OUR SHIELD OF PROTECTION

There has always been a longing for me to not have to wear makeup. To dare to be bare and just feel fresh. Or just to put on a little mascara.

Sometimes however, make-up can be a shield with our skin which also is the third lung of our bodies according to Chinese Medicine, but also in a way towards others. But does it become a mask? It seems that is what happens when some people go overboard with their cosmetic surgeries. Isn’t it a longing then to hide their insecurity behind a layer of seeming perfection, a facade?

A shield can also be spiritual and personal. A spiritual shield is created by joining others in prayers or when receiving others’ blessings and with the help of angels. I can feel a softness of my heart when I do, just as I can feel that Muslims can even out the Christian, but perhaps function better as a protection, just like the Buddhist one, enables a joining of a sort of friendship. Maybe it’s a matter of finding balance between daring to need others, male and female.

The personal shield is our personality – our Ego – that is shown in how we naturally enjoy expressing ourselves. At best, wearing makeup then becomes the enhancer of our best selves or the part we want to promote the most. And on stage the freedom to be someone completely different.

To have a good shield, requires good health. How is yours and what strengthens it in a positive way?

Brands that are biological and you will be able to buy and use at Telluselle Living Center are: John Masters’ Organics, Uertekram and Lavera, with the add of one locally made!

The bark of the tree seems to have been harmed due to pollutions in the air.

DEFINE YOUR NEEDS

To reach your goals in life or simply live a happy and healthy life, there are two things to consider: What you want and why (Can it do good for others?) and which conditions can enable that?

To find out where and how you would like to live, you must clearly set your own standard that you don’t derive from. Here are questions to answer to get you started:

External needs:

Which temperature do you prefer inside your home and office?

Which temperature and climate do you prefer it to be outside?

Which type of air and humidity alongside weather and season do you prefer for working and relating?

Where can you access a bit of nature?

When do you feel your best? Why is that? Who are you with and where? What do you then need to be like that again?

How would your favorite home look like in terms of style and amenities?

Physical needs:

When do you feel rested and relaxed?

What can you do to feel rested and relaxed?

What inspire you and gets you going?

How many hours of sleep do you need and during which time of day?

What kind of food are you eating and how does eating different things make you feel different? What are your preferred taste?

Which types of fitness exercises can you do to get in shape?

What do you like wearing?

Which products do you need to take good care of yourself?

Do you need to schedule a session with a physio-therapist to heal an injury, or release and realign a stressed spine? Would some massage help you?

How often do you want to have sex, how, when and where?

Mental needs:

What would you like to learn more about?

What inspires you?

What are you telling the world about yourself and your life? How is it for real?

Emotional needs:

When do you feel safe?

Who makes you laugh?

When, where and how can you share your troubles, ponderings and opinion about what is going on?

Who gives you a hug and who can you hug?

What are you grateful for?

Spiritual needs:

What do you believe in?

What is your purpose in life?

Social needs:

How much do you like to be alone and when not?

Do you like going out or do you prefer to be at home at others’ places?

How often do you call someone and about what?

Which groups do you belong to and what do they stand for?

Finally:

All these needs together make a blue-print for who you are and what you like. What is most important? How do you honor and respect this need? What can you say yes more to, as well as no?

When you choose to pursue a happy and healthy life, you won’t need to constantly buy bigger and better or have a bucket-list. The less you need to think of what you want or need, the more creative and open you will be, the more flow you’ll have.

HEALING YOUR INNER CHILD

The crow announces the return of my inner child (soul) in the morning with its loud sound, just like the rooster announces the entry of the sun into a new day. I had lost this piece of myself due to traumas in my childhood and adulthood that weren’t treated properly as needed within the nearest couple of years. So, it wasn’t until I stepped into the African dance class spring 2004, that I realized with the feeling of a little girl awaiting fun, I could get myself back by reclaiming my joy in what I had stopped doing. It didn’t come easy though. I had to grieve my own passing mother first. Perhaps it’s even a necessity to loose your Mum first so you no longer have any other choice but to become your own best parent to thrive and grow anyhow.

What I did was to change my diet, upgrade the interior design in my apartment and relate differently with more caution and awareness, while forgiving myself and others if the past. I wasn’t feeling well at first, going through this change but blessed by noticing a glimpse of the real me returned whole in Hawaii. I wanted to see that in my own eyes again.

Four years later, after dancing regularly and even performing a little on stage, I had begun to step into my new self, the woman I wanted to become and now it was time to let myself return with an integrated past, which was initiated by Shaktipat in 2007 and Lomilomi a couple of times in 2009-15 with mystical experiences aligned by faith and Ho’oponopono. This can be read about in my book “The Call for Divine Mothering”.

I saw her again in my eyes more full, the little 6 year old explorer – Little Me – in 2015 in Frankfurt at the airport, dizzy by spiritual presences and support from passed on relatives, yet more whole than ever after a near death collapse in 2014, landing in my heart, learning to love myself in a new way, based in compassion of self and more awareness of its coming and going, upon dancing in Greece.

Soon I took a step in improvement, by overcoming my fear of dipping my head under water – something I hadn’t dared since I almost drowned at the age of 5, but felt a growing need to. So, I did. Alone in Portugal where I had been told we’ve had a great vacation when I was a toddler. Both in a deep pool looking similar to the one in 1975 and in the ocean. I did again three summers later when it was warm enough in Sweden. A victory every time!

The journey we take is always alone, but with great companions and helpers along the way, we can develop who we are again. It is my hope to support this healing also in others.

Journey questions to answer:

1. What happened to you and how did it affect your life?

2. What do you need to change in order to make your body into a welcoming and safe place for your soul to live in?

3. What did you enjoy doing when you were a child? How do you feel doing it again? Can you keep this separate from your own children if they don’t like to? And even learn, practice and develop it more coming forth with your passion?

4. When, where and how are you going to let your inner child play?

Look yourself in the mirror and recognize your own inner little girl or boy. Forgive yourself and feel compassion!

Have fun 🙂

DRAW CLOSER TO EARTH

It is through recognizing the splendor of nature, we can show true humility and respect for the power that lies within. We can call it God, Gaia or energy. The Divine within us, is the part of us that also is part of this power.

Here is an exercise to try:
* Take of your watch and put away your phone. Then watch, and most of all feel, where the sun stands in relation to your own experience of time. Guess what time it is! Then check to see if you are right. Try it a couple of times during the day, preferably after you allow yourself to wake up without an alarm clock. And hereby become more attentive to your intuition and needs.

We are part of Earth!

FEEL THE FABRIC

One way to assure eco-friendly living, is by consciously choosing what to wear. We can either focus on what is labeled and controlled as organic, and/or think of the fabric we choose when we buy.

It can be made of recycled material or natural fibers such as silk, linen, wool and cotton. Not to mention re-used!

My angel Rose showed me an idea to use an old white leather couch to make a new purse from. Can that be done?

How much we buy new, what and how, as well as defining fair-trade, organic and sustainable will be part of ongoing seminars and discussions at Telluselle Living Center. Want to join? Please comment with any ideas of your own!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!

If you are a dancer at heart, who enjoys a neat home, likes to eat properly, and practice dancing both for fun and as a passion, you will fit right in at Telluselle Living Center.

Hawaiian at heart, concerned about the environment and want to foster peace and harmony with a sense of pride? Welcome to be a Telluselle Living Center member!

Interested in creating, either alone, or together with others that could become a real invention or simply a smart business idea to make money on that is also good for the environment and people’s health? Then you are definitely welcome to TLC.

Tired of all the retreats, festivals and classes where you are taught how to think positively and then come home to your regular daily life without any change? At Telluselle Living Center, you will be part of co-creating positive developments that lasts, that you can try over time with support in your real life, and talk about what’s important both for you and society.

Together we can create the world!

HOW TO BE CREATIVE

It’s nothing more rewarding than watching how an idea comes to life and into production. The real reward lies in the idea, to come up with something yourself, that you have dared come up with through your own creativity. The idea is the seed from which the rest grows.

It starts in your imagination. Imagine how you would like it to be, follow your thought of something you wish, whether it is a new piece of clothing you desire or a whole new life and business elsewhere. This imagining process when written down is called a vision and is what all real longlasting businesses have and use to set goals. It is within the vision, the purpose becomes known. A vision is simply a desired outcome for the future.

Think of a problem or something you often use that you wish were better or cheaper or nicer looking. Are there any other people feeling like you? Then it becomes an opportunity to be inventive either for them to buy your product or service instead, or to work together with. How do you want it to look and be?

What do you then need to make this happen? There is where your strategy and goals are formed.

At Telluselle Living Center you’ll have the chance to meet others who likes to create new green solutions for a better society. How does a better society look like without sounding like Utopia? Let’s create a vision of that too for the community you live in.

Dare to imagine!

A GREEN HEALTH MALL

Imagine stepping into a mall, but instead of just stores offering merchandise, you’ll find a variety of alternative and holistic practices and therapies, alongside creativity seminars and coaching for you to find the right remedy and personal development tools.

This is how my business idea first came to me as a visualisation in 1999 and became developed into its first plan, called “Lusthuset” (ie a house for lust of life and a pavillion in a park).

During the years to come and after working with writing and developing the fitness club Forum’s magazine for its members, together with a corporate presentation for natural supplements I had made prior, and my own qigong practising, interest and assessment exercises, I set out to learn more and develop this into an actual business plan, that was suggested at first here.

The idea took the shape into a coaching, dance and yoga studio, paired with therapies, organic hairdressser and bio cafe and was ready to become built in 2008 in Stockholm, I hoped.

It was however not until 2010, I met with an architect in Honolulu and in 2014, I started getting to know the dance form of Isadora Duncan.

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Late last night, I was sitting and talking to a man from Argentina here in Frankfurt. He said: “Healing and art comes from the same place.” Totally agree. The artist Carlos, recommended me to go have a look at the Schiller passage.

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And today, I soon found myself passing by the very same and saw this available space! Could it not say “Balansfokus” above the door? Or to sell bamboo products? Or simply become in charge for the whole mall…?! What an amazing opportunity to practice my marketing expertise with organizational development consultancy here!

Opportunities abound. But will envious people get in the way again?

CARE ABOUT YOURSELF, OTHERS AND EARTH

It is by fostering a true relationship to yourself and meeting your actual needs with respect, that enables you to practice self-care. In a way, it’s like becoming a parent to yourself with compassion rather than judgement.

We build on the belief that when you have been able to tend to your needs and feel free to be yourself, you will be naturally able to extend your care (compassion and kindness) to serve others.

This in turn both enables and requires you to foster a relationship to Mother Earth, as the ultimate source that feeds you with your own participation. Both by cultivating and praising Her beauty, and by not littering or abusing Her resources.

How can we do all this? By meeting at Telluselle Living Center and find inspiration, share experiences and support, we can!

THE JOURNEY

When we dance Hula, the sidestep is called Kaholo, which means to travel. Hips moving sideways with the flow of life force, creativity. And just like with dancing, we can travel through an inner journey as well as an outer. All to be used where you are living in your daily life. So, how would you like to live and why are you not?

The tools to be offered at Telluselle Living Center are designed to take you home, the same way I did, whether you want and need all or just would like to keep up with a practice or delve into something new. It’s about finding and living in a flexible balance, like a tree stands firmly rooted, changes with the seasons and still moves softly with the wind.

Here you can find your center through meditation and strengthen your flow and clarity of mind with qigong.

Here you can explore your values, needs, desires, obstacles and strengths together with a coach to enable you to reach your goals.

Here you can meet with others to discuss and define how to best live and work together in society while discovering new ideas and learn more about making green improvements.

Here you will be able to release, build, express and celebrate your own joyful expression with dance, whether through improvising with the 5 rhythms or through special choreographies and styles revolving around a spiritual connection with nature.

You will find the best care for your body, hair and face that also are just as good for Mother Earth, making you become one with, while you receive and breathe through the practice as needed with Lomilomi and forgiveness. And here you can eat something organic that fills you up with good energy.

Become your best self, whole and ready to share with the world, in harmony with nature.

This is Telluselle Living.

THE SECRET TO REACHING YOUR GOALS

Ready for 2019? If you’re like most, you’re probably pretty tired of cheerful resolutions and declarations of promises for a better life with a pretty photo of a yogapose. But, you might still have that wish to reach that specific goal of yours. How do you do that then?

There is a secret behind all setting and striving – it is the actual desire that makes us feel better and thus enable us to perform better. But, there is also a way to increase your motivation by opening yourself up for more ways of reaching your goal than what you first thought. Here is an example:

You want to loose weight and possibly to a certain number or size. Then there are a couple of things to have in mind. Answer this:

1. Why do you want to loose weight?

2. Who is this goal coming from? Yourself, your spouse, your boss, your doctor or society in general?

3. What will you feel once you have lost weight do you think?

4. Use that statement and ask yourself what you can do to feel like that – is there other things you can or even must do?

5. What are you going to do with your new improved self?

It’s not only about rewarding yourself but setting a goal of being able to do something you wouldn’t be able to or dare otherwise. Then THAT is the actual goal for which you need to loose weight. And it is the reason why you want to, that becomes your motivation!

Example: You and your doctor want you to loose weight and you hope to feel lighter and more energetic once you do. What you can do more is carrying a less heavy tote and take a nap every day. Once you’ve lost weight you want to be able to straddle your boyfriend and be on top, then that is the actual goal for why you need to loose weight…

Blossom and dare to be the best you!

To define and work through your steps and obstacles, make an appointment with your favorite coach!

COLLECTING INSPIRATION

Being here in Germany has enabled me to see and collect inspiration to build Telluselle Living Center as planned and developed through the years, with a design of my own for the actual house for studios that makes it to its own.

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Everywhere I go, I see good reminders, like the shape of the foot of this fountain, and how I can use a huge circle mat to my coaching conversation circles room (in brown and white too!) together with comfy chairs instead of the half-circle formed couches I saw in Honolulu. It’s always a good confirmation to see alternatives that still match our desires!

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It will all come together real nicely…

A NEW FLAVOR TO LIFE

It is said that creativity can be defined in two ways:

  1. As something completely new, such as an invention.
  2. As something in a new combination of known opinions or things.

Either way bears a promise of breaking out of your comfort zone by beckoning you to try the new.
IMG_4725Start small, try a new flavor of tea. Here is mixed one I tasted, that was good and typical German.

Do you have any creative ideas, you would like to try to make into a living? At Telluselle Living Center, we will have room for groups to share their green health inventions and find people to work with.

PRACTICING YOGA

How do I practice yoga?
IMG_4761I find rest in each asana, breathing in more life and release physical tension. I choose how I approach the mat, with which emotion I hit the floor – with energy and gusto to become more strong and flexible to warm up, soft and slow to wind down and care for myself, or relaxing to rejuvenate and refresh my body through the stretching.
IMG_4762Breathing out when I push into and extend the motion, breathing in for strengthening, letting my whole body breathe when I dare to. All with presence. How do you do yours?
IMG_4763I have practiced yoga since the beginning of the 2000’s and aim to have one instructor offer a couple of classes at Telluselle Living Center as part of the whole curriculum.

(A good tip for those of you who might not be used to winters, wear your leggings underneath your jeans or other pants, I do!)

 

A BUDDHA FOR EACH OCCASION

In the name of equality, one could advocate that we all can become enlightened and thus reach the status of a Buddha. For many years I have seen statues of Buddhas and mostly recognized that some seems to be from India and others from China.

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Meanwhile I have also encountered Tibetan style and Japanese style of chanting, so what is then the Chinese type? I passed by the Fo Guang Shan temple the other day and was invited in to have a look around. They have the Medicine Buddha in the middle, flanked by the heir and the one for Enlightenment.

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Here in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, they are going to start a meditation class in January together with learning more about Zen, while one can pray and enjoy reading a sutra already now on Sundays. I love the way they have put the seats alongside the walls for stability and comfort – something to remember for Telluselle Living Center too! And here I am standing next to the Buddha for Paradise. (I also noticed Kuan Yin and a picture of the Great Buddha).

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Can one use Buddhism if one is Christian? It is a philosophy for having a better life, especially when born again. As with all things, it is a matter of being free to believe and to learn how to practice our virtues, starting by calming down our mind with meditation. Have you tried it?

VINTAGE OR NOT?

For many years I have bought and liked both vintage furniture and clothes. It is often cost-efficient with good quality which therefore lessens consumerism and improves sustainability. However, there are three levels to have in mind:

1. Antiques – often art, or pieces of design items, carpets and furniture that are older than 100 years.

2. Vintage – better quality clothes and furniture, often from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s.

3. Used – sometimes even new things that are left over from sales or by people who regrets their buy or don’t like a gift they received, are smart finds.

However, old energies and simply that of others’ is never good to bring into our home. Not to mention, we shouldn’t have to resort to wearing used of financial reasons (My mother had to growing up, while my grandparents were really immersed into buying antiques.). Therefore, I’m happy to share that I have stopped using any used or vintage, to feel a difference since the last three years. And I have even found a new pair offwhite corderoy pants for a little as 1 euro here in Frankfurt (at an outlet store)!

Where do you draw the line?

Photos of recent curbside finds.

FIND YOUR PASSION!

What is it that lights up your eyes and makes you feel inspired to get going? Is it a cause your care about or something you like doing? What exhilirates you?

IMG_4513Passion is the fuel for our life energy, it is feeling to expand and extend beyond our boundaries to propel us forward. Even though passion might exist within relationships, it is not what we refer to when it comes to Lifecoaching. In fact, relying on your partner only to always supply you with energy, will most likely end the relationship.

How do you then best find out and can you have several passions? Find two, one thing you love doing, which may or may not be creative and/or physical, such as a craft or a sport. It can also be an intellectual pursuit such as writing or artistic such as sawing. And one cause you feel passionate about. What makes you upset that you want to change? What do you think is important in your life, in the life of your closest circles and in society? How can you contribute and with what to the improvement of something?

Start by answering yourself these questions and try it directly. You can also recall what you used to do, whether when you were a child and dreaming of becoming something special or loved playing, or simply when you were single, younger or the like. Or have you developed a new taste for something? Remember, your passion and its reasons, is uniquely yours to pursue, whether you practice alone or together with others.

SOILING THE EARTH

In a world of growing awareness of organic practices and fostering an eco-friendly approach to life, even a simple thing as choosing the right soil for our plants can make a difference.

Labeling something as “bio” or “organic” is built on certain variables and factors that are controlled. However, a practice can be naturally eco-friendly or non-harmful with great sustainability without aspiring to be so.

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Here comes the tricky question – what do we then choose? Quality and durability or organic but not durable? Which is then more energy-efficient for what price?

Naturally, I took a personal interest in soil early in life since I like repotting our plants back home and making things grow. I loved raking our garden, just as I enjoy the sound of gravel under my feet and sifting sand through my fingers.

As I might have shared before, while I was an intern at TetraPak in Lund at their information department in the early 90’s, I got to learn more about one of their founders’ pet project – making soil with beds of peat, mulling for years – to a special quality brand called Simontorp. It’s still my favorite in Sweden since all my plants grow well and remain healthy with it. I would think their process is very organic.
IMG_4491Today, I saw these two kinds of soil, one organic and the other with added lava/volcanic rocks it seems. If anything the latter must be hindering growth one can think. Adding minerals can only benefit if we have something to add it to. And do Hibiscus plants grow on lava? No, they don’t. So why then? To create something new, to sell something coming from Paradise. And perhaps because volcanic water is beneficial for our health (at least mine). Separating the use of the natural elements here, however, is crucial since they all need each other to work together. Which soil is best used for much watering for example? Blending, morphing and separating into strength and flexibility, one leading a season into another. And to become the very ground we live on.
IMG_4492Put yourself in the same pot as another, or rather, let each plant be its best own beauty!

When do you choose organic and why? Is it the same as being sustainable? Discuss it with us at Telluselle Living Center or in the comments below!

 

SOOTHING ALOE VERA

It was through living in Hawaii, I first encountered the use of Aloe Vera. In the beginning of my fascination for this plant, it was primarily for topical use to soothe sunburn and lessen itching skin or calm down blemishes. It worked like a charm!

Soon, I tried drinking some juice but mostly found myself running to the bathroom more often, so instead I was recommended pulp. Ah, what a relief!

For about a year (or was it two?), I drank a shot of pure organic Aloe gel in the morning to lessen my stomach problems, which also lessened my skin problems from within (together with using biological products only with plantbased ingedients). Nowadays, I just gulp down the ready made bottle of mixed drink with pulp in it, when ever I feel the need for some refreshment.

It’s a healthy little plant, that also is easy to grow on your own.

Have you ever tried it or do you have any other favorite remedy? Share below in the comments if you want!

COMPETITORS

Starting a business naturally includes a bit of research about competitors. While all activities can be considered a competition for time and money, it is what is similar to our own, that we need look up and into. We do this to differentiate and position ourselves on the marketplace both in terms of communication and marketing, and the actual offers, while also see what we can use and learn from, whether it is choosinh physical location and space, or design and name, a price model for customer care or opening hours.

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Today, I passed by the “Meridian Spa” in Frankfurt. They focus on fitness, wellness and bodycare. Our membership idea is from gyms like this, but at Telluselle Living Center the activities will be different and yet focused on the same fitness, wellness and bodycare together with mind and spirit for the soul.

With every word we use to describe our business, we must fill it with the meaning and emotional charge we want. Is dancing fitness and where do we find our customers?

Coaching at TLC for example, isn’t about personal trainers at all, but rather a speaking partner to use for your own decision making and development, but not therapy.IMG_4363

When all this is thought out and described in a business plan that is constantly being updated, we can build a foundation to grow from that is both steady and flexible. This way, our business also becomes a specialized brand. Together we form the culture that will permeate the organization. This implies ensuring that we live like we teach. Do you think of yourself as someone who lives organically based on forming your own relationship to nature with a touch of flair? Do you practice meditation and qigong and use biological care products? Then we can make a fit. Let’s try and find out!