Wow what a year
It normally always happens a lot in my life but I think this year took the record..
It started at Punta Mona, a permaculture farm in the jungle of Costa Rica, it took me to a spiritual community PachaMama on the other coast of Costa Rica, then through Guatemala and Mexico before I landed in Sweden, moved into my house in the countryside, worked day and night to get my retreat up and running before the high season was over and done with, hosted and co-hosted a lot of magical retreats and ceremonies, me and Elin launched our business Her Peace, my own business Nina Medicina took of and I am almost ready to launch my cacao business together with my bestie Erika under the name Wild Cacao Collective.
I fell of a horse, fell down several stairs and I got Covid-19- all VERY clear signs to tell me to slow down, my mantra in life and the most difficult thing for me..I keep learning and growing everyday and I feel so grateful knowing that I create my own reality, hard freaking work though and my goals this coming year is to work smarter, not harder. Make more time to have fun. Learn to finally play the guitar. Sing more. Move my body more. Meditate more. Host more retreats and go to some myself. Find a better work/life balance. Keep shaking off of all toxic things, energies and people getting into my field. Open up for more love. Oh create some more engagement in here, I feel its awfully quite so lets start with:
What is your goals in 2022?
AND SO IT IS
..Absolutely nothing I feel. I have been going deep into Swedish winter as well as my own inner winter and been hibernating in front of the fire, dreaming up some magical herbal medicines, reading in some dusty books, debating if I should leave Sweden this winter or really try and stick it out like I promised myself. You will find me on skyscanner every afternoon when the sun goes down and the house gets freezing cold, dreaming about going back to Guatemala, Bali, Costa Rica..BUT I also know that a winter here is what I need. To honor the cycles of the year and take more time for deep rest and going inwards. Living in sunny places is amazing but I am never still and in a way I am so curious to see what creative ideas will come out after a winter of just going inwards.
Anyways..I still have a few events before we leave this year behind and there is still spots to 2 of them in Stockholm.
December 15th at Pachamama in Hägersten, 19.00
December 18th at Conscious Life at Södermalm, 19.30.
There will be cacao, breathwork, drumming, singing and sound healing.
I hope to see you there.
Här är en recension från en av mina tidigare ceremonier:
“Det var en upplevelse som berörde hela mitt hjärta och själ. Jag fylldes av ett så starkt lugn på ett sätt som jag aldrig tidigare upplevt – som att jag mötte min inre själ. Dagen efter, byttes lugnet ut till en upplyftande energi vilken fortfarande, en vecka senare, sitter kvar. Nina och hela ceremonin hon har skapat var helt fantastisk och det är en upplevelse jag rekommenderar alla att vara med om”- Johanna
I am super excited about this co-creation with Zahra which is an afternoon in my healing barn outside Näsum in Skåne where we will dive deep into our womb space.We will drink and meditate with a cup of nourishing and warming ceremonial cacao from a woman’s collective in Guatemala, move together with a soft and fluid embodiment practice, talk about our cycle and do a transformational breathwork session where we dive deep into the womb. The afternoon will flow something like this:
I’m back in the forest again after a really intense but beautiful week in Stockholm with ceremonies every night and I was so happy to see so many new faces and to be able to share cacao, her story and mine on how I ended up in the countryside cause of the spirit of cacao telling me to listen to my heart. (She is a very powerful heart opener..)
I loved that I got some family life staying with wonderful Frida (that you already know from her blog here at TWWP) and her family in their gorgeous 70s home.
Now it is a week of recharging and this weekend I’m going on another tour to the west coast which I’m really excited about.
For those of you in Stockholm- My Schedule for December is up on my website and you can find me at LAMB, Conscious Life and Pachamama in the midst of next month so book your spot here. And if you want to book a private ceremony with me for your own group of friends I have the night of December 16th free and any morning and daytime between 15th to 18th- email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and booking.
You can get ceremonial from several places in South and Central America but my absolute favourite one comes from Guatemala. I have a very special relationship with it and I just love the flavour and how it makes me feel.
I get mine from 2 different sources at the lake- Ruk’u’x’ulew and Lava Love cacao. You can find them both in my webshop at www.ninamedicina.com
Not many people know that cacao is natures most potent superfood and it has SO many magical health benefits like:
CACAO MAKES YOU HAPPY AND RELAXED
Drinking ceremonial cacao on a regular basis can have therapeutichealth benefits, including creating new neural pathways that can change our daily experience to include more joy, love, and connection. How amazing? Cacao also helps boost our serotonin and dopamine levels. Cacao is a natural anti- depressant with no side effects that can also help relieve emotional stress. Win, win, win if you ask me!
INCREASES ENERGY AND FOCUS
Cacao increases the blood flow to the brain and can create more mental agility, awareness, energy and focus but without making you jittery like caffeine can do for some. It also doesn’t give us the typical caffeine crash that we had one to many in the past.
CONTAINS MANY BENEFICIAL MINERALS
Consuming cacao in its pure form can replenish minerals vital to our body that many of us in the western world are deficient in i.e magnesium that helps your body relax as well as iron, zink, copper and calcium to name a few.
HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Ceremonial cacao has possibly the highest amount of antioxidants of any food- more than acai and blueberries and it is said to help you boost your immune system. A true superfood!
BALANCING TO HORMONAL HEALTH
I have plenty of personal experience of cacao regulating our hormones and a cup a day has helped me with healing hormonal acne, it has drastically reduced my PMS symptoms and my past menstrual cramps. And my past crazy, bad mood around my moon/menstrual time- well that’s nowhere to be seen. Need I say more?
IT’S AN APHRODISIAC
Phenethylamine is a chemical, which occurs in small quantities in cacao and it stimulates the nervous system and triggers the release of the pleasurable endorphins that we love. Cacao also activates dopamine, which is associated with sexual arousal and pleasure. Cacao actually promotes the brain chemistry of feeling in love- in yourself, a partner and in life. Yes, please, thank you!
Welcome to join a full moon ceremony at the magical place Nature of Being in Stockholm- I am SO excited for this ceremony as the space is just SO beautiful and intimate.
We will celebrate the full moon with ceremonial cacao, breathwork, sound healing and some singing together for those who wish:)
It will be my last ceremony in Stockholm in November so dont miss this.
WHEN 19th of November
TIME 7- 9.30 pm
WHERE Swedish Nature Collaborations
YOUR INVESTMENT 500sek
We will be an intimate group of 10 so make sure to book and secure your spot at email@example.com
Wellness entrepreneur focused in woman’s health/ herbal medicine woman/ green witch☽
I am writing about topics like holistic health, mindfulness, healing, spirituality, ceremonies, rituals and about the life in the Swedish forest❣︎