LECTURES, PLAYGROUNDS & WANDERINGS

PLAYGROUNDS

Through these playgrounds, we ground ourselves in our bodies in the present and open up to the joyful play that life is when we live connected

True Contact – The joy of being met as We Are

You who long for soulful encounters are warmly welcome to a day where we meet and explore what contact is, and how we consciously and unconsciously are connected with ourselves and each other. During the day, we gain insights into how authentic contact can be experienced. We will walk via three paths that all take us home to contact with our True Self.

The Path of Beauty: Through our bodies and the five senses, we will deepen the inward connection with who we are in our origins.

The Path of Love: Now we welcome all the feelings that are contained in us in the encounter with ourselves and others. We invite our feelings to guide us into deeper connection with our being and into healing love.

The Path of Truth: Through open questions and reflections we examine and explore what consciousness is and how our mind, and thoughts take us from contact but also to contact.

Via the various paths, we explore our relationship with ourselves, each other, and Mother Earth through experiential exercises. And opens us to that everyone we meet is a mirror and an energy that wants to, if we want, expand our consciousness. When we say Yes to meeting consciously, we open ourselves to the joy of the Now.

During the day, new connections are created, internally as well as externally. Loving connections that will spread like rings on the water and contribute to more joy and love in all our relationships and further out into the world.

Katarina Falk, who invites you to this playground, lives today aware of the power of love. She is deeply grateful that the elephants took her on a walk to reconnect with Mother Earth and the True Self. Now she walks consciously and invites everyone who wants to reconnect, or strengthen connection, with herSelf and expand consciousness to come along on a walk in loving contact.

A warm welcome to a day of joyful genuine contact!

Location: Sandsjön, Just outside Gothenburg, accessible by public transport
Time: 15 of June 2024 at 10.00 – 17.00. “Fika” from 9.30 and vegetarian lunch included.
Register: By 11 of June to Katarina Falk 070 -180 17 71 or katarina.falk@tlou.se
Interested in more information welcome to contact Katarina!

Equipment: Clothes according to the weather, and willingness of an open heart and mind
Your investment for the day is between you and Mother Earth.
If you wish to invest financially, please donate to Elephant Havens and become a conscious part of the joy and love that the baby elephants spread and that creates loving contact with and between humans, elephants, and all sentient beings.

THE HEALING POWER OF THE SHADOW

Come out and walk consciously with your shadow. We all carry our shadow with us at all times, whether we want to see it or not. And the brighter the light, the more clearly the shadow appears.

During this playground we explore what the shadow “is”. When we ground ourselves in our bodies in the Now, we can play with the shadow, open to what it wants to tell us about us and life. The more aware we become of what we have put in our shadow and welcome it into the light, the freer we become to live our lives as we want. Free to live as those We Are, no longer governed and controlled by our unconscious selves.

We can never run away from our shadow or fight it. It is when we try to do this that our lives become a struggle. What the shadow longs for is that we turn to it and consciously include those parts, which for various reasons earlier in our lives we could not consciously include. In the Now we consciously walk with the shadow and let it tell its story, we do not return to the past but stay in the present moment. In the power of the Now, those parts in us who want to come forward to be included and set free, will show themselves.

We all have our own shadow, which we take responsibility for in the Now. When we live unaware of our shadow, our shadows merge into those of others and it becomes quickly  unclear and uncertain whose is whose. We also have a part in a collective shadow, which we will also explore during the day. But what is certain is that the more aware we become of our own shadow, the more aware we become when we are affected by someone else’s shadow and the collective one. And now, with this knowledge integrated in our bodies, we are free to choose how we want to live our lives. In the Now, we can see when we are about to be drawn into the shadows of others and choose to make new life-enhancing choices for more joy, for ourselves and everyone we are connected with. With each conscious step we learn, develop, and strengthen our inner power of love.

We start the day indoors by including our bodies, emotionally, physically, and mentally, and explore what consciousness is. After that, we walk out into nature and continue to reconnect with our true Self and Mother Earth. Through various experiences during the day, consciousness expands, and we integrate parts of ourselves which wants to be acknowledged and loved, to set ourselves free. Free to live fully present in the Power of the Now.

Katarina Falk, who invites you to this playground, lives today aware of the power of the shadow, and the Now. And she is deeply grateful that she dared to take the steps to explore her shadow. Because the shadow contained the most beautiful gifts she had never even dared to dream of. The freedom and power to love and rejoice as who she is. Gone is the fear of failing, and succeeding, and not being loved as she is. Life energy flows freely and vibrates with life connected with all sentient beings.

A warm welcome to join us on a healing walk in authentic connection in the Now!

THE DANCE OF LIFE

In the Now, we all dance the joyful dance of life together regardless of the shape of our feet.

Listen to how your heart keeps the beat and join in the eddies of the dance connected with others who are dancing the Dance of Life. Everyone can participate Here and Now, easily, and smoothly as we reconnect with our true Self. It is when we unconsciously walk around in someone else’s shoes that we find it difficult to follow along in the eddies of the dance without resistance. But when we find our way back to the contact with our own feet, we dare to step out into the Dance of Life and dance with others in joy and love.

Welcome to explore different ways to dance and reconnect with your feet and your true Self. We will ground ourselves in our bodies and experience what it feels like to dance connected in our own Power. When we Now dance in our full power, we can invite others to dance with us beyond the fear of stepping on someone’s toes or being stepped on by someone else.

Katarina Falk, who invites you to this playground, lives today aware that life is a dance that wants nothing more than for us all to dance together in joy and with ease in the steps. And she knows that for a long time it was her own fear of stepping on others’ toes that held her back from taking the full step and joining the dance. Now in touch with her true Self, she dances together with all who want to experience the healing power of joy flowing in and through their bodies. Welcome to read about Katarina’s journey to connect with her true Self at www.tlou.se and for contact katarina.falk@tlou.se

CONNECTED IN THE NOW

We are all connected. We influence and are influenced by each other all the time. But how aware are we of how we constantly influence each other? Maybe you step into a room and feel “something”, or experience “we click” when you meet someone or feel your energy draining. Everything is energy and the more aware we are of the energy and how we are all constantly participating in the “game”, the freer we become to act and not react. In this way, we can consciously contribute to creating the relationships and environment in which we want to live.

Welcome to a playground where we will explore what energy and connection are, and how authentic connection is experienced. The name playground shows us the way, as it is by grounding ourselves in our bodies that we open ourselves to the joyful play that life is when we live in authentic connection. During the day our bodies, the emotional, the physical, and the mental will be integrated and invited to take “their” natural place in the whole. The mental body gets its share when we start the day with “theory” about our different bodies and how they co-create. And how we can remove blockages that prevent life energy from flowing through our bodies by grounding ourselves in our bodies and expanding our consciousness.

“Yes, I’m also a bit shy but also curious… so it is wonderful to start by grounding myself, connecting with others who share the love and curiosity for life. And invites me to take exploratory steps into life in trusting company. Yes, I also want to live connected with You my friend”.

TO MEET IN BALANCE

We know in the depths of our hearts that we are all part of the whole, that together we are whole, that we are all whole. We all participate in the mystery of life, more or less consciously, and contribute to the whole with our various gifts. When we meet and really see each other, we weave together the beautiful weave of life. A weave of love, trust, respect, integrity, power, beauty, and joy.

Everyone who wants to join and “weave” with us is warmly welcome to participate in this playground which has its starting point from our five senses, sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. For five evenings, we explore and experience how we participate and live in the world through our senses. We end with a sixth evening where we weave together our lessons about and in the whole. Welcome to the walk of life in the Now.

ASSEMBLING THE PUZZLE OF LIFE

This “playground” is for you who want to be an active part in loving creation of the puzzle of Life.

We all have a purpose in life! Why me, you, and we are all walking here right now in this time and space. By opening up to the mystery of life with joy, we take steps in exploring what we are here to contribute. In this “playground” you get to try out different pieces of the puzzle in a playful and trusting way. You are given the opportunity to find your unique piece of the puzzle and experience the joy when your piece of the puzzle fits into the whole.

LECTURES

Interactive lectures with slide shows that invite participants to reflections and new perspectives on and in Life.

Expanding Consciousness

By becoming aware that I am consciousness, consciousness expands, and I become more aware of consciousness, and I learn even more about living in the here and now in trust. Every new step into the unknown in trust creates more trust. For each new moment I stay in the present, the gate opens a little more and for each time I open the gate and dare to leave it open, I am shown new perspectives. And in every moment the gate is opened, the wonder and longing to open the gate grows even more. And Now, the gate opens even more in joy and trust that the path I walk is the path of expanding consciousness. The consciousness that knows that all joy and love is already present here, but it is my “ego self” that cannot take in its wholeness more than step by step. With each step of trust, the “ego-self” is transformed back into the True Self.

The dance of life is contained within all of us, the life of dancing along the path of paradoxes in full trust is wonderful and magical. In the transforming power of the present, the path becomes wider, easier, and more enlightened the more I invest my “ego self” in the dance of life with my True Self. Together we all walk and create the world we live in, Here and Now. Come and walk your journey with us who love and rejoice the walk of life in expanding consciousness. Welcome to connect with Katarina and get a taste of what it’s like to walk present in the ever expanding Now.

How the Elephants taught me to love Myself
by letting go of control and walking in trust

Letting go of control can be perceived as frightening but also absolutely wonderful. For what is control? And what is trust? These are questions that we will touch on and be touched by during the lecture. The elephants will show us the way through the lecture and further to more connection by inviting us to the life that is going on here and now.

Katarina’s meeting and continuing walk with the African Elephants changed her life. They made her wake up and choose to live life fully. For many years she worked with external and internal auditing as a specialist in governance, management, and control. Both professionally and privately, she was an expert on this. She tried to control life, letting go of control and opening up to trust in life was a long journey. A journey that made her realize that what she had been most afraid of was what she longed for most.

The lecture is like the journey and begins in the outer with the journey to the Kingdom of the Elephants and then integrates with the inner. Via interactive slideshow we open our minds and let the life energy flow in and through the bodies. Discovering and exploring how we, often unconsciously, control ourselves is the beginning of more life in life. When the realization that we ourselves are the obstacle to living our lives in joy and love is embodied, we begin the journey in the Now.

Welcome to walk with us!

THE PUZZLE OF LIFE
Connect ∞ Touching Healing Encounters

We are all parts of the whole in the puzzle of life. The joy of living connected cannot be fully conveyed in words. But with our bodies, we can experience the vibrant joy that pulsates in, between, and around us when we open ourselves to the connection with our true Self. In the present, we are whole and at the same time part of the greater whole. Every part we reconnect with in ourselves contributes to experiencing the whole. We are whole, always have been, and always will be but sometimes we don’t see the whole for all the parts. Parts that govern and control us, often very unconsciously, from living in true connection. The more aware we become of our “own” puzzle pieces, the more the pieces falls into place by itself, simply and purely, in the great puzzle of life.

“When I dared to connect, to be touched and moved, I began to live the magic of truly living. A life of authentic connection.”

Welcome to an evening full of encounters. For us to meet as who we are, beyond roles and facades, in the pure joy of living.

MIRROR, MIRROR ∞ SHIFT of PERSPECTIVE

The mirror is there, in the most unexpected places when we start to see. When we live aware in the present, we realize that life reflects us. In the Now we open up and see, and shifts of perspective takes place. Now we see what we did not see before. What’s out there is in here, and what’s in here is out there. We realize that everything is within us, and we see that it is we ourselves who create the reality we see and live in. And when we do not see, life supports us to reflect ourselves. And we can choose whether we want to see the mirror out there and what it wants to tell us or not… But it is existing, in this Now!

You who want to open up to see how the world reflects you are warmly welcome to an interactive lecture where we follow life that reflects us all the time. During the lecture, you will also be able to mirror yourself in Katarina’s experiences of how life changes as we expand our consciousness and open ourselves to Who We Are beyond our conditioned “ego self”.

Walking home in the company of the elephants!

Join Katarina’s winding journey home. A journey where she had to travel far, on many levels, before she started walking with the Elephants again. The physical journey to begin the walk home lead Katarina to Botswana and the encounter with the African elephants. To the Elephants who remember and know what trust and love are. The elephants that she walked with as a child but which were eventually forgotten. These wise beings invited Katarina into their kingdom and to reconnect with them and with who she is in her origin. They reflect her in different ways to meet her Self and others with respect, love, and trust. And that we may all be a little shy before we dare to make connect and show ourselves. The elephants know that it’s all about how we relate to ourSelves. And they show us that it is never too late to reconnect with the love and trust that resides in all of us.