It seems to be time to close this blog. I started it when I was working intensily in creative projects while travelling with the aim to share my creative proces. Now times are changing, my lifestyle is changing. There is much less travelling since I decided to reduce the use of airplanes to an absolute minimum and do more effort to minimize my carbon foortprint.
I still have that dream to live a simple life in a clean natural environment. But now I know that I share that dream with millions of other people and that they all use their creativity and intelligence to make that real, clean all the waste, plant trees, purify the water and the air.
I still don't know how to organise my daily life in a way that I can make my contribution and live a healthy happy life at the same time, but in little acts I will get there.
It is a kind of collective healing work which takes place.
Healing on all levels, emotional, physical, spiritual individually and collectively, that is something which I would like to bring back in a more central position in my life. Like it has been for many years when I was working as a psychologist.
At some point I will probably start a new blog as writing is something I have done all my life and enjoy.
But as Life is doing her metamorfosing work I don't have that many words. I will clean up and reorganise my website in the time to come and make place for something new, yet unkonwn.
I thank those who did let me know they were looking at and reading my blogposts.
Watching the sea again and again so liberating, calming, bringing everything back in it's proper proportions, the humility of knowing your place in the universe. Inner peace.
I observe the tension in the world around me and inside me, the almost continuous feeling of urgency, stress of everything whch should already be done. It is endless and all very relative tough it hardly ever feels like it. The sea brings me back in touch with the essence of being alive.
Someone did send me this beautiful text from Atsushi, it strongly appealed to me.
Jinen is an old Japanese word. Its meaning encompasses ALL that is even larger than nature. In the West, "Man" exists above "Nature," and maintains and protects it. Above Man, there is "God". In other words, there is a separation between Nature, Man, and God. Jinen expresses the perception of the universe before such a separation occurred. In ALL things there lives god. God is the "Flow of the River of the Universe" that embraces the sun and moon, and the earth that is the origin of the birthing of all Nature including Man. God lives within man, plants, animals, even in man-made things like houses. Jinen is the word that describes the universe, its' origin and natural course. All things connect to this river, and are part of the river of Jinen.
Man generally receives beautiful forms from Nature, such as the plants or animals. However, many forces of nature, such as huge earthquakes that I have experienced myself, destroy people, organisms and nature. This is the breath of this planet. This is also the swirl of the River of the Universe that embraces all life and death, light and dark..
This is Jinen. There is nothing Man can do. All that I was able to do after the earthquake was to live with the people who had encountered live and death, and to pray and dance with them. Inside Jinen, the helpless life force embrace life and death, feel that even such life and death are connected to all things, and dance a prayer. This view of nature has already existed in the art forms created by ancient people. Every life form performs the dance of life and death by being alive. All things are dancing with Jinen.
Jinen Butoh is to join together with all the life that are already dancing, to dance with the flow of the universe that is Jinen. We remove the wall of consciousness that perceives dance as the individual " I " dancing. We are dancing with, and are danced by , the Jinen, accepting all the environment and conditions around us as Jinen.
"Lemurian beings" 21 x 14,5 cm.
The kind of beings I have seen several times. They are flexible, floating in form, their thinking is a bit like that of trees, clear and fast thoughts which you can perceive only when you are very quiet and take your time to hear them. They are very kind.
" Coming down", Oil on canvas 1.20 x 65 cm.
This painting is already for the whole summer on my easel. I can only work on it in little pieces, thin layers, one after the other.
Walking along a very familiar seaside.
The sea close to where I was born.
It is like home.
Infinite space and light. Wide skies too.
The sand under my feet feels good.