us. We have our different reasons for the healing or advice to be so very beneficial, but the amazing part remains: one remedy cures many sores.

So cheers, here’s to the ever deepening practice of service, keep on walking your Soul Path!

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The master, the healer and the student

“You are a healer” – these words were given pure and undiluted, channeled by a master of Spirit to the student.

The student got overwhelmed with emotions – of surprise, awe and gratitude. An explosion of releasing the tension that had been built up by a deep longing that the student wasn’t willing to acknowledge was there.

“But how…?” these two bewildered words contained an ocean of questions. “How do you know? How will I become that what I am not but that I want to be so dearly? How will I know I’m on the right path? Where should I start?”

” Your Soul already knows. All you have to do is remember. Pick up a book on herbalism, read some, and it will float up to the surface for you to see again.”

 

Fear and previous lifetimes

And so it was. For two years I was immersed in learning, studying plants, energies, techniques, modalities. It was as if I had been starving for all of this, and partially, that was true: I had withheld myself from large chunks of holistic healing knowledge in this life. But…why??! The questions and answers flowed rapidly, arriving almost simultaneously in my awareness.

Herbalism had been a risky business for me in previous lives. As I gazed with my intuitive eye, I counted three times burnt as a witch, one of those memories returning in startling detail to me, (thanks to the assisting push of a friend).

It seems that fear is a huge part of not stepping into ones power. Irrational fear, fear of being seen – of being prosecuted… a subconscious memory, from previous lifetimes of your own soul and/or from the collective.

But dear ladies and gentlemen, it is 2018, and your gifts are needed.

 

Here is a technique to get over your fear that has to do with more or less conscious memories from past lives:

In meditation, state your full current name, the date and the location you are at. With compassionate patience, explain to your dear Soul that the horrors of the past belong to the past. You see them, you acknowledge them having taken place, you do not approve of them, it was wrong in every possible way, but this is a new life, a new world is being created and you need to take active part in it with the gifts you have.
It is 2018. You are safe, strong, wise and creative. You’ve got this.

The master, the healer and the student

 

Soul assignment, the masterplan

The Soul is immortal, and it carries the blueprint of your masterplan throughout the different lives you live.
In every lifetime, you come here to learn.

My awakening understanding is that this time around, it is up to all of us to remember – remember our true nature, remember that we are meant to be free, fully functioning, expanding and evolutionary beings and to remember that the suppression is an alien program, not belonging to this planet.

So stand up and step forward. Your time has come!

As a student of Spirit I got inspiration and clues from books, but I hoped for a mentor.

Later I found my mentors, different people beings in different places and times – mostly after ‘yelling a silent wish to the Universe’, things fell together quite naturally.

Life has its sacred timing, in human Life and in nature. Things fall into place when you let them.

Every master is also a student (and every student has the blueprint of mastery within them). And every healer needs a healer of their own, to get their alignment fixed.

So…be brave, be curious – and have fun!

Love, Nina

PS. Find my Mama Bear mentoring offer here.

Processing the collective – – (fill in the blank)

Things enter and leave our lives like waves, inviting us to listen, digest and adjust our actions. This time I’d like to write about ‘processing the collective’, an experience anyone of us can have.

An uneasy feeling of deep sorrow crept upon me, slowly rising. I noticed it but hoped it would go away.
But no, it demanded attention, acknowledgement and action.

So I sat with it, and was curious about its ‘name’, its origins and clan.
The sorrow spoke softly about the curse of profit over symbiotics and ecology on Earth. About ‘time is money’ eating away on our relationships. About communities of intertwining living beings – ecosystems, humans included, eroding.
The sorrow spoke about the fragile state of our green energy – vitality, chi, source energy, that has been blocked and worked against by poisoning, vast monocultures and corporate thinking.
It pointed out the madness of producing goods in sweatshops and shipping them overseas, polluting families, oceans and our perception of the true cost of things.

I will not go on and list everything the sorrow had to say, but I’ll give the contents a name in order to identify it: Mondial suffering, through generations, by all living beings – water included.

The truth has been dripping through at a steady pace, weakening the dam of ignorance for a while now.

I’m eagerly hoping the day will come soon, that we, as a collective, refuse the poisoned food, the cheap stuff with a high price and stop putting our elders and other “non-productive people” out of sight.

The vision of smaller communities, with a lively social and economical exchange at short distances is presenting itself as highly desirable.

I’m hoping that we talk about what is wrong and we fix it. That we refuse to buy into the old paradigm. That we breathe out a revolution of interconnectedness, sustainability and wisdom, showing (and experiencing) how strong Love can be.

*** Have you had experiences of ‘processing the collective —‘ (fill in the blank)? What happened? Did it change anything in your life? I’m curious to know! Please share in the comments below! ***

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NB. Once a month there is the Gathering, a place for a small but vibrant community to get together and talk about deeper spirituality.

Next to it, is the Online Gathering! Finally it feels like it’s the right time to blow a breath of Life into it! Free from time and location, I hope it’ll become a loving platform of exchanging thoughts and visions – come and take a look!

 

 

Becoming whole, soul retrieval

Re-membering

When immersed in the here and now, so intensely that past and future fall away, I somehow subconsciously merge bits of myself with what I’m doing, and sometimes forget to take them with me when I move on.

Recently, I was feeling all hollow and dizzy, not very functional. After having attempted a few mental explanations that didn’t fit, I did an energy body scan on myself, and noticed that I’d left/bound my 2nd, 3rd and 4th energy center (chakra) with our place in the Auvergne. I was surprised – and not, at the same time.

 

Soul retrieval

In shamanism there is a technique called soul retrieval, which is needed whenever a person has lost a piece of their soul due to a traumatic experience. The physical or emotional discomfort or shock is ‘too much to handle’ and a piece of the soul exits its dwelling, the body, in order to avoid the pain. The shaman can, through shamanistic travel (“trance”) set on a journey in order to track down the lost soul piece and negotiate with it for its return.
(A coma is a state where the whole of the soul has more or less temporarily left the body)

 

Self help and more

So what does one do in order to re-member, regroup, gather oneself together? How do you know if a piece of you is missing?

Often, in these heady times, all that is needed is grounding and alignment.

If, after really connecting with your surroundings, you’re still feeling a bit hollow, wonky or out of balance, perhaps you’re suffering a case of missing pieces.

I bet there are many ways but this is a fast and effective technique that often works for me:
in meditation I am present and aware, then state my full name, the date and place where I’m currently at, and invite all of me back to me. You can do it with this all-encompassing statement, but visualising the missing things, knowing (or guessing?) what is missing, puts extra power into your action.

Try it out and let me know how that went!

You can find more hands-on or energy healing help here.

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Gathering

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Before the Gathering I was asked: “What is it?” and “What do you do in a Gathering?”

There is a general description about the Gathering (here), but let’s look at it a bit closer.

Who is it for?

  • the Gatherings are for mentally stable people from 14 to 150 years (I hope I made the margin wide enough at the end), who are genuinely motivated to understand Life, and their role therein better.

Although every Gathering is different, it always has some common features

  • a Gathering needs a minimum of two people. Otherwise there is no conversation, and no Gathering. I haven’t experienced a maximum limit of participants yet, but if that happens, I’ll revise this post.
  • A safe setting. The Gathering is a circle, and there is only one rule: what is spoken in the circle, stays within the circle.
  • Sharing. You need to share if you want to move forward at any speed. By coming out with your vulnerability, you hold the space for others to do the same. By bringing our ‘stuff’ into the light, we can transform it.
  • By the very special quality of the conversations and sharing, respect naturally follows. These are tender things we’re touching upon, and we respect the right of our fellow Gathering-member to have their opinion. We can ask questions or share our own experiences as a reaction to something we have questions about, but the respect is there.
  • A participant of a Gathering emailed me afterwards: ” It is special how a seemingly small happening can have so much impact.” That’s exactly what a Gathering is for! It a place for examining, clarifying and ultimately transforming things that need to evolve.

So what do we do?

  • Depending on the combination of people who come, the themes that we touch upon vary greatly, from spiritual growth and personal development to sexuality and raising children. Every Gathering is different because the people who come have their own dynamic together, and create a different ambiance together. It’s not even just the people, but also the time of year, the seasons, that affect the vibe. The themes ‘set themselves’, but there is always the opportunity to steer the conversation to a direction you wish to talk about.
  • We ask questions and receive answers. We share experiences and think. The very natural things we humans were born to do, together.
  • We can meditate and learn from each others techniques and experiences.
  • We often laugh and sometimes shed tears. These conversations shift to coming from the Heart, even if the beginning of the session starts in the Mind.
  • We see each other. Deeper than the outside shell. It is a Heart-connection of Souls.
  • We also enjoy silence when it falls, and have some snacks and herbal tea.

You’ll find the upcoming dates on the Gatherings page.

If you wish to organize a Gathering with your group at your place and would like to have me there, get in contact.