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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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Spiritual Sunday

To discover and know the light within you,  is a big part of the spiritual journey. 

Tonight I joined a friend who wanted to attend a seans for the first time. This transformation from never imagening attending anything spiritual, thinking and acting only with and from our mind to open up and discover more to ourselves as a spiritual being, usually happens when we lose someone close to us. So was the case for my friend. Death can be birth in disguise not only for the soul crossing over but also for the ones left behind <3 

For me, let’s just say it was not my first contact with the spirit world.. I’ll get back to you on that, I promise. It’s one of my favourite topics. ? 

The seans was good, but even better was the lovely time me and my friend spent connecting after the seans – talking about life. It happened to take place at a cosy Italian restaurant that was open nearby. Luckily for us, cause a candle lit little table in the window corner felt just like the right place to escape the storm outside and to connect. To spirit, to each other, to life. Laughter and tears. 

So thank you life and Lotta, for a lovely Sunday evening. I hope you all had a wounderful weekend <3 

Lots of love ~ Märta 

Autumn vibes

One year ago from today, we spent the whole day and night at the ER before I had to be submitted to the hospital
Let’s just say that I am grateful for the year that has passed by. Parts of it have been really painful and I wouldn’t want to do it again. But it also came with insights. I am eternally grateful for my health. 

Everything happens for a reason and the things that we like to label bad, are usually events that come with great transformation and a big goodie bag. At the end. We just need to ride out the storm, do our best, remember the peace inside us and walk the walk. And look for beauty in life even when we are at our worst. Im not saying to ignore our sorrows or trying to replace our sadness with over-enthusiastic happy smiles. Absolutely not. But too look for the beauty in life with a grace and knowingness that it is all there for a reason and it is all there for me. By me, for me, of me. All is connected. 

So.. looking back at this tough past year… I now look forward to our upcoming events, adventures and everyday life 🙂 

Stay tuned to join us in shaping our lifes  the way we dream of!  

The autumn here has been beautiful! Here are some pics from last week of autumn in Stockholm and our neighborhood. 

(Nooo we didn’t steal a baby! I was on a walk with my good friend Ingrid and her little Thedore in Hammarby Sjöstad 😉 )

Lots of love ~ Märta 

Happy hips! And sweat pants Sunday..

I am planning next weeks yoga class and I intend to give my yogis some Happy hips! By my side I have the Zen master, Napoleon – the cat in Stockholm. 

When studying Napoleon, I learn from the best about being present, savasana (resting pose in yoga) and playing, just for the fun of it  🙂 

In eastern medicin it is said that in the hips we store our past. In western medicin we say stiff hips is due to sitting still a lot, which we do nowadays. Either way (or any other way for that matter) opening up and strenghtening the hips is really good for us. After a Happy hip yoga class I usually feel so much more grounded and light at the same time. 

Let’s see what this weeks classes will bring! 

Namasté and lots of purrrrr ???❤ 

Freedom lover 

If we allow everyone to be free - mostly ourselfs - we give them/us the space to fly high, to grow, to love with no limits and to expand beyond the box that only exists in our minds

Freedom - is my favourite word. It is the most allowing, spacious word in the vocabulary, I think. If we allow everyone to be free - mostly ourselfs - we give them/us the space to fly high, to grow, to love with no limits and to expand beyond the box that only consists in our minds. 

In this life I have been very sick. Experiencing what it feels like to be locked up in my own body. Someone (me?) locked me up and threw away the key. I was trapped. And after being both the fighter, the victim and probably many more rolls - I gave it my all to become well again. I even learned to give it my all only just to let it all go. I did it all for freedom. To regain my health yes, but mostly - for freedom! 

What I learned from all of this is plenty. But one thing is that freedom comes from a place within us. When the body is sick, or not functioning the way we would like it too, an injurie or getting older, we are pushed to look within ourselfs to find peace. 

All the ripples on the surface, the big storms that life throws at us, I mosly look apone them with peace now. Not necesarily with happiness and cheered up positivity - no, I can feel the deepest sadness, meaninglessness or fright sometimes - but within the storms I now feel peace and a knowingness that everything is as it sholud be. Maybe not the way I want it to be, but as it should be. All is there for me to grow and experience and discover even more peace and freedom! 

In one of my former lives (yes I belive in reincarnation, basic spirit stuff for a spirit junkie like me growing up with a psychic grandma etc. 😉 I'll get back to that another time) I was a balett dancer, and dance has been very healing for me in this life too. Taking me through some hard time and also having to let go of it at one time. Or more correctly, having to let go of the identity of beeing a dancer. Nowadays, I just enjoy dancing once in a while - in what ever form I and the dance come in. 😉 

Dancing, like here on the beautiful roof topp of the Oslo Opera house, has always made me feel free! And that's why I wanted to share this throwback thursday picture with you. It represents some of the most important things to me... 

Lots of love and freedom to you all! ~ Märta ~ 

Adding more freedom and creativity to life!

After a couple of rough years behind us, Märta and I have decided to break out of old patterns and doing what it takes to reach the life of our dreams. This is partially what this blog is about. Many small steps have been taken along the way, but the other day we took a LARGE step in the “right” direction. Let me tell you about it.

Freedom-Preneur Academy

We joined the Freedom-Preneur Academy. Doesn’t that name have a really good taste in your mouth? I think so. Freedom is very (VERY) important to both Märta and I. We want to live our life more freely and to be able to work as online entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world. Stockholm and our beautiful apartment here will always be our base, but maybe we’d like to work from Spain 3 month a year when the freezing cold weather hits Sweden, or from somewhere else. 

Okay Napoleon-fans stay clam. Napoleon can travel with us within Europe when he gets his passport.

Is this pawsible?

Anything is Pawsible! Never forget that. 😉
Am I scared, sure! Wouldn’t you be? Do I sometimes feel doubt about us being able to provide an income through internet in the future? Off course. But remember, if it feels both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it. I truly have decided to crawl out of my own comfort zone and start living a life closer to my dream (which includes palm trees). ?

I know we have a LONG (but pawsome) journey in front of us. Märta is super busy right now with her job as a speech and language pathologist and her company Light In Sight. I am still recovering from my burn out and my brain is not functioning as it used to. We are entering a new world with LOTS TO LEARN. And let’s face it – it’s going to take TIME (maybe years)! BUT my gut feeling constantly tells me that we are on the right path and I’m also starting to feel more happy just thinking about this. I’m willing to do the job, to break out in blood, sweat and tears to make this happen for us. We’ve both been struggling with some hard things in life and that has given me the strength and inspiration to pursue our dream life.

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.”

 

So what is our dream life then?

Stay tuned, and we’ll soon tell you more about it. 🙂

A thought for you my lovely reader. Where oh where could your dreams take YOU?

Space in between

You know the breaks between things you are doing? Like a break at work, the break between classes in school etc. Today was that kind of a day. We needed a break. Some space to breath.

Those days are really important to me. I believe they are to everyone, but sometimes forgotten. Like a room is not a room without the space within it, the words are not words unless there is space in between. The space and the breaks are as significant as the things we are doing in our lives. The no-thing days, are filled with substantial. And so was this.

Maria and I were just in the moment, took a long, slow walk and a boat trip (public transport, wohoo!) to a beautiful part of central Stockholm called Djurgården.

We walked around and just in time for the rain we had found a lovely porch to sit on, with cover from the rain and a great view. And then… I discovered him! The Thinker. One of the most beautiful sculptures of all time was sitting there under the big chestnut tree, with the stunning garden and the water with passing boats just at our feet. And I had missed it! Never had I walked here before and so I had no idea that August Rodins statue was sitting and thinking right here.  The Thinker stopped me thinking, and I found the break, the space in between. If only so for a moment. But it was beautiful.

Our society of today rewards the “doing” and forgets to celebrate the “being”. So… remember the breaks, they are invaluable.

Our “baby-journey” will soon pick up again. But for now we are in the space in between (on our baby journey. Loads of other things are going on that we will soon update you on!) ..until the next embryo insertion time that is. ?

 

 

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