Tuesday 22 October 2013

Eva innerst inne

I wanted to write a poem today, and I ask for your understanding as it will have to be in Swedish. It is about finding some parts of my true self, whom I call "Eva innerst inne". This is a Swedish expression meaning "deeply felt into my own soul". The expression is very poetic in Swedish and unfortunately I haven't found a translation that gives it the right tonality.

Idag fann jag dig, Eva innerst inne
du kom som en tyngd inom mig
men sakta ändrade du form
och blev någon som jag höll i min famn
på min vänstra sida
Du var hårt lindad i grå skurduk
Du kändes som död
och det fanns en stor sorg inuti det gråa
Så jag stod där hållandes dig
Eva innerst inne
Och långsamt märkte jag att kanske ändå
var du inte helt och hållet död
det fanns lite färg, lite doft
Sakta blev du en baby
insvept i en grå mjuk filt
som jag höll i min famn
Nu är du med mig hela tiden
omfamnad är du av mina armar
så jag kan bära dig närmast hjärtat utan ansträngning
Och du blir mer och mer levande
Eva innerst inne

Friday 18 October 2013

Too good to be true...

I was reading The Life Elysian 1). There was a conversation between Aphraar and Vaone.

Aphraar is wondering why he was left alone on the slope when arriving into the spirit world, why he wasn't carried away to a reception home for a sleep.

Vaone explains that there are so many ways to be received when passing into the spirit world, and the method applied in each case depends on the condition of the person arriving. She asks him "- can you imagine how it might have been better arranged?"

Aphraar answers "- No!... It is the confusing perfection and considerate adaptability of everything that perplexes me. It is too good. I am not worthy of it..."

Now here comes the magic reply from Vaone "- Perhaps it is too good, but it must always be so because it is of God".

This conversation went straight into my heart and suddenly I could see and feel God around me more clearly. So many times have I thought that "this is too good, it can't be true, there must be something wrong, maybe some malicious spirit is bribing me.." and so on.

Now I can see that this is God. And God is so much "gooder" than I could ever comprehend. That is how it can happen that things fall into place in an effortless way, that my desires are being fulfilled beyond expectation, that the place where my fears and my grief slowly trickles out of me is the most enchanting and beautiful place I could ever dream of.

It is Good. And it is also True. Because it is of God.

Wow, just amazing - no words left!

1) The Life Elysian - This is Heaven by Robert James Lees. Aphraar's Soul Journey in Heaven vol.II

Thursday 17 October 2013

Spruces and weeds

During the permaculture workshop we talked about many different matters. One was about the trees that grow in the forest here in the Northern hemisphere. It is a forest of spruces.

 In open areas, like meadows and clear cuts, the birch is the pioneer tree.
It is the first tree everywhere. After the birch has established itself the next ones start to grow, those are the ones who need some protection and support, like rowans and willows.
Then the spruce can find a home. As the spruces grow larger the forest gets darker, and in the end only the spruce can survive and thrive as it is the only tree that enjoys this darkness. So people together with science agree, if humans did not intervene there would only be spruce growing everywhere.

To me this does not feel like a forest as God created it to be. My feelings about God and the beautiful creations on this planet made me wonder why it would be like this, lacking beauty and diversity.

So pondering about this I asked my spirit guides about the matter. The answer I got was short (this depends on me as I am taking my first steps with mediumship) and said: "The spruce thrives in the dark, but there is more than the apparent physical darkness in the forest. There is a spiritual darkness in the area and in the world as a whole which has a great impact on nature. When the caretakers soul progresses towards God and pain is released then love grows in the soul. More of God's Love can come into the soul and the soul gets lighter, and this light will be reflected in the nature around us. So naturally there will grow beautiful forests with great diversity in time as this spiritual change takes place."

Wow, this seemed so logical and loving and so wonderful, so typical the Loving God as I have come to know Her!

Another issue was also discussed during the workshop. It is about weeding, about pulling out weeds from your garden, creating a more "clean and empty" soil around the veggies and flowers you want to grow and care for as favourites. When reading AJ's document Creating Loving Eco Systems I realize that this is about fear.
Some years ago I read Anastasia's teachings with great interest. Anastasia recommends Vladimir Megré not to pull out the weeds as they provide both protection and information to other plants.

So again I directed my question to my spirit guides, - this time about weeds, and received the immediate reply that problems with weeds are also related to my souls condition. My fears about being invaded, fears about not getting enough, not getting what I want and also that I prefer some plants before others - all of this is out of harmony with love and truth as God sees and defines it. So when I clear away these emotions from my soul, the so called weeds will thrive in perfect harmony with my strawberries!

Monday 14 October 2013

Great people make great workshop!

Last week we enjoyed a permaculture workshop together with Josef and Richard from the Krameterhof in Austria. I would like to thank them and also every one of you who took part for your enthusiasm and energy, it was really an amazing experience, exceeding all of our expectations!

The result with 2 ponds, 3 terrace gardens, micro climate planning, grafting and building a hugelkultur (or raised bed) was terrific!

Creating the Hugelkultur
  Building a raised bed as a Hugelkultur the Krameterhof-way.

Begin by digging a hole in the ground, not too deep 20-30 cm was ok. Put the turf to the side. Sort out stones from soil. Collect material like dead wood and leaves from the forest which contains plenty of living micro-organisms. Dry grass, silage, manure, branches from earlier cut down trees, cardboard etc. 
Satisfying result!
Start with the branches, the ones of dead wood and the leaves from the forest, then the turf with grass down covered with cardboard. Then layer after layer with hay, silage, manure, more branches. Cover the bed with sifted soil where all stones have been taken out and hay or silage on the top. This bed will now be perfect for planting vegetables next spring!

Rowans in the fruit orchard
  We learnt that the quickest way to get fruit trees up and running, or maybe I should say up and blooming, is to graft the sorts we choose on to existing rowans (Sorbus aucuparia, Eberesche). This will work very well with pears and apples. Luckily we have plenty of rowans on the property for this experiment. 

Outlining a big pond
Our vision is a land of paradise, with little lakes that offer habitats for microscopic little creatures as well as for small fish, crayfish, frogs and other amphibians. Birds and other animals will love it too.

This will be Garden no 2 with a micro-climate stone wall

The terrace gardens will make it possible to develop rich, living soil and to grow all the vegetables we could possibly need.
Microclimates will be created with stone walls and timber walls which store warmth during the day and give it out to the earth and the air at night. Long term physical goal is to become self sufficient.

Old spruce in the protected forest, maybe 400 years!

Our overall vision is to create a loving eco-system in harmony with God's laws and God's Love. The most interesting experiment will be to continue to develop the relationship with God and healing our soul to become more and more loving - and then see what difference this makes to the land around us.

We are making great plans for the property now and we are also preparing for an upcoming seminar with the Krameterhof guys next summer! This seminar will be open for anyone who would like to participate. Registration will be possible later on from the Krameterhof website (www.krameterhof.at).

Thursday 3 October 2013

Creating a Loving Eco System with Krameterhof

 This is a very busy week and also very exciting! A dream is coming true when we during next week have the opportunity to greet Josef Andreas Holzer and Richard Mahringer welcome! Josef Andreas is the son of Sepp Holzer from the farm Krameterhof in Austria. Josef Andreas Holzer has taken over the Krameterhof farm and runs seminars there, while Sepp Holzer travels around the world sharing his knowledge and experiences. The Holzer family has created an amazing permaculture landscape in a rough climate 1200-1500 meters above sea level. This is very interesting for us at Heligfjäll as we also have a rough climate, situated close to the North polar circle 600 meters above sea level. The upside are the very long daylight hours during summer!

Please see www.krameterhof.at for more information. Some of their books are translated from German to English.

This will be the first time we have them here, - and to be able to absorb the workshop ourselves, we have decided to run this as an internal project with just a couple of local participants. (As we've just had a cancellation there is still room for 1-2 persons to make a quick decision and join in!)
Our vision is to run these workshops ourselves and to create a wonderful "garden" here according to God's laws and from what we can learn from the Holzer family. Our plan is to run the next workshop the coming summer 2014 and then with the possibility to receive many more participants.

Fruit garden to be with beautiful view

Here is a link to our vision for Heligfjäll Eko System and prerequisites for the workshop:
In English
and in Swedish

And here is a link to the schedule for the week:
In English
and in Swedish
Never saw a vertical rainbow before!