Perhaps you too need small daily reminders during this season leading up to winter solstice and Christmas. Reminders to your soul and heart that they are important players and allowed to be in charge. And that this season offers rich opportunity to connect to something deep & profound. Like LOVE. Like COMPASSION. And like FORGIVENESS. I have been pondering a lot about forgiveness lately and the enormous power that releases when we learn to forgive, instantly, rather than hold on to stress and hurt. Forgive ourselves and others. Simply and quietly letting it go…..now.
Here are two reminders I keep close to heart:
“Quiet now” Original sold, signed prints available HERE.
Text in the painting reads:
“Quiet now. Allow the pieces of life to settle in their own way and time.
Even a shaken world can be transformed to a wonderful mosaic – with time”
And from one of my all times favorite books:
“Today, why not ask for the creative and physical energy you’ll need, not just to survive The holiday season, but to enjoy it”.
Sarah Ban Breathnach.
Oh yes, beautiful advise. Thank you Sarah.
Wishing us all courage to pause long enough to feel our true priorities.
- It is a joy without words for me to finally have reached the point where we can decorate this new wonderful space in our home. After so much hard work with finishing the house, (Rune did an amazing job, working every evening after work for months), and after 7 weeks of flu in the family, with very little energy, it is like a healing to be able to ….make a home
Celeste has been so busy. She was worried if it would ever become christmas, so instead of waiting for us to fetch the box with decoration, she created new…tons of them, and they are so beautyful!
Celeste is now 9. She is sweet, caring in an honest way and very cool, knowing how she want things. I think she really enjoy growing up, so good to see how she is finding her very own way with things.
Vincent and Celeste created the winter landscape on their own this year. Love how they work together on a project they both love….
Vincent caught me cooking the Risengrød! Oh how I enjoy finally easing into our new home, kitchen, filling every corner with simple activity that says: HOME. So happy we are not ill any longer (we had 7 weeks of it. 7!!!)
The details matter!
The “Nisse” has got his very own spot, slightly hidden from the world as he likes it!
My father and Karen gifted this angel to us months before we moved into our new home. The plan was to hang it as soon as we moved. When I finally did, I felt immediately so strangely protected. Funny. It´s made by my fathers neighbour from pure wool.
Wishing every single one of you that the true sense of christmas, the essence of kind actions and forgiveness and a quiet inner joy may find a home in your heart during this holiday, and that you may feel refreshed and more ready to enter a brand new year….soon!
(Heart, lift your wings of joy, print available here)
There is snow here in Denmark, and as always it reminds me to quiet my soul, it´s like a hush made by nature, reminding me of the importance of inward, heart-filled moments at this darkest time of year.
Right now I have two mindsets struggling to take up space in my life: One constantly reminds me of a to-do-list that only keeps growing. We just moved house about a month ago. And since the move we have all been ill in turns, and still are. My camera stopped working, my computer needs fixing and on top of that this is the busiest time of year for me, workwise. Oh, and did I mention that my workspace is still in boxes? From that level life seems like a no-win-situation.
Then, there is the other mindset, the snow-hushed one: It gently tells me that all those things are just details in the bigger picture of life, and that the true importance lies somewhere else: In every day finding back my vision for what I want to do wiht my life. Even if I don´t have time to do it all now. In taking the time to decorate envelopes with hearts for my webshop, simply because I can and love to do it.
It whispers that it may be wise to take that 10 min´s walk through the snow, trusting that life will grant me enough time to manage the important things from my list. It tells me a tale of how tending to my inner state whilst doing the best I can witht the time I have got is not only good enough, but very wise.
And if my first mindset is not yet convinced, it frankly suggests that this way will even be more efficient in the long run. The most enjoyable mindset? Nr 2, clearly. So, today I choose to trust that of course I have enough time to live my life with joy! Sending you smiles out there, and now on with my to-do-list!
I made a collection of 6 cards for the shop, “Hearts and wings.” I made a real good price for them too. These cards are soulwarming – use them as christmas-cards, winter-cards, or heart-warming cards for any time of the year. Head over to my etsy shop to buy your set HERE.
They make a wonderful gift too, and you can also get them as signed posters, like this one. I will be happy to ship to you anywhere in the world.
“Light your light Starmaker”
“Answering the stars”
And yes, l will, give time. Because all that is important in this world takes time. The “small time” of small but important steps that only seem to count when you add them up all together. And the “BIG TIME when you are given the opportunity to shine with what you collected and learned in one big go, and are able to, because of all those small steps you took in just that direction over the years.
Perhaps giving each other time could be the most precious present this year!