Playfulness – it’s more than you think

Playfulness and joy come together and that’s so sweet and beautiful. But what if there is more to your playfulness? What if there is more to you?

Below is a resume of the video – and also 3 ways to explore your playfulness today!

Playfulness is where we experience joy most immediately.  Playfulness as in not taking things too seriously, as playing with life. It’s so delightful, so freeing. But there is more to it!

Playfulness also means being an instrument for divine play

We can surrender to being that instrument for our soul, for the divine, for life… and it requires and invites us to moving towards a state of self-love, freedom and flow. I could write a whole book about just that but for now let’s look at another aspect of playfulness because…

Playfulness also means: Playing Your Fullness!

It means playing everything that you are. It means allowing your fullness to come to expression. It means un-controlling the tamed animals that we have become.

This is really important. On the  journey towards Awakening To Joyful Living  there comes a times where you cannot move forward unless you play everything that you are fully.

Sooner or later it’s time to allow yourself to be the wholeness that you are. To stand in the middle of it not just on the edge for it.

The magic of it is that there is so much more joy and freedom and creativity in us that we know. So opening to playfulness is not only opening to perhaps forgotten states and ways of being but also new ones that you didn’t even know you had in you.

It’s something to be explored…

3 ways to experience your playfulness today

You can explore and experience playfulness in countless ways, so just to give you something specific to play with here are 3 suggestions for today:

  1. Bring playfulness to one specific physical activity today. Make it playful (to walk, or cook, or stretch, or clean, or…)
  2. Think of one specific activity or task where you’re never playful. Commit to bringing an element of playfulness to it today. Find out how.
  3. Create a way for yourself to rest today that is both self-loving and playful.

Here’s more support for freeing the Playful You

Playfulness coaching
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Finding joy in life: the inconvenient truth

There are many ways of finding joy in life.  Strangely, the most powerful ones are actually those we tend to avoid. And there is a reason for that…

Finding joy in life requires that the inner energy of joy flows higher and richer. But that is only possible if we create more space for it to flow! Here are 2 fundamental ways to make it create that space:

  • Create more time for joy in your daily rhythm
  • Create more space for joy in your energy flow

Why finding joy in life can  be hard

Creating more space for the joy energy to flow means addressing whatever takes that space now but is not flowing. It takes resolving energy blocks in other ways.

More often than not these energy blocks, or joy blocks, relate to our core wounds, our issues, our themes.

The challenge – which I have seen in my work with clients and also in my own life – is that we are reluctant to go there!

Many if not most of you reading this have already spent quite some time and energy addressing these issues. If you’re like most people, you prefer to believe that you have done the work already and there’s no need to go back there. Who wants to experience that pain again…  But here’s the inconvenient truth:

When we refuse to go deeper we prevent ourselves from reaching higher levels of joy, in all areas of life

The thing is that there is always a deeper level of understanding and a deeper level of healing. Not going that next step deeper will simply prevent you from freeing the energy, the potential, the free space for your joy to flow. And that again will prevent you from experiencing that next level of freedom, of love, of joy, of creativity, of true fulfillment.

Every time you dare to dive deeper, you open up to more gifts, including powerful and wonderful gifts you didn’t even know were waiting for you!

Ready to dive deeper and find your next level of joy? Consider this:

As life always happens for you, it provides you with two ways to go deeper

  • Something or someone triggers pain in you, through criticism for example.  But you can turn criticism to freedom and joy.
  • You experience a reflection in the world that shows where you may be stuck or judging yourself. You can choose to work with that in conscious and freeing ways that most people aren’t aware of, actually.

Don’t let the immediate comfort of not addressing those issues stop you from experiencing the far more fulfilling joy, love and freedom that is your birthright!

And, as always, remember: you are not alone in this! I am here to support you.

Finding joy in life: 2 ways

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Turn criticism to freedom and joy

Is it possible to meet an unpleasant experience of “weirdness” and even turn criticism to freedom and joy?


When we open to an aspect of ourselves that we have been out of touch with for many years it can be experienced as very uncomfortable. It may take some work before we can SEE the gift in the experience.

We have so many ideas about what is the truth about us or not, and especially when it comes to what we experience as discomfort and even more so criticism, our natural reaction is to defend ourselves.

It doesn’t help us much though, not in the long run. Defensiveness constricts our heart and our energy, and with that prevents us from SEEing what is there to see, and uncovering the hidden potential and joy that is there too.

Whereas saying yes to criticism, as challenging and even counter-intuitive as it may seem, and doing it in an open sort of way yet without self-judgement does the opposite: It expands our energy, enables flow, and opens for a deeper experience of the beauty of our wholeness!

Turn criticism to freedom – an invitation to a bold practice

When meeting criticism, try to say yes to whatever is being said about you as a part of you, an aspect of you. An aspect that you are willing to SEE and explore, a part of your wholeness, and from there a part of our Oneness. There you have the potential to go from criticism to freedom and joy. And…

I know that while it is a tremendously powerful and freeing path,  it’s not exactly easy…. If you need help with a specific situation in that respect, or if there’s anything else i can help you with, I’m here for you!  Here’s how I can support you in the process and on your path from inner and outer criticism to freedom and joy

Turn criticism to joy

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Let it grow – let it die

In life, in nature, abundance isn’t tidy. It’s not like in a garden – it’s magnificently messy. And that’s how growth and transformation happen!

The apparently imperfect grows and contributes with its presence until it’s time for it to die. And then it contributes with its nourishment for something else to grow.

Our human mind believes in control, but it’s really a way to limit the power of life and death, the power of abundant growth.

Awakening and freedom do not come from removing what we believe is weeds – they come from allowing for a natural unfoldment.

And of course, the human journey is special in its own ways, and acceleration of growth is needed and available.

The SEE Approach is a powerful transformational tool in this respect. It’s available with all the coaching programs here.

When you need help for your next step towards joy

Have you ever experienced that you walk through life and all of a sudden it’s like there’s a wall that rises in front of you, preventing you from moving forward… How are you supposed to take a next step, and what is it?

That’s what I experienced a little while ago. And then I received the help I needed in the form of a guidance and a decision. This way I knew what my next step was and could move on.

But then, further down the road I encountered another road block. So I thought. Except, what I learned previously helped me now and enabled me to take yet another next step on my own.

That next step took me right into an experience of freedom! Without my circumstances changing. Just like this. It amazed me…

You can find that next step on your own, but sometimes it will take time and hardship. Or you can reach out for help (just like you help others sometimes). You deserve it, and you don’t have to do it all on your own.

I’m here to help you take your next step. It’s quick. It’s powerful. It’s even affordable, if that is of significance for you.  Here’s how.

Oh, and this way you will also get access to the SEE Approach, a super simple and powerful tool that you can take with you as you move through other challenges along the road.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Your awakening journey: the next level

Understanding and honoring the next level of your awakening journey…

There comes a time when the awakening journey is no longer about pain. At the very core of our deepest transitions things get subtle and powerful at the same time. They don’t happen the way they used to… Listen in!

Here’s an overview of the journey and how it’s reflected in our inner work, alone or with a coach/mentor

  • Initially, the personal and spiritual journey is motivated by pain. It is intense, big, loud, explosive…
  • Then, it becomes a yearning for freedom, there are periods with heavy work and periods of more mellow work
  • Eventually it becomes all about living in joy and light and because of that…
  • It is motivated more and more by wanting to express our ultimate calling and our unique, real self
  •  This is were we meet our core issues in new ways – and they are very subtle. They hold the secret and the lock and the key to the transition between who we are in the world and who we are meant to be
  • At that point deep transformations don’t feel like a volcano, they way they used to. They’re more like the butterfly effect – small movements resulting in big changes
  • If you don’t do that deep subtle work you will be stuck in a very comfortable place, but stuck nevertheless and unable to express your true potential
  • At this point coaching/mentoring work is less and less problem oriented. It is more about creating a profound, energetical space where the hidden “butterflies” can arrive and share their secrets so to speak. And that’s where we’re being taken to the next level of our awakening.
  • At this time dedication to the process is essential because it’s not being pushed by something external anymore. It comes from the knowing: I am more than I express, I am meant to express who I really am. I choose to get the support that is necessary for that kind of growth.
  • The awakening continues, there is always the next level. More joy, more love, more light, more of you!

Contact me here if you’d like to explore how I can support you on your awakening journey.

Inner work – when is it too much or too little?

Most of you here are dedicated to doing the inner work. But how much is enough? When is it too much or too little?

What a bee told me about inner work…

The other day I was a talking with a wise woman who I’m lucky to know who’s an artist and whose name is Franny. We had planned a longer conversation (on Zoom) and just as we started I heard the characteristic sound of a bee… And a bee it was, on Franny’s end of the world. And then she told me that she found that when she had just one window open, then a bee would fly in and could not find the way out. Whereas when she had two windows open, a bee would find their way out right away.

Isn’t that strange? One window open – they cannot find their way out. Two windows open – they go with the flow and fly out.

As soon as she shared that we both thought: there is a metaphor there…

So I googled the symbolic meaning of bees and found out that they (not surprisingly) represent work. And that their appearance signifies too much work or too little work, and a need to balance that.

Now, since we’re on an awakening journey here, I choose to interpret it as inner work, in this case. Because, also in the sphere of inner work it can be too much or too little…

I then came to think that when a “bee” enters our inner world our first reaction is “I don’t want it to sting me, I don’t want it to hurt”. And that means that our natural reaction is to “open up the other window” and get the “bee” out of the way, the sooner the better.

Our most common reaction to pain is not the best

In other words, the most common reaction to any pain, discomfort or challenge we encounter is to grab whatever tool or method works for us to get the problem out of the way, to make it disappear, the sooner the better.

However, when we do that we miss the gift of the bee.

When something comes into our lives, even when it is painful or difficult, it comes with a gift. That is the meaning of “life is happening for you, not to you”.

The art of it then is to open “the second window”… But not too early and not too late.

Don’t miss the sweetness of the gift!

Inner workLet’s not do it so quickly, that we actually miss the gift or the message in the experience we’re having.

And, let’s also not get stuck in it too long, so that we miss what could come through “the other window”, the light of awareness, of presence, of insight, of wisdom, of love, of inspiration and of transformation.

In short, when you experience something, take some time to SEE it, to experience it, to feel it, so that you can receive the gift of them. And then open up to something bigger, to the more expansive energy that will help you transform and move on.

And for that I’ve created the SEE Approach Course here.

Check it out – it’s a super powerful and yet simple tool for moving through a challenge, getting the gift and moving on at just the right pace.

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What love and money have in common

What stops our joy? Most of the time, it’s fear. And much of that fear has something to do with love – and money. Listen in…

I’d like to share something about love and money. Which may seem like a strange thing to talk about. But actually, money is a theme that has been showing up quite a bit in the spiritual world. And it’s something that many people on the spiritual path struggle with greatly, and I have definitely been one of them. But no more! 🙂

This is something I’ve been exploring for a very long time. And right now there is another wave, where I go deeper and deeper.

So what do love and money have in common? This could be an interesting question to explore, but for now, the one thing that I’d like to share is this:

We fear losing love and we fear losing money.

The experience we’re having, maybe not when we think deeply about it, but on the feeling level is that love is something coming from “out there” and we can lose it, that we can lose  someone’s love.

And we’re having the same experience with money: we believe it is something coming from the external world and we can lose it.

It’s a very deep fear that affects us in many ways: it affects how we relate to other people, how we relate to wealth and money and how we relate to ourselves.

Yet both these fear are just that: they’re fears and they’re lies. Big lies!

Because the truth is that love comes from within. We are love. This is our essence. So we can share it with another, but it doesn’t really come from them. It comes from within.

And the same is the case with wealth. Our wealth, our abundance is our nature. It comes from within. And then it can show up as physical money or things or physical/external wealth… But it does come from within!

Which by the way means that this whole thing with the Law Of Attraction has kind of unfortunate wording I would say. Because money is not something external that we attract. It’s something that we literally manifest in the dream that we call life.

So these are big thoughts but I actually invite you to play with them:

Explore the fear of losing love or money

Whenever you feel it, whenever you become aware that you are fearing losing someone’s love, really go to that feeling and feel it – you can use the SEE Approach for that. And then go back to the knowing that your love comes from within and you can never lose it.

And similarly whenever you fear that you will lose money or that you don’t have enough of it: Feel it, explore that feeling – you can use the SEE Approach for that too – and then go back to the truth: You are abundance. It is your nature.

So play with that… and I would love to know how that unfolds for you, what you find out, what experiences, thought and feelings you encounter!

Thank you!