Svalefest 2020

Some five years ago, I followed my heart and jumped into a car that my dear brother Johan had bought literally five minutes prior to our departure, unsure of how this journey towards the north east (a 7 hour drive from Leeuwarden to Aarhus on the A7) would turn out and what the destination would be. As I overheard him more or less summarizing it as follows during last weekend: “We went to Aarhus together a couple of times, and then Jurriaan stayed.” Yes, I am here to stay, at Svalehaven, house number 7.

Last weekend we celebrated the final days of what for me has been the most beautiful Summer of my life so far, during the first festival (of many to come) we organized at our new home Svalehaven (Danish for ‘the swallow garden’): Svalefest.

A Summer where my dear brother Jacques’ dear partner Anna blessed our family with the birth of my dear nephew and namesake Antony, making my dear mother and namesake Tony a grandmother, who in her turn took the courageous decision to move out of our childhood home to start a new chapter of her life.

A Summer where I was granted the opportunity to continue and start learning from and with my dear brothers Jakob and Adam about (permaculture) gardening, building and (co-)creating, and how to live an increasingly loving, joyful, and happy life.

A Summer where I slept most of the nights under the stars on the deck that we used as a stage during Svalefest (more or less exactly on the spot where my dear bass playing brother Morten is happily playing and smiling in the video below), waking up to the sunrise and the beautiful song of our dear feathered friends.

A Summer where I bathed in wonderful wild waters (sea, lake or river) at least once every day, minus one (which was quite an easy accomplishment given that Svalehaven borders the sea).

A Summer where I mostly ate from Svalehaven’s luscious kitchen garden thus becoming more and more one with the land, and started living more and more in harmony with nature, aligning more and more with the cycles of the sun (also thanks to my dear yogi brother Philip (Limitless Yoga) who introduced me to the ancient yogic practice Surya Kriya, a daily practice I have gratefully and humbly embraced), and making more and more healthy choices in my life.

A Summer where I finally got to play several concerts again, all within 20 minutes walking distance of Svalehaven (and the last one right outside of my bedroom window) and had the absolute honor and joy of playing music together with my dear brothers of Triple Fourtune (Radek, Marcus and aforementioned Morten and Jakob), as well as with my dear sisters and amazing musicians, songwriters and beings Sarah and Karina, and with my dear sister, singing bowl wizard and former housemate Angellinah, during a ceremony in Hjerterum in Aarhus.

A Summer where, just days after having visited their beautiful new farm home, I have been blessed by a visit of my dear brother and sister Johan (Eleven Monkeys – check out his other amazing videos!) and Frederike, who introduced the new, multiversal practice of Qi-Yo in Jutland, created this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPs3NFO7gq4) magnificent video – perfectly capturing the atmosphere, mood and energy of this soul family in this paradisiacal place in this holy moment – and shared not only excellent times, but also Frederike’s home-made herbal medicine – as well as her knowledge in this field – with both new and old friends, all during a 48-hour visit (now THAT’s wisely and precisely making use of the source of creation).

A Summer where we reconnected with the tribe of Systema Aarhus, who have been helping me get to know myself better, and blessed us with an inspiring workshop during the festival. Tusind tak!

A Summer where I (re-)connected with both old and new dear friends and neighbors, as well as both biological and soul family, not in the last place during the festival – I love, thank, cherish and honor you all from the top of my heart! – and where we have been blessed with amazingly beautiful weather, enormous amounts of sunlight, clean skies and at times wonderful rain.

It was our first Summer on the land where happy families will live for eternity, and where children will grow up freely, happily and in abundance, in Spaces of Love to thrive forever. This is the first piece of our Motherland we have taken back in this part of the world – a momentous chapter of an ever-continuing process of joyful co-creation all through the universe.

The somewhat longer version is that I kept going back and forth and beyond for some years, during which I met so many welcoming new Danish and international friends, who have been hosting me and helping me in so many ways, and made it basically impossible for me to stay away and not wanting to settle here. I thank, cherish and honour you all from the top of my heart – titusind tak!

As I enjoyed the first – remarkably warm – night of this Autumn gazing at the stars on my ‘deck-bed’ just outside my bedroom, I gratefully reminisced these last five years, during which my dear father and role model Jacques suddenly passed to the other side. This was an intensely challenging moment for the whole family and beyond, which inspired me to live every day to the fullest, to dream infinitely, tremendously and courageously, and to love abundantly, immeasurably and inexhaustibly.

Every day we get to live on this marvelous planet and see the sun rise and set is our biggest present we can keep receiving in this holy moment, for which I thank, cherish and honor all my ancestors by living the happiest life I possibly can, and to – in complete acceptance and gratitude of where and who I am right now – work on improving myself, my health, and my strength, as well as on beautifying the space which I take responsibility for, so that my children will grow up in an increasingly beautiful Space of Love.

Exactly five years before singing it here at Svalefest (on 19-9-2015), I sang this song (Stronger Stronger) for the first time in a ceremony (which I only found out when I was writing this down four days later). During that ceremony (on 19-9-2015) I realized I should start tuning in a different frequency (after literally not being able to tune my guitar to A=440hz), after which I started trying out other tunings than the standard tuning.

Two months later my father passed, and I sang the chorus of this song to him shortly before his soul left his body. One week later that I bought a beautiful Ovation guitar (which was built just before I was born) and another week later I found myself in an airplane to Egypt, where I involuntarily donated most of the cash that I had brought to a Luxorian pickpocket on the first day of my trip, and from then on frantically travelled all around the country, singing the same chorus in the King’s chamber of a for some reason completely deserted Great pyramid of Giza. It was a somewhat turbulent period of my life, to say the least.

Shortly later, on 14 February 2016, I tried to tune my guitar to A=444hz after my dear brother Cesar had pointed out the solfeggio frequency 528hz (the C5 in A=444hz tuning) to me, and found out that all of sudden my voice could easily reach certain high notes that previously (in the standard tuning A=440hz) had been impossible for me.

Without going into too much hocus pocus about frequencies and tunings, I noticed that tuning to this frequency did ‘something’, and most important of all: it felt right to me to play and sing in this tuning, so I continued to sing my songs (and others) in this tuning, and, inspired in the first place by my dear sister Magda and aforementioned Cesar and their ceremonies, and later on by others, most importantly by the immensely powerful Vedruss Anastasia and the book series that have been written about and in co-operation with her by Russian author Vladimir Megre, to dream about creating heaven on earth, or rather, restoring it.

Shortly after I met and connected with my dear brother and musical wizard Jason on many levels, who kindly, lovingly and generously hosted me in the basement of his home in a small village in rural western Jutland, together with his wonderful housemate Anders, in a time where I could really use the help they so patiently offered. Anders had built a recording studio in this house, in which I was planning to record some songs, a project which at the time I was not ready for to complete.

A few months later we were visited by a powerful druid from Eastern Jutland now going by the artist name of Yakox, who I established the musical collective Triple Fourtune with, through which we collaborated with several extravagant characters and continued to dream, think, talk and sing about heaven on earth.

Around two years ago, in the Summer of 2018, I started residing in Jakob’s beautiful and modest home (‘Ingolf’) close to Aarhus, where I lived in his only bedroom for one and a half year, which was located between the bathroom and the kitchen. Thus we got to know each other really well in this period, and started creating events – first in ‘Ingolf’, and later on in a holistic center called Hjerterum in Aarhus – going by the name of Urkraft Ting (‘Ting’ meaning meeting, assembly or public gathering). The purpose of these events was to find and strengthen our tribe and to collectively dream up and give voice to our thoughts, dreams and ideas, with the aim of realizing them. We also started making similar events, which were more focused on singing together, called Urkraft Sang.

On the 2nd of the 2nd of 2020, within 11 months after the first Urkraft Ting, we found our way to Svalehaven, which we ever since have been transforming into a paradisiacal permaculture space, where we will create homesteads on which happy and harmonious families will bring forth joyful children who’ll eternally rejoice living on the blossoming earth and beyond. Here we joined together with aforementioned Adam, a brilliant master builder, woodworker, gardener, dancer and singer (among many more things) whose powerful presence and contribution has lifted our tribe to the next level.

With this constellation we dared to start organizing concerts and festivals at Svalehaven. Late August we were blessed by a visit from aforementioned Sarah Sounds from the Netherlands, who was the first one to play a concert in Svalehaven. Three weeks later we organized Svalefest, featuring several amazing musicians and sound healers from different countries, which was the first festival of many more to come.

 

 

 

 

Urkraft Ting

I can happily announce that we will continue to gather in a circle as we’ve been doing in a homely setting in Egå on several occasions in the last year or so. The last few times it became clear we could do with some more space. When we met the lovely tribe of the Holistisk Center at the opening of their beautiful new location in Mejlgade (Aarhus city center) on February 10th, it turned out that they had been having more or less the exact same idea of creating a reoccurring event where people assemble in a circle to embody the unique expression of their souls, share a potluck dinner and come together in conversation, music and movement. We decided to organize the next gathering in the Holistisk Center at March 3rd at 17:00 o’clock and agreed to call the event ‘Urkraft Ting’.

Assembly of free people

The word ‘ting’ exists in all Germanic languages and is nowadays primarily being used to refer to an object – a thing (or in both German and my mother tongue Dutch: ‘ding’). Its original meaning, however, is ‘public gathering’ or ‘assembly’ of all free people, which takes place at a specific time and location, with the intent to reach decisions about topics of common interest. A ‘ting’ is never an institution, but rather either a name for a gathering or a name for the process occurring during such a gathering. In this area of the world, there used to be all sorts of ‘tings’: landsting (country ting), herredsting (shires ting), byting (towns ting), folketing (peoples ting), sysselting (ting of a trade or profession), birketing (birch ting, as in the tree), and many more.

A ting of the past?

Landsting and folketing used to be the two chambers of parliament in the Realm of Denmark, the first being the meritocratic assembly and the latter the popular assembly. Since the meritocratic chamber, whose members were appointed based on merit, was abolished in 1953, the country has been ruled by whoever was elected into the popular assembly to represent the ones who gave them their vote. A popular assembly is what in old Greek would be called ‘dêmos’, which indicated the common people or populace formally constituted as a political body. The loanword democracy derived from the Greek word ‘dêmokratia’ – a composite of the words ‘dêmos’ and ‘kratia’ or ‘kratos’ (which means power, is seen as the divine personification of strength in Greek mythology and resembles an awful lot the both Danish and German word ‘kraft’ and Dutch ‘kracht’). The word republic comes from the Latin ‘res publica’, which translates to ‘the public thing’.

Centralization

Originally, people would give their vote (from Latin ‘votum’, meaning wish, prayer, religious undertaking or promise, votive offering, promise to God; which in both Danish and German – ‘stemme’ – and Dutch – ‘stem’ – has the same meaning as voice) to the ones of their community most capable to make decisions – fellow members of their community that they fully trusted and had known all their life. However, in the course of history, power (alongside energy and resources) has been so increasingly centralized – meaning that a relatively small group of people are making a growing amount of decisions for the expanding population of the earth – that many of the latter are feeling powerless, while the ‘elected few’ are under growing pressure of the many decisions they are supposed to make. As a result of this mechanism, politicians nowadays simply lack time to give sufficient thought to reach decisions that are beneficial for the planet and current and future generations of the community of people they represent.

‘Magt’ or ‘kraft’?

Ironically, nowadays we tend to plead with politicians (who we have willingly been voting into power) to give back the ‘power to the people’, that we voluntarily keep giving away to them. The word power can in both Danish and German be translated to either ‘kraft’ or ‘magt’ (and in Dutch to ‘kracht’ or ‘macht’) – two exact opposites. Where the former refers to acting in a sovereign, autonomous and authentic way, is the latter about control, domination and influence. In these times we see that everything based on ‘magt’ is shaking on its grounds, to eventually and inevitably collapse. Therefore it is paramount that we distinguish the difference between ‘kraft’ and ‘magt’ within ourselves, so that we can stay calm during these stormy and confusing times as we restore faith in ourselves and our own power.

Personal empowerment: urkraft!

The purpose of the Urkraft Ting is to visualize, co-create and manifest an increasingly harmonious reality in which all of us stand in our own power and have faith in our own strength. We create the world and can perfect it through the power of our thoughts.  In this circle we give voice to our thoughts, dreams and ideas, with the aim of realizing them. We celebrate that the source of creation is within all of us, that we possess all the tools to manifest and are co-creating this reality as it unfolds. ‘Urkraft’ (as well as Dutch ‘oerkracht’) can be translated to ‘primordial/primal/primeval power’, ‘life force’ or ‘force of nature’. The first part of the word (‘ur’ or ‘oer’) means origin or beginning, and feels quite similar to ‘ohm’ (or ‘aum’), which is said to be the primordial sound of the Universe. In the beginning was the word…

Positive morning thoughts

Inspired by the glorious Vedruss Anastasia from the Siberian taiga, I have recently incorporated a new practice into my life: starting the day with (at least) 15 minutes of positive thinking. It is as simple as it is effective.

As described by Vladimir Megre in the second volume of his exquisite The Ringing Cedars Series, that I recently started re-reading, Anastasia suggests that “it would be good if a lot of people would wake up at an agreed time […] And thought about something good – it doesn’t matter what specifically. What matters is that the thoughts be thoughts of light.” She elaborates:

“You could think about your children, about those you love, and also about how to make things good for everyone. Think like that for just fifteen minutes. The more people do this, the faster the answer will appear.

Time zones on Earth are different because of its rotation, but the images created by the light thoughts of these people will merge into a single, bright, and saturated image of consciousness. The simultaneity of the thinking about the forces of light intensifies each person’s ability many times over.

Think about how good it would be if all children were caressed by the Sun and no one ever upset them. Then think about who you’re going to say something nice to and smile at that day, how good it would be if this beautiful world lasted forever, and what you, you specifically, need to do to make that happen.”

The ‘answer’ Anastasia is referring to answers the question of how to move people across the dark forces’ span of time. She affirms that we can create and perfect the world through the power of our thoughts.

“Any thought produced by man cannot vanish into nothingness. If it is light, it fills the dimension of light and stands on the side of the forces of light; if it is dark, on the opposite side.”

She continues to explain that Man has full freedom to choose and represents a union of opposites, and how the sun is for everyone – “for you and me, for the snake, grass, and flower.”

“But bees use the flowers to get honey, while the spider’s power is to draw poison. Each has its own purpose. No bee or spider would do otherwise. Only Man has a wider scope, only Man can act in more than one way! One Man can rejoice at the first rays of the Sun, while another might curse. Man, you see, can be both a bee and a spider.”

As the dark principles manifested within – and thus without – ourselves are reaching a critical point, it is paramount that we, sooner rather than later, come together and restore paradise on Earth – all as one. This can only be done when the divine sparks within us (the God particles that each and everyone of us was born with) unite and aspire to the light, reconnecting to Mother Nature and the ‘Basic Force’. The answer of how to move people across the dark forces’ span of time “can only be seen through the joint efforts of the particles in different people with opposite thinking.”

“Man is a union of opposites. […] When something significant is created through man, […], there are always two opposites at work. Man exercises freedom of choice. Which he will accept more of depends upon his purity and conscious awareness.”

Though Anastasia suggests to get up at six in the morning to think about something good, I choose to wake up before the sun comes up and align a minimum of 15 minutes of positive thinking with the energy of the sunrise. Here in Aarhus (Denmark) that means that around winter solstice I’m sending out positive thoughts around 8:51, and around summer solstice I’ll be doing the same as early as 4:30.

After sharing this idea with my housemate, he decided to join in, which is supposed to more than double the fun: “Even one is more than none. Two together is more than two.”

 

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