Christmas Fairy Tale of Iceland: The Yule Lads

A big portion of my Christmas decorations consists of Santa Clauses. I have a very strong connection to the country of the Santa Clauses in the Fairy Tale Dimension and that explains why I am such a big fan of the red and white clad figures. I am not the only fan of this country. Thousands of movies, books and songs about Santas attest to the love for this fairy tale country. The Santa country is one of the biggest and most divers fairy tale countries in the Fairy Tale Dimension. Hundreds of different Santa Claus stories are played there.

The Christian Santa Claus

A lot of different pagan rituals and stories around the winter solstice were absorbed by Christianity over the centuries. The Christian Santa figure got his name from Saint Nicholas. He lived in the Roman Empire in the fourth century and he was a bishop who was famous for his miracles. Originally from a wealthy family he distributed his wealth to the poor. He set an example and sharing and helping have been a big part of our Christian Christmas traditions ever since.

The Santas living in the Fairy Tale Dimension are not always the benevolent present distributors I am so fond of. Today I want to introduce you to some pretty scary Santas who are trolls. They are part of the Iceland Christmas traditions.


Life in Iceland used to be very hard

Until the twentieth century life in Iceland was very harsh and the people were very poor. The hundreds of years old Icelandic sagas mirror the adverse environment in which Icelanders had to fight hard for their survival. Only a limited variety of food grew in the cold climate and people relied mainly on fish and sheep to sustain them. Hunger was common.

Perhaps because of this history Iceland has the most hair-raising Christmas creatures I have heard of: The Icelandic Santa Claus family: The Yule Lads (jólasveinar in Icelandic) and their parents.

The 13 Icelandic Santas are living in a family

According to different legends The Icelandic Yule Lads live either in the highlands in the middle of Iceland or in the Dimmuborgir region in the north near lake Mývatn with their troll parents Grýla and Leppalúði and their pet-beast the Christmas Cat. There are historical records of up to 70 Yule Lads, but only 13 Yule lads have survived until today. Even though they are not as bad as their parents, they have very bad manners. Considering who raised them this is no wonder.

The parents of the Icelandic Yule Lads

Grýla – the mother – is a big troll. She looks rather intimidating and is reported to have a tail and multiple heads. As trolls are often cannibals she likes human meat and hunts for misbehaving children during the Christmas season, whom she cooks in a large pot.

Leppalúði is Gryla´s third husband and the father of the 13 Yule lads. He is said to be a useless chap. This dumb skinny troll does whatever Grýla commands him to do. He helps her to catch naughty kids for her stew and carries them home in his big sack.

The Christmas Cat

As if the parents are not frightful enough, there is also the scary Christmas Cat (Jólakötturinn) to evade during the Christmas season. This giant black cat shares Grýla´s taste for humans. She is rumoured to devour everybody who does not receive a new piece of clothing before Christmas. So if you don’t want your loved ones to be eaten by a giant troll cat, you better give them at least a pair of new socks. 

In 1932 Jóhannes úr Kötlum wrote the still popular poetry book about the Yule Lads. There he gives descriptions of each of the 13 Christmas trolls and describes their comings and goings. Some Icelanders still know it by heart. Hallberg Hallmundsson translated this long poem in English.

The Christmas Season in Iceland

The Icelandic Christmas season lasts for 26 days, from the 11th of December until the 6th of January. It starts when the first Yule Lad arrives 13 days before Christmas Eve and finishes when the last one of them leaves on the 6th of January. They arrive singly until Christmas Eve and then leave in the same order starting on Christmas Day one by one to head home again not to be seen until next season.

The 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

The Icelandic troll Santa Clauses get their peculiar names after their individual characteristics. They are skinny because they are always hungry. Their mother  does not seem to feed them well. These guys are troublemakers who steal food and play tricks on people. This is why the Icelanders have to look well after their food during the Christmas season.

Besides being a nuisance and stealing food the Yule Lads are also very ugly and stupid. Here are the descriptions of each Yule Lad in order of the night he visits:

Illustration by Hugleikur Dagsson

1. Sheep-Cote Clod (Stekkjarstaur)

He has two wooden legs, which make him slow to move. He likes to harass the sheep that have been brought in for the winter. In Icelandic farms the barn used to be part of the house so that the sheep running around in panic could easily be heard.

2. Gully-Gawk (Giljagaur)

He hides in gullies looking for a chance to steal milk from the cows when the farmers do not pay attention.

3. Stubby (Stúfur)

As his name suggests he is very short. He tries to steal pans that have food dried on them because he loves to eat the crusts.

4. Spoon-Licker (Þvörusleikir)

He is abnormally tall and thin as a rake because he is only eating by licking spoons clean. He prefers the long-handled ones that are used for stirring in big pots.

5. Pot-Scraper (Pottaskefill)

Steals pots to eat the leftovers. To get to the pots he likes to trick children. He makes them think that someone is at the door and when they run to see who it is he sneaks in and snatches the pots.

6. Bowl-Licker (Askasleikir)

When the Bowl-Licker is in the house you can find him lurking under the bed. There he waits until somebody puts a bowl with food on the floor, which was happening a lot in the old days because beds were also used as chairs and there were often no tables. Then he reaches out from under the bed, steals the bowl and eats everything in it.

7. Door-Slammer (Hurðaskellir)

Is a really annoying lad. True to his name he likes slamming doors loudly, preferably at night. When you have just drifted off to sleep he wakes you up with slamming another door.

8. Skyr-Gobbler (Skyrgármur)

When he has been visiting you can easily tell because he leaves his finger marks all over the skyr. He is also a very messy eater so that you have to clean up a lot after him. Skyr is a delicious Icelandic dairy product. Everybody tries to copy it nowadays but in my opinion nobody succeeds in making it taste as good as the Icelanders do.

9. Sausage –Swiper (Bjúgnakrækir)

He hides in the rafts under the roof and raids food from sitting up on a crossbeam. At the first chance he gets he snatches and gobbles up every sausage he can find.

10. Window-Peeper (Gluggagægir)

He is one of the more creepy Yule lads. With his enormous eyes he peers through the windows and steals everything he can see and get his hands on. This makes him perhaps the worst thief of the group.

11. Doorway-Sniffer (Gáttaþefur)

With his huge nose he can make out delicious Christmas treats from far away. He sneaks around outside of Icelandic houses and hopes that someone forgets to close the door so he can get inside to steal the food.

12. Meet-Hook (Ketkrókur)

This Yule lad steals meat by lowering a hook through the chimney. He uses the hook to grab smoked meat that is hanging from the rafts. Luckily his hook is often too short to reach everything.

13. Candle-Stealer (Kertasníkir)

He sneaks up on the children who run around the farm at night with their tallow lights to steal them. These candles were made of fat and he did not want them because of their light but to eat them.

When Christmas is finally there

The Icelanders have a lot of their food stolen gy the Yule lads. They are also tired from waking up several times a night, spooked because of strange sounds coming from the doors, sheep pens, the roof or the stables. They wonder why they cannot find any candles. Still they are lucky not to have been eaten by either Grýla or her cat.

You see that the Christmas season in Iceland is a very scary part of the year. The sun only manages to creep over the horizon for about 4 hours and people imagined all kinds of ghosts lurking outside.

Only ghosts were said to knock on doors at night. In the old days if a visitor came in the dark he went to the window and said: Here is God (Hér sé guð) to distinguish himself from the possibly dangerous beings lurking outside.

The Icelandic Santa Clauses today

The fairy tale of the 13 Icelandic Yule lads, their parents and pet makes me glad that I grew up with stories of benevolent fat red clad Santa Clauses. I feel sorry for the Icelandic children who have been raised with tales of these intimidating dangerous creatures over the centuries.

The old stories are still very much alive today in Iceland and you can meet Icelandic Yule Lads at Christmas parties and schools. Nowadays these lads have softened up though. The Icelandic Santas have even started to leave presents for children in their shoes.


How is your relationship with Santa Claus?

Pictures: private and by Hugleikur Dagsson

© Inge Schumacher

The Nature of Trauma

My husband wrote an important book: The nature of trauma.

I was with him from the idea to the final product. Information I found useful I sent his way and was always there to bat around ideas and discuss problems.

Writing a book is no easy feat. Writing it in a foreign language is even more of a challenge. Without the support of our native speaking friends this would not have been possible.

About Scotty Brampton

My husband is a physician. He financed his studies by working as a computer programmer. In the last decade he turned into an expert energy healer. He has a gift in helping people on a subjective level to work through their trauma and supporting them on their individual journey.

We now often work together. He is doing the intricate energy work in the subjective and I accompany the client with my energy work and coaching on a more objective level.

How trauma found us

In 2020 more and more of our clients battled with trauma. That got us interested and the subject got more and more attention in the sessions with Elias.

Elias is a channelled entity by Mary Ennis. If you want to know more about channelling: I wrote an article about it.

These conversations were eye opening for us. Elias had to offer many insights that left us flabbergasted.

  • We did not realize how pervasive the effects of trauma are in every aspect of our lives.
  • We weren´t aware that a lot of the trauma we see today is passed on through the generations.

Healing trauma

To heal trauma you have to fabricate a new grove in your brain where the emotions and the event are brought back together. Only then the trauma energy is released.

Your body has stored your trauma in two different parts of the brain to protect you from it. This is why many people have no recollection about their trauma or don´t feel anything when remembering bad past experiences.

To heal your trauma a trauma specialist needs to help you. Only very few people are able to heal themselves on their own. You can read more about that in the book.

Overcoming the influences of trauma

When you have created the new grove in your brain, moved the trauma and thus eliminated the trauma energy you can start to address the effects of your trauma.

Even if you don´t remember traumatic events they still affect your life in more ways than I thought possible. Scotty calls this phenomenon entanglements and attachments to your identity. They make it difficult to change ingrained behaviours because we recreate the trauma energy in an endless cycle. You will find many examples in the book about how trauma can affect your everyday life (5th chapter).

When the trauma energy is neutralized you are able to consciously make different decisions. My clients experience that as a much cherished new found freedom. They have more room to work in and more choices.

But this is not easy to accomplish. You have to actively work through and discover the ways your trauma has affected your life and make different choices consciously. This can be hard because you

  • are used to these behaviours and feelings
  • experience them as part of your identity
  • discover the many ways the trauma stands in the way of your development

Identifying the ways you have developed to cope with your trauma is not easy: For example your mistrust of the people that surround you. You have developed that because you could never feel safe because of your trauma history.

The behaviours you become aware of are not good or bad. They served you at one point but are not needed anymore.

The second step of trauma work

Many victims of trauma move in some respect also in the role of a perpetrator. After working through your own trauma you need to look at this second step.

We often become perpetrators because of the energy that we express through our trauma. That does not mean that you abused your child because you were abused yourself. A lot of my clients turn this energy on themselves instead:


  • experience being the victim
  • are hard on themselves and others
  • judge themselves and everyone else constantly

You recognise these feelings and behaviours? Welcome to the club. Most of us have experienced trauma one way or the other and we created a society that makes us think these behaviours are normal. They are not.

The trauma book is ideal for you when

  • you are interested in trauma and want some basic information plus practical examples.
  • you suspect that you have experienced trauma yourself. After you read it you will have a better understanding.
  • your loved ones battle with trauma this book helps you to understand what they are going through.

Trauma gets more attention

Because we were not aware of the impact of trauma as a society it did not get addressed. Now more and more people realize that trauma is one of the main reasons that keep us from overcoming our obstacles.

A lot of the structures in our world today that we experience as not fitting are there because we created them as a traumatised society.

We have the chance to stop the trauma cycle by working through our own trauma. It is not easy but very rewarding. I experienced it myself. Having worked through my trauma I feel that I

  • am much more accepting of myself and my fellow beings
  • have more freedom in my choices

By working through our trauma we stop regenerating the trauma energy and create the base for a better world.


Get to know Scotty and his book: Website Scotty Brampton

Pictures: Private and Pixabay

©Inge Schumacher

The Santa Claus Country

I am fascinated by Santa Claus. Many of my Christmas decorations are red clad men. They come in all shapes and sizes, as candles, made of wood, as cookie cutters or as ornaments for the Christmas tree. You can see part of my collection in this article. Why do I love Santa?

Santa Claus brings magic into our world. He is said to

  • Have magic abilities
  • Know the secrets of billions of people
  • Fly with a sled
  • Talk to animals
  • Work with elves

We lied about Santa Claus

I confess: We lied to our children about Santa Claus bringing Christmas presents. We also told them that Nikolaus is filling their shoes on the 6th of December. In Germany we celebrate Nikolaus day then.

When I told my kids that we parents were responsible for the gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve, I asked them if they would do the same with their kids. My daughter answered yes, she would. She did not mind at all. She very much enjoyed the picture of Santa sneaking into our house with presents. We did not traumatize our kids with these tales after all.

What Santa looks like

Santa Claus is depicted as a portly, jolly, white-bearded man, often with glasses, wearing a red coat with white fur collar and cuffs, white-fur-cuffed red trousers, red hat with white fur, and black leather belt and boots.

Even though his hair is white he is not elderly or frail but able to hoist tons of presents through the chimney and make the arduous journey round the world in a day.

Santa traditions are quite new

The modern character of Santa Claus, is based on traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas (a fourth-century Greek bishop and gift-giver of Myra), the British figure of Father Christmas and the Dutch Sinterklaas.

Santa is a character originating in Western Christian culture who brings gifts to the homes of children on the night of Christmas Eve (24 December) or during the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December). Santa Claus is said to accomplish this with the aid of elves, who make the toys in his workshop at the North Pole. His flying reindeer are pulling a sleigh. The Santa figure only became famous about a hundred years ago.

Gifts stand for connection

Gifts are something that was added in Christian tradition. Presents symbolize thankfulness for the birth of Christ. They also resemble the gifts of the three kings from the Christmas story in the bible. Even though the story of Christ´s birth is not so important for many people any more we still associate with gifts connection.

Winter wonder land

Christmas season in the Northern Hemisphere is in winter. On a perfect Christmas day there is snow. My husband and me were in Australia once on Christmas. It was strange for us to celebrate Christmas in 30 degrees Celsius heat.

Santa does not exist in this dimension

Sadly Santa is not living somewhere on our earth. He does not even live in this dimension. This does not mean that we cannot connect with him. On the contrary: Today I invite you to visit with me

The Santa Country in the Fairy Tale Dimension

This country has a very strong tie to our dimension. We are as fascinated with it and its inhabitants as they are with us. This is the reason why there are so many spill overs: Energy that shuttles back and forth between our two dimensions. A lot of humans tap into the energy of the Santa country in the Fairy Tale Dimension. This is why there are millions of stories and pictures about Santa.

The Santa country is located in a mountainous region that could be somewhere in the Northern hemisphere of our planet. There are high mountains with jagged rocks, canyons and valleys. Beautiful waterfalls and many picturesque villages. There is always snow. In summertime lots of snow for playing is left in the mountains.

There are plenty of Santas

The Fairy Tale Dimension is about play and fun. This country is full of red and white clad Santas. Male or female is not important distinctions here. Both sexes are Santas. The country is in its own way an ideal LBQT headquarter.

To get into the country you have to get a full makeover

You cannot simply enter this country like you can others.

You need a makeover because there are strict requirements for girth, weight and hight – and of course for facial hair for the inhabitants. You can choose any skin colour save for the ones that clash with red. This is why you won´t find any pink, purple or orange Santas.

Upon entering you are issued a stack of red and white uniforms, belts, boots and burlap sacks. You won´t ever see a dirty or ripped Santa costume. People just leave their dirty uniforms at central places for the elves to magically wash and return them.

Yes: Appearance is everything.

You can have a lot of fun in Santa Claus country

You can take part in beauty pageants

There are sack-competitions:

  • Who throws his sack furthest
  • Who runs fastest with hundred kilograms on his back
  • Who climbs highest

Sledding contests

with and without animals towing them are very popular. The Santas are crazy about their sleds. They use reindeer, cows, and all kinds of magic creatures to tow them. The fastest sleds are the ones that have dragons towing them. Dragons are individualistic creatures who don´t work well in groups. More often then not Santas are eaten by their tow-companions.

If you don´t want to play rough games with a bunch of Santas I have another tip for you. Art is a very important and much appreciated in the Santa Claus country:

  • People love to play and listen to live music
  • Storytelling is as important as writing stories
  • Paintings and sculptures are loved

Sleds are an art form in itself

As Santa you want a sled that is beautiful and fast. You choose nicely coloured wood and ask master craftsmen to manufacture it for you.

There is nothing holy about the Santas in the Fairy Tale Dimension. They are very active and vibrant. They exude positive emotions and love challenges. I love these people! That is why I have such a big collection of  Santas.

What about you? Are you into Santa? What do you think about the Fairy country of Santa Claus?

More articles about Christmas in this blog:

What is the Fairy Tale Dimension? You can find a great synopsis here.

Pictures: private (one pixabay)

©Inge Schumacher

Energy-work and Cancer

In this article I share my experiences with clients who have cancer. I introduce you to Crystal who I work with at the moment.

Does energy-work help cancer patients?

I started working with people with cancer in 2013. My friend Lucy had lymphatic cancer. It was bad. When she asked me to work with her I told her that I was afraid to make things worse. She looked at me sternly and said: “Come on. Get a grip I don´t expect any miracles. I am sure you can help me and I know you won´t hurt me.”

She was right. Working with her was like working with any other client. I did the same: I offered energy and she used it. It was just as rewarding. She died a year later.

I am grateful to her that she helped me to get rid of the limitation I had set myself. She helped me to realise that people with cancer are just like everyone else. They call the shots. They know that I can´t produce any miracles.

Since then I have supported other cancer patients. Mostly people I knew before they got sick. It seems to be easier to do energy-work when you have already established some trust.

Who I don´t work with

I refuse to work with clients who do not want to employ conventional medicine even though their beliefs tell another story. Sadly we are experts at tricking ourselves. That can have dire consequences when we deal with serious diseases.

Crystal´s journey

I met Crystal in 2012 when we visited a common friend in New England. Three years later we came back and she invited us to park our motorhome in front of her house. This way we got to know each other better. Since then we have been staying in touch.

Crystal is a talented artist. She has two children and three grandchildren she adores. She has worked hard all her life to put her husband and her children through university. She is of retirement age but has to earn money because she was not able to build a financial safety cushion for herself. She was always there for others.

In the beginning of January 2021 she went to the hospital with the flue. There she was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. The disease was wreaking havoc with her T-Cells.

At that point, she calls this moment “grace”, she could see her choice clearly: She could either die soon or she could stay and change her life completely. At that moment there was no emotion, just clarity.  She chose to stay knowing fully well that it wouldn´t be easy and that the outcome was unsure.

Did I really want to work with Crystal?

Before I contacted Crystal I took three weeks to evaluate whether I really wanted to get involved.

  • Could I stand it to see her suffering?
  • Would I be able to cope when she died?

How could I support Crystal?

My idea was to offer an open ear when she had a bad day. She was a very positive person. But even a positive person has ups and downs. The plus was that I was neither family nor a close friend. I was able to see the bigger picture.

We talked about her situation. She confessed that she had a hard time accepting my offer. She was so used to doing everything on her own. But she knew that this time she needed a support system.

We started with energy-work

We dicovered we were a good fit and enjoyed working together. We were very open about everything. That was very helpful with figuring out our process.  

Crystal´s journey

After her decision she acted immediately. She was admitted to a study of three months of chemotherapy three days a week. This shaped her life.

She was very creative in employing the chemo as her helper against the malignant T-Cells. She used crystals to instruct her body not to enact the side effects. She continued to get better.

Looking at causes

It was important for her to look at the roots of her illness. She had already figured out a lot. She knew that massive trauma in her childhood was the cause. She did not know all the details yet.

Trauma produces toxic energy

Everybody understands that a bad childhood can scar you for life. I have only recently realised how pervasive trauma is. Even though many people forget all about it – to survive – the effects shape the lives of the victims.

Crystal´s childhood

She practically raised herself and her sister. Her childhood consisted of abuse and beatings. She moved out when she was sixteen and put herself through high school on her own. She was very successful in her professional work.

Our energy-work

She found out that her mother tried to abort her. I had the feeling that more happened when Crystal was very young. I asked her to go back into her early childhood and try to imagine what could have happened.

She got devastating images: When she was a few months old her mother had tried to suffocate her with her bare hands. She even remembered her mother´s ring hurting her neck during the incident. The mother only stopped because she was afraid of possible consequences.

This was hard to process. But it explained feeling alone and not wanted all her life. It also explained her thyroid cancer twenty years ago.

Crystal changed her plans

Because she was in good shape she decided against a bone marrow transplant choosing an experimental drug instead. This meant no hospital stays and much less pain. It also meant that she was left more to her own devices.

Crystal´s joyful journey

What Crystal needed was absolute trust in her recovery. That is easier said than done. But she was willing to do what it took.

  • Willing to look at everything that needed looking at
  • Asking the big questions about herself

Equally as important was that she knew that she could only succeed when she brought more joy into her life. This is why she calls this journey joyful.

In her journey she uses her big creative and psychic abilities to

  • Get aware of her energy at any given moment
  • Question everything she does if it is to her greatest benefit
  • Change what she senses brings back the toxic energies that caused the cancer

Her friends and family are confronted with a very different Crystal, one who has to put herself first. They have to do without her continuous support. Instead she needs them to continually support her. This is not an easy adjustment to make. And not everybody is happy about it.

Crystal is very sensitive. She feels my and my husband´s constant support. The downside is that she also senses the fears and misgivings of her friends and family. That is to be expected. But it is not easy to cope with.

An inside job

Crystal takes full responsibility for herself thus enabling herself to make changes in the first place. I am sitting in the back seat during her journey, accompanying her. But she is at the steering wheel.

My husband and I are monitoring her. He is supporting her with the tricky task of using her new drug to her greatest benefit. I check her balance and look what else we need to be aware of. 

We talk several times a week. She shares what she is working on and gets my input. I share my ideas and she employs what works for her.

What has Crystal changed?

  • She lives much more in the moment.
  • She creates and experiences much more joy: Even in her daily chores like shopping and housekeeping.
  • She is recreating the connections to her family members. She is discovering the many entanglements of her traumas that have shaped these relationships.
  • She reconnects with people that are good for her.
  • She continues to forget that she is sick. It shows how important the balance between determination and letting-go is.
  • She is working on not pushing. Which is hard when you have pushed yourself all your life.

With her way to tackle this new life journey she has a good chance to create many more happy years.

Pictures: Pixabay and Private

© Inge Schumacher

Channeling and the Shift in Consciousness

A lot of the information I use for my personal development I have learned through channelled material. For me this is an important source of information besides the hundreds of books I read on all kinds of topics.

What is channeling?

There is a lot of information about channeling on the Internet: hundreds of books and lots of channelled material. Channeling seems to be mainstream, at least in the esoteric corner of the world.

Channeling is communication between humans and non-physical entities. It connects a living person, a medium, with a being in consciousness that does not have a physical body. They establish a communication channel through which information is exchanged.

Some background information

We are so much more than the person we see in the mirror each morning.

We have a body that is linked to this earth and we have a soul that is linked to this body. Our soul goes back to where we come from when our body dies taking with it all we have experienced and learned. Nothing is lost.

The soul is part of our higher self. Our higher self is part of consciousness, connected to everything that is. I call this higher self “essence”.

Some things we can only experience when we have a body. Emotions for example –   emotions are signals of the body. Or touch. That is why we choose to live lives in bodies and furnish them with a soul that is part of our essence.

Because we want to experience and learn a lot we choose to have many different lives, in all kinds of environments. We also agree to forget that we come from essence and are part of consciousness. We accept these veils of separation as part of the deal.

This way we live our life with full intensity not being sidetracked.

I learned about this in channelled material. I found it in other sources, too. You don´t have to believe me. I just want you to keep an open mind for info that might help you.

What happens when the veils of separation dissolve?

Alzheimer patients experience an uncontrollable thinning of the veils. I will never forget an old lady telling me that she stopped commenting on all the strange stuff only she sees every day. Here awareness is not safely anchored in this reality any more. That makes it difficult for her to function in it.

The shift in consciousness

One explanation for the rising number of channels is the shift in consciousness.

Every being in this dimension has, on a subjective level, agreed to evolve to another level. We seem to be bored and yearn for something new. So we decided to shift gears. This means that the veils of separation are thinning slowly. We become more aware of all we are and where we come from. This shift has been prepared for over 100 years and gained momentum 20 years ago. It will last until approximately 2075. Nobody knows what the world will look like then.

We change our basic orientation

  • From intellect to intuition
  • From concentration on the outside to the inside
  • From the mass to the individual

Some view this as a change to the female. Why? Because we think of these attributes as female. Our history has been dominated until now by male energy.

What are indicators of the shift?

Changes due to the shift are becoming more apparent. Things that are happening currently motivate us to broaden our world-view:

  • International connection via the Internet
  • Climate change
  • Corona Virus

What we are learning:

  • How connected we all are
  • We question the status quo
  • We realise that we are creating our reality

Consciousness wants to be helpful

The shift in consciousness is the reason for more essences to come forward and offer information to support us. We are going in a new direction and we have no experience with that at all. In my opinion we can use all the help we can get.

Our job in this shift is: Getting to know ourselves. Only then we can distinguish between what we create and all that we become aware of from behind the veils. We need to stay rooted firmly in our reality and not lose touch like the Alzheimer patient in the example above.

I have been working on getting more aware for more than twenty years. And I still have a long way to go. It is a journey to self that is not always easy but very rewarding because I create more freedom:

  • Freedom to be me and to express myself
  • Freedom of choice because I am aware of my goals and values
  • I understand better why I am doing what I am doing
  • I know that I am not the victim but the creator of my life

Is channeling a viable source of information?

Since all channelled information goes through the belief systems of the medium we have to take it with more than a grain of salt.

That is why when engaging channelled information it is very important to have our internal bullshit-o-meter on high alert: much like when listening to Trump or Fox News. Everything that we hear needs to be checked against our intuition and gut feeling.

My experience with channels

20 years ago my husband engaged a local channel to see what channeling was all about. He came back disillusioned. This woman did not say anything concrete, wobbled with her body and was expensive. Never again, he said.


At the time we were reading the Seth books. Seth was a well known channelled entity (by Jane Roberts) in the 20th century. He dictated many books on the nature of personality spreading the idea that we create our own reality.

I have problems to digest the Seth information. I can read it and understand it on the surface but it does not stick.


This changed when we discovered Elias about fifteen years ago. Mary Ennis has been channeling Elias for twenty-five years. You can read about him on the Elias website where sessions are shared free of charge. Elias was incarnated as Oscar Wilde for example.

Oscare Wilde by Wikimedia

Elias offers information to reduce the trauma of the shift. I mostly get what he says, but I still don´t believe everything I hear. I have been incorporating many of his tips in my daily life and I write about them in my blogs.

How to use channelled information

My advice is to take the information that you feel comfortable with, play with it and test it.

In the table I have put together some of the popular channels for you to check out.

ChannelChannelerWebsiteCurrently active
EliasMary EnnisElias WebsiteYes
SethJane RobertsCheck the booksNo
Abraham HicksEsther HicksAbraham Hicks You tubeYes
BasharDarryl AnkaBasharYes
Archangel MichaelChannelled by many people Example Natalie Glasson
KryonLee CarolKryonYes  
Channelled messages 2021Examples of a google searchChanelled messages 

I have spoken to four different channels. They all have a different agenda. Some are more accurate than others, meaning the information is more distorted by the medium´s beliefs than others. What I do is I pick out the info that resonates with me.

I want you to keep an open mind when searching for information that helps you to become more aware. For me talking to people, reading books on personal development and channeling seems to be the right mix.

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