Aishani shares that after the summer retreat this year, she felt something changed. More focus inward and a feeling that the heart will have more space. So she dares to express herself from the heart and has a longing to be more alive. In the last weeks three beautiful poems came:
Want to dance
Joy fills up the body
My feet are being dragged onto the dance floor
Want to dance
Wild and playful
Volume on full blast
Hands in the air
Bon Jovi is coming to help
Where does the energy come from
From the wind outside
Maybe it is always there
Mystery of life
A new moment arrives
The body wants to rest
Awareness goes inside
I can have fun
Buy new clothes
Satisfy the senses
Being deeply touched
In the heart
Dissatisfaction in the body
Dissatisfaction in the body
Go for a walk
There is something deeper
Tears are pressing
Who I really am.
Feeling the chair
Supporting my back
Everything is perfectly okay
Embraced by Silence.
Poems by Aishani Nyheim.
Photo by Lavanya Oda Eikås.
Aishani is a lover of dance and playfulness. In that, she finds so much joy and happiness.
Shortly after meeting Babaji, Bhauli began creating jewelry at home. She has been inspired by traditions from various countries, and bought her stones in folk markets during her travels to Nepal, Turkey, South Africa, Namibia, Ukraine, Estonia, Sweden and Canada. She participated in some expeditions hunting for crystals and also cut stones herself while studying gemology in Sweden.
Curious to see her jewelry and to hear her share, I asked Bhauli for an interview.
The more you work with the stones, the more sensitive you become. The more you feel their vibrations in the body. I feel in these crystals and stones and the earth – because sometimes I feel like just putting my hands in the ground, and just disappearing; to be the same with this ground.
And these stones or semi-precious stones, they have more fine or delicate vibrations.
So it’s like meditation for me actually. It’s not working, it’s not doing something, but dissolving myself into this.
With some stones, it’s like a reflection. They are not talking to me like people, but sometimes I feel some pull to take a stone, to just sit and watch and see. And I see nothing, I see what’s going on here and… (Bhauli becomes silent) Yeah.
I feel when I use jewelry with certain stones, I feel more calm. And when I feel I’m tired and need some push, I use other kinds of stones.
Ruby for example, it’s a very sparkly and energy-giving stone. Moonstones calm you down.
There is obsidian, it’s actually not a stone, it’s from volcanic eruptions – it’s glass. “Apache tears” they’re called in America, this very beautiful name. And these obsidians, they take everything that is hiding in you, and take this upwards. They say, “nothing could be hidden from obsidian.”
Apache tears take negativity from you, cleansing your aura, cleansing your energy – some blockages will be removed.
I have stones which are just tumbled (smoothed stones), for healing sessions. But in jewelry it’s also like a healing session, but some people feel this connection, some not. It depends on your synchronicity with these stones. Everything depends on you.
So you’re saying if you’re not open to the energy of the stone it won’t help?
It will work, of course, but it works in a very subtle level. And some people think, “Ah it doesn’t work for me.” It works, but if people are too much in the head, they cannot feel this.
Creativity was very natural for me, from Baba came the spirit of freedom – it was the main goal for me, and then this openness or freeing of energy, and it just found its own way how to express itself…
It’s not like some painters or jewelers who work every day from nine to five or something. No, I could just take paper and paint, or sit and do something with jewelry up to two o’ clock in the night. So it is very chaotic actually, when I see it now, but together it was like a wave, flowing. I didn’t think about or plan something.
If somebody asked me, “Why did you do it?” I don’t know. I started to do it for me, because I was young, and I thought (laughs), like the Russian writer Chekov said, everything in a human being must be fine and beautiful – and face, and soul, and thoughts – everything. So everything must be fine and beautiful. So I did it – what I thought was beautiful for me. But then I discovered that many people liked that, and said, “Oh it’s beautiful.” Okay, so, beautiful.
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Deva Dasha lives in Norway in a patch of mystical mountains populated with nature spirits, dwarves and moose. Her interests include smelling, laughing, loving and being sensitive with an open heart. She wishes peace to all beings in the universe.