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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