Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

In The Fairyland Forest

Posted on: November 8th, 2019 by rachana

In the fairyland forest
I find my joy, my inner child.
I can’t stop smiling.

Such abundant beauty in all I see
With eyes of innocence.

With Ella puppy’s guidance we
find a comfortable home,
A place to rest and share.

The ground is soft and fragrant of the forest.
I find the most delightful piece of fungus, like seaweed,
such a beautiful specimen.

The wind waves in the trees and I am alerted to it through the sound.
We rest now acknowledging it and giving our thanks and love back
to this magical space.


Wind waves in the magical forest


Text by Jo Nandana Jones, written during a guided forest therapy walk at Dharma Mountain.

Photos and Video by Rachana Brand and Jo Nandana Jones.


Nandana loves being in the beautiful silent forests. They are her playground for all the senses, and only thinking about it makes her smile.






Dancing Poetry

Posted on: October 11th, 2019 by rachana

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

Have desires

Satisfy the senses




Gives more



Being deeply touched

In the heart

By Love



Dissatisfaction in the body

Dissatisfaction in the body


Go for a walk


Watch TV

There is something deeper

Tears are pressing

What’s missing

Heart contact


Who I really am.


A yearning

I’m listening


Come come

I hear

More tears

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.








Showcase of the Earth

Posted on: July 1st, 2017 by raahi

An interview with Bhauli.

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.




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