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Hi lovelies we are coming into full moon in libra this evening with a focus on letting go off feelings, patterns, emotions, people or experiences that is holding us back from expressing ourself. Letting go of what is holding you back from being your true-self.


Full Moon in Libra:

“You might have a strong need for balance and harmony now. You probably desire to keep things “nice” rather than venturing into fundamental questions in order not to disturb the peace. You must learn to share your good and bad feelings. Do not be afraid to be who you really are, despite what is expected of you.”


I´m so grateful for having a group of strong, independent, honest and magnificent souls-sisters who come together for full moons and new moons. We share, laugh, cry, meditate, sing, hold space for each other and let go and manifest.

Maybe you feel like this is a ritual that you would like to integrate into your life, but you are not sure how to?
Start with asking friends of yours that you feel safe with and introduce this ritual as a way of coming into deeper friendship and connection, it might start out with just a few people, and that is ok. Because it does not matter how many people you are. What matters is the intention and your presence.



FULL MOON CEREMONY RITUALS

Cleanse the space and the participants with sage

Come into a circle

Open the circle with deep breaths and releasing out

Write down what you need to release and let go off

Meditate on it

Hold space and allow everyone attending to share, if they wish to share

Sing, laugh (what ever feels right in the moment)

Burn your writings to release them back into the universe


The rituals are usually always a part of our moon ceremonies and we also integrate other things from time to time, depending on the energy and needs at the actual time it is happening. Feeling into the moment.


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Hiya all wonderful beings, hope you are having a magical day.

I feel like sharing some wisdom on the topic yoga, and what yoga truly is. Yoga and mindfulness are becoming very popular and there are millions of inspiring social media accounts flourishing with beautiful pictures and so called perfect yoga poses and many people are discovering yoga and meditation practise every day.

I also admit that social media gets to me a bit as well, social media holds so much power and its easy to get caught up in this unconscious world that is programming us to believe, buy and change our mindset to what suits them.

Yoga is so much more than the movements that we do on a mat a few times a week, it is an ancient philosophy with 8 steps to reach the state of bliss, contentment and stillness in meditation.

The 8 steps all work together to help you arrive at Samahdi;
oneness with the act of meditation.

Yoga as we know it in the west is the third step called asana. Preparing our bodies and mind with movement before coming into meditation. Then the forth step which is pranayama – practise of the breath, which is also briefly touched on in “western” yoga.

Yoga is not about looking beautiful in a pose or pushing yourself to attend as many classes as you can per week, or building muscles.
Yoga is about balance, love, contentment, acceptance, fun, stillness, peace, mindfulness, honesty & much much more.

I´m a teacher of yoga and also a practiser of authentic yoga, and no I cant perform many of the asanas that we see on social media and that is completely fine, because this journey I´m on is not about accessing the poses that look amazing and that are really hard. My journey is about real yoga. My practise has not reached perfection, I might not even reach “perfection”. But as long as my daily yoga practise is not about becoming fit and looking beautiful, but about balance, love, contentment and joy; I´m satisfied.

So this pose might not look like yoga to you, and it is far from perfect that is for sure. But it is yoga. Its me accepting that I am as I am.

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This one is to all my soul sisters out there, to all your beautiful female formations and female powers.

There is no denying that a male and a female have some different needs and bodily features, that is how the universe created us. So instead of fighting against our bodies and the nature of our being we should embrace our bodies and be proud of being born into a female body.

One of the female needs that I personally for a very very long time did not accept is having my period and not being ashamed and annoyed about it. I used contraception pills for almost 9 years, and probably only had my period 20-30 times over the last nine years. Thinking back I´m between laughing and crying at how badly I´ve treated my feminine powers, I´ve neglected a huge part of being fully me, having an authentic & present experience in a female form.

So this is to all my soul sisters out there, please please please allow yourself to be fully present in your body and embrace your period with love, kindness and presence.

Finally I´m clean of any chemical pill and I`m embracing my period fully, which means I now have to use sanitary products every month. This made me realise how much waist we accumulate with using tampongs and pads. Not only waist, but products that are tested on animals and also products that have toxins that are absorbed straight into your core essence.

The more I thought about the more repulsed I got, to using pads and tampongs. But I was also sceptical to the reusable alternatives. Thankfully I have an amazing soul tribe that I had discussions with, and that inspired me to try out the great alternative to tampongs.

GUESS WHAT!??
It works like magic.

The reusable rubber cup is easy to use, it is easy to clean and is not leaving any toxins in your body and imagine how much less waist we can create.

POSITIVES ABOUT THE MOON CUP

You can leave it in for longer than tampongs.

You can sleep with it.

You can boil it and reuse it over and over again.

No toxins coming into your body.

Much much less waist.

Cheaper than buying single use tampongs and pads.


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My wonderful soul tribe, I hope you are enjoying the now, living in the present moment and taking in all the wonders around you. On my journey with yoga, meditation & mindfulness I´ve been working so much with my breath, and all my teaching is very much focused on using the breath, allowing it to become your very best friend. If you are in need of a little reminder, sit down in a quiet place, relax yourself, take a few deep inhales, and long exhales. Read this poem and take it in fully.

Observe me, says the Breath, and learn to live effortlessly in the Present Moment. 
Feel me, says the Breath, and feel the Ebb and Flow of Life.
Allow me, says the Breath, and I’ll sustain and nourish you, filling you with energy and cleansing you of tension and fatigue.

Move with me, says the Breath, and I’ll invite your soul to dance.
Make sounds with me and I shall teach your soul to sing.
Follow me, says the Breath, and I’ll lead you out to the farthest reaches of the Universe, and inward to the deepest parts of your inner world.

Notice, says the Breath, that I am as valuable to you coming or going… that every part of my cycle is as necessary as another… that after I’m released, I return again and again… that even after a long pause – moments when nothing seems to happen – eventually I am there.

Each time I come, says the Breath, I am a gift from Life. And yet you release me without regret… without suffering… without fear.
Notice how you take me in, invites the Breath. Is it with joy… with gratitude…? Do you take me in fully… invite me into all the inner spaces of your home? …Or carefully into just inside the door? What places in you am I not allowed to nourish?

And notice, says the Breath, how you release me. Do you hold me prisoner in closed up places in the body? Is my release resisted… do you let me go reluctantly, or easily?

And are my waves of Breath, of Life, as gentle as a quiet sea, softly smoothing sandy stretches of yourself….? Or anxious, urgent, choppy waves…? Or the crashing tumult of a stormy sea…?

And can you feel me as the link between your inner and outer worlds… feel me as Life’s exchange between the Universe and You? The Universe breathes me into You… You send me back to the Universe. I am the flow of life between every single part and the Whole.

Your attitude to me, says the Breath, is your attitude to Life. Welcome me… embrace me fully. Let me nourish you completely, then set me free. Move with me, dance with me, sing with me, sigh with me… Love me. Trust me. Don’t try to control me.

I am the Breath.
Life is the Musician. 
You are the flute.
And music – creativity – depends on all of us. You are not the Creator… nor the Creation.
We are all a part of the process of Creativity… You, Life, and me: the Breath.


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My divine souls; hope you are all in a great space mentally and physically on the path to becoming the best version of yourself.

I´m in a very great space myself at this very moment, and I just want to share with you all; This amazing new studio that I have become a part of, here in Oslo.

The last few weeks have been very exiting and busy, as on Saturday last week Kjernekraft – (core-power) yoga and pilates studio opened up in the heart of Oslo. We had a great opening day, with so many amazing people showing up to test the various classes we have on our timetable and getting to know all of us working there. It is going to be an amazing studio, as we are a group of very different teachers with there own unique teaching styles, and also a small bouquet of therapists giving treatments at the studio. Creating a unique concept of a good selection of yoga classes, pilates, Personal training and therapy, all in one space in the heart of Oslo.

I´m so grateful to be apart of this amazing studio from the very beginning and I know that we will help so many people to become a better and stronger version of them selves.

If you live around Oslo, or are passing by here, make sure you come check us out and check out or membership deals, the teachers, therapists and schedule on the website.

www.kjernekraftoslo.no


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Happy 2019, we are just entering a new year, with new days filled with new opportunities and experiences.
I was supposed to end the year and start the new year at an ashram here in Australia, but this plan took a bit of a turn.
I truly believe that listing to our intuition is is so important for when we make decision or choose a path. I had a very serious experience of listing to my intuition this past week.

As I arrived at the ashram I had this worrying feeling in my stomach from the beginning, which I at first tried to ignore. I ignored this feeling of anxiety and stress for a day, even though this ashram turned out to be nothing like the online descriptions of it. I was all alone with the man running this place, ( which turned out to be his house with no signes of it actually being a retreat or ashram) in the middle of nowhere with the closest neighbour 3km away, and no phone connection. After spending two days at this place I was feeling more stressed than I ever had in my life, finding myself in a situation I was not prepared for.

A part of me was telling me to suck it up and stay because I planned to stay for 10 days and that I should stick to my plan, and hoping it would get better. But then my intuition was shouting at me to find a way to escape, my whole body was screaming for an escape. I did not trust this person at all, so asking him to take me back to civilisation was not an option at all.
I had no phone connection and was not able to call anyone, so my only option was to run, but I had a heavy backpack so I would never be able to get away during the day, as I was stuck with him at all times.
I therefore managed to pack up my things right before going to bed, then I was laying in bed listing to any confirming sounds that he was asleep. After 3 hours I carefully walked down to the floor he was sleeping on, I heard he was snoring, and I grabbed all my belongings and snuck out. I half run through this dirt road in the forest for 3km until I reach the closest neighbour ( which was a lovely lady that I thankfully had met the day before)
I ended up hiding in a teepee she had in her garden, spending the night crawled up there, and thankfully the next morning they helped me get away from this place being the most loving people, just what I needed at this point.

I`m so grateful for listing to my intuition and getting away from a situation that was a real unpleasant experience and I also believe that the universe is taking me in the direction that I should go in, so there was a purpose for this, teaching me that sticking to the plan is not always the best option, and testing my abilities to look after myself.

Instead of letting this experience eat me up I just turned it around to a positive, as I got to spend three amazing days with my lovely friend up the Sunshine Coast and then another 4 days at my other friends tranquil farm, so I feel so blessed and at ease now after having these relaxing days surrounded by amazing nature and great people.

Life is a constant wave of change, and if we get to stuck in a routine or obsessed with our initial plan we will miss out on great experiences that will come our way, experiences that was maybe what we truly should have experienced. So be open-minded to change and allow yourself to drift off from your original plan and listen to your intuition.


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Hi wonderful people
we are more than half way through December already, the year of 2018 is almost over, and wow what a year it has been. My year has been such a transformative journey, with many positives, some negatives, but all summed up; together they have made it a great year, both good and bad. We all go through different stages of our life, this year has been mostly focusing on truly connecting myself with myself, and seeking for what I should spend my time doing. Which is really and endless journey as we and everything is constantly changing.  

This past year has been a true transformation and reflecting back on my state of mind a year ago, I feel so grateful for where I am with myself right now.

I´m going to end the year much more mindfully than how my last year ended, I will spend the whole christmas period and New Years at a small meditation ashram in the bushes of Australia without technology. I´m doing 10 days of karma yoga, which means I will be working at the ashram a few hours everyday and then all my free time will be dedicated to deepening my meditation and yoga practise, focus inwards and give myself time to manifest new things for the beginning of the new year. I will spend a  month in Australia, catching up with friends and escaping winter for a litte while, I also have amazing things happening when I get back to Norway, which I will share with you in the beginning of the new year. 

I believe that we all need to take responsibility for our own happiness, joy, or future and life here and now, so to me it was not really hard to make the decision to not celebrate christmas, it is something I´ve been becoming more aware of the last couple of years. Reflecting upon it; christmas means very little to me. The typical christmas traditions, especially the food are so far from my ethical standards that it feels nothing but right to chose to not participate this year, I feel that its time for me to start new traditions.    

What ever you choose to do for the rest of the year, I do hope you do it mindfully with intention and loads of love. 


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Close your eyes, take a deep breath in and a long steady breath out. Then ask yourself without judgement, simply with curiosity and an open mind;
“When was the last time I approached Christmas in a mindful conscious way?”

Take another deep round of breath, and ask yourself;

How can I make December & Christmas more mindful and conscious?


Most of us are wanting more peace and mindfulness in our lives, more time with people we care about and more joy, but often we still get caught up in the traditional christmas chaos of expectations, more gifts, more parties, new dresses and more unhealthy and unethical food. I believe if we focus less on what the mainstream December usually looks like, and take a few simple steps towards a more mindful approach; you will find more peace, mindfulness quality time with loved one´s and joy.

 

SELF CARE
I cant say this enough, make sure you have time to look after yourself and do things for yourself and being kind and gentle towards yourself. Practise yoga, get time alone, take a bath anything that feels good for you.

QUALITY TIME VS ENDLESS CHRISTMAS PARTIES
We all get invited to all these parties, and for some reason we always feel guilty if we dont go, so we feel like we have to go to please everyone else. Start taking control over your own wants and needs, and simply say NO, if you dont want  to go. In my opinion I rather spend quality time with the people I really wanna spend time with than sit around a table and have conversations that give me nothing.

THE GIFTS…
Skip the bullshit gifts, if you really wanna give something, give with meaning and love: Homemade food, skin care, candles etc. Experiences for yours loved one´s, maybe even for you to join with them; theatre, cinema, home-cooked dinner and wine night, spa package, baby sitting, only your imagination can stop you there.

GIVE TIME TO THOSE IN NEED
Give your time to people who really need it, or donate blankets, buy a cup of coffee to a homeless person, go to a animal shelter and give your time there, maybe even let the man who is offering to polish your shoes on the street polish your shoes. All life matter so we need to look after each other.

FOOD CONSCIOUSNESS 
Eat healthier, more plants and maybe its time to start your own new christmas food traditions, because sometimes it is completely ok to ditch old and approach new. If you do chose to have a vegan christmas I can guarantee you that your mind and your body will feel much more fulfilled and happy.


Most important dont follow the rules and do christmas a certain way just because other people are doing it, do what is right for you.


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DISCONNECTING TO CONNECT?

Sometimes we truly need to disconnect to connect. Connect to ourselves, connect to our partners, friends or to our surroundings. We need to disconnect from technology that is consuming so much of our energy even when we are not realising it, the technology is draining us for energy. We need to disconnect from our work and our daily life.

Last weekend I went into the mountains staying in a Teepee at an eco farm up in the hills. We barely have internet connection there which gave us time to disconnect from technology and connect with each other, with nature and with ourselves. The concept of staying at the farm is that everyone provides to create community and togetherness. Sharing meals with meaningful and present conversations without the disturbance of modern technology,  which is a rare experience in our society today. A weekend of disconnecting from technology is opening up for connecting with real conversations with yourself and the people your sharing the experience with.

When was the last time you just sat and watched a river or a waterfall ?


Transcending into a new season I find it important to cleanse my space and my surroundings, create clarity and cultivate new energy. Specially going into winter, your energy levels will most likely decrease. It will be very important to be aware of what drains your energy and what gives you energy. I find disconnecting from modern technology is cultivating energy. I´m taking the energy that would usually be put into my phone or pc; into something more meaningful, managing to be more present and connected in the moment.

Give yourself time off from your technology and be present, cultivate that energy and use it to create positive change in your life.

 


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“Dont let people control you through their opinions”

” Most of the time we are offended because we have been taught to place value on someone else´s thoughts, feelings and experiences than our own. We allow other people to shape our self-image so when the can´t see or treat us they way we deserve to be seen or treated, we feel offended. At some point, you´re going to have to decide not to allow others to take your dignity through their opinions and expressions. Every time you are offended , you give a piece of your personal power away to the person who provokes you. With your anger, you´re saying;
Your opinion of me matters more than my opinion of myself. 
When you choose to get offended, you choose to get involved in their emotions and perceptions of you. Cut the emotional and mental cord from those who can´t see you the way you deserve to be see.
They don´t matter. “


I read this paragraph a few weeks back and it really stuck with me. I´m I really letting other peoples opinion of me matter? I´m offended by you? Do I try to change my behaviour so that others will find it easier to accept me?

I had to admit to myself that I am guilty of all of these questions that I asked myself. I have been through them all, more than once. I believe we all have. But I also know that I have grown into a person who are doing it less and less. I´m choosing to be that somehow; annoying, weird, different, freak? Because I find it important to be true to myself, my opinions and the life I want to lead. If people dont go with my flow, I simply try to accept and let them be and I distance myself. Life is to short to live by the wants and needs of other people. What I´ve come to discover as I´ve grown into a more real version of myself, is there are people out there who flow with me. Amazing humans who also dare to be them self, and who also dare to stand up against other peoples opinions of them.
We all deserve to be who and what we want to be, so release your true self and try to distance yourself from the judgement surrounding you.

I Am mine. 
Before I am ever anyone else´s 

– Nayyirah Waheed


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