A local gathering in Höör, our small town in the south of Sweden, with Anna, Åse, Carina and me.
We leaned out into the cultural Embrace of Höör.
What a pleasant and energetic place, so much going on.
Countless circles of people creating things, building community.
As the Embrace, I feel grounded with huge potentials, like a tulip onion.
Shifting perspective to the land around Höör, to the county.
Hard to feel, no natural boundaries. Just a line on a map.
Not much of a relationship between the cultural Embrace of Höör and the land around.
Shifting perspective again, sensing the land we, as citizens of Höör, is using globally.
Sensing all the places where the food and things we consume are coming from. And where all our waste and emissions are going to.
Feeling into this vast patchwork that is an intrinsic part of our lives.
Our global footprint.
Looking back 200 years.
How completely different it was; Slower and local.
Tags: Culture, Höör, Planet Earth
Hanna and I leaned out into the Embrace of Europe.
Focus moved to Turkey.
Where are my borders in this corner?
Sliding into Syria.
Feeling the stream of refugees moving across me, from the south-east to the north-west.
Sensing all the waves of people populating all of me from this direction for many thousand years.
Borders and no borders.
Geographical borders and Human fluidity.
We shifted focus to the very north of Europe.
Sliding all the way to the North Pole.
Ahh, fresh air, a bit chilly, but nurturing.
Vertical energy lifting us into the aurora borealis and out
Tags: Borders, 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.
Online with Staffan and Stina, The Ladies, Various Meetings
Tags: Belonging, Borders, Europe
Conditional love; the love between us.
Stretches into the future and binds us together.
Limits our freedom.
Unconditional love, the love that holds us.
Only here and now.
Sets us free.
I need both.
Stina by herself, Various Meetings
Tags: Freedom, Love, Unconditionally
We leaned out into the Embrace of Humanity, focusing on greed, wrath and gluttony. It’s a lot of that going on, on all levels. But, we humans are also very eager to limit it, on all levels.
We changed our focus to human goodness. Feeling into all the kindness, fairness, and impressive achievements, we, as Humanity, have accomplished.
The overarching story in the Embrace of Humanity is that we should limit all evil and expand all good. We can discuss the details, and it’s a never-ending task, but we agree on the idea.
Well, we changed our perspective to the Embrace of the Biosphere.
And our human story broke down. Painfully.
Hitting the hard borders of the planet and all other living beings.
From the perspective of the Planet, the internal human goodness is seen as greed, wrath and gluttony. One species is exploiting all others in order to be good to each other.
Where are the limits of good, all the way up and down?
Tags: Alignment, Biosphere, Humanity, Responsibility
I’ve dipped into the meta-awareness of all Embraces now and then for a long time. Sensing into the complex structure of all the diverse Embraces. The inside view of the complexity of the manifest world.
This time it was ‘One Embracing Structure’ forming many Embraces.
Bottom-up turned into top-down.
The One and the Many in an eternal dance.
Yesterday I leaned out into the Embrace of the Galaxy three times, in three different settings.
Firstly online together with a male friend; Stretching out into the Embrace of the Galaxy with the intention to connect and gain new perspectives.
Secondly online with three female friends; Floating out and up into the Embrace of the Galaxy, resting, feeling the energy and belonging.
Thirdly by myself; Going nowhere, just being Embraced by the Galaxy from all directions, as always.
Though all three had all the directions present and the same flavour.
Stina by herself, The Ladies, Various Meetings
Tags: Directions, Galaxy
Resting in one of my wider Embraces.
I belong here, unconditionally.
The unconditional belonging being both a feeling and a fact.
The word “birthright” crossed my mind.
No, I have no rights, nor any obligations, as a part of an Embrace.
It’s just pure belonging.
Though, rights and obligations are an intrinsic part of our interrelations, of how we relate to each other, conditionally.
As the Embrace of Humanity, we felt lost today, confused and orphaned.
As the Embrace of the Biosphere, we felt solid and firm with our 3,7 billion years long history of life.
The idea that humans are the stewards of the planet and shall take care of the Biosphere, crossed our minds.
Annelie and I burst out into a great laugh.
It’s such a ridiculous and funny idea from this point of view.
Tags: Biosphere, Humanity, Laughing
Leaning out into the Embrace of our country; Sweden.
Holding all citizens and all our relations and structures, as the Embrace of Sweden.
Feeling fragile and vulnerable.