torsdag 12. oktober 2017


I go to the doctor to tell her I feel weak, tired and ask if there could something wrong with my body?
Doctor says: Right excercise is very important for the body to be at optimal health.
-I came because I don´t have the energy to excercise!

I go to my collegues to ask them if they can help me with my workload, it´s been too much for me.
They say: No, sorry. You haven´t been doing the things you should have been.
- I asked because I need help to to it properly!

I go to my family to find back to where I belong.
They say: You are here so seldom, we don´t have room for you.
- I came because I want to relate again!

I go to my singing coach who specialises on letting yourself loose on stage, because I want to be more free and in contact with my feelings and be more expressive.
She says: You are not putting your effort in it. There is no point. You are not working for it! 
-I came because I want to learn how to do that!

I go to my therapist for help with finding the reason for my lack of energy and happiness.
She says: No one can help you if you don´t want to help yourself.
-I came because I am trying to!

I go to my boyfriend and tell him I feel lost and need support.
He says: You are not taking responsability for yourself.
-I came because I want to change that!

I go to a spiritual guide and ask for guidance.
He says: I can´t help you on you level. You are not listening to the signs.
- I came because I want to hear them! 

I go into myself and ask what can I do.
I answer: I have been neglecting myself. I refuse to do anything!
- I asked because I want to make it good again!

I search on the internet and ask for advice.
It says: I have all you need!

And I booked a vacation. There is nothing that can be done anyway...
Thank god the internet knows me well enough to know what I need!

How is it that we don´t understand the sypmtoms of lack of basic needs in our society?  
It´s all about all the fuzz and doing and becoming, and gaining, and creating, and being on top of everything, isn´t it? 

fredag 6. oktober 2017


Wearing my mothers old gákti at Rudolstadt Festival
Last year my mother was cleaning her closet, and she had a few gákti´s (sami dress) that are to small for her. They are supercute and vintage, so it would be too bad to throw them away. No way!
They are still usable, not too worn. And the gákti has not changed much since the 70ies, so its no problem wearing it. I guess thats the great part of traditional clothing. It never goes out of fashion! 

 I hadn´t got around to sewing my own gákti, so I was very happy when my mother said I could get from her. But one of them was a bit worn, so I didn´t feel I could use it for anything else then for example kitchen work, or everyday gákti. But I don´t really wear a gákti everyday, even though it would be cool if I did..
 It´s just that the skirts are so big on them and a bit annoying and impractical to wear all the time...
 I wanted to give the gákti a new life, but I didn´t want to cut it or anything, so that´s when I came up with the idea of dying it a different colour. A excellent idea!

søndag 10. september 2017


Today we went to a seremoni held by Mayan elders. They have been in Norway before - even in Karasjok, and came back now to connetct with the north.

Today is called "12 K´at" in the mayan calendar, and that is the day of the seeds. All kinds of seeds. Seed of the water, earth, trees, humans, every single smallest seed there is in the world.
It was also the day for connecting the mind-heart- and belly to create harmony in the feelings.

It was so interesting to see how Mayans do their ancient rituals and listen to them talk in the old K´iche language. I am not going to explain everything that happened - cause I cannot...
At the end of the seremony - Kjetil and I drummed a bit and we joiked.

But for me the things that came into my understanding is how important it is to give and take. - To let the energies flow through you. Don´t let them stagnate in your body. Let go. Both good and bad in flow - let them flow through you. When you receive  something - let it go through you and then let it go. Let it go back to earth for example.

First we got healing from our forefathers to a place in the body where we need it (of our own choosing) - and then after we had received this healing we gave it back to the water. We gave the healing energy to all the water on earth. We don´t want it to dry out - cause we need it. 

If you ever have the chance I would recommend going to a Mayan Fire Seremony. It was a really strong and profound experience  - if you let if be so, of course!

I hope to see them again - cause I don´t have the opportunity to go to their main seremony in Oslo the 22th of september.

fredag 8. september 2017


Feeling pretty with leaves! 🍃I like to wear things that remind me of things I love. 🌲 This leaf is a actual leaf that has been preseved in metal from Its amazing! ❤️🍃#love #necklace #leafdesign #blattraush #nature

Don´t underestimate the power of small things. The size does not equal importance. I love wearing things that have great value to me, and mean something to me. Jewlery is a great example of that. It´s good to have something to remind you of the things you love. Whenever you need that extra support - you can just look at the necklace or ring you are wearing and be reminded of the good things in life.

When I saw Blattrausch jewlery at Rudolstadt this summer when we where playing there I fell in love immidiatly, and I wanted to buy everything! What they have done is to take real leaves and preserved them in different precious metals. The leaf will live forever! <3 Do you have something small and special you like to wear and for what occasions?

mandag 15. mai 2017


The song "Sápmi" was the forst song Robin and I made together in 2015. We hadn´t met yet, so we did it over the internet... Sending files to each other utnil we were happy with the result. 

This song is now for me the symbol of gratitude towards my homeland - my inspiration and love, and all the people who supported Elin & The Woods in the finals of Melodi Grand Prix 2017. 
So many people voted for us, and did their best to show support and cheer for us. We will never be able to give back all the money they spent on voting and travelling to cheer for us, so I feel like this song is our way to give love back, and thank everyone for all the support we received. You are all in our hearts! 

We will be forever thankful for this, and never forget! It was a surreal experience for both of us, and we feel so lucky to have been able to experience this! I don´t even know how to put it into words!

mandag 24. april 2017


Last night I dreamt a very bad dream. It was almost like a nightmare, but when I woke up I felt like I had learnt something impontant.

I dreamt that I was visiting an aquintaince house that was under contruction. Her friend was there too. After a while we went for a party. It was saturday night and we where in a part of the town where collage students live and go out partying. It was dead dark outside, and there where barely any lights anywhere, we could barely see the main street that was full of restaurant and pubs and so on.

We randomly picked a door and went in there. There where to guys lying on some kind of hospital beds with needles and tubes and they where looking for something to suck. I immidiately had the creepiest feeling, and wanted to get out, but it was too late - they had spotted us and where after us already. We ran up the stairs - which was not a good idea - cause we where trapped in the house, instead of going out again.. One of us got caught already in the stairways of this creepy zombie like guy who just took our friend and who knows what they did with her. They where looking for some kind of life force to feed on. We ran futher up, and miraculously I was able to get out of the house and survive the night. My two friends I don´t know what happened to them, but I assumed they where dead...

At sunrise I was on the main street again, and it felt like this creepy evil energy was not there anymore. It had lost its power. Instead I saw women in white clothes singing and chanting about how we should care about each other and be nice to each other. I saw religious pictures on the walls. Christian pictures and angel-like women who sang on the streets. Suddenly I saw one of them quickly go inside one of the doors, and not long after there was this angry little creature running out from one of the pubs acting insane and shooting some kind of silver pins at me, it looked like laser or something. I managed to get away from some of them - and then I woke up, and I immidiately started thinking about the dream. About what evil and good really are...

When you act like a zombie - act selflishly, you don´t have ANY consideration of any other beings except yourself. You take what you want and need whenever you want to, whatever comes your way, you will take it and use it for your own will. Is this what it means to be "evil". Or is evil some kind of stupidity? We had no chance to survive this "evil". It was foolish of us to go in there, we had no chance aganinst that force.

And in the morning they where singing about everyone caring about each other and world peace and so on. Why was she not singing this song last night, when we needed it? I knew it was because she would not survive the night. Her life force would have been stolen by those guys who where after us, and she would be eaten alive.

It was a reminder for me that there are different energies that rule at different times and places. Daytime, when those evil energies where sleeeping, she could sing about peace and love, and she would have that in her life as long as she keeps away from the darkness.
Where do I want to put my energy? Do I only want to stay in the light where I can sing about happiness and good life, and hide away at night when the other takes over? Or do I want to live like the evil guys did, just take what I want when I need it.
Is it possible to be both evil and good?
In old shamnistic beliefs there is no "good and bad" and the good being the preffered one. There is always a matter of what kind of enery is needed, and wanted. As humans we can choose, and unfortunately, I often forget this...

But I am curious, what do you think this dream meant?

torsdag 16. februar 2017


Here is our song on Eurovision 2017. I hope you like it! :D
Dá lea min lálla Melodi Grand Prix:as! Savan ahte liikot nu olu dasa ahte jienastat munno! 
Her er sangen vår på Melodi Grand Prix 2017. Håper dere liker så mye at dere stemmer masse på oss!



tirsdag 14. februar 2017


Last year in august I met Robin Mortensen Lynch and we wrote a song together called "First Step in Faith - Oadjebasvuhtii". Robin has produced a few songs on Eurovision, so we dcecided to send the song there. Alot of people write we every year and encourage me to participate in Eurovision, so I decided..why not try? And wouldnt you believe! We are one of the 10 finalists! And there where over 1036 demos sent, so it´s hard to belive we where elected!

This means our first ever gig will be at Norwegian Eurovision 11th of march 2017!

We called the band "Elin & The Woods" and you can read about us here:
Instagram and snapchat: elinandthewoods!

Follow us around, and be sure to vote on us if you live in Norway!

Håper du vil stemme på oss på Melodi Grand Prix!! 
Savan ahte mu jienastat Melodi Grand Prixas!!