In this interactive talk we will explore the possibility of working with Peace in a powerful way and working with Power in a peaceful way.
is a spiritual practice that gives us the power to walk through life. Power is at the core of the shaman's work. It
is the shamans ability to call power which brings healing from
the Spirits. It is also at the centre of much of our lives. But
what is power?
In Scandinavian we make a distinction between "kraft" and "makt" - where "kraft" is power that brings energy and lifeforce (power for) and "makt" is power that tries to control (power over). In essence power is simply power and it is our way of relating to it that makes the difference. What is our relationship to power and how do we engage with it? How can we make sure we do not leak it or reject it when it is offered to us?
Peace is not the opposite of power but rather its partner. It offers a way to be in the world. When we work with power in a peaceful way it is easier to keep our balance and gives us steady ground. Peace is often looked upon as the absence of conflict but the Spirits show us that it is also an attitude and presence we can bring to conflict. As we get to know the Spirit of Peace we learn more about its gifts and how to invite it into our lives.