The Eastern Border of Europe

We have leaned out into the Embrace of Europe three times in different settings the last week.

As the Embrace of Europe, I can feel my borders to the west, the north and the south. But where are my eastern border? Something is itching in that direction.

The old political iron curtain is still running through me.
My protestant and catholic parts are ignoring my orthodox parts.
The geography border at the Ural mountain range feels unnatural.
Maybe I reach all the way to the Pacific Ocean?
Or am I circumpolar? Including Canada as well?

I don’t mind having many boundaries; I need them to exist. But to heal the wounds that all these borders have inflicted on me is crucial.

2020-02-18 by Stina Deurell

Online with Staffan and Stina, The Ladies, Various Meetings
Tags: Belonging, Borders, Europe

Now

Only Now – No Now.

When there is only Now.
The concept of Now is not there.

2020-02-16 by Stina Deurell

The Ladies
Tags: Now, Time

Combining Now and Future

As the Embrace of the Group, we felt warm, red, energetic and vast.
So vast that anything could fit in.
We let the planet slide in, merging the Embrace of the Planet and the Embrace of the Group.

The Embrace of the Planet holding the space, now.
The unconditional acceptance.
We humans, adding agency and future.
The potential for improvement.

A strong feeling of alignment and something new emerging.

2019-10-10 by Stina Deurell

The Ladies
Tags: Future, Group, Humans, Planet Earth, Unconditionally

The Embrace of the Cultivated

We became aware of all the plants and animals we humans have cultivated during the last ten thousand years. How livestock, pets, crops, timber trees and humans have come to dominate the planet.

We leaned out into the Embrace of the Cultivated and took it as our perspective.

Stuck.
Uncomfortably full.
Near to erupt.
Couldn’t move, because nowhere to go.

The Embrace didn’t wont to let go of us; I promised that we will be back and immediately was released.

It was an unusual perspective, a forgotten one, but a significant one. We all live inside the Embrace of the Cultivated every minute of our lives; it’s part of who we are.

2019-09-26 by Stina Deurell

The Ladies
Tags: Biosphere, Humanity

The Embrace of Humanity Takes the Lead

We started out as usual with becoming aware of, and resting in, the Embrace of the Universe, the Biosphere and Humanity. From there, we always move into the Embrace of Me, of the Group and the choice of the session.

But tonight Humanity didn’t let go of us. The Embrace felt creative, proud and calm, and not stuck as in our last session. We figured that we had tuned in to a different place this time.

We felt a strong energy going through us, mainly in our foreheads, chests and hands. There was an image of Humanity being well integrated into the Biosphere. Our intuition is that this whole experience came from either the future or something outside the planet.

When we have experiences like this, it’s tempting to start to build a world-view that will explain it; to give names, make drawings and try to put it in a nice box. The challenge is to hold it lightly, without denying what is happening.

2019-08-19 by Stina Deurell

The Ladies
Tags: Humanity

One Life, Many Deaths

All life on Earth is the result of one cell dividing, transforming and merging for almost four billion years; forming all the species on the planet, our immense family tree.

There is no beginning of my life, other than that first cell.
The egg from my mother was alive. The sperm from my father was alive.
They merged and formed something new, but life was there all the time.

Death is always personal and has always been.
Cells and bodies die, cease to exist; while life reuses all the parts.

Only one life,
but many deaths

2019-07-04 by Stina Deurell

The Ladies
Tags: Biological, Body, Cell, Life

The Earth in the Middle of the Group

After two intense days together exploring 2waveFuture, we sat down for our final Wider Embraces session.

We leaned out into the Embrace of the Group, experiencing a calm density in the beginning and then a shift into a darker place. Going back and forth between being in that space and being that space.

As the guide, I got the impulse to invite planet Earth into the Embrace of our Group. And it was there. Spinning fast.

After a while, we felt energy being pulled out of our hands, like in a traditional healing session.
The spinning slowed down, and the feeling became lighter.

Most of us have been working with energy healing, and we know the feeling when the client starts to draw energy. It’s not us doing it; it’s a need that is drinking an opportunity.

Up until now, we have kept the size of the Embraces reflecting the material reality. Our group is smaller than the planet, so we are part of the Embrace of the Planet, not the other way around. I still think that is a great principal in general, but a group of humans can move beyond space and time. We can use intention and imagination, and we have agency.

Being the Embrace of planet Earth, holding all of me, unconditionally, is one quality.
Being the Embrace of the Group, holding planet Earth, intentionally, is another quality, with another potential.

Open mind, open heart
Being there for our Planet
No idea about the outcome

2019-06-02 by Stina Deurell

The Ladies
Tags: Alignment, Planet Earth

A Dense Brake

The Embrace of the Group was very calm yesterday. Dense in a good way. No hint of moving in any direction. So we just hung out there. Being. Feeling our bodies and minds relax.

Some thoughts crossed my mind then and have continued to pop up.
The pace of doing has increased, and we now live stressful lives with production and consumption at full speed. We try to fix the climate and the environment by doing MORE; producing more sustainable energy, more electric cars, more high-speed trains, more LED-lamps and why not try some global geo-engineering to shield off the sun?

In my opinion, this is to move faster in the direction that is killing life on the planet. It’s more yang energy, more expansion, more doing. What we need is yin-energy, letting go, being.

In giving up, lays a path forward.

2019-05-27 by Stina Deurell

The Ladies
Tags: Climate, Direction, Second Wave

Dancing the Ecological Web – The Tree and the Fungi

We danced the relations between species in an ecosystem.

Åse was a tree, and I was the fungi decomposing her fallen leaves.
Moving together in a slow and connected dance.

She and her seedlings needed me to create soil for them.
When the seedlings grew, I could spread my hyphens further away.

Expanding and moving together.
No life without the other.

No idea about freedom.

2019-05-14 by Stina Deurell

The Ladies
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Eurasia – Where I can Walk Around

We became aware of our wast continent; Eurasia. The landmass we are living on. Living in its north-west corner.

As cultural beings, our minds are turned towards the Atlantic; Asia is far away, America is close.

But I can walk or bike to China, India and Irak.
I can go by train from the railway station in my village to the other side of the continent.

The wolfs and birds roam across the continent, the plants too, but slow.

The deep divide between Europe, the Middle East and Asia is cultural, not biological and geographical.

An amazing, new feeling of belonging to our whole continent, not only to the Scandinavian peninsula or the European corner but to all of it. Wow, my home got broader and more diverse.

2019-05-14 by Stina Deurell

The Ladies
Tags: Biological, Physical, Planet Earth