We had to do a lot of mental-emotional purification work before the event was able to manifest. The biggest challenges had to do with the contradiction between spirituality and religiousness as well as hidden egoistic behavior and the actual co-creation between women. Some of the challenges revealed themselves after the event when stopping to reflect on what really happened. The outcome of the event itself was beautiful, soul- moving sharing and encounters. We learned that forgiveness is possible on a collective level when it is expressed with true humbleness and sorrow over one´s own mistakes. Thank you Jouko Ollikainen for your powerful story of how you started painting the Crying Marias on everyday objects.
Thank you Nelly Jurvelius for sharing your powerful journey with Hildegard von Bingen, Sarita Vahtera and Teemu Ritanen for your beautiful musical creation especially arranged for this event, Suvituuli Siikasaari for your magical soul singing, Cristina Andersson for your strong interpretation of Jean Sibelius´ pieces and Linn Bekkevik for birthing the idea of Circles of Light in Stockholm as well as defending the light in the challenges of the whole day (getting the light over from Sweden through all kinds of obstacles).
Staying in one´s faith, truth and power is all that it takes when you want something to be done despite of opposing forces. It was quite a ride, but worth it! Together we are strong. Blessings to all!
This poem is Hildegard von Bingen's "Quia ergo femina", translated into Finnish by Anna-Maija Raittila:
Siunaus lepää naisen yllä
Kuolemasta johon nainen oli suostunut
Sai voiton valoisa Neitsyt
Ja niin lepää nyt naisen olemuksessa
siunaus ennen kaikkea luomakuntaa
koska Jumala tuli ihmiseksi
tässä autuaassa, suloisimmassa neitseessä.