If you are feeling stuck and it feels like you can’t move forward ask yourself
What can I let go of in order to create more space in my life?
The more I move forward and grow, the more I feel the need to let go of everything that does not serve me anymore. This can be anything. It can be material things such as clearing out old belongings that don’t feel right anymore. I love clearing out my house and it feels great to give away clothes I don’t wear anymore or furniture that doesn’t fit anywhere.
Of course making space isn’t only about clearing out physical objects. It’s just as important (if not more) to let go of old beliefs, patterns and relationships that don’t fit you anymore.
What you think and how you act will probably change over time. Especially if you are open to change and to reevaluating who you are and what you do. I know I’m always trying to see myself from different perspectives. How can I change this situation? Or how can I change how I perceive it? These are some of the questions that I ask myself the most.
So, this is just a reminder to take some time out of your busy day to ask yourself what you are willing to let go of in order to make space for your dreams.
Remember that your dreams are important.
Your dreams are showing you where the magic is. They are calling you to come closer, to listen and to create what is longing to be created by you. Because you are a unique human being, created by Great Spirit. You were born to embody the beautiful, magnificent soul that you are. Remember this. Always remember this.
Even when you are too busy to slow down. Even when you are worn out by too little sleep and to many outer and inner demands. Always keep this knowing in your heart so that you can bring it out when you are ready.
You are beautiful. You are loved. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Don’t forget who you are and why you came here.
As I go through life I keep remembering who I am and what I came here to do. So I keep letting go of everything that holds me back and brings me down. And I keep feeling lighter and more grounded in this beautiful life of mine. As I am writing this I’m sitting in my wild jungle of a garden, taking in all the lovely smells of freshly cut grass (that would be my neighbour’s ; ), lilac and iris. I’m surrounded by a myriad of colours and sounds. I let these words come to me while I also have my ears open to the birds singing and my children and their friends laughter.
Today I feel truly blessed to be living this beautiful life filled with love and magic. I choose to let go of my feelings of being unworthy of all that I receive. There are no limits to what is possible.
I am worthy of all the goodness this world has to offer. And so are you.
So are you.
With all my love and gratitude,
How are you feeling?
After a first couple of months filled with change, ups and downs and some pretty emotional roller-coasters Mercury retrograde is now over as of yesterday. I don’t know about you but I’m feeling a strong need for space, solitude and time to breathe.
On top of all the intense energies I also launched my brand new website in English last week and although that was great and so many of you came by to share your appreciation and love I could really use a break now : ).
So that’s what I did. I spent a whole day reading in bed, meditating with two friends and drinking chai all by myself. Needless to say – it was heaven!
I love getting high on great energy and lately I’ve had so many great ideas I’ve wanted to implement that taking time off just wasn’t what I wanted at all. But I do know myself a little better now and I know that if I work and connect like a mad woman I also need time to disconnect from all of that and relax. If I don’t listen to my body I get sick. And really bad headaches are no fun.
Do you listen to your body? What is it telling you right now?
As winter is coming to an end - in these parts of the world – spring is finally approaching. On Wednesday March 20th it’s time for the spring equinox and this is a beautiful and magical passage that I love to honour. In order to feel ready and squeaky clean before the arrival of spring I will clear out any physical or emotional clutter that is taking up unnecessary space in my life.
If this calls to you I encourage you to take some time to think about what you need to clear out in your life in order to greet the new season with empty arms. I love listening to the rhythms of nature as much as I can. I’m always aware of the moon’s cycles and I observe how they affect me. The same goes for the seasons and the changes they create in nature.
Although we are modern people we are still old souls and we all need to come back to the basics in life in order to feel aligned and grounded.
My favourite way to get back into my body is to step outside and breathe with Mother Earth. After only a few breaths I am back in the present moment and my thoughts are no longer taking up so much space inside me.
I wish you a beautiful week and I encourage you to reconnect with who you are. I’ll see you on the other side : ).
We forget sometimes.
In our busy lives we all get caught up in all that needs to be done. We work, we commute, we feed our children and we run.
Of course there is nothing wrong with this. We all do the best we can. But I try to stop often and be present with What Is.
If you stop and look around you right now, what do you see?
How do you feel in your body? In your heart?
When I stop and pause for a moment. Right now. I feel waves of gratitude washing over me. This feeling is so deep, almost overwhelming. My life is in no way perfect and yet it is perfect for me. Right now.
A couple of days ago I brought my camera with me when I went grocery shopping and I stopped the car half way to the store and took some photos. I live in the countryside in the Southern parts of France and the scenery is stunning.
Having lived here for almost 10 years now I could have gotten so used to it that I would not see it anymore. Some days I forget to look up and watch the beauty around me. And some days I remember.
I try not to beat myself up when I forget. It only means that I am human and that's good news ; ). Fortunately around here there is so much beauty that it's difficult not to notice it.
The photo above was taken yesterday when my son and his granddad decided to have a barbecue at a nearby river. Normally we only do that in summer but the sun was out and it was a lovely day.
So we spent all day eating, chatting and soaking up the sunshine. What a great way to be present and enjoy this very moment of ordinary life.
As I do a lot of spiritual work I sometimes get a bit high on those beautiful and almost otherworldly energies so I feel an even stronger need to come back here, to Mother Earth, and spend time with humans : ).
How do you remind yourself to be present and grateful for your life here and now?
I would love to know your thoughts on this. I'm happy to be back blogging more here on Soultribe and Pernilla and I will be birthing some more magic later this year. We promise to let you know more about our visions for this space and for us in the months to come.
I wish you a beautiful and glorious day!
With all my love,
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This year has started with a bang and we have been very busy doing Intuitive Readings for wonderful people all over the World (you know who you are : ).
2013 feels so full of promise - as New Year's often do ; ) - and we would like to wish You a year filled with Love, Joy, Growth and Connection. This year feels like it will bring more ease and flow into our lives.
Thank goodness for that because 2012 was a really intense year - to say the least!
We would like to invite you to look back on last year and take a moment to be grateful for all the blessings and all it brought you before you release the old year and welcome the New Energy and the New World we are stepping into.
It will become easier and easier to manifest your Dreams and Deep Desires so make sure you have very clear intentions. Clear out any negative thoughts and blockages that hold you back and choose something better for yourself. Of course it can be very difficult to change old habits and old patterns of thinking but it is possible.
Make the choice today to commit to a more Beautiful Life.
What does this look like for You?
For me (Karina) a more Beautiful Life is a life filled with more presence, more joy and a sense of connection. I love feeling connected to myself, the Universe, All That Is and to You. We are all One and I love feeling and breathing in this sacred connection that unites us all.
Of course we all have our own idea or image of what would be our heaven on earth. Sometimes this is Dreaming Big and doing what it takes to make these dreams come true. And at other times it can be simply sitting with What Is, being fully present in this moment.
When you experience pain and heartache sometimes all you can do is accept that this is how you are feeling in this moment. Embrace where you are right now. In this moment. And know deep inside you that it will pass. Life is all about change and transformation so whatever is happening right now in your life know that it can change.
Our intention for this year is to continue spreading our light and our gifts with you. And we wholeheartedly encourage and support you to do that too. You have your own unique gifts to share and nobody can express them they way you do. So don't let fear or uncertainties hold you back.
Take one step closer to your Dream Life today and the Universe will give you all the help and support you need.
What is one step you can take this year to live a more Beautiful Life?
Pernilla and I have the intention to be here for you and offer you all the loving support and guidance you need in order to find the clarity and confidence you long for.
And if you have been glancing at our Intuitive Readings now is the perfect time to give this to yourself. It's the beginning of the year and we'll be raising our prices on January 25th.
As we grow and dedicate more time and energy to our Soul's Work we feel that our prices need to reflect that too (OK, we have been encouraged by our lovely clients to charge more too : ).
Any bookings before January 25th are 89 USD (by Skype or e-mail) and after that our 1 hour readings (by Skype or e-mail) will be 147 USD. We will also offer 30 min Skype readings (or only 3 questions by e-mail) at 80 USD.
So if you are ready for a reading and this resonates with you, book yours now!
We look forward to connecting with you : ).
May 2013 be a year full of Love and Magic for You!
Pernilla & Karina
You are entitled to not celebrate Christmas this year.
You are also entitled to not buy Christmas gifts, make Christmas turkey, Christmas ham, le Reveillon, Christmas fish or Christmas pudding.
You don't even have to bake cookies, platzchen, babka, Pavlova or attend a Christmas Church Ceremony. At all.
Yes your mum might get mad, your children disappointed or your partner might not talk to you for a few days. Your sisters, brothers or friends might find you a wee bit odd.
You still don't have to celebrate Christmas.
You don't have to put the Christmas curtains up nor send out 1 billion Christmas cards to people you hardly talk to anymore.
This year you don’t have to buy the kids a new smart phone, Play Station or an ipad. You don’t even have to by them Bratz, Barbie, lego or get your dog a squeezy toy.
Even more, you don’t have to give your family Christmas sweets, make Christmas sweets or buy Christmas sweets. You don't even have to eat them.
And (this one is such a taboo) you don’t even have to give money to charity this year.
You are entitled to not do anything at all this Christmas.
Instead stop the stress and take Christmas Control. Stop following the wide stream which brings you to Christmas fatigue-land. Pull back and think about the musts. Are they musts indeed or simply non-questioning maybes?
What would happen if you cut down on a few things and celebrated Christmas anyhow? Would the world stop? Would you even ruin someone’s Christmas? Probably not. And if that someone expects you to cover your house in Christmas lights. Simply don't.
Take a moment to think about what Christmas really means to you. What is your dream? Big or small. Are you living your Christmas dream or are you drowning in it?
Take time out. Set some new habits this year. Some soulful, meaningful and wonderful habits like Christmas meditation, Christmas in bed or why not Christmas with the homeless in the street.
I will take a Christmas walk this year.
Make sure your Christmas glow like a star in the sky.
Pernilla and Karina
Are you stuck in your habits or do you explore new things every day? I know I quite often follow my routine, mostly to "survive", but sometimes I get the sense that I live in the Truman show. That it's all fake. That someone is watching me nodding hens head thinking "what is she up to?!".
What if the world that we live in is all made up? I once read that the world as we know it is only a construction of our limits, priorities and ideas of what we believe is true.
For instance, when you walk down the street you are surrounded by images of trees and houses, people, noises, smells and feelings. But not only that. You are also influenced by energies like electricity, radiation, light, radio signals and other signals we don't even know of. Even more, your own bodily sensations, emotions, memories, senses, illnesses, health issues and what have you.
In order for your brain not to explode it categorizes all these impressions and sorts it into piles of making sense. It decides what is what, and why, according to previous experiences and preferences - even what makes it easiest for you to handle. Whatever it/you can not handle your brain then blocks.
Let's say, for instance, that you're outdoors and a fire truck comes along. Instead of listening to the fire engine's noise you immediately expect the fire engine to look and sound in a certain way, as soon as you see it.
Or when you se a person, house, animal, anything really, you have preconceived ideas of how they will act. You simply notice them, sort them in your head and don't even pay attention.
This is all well, it is hard to see, hear and smell all things in our wonderful world as if we saw them for the first time. All the time.
But in another sense we miss out on some wonderful new experiences.
Children are wonderful at living now and enjoying the present for the first time. But as we grow older we become experts on categorizing, prejudging, distorting, rutinizing and censorizing all that we see.
We really start living in a fake world!
Ok, hon, don't be sad. Living in a fake world is not so bad. It makes us stay sane. So why am I bringing this up? What should we do about this?
I believe step one is awareness, be aware of this thought or idea of the world, so that you can stop and experience things when you really want to.
Then, pay attention. And practice. Practice on something easy first, like one of your daily routines like brushing your teeth. Lift your toothbrush, put on toothpaste, look at the toothbrush, put it in your mouth, taste the toothpaste, and so on.
That's it. Because it's in the attention that we can see new things. If you like to break this habituation, you need to practice on something easy first.
And if we like, we can then change.
Have a good day, I'm off to brush my teeth conciously! :)
Once again we wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the kind words and generosity that so many of you have poured over us for almost a month now. We have dreamt of Soultribe together for many months and our hearts have broken open in gratitude every day. Know how much your presence and beautiful support means to us. It is an honor to meet her with you and exchange laughter and tears. Thank you!In order to show you our profound gratitude we are so happy to announce the six winners of our give-away. Thank you also to all of you who didn't win a prize. There will be more give-aways!And the winners are...1st prize Nicole S Brown
: a 25 min guided meditation and an intuitive reading with Karina2nd prizeShannon N Hunter: a Communicate with Your Spirit guide Kit 2 (Premium package)3rd prizeLee Koopman: a spot in the Soulful Social Media e-course4th prizeRobyn Lindsey: a Communicate with Your Spirit Guide Kit 15th prizeJo Cauldrick
: an intuitive reading with Pernilla6th prizeMalin Wittig: a 25 min guided meditationCongratulations to the winners! We hope you enjoy your gifts. If you wish to buy one of our products or services -either for yourself or as a gift - have a look at this page.We believe that our inspiring and love soaked readings, kits, e-course and guided meditation are great gifts
for someone you love. Sending you big hugs and so much gratitude,Pernilla & Karina
Watching this image brings back so many memories. Last year in September I decided to go on a 24 hour adventure on my own. After about 5 years with either a child inside my body or glued on it I needed I break.Don't get me wrong now, I love my kids more than anything and every day I am grateful for having them in my life. But sometimes we need a break even from the good stuff. My long time dream was to drive up into the mountains and spend the whole day hiking and then sleep outside at night. I had dreamt of the big open spaces, the time alone and the freedom of living at my own rhythm for a very long time and when the day finally came I was so excited. The drive up to the top of the mountain was gorgeous and so were the first hours of hiking. I truly felt like I was on top of the world and that feeling was awesome.
Slowly the reality of being alone started sinking in and after a very long and pretty scary hike down a very (very!
) steep slope I arrived at the small cabin I was looking for. As the day came to its end I started feeling really scared and I spent the whole night freaking out about the weird sounds I was hearing and wondering what the heck I was doing out there in the first place. In order to stay sane I looked at the stars and took deep breaths. All night I kept coming back to being in the present moment.
Here and now. Breathe in. Breathe out.Although my 24 hour adventure didn't turn out as I imagined it I learnt so much from this experience. I believe that we need to challenge ourselves now and then - even when we have no idea what we're doing. Every time I accept to step out of my comfort zone I grow.
One of my core values is to be free and I am always careful not to get too comfortable and to slip into someone else's life. This is My Most Magnificent Life and that is how I want to live it. I don't buy the images we are being fed with by the media about the "perfect life". Only I know what my perfect life looks and feels like.What does your perfect life look and feel like? Are you living it or is it a goal you're trying to reach? Here are my top 5 ways to challenge yourself:
1. Do something you're afraid of.
I'm not into scary sports but a couple of years ago I tried paragliding and it was awesome! I never thought I would dare to do it but I did (= major confidence boost : ). 2. Do something you don't know how to do.
And accept to be bad at it or even to get it completely wrong. It's ok to just do something for fun without having to be excellent at it. And who knows, maybe you discover a new talent just because you are so detached from the result?3. Spend some time with people who are very different from you. Recently I've discovered that I only hang out with people who have the same values/style/outlook on life as me. This is great fun but I also love talking to people who have lives that are very different from mine. They help me see myself more clearly and they also challenge my beliefs. 4. Spend 24 hours alone. Maybe this isn't such a big deal if you live on your own but for all of you moms, dads and love birds out there - this can be a pretty big challenge.5. Write down all your Big Dreams and then choose one that you will bring to life. Even huge dreams that you never thought were possible count. Start today and spend some time every day visualizing your dream coming true. Remember that anything is possible, sweatheart!
Even Big Dreams are created one baby step at a time.Thank you for being You! You are so Beautiful and your gifts are precious. By living Your Life you inspire others to do the same. Important Reminder! You have 4 more days to join us for the big Give-Away. The winners will be announced on Monday November 5th and I've decided to throw in my brand new Communicate with your Spirit Guide kits 1 and 2 (premium package!) as well.
Find out all about the Give-Away here
.So please keep sharing, liking, tweeting and writing about Soultribe and let us know here how many points you've reached by Monday.Sending you lots of big hugs from Corsica,Karina
A week has passed and we are over the moon with excitement over Soultribe's launch Success. It is easy to dream, but not so easy to jump.
But we're happy we did. Some of you seem pleased we jumped too, which shows in over 80 likes on our newborn facebook page facebook.com/oursoultribe
and lots of love sent via email and comments.Thank you dear souls for your HUGE participation and support!
So what happens next? What's in it for YOU? For starters, here's blog post number 2. New products are under way and the first answers to your questions on love, life, career and childrens' issues will soon be published on our Ask a question page
The hottest deal right now is the competition where you can help spreading the love of Soultribe. It goes on until November 5th 2012
. You have probably already managed to some points without even knowing it.
You have a chance to win a spot on the Soulful Social Media e-course
, a full personal reading
by Pernilla or Karina or a 25 minute gorgeous Meditation.
The score system:
1p for signing up to our Newsletter (it counts if you're already a subscriber)
1p for every tweet where you mention #Soultribe
1p for every pin on Pinterest.
1p for liking a page on our website www.oursoultribe.com
1p for liking our facebook page www.facebook.com/oursoultribe
5p for writing about Soultribe in your newsletter.
5p for blogging about Soultribe.
5p for writing about Soultribe on your web page.
Go to www.facebook.com/oursoultribe
and brag about your points.Read more about our competition
. Talk to us
Next week we will publish a new wonderful blog post and we look forward to hearing from you in between. Post a comment here, like us on facebook, brag about your scores or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.We love to hear from YOU!
Pernilla & KarinaSoultribe
We wish you a Very Warm Welcome to our beautiful birthday of baby Soultribe
. A very long journey has finally come to an end and yet this is the real Beginning.
We have dreamt of creating a spiritual project together for many years now waiting for the right time - that time has finally come.Who are we?
Pernilla is juggling Editing work with being the mother of three living in the busy capital of Stockholm, Sweden. Soulful living is her mantra at the mo. She also tries to squeeze in travels as often as she can (afford it).
Karina lives in a small village in the South of France with her French husband and two children. She leads a soulful, energizing but slow-paced down to earth life, surrounded by people who have never left the village they were born in. Magic!We both love our lives and yet we want more.
We want it all - the beautiful everyday life and the freedom and adventure which occur when you go after your Big Dreams. This website and our products have been created for you - from that perspective. With our writing, photos, products and services we wish to inspire you to live Your Most Beautiful Life.
We realise there are difficult times in life, but our intention is to dig deep inside to find our true purpose in this life. By doing this we hope to inspire you to do the same. With some hard work and determination your wildest and most magnificent dreams can come true.Because we know that you are a gem.
We would love for this space to become a place where we can connect and share our spiritual experiences and journeys. Together we can inspire and encourage each other.You can watch us talk about Soultribe (and giggle a lot!) here.
As we would love to shower you with love and presents we are offering an amazing giveaway with lots of great prizes
. Find out how to enter here
We have been offering Intuitive Readings
for many years now and we love this work. Read more about guided messages here
In order to really inspire and encourage you to go deeper we also offer two Communicate with Your Spirit Guide Kits
that show you how to connect with your spirit guide and receive messages from them. It’s up to you if you only need the basic kit or if you prefer to invest in a more private experience with Karina.
As Pernilla is a social media expert she has created a Soulful Social Media e-course
just for you. The perfect guide to using social media while staying sane and happy.
To top this off we have created several guided meditations
which we will put up on our sales page starting with a Meditation where you connect with something from nature (to all crystal junkies: it can be a crystal!). Or we would love to create a unique guided meditation just for you.
If you haven’t signed up to our newsletter
yet just sign up on our website and you will receive a free guided meditation that will fill you up with gorgeous energy.
Sending you lots of Love and Light,
Karina & Pernilla