We are some of us bilingual, or even multilingual, here at Ängsbacka. Most persons here are wonderfully articulate in mind; and in body. All volunteers here are roused by a morning meeting with soothing voices and music; all produced by the friendly faces we see in our Ängsbacka community. Here we are informed with the new and encouraged with both our past and present. We have a motion of the hands known as the ‘Love Shower’, our hands motion as, you can imagine, water from a shower. This happens usually after a speech, or during one of our sharing sessions (with our work groups). There is a lot of love reigning over Ängsbacka and its people.
There are many workshops such as dynamic meditation and yoga as early as six après meridian. Throughout the day there are other workshops such as sound healing and later in the evening: Tantra or soul dance.
The surroundings here are picturesque: an image of evergreen. Everyday there is new beauty to be found. Perhaps that comes in the form of a different pathway to the lake outside of the grounds.
Of course it is not all bliss here; we are people, still with our own hardships. The majority of us here have, at some point, what I call the ‘Ängsback-drop’. Where, naturally, we change in temperament, our faces morph into that of a horse’s and as a consequence want to leave. Whatever the case, with an air of honesty, we all know we are all welcome and accepted as we are.
I have taken part of the No Mind festival. All here have moved (in a dancing like motion) towards this anticipated event over a period of three weeks. Yesterday some or most of us here walked on fire, literally. It was hot, trampling on our anxieties and fears.
Personally, the presence of Caiseal Mor was most inspiriting. Before the arrival of this Idiot I wasn’t so much exhilarated than soothed. I say give us all Mor mind and life is a but a dream. Caiseal, his musicians, helpers and lovely wife entranced us with Sufi music and Mor words.
There has been a flow of both ethereal and palpable music. One person, Marco, played beautifully with the musician Klara Kazmi. However I know him better for his philosophy about time and its relation to self-morale. He is very a wise and successful person.
Open mic nights have taken place in the cafe, it has been an intimate atmosphere and has introduced us to the likes of passionate Eric.
There is much more to be said, but Ängsbacka it has been a painful pleasure and now I must go.