• Life

    Longing no more – the time is now

    Trust it and take the first step into a springtime we have all been waiting for. We have grown in our resilience, we are bursting out of the shell after the last six weeks. An unprecedented time, in which the whole world has been at home. Now the month of May is just around the corner with its ecstatic abundance and celebration of life force full of blossoms and perfume. The garden calls me to take off my shoes, walk on the earth and remember why I am here. The apple blossom petals are already falling from the trees, floating around me like manifold blessings. Do not be sad, they…

  • Allgemein,  Life

    After the Storm

    Die Eiszeit in Mir | my Ice Age is melting The winds of approaching spring and their fury against winter are raging now in Weinviertel and most of Austria. Change often needs to be turbulent to get the job done. Tonight is new moon and there is a lot of energy whirling out there, even without Fasching, carneval time. Yesterday, between storms, I wandered through the forest in a remote area of Waldviertel. Knocked-down trees and broken branches on the ground, like brave soldiers on a battlefield, reminded me that everything is passing. The innate darkness there had given way to something lighter and clearer. The Soul of Place, or…

  • Allgemein,  Life

    Light Your Fire 2020

    Have I been dropped from the beak of some great bird travelling Between the Worlds to fall on the earth once more? Here I am in Konak, Izmir, almost 100 years after my grandfather Ali Riza Akinci made history here in 1921. Do we have the courage now to live with our hearts wide open? What is essential to me after the Journey to Myself in 2019 which broke me into pieces. In that dark tunnel of confusion and pain I met demons and healers, all bearing the seed of love, the source of everything and nothing. Nine months of rehabilitation have strengthened my new heart and allowed me needed…