“I want to learn to live from the heart.” Those were the words I wrote in my journal as I sat at the Dubai airport in October 2022.  I had dreams, visions, illusions and delusions about everything that was to come, sitting there at the airport, half way to my new reality. I was midway between Sweden, the home country I was leaving indefinitely, and South Africa.

Today, I can see how everything I initially thought this trip would entail, was turned upside down in order to make space. I needed to make space for and align myself to, the powerful intention: to live through the heart. But what does it mean?

For me, it has taken me on a journey where I have given myself permission to explore and experience life from my heart space. With questions like “What would bring me most joy?” “Where do I shine and glow the most?” and “What do I need to feel both challenged and safe enough to be seen?” guiding me, living from the heart has shifted my life so it feels almost like I am living in a new reality. A reality where I am apparently a creative, a community builder and an entrepreneur guided by intuition and spirit.

What happens when we give ourselves permission to live and create a life on our own premisses?

The summer of 2022, I was just about to finish my bachelor degree, at home in Sweden. At the time, the choices that laid ahead of me  was either more studies or applying for a job within my field. Huge opportunities and probably what would have been a great life, but the idea of it didn’t bring me joy. It didn’t make my soul sing and brain tick. Was this what life was building up to? Or was perhaps the sense of restlessness and desire for something  else, a signal that I was at a cross rode in life?

I had a choice to make.

Somewhere, deep within, I think I could almost sense the gravity of the choice I was giving myself. It wasn’t a matter of choosing where in the world I wanted to live, or what job I could apply for. It was the profound desire to do what I came here to earth to do. My purpose, whatever it may be. A different lifestyle tailored to me. When the idea of moving to South Africa came to me, my whole being responded. The bare idea gave me such joy and energy, I knew I had to go!

A few months later, I was standing in South Africa and nothing was ever the same again. I had asked to learn to live through the heart and the Universe was schooling me hard. It started a process that allowed me to throw out the mold that I had subconsciously built my life around, ideas of who I was supposed to be and do.

The process of becoming is unraveling. I still, to this day, have no idea of what the result is supposed to look like. But the gratification i feel every day I wake up is real. It has turned everything I thought I knew about who I was, upside down. One and a half year in and I am living my most creative life, feeling the threads underneath my dreams as I weave.

Perhaps that is what living from the heart truly means, to dare to follow your intuition and desire, that deep inner knowing within, even when you don’t have a logical explanation for it or a plan. Or even a vision.

I am slowly starting to believe that what the heart wants is what is already meant for me, therefore, if I start doing – it will happen. It might sound kookoo but my life lately is a living testimony to this.

My hope is that through sharing these experiences and inner processes with you, perhaps it will mirror you in your journey too.

Let’s find our own ways of doing life! You came here with a purpose, we all did. Perhaps, if you allowed more space for the how to take shape in your life, rather than defining the desired outcome, you will find that you have already started walking on your path.

Living a purposeful life. Living through the heart.

Live Through Your Heart Blog Posts

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MTN Bushfire 2023, day three

MTN Bushfire 2023, day three

Bushfire festival, day three On Sunday morning I wake up FRESH and with an intense urge to dance! I get ready and catch a kombi (public transport in Eswatini) right

March 18, 2024
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My travel nightmare

My travel nightmare

(Now you can actually listen to the blog post if you prefer!) Visa Issues Traveling can easily become a nightmare, especially when visa issues arise and

December 4, 2023
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Live music in Maputo

Live music in Maputo

The music scene of Maputo Hey fam, I am still here! Those of you who follow me on social media know that there have been a lot of amazing and

November 15, 2023
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Experiencing Kaya International Dance Festival

Experiencing Kaya International Dance Festival

First impression of Kaya Dance Festival Asking the Kaya festival if I could come and cover them for my blog has probably been my best decision so far this year.

October 1, 2023
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Lost and found in Maputo

Lost and found in Maputo

Lost in Maputo I’ve been taking it super easy since I got to Maputo. Doctors orders. I’m filling my time with slow mornings, slow movements and slow activities. I even

July 17, 2023
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The emotions of a solo traveler

The emotions of a solo traveler

The most common side effect of traveling The most common side effect of traveling is definitely the constant deep thoughts and never ending reflections. Goodness. Travelling solo can be a

May 26, 2023
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Surfing the Waves of Fear: Conquering the Ocean in Cape TownSurfing in Cape Town

Surfing the Waves of Fear: Conquering the Ocean in Cape TownSurfing in Cape Town

There is something quite macabre about sipping a glass of white wine while watching the sun descend in a breathtaking color spectacle over Robben Island. For those who are not

May 5, 2023
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Discovering Cape Town’s Vibrant Culture and Nature

Discovering Cape Town’s Vibrant Culture and Nature

Sharing Stories: A Night of Connection at MOCAA's First Thursday I am still nursing my cold, it is not budging even a little bit. I am currently at the stage

March 26, 2023
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Unpacking Dance Community Dynamics: A Personal Reflection

Unpacking Dance Community Dynamics: A Personal Reflection

My Dance Background Tonight is the first party of the salsa, bachata, kizomba festival and as excited as I am, I’m also a bit nervous. I’ve been dancing my whole

March 2, 2023
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Solo Traveling to Cape Town by Bus

Solo Traveling to Cape Town by Bus

The Cape Town Dream I’m sitting on one of Intercape’s Sleepliner buses, it’s early morning, the sun has just risen and I’ve got a 24 hour bus ride in front

February 23, 2023