When I had my spiritual crisis (Dark Night of the Soul) and ego-self torn to shreds in the spring of 2020, I threw out all of my esoteric, occult, and magickal objects. As crazy as I know that sounds, it was exactly the right thing for me to do at that point in time. There are certain rare objects that I will never ever be able to replace and that still makes me go double facepalm when I think about them going in the skip... But it was still the right thing to do.
18 January 2022
15 January 2022
Mercury is retrograde as of yesterday so I am going back over my sites and thinking about what to keep, what to improve and what to get rid of. I've come to the conclusion that it is superfluous for me to have a site that is separate for the Northern Mysteries. So I'm putting Lyfjaberg on hold for now and looking into maybe merging the posts from there with this blog.
08 November 2021
Our body is a masterpiece of the cosmos. Our body carries within it the stars, the moon, the universe, and the presence of all our ancestors. How many millions of years of evolution has it taken to give rise to these wondrous two eyes, legs, feet and hands?
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Did you miss me? Sorry for not blogging on here in the past couple of months but I had to focus on getting through the 75 Hard program. I completed this on Friday, 5 November, and am very pleased with the process of growth and transformation that took place in this mental toughness challenge. Not even for a second did I contemplate giving up before reaching the finishing line. Most of the good habits I implemented, I will keep in my life--especially the reading and working out daily. I'm not going to miss having to take a daily progress picture or chugging a gallon of water a day though.
Some time ago, while still doing 75 Hard, I decided to dedicate myself to following the old gods of my Norse ancestors in the New Year (at Samhain) to see what I can learn from them about myself and life in general. I have written some more about my thinking around this decision in my post about Connecting with Odin for anybody who is interested.
02 September 2021
This morning, after my second 75 Hard workout and 5-minute cold shower, I was listening to Dr Billy Alsbrook as I was getting dressed. The track below is probably my favourite track of his. I get so many goosebumps from it. It ignites my desire to express myself. On a 3 Lifepath, self-expression is everything. Somewhere along the line, I lost faith in myself and my creativity. I looked around at what everybody else was doing and started wondering if that was what I should be doing too... WRONG!
29 August 2021
“It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.” – Marcus Aurelius
Have you ever had an urge to do something creative but felt blocked by all the clutter around you? If you decided to tidy up first so that you won't be distracted when you get stuck in creating, you already understand what I'm about to explain here.
24 August 2021
Il faut cultiver notre jardin.
Humans are inherently lazy and full of excuses. Let's be honest here... Are you living up to your full potential? Only a handful of people on Earth are doing that right now. Maybe you are one of them. Chance are you're not. I'm not. I certainly haven't been for most of my life. There have been the odd growth spurt here and there but the excuses and inherent laziness seemed to always get the upper hand.
12 August 2021
‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ (Acts 17:28)
The Void is the great cosmic womb. It's the zero point in the number 108. It is all possibilities before the beginning at any new creation or venture. It is Source. It is Dark Matter. It is the source and cauldron of all miracles.
In silence, we can connect with the void and find complete peace. The void is no stranger. It is our Mother. We know Her well because she gave birth to the light of our spirits.
We need no intermediary to know the Void. We need no rules or hierarchies to reconnect. Nor do we need to blindly obey the writings in a specific text. We simply need to re-member. Yeshua showed us this. The Fool in the Tarot shows us this. And anybody who knows this is a beloved kindred heretic.
Be wary of those who claim to have exclusive access to secrets and mysteries--especially when those secrets come with a hefty price tag, or when the the price is blind obedience. Those false prophets are not the favourite children of the Great Mother--quite the contrary!
Below you'll find a video about the teachings of Yeshua. The Son of Man did not endorse the worship of a God who feeds his children snakes. Paul Wallis is extremely good at making sense of the mess the church (read Rome) made of the teachings of Christ.
The card at the top of the post is from The Starseed Oracle (affiliate link)
Love and Blessings,