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Historia – är det sanning?/ History – is it the truth?

Historia – är det sanning?/ History – is it the truth?

Svenska reflektioner:

Historia. Hur mycket sanning finns det i historien, egentligen?

Det är intressant att se hur olika historien ser ut beroende av var man bor och går i skola. Vi är många som älskar historia. Men det blir ännu mer spännande när vi också ser att det är inte bara en historia – Story – men också hans historia (His-story). Männen inte bara skrev ner historien – de tog också bort och raderade många kvinnor ur historien. I dessa tider börjar bland annat fler och fler Egyptiska “drottningar” grävas fram ur historien – bokstavligt och symboliskt.

Vinnarnas historia

Det är också vinnarnas historia som skrivs ner. Tora som är gift med en dansk och bor i Danmark har förundrats över hur lite danskarna vet om “det stora eventet” – freden i Roskilde. Det är inte en del av historien som danskarna lär mycket om i skolan. Men i Sverige blev det inpräntat om och om igen – i alla fall på våra skolor på 1970-80 talet.

När man sitter med en dansk och en svensk historiebok är det som att läsa om skilda världar. Kanske är det då inte så konstigt att det finns så mycket konflikter, rasism och oenigheter mellan oss människor. Vår historia, som vi har fått höra är sanning, är olika i olika länder.

Kulturell historia

Ta invandrare som kommer till Sverige. De har ofta fått lära sig att i Sverige finns guld och gröna skogar som de får fri tillgång till. Tja, gröna skogar finns det, men kanske inte lika mycket guld? De har lärt att om du flyttar till Sverige får det både ditten och datten. Är det då konstigt att de har förväntningar om att få det?

Öppen historia

Om vi vill ha fred på jorden – där historia handlar både om män, kvinnor och barn från och om alla kulturer och perspektiv – kanske vi också ska vara öppna för att lyssna på varandras historier. Vad har vi lärt? Och om det är olika information om det vi lärt – kan det då vara sant? Vad är sant?

Och det gäller också omkring hela corona plandemin. I det ögonblick någon är oenig med din historia blir du attackerad, påhoppad och “utskammad.” Är det så vi vill att vår värld ska se ut? Kanske vi borde tänka lite längre innan vi hoppar på någon verbalt eller t.o.m. fysiskt. Behandla andra som du själv vill bli behandlad.

Det är alltså inte rocket science det här. Det är logik och sunt förnuft. Men sunt förnuft är något som verkar har försvunnit ur historien. Nu får vi ta ansvar för våra handlingar och skapa en historia vi kan vara stolta över!

Du kan läsa Pam Lobs historia om sanningen av historien här nedan!

Be Unfuckwithable,

Tora och Ulrika

respect

History – is it the truth?

History is a story of the past whether it is 1 minute or 1 million years ago. Today 20th January 2021 will always be remembered in history as the inauguration of the 46th President of the the United States Joe Biden. Will he be the last ever president of the USA? Who knows at this point. What we do know is the present system is not working.

I’ve always loved history. Finding out about how people lived and what happened in the past. I’ve spent many happy hours exploring old castles, monuments, stately homes and thanks to some great museums how the everyday man and women lived. I’ve often been left with a list of unanswered questions.

What was life really like?
What roles did the women play?
Is this really what happened?

My story

I was 17 before I visited anywhere outside of Great Britain. It was brilliant to see some of the great chateaus, monasteries and Cathedrals of France, but all the information you get is condensed into a small booklet or an A4 laminated sheet. Again more questions!

Since then travel has been a big part of my life and I’ve walked many miles exploring foreign cities, getting away from the tourist hotspots to get a better feel for the cultures, the people and their everyday lives.

 

I now have the pleasure of friends around the world and get to work on a daily basis with the international Wholyland Council. What has become incredibly obvious is the very different versions of history and events happening right now that we each have. It really makes you question the main stream narrative and encourages a deeper dive into what is the truth.

Down the rabbit hole

This search has certainly led me down the rabbit hole and what I’m seeing is not pleasant but does feel closer to the truth. I’ve always had a strong intuition and have often had a knowing to avoid something or to do more research. My research this year has explained many of my reactions over the years. If you want a future where you are sovereign and free you first need to understand why we are not and look beyond what the main stream media is telling us.

 

 

I was lucky to have an enlightened English teacher who got us to read about the same event in different newspapers. Where they really the same event? As a nurse I often knew in detail about a shooting, a road accident, the riots of the early eighties. But what I was reading or hearing on the news had some facts and grains of truth but could have been about a totally different event as so much was fabricated. This has meant I’ve always had a healthy scepticism about news and history.

“As all human beings are ruled by their emotions, opinions, and political and religious affiliations, subsequently all history is comprised of as much opinion as fact and, in many cases, has been entirely fabricated for the furthering of the author’s personal ambitions or secret agenda.“ Kathleen McGowan

History is not what happened.

History is what was written down.
The news is what you are being told from the perspective of the people producing the program or newspaper.

We think of the people of the past living a simple existence with much less knowledge and know how than what we have today. But this is not totally true. In some ways they were more advanced than the majority of us are today. The powers that be which includes the church, governments, large corporations and a few individuals have suppressed, hijacked and manipulated the truth to meet their own ends. There has been/is a war on perception to limit our possibilities and to keep us controlled.  Then we can add in tradition which has always won over truth.

Isn’t it about time that we lived by the truth, with compassion and love for each other?

For some reason, lost in the annals of time women and feminine principles were squashed or hidden. Many ancient civilisations were led by women, but as the power of Rome grew around the time of Christ, patriarchy was to become the norm. May be because a group of men were threatened by and feared the incredible power women can hold. They are dependent on us in so many ways, yet they felt it essential to dim the female spark.

Womens role

Women belonged first to their father and then their husband. The only other options were to become a nun, a prostitute or servant. If they didn’t obey they were subjected to hideous crimes. Very few women learnt to read and write, it was felt unnecessary. Therefore most of history was written by men and therefore contains very little about women, except as wives as in the stories of Henry VIII six wives. One of the few exceptions is Queen Elizabeth I, but she ruled as if she was a man. The same is true of women today who have finally made it into the hallowed halls of Government and business. There is very little sign of their feminine essence.

 

It has been the scourge of humanity for too long, to damage a woman’s name in order to diminish her.  Powerful women have always threatened weak-willed men. One woman who stood up to the might of the Romans and their evil rhetoric against her was Boudicca, a British Celtic Queen. She rode out to battle carrying a banner saying “The Truth Against the World”.

Who is the enemy?

For thousands of years if you didn’t agree with the narrative of those in power be it the government or the church, war or persecution was/is declared against the so called enemy. We can all remember such events even in our own lifetime.

People are also persecuted for their individual belief or actions, especially if others don’t understand it. The most famous is Jesus, but thousands if not millions have met an early death labeled as a ‘witch’. I’ve certainly met an untimely demise in several lifetimes because of my healing abilities.

Todays persecution

This persecution of healers is still going on today. If anything right now it’s increasing. Social media censorship is shutting down anything that does not match the narrow pharmaceutical version of health care. This is certainly not ‘health care’ and today I would barely even call it ‘sick care’. As many are dying needlessly as they only have access to the approved medicines and procedures.

Yet simple vitamin supplements, un pattented medicines and good nutrition could make a huge difference. But they don’t make a profit so are banned. We are also banned from sharing how you can boost your own health. I and many colleagues have had natural healing information removed. Even worse there are an alarming number of holistic and naturopathic doctors who have died in suspicious circumstances.

What do you want your grandchildren to read in the history books of the future about this time we are living right now?

At the moment if we don’t make a stand for sovereignty and freedom the future looks very much like George Orwell described in 1984. He simply got the date wrong!

Is this the future you want?

If not come and join us in Wholyland where we explore what it means to be sovereign and free. Together we can co-create the future where we can all be in wholeness so that we and the world can thrive.

Enjoy in joy
Pam Lob
on behalf of the Wholyland Council

Kvinnor i Hans Historia/ The Feminine Presence in His-Story

Kvinnor i Hans Historia/ The Feminine Presence in His-Story

Svenska Reflektioner

Vi har pratat mycket om kvinnans roll genom tiderna i boken Holy F*ck and Sacred Water. Det som blir tydligt är hur kyrkan och de styrande männen inte bara skrivit vår historia – men också hur de utskrivit kvinnorna och deras kraft ur historien. Munkar tog bort alla kvinnor när de skulle skriva ner en händelse, då de inte trodde kvinnor hade en själ. Va! Hur sjukt är inte det?

Kvinnor har setts som mäns ägodelar i tusentals av år, och det skiljer sig lite från kultur till kultur, men även i Sverige och västvärlden ges en kvinna bort av sin far i bröllopscermonier. Vi tänker oftast inte över vilken betydelse denna slags cermonier har, utan fokuserar nog mer på att det ser så romantiskt och fint ut på film… Och självklart har alla rätt till att välja att ha sin pappa gå med uppför kyrkogången och symboliskt ges bort till sin man. Om det är ett medvetet val att göra det. Men är det ett medvetet val, eller en del av filmens makt att upprätthålla alla destruktiva program så vi ska tro att saker är “normala”? Vilka konsekvenser har det i våra liv? Vilken betydelse har det för jämställdheten?

Kvinnor genom tiderna

Karen, Wholylands egen arkeolog och power kvinna har skrivit en fin artikel om kvinnors roll i olika kulturer genom historien. Du kan njuta av den här.

Kom ihåg, det handlar aldrig om kvinnor mot män i dessa diskussioner. Det handlar om att skapa balans och harmoni mellan kön. Varför tror vi som vi gör? Varför lever vi som vi gör? Vill vi skapa förändring måste vi också våga se på där det är obalans. Det omedvetna blir medvetet genom att våga se på saker med nya perspektiv.

Så läs Karens artikel och se på historien med nya ögon.

Be Unfuckwithable,

Ullis och Tora

 

Anchor Wat art
Temple art from Anchor Wat, Cambodia

 

The Feminine Presence in His-Story

The in-between existence of the feminine presence attributed within the male dominant aspect of His-story, is also a place where the roles of wife, mother, sister and daughter hold the potential of immense value and power of a cultural significance.

Despite the ambiguous in-between situation of women and men within society, the power of the feminine presence is never far from the surface in any cultural timeline attributed to His-story whether oppressed or admired.

The Role of Women in His-story

Global trends in archaeology theory clearly demonstrate the importance of the role of women in His-story. 

However

  • Long have women been neglected.

The important factors that tend to underpin the neglect of women

Have been

  • Male dominance

And 

  • Lack of theoretical frameworks that explicitly seek to identify women.

Today there is a recognition that women make up half of the population which leads us also to ask….

  • Where were the Women in His-story

Looking Pretty?!!

 

 

In order to overcome the problem of finding the visibility and voice of women in His-story, I have chosen to investigate societies located across the landscape but are still culturally linked.  If we can disarticulate activities across space and attribute gender to the activities, then we can identify the role of women within the framework of His-story.

Where were the Women?

In order to identify the role of women within the landscape perhaps the right question to ask would be;  “ Únder what circumstances were aspects of women roles expressed within the cultural landscape, where and by whom.”

  • Can we ascribe activities to specific places on the cultural landscape.
  • Can we ascribe cultural activities to different gendered groups .
  • Can we see woman in the archeology of antiquity.

In order to identify gender through material culture it is necessary to draw on a range of evidence from not only the archaeological record but also the oral based His-stories and ethnographic studies which were for the most part dominated and viewed through the lens of a male perspective based on His-story.

Finding the Visibility and Voice

The ethnographic literature tells a story of the roles men and women were ascribed within each culture based society.  In order to find the visibility and voice of women I first needed to look closely within the largely dominant male perspective often exclusively ascribed within the notion of His-story.  Within the island culture I explored the trading systems of exchange, and used the case study of the Motu Hiri system of trade and exchange the following could be identified:

  • The women alone produced up to 10,000 clay pots per season
  • The men built fleets of lagatoi trading vessels specifically for the women in order to transport and trade the clay pots

The Lagatoi has been always considered a male dominant cultural aspect, and nowhere in the literature are women mentioned. The trading systems are known to be a male dominated version of His-story starting 400-700 years ago.   However, there is evidence to suggest that in both cases identifiable aspects of women have penetrated male domains connecting females to the male space of the lagatoi voyages of the hiri system.  Furthermore, In both cases female tradition is being passed down from mother to daughter.

Secret Women’s Business

  • Women and young girls had tattoos inscribed on their bodies, linking them directly to the hiri trading system.
  • These specific lagatoi markings identified each long distance ocean voyage undertaken by their fathers or husbands, and therefore connected them intimately to the hiri trading system.

Within the tradition of secret women’s business it can be found that the Motu women’s feminine presence on board the lagatoi linked them directly to the exclusive space of men.  It has been suggested in the oral tradition of secret women’s business that women did partake in these voyages.  Although, there is visual representation of women dancing on board the lagatoi,   I have found no written evidence of women sailing on the lagatoi in the literature of His-story.

The Visibility of Womanness in Society

The visibility of women within the His-story of the cultural landscape can be demonstrated by identifying that women in society possess a significant sense of womanness.  The problem with the visibility of women in His-story is directly due to a western ethnographic bias preventing the activities of women from becoming visible.   However, the power and the prestige of women throughout many cultural landscapes, whether based in antiquity or modern society, is demonstrated through the actual participation in exchange.

The womanness of the Feminine presence in ancient Antiquity was never far from the surface at any time in the His-story of the Roman Empire.  As demonstrated within the Motu Hiri trading systems of exchange, the visibility of women within the Roman Empire can also be identified when viewed through the representation of the everyday life of real women within the framework of His-story.

His-story written in the literature of Roman Antiquity

Another aspect of the Feminine presence captured within the everyday life of Ancient antiquity has often been recorded throughout the centuries and viewed within representations of art and literature, such as poems, biographies and the politics of every day law, composed and viewed exclusively from the elite male perspective of His-Story.

Seldom have women been represented in scholarly literature in any other aspect than symbols of moral virtue and wifely importance, this limited view has perhaps neglected an aspect of the feminine presence which represents the true nature of real women captured in the everyday life of His-story.

Graffiti inscriptions display various messages carved out on the walls of Pompeii, most attesting to the feminine presence alive and present in all aspects of daily life during the Augustan era, from the gladiators arena to the bars and streets frequented by the daughters of virtue and pleasure there are signs left behind, other dialogue suggests the love affairs of men and women despite the emperor Augustus making them illegal in 27 B.C.

The Mistress, The Courtesan

Within the ancient world of His-story, the space between the boundaries of the feminine presence lie traces of power and pleasure, perceived within all aspects of the everyday lives of women with feminine influence.  The Roman Male gaze is often portrayed in various guises within satirical literature and interpreted in part as a form of gender control.  The Roman wife is perceived to be under the control of father, husband, or tutor; female slaves had no power against their masters; and prostitutes were considered totally insignificant to the everyday life of the elite male.

However, within the written record and material culture emerging from sites such as Pompeii, another perspective reveals the elite males anxieties and loss of control when confronted with the face of female freedom.  The Courtesan demonstrates a level of independence, freedom and control by the very nature of her role within society, thus her feminine presence holds more power and influence within the space of their interaction than the elite male of His-story.

The Vestal Virgin

Within the feminine cultural elaboration of the daughters role emerges the cult of Vesta otherwise known within the unique Feminine role as the Vestal Virgins.  The sexual status of these women seems to be directly linked to their sacred status where the image of purity is related to virginity.

The priestesses were under the influence of the pontiffs and had the important task of tending the sacred fire of the hearth, this responsibility was considered crucial to the welfare of the state if the fire was to go out then the virgin was flogged if a virgin was sexually involved an act considered polluting to the cult she was buried alive.

However, all was not grim as these virgins were selected daughters of elite families who were legally independent of the authority of the pater families; their service began between the ages of six and ten and lasted for thirty years with increased power and authority through age and seniority.

The Romans imported many Greek priestesses for Hellenistic cults, and the Egyptian mystery cult of Isis was also very popular within the Roman Empire.  Ancient Inscriptions identified twenty six priests of Isis with six of these priests being real women.  These women were of the elite and non-elite status with Frescoes found in Pompeii and Herculaneum depicting scenes of the feminine rites of Isis.

 

The Gladiator

Female Gladiators were a definite feminine presence across the Roman Empire whose participation involved both the elite and non-elite female. One inscription perceived to be from the second century AD., was discovered from a site located in Ostia known as the Halicarnassus relief.

The Everyday Life of Real Women

Within the broader aspect of the feminine presence lie the relationship between His-story and the rules of law allowed for the reconstruction of the everyday life of all real women who have passed through all His-story without ever having entered it.

From an everyday perspective, the feminine presence is never far from the surface. However, there remains a level of satirical exaggeration and female symbolism within both the His-story of ancient and modern civilizations which is often influenced within the narrative from a male perspective.

Aspects of everyday life during early century BC to first century AD, we find preserved in stone, clay pots and tattooed bodies, or images of graffiti conveying mixed messages of life representing all aspects of the everyday life of real women often hidden away from the bias of His-story.  These visual images are able to communicate the virtues of women through the feminine aspects of the warrior, the courtesan and prostitute, the daughter, the mother, the wife, the virgin and the lover all the feminine qualities of the real women carved within the space and place of everyday life in ancient and modern societies.

temple art from Anchor Wat

Join us in Wholyland where we embrace and balance the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine to make my/our-story not his-story

Come into Wholeness and upshift your body, Emotions, Mind and Spirit for 2021.

Listen to the Live the Impossible Show episodes on His-story from the feminine perspective

Enjoy within joy

Karen Thornton / Author

On behalf of the Wholyland Council

Fotavtryck till en ny början /Footprints of New Beginnings

Fotavtryck till en ny början /Footprints of New Beginnings

Svenska reflektioner:

Att gå Caminon. En resa mot sig själv för många. Att vandra mil efter mil i vackra omgivelser för att möta sig själv. Det inre rum många inte har lärt att hitta. Det är ofta en ny början att gå Caminon. Millioner pilgrimar har gått från från Pyreenerna till den yttersta punkten i nordvästra Spanien – Santiago de Campostela.

Kanske är det vi allra mest behöver i dessa tider. Att finna oss själva, vårt centrum och balans. När världen ser mer och mer kaotisk och polariserad ut är resan till sig själv den viktigaste att ta. Det är inte nödvändigt att ta vandra den. Hur vi reser in i oss själva finns det oändliga sätt. Det viktigaste är att ta första steget.

Karen Tee från Australien gick Caminon. Här är hennes resa och beskrivning som pilgrim mot Santiago.

Res inåt!

Kram från Ulrika och Tora

a pilgrims journey

Footprints of New Beginnings

One morning it really happened.. I had one of those rare coherent moments when all parts of the whole came together… Bolting upright in bed I awakened to the words of an old Tom Jones song blasting out on the radio.  ‘The Young New Mexican Puppeteer’ apparently he saw the people all live in fear… so he decided to carve a puppet to send out messages of hope and inspiration… and folks let go of their fear, they came running from far and near to hear his words of wisdom… and so their journey began, a journey of courage and change while walking in the Footprints of New Beginnings

Walking in the Footprints of New Beginnings

I had no idea what that would mean for me at that point, but I felt my spirit had just been elevated to somewhere in the clouds.  This feeling was accompanied by an idea that had taken shape. I will walk 800km across an ancient trail (Santiago de Compostela). A trail shaped by the footprints of the past, present and future all coming together in the now.  Like many before me this would be a great leap of faith as I stepped out of my comfort zone to embrace the unknown, this I did as I too walked in the Footprints of New Beginnings…. 

 

Now my plan seemed simple enough I was to catch a taxi from Pamplona to St Jean Pied de Port, a small French village situated at the foot of the Pyrenees approximately 75kms north of Pamplona.  The Pyrenees being a popular starting point for pilgrims (Peregrines) about to embark on their pilgrimage (Journey).

However, this was not going to happen as I envisioned, not for this modern day pilgrim anyway.  Apparently all taxi’s had decided to go on strike – Arggh.. don’t they know I am a pilgrim on a mission to save the world or myself (whichever comes first Lol..),  at least raise my awareness along the way.

Stepping out of the Comfort Zone

Stranded in the middle of Pamplona and completely lost having stepped out of my comfort zone with no sense of direction, how could I possibly reach St Jean by night fall.   Nobody spoke English and my limited attempt at Spanish was totally inadequate ‘Una cerveza por favor’ (one beer please) wasn’t exactly what I needed right now. Or, then again maybe it was exactly what was needed…

My heroine in this story was to present herself in the form of a magnificent guardian angel by the name of Maria from Brazil. This chance encounter took place in the central bus station whilst I was trying to speak Spanish, and of cause raised a few eyebrows.  Maria I discovered was another peregrine trying to get to St Jean by nightfall with one big advantage she could actually speak Spanish, this I reasoned was a godsend (right time right place)..

Together we navigated our way through the Spanish transport system riding a tangled web of intrigue connected by buses, trains and automobiles. This we managed by traversing halfway across the countryside in search of the pilgrims express, a train journey that would begin our quest for that something new, something different and something more we were all seeking.

St Jean Pied de Port full of pilgrims high on hopes and adventure, alive with the expectation of days yet to come, distances yet to conquer, and dreams yet to  awaken as we walked in the footprints of New Beginnings.  I thought about all those brave souls who had walked before me in a land shaped within the broader aspect of ancient myths and legends. In that moment my braveness faltered and I felt apprehensive while standing beneath the mighty shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains.

Napoleon’s route appeared on the horizon a rather daunting spectacle that only those willing to come to the edge dare attempt.  Fear put aside it was time to head towards the office of the peregrine, there we would collect our pilgrim’s record (credential).  This passport is your pilgrim’s identity and needed in exchange for pilgrim’s lodgings as a further proof of your pilgrimage (apparently foot blisters were not enough evidence).  Little did I know at that point what being a peregrine would actually mean.

In The Spirit of New Beginnings

My journey had begun as excitement filled the air and in the spirit of New Beginnings I was about to walk in the footsteps of time itself as I followed an ancient trail. I could feel the spirit alive and embedded within the landscape of ancient memory walked by thousands of pilgrims before me all seeking that something.

The journey would take me through ancient medieval villages such as:

  •  Pamplona,
  •  Logrono,
  •  Santo Domingo de la Calzada,
  •  Burgos,
  •  Leon &
  •  Santiago de Compostela.

This is a journey like no other a journey of the soul reaching out across the many nations united in the spirit of New Beginnings….

Whatever, the initial reason for embarking on this pilgrimage, for many it becomes a spiritual endeavor of great change? I started out thinking it would be a simple walk in the countryside, however it soon became a sacred journey of spiritual significance.  The more I merged with the land, the history, the culture and the architecture, the more I became aware of the many religious events shaped by galactic intrigue, myths and legends along the way.  Somewhere along the way this became a journey of letting go, a journey of discarding the old to make way for something new.

 

One Foot in front of the Other

 

 

Morning saw my first challenge (Napoleons route), after the first couple of hours I still felt alive, perhaps my strict physical preparation came in handy after all?  My feet were still moving I can do this, or at least that was my thoughts before the end of the day. Try walking on sharp broken rocks on steep inclines and even steeper declines with tender feet.  As I neared the abbey at Roncesvalles that first day I was no longer aware of anything except focusing on placing one foot in front of the other, while trying desperately to remember what it was that led me to step out of my comfort zone and opt for change.

Needless to say I literally dragged my body into the abbey at Roncesvalles produced my passport received my stamp and was shown to what was the sleeping quarters, which turned out to be a massive room with over a hundred bunks all lined up in rows.  This pattern pretty much repeated itself for me and most other peregrines in the days to come, I found a bunk headed for the shower and collapsed into a heap to sleep the sleep of the dead for an hour or two.

Later that night when I found my feet I headed for the church to celebrate the pilgrims blessing a service held for the pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostela, a special dinner was held and the atmosphere was charged.

That night I was to meet many peregrines that I would bump into frequently in the days to come sometimes sharing food sometimes sharing pain and sometimes sharing the many tales of the magic in life we discovered along the way.

Next morning 6.ooam sharp I could not believe my ears, lights on monks chanting, pilgrims wake up the day has begun.  I took a moment to remember where I was before action set in and I bolted upright what the….!!!!!!!.

Coincidence or not, who would have believed I was sleeping opposite a couple of peregrines from my home town.  What was the chance that out of the many nations traversing this ancient way, I happened to be placed next to some fellow neighbor’s amazing.  After much shared enthusiasm we pull on our boots looked for the painted yellow arrows and started walking another day filled with New Beginnings.

 

 

The next couple of days were possibly the most difficult for me as my feet were constantly in pain my body was trying to adjust to the weight I was carrying (which apparently was far too heavy for my size!), and so the struggle I was going through both physically and mentally became my only focus.  One thing was certain I had to discard anything and everything I no longer needed in order to move forward.

At some point I didn’t think I was going to be able to continue and started questioning why I was there and what on earth was I thinking when one morning out of the blue I got up and decided to walk 800kms anyway???.  These thoughts are common when great change is unfolding (or so I am told).

My feet became so painful the pressure of resting them on top of the bunk at night was agonizing.  I often lay there thinking there is no way I will be able to walk the next day, and yet to my surprise somehow the pain would disappear by morning, my body would repair itself and ready to lace up my boots again for another day.

Eventually you do walk the pain out along with the discarding of your baggage, and this is a common tale told by many a pilgrim.  The path was once explained to me like this; the Camino consists of 3 sections in your personal growth, the first part is the physical the second the emotional and the third the spiritual.

As in all New Beginnings the path is not smooth or easy and often consists of broken rocks along the way; this however in some part is due to the detioriation overtime of the ancient Roman roads.  But the rewards are there in every step taken as the landscape is spectacular, from deep ravenous mountain blues to undulating rolling hills a patchwork of greens and creams.  A true cohesion of nature as people and place merged into forests of ancient trees and winding streams.

Buen Camino

The Camino is the spirit of the pilgrims who walk its path in solidarity with one another and in partnership with the land, the pilgrims are represented by every nation and all bound together by a common purpose of Self Discovery.  The comradeship is strong and instant, greetings are familiar and friendly Buen Camino is the common salutation which means “may the road be good to you”.

Friendships are developed within the footprints of New Beginnings, as we let go of our baggage and shared our emotions shaped by struggle, pain, laughter, tears and celebration.  The human spirit is amazing in all its aspects and often worth the hardships sometimes experienced.  I was continually amazed and honored to be sharing a part of many pilgrims’ journeys.

The decision to walk the unknown in itself determines your quest for New Beginnings and the Camino is a true testament to the human spirit.  There were days I walked with many unique characters all seeking to find their New Beginnings.  At one time I walked with a blind man and his partner who would described every rock every tree and every cloud in great detail continually with such compassion and dedication to each other, I was humbled.  There was a 68 year old woman who had been walking her Camino and finding her way for 3 months.  I walked with many pilgrims of all ages some from Scotland, Ireland, Alaska, Brazil and Ethiopia all stepping out of their comfort zone in that leap of faith to explore the unknown and perhaps find themselves in the quest for something new..

The Camino is a canvas of the collective and the pilgrims are the brush strokes of life dripping with bright splashes of color, we all spoke of life our hopes our dreams, and we all shared our food, our wine and shelter as pilgrims have done throughout the ancient times before us.

santiago de campostela

One anonymous pilgrim in the thirteen century wrote:

“Western Christendom is bubbling with new vitality. The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela is bringing entire generations together in pilgrimage at its purest form. Along this path which, little by little, is being mapped out with the footprints of many forming a new way forward and bringing new hope.”

Today this ancient way finder is still there and for some parts little has changed since AD 813, all you have to do is lace up your boots, follow the yellow arrows and be prepared to let go of your baggage while walking in the footprints of New Beginnings.

BUEN CAMINO

New Beginnings

 

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Nytt år – eller är det? / New year – or is it?

Nytt år – eller är det? / New year – or is it?

Svenska reflektioner:

Gott nytt år säger vi. Nytt år, är det verkligen det? Eller är det ännu en sak som blivit förvridet och ändrat för att få oss i obalans?

När vi följer naturliga cyklus som ex. månens är det inte alls 12 månader. Det är 13. 13 har blivit olyckans nummer – men det har ju kommit fram att det är snarare den feminina kraftens nummer. Som vi skriver i Holy F*ck och Sacred Water:

The sacred feminine power number of 13 has been suppressed for thousands of years. In 2019, the spark that gave rise to Holy F*ck and Sacred Water was ignited as a co-creation. At the same time, we entered a new 13 000-year cycle, as well as a new 13-year cycle of sacred feminine power. There are 13 zodiac signs that now have been acknowledged, and 13 cycles of the moon in a lunar year. That is why women have 13 cycles in a year and ovulate on the 13th day. Mary Magdalene was the 13th apostle of Jesus.

Så när vi säger gott nytt år den 1 Januari varje år – är det verkligen där det nya året börjar?

Pam Lob har skrivit sina funderingar omkring det nya året i dagens blogpost från Wholyland.

 

New year – or is it?

As New Year as we know it approach’s, many of us reflect back on the past year and some make resolutions for the next. Intent on new beginnings only to return to old behaviours before January is even out.

I don’t think any of us could have predicted how 2020 panned out. It’s been a challenging year for nearly everyone in some form or another. Some have seen it as an opportunity to slow down, go within and to awaken. Whilst others have retreated under the duvet and into fear, in the attempt to believe someone or something will be their saviour.

I personally believe there will be no something (a vaccine) or someone (a new president or the return of Jesus) to save us. The saviour is within us. It comes from recognising our own strength, geniuses, our shadows and weaknesses. As we accept who we are, share  from a place of honesty and authenticity. We can them come together to co-create the world we want to see. Is it, or will it be easy? No life never is! This is what makes it exciting and joyful.

 

This year I’ve found myself going down the rabbit hole, in fact many rabbit holes. I’ve being asking questions and researching on the vaccines, the cabal, freedom and sovereignty, plus many other topics, I’ve not even considered to look at in the past. It’s been interesting, horrifying and at times challenging. Is all I’ve read true? No, but I believe much of it is closer to the truth than what we’ve been told in the mainstream media. The constant censorship has made me look even more. What are they trying to hide? Why are they preventing me and fellow practitioners from sharing natural and wholistic health tips to boost your immunity and keep you healthy?

What I’ve really learnt this year is to question. To sit in the questions and to trust my own intuition on whether what I’m reading/hearing is true for me right NOW. As more information or a different perspectives becomes available I’m open to my truth shifting. I believe as we go forward into 2021 the ability to question, examine the facts from many different perspectives and to be ok with change is going to be very important. Along with loving kindness, compassion and acceptance. That we are each on our own journey and can have very differing beliefs, but still be friends.

Something I was not very good at, or at least gave little time too was reflection and contemplation but I’ve learnt the many benefits of both.

Reflection

At this time of year I like to reflect on the year past,the good, the not so good, what worked and what didn’t. I then sit and contemplate on the year to come. I gave up on resolutions years ago and now don’t even bother with goals and plans as every year something new and unknown comes into my life that changes it way beyond my expectations. This year it was our podcast Live the Impossible Show, Wholyland and COVID-19.

Contemplation

What I do contemplate is a word or words for the year. This year it was ‘trust’ and that has certainly been put to the test as I’ve trusted my intuition which has guided me away from the main stream thinking and believes of the virus and vaccines and into wanting sovereignty, freedom, co-creation and the right to choose what I do with my body and health. I’m still contemplating on my words for 2021 but feel trust is still a major one.

As I sat contemplating I started to wonder …

Why do we celebrate the new year when we do?
Why is the passing into a new year so important? …
   Is it just another excuse for a party?
   Is it seeing our lives marching on?
   Is it a fear of not fulfilling our destiny?

Why do we celebrate New Year on January 1st?

For me it makes more sense that the new year happens at the solstice. As the solstice is also my birthday this may be partly why I think this way. The ancient Greeks did celebrate new year at this time and I’ve had at least one past life in Ancient Greece!

The solstice was a time of celebration in many early civilisations.
Hence why the Church chose this time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. (the exact date or even the year is unknown, not helped by many different calendars and ways of recording the passage of time.) Many Christian celebrations are very close to old pagan ceremonies often associated with solar or lunar events. Having Christian celebrations close to events like the solstice and eostre made it easier to convert and placate the populate.

 

So why January 1st?
Like the calendar itself this is a man made date with no connection to solar or lunar events. The passage of time has been recorded from at least the Neolithic period and early calendars, the oldest found is from the Bronze Age followed lunar and/or solar events. But these are not totally regular and have resulted till this day with adjustments to be made and no universal calendar. This is why even today different cultures use different ways of recording time and dates, and celebrate the New Year at different times.

In the past probably depending on where you were in the world and your seasons, new year was most likely to be celebrated on a solar event. Either the summer or winter solstice, but most commonly the summer or autumn equinox.

Celebrating New Year on January 1st came from the early Roman calendar which our present day western calendar is based on.

“It stems from an ancient Roman custom, the feast of the Roman god Janus, who was the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. This is also where the name for the month of January comes from, since Janus was depicted as having two faces. One face looked back into the past, and the other peered forward to the future, just like how on January 1, we can look back at the year that just ended, and look forward to the new year that lies ahead.”  https://earthsky.org

The early Roman calendar had only 10 months. This is why the name of some of our months: September (7), October (8), November (9), December (10) don’t match their actual position. This calendar was reformed by Julius Caesar in 45 BC

“The Julian calendar was no longer dependent on the observation of the new moon but simply followed an algorithm of introducing a leap day every four years. This created a dissociation of the calendar month from the lunation.”

“The Gregorian calendar was introduced as a refinement of the Julian calendar in 1582, and is today in worldwide use as the de facto calendar for secular purposes.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_calendar

 

Manipulation of Time

Clocks, time keepers and calendars have resulted in us becoming slaves to time. Perceived lack of time is one of the primary reasons for not doing something.

When we follow lunar and solar cycles our bodies are less stressed as we are more in sync wih nature. Womens cycles are 28 days for a reason!

This great video explains more about the hijacking of time and there is a comedy section in the middle which explains how the calendar could be. Brilliant!

 

 

As the world now recognises 2021 starts on 1st January energetically this is when the energy shifts.  What will 2021 bring us who knows. But in numerology it is a 5 universal year so we will be cosmically supported to implement if we choose a 5D lifestyle with spirit leading the physical. This is not about spiritual bypass but bringing the spiritual into our physical bodies to be embodied to support wholeness.

January 1st 2021

For many of us this New Year will be unlike any we have experienced. Our choice and freedom curtailed due to the tightening lockdowns. For many of us there will be no parties or firework celebrations, just loneliness and an opportunity to go within, to meditate, to contemplate, to awaken to new possibilities and new beginnings. A party is quickly over and forgotten from a drop to many of a favourite tipple. Whereas a deep meditation, contemplation and awakening can be with you for many moons to come.

We wish you all the very best for 2021 and the strength, courage to face what ever we may be challenged with. Embrace peace, stillness, compassion and kindness and we will be ready to celebrate in style when the right time allows.

To the future and beyond
Enjoy with joy

Pam Lob
on behalf of  the Wholyland Council.

 

 

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