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Thankful Thursday – A Cliché? Or a Good Practice?

What do I have to be grateful for? Thankfully, plenty.

It is a lot of talking and writing about thankfulness and gratitude journals etc these days. So is it just another way of masking negativity and denying the dualism of this world? Or does ‘thought of gratitude’ actually bring something of value?

Being thankful goes way back in spiritual practices. It is a long lost wisdom that is being rediscovered. I believe, this new reinforcement of gratitude is partly due to the new attention and popularity of Yoga and Mindfulness etc.

But there is a reason for these almost cliché-expressions like “Thankful Thursday” – it actually works.

Being grateful has been shown in several studies to affect our brains in a positive way and being of great help in expanding ones life quality, improving the feeling of contentment and being at peace.

Off course it can also be used as a way to mask negativity. But let´s just say that that wont work in the long run. You can´t block things out, you have to deal with them. And as long as you deal with how life is and accept what is in front of you (or with in you) with a loving kindness, the practice of gratitude can really be efficient.

So how do I practice it? Keeping gratitude journals can be great for some. But I like to keep things more simple. I don´t believe there is a “You have to do it this way”. Try different approches and see what works for you.

Every morning when I wake up I take a few deep breaths, center myself in the ‘here and now’, and then I focus on the gratitude for a moment, while still in bed. Wich just might be my first thought of gratitude – our comfortable bed.😉 Other things that usually comes to mind when paying attention to things I am grateful for is ‘waking up next to Maria’ ‘having our Zen master Napoleon in our lives’ ‘waking up healthy, free of disease (if I am, off course)’ ‘being able to breath and having lungs that function’. And so the list can go on.

My one tip for you when starting practicing or just paying attention to things you are grateful for in life – Anything goes! Nothing is a cliché and being grateful for a beautiful new piece of clothing or for breathing fresh air is just as good as any thought. 😊🙏

Last but not least, I am grateful for all of YOU! Reading and sharing and commenting – spreading the love together with Maria, Napoleon & I.

I wish you all a Thankful Thursday 😊 ~ Märta

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Important message! To all the women out there..

To all the women out there….❤❤❤

I will not write to you why this day is important – that would be to state the obvious. As long as I – as a woman, a gay (or whatever I identify with) woman – can not go free around the world, accepted as I am and choose to be (without hurting anyone else) – this day is needed.

Instead I wish to say to you all – I LOVE YOU! I wish to back you up. To tell you that what ever shit or problem is coming your way, you are loved. So face the problems with grace and love, out of a knowingness that you are held and loved.

I wish for us women, no matter the external differences and different opinions, to back each other up. To be loving, acceptant and caring. That is what I wish for us and for our future generations to come.

Nowadays we encourage women and young girls to be powerful and fierce – But I also want to send a loving thought for all the girls and women who are shy and don´t feel that they are fierce and strong. You too are loved, just the way you are. If love would be our first priority in society, having to fight for our rights would no longer serve its purpose…

So today I wish to encourage you all to connect with the true love within yourself, face the persons around you like you face yourslef. Spread as much love around you so that the fears creating seperation and nonequality in our society will fade away.

Be powerful, outspoken and strong if you are. Be silent and graceful if you are – but who ever or what ever personality you possess – speak out of love, act out of love and always always; let your thoughts be kind and loving – towards yourself and others.
When anyone gets connected to true love, the need for putting anyone else down (including themselfs for that matter!) resolves. Love and fear does not reside in the same space.

So If you haven´t heard it today, let me say it out loud and clear: You are beautiful, strong, vulnerable, compassionate, magnificent, powerful and most importantly – you are loved.

We are in this journey of Life together. Let´s back each other up, celebrate our lives and differencies today with lots of….. love! 😄

Pawsome spirit

Today I sit in my new office at home. This is the first week with more time on my hands to work towards my dreams. I feel so happy and inspired! And a bit scared. 😉 That only shows I am on the right track.

My dream is to help women create joyful, healthy lifes through a shift in awareness. To help women ground themselves into who they are so they can discover their beauty and be Pawsome Spirits too! All for one, one for all. ❤ There is a need for women to start empower themselves and other women along with them! To (re)discover the strenght, love and joy from within. ❤😊💃

I know what it is like to beat yourself up. That used to be me. When something didn’t go well how quickly I was sending negative thoughts to and about myself, aware or unaware of what I was doing.

And when you judge yourself really hard, you judge others the same way.

I’ve been through a lot – years of severe illness, stress, death, unhealthy behaviors, not knowing my true self and not knowing what was in my heart. ❤

But I grew wiser. And all the hard times has served me for the better.

When there is darkness, the light becomes more obvious and it can give energy to the light to grow stronger. The darkness however is not necessary. The light is always present, but we humans tend to not see the light and so we are helped by the duality of this world – the darkness and hard times – to discover the light and joy from within us.

So this joyful, healthy way of living is what we are working on – the shape and form of it is under developement and also, this is just the begining. 👊✌💕 A begining that starts with – “Anything is PAWSIBLE”.

With lots of love, we wish all of you Pawsome Spirits out there a happy weekend! 💕🤗🙏😊💕

The change

Our home is all quiet. It is early in the morning and I sit in a moment of gratitude.

I have just wrapped up a week with a lot of work, laying a puzzle with several pieces, in order to move my life in the direction I desire. Hard work, intention, allowing uncertainty and trusting the guidance of the universe.

In two weeks time I am leaving my permenant job, which means working less as a Speech and language pathologist/therapist and creating more space and time for yoga, energy medicine and Pilates. And also for things yet unkown.. 😉

My fiancee Maria and I are working on ideas of creating a network to spread more joy, abundance, awareness and fun stuff to share with the world. Let’s see how it goes!

But for now I sit in gratitude. With the intentions I place in my mind together with a willingness to let go and let the universe guide me. Simply move in the direction of my gutfeeling. A big change is coming. Slowly but surely. 😊💗🙏

I wish you all a Pawsome, peaceful weekend ❤ Lots of love ~ Märta

Photo explosion from Bali

I’m so grateful for the time we are able to spend together here in Indonesia. It almost feels unreal. One whole month of exploring, eating healthy, doing yoga, working on our projects, reading Scandinavian crime fiction and spiritual books, going for long walks under the palm trees, enjoying the sun (and the heavy rains, it rains a lot).

And also – planning our wedding! Something I didn’t thought we were going to do on this vacation!! I love you Märta! So glad you poped the question! It all happened on Christmas Eve, the proposal. I wasn’t at all prepared for it. I thought Märta needed one or two more years, at least, before she was ready. And now here we are, with rings on our fingers looking at wedding dresses. I promise to tell you all about the proposal another day. Subscribe down below so you don’t miss any details. 😉

The idea was to show you a lot more photos, but we’re having some problems with Wi-Fi at the moment. 

~~Love from Maria~~ (who is in a café reading Elisabeth Gilberts book ‘Big Magic – Creative living beyond fear’ while Märta is having a massage) 

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We have now started a YouTube channel where we hope you all will join us. Our intention is to spread the joy for life with our everyday life adventures. At the same time we are aiming at creating our dream life of freedom, love and prosperity, with all the ups and downs life has to offer, we wish to share it with you. <3 Hoping we can inspire each other!

We believe that anything is Pawsible- Wheater you look at it from a quantum physics way with energy fields and string theory, or through a spiritual perspective, or just the perspective that where the attention goes – energy flows. What ever way of perspective that suits you, go with it. What is more important, however, is the core of it all, the LOVE, CREATIVITY and JOY! 
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Lots of love from the tropical night of Bali, now in Sanur ~ Märta & Maria 

 

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First yoga in Bali 🙏

Last night we tried another restaurant for dinner here in Ubud, or more like it, a café – Café Vespa. The feeling was more western than the other places we’ve tried. 

We shared a big coconut. They are so delicious here in Bali! The taste is fresh and not too sweet. Not to mention all the healthy benefits from drinking a coconut. A really good thing is to squeez some lime in to it. Yumie! 

Maria had an Italian inspired veggie dish and I had an Indian inspired dosa (sort of a crepe but glutenfree) that I filled with mashed sweet potatoe, spinache, schreded coconut and hommus. Delicious! 

Today we had our first yoga session and since we’ve been jetlaged from our arrival to Bali, we started off with some gentle restorative yoga at this nice place close to our house outside of Ubud. 

In the middle of a rice field, in the open air, together with Oscar the very relaxed  yoga cat, we got into a good vibe with some rewinding yoga. 

And off course, we chilled off with a dip in the pool afterwards. 😊🌴👙 

 

Tomorrow new adventures await… 

Lots of love ~ Märta 💚 

Flow

Today has been a day of gratitude and flow ❤ 

I started off with a meditation in bed this morning, with Napoleon by my side…

And I finished the day with such a great group of people in my Pilates class. 

(I always forget to take photos in the yoga studio!😑) 

The words that came to me through meditation this morning was this; 

“I let my life flow without resistens. I go after what I want, then letting go of the attachment to the result.” 

I let my life flow without resistance. 

If I know one thing for sure it is this; I am guided in the right direction. When I take action and follow my gut feeling – my heart – what is best for me will unfold. 

So my friends, that also means to rest in the uncertainty ❤ And that is what I do and it feels so good 😊 At least today! 

And tomorrow will be exhiting – fun date coming up! 

Good night, lots of love ~ Märta 

Why “Why?” is so important!

I hope you all are having a wounderful Saturday! 

I am on the sofa, lit candles and a cup of tea, Napoleon curled up beside me, doing one of my online courses with the intention of step by step creating my dream life

As you know, Maria and I are looking in to ways of expanding our living, to creat what we think would be our dream life. That sounds pretty good, right? But, It will take a LOT of hard work and significant changes for the both of us. And the motivation doesn’t spring from not being in a good place, because I am, at least sort of … 😉 

 Yet, this is what we are working on, step by step, to get to our dreams to become real. But why? Why do we do this? And why is “Why?” so important?

I can only speak for myslef so here are my “Why’s”: 

Freedom – to be able to work more freely, to be able to travel more frequently, and to be able to work from around the globe. 

Prosperity – I wish to have more time spent with my loved ones; family and friends, than what I have today. That requires the money flowing in to support it. I also want to creat more time for myself for healthy habits, creativity, hobbies and passions. Plus I want to share a lot of it with you! I have soooo many ideas and things I want to share with you! Plus, I do believe in ‘give and recieve’ and sharing is the way to do it 🙂  

I want to show myself that anything is pawsible 

Plus, if we will have children in the future, I want to show them by example that we are limitless possibilities. That we have more to chose from then what our society teaches us today. As long as we do it with love, connectedness to our heart, and in the intention of creating good for our selfs and the people around us.  

And my last but not least “Why” is this – I want to show myself that anything is pawsible.  

Why are the “why´s?” so important? 

So why are the “why’s” so important then? Let me tell you that the days when you feel like you´ve hit the wall, like nothing works, and like you are doing no good – those are the days you will need to remind yourself of WHY you are doing this. 

I wish you all a cosy evening <3 

Lots of love ~ Märta 

Baby journey

This dark Saturday afternoon here in Stockholm, I’m sitting at our big dining table with my new computer, a cup of hot green tea, and just enjoying the calmness. Maria is on the sofa reading a book (a Swedish Classic, that also was made a musical by the Abba duo; Benny and Björn. Maybe you can guess which book it is? 🙂 ). It is so silent and calm. Just what I needed after a hectic week. 

This morning I had a Pilates class and then a distant healing session with a client. After that I sliped in to a hot bath with lavender essential oil and scoup of coconut oil. I feel like a little baby but now 😉 

Talking about babies, as promised I’ll share with you what is going on with our baby plans as for now. For you who saw the first blog post here on Pawsome moms, know that we just got a negative answear on the pregnancy test. We had made our second try of IVF, that didn’t stick. Now we have two more embryos in the freezer (amazing isn’t it?!) waiting for us. 

 

After the last attempt, Maria said she wanted a short break before going at it again. I thouth it was good. The hormones had taken a turn on her and a rest would be for the best. But after a month passing by and a little sisterly advice from my older sister Gina, Maria felt that she wasn’t in good shape to get pregnant. Her coming back from her burnout has taken a long time and is still an ongoing process. Maria said that looking back a year from now when we were in the middle of insemination attempts, she can’t belive how she thouth she would get pregnant. “My body and mind was so not in the state for a pregnancy, but my will of having a child made me blind to se that. I don’t want to make the same misstake again. Looking back and woundering what the h*** I was thinking.” 

Me, on the other hand, have had a gut feeling for a long time that we should start our projects of living our lifes much more freely and working for getting to that point before we have children (Yes I hope we might have two 😉 but one would be wounderful). And I have been conserned about Marias health, what it would mean to go through a pregnancy and then becoming a parent at the state she was in. That did also put a huge feeling of responsibility on my shoulders..  
I felt some what relieved when we deicded to pospone our last two trials of IVF for the future. We both really want to give those last two tries our best <3

We haven’t sat a time limit, we just said that we will give it a longer break now, until Maria feels fine and we are on board with our “Freedom Projects”. 

Oh one more thing!… We have started to look at adoptions. That would just be wounderful 🙂 Let´s see what the future holds! And for sure it holds a Dream trip.. let’s just say Christmas will be very warm this year 😉 

Lots of love ~ Märta 

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