“You must ask for what you really want”…

(Photo by Nine Kopfer, Unsplash) Rumi’s famous words still touch me because of their truth, and because it’s still difficult to own our desires fully, especially as women. We happen to have an extra chunk of estrogen that we’ve been marinated in since the womb, which makes us exquisitely attuned to others, but often surprisingly…

Standing in Our Truth & The Spiritual Journey

Photo by Senjuti Kundu, Unsplash (This post was originally posted on my Squarespace site April 27, 2018). The first year I came to Burning Man (2004) in the Nevada desert, I was in awe. Of everything and everyone. To see and experience everyone’s weirdness and uniqueness, which opened up a deep longing to express my…

5 Steps to Awaken Your Feminine Leadership

(Photo by Veronica Venides, Unsplash) (This post was originally posted on my Squarespace site April 06, 2018). Hi Gorgeous! This week, I wanted to share how you can awaken your feminine leadership in five steps. First I need to define what I mean by Awakening Feminine Leadership. The way I summarize a whole school of…

The Pressure Path vs The Pleasure Path

Photo by Carli Jeen, Unsplash Most of us have been schooled in the path of pressure. We’ve learned how get adrenalized close to a deadline, and when a project is completed, we jump into the next one, create to-do-lists that never get shorter, no matter how much we accomplish, and the pressure is always on….

How to choose pleasure even when life sucks

Photo by Chloe Si, Unsplah (This post was originally posted on my Squarespace site March 23, 2018). How to choose pleasure even when life sucks Increasingly, I recognize that not only joy, but pleasure in itself, are states of awareness, of presence that function at a higher level of existence. Our brains are wired to…

Savoring the World

Photo by Francis Cheung, Unsplash (This post was originally posted on my Squarespace site March 16, 2018). One core tenet of Tantra is to Savor the World. Exactly as it is. Instead of saving it or trying to make it different. I spent most of my life working on the latter, with the slightly ambitious…

Holding Life Lightly

(Photo by Rowan Chestnut, Unsplash) This is a post I wrote February 23 on my Squarespace site. I’m now posting it here too:). There is a fascinating correlation between courtesans, Tantrikas, Dervishes and other enlightened beings, such as Dalai Lama. They all hold life lightly. Dalai Lama is frequently caught jumping up and down on…

Becoming Visible – again:)

I wrote this post back February 16 on my new blog and I wanted to add this here, since I’ve moved back to this blog. And as an added side-info. I still find it difficult to be visible, but there is some progress happening:). Ever since I got back to Sweden 2,5 years ago after…

I’m back – and ready for a deeper conversation

(Photo by Andressa Voltolini, Unsplash) I’m back again. In the past eight months, I’ve been blogging over at my new website, lovisaalsen.com, but I decided to make this my new blog again. Besides that Squarespace isn’t that great with blogs, but a great sitemaker otherwise, the main reason is that I want to own what…