One week ago I returned home from Tenerife, where I spend 4 weeks being on holiday and working on my next book, Nine Gates to Eden. I stayed in Buenavista, a beautiful small village in the north-west of the island, lucky me!
The very last day I went to a small shop in the village where I had seen a jewel, which I wanted buy to my daughter. Entering the shop there were two women discussing with the shop keeper. It came out, that they were the designer of the jewels and her mother. We began to discuss with their modest English and my modest Spanish. They were interested what I was writing and as I did not have many words in Spanish to explain and describe my book, I had to put it very simple. I explained that God is looking through the eyes of both of them as well as through my eyes and that we are all one. Our source is one and God is manifesting in all of us, just the forms are different. That was a magical moment. It was as if a light had been turned on and suddenly we really were one. We embraced each other and as the moment for saying goodbye came, there was just gratitude and fulfillment: a perfect end to my stay in Buenavista! After having worked for many weeks, there it was: the simple truth which is so obvious that most of the time it stays hidden from us.
In “Nine gates to Eden” I´m writing about the nine different ways we are fixed in our thinking and believe systems and introducing a new training program called Nine Gates. Furthermore, I´m exploring how they are related to the twelve spiritual laws of universe, the changes in cosmos and our consciousness and the human physiology. And yet, behind all science and knowledge one can become aware of the truth without any books or sophisticated knowledge by simply being present for what is. The tenth gate and the final door to the Eden is nothingness. We are so afraid of losing our fixation to forms that we make huge efforts to avoid the emptiness. Our ego convinces us that jumping in to the nothingness is dangerous, and so we rather hold on the manifestations of our thinking – which we believe will keep us safe – than let go. Letting go means losing our identification with our thinking, emotions and experiences. It is scaring because there isn’t anything in the past to be projected to the future. There is just “the now” with its infinite possibilities. It is the place of joy, peace and freedom which come up from the nothingness.
Those two ladies that I met in the jewellery shop requested me to tell them when the book will be published and promised to buy it – in spite that they don’t understand a word of Finnish.