Healing modalities

In my quest to heal both physical symptoms and a grieving soul, I have tried several methods (besides counselling) to do so, since the mid 90’s. Here are more about my experiences:

Acupuncture felt like it did affect me so much that I just got more symptoms. However, Acupressure and its adjoining massage, helped me feel balanced and relaxed. Medical qigong activated my own self-healing. And Energymassage and Shiatsu continued it, refilling myself.

Deeksha have also been given me, but mostly with negative emerging feelings, whereas Shaktipat enabled me to do another shamanic journey to my subconscious and heal a childhood experience.

Reiki gave me some moments of warmth and releasing tears, but nothing that lasted. It felt similar to be prayed upon, with the laying of hands, which I have received in church.

Lomilomi massage felt like an extension of acupressure, with a participatory breathing work. This helped me feel realigned with my old self as a young adult, and has given me the best result.

Pranic healing felt light and uplifting, as a removal of clouds and more direct. A clearing.

Divine Diamond healing was something I tried in a group, where healing was channeled through meditation.

Naprapathy was an adjustment of posture, providing my body with more inner space to function better, while Rolfing, I thought was too rough, ie hurting.

At Telluselle Living Center, we’ll offer what is preferred by our customers, with a focus on Lomilomi, Pranic healing and Acupressure, while we also recognize that herbs and flower essences, such as Aromatherapy, can aid. These healing modalities don’t constitute any need of worship or require a specific faith, but aims to create wellness with a raised awareness of one’s body, mind and soul.

Am I culturally appropriating Hawaii?

I sincerely hope not. I will always remember a special moving feeling, when I watched Hula being danced in Waikiki, the first time in 2004, and realize that I can learn that. The answer to my yearning towards becoming more feminine, simply presented itself, together with my own passion. I have gone through this process together with Hawaiians, both when it comes to dancing Hawaiian Hula and practicing Ho’oponopono, and feel great sympathy with the exploitation by Hollywood.

In 2007, I received lots of criticism and negative reviews of my Hula, after posting videos of my own choreographies and having performed on Sweden’s Got Talent on TV4, for which I have apologized, and later learned more in Hawaii, to improve.

In 2018 or so, it was a group on Facebook expressing their concern about my Ho’oponopono. I have only learnt the real Hawaiian one, by reading Morrnah Simeona. And, I also have a conversation technique and organizational behavior education, that makes me eligible for coaching, in which Ho’oponopono can fit.

Therefore, I have installed certain measures to maintain the integrity of the islands. And myself! I don’t call myself, or assume the role of, Kumu, but a student, Haumana, referring to mine. I only share what I’ve learned there, and not for profit. And finally, my Dad has a PhD in Ethnography, so I have been brought up with a genuine respect for other cultures, for which I’m so grateful!

At Telluselle Living Center, I aim to only have instructors, who either are Native, or direct descendants of a Hawaiian Kumu, a student of. The same applies to the other practices, ie dances, yoga and qigong, which all have to been taught to the instructor, by reference to the US, West Africa, India and China.

I simply want to own a house, where I can be the hostess to all the wonderful practices that have helped heal me, including Lomilomi. And where I can lead conversation circles and coach others towards reaching their goals.

Practising Ho’oponopono

Whatever it is that you are going through, practising forgiveness can never go wrong. In Hawaii, there is a special prayer and approach to forgiveness. At best, one meet together with one’s adversary and stay in the meeting until everything is solved and settled. Second best, is praying and working on oneself.

Start by acknowledging what has become a conflict and see if you can relate to what your accuser is saying. Have you ever felt like him or her in another situation? You probably have, thus you can practice forgiveness on that. This in turn opens up for compassion and understanding with a greater acceptance and respect to follow. Visualise ocean green light clearing the situation after this prayer, that is said with pure intention.

Divine Creator, Father, Mother, Child as One,

If I, (insert name) , or any of my family, relatives, or ancestors, have ever insulted you (insert name), your family, relatives or ancestors, now or in the past, I humbly ask for forgiveness. Let this be so and let this be light. Thank you.

Then when everything is vented and solved, we share a meal and move on.

More about the woman behind it, can be read here.

Finding a role-model

“It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.” (Isadora Duncan)

Isadora Duncan keeps being a source of inspiration for my growth. And what a joy it brings me both for my dance and writings! Through learning her motions, I get to experience a sense of freedom and a sense of space to improve. To look at every detail, every angle, every direction, every part of my body and how I can place them differently, emphasising or hiding, expressing passionately or being coy. She in turn, looked to the Greek mythology, for example.

When I started taking classes in this style, in Stockholm, Sweden 2014, I used to do an hour of yoga first as a warm-up. This helped me being more warmed up, as well as being grounded and better in balance. This, however, doesn’t mean that all yoga practitioners have to dance, and on their mats!

Move your heart first, and let your body follow.

Hawaiian health-tip!

There are a plethora of natural supplements out there, claiming to do wonders. Which one really do work? This is when our mouth-to-mouth sharing is so important, besides our own trials. Here are my best tips:

What has really helped me to heal my stomach and skin problems, is this Aloe Vera Gel that I took a shot of each morning. Some years later, I have tried Noni-juice to boost my immune system, which it really did. It realigned me and made me feel more upbeat. I was introduced to this when I lived in Honolulu and got to see how the fruit was fermented in the sun.

Besides these, I can also recommend to drink Pomegranate juice, and take a daily vitamin with easy to absorb iron, like Blutsaft. And Lemon-Ginger tea with honey for breakfast!

What is working against Covid-19?

When the Covid-19 outbreak began 2020, I was living in the Lisboa area in Portugal. The measures there were quite drastic: All stores closed but for groceries and pharmacies. A limited number of people got to enter, all used sanitizers, and lines were kept in order by the police, who also made checkpoints between villages. They even put plastic foil on card-readers. Everybody wore masks and avoided commuting. As of today, Portugal got 19 000 deaths and 1.5 million cases.

Now in 2022, I am in Sweden. I got tested several times, have no symptoms, and all came back negative. I got three vaccine shots and watch the society pretty much function without any visible restrictions. And since nobody, or only few, are wearing masks, should I? Sweden got 15 000 deaths and 1.4 million cases. Both Sweden and Portugal have a little more than 10 million inhabitants.

So, what is working against this virus? Is it even something we need to learn to live with, like others? At the bottom of this crisis, lies the question of travel and import/export. What is necessary and what can stop? People need to be allowed to go and live where they have their optimum health, their optimum life, then there would be less need of transportation, both for goods and people.

Can I move please?

Photo from an old cable car in Portugal.


Both when I started taking classes in Qigong, and in Yoga, in Sweden, they were practices to music. To me, it aided my learning of the routines, since it became like learning a dance choreography. However, traditionally, there is no music, but just a focus with a mantra or simply a pattern of breathing.

We all get affected by music, and the question is how. So, to be able to really practice mindful presence, it becomes easier and more correct without. It also serves a different purpose without music. Yoga can then be both used for warm-up and winding down after a stressful day.

The same applies with lit candles, that I have often seen together with yoga practices. That seems to resemble a church and an altar, which then takes away the focus on physicality.

At Telluselle Living Center, we will only focus on our own inner journeying, and practice presence, with the help of symbolism found in nature for our asanas. More about the sacred sound of “Aum” here.

Photo from Hawaii 2010.

Made of bamboo

I used to have a wind chime made of bamboo, that sounded really nice. And when I lived in Honolulu, HI in 2010, I was introduced to David Sands, architect for Bamboo Living (see photo), who has made pre-fabricated houses that one can set up almost everywhere. I went to one of their showings and have of course also seen bamboo grow in Manoa.

Bamboo is a renewable source, that therethrough is eco-friendly. While bamboo function as wood, it’s actually a form of grass. Therefore, I see it as something we can build Telluselle Living Center with, including double walls for isolation that is possible. There are also floors and furniture made of bamboo, that we can use as decorating elements.

After I had returned to Sweden, I came up with another idea in 2014, to also use bamboo to make a lei; ie a Hawaiian flower garland, that I aim to sell worldwide.

It’s very hard to break a bamboo rod, so from a spiritual point of view, it can symbolise being the spine of the matter. To be unbreakable. To be a channel for the Great Spirit.

Around the table

At Telluselle Living Center, we will host small groups for sacred conversations, in a coaching manner.

We start by having decided a topic beforehand to focus on. Everyone participating, honors a sense of confidentiality, ie that we respect each other’s honesty and vulnerability that comes with authentic sharing, letting it stay within the group.

I, or other certified coach, will lead the discussion, but not teach.

Then, we let the word travel around the table, for each person in the circle to have his or her say about the topic. This require us to be attentive and practice neutral listening, which in turn becomes mindful presence. It’s important to not sit and only rehearse what to say, when it becomes your turn, but to let the persons before you grow the topic. At best, our conclusion will then become the result of this synergy, that developed naturally during the course of our conversation.

Ready to try? Contact me!

Choosing gemstones

In Feng Shui, it’s common to use gemstones as part of interior decorating, to lift and create more flow of energy in the room. Each stone is holding a certain frequency that we match with our emotional charge, representing a certain quality. I used to work over the summer in a store selling self-help books and gemstones 20 years ago, where I learned the various types and to help match it with customers. Often I can sense a subtle pulse, by holding it in my hand. It’s how I came to feel the life of Mother Earth, all condensed into little rocks! To choose which one is for you, is just a matter of your own taste and perhaps matching a desired charge, you’d like to be reminded of and attracting. Rose quartz for example, is good for love, while Mountain crystal raises the overall vibration in a room. Here, I’m wearing Citrine, that is a self-cleansing stone and therefor a good filter against unwanted energy. Otherwise, to clean your stones, use seasalt, or put them in soil for a week or so. Then let them be refilled in the sun.

Each stone holds the energy from where it came. What we refer to as gemstones, simply hold it a little bit more.

Rest in Mother Earth’s embrace

While we now have a new year, a new chapter, we can begin, it can also be of comfort to remember that it’s all man-made. In China, New Years is celebrated in February and in the Arabic countries, it’s celebrated at the time of the Spring Equinox. Life goes on, regardless.

Religion is how we in society try to gather around a set of rules to live by, in harmony, so also with the calendar. But, we can also look to Mother Earth as our rock, our grounding anchor, with her seasons and her stability. The forces that govern our nature, was here before you, and will continue after you. In this lies an opportunity for reverence and respect, as well as detachment from religion. The environment, and our collective need for resources and a good climate to live in, thus is what can bring us oneness. We can all focus on the environment, and thus set our goals accordingly, as a whole. All with a foundation of relating to Her as a living entity.

More about my personal journey to heal with Mother Earth, can be found in my book “The Call for Divine Mothering” and on my webpage at telluselle.com. Photo from 2010 by Desirée Seitz.

Make New Year resolutions that work

Have you ever tried making a resolution for the new year, only to feel like a failure a month in, when you suddenly drop your new healthy habit?

Anytime we set out to do something, we will encounter the opposite, the non-doing resistance. This in turn might be a stronger habit, whether simply by just keeping us in our comfort zone, or by paying off for a greater need. You can for example be in greater need of sleep, than running on a treadmill. Then staying home and getting rested will actually be better. So, how do we then do changes that last?

We focus on being, rather than doing.

We focus on a certain trait or virtue that we would like to feel. This feeling then becomes the actual achievement that open up for more ways of doing. You might for example have “fit” as a mantra and goal for next year. Then a multitude of ways will open up for you to get fit! The secret thus, lies in choosing a sacred word for the year to focus on, such as being more…. Integrious? Corageous? Grateful? Assertive? Patient? What is your word that you need to develop more of and would like to have more of? Choose one and let this lead your relating both with your partner, friends and co-workers next year and you will soon see how it grows, both in awareness and in progress!

(My personal theme for next year is “Posture”; ie how I sit, stand, walk and talk, pretty fitting for a dancer :-).)

Happy New Year!

A prayer for peace

May 2022 bring good health and harmony, laughter and joy, and personal treasures.

May it bring you a wealth of opportunities, of long forgotten dreams.

May you find inspiration to create and learn more.

May you feel love, both on the inside and outside, of yourself.

May you heal what is broken to a sense of whole.

May you find stillness and peace wherever you are.

Happy New Year!

Honoring the winter solstice

On December the 21st, we have the longest night and shortest day in Sweden with only 6 hours of daylight. This darkness becomes an incentive to turn more inwards and honor the sacred feminine, yin. We can do this by resting and reflecting more, and perhaps even listen to our own shadow side that we might not want to show to the world as frequently. It’s a time of silence and stillness. And it’s also a reminder to cherish the hours the sun is up, even more. In other parts of the world, like Portugal and Hawaii, the difference between the seasons aren’t as prevalent when it comes to hours of daylight.

It’s all about our cycles, to live in tune with Mother Earth. We as women, have our monthly cycle, that is said to be reflecting the moon, and even sync naturally within groups of women. After our regular cycle has ended, the older women pass into the greater cycle with more wisdom. The seasons and hours of daylight.

What can you do to take more care of your dark, feminine side?

Applying Feng Shui

While Yoga has its foundation in Hinduism and Ayurveda, Qigong has its, in Chinese Medicine, Taoism and Feng Shui. Feng Shui translates to the school of wind and water and is a guide to enable a better balance between the elements where we live and work, so that the energy will flow better in our space. It can be used both for interior and exterior design, as well as for choosing location.

When we want to achieve something special, we can use the principles of Feng Shui to increase, or decrease, the energy in certain areas that symbolises areas of our life (such as career, relationships, communication, family, prosperity, knowledge, health or travel).

Telluselle Living Center is meant to be designed according to the five natural elements for such inspiration. Here is a great resource for tips you can use in your own home.

Choosing approach

Once you have found your own inner peace and a sense of centeredness, you can become more aware of how you respond to others and why. You can also eventually learn to choose your own level of engagement, your own emotional charge, and thus, your approach. This can be especially visible (and a good place to practice) in how we enter. How we enter our own home, our workplace and nature, besides when we visit others. How are you walking? Rushing in, or from a place of holding it sacred? Which beliefs are you carrying with you? Are you feeling welcome and are you welcoming others? Are you too open or too closed? Try thinking about that and see how the results might differ in your interactions.

From a Lifecoaching perspective, we found our practice in a certain approach, or attitude, in our sessions with clients. Our foundation is built on believing in the client enough to help birth his/her own answers and solutions to their problems. We do this by fostering a mindset of genuine interest, a neutral standpoint, with support and a wish to do good. All in mindful presence with a Socratic dialogue.

Would you like to try?

According to lineage

Each teacher, instructor or healer, at Telluselle Living Center, will offer their services and classes based on a foundation of following a specific school, or path of lineage. At TLC we believe that nobody can, or should, be teaching anything that hasn’t also been taught, and shown, with a reference. This way we can strengthen the bond between student and teacher, master and apprentice, and thus build on proven experience.

This applies to all activities such as Qigong, Hawaiian Hula, Isadora Duncan, Lomilomi treatments and Yoga. All lifecoaches will be educated and follow ICF’s guidelines.

Would you like to join us or learn more? Send an email to hannah@telluselleliving.com

Passion and purpose

Are you striving for more meaning in your everyday life? Then have a look at your passion and purpose – the two fundamentals of Lifecoaching.

Passion is either to have a cause one strongly believes in and let that guide you. Or, passion can be something you love doing that lights up your eyes. What is that? You probably found it as a child but perhaps let it be forgotten or not prioritized. Take it up again! You can then either pursue it as a career, or let it be a favorite pastime.

The purpose is why we do what we do. It becomes a personal mission of a sorts. One of the most common ones is to want to help others. Let this guide you everyday and you’ll soon have both more direction and meaning.

Not sure yet? Book a lifecoaching session to help you find out.

Finding peace

As we approach the holidays, let not stress ruin it for you. Set clear goals of how you want it to be, with whom, or with none! Decide what you would like to feel and know that most state of minds – and hearts – are a choice. We simply need to apply a different perspective to get there. As with most things, we need the opposite, or negative, to treasure the positive. We need darkness to appreciate light. We need grief to appreciate joy. And we need conflict to appreciate peace.

Just like with happiness, we can choose peace as a path. I found mine through remembering to live life as if I only had a short time left to live. It was the lesson I received after my mother had passed away and I found a lump in my own chest that needed a biopsy in 2008. What if? What would I do? I would want to go back to Hawaii… and did anyway! I also choose to forgive others and simply try to not leave anything unsaid or undone, when I go to sleep. With this comes peace naturally as the result.

I believe we are made of love, light and peace, so it’s our natural state, a treasure inside our core as humans, which we reach through meditation and breathing.

When it comes to outer peace, that too is a choice. When we focus on solutions and reconciliation, we can put our own opinion a little aside and be practical. What needs to be done? And what is really important? Let rather your needs be what steers you, than to win an argument.

Happy peaceful Thanksgiving!

Care about yourself, others and earth

The current motto for Telluselle Living Center in the making, is care about yourself, others and earth. I’ve chosen this to be the focal point for our planned activities, this way:

We start with self-care – caring about getting our needs met, to strike a healthy balance between work and play, socialising and solitude, and overall wellness.

When we have cared for ourselves, we can also care about others from a good place of not assuming better, but rather really be able to listen and support. Something we get to practice in our coaching groups, for example.

And finally, as we grow as a community, or simply grow in awareness of our own power, we can care about earth too. This means in our decision-making, and in how we look at our own place in the eco-system, appreciating nature. And how we dance in Her honor!