In The Garden

"At the gate of the garden some stand and look within, but do not care to enter. Others step inside, behold its beauty, but do not penetrate far.
Still others encircle this garden inhaling the fragrance of the flowers, having enjoyed its full beauty, pass out again by the same gate. But there are always some who enter and becoming intoxicated with the splendour of what they behold, remain for life to tend the garden."

- Abdu?l-Baha

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Beskytt deg selv!

Sliter du med dårlig søvn, hodepine, slapphet, angst, nervøsitet, dårlig konsentrasjon, muskelsmerter, allergi, hormonproblemer, dårlig immunforsvar osv? Disse er kun få av bivirkningene elektromagnetiske strålinger bidrar til hos menneskekroppen. Den gjør kroppen rett og slett svakere og syk. Og du er utsatt for det hver dag, nesten overalt. Det er på tide at dette emnet blir tatt opp ordentlig og at folk er klare over hvor farlig dette faktisk er. Du har kanskje hørt om Nicola Tesla og Albert Einstein? Disse snakket om noe som heter Scalar Energy allerede i sin tid. Og visste at dette er fri energi som kan brukes av alle. Scalar Energy beskytter deg nettopp fra disse strålingene. Og når du er beskyttet vil kroppen din også fungere optimalt og lettere beskjempe for eksempel sykdommer.

Det finnes tusenvis av produkter på nettet som har scalar energy, og også merker som Nike har hatt armbånd og diverse. Men ingen av disse har hatt noen særllig effekt på meg tidligere, da de er svake og mange er fake. Jeg har funnet noe som er nesten ti ganger sterkere og som faktisk fungerer. Den blir laget i USA av en lege og homeopat. Han har selv jobbet for store firmaer som lager slike produkter, men nå har han tatt dette ett steg videre. Jeg er så utrolig glad for å ha funnet dette og det har forandret min hverdag og helse, derfor vil jeg dele dette med dere. Alle mine venner og familie har dette smykket og de er alle veldig fornøyde og bruker det hver dag. Den kan også has i vesken eller inne i huset, da den fungerer på flere meters avstand. 

Smykket var en oppdagelse som jeg kom over da jeg var i LA. Den er ettertraktet og blir brukt av mange kjente folk over i statene. Det den gjør er i bunn og grunn å hjelpe kroppen din å håndtere de negative virkningene av elektromagnetisk stråling (EPJ) forårsaket av mobiltelefoner, bærbare datamaskiner, mikrobølgeovner, TV og alle eletriske strålinger som er forurensende for oss og planeten. Så denne medaljongen er for din helse, velvære og beskyttelse.

Jeg ble ikke overbevist med en gang, fordi jeg har prøvd slike produkter før, men jeg hørte de fantastiske historiene fra venner som fikk helbredet mange sykdommer og plager ved å bruke denne medaljongen. Og ble da overbevist ved å bruke den selv og ved å bli kvitt mange plager. Den har rett og slett endret livet mitt og hverdagen min. Jeg merker selv stor forskjell fra når jeg har den på og når jeg tar den av. Her er litt mer info om medaljongen:

Skalar Medaljongen er ladet med skalarfrekvens og lava steiner som hjelper å gjenopprette den energien som har blitt svak i kroppen og hjelper å fjerne de negative virkningene av den usynlige elektromagnetiske frekvens (ELF) og elektromagnetisk stråling (EPJ). Medaljongen er også ladet med fem andre kompatible og fordelaktige frekvenser som gir beskyttelse og positive fordeler for kroppen: Far Infrarød Ray, NdFeB Magnet, Negative Ion og Germanium. Disse bidrar til å forbedre kroppens immunsystem, stimulere nervene og reagerer på varmen i kroppen og fremmer avspenning. 

Dersom noen av dere ønsker å kjøpe dette så kan dere ta kontakt på denne e-mail adressen: scalarmedallion@gmail.com

De må nemlig bestilles og sendes fra USA. (Les lenger ned for mer info)

 

 

  • Her er mer info om Scalar Medallion: Dette er et kjede som er ladet med "scalar energy" som beskytter mot farlige strålinger som vi er utsatt for hver dag (EMR) Dette smykket har flere egenskaper som beskytter og hjelper å gjenopprette energien i kroppen som igjen bidrar til at kroppen og immunforsvaret kan fungere optimalt. 

  • THE PROBLEM: Electro Magnetic Radiation (EMR) The negative side effects of Electro Magnetic Radiation:

    Breast Cancer/Testicular CancerBrain Tumors

    Poor Concentration

    Diseases of the Nervous System such as Alzheimer's Disease 

    Immune System Dysfunction 

    Sleep Disorders 

    Inflammatory Disease 

    Chronic Allergic Responses 

    Reduces Sperm Count in Men by 35% 

    Infertility

     

     

    THE SOLUTION: Scalar Energy Benefits of Scalar Energy:

    ● Protection from Electro Magnetic Radiation 

    ● Has 76 natural occurring minerals that promote holistic healing in the body 

    ● Enhances Energy in the Body & Mind 

    ● Enhances consumption of Nutrients in Food 

    ● Enhances consumption of Pure Water 

    ● Promotes Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise, Positive/Happy Thinking, Proper Sleep 

    ● Outwardly the Scalar Energy enhances the body's bio-field. 

    ● Has the ability to destroy virus and bacteria 

    ● Inwardly it enhances the many psychological functions of the body. 

    ● Promotes un-clumping of cells 

    ● Enhances circulation 

    ● Enhances immune and endocrine systems 

    ● Enhances cellular nutrition and detoxification 

    ● Strengthens the body's bio-field 

    ● Prevents electro-magnetic waves from affecting one's health 

    ● Helps to protect DNA from damage 

    ● Helps to fight cancer cells 

    ● Increases focus and concentration 

    ● specifically rejuvenates molecular structures in all liquids

    The medallions are made with scalar Energy which involves state of the art quantum science, geometry, and vibration harnessing technologies that help in repairing the power of the human body's bio-energy system in turn allowing it to run with optimum performance. Scalar Energy also known as zero point energy, chi, or life force energy in some cultures, runs through meridian points in our body. These Scalar Medallions most importantly help your body deal with the negative effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), caused by: cell phones, laptops, microwaves, television etc. They are for mental focus, well-being, physical strength/endurance, and overall protection. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Even if you are not interested in purchasing these life changing products, you can help spread the word and raise awareness on the increasing dangers of electromagnetic radiation. Ignorance is NOT bliss.

     



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    uten beskyttelse



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One Wish

"If you could have any wish, wish for nothing else but the power to love, to love so much and expect nothing in return.

Your rewards will be greater than you could ever dreamed.

Wish to love so much that everybody around you feels special, feels loved like never before. Wish to love so much that you turn pain into love and suffering in bliss for all those who come to drink at the fountain of your heart.

Wish for nothing else but to make your life an offering of Love, at the end of the days this is the only way you will feel your living was worth something and at the end of your life this is the only way your heart will eternally beat with and within the heart of the whole universe."

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Natural Beauty Tips

In my previous blog I posted some recipes for natural beauty treatments that you can do at home. I got a lot of feedback and people asking for more of these. I want to share three that I have used myself. 

Dry and damaged hair:

My hair is very thick and long and also very dry. Here is my favorite recipe:

Directions:

  1. Combine coconut and olive oil in a small bowl and mix well
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair, focusing on the ends
  3. Wrap hair in a bun on top of your head, cover with a shower cap and leave on for 15-30 minutes (depending on how damaged your hair is)
  4. Rinse out in the shower
  5. Shampoo and condition as usual

Another tip is applying this masks in the shower after you shampoo. The heat of your shower will open up your hair follicles and allow the masks to penetrate deep into the hair shaft.  Cover with a shower cap, and at the end of your shower, simply rinse out and finish with conditioner! Sometimes I shampoo my hair, then leave the mask over night or during the day when I plan to stay at home. And wash it 6-8 hours later. 

 




 

Spirulina Yogurt Face Mask

Spirulina is a super food that packs a powerful amount of nutrition in just a few tablespoons. This blue-green algae is also rich in organic ingredients that feed your skin from the outside as well.

 

Directions:

 

1. Mix half a teaspoon of Spirulina powder or two crushed tablets with cream cheese or yogurt, or your favorite mask. 

 

2. Apply the mixture to thoroughly cleansed skin and let it soak in for quarter of an hour. 

 

3. Then rinse with lukewarm water. The Spirulina face pack has a triple action; cleansing, relaxing and nourishing the skin. 

 

The Spirulina face mask can be used for every skin-type, but it especially helps with greasy or problem skin.

 




 

Cellulite:

 

Cellulite sound like a medical condition. But cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin. The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker. Cellulite isn't harmful. Many people, though, would like to get rid of it because of the way it looks. Having cellulite doesn't mean you are overweight. Even thin people can have it. If you are overweight, however, losing weight may reduce cellulite. Cellulite is more common among women than men. If other women in your family have cellulite, there's a good chance you will too. 

 

Cellulite tends to be less noticeable on darker skin. If you have light skin and plan to be out in a bathing suit or short shorts, applying a self-tanner may make the bumps and dimples on your thighs less noticeable. 

 

But of course my tip is to keep a healthy diet, have physical activity and drink a lot of water. In addition to that you might want to try this amazing HOME MADE body wrap that will help you a great deal. Its easy and way cheaper than what you get at a spa. 

 

Coffee body wraps are useful for increasing blood circulation due to the caffeine content and can contribute to the reduction of cellulite. In addition, they increase body tone and firmness due to the action of the caffeine contained within the coffee grounds. Coffee body wraps can be performed at home using over-the-counter products.

 

Directions: 

 

1. Mix coffee grounds with olive oil

 

2. Pour a splash of hot water or hot coffee into the bowl and let it sit for 10-15 minutes so it can soften

 

3. Add some peppermint essence or a few drops of peppermint oil (if you have any, not a must)

 

4. Shower in hot water, then dry your skin. 

 

5. Add the mixture as a thick layer on to your problem area.

 

6. Cover all of it with a plastic wrap (you can secure it with scotch tape if needed)

 

7. Wrap a bandage or towel around it and then lay on a heating pad or madras for 30 minutes. If you don't have that I recommend to stay in the bathroom or somewhere hot during the 30 minutes. 

 

8. Rinse off.  




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Daily Wisdom

In my experience, everyone will say they want to discover the Truth, right up until they realize that the Truth will rob them of their deepest held ideas, beliefs, hopes, and dreams. The freedom of enlightenment means much more than the experience of love and peace. It means discovering a Truth that will turn your view of self and life upside-down. For one who is truly ready, this will be unimaginably liberating. But for one who is still clinging in any way, this will be extremely challenging indeed. How does one know if they are ready? One is ready when they are willing to be absolutely consumed, when they are willing to be fuel for a fire without end.
-  Adyashanti










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Eye of the Heart

"Everything happens in Divine timing. Timing is indeed everything once we penetrate the mysteries of the physical world. We can never know the truth about another or even ourself if we only rely on the five senses. They are attached to the ego consciousness and will always tell us and show us the version of things that our limited ego wants to see. To know the sacred realm, the realm of eternal bliss, we have to connect with our Intuition and the part of our being that is in conscious relationship with the flow of Life. Here we access the Eye of the Heart that is able to see the flow of light - the waxing and waning of the physical world. Here we hold the space of the Witness, and are not carried away by the appearances of Light and Dark on the screen of consciousness. All things change. The one who appears to be struggling will one day be on top and the one who appears to have mastered the world will one day be in need of a new sustenance. When we judge people and things we limit our intelligence and our field of Intuition diminishes. As we awaken our Intuition the highest and most compassionate discernment can guide us to a new Understanding of the World and the magical beings in it. We will know the right actions to take and be uplifted to a new octave of our human experience." 


- Shannon Port artist Melodie Mayne


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Hydra Facial

For 2-3 years now I have moved my focus a lot from everything going on on the "ouside" and put more energy into nourishing whats "inside" of me.  Both mentally, spiritually and physically. This has been a very challenging yet amazing time. While doing all that I have been trying to use less and less chemicals on my skin and I have changed my whole diet as well as lifestyle. I swore to everything natural and have been very happy about it. Yet all the focus on health and nutrition made me use less and less time on my looks, skin and I basically stopped taking care of myself for a little while, which again made me sad. But I have finally found a way to balance it all in a healthy way! 

After a spa trip with my sisters I realized how wonderful it was to pamper myself with massages, face massage, body treatments, manicure etc. Things I rarely ever spent any money on and I realized I had started to forget to take care of my outer self. I had never really had anything to worry about like wrinkles or anything. Yet all this cleansing and detoxing of my body and diets were giving me acne and reactions on my skin. Going to that type of spa was a whole new experience to me. After three days and 24 treatments I literally felt like cleopatra. I came out feeling like a whole new person. After that I told myself that I am definitly doing that more often.

I came home and started looking for different face treatments in Oslo. Because of the acne and my dry skin, I wanted to try something new. I found a treatment called Hydra Facial at the clinic where I had been before for other treatments. It´s called Clinic 112 and is located 15 minutes out of Oslo (Lørenskog). I wasnt really sure what I was going to. I had heard about different face treatments where your skin comes off, burns, hurts and various different side effects and pains. So I was a little scared, because I wasnt interested in doing anything dramatically. While I was getting the treatment I wasn´t really convinced that it was going to do anything special. There was this little vacum thing that took out all the dead skin, a scrub and then something she put on my skin that she said was vitamins and antioxidants for my skin. She explained every step, and I didn´t understand all of it but I was open to trying it. She told me I should do this treatment 3 times and then would see miraculous results. And this was used by all the celebrities etc etc. Still wasnt convinced, but I wanted to give it a try.

NOW, after 3 treatments I am sitting here writing this blog post thanking the current technology and who ever invented this machine! Whatever it did, it truly renewed my skin! So I started reading about it and I have come to the conclusion that this is something I will do more in the future. I wanted to share this as I think everyone should hear about it. Of course I realize that my experience is unique and many of my criterias for evaluating skincare products and treatments may be different than others, but I have talked to different people that have had this treatment and all of them have had the same experience as myself. Here you can see the before and after pictures of my skin yourself:

Before:

 

After (no make-up and no filter):

"The HydraFacial treatment is the newest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing. HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. The treatment is soothing, moisturising, non-invasive and non-irritating."




I wanted to maintain this result and since I had been using nothing but coconut oil and jojoba oil on my face for years I wanted to try something that my therapist recommended. I had heard about Dr. Zein Obagi and all the Obagi products. I have known many people that have had a lot of acne and the Obagi products are the ones dermatologists and doctors recomend. But I remember that those products were the ones that made your skin fall off for new and healthy skin to come back. But this clinic have the newest series of Dr. Obagi and its a milder version thats called ZO. This is a series of daily solutions for maintaining healthy and clean skin. My skin has never felt cleaner, smoother and healthier. I recieve compliments about it all the time and the BEST thing is that I don´t even need to use any make-up on my skin anymore and it still looks good. And when I wear make-up it looks great! Like they say: "great make-up starts with great skincare" :)

Theese are the products I bought, and later I also bought another cream and the eye formula. I am super satified. No..actually, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it :)

Dr. Obagi´s products are based on the idea that skin needs a workout to stay healthy. So, just like we need to go to the gym and eat healthfully, we need to exercise our skin. His products are designed to do that with Retinol to exercise it and peptides and vitamins A, C and E to nourish it. 

If you live in Oslo and want more information or want to try Hydra Facial and the products I reccomend that you contact Clinic 112 at this phone number:  902 32 111. Or visit their homepage: www.clinic112.no 



 

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October Party

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

-George Cooper

(Photos by me)

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Greenhouse

Have you ever considered growing vegetables? If you haven?t eaten a tomato or a cucumber straight from the plant then you have no idea of how wonderful they can taste. And it's so much healthier and better than the aged artificially ripened vegetables at supermarkets.

For the past 5 years I have had apple tree, cherry tree, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and a wide range of different herbs in my garden. But this summer we decided to make a greenhouse. And it has really been a wonderful experience. Now we also have many different vegetables and it feels great to just pick the fruits and vegetables straight from the plant and tree and put it on our plates. I love it :)

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Made with Love

Here is my newest design of jewelry. It is a gold LOVE bracelet made with the powerful and lovely crystal called Rose Quartz. It is the Magical stone of the Heart, a crystal of Unconditional Love. These crystals have healing properties for those who wear them. They carry a soft, feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. They speak directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulate a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to it´s own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment and contentment, allowing one the capasity to truly give and recieve love from others.

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Hvaler

Last weekend I went to Hvaler on a girls trip. I was invited by the sweet Trecia that owns this amazing cabin by the fjord. The only girl I knew other than her was my good friend Mesha, but how amazing it was to meet 10 other girls there. All with different ages, backgrounds and stories. It's wonderful what magic happens when girls gather for the purpose of having a fun, relaxing time together. Everyone helping out, cooking ,taking care of each other and sharing their stories. It was a great relaxing experience where I also got to go on hikes in the big woods right behind the cabin which also is a national park. I got to commune with nature, eat good food, drink good wine and laugh for three days. What's a better vacation than that :-) here are some pictures

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Ignorance is NOT bliss!

I have for the past few years gotten very interested and curious about spirituality, science, energies, health and healing. In my previous blog I wrote about the negative effects of EMR (electro magnetic radiation, through cellphones, Wi-Fi, radio, computer, television, microwaves etc), and I presented a product that me, my family and friends use to protect ourslves from this. I think it is important that this issue gets brought up and that we enlighten each other about these things as fellow human beings. It is a fact that sensitivity to EMR (electro magnetic radiation) is the emerging health problem of the 21st century. 

We know that everything in the Universe is about ENERGY. Our bodies are made of energy. Like all matter, the human body is not just made up of physical and chemical structures, it also has subtle energy field known as bio-energy. We continuously radiate, absorb and conduct frequency waves of energy. This can also be called Vital energy, Aura, Qi (Chinese), Prana (Indian), Mana (Poynesian), Barraka (Arabic), Ki (Japanese) etc. To attain and maintain vibrant health, we must protect the vital bio-energy flow throughout our body. It must be free-flowing, and in perfect vibration or frequency. Any disruption or imbalance to the bio-energy pathways or "vibrations" can lead to disharmony, ill health or diseases. Other things that can disrupt the body´s bio-energy can be: stress, pollution, poor water, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, negative thinking etc. 

Here is a picture of an unhealthy Bio-energy field (to the left), and a healthy one (to the right). 

 

There are many ways of attaining a healthy bio-energy field, like good diet, exercise, meditation, positive thinking and overall a healthy lifestyle. But I also use a pendant that is enhanced with scalar energy and they are called Scalar Medallion. My partner presented this to me in LA and I have personally seen great effects on myself and my close ones. Remember that many of the medallions you buy online might be fake and not have the same effect or frequencies. The one we use in 9 times stronger than anything else on the market. It is an amazing doctor and homeopath in USA that makes them.  

 Here is some information about thie medallions:

"The Scalar Medallions are made with Scalar Energy which involves state of the art quantum science, geometry, and vibration harnessing technologies that help in repairing the power of the human body's bio-energy system in turn allowing it to run with optimum performance. Scalar Energy also known as zero point energy, chi, or life force energy in some cultures, runs through meridian points in our body. These Scalar Medallions most importantly help your body deal with the negative effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), caused by: cell phones, laptops, microwaves, television etc. They are for mental focus, well-being, physical strength/endurance, and overall protection. The medallions are made of stainless steel and lava rock, infused with scalar energy. Also embedded with five other compatible and beneficial frequencies: Far Infrared Ray, NdFeb Magnet, Negative Ion and Germanium. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Even if you are not interested in purchasing these life changing products, you can help spread the word and raise awareness on the increasing dangers of electromagnetic radiation. Ignorance is NOT bliss."

If you are interested in buying, you can order by e-mail: scalarmedallion@gmail.com

Some Facts:

The negative side effects of Electro Magnetic Radiation:

 Breast Cancer/Testicular Cancer

Brain Tumors

Poor Concentration

Diseases of the Nervous System such as Alzheimer's Disease

Immune System Dysfunction

Sleep Disorders

Inflammatory Disease

Chronic Allergic Responses

Reduces Sperm Count in Men by 35%

Infertility

  

Scalar Energy 

Benefits of Scalar Energy:

      Protection from Electro Magnetic Radiation

      Has 76 natural occurring minerals that promote holistic healing in the body

      Enhances Energy in the Body & Mind

      Enhances consumption of Nutrients in Food

      Enhances consumption of Pure Water

      Promotes Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise, Positive/Happy Thinking, Proper Sleep

      Outwardly the Scalar Energy enhances the body's bio-field.

      Has the ability to destroy virus and bacteria

      Inwardly it enhances the many psychological functions of the body.

      Promotes un-clumping of cells

      Enhances circulation

      Enhances immune and endocrine systems

      Enhances cellular nutrition and detoxification

      Strengthens the body's bio-field

      Prevents electro-magnetic waves from affecting one's health

      Helps to protect DNA from damage

      Helps to fight cancer cells

      Increases focus and concentration

      specifically rejuvenates molecular structures in all liquids

 

Not protected from EMR:

Protected from EMR:











 


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Dissolve into Love

"As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. Your not thinking about loving; you're just being love, radiating like the sun." -Ram Dass

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Rainbows

On Friday I took the train to Moss, the boat to Horten and got picket up to go to the idyllic port city of Tønsberg. There I was modeling for a fashion report that is going to be in a magazine. It was for the summer collection and for those of you who live close, you can just imagine how cold that was. But all in all it a very magical day with rain, sun and beautiful rainbows. I got some shots with my iPhone from the road.

This was taken from the boat on my way back. A beautiful sunset.

Another sunset picture from the port

Me on my way there

Double Raibow

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Interesting Facts About Your Food

Here are some funny facts about the human body and vegetables that are good for us:

Everyone have heard that carrots are good for our vision. If you slice a carrot, you will see that the shape of it is exactly like the human eye (pupil). Science shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of th eyes. 



Onions look like the body´s cells. Today´s research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body. 




 Kidney beans are actually proves to heal and help maintain kidney function. And guess what?? They look exactly like the human kidney :) 

 

 Now this one is really cool. The walnut;   it looks just like a little brain, and we now know that walnuts help develop more than thre dozen neuro-transmitters for brain function. They also help warding off dementia. 


 

And the list goes on and on. If you are as facinated about this as me you should google it and read more! And I want to finish off this blog post with an interesting quote by Thomas Edison:

"The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition"

Just like we did for centuries, we just forgot about the importance of it for a while :) 

Love MV

 

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Treasure Discovered

Wow today I went to this mall I had never been to before at Skedsmokorset. I came across this store that had crystals, jewelry, handbags, frames, soaps and a bunch of other organic, fair trade products made in Manila, Philippines. I just love finding those independent stores that dare to be different in the ocean of mainstream franchise stores. Here are two products I loved. I had to buy the oil jar of course :)

This is a aromatherapy relaxation essential oil. On the ingredient tag it says: Made with organic plant extract of calendula & aloe vera, dried organic peppermint leaves, infused in organic extra virgin olive oil, organic grapeseed oil, organic virgin coconut oil, beeswax, pure essential oils of eucalyptus, ginger tea tree, blue chamomile,peppermint, lemongrass, lavender & love

And it smells heavenly!

This is a box that is made of recycled phonebooks in Manila.

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Relationships

In love and relationships we have much to learn from our partners. Actually anyone in our lives we have drawn to our life experience as mirrors that are supposed to help us to understand more about ourselves. Whenever  we are presented with a challenge in a relationship, we are actually being presented with a great opportunity. We get a chance to look inside ourselves to see what we need to be working on, so that we may grow. A lot of times people choose to leave a relationship, any relationship,  whenever they are facing one or many challenges, because it makes us feel uncomfortable. The other person is actually getting close or confronting us with something about ourselves that is hard to accept, or simply acting in a way that makes us upset.  That´s when we need to go inside ouselves and ask WHY we are feeling negative emotions towards what we are experiencing. It can be hard to accept sometimes, because we are often so stuck in our old beliefs and patterns that we cant see the changes that we need to make.

Maybe we decide to leave one relationship and move on to another and even then we experience the same challenges. Because we are not willing to face our mirrors, accept what we see and learn from it. It is all a learning experience, a process of developing integration and balance in our lives. It is usually the most emotionally charged relationships that teach us the most about ourselves. Because in many cases we attract people that hold the oposite qualities than what we can identify ourselves with. That may make us very frustrated, annoyed, judgemental and even mad. In one minute we can love a person and the next minute we can even hate them. It becomes a love/hate relationship, which I am sure many of us can relate to. But we have to understand that how we feel about someone is usually an indication of how we feel about the part of ourselves that they mirror. They are helping us see parts of ourselves that we need to accknowledge and accept.

We all have experienced judgements towards ouselves and others. But it is when we can truly accept ourselves and others that we really grow. That is when our relationship goes from struggles and challenges to a Divine Unity. A unity that will help us to continue growing. There is no goal to Love, only a journey. 




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Angel´s Eyes

Have you noticed that when you seek the best in other´s, it automatically brings out the best in you? Someone told me once to see everyone around me through the eyes of an angel. When I truly understood what that means it changed my life.




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Under the Ruin waits a Royal Treasure

"Dam the torrent of ectasy when it runs in flood, so that it won't bring shame and ruin. But why should I fear ruin. Under the ruin waits a royal treasure. He that is drowned in God wishes to be more drowned. While his spirit is tossed up and down by the waves of the sea, he asks, "Is the bottom of the sea more delightful, or the top? Is the Beloved's arrow more fascinating, or the shield?" O heart, if you recognize any difference between joy and sorrow, these lies will tear you apart. Although your desire tastes sweet, doesn't the Beloved desire you to be desireless? The life of lovers is in death: you will not win the Beloved's heart unless you lose your own." 

I just found this beautiful poem by Rumi that really touched me. He is teaching the art of dying. The Sufi´s say we have to move into the state of fana -to disappear. And that is when you become one with God. He is talking about surrendering, a choosen death. And your death of yourself (your ego) will be your rebith. But you have to pass through the door of Love, because the lover knows that death is not death, but the beginning of an eternal pilgrimage. It doesn´t matter what we say or do, because the Truth of who we really are is there and it goes beyond the physical desires and the worldly pleasures. But we have to loose our egos, let it die, to become closer to our hearts and to our Truth. Just like the phoenix must burn to emerge, we have to die to be reborn. 




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Daily Wisdom

We are even higher than the heavens,
we are greater than angels;
why should we not transcend both?
Our lodging-place is Majesty.

Rumi




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Stand in Your Light

I acknowledge that I am a sensitive being. That have been wounded, that have been in a low place, wanting to be heard, loved and striving for the acceptance of others. I have been frustrated, mad and envious of seeing others happy when I wasn't. I think most of us have been in that emotional place where we just feel disconnected and long for a deeper understanding. In those moments its easy to judge others or to project that emotion on to people around us. But I have come to learn that as long as I acknowledge; that in those moments I am not in a very happy and centered place, I am not connected to my heart, I am already taking a big step towards finding peace again. Because I know what is happening. I know that by only connecting to my heart space again, I can release those negative emotions and rise above them. I also know that when I am in the place of love, acceptance and non-judgement, I am sensitive to others negative projections. But what I am learning is to try to remind myself that their judgements, critisism and negative attitude does not have to affect me. It can only affect me if I choose to "make them mine".
Sometimes when we are shining brightly it might make some people uncomfortable, just because they are not connected to their heart space at the moment. They don´t want to see happy people, they want you to feel as they do. But we have to remember that we are on this journey together, and that we were all made for these experiences, and we came here to share them. We all have an emotional guiding system, but also we are divine, infinite beings that are here to learn together on this school called The Earth. Instead of reacting to others condescending or critical behavior, we should instead remember how we have felt, and sometimes feel in those moments ourselves. Some of us more less or more often. Those are the moments we feel lost, and what we need the most is the love from others around us. Even though we don´t always know how to receive it, because we are not being open to receiving it.
So what we can do when we notice that someone is having that experience and projecting that upon us, is to try to stand in our light, imagining the beautiful light surrounding us and the great light that is pouring out of our hearts and then directing it to that person. Send them the love by wanting everything good for them, and also be grateful for being able to stand in our light and to be sharing it. That will immediately make us feel even more amazing. Because I am you, and you are me, and we are all wanting to grow from our challenging experiences and to shine light on our shadow aspects. Together we are learning that whatever we choose to shine our light on, becomes the light. And that when we own our shadows, it no longer owns us. When we choose to embrace that fully, we move closer to the state of non resistance and we can surrender to the present moment. 
Love Maria Violet



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Oslo Fashion Week

Yesterday I got to experience just a little peace of OFW after a very busy week of preparing for a trip abroad. I´m really happy I went to Leila Hafzi´s show where I got to see her new bridal collection for 2013. It was a beautiful show with live violin music and angelic like looks with classic organza, silk and powdery tones. I really loved it! Over the years, Leila Hafzi  have received national awards by several occasions - in 2007 and 2011 she was appointed Designer of the Year by KK and Costume Awards, the Environmental price of the decade by OFW and the Fashion for a Cause price of 2011. This year she is back from doing success in Italy, to Oslo with this amazing collection! 

After the show we went to a sushi restaurant with my friends :) here are some pictures. 



And last picture is from the VIP Credit card event. I´m wearing the design (top) of Rudy Wolff




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My Health Insurance

Alright, I have had the flu for over a month now, and I know there is some kind of virus going around lately, but it's also because Christmas has riuned my whole diet. It's January now and I intend to go back to taking care of my body. I make a lot of soups, and sometimes everyday, since it's my favourite thing to eat. I never follow any recipe, and I feel kind of like that rat in the Disney movie Ratatouille (which is one of my favorite movies by the way :) I just go with the flow and mix whatever I feel is the right ingredient and what I'm in the mood for. There are really no rules when it comes to cooking, especially not with soup. Something I love to make is green lentil soup, and since I have had the flu for a while, I added a whole garlic, three whole onions and a whole ginger root. I always use turmeric, himalaya salt and cayenne pepper as well, which are all good options for table salt and pepper. Turmeric have amazing properties for your health because it is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent. It is also a liver detoxifier, its basically a natural wonder. I also love potatoes, carrots, red pepper, chilly and selleri in soups. And the most important thing for the taste for me is the herbs. I use all kinds of parsley and coriander which are my favourites and are GREAT for your health. Here are some pics from today's cooking. I also had my little niese to help me today! She loves cooking <3  




 

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Woman's Power

"Woman's Power is hidden within her Heart. It is in the Heart that she can make the greatest difference in the World. Man represents the Mind and the outside world and Woman represents the Heart and the Inner Plane. The outside world is governed by the laws of Time and Space. The Inner Plane is free from all limitations of Time and Space and is under only one law - the Law of Love - also known as the Law of Unity.

The events taking place in our world at this time are being brought to awareness on the world stage to help Woman wake up and remember what it is she gave up as she entered into an Ego based consciousness ruled by the mind. She entered into bondage when she lost her power to create from the Heart. In the Heart all women are one. In truth there is only One Woman.

As we hear more and more about the horrific treatment of women around the world it is more important than ever for women to remember how to enter into the space of their Heart. In the Heart we can make a difference. In the Heart we connect with the Feminine Force and awaken the Feminine Light on the Planet. This is destined to happen as more and more women are finding the quiet space within which gives them the power to create positive change. In order to find this space we have to tune out all the fear that is being broadcast in the outer world.

Woman's power is born in Silence. That is why we have been discouraged from looking inward. We are held in bondage as long as we keep our focus on the outside. The moment we look inward with a true desire to serve and a purity of heart - we remember. As we remember our words and actions become a potent Force of Light. There is an inner dimension that unites us. We are connected to all points in space and time within. There we can create a New World where the Feminine is honored and respected and seen for who she really is. She is the Divine Mother at work in the world of Matter. She is the Door that all must pass through on their journey Home."

 



Shannon Port © 2013, The Power of Woman's Heart l Artist: Michael Whelan

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End of Time

I know a lot of you have heard and read about the Mayan prophecies and the end of their calender. But what does it really indicate and what is really going to happen tomorrow the 21.12.2012?

 

It will be the end of the world, yes, but only as we know it today. Nothing more nothing less. It will be the end of the old world, and a re-birth of the new world. It is time for the ascension of the Earth and its inhabitants towards peace and tranquility and LOVE. We are moving from one World Age into another. The Mayan elders and the Hopi do not prophecy that everything will come to an end, but their messages concerns us making the choice of how we wish to enter the future ahead. Will we be moving with resistance or acceptance?

 

Right now I am feeling very lucky and privileged to be on the planet at this wonderful time! I am looking forward to the new energies and the AGE OF AQUARIUS! Right now gateways and portals are expanding to allow even more flooding of Light into the Earthly planes. We have expanded the available choices for experiencing humanity, by knowing there are more choices available and by CHOOSING them! 

 

Remember you are a being of LIGHT!! As we enter the Golden Age, we need to leave the old program of FEAR behind and remember that there is oneness in everything. Meaning that as you rise and raise your vibration, so will others. This is YOUR time! Everything is perfect :) 

 

Channel all your energy into living fully in the NOW! The time is NOW! Shine your light into the world! Feel calm and centered. Feel grateful and joyous, and all good things will come to you. 

Love Maria



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Today's Photo-shoot

As I mentioned in a previous post I was modeling for a fashion shoot outside with the photographer David Amores. Here are some pics from today:

David and his assistant Mats in Oslo today. Heading to the location

As you guys see it was raining today. And I was posing in a dress! Brrrrrrrr

iPhone shot of the camera screen :)

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Mayan Jewelry

I have always been very fascinated with spirals. Ever since I was a kid at school I used to draw spirals everywhere. Every time I have a pen in my hand I start to draw spirals. And of course I was very much drawn to this peace of Mayan handmade Jewelry. It has a big spiral on it which represents evolution, the expansion of consciousness and is the Mayan's symbol of the winter solstice.

'The spiral is a symbol of Time. Time was born along with the universe and its dimension is inseparable from the three dimensions of space. The big bang theory suggests that the universe was born from a tiny single point with infinite energy. When that point exploded, it gradually created the reality that we see around us, which is ever-expanding, like a spiral. If this expansion leads to perfection or to chaos, nobody can tell. And since we are all made of stars, as Moby rightly noted in his song, we can understand why some symbols talk directly to us, in a molecular level and the vibrations of their thundering meanings can reach the depths of our psyche.' (www.squidoo.com)

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A Legendary Icon

 

AS I BEGUN TO LOVE MYSELF by Charlie Chaplin

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is `AUTHENTICITY`.

As I began to love
myself I understood how much it can offend somebody.
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was no t ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it `RESPECT`.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it `MATURITY`.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens
at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it `SELF-CONFIDENCE´.

As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.
Today I call it `SIMPLICITY`.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health - food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
a healthy egoism.
Today I know it is `LOVE OF ONESELF`.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time.
Today I discovered that is `MODESTY`.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening.
Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it `FULFILLMENT`.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.
Today I call this connection `WISDOM OF THE HEART`.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS `LIFE`!









" Author, writer, musician, mime, actor, producer, director, Charlie Chaplin brought to the early days of cinema subtlety, substance and humanism that catapulted him to the forefront of this great 20th century art form. 

He was an observer, a severe critic and, above all, one of the most prolific and influential actors of the last century, commenting on society with a critical eye, at times irreverent, but always touching and amusing.

His name remains to this day associated with an exceptional body of work universal in concept, prestigious, innovative? and distinctly his own. 

One hundred and twenty years after his birth
Nearly a hundred years after his stage debut
Thirty years after his death
Chaplin remains a legendary icon, a star still brightly shining over five continents. " (www.chaplinmuseum.com)

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VIP Night at Adam&Eva

Last night I got to hang out with my friends and get styled by the great haidressers at Adam&Eva in Oslo while enjoying a glass of champagne. Here are some pictures from the event hosted by VIP Credit Card. I am of course wearing the amazing design of Rudy Wolff, a very cool army inspired jacket. Here with the designer herself and the french fashion blogger Alain Pouey. Thank you guys for a great evening :)






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Welcome! My name is Maria Violet Ben-Shams and I created this blog to share my journeys as an explorer. I am an adventurer, a seeker, an artist, and I love to express the free spirit that I am. I'm an independent business owner and I have a bachelors degree in creativity, innovation & business development and I'm a certified KaosPilot. I have many years of experience as an event organizer, business coach, stylist, model and I have also worked in the health care system caring for kids and adults with special needs for many years. Every day I find myself involved in different projects and I love doing anything that gives me the chance to be within my creative self. I intend to thrive in all that I am and to always shine my inner light. I hope you enjoy reading my blog.

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