With an absence
I walk step by step
into the unknown
Because I know
it is only
by becoming NONE
I can become ONE.
Yesterday, at the exact time of the Solar Eclipse, I attended a very special event in a very special venue here in Oslo. It was a meditation concert called “Voice of Nature”, and in the words of the performers Bjørn Arne Løken (gongs and crystal singing bowls), Seshen (vocals and movement) and Ben Gerstein (on trombone), they wanted to “bring the depth and the vastness of the voice of nature, in free improvised music.”
The venue itself, Emanuel Vigeland’s museum and mausoleum, is a dark, barrel-vaulted room, completely covered with fresco paintings depicting the cycle from birth to death. It has a very unusual and almost overwhelming acoustics, so I knew this evening would be a unique experience in more ways than one. Two days earlier, I had performed a ceremony to prepare for the Solar Eclipse in the forest close to my home. During that ceremony, I collected water to use for my paintings, and I was guided to bring this water and my crystals to the evening’s event.
During the whole performance, my entire body was vibrating from the sound emanating from these three talented artists. The whole room acted as an immense resonance chamber, each sound lasting for several seconds and weaving into each other until it was like a living, breathing organism. The intensity increased to an almost overwhelming level, for then to subside all the way down again. The sound and the physical impact of the vibrations on my body felt like contractions, and it was such a profoundly powerful expression of the Sacred Feminine. The room was sparingly lit, like we were deep, deep underground. The image I got, was of being inside the womb of Mother Earth herself as she gave birth. I was also reminded of the words I had shared earlier in the day about the Solar Eclipse: “As the Sun is darkened the light quickens” and I realized that this was actually what I was experiencing. It was as if the vibrations and the sounds were assisting Mother Earth and all of us present to open up and receive the Eclipse energies.
When it was finished, I looked behind me: there, painted on the wall, was an image of a woman who had just given birth, the baby still attached to her via the umbilical cord. It could not have been a more perfect image to symbolize what I had just experienced.
Today, these words and the painting accompanying it, emerged. The painting was made using some of the water I had brought with me:
The contractions come and go
in relentless but loving waves
swelling and subsiding
from the sweetest of whispers
to a thunderous crescendo
the message is the same:
You are ready.
Dedicated to Seshen, Bjørn Arne Løken and Ben Gerstein.
On the morning of August 16 six years ago, my life changed completely. That is when I received the first installment of what would grow into a huge volume of channeled messages. Messages I just knew I was meant to share with the world. First as words, later also as paintings. I was a self-employed graphic designer at that time, doing work that I really enjoyed. But before lunch, I had sent out an email to all of my clients telling them I was no longer able to work for them. And so, I walked away from my old life. It was the most monumental decision I have ever made. But also the easiest one. For I simply could not NOT do it.
My life has been such an amazing journey ever since that day. A journey I have been blessed to share with so many others. First of all with my beloved sister, my amazing, brave, funny, wise and wonderful twin soul and companion Lisbeth. But along the way, I have met countless other shining souls all over the world. Some of you I have been fortunate to meet in person, others I have connected with in spaces like this. I want to thank every single one of you for all of the LIFE you have added to my life. Thank you for all of the wisdom, all of the love, all of the laughter, all of the tears, all of the inspiration and all of the courage you have shared with me. Thank you for daring to be YOU, and for sharing it with me and with this wonderful world of ours. For that is why we are here 🙂
With eternal gratitude and joy from me,