The Heroine’s Journey of Cachina Mette Glargaard

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That it changes all the time. Every 7-8 years I feel the need to do something new and will change my vocation. Recently I changed from being a high profile couples counsellor and psychotherapist to being a spiritual channeler and healer. I’m episodical that way and i never know what’s around the next corner. I love that 🙂
What is my idea of perfect happiness? To me, bliss is bigger than happiness and bliss involves connection with everything in the world. Walking on the beach at the waters edge in bare feet listening to music makes me feel very grounded and blissful.
What is my greatest fear? To forget that I don’t have any fear unless I choose to.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? None. I have full acceptance of me today with all my shadow traits and lack of perfection.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Admiration is not a thing in my life. I am inspired – and every person I meet is the greatest guru in that moment and I will most certainly learn something if I am open to it.
What is my greatest extravagance? Since I turned 50 and understood that this age is a threshold where I can let go of everything old that is holding me back, I have decided that the goal of my life is to seek the exquisite. In people, in food, in music, in clothes, in myself. Extravagance implies something out of the ordinary but the exquisite has become my everyday. I don’t go for designers brands or the most expensive food, but for what makes me feel the best. It is a way of living.
On what occasion would I lie? If I felt it would hurt me to tell the truth. For example if someone threatened me with a gun, I would lie to get out of it. Regarding lies and openness, I decided 15 years ago to avoid lying as much as I could and be as open as I can. This has had some consequences, but it is worth it. I am very reliable and people know where I stand. I grew up in a family of lies and it was wearing me out to always remember who had what story. Not worth the energy!
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Everything administrative. I love being with people and see them grow and feel great. The work behind the scenes is not so interesting.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? If I am not happy in my work, I will change it. I am most happy when I see people grow!
If I could, what would I change about myself? I would love to be a person who loved to move my body. I don’t really. I like to dance, but I don’t do it as much as I would like to. Partly because I am lazy.
What is my greatest achievement in work? My books and my words make other people feel like they are not alone with their suffering and I offer a way out on the other side. In my book, “The Hero’s Journey – how to get rid of negative side effects from your childhood” I point out the nine areas we have to work with to get through the suffering and people have responded very positively to that. In my book “Poul Glargaards daughter” (It is only in Danish) I talk about what it’s like to be the daughter of a famous narcissistic actor and a lot of people felt heard and seen for the first time in their life when this book came out.
Where would I most like to live? Somewhere warm and sunny. Guatemala would be my top pick, but today it is unfortunately one of the most dangerous countries in the world. I was there in 1992 and I have wanted to come back ever since. It has stunning nature, friendly people, great culture and perfect climate.
What is my most treasured possession? My computer. I am not afraid to admit it. With that I can go anywhere and work, write and chat. All the other stuff we have in our lives can be bought cheap. I make it a point to have as little stuff as possible, so I can pack everything I own in 2 suitcases and go.
What is my most marked characteristic? Others say it’s my ability to listen, but my own pick would be my openness to change. Once I hated my ability to adapt, but now I love it, because I can fit in almost anywhere and find something good in anything.
On the outside, it would be my white stripe in my hair!
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Sitting on the beach, looking at the mountain in the background.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Because there are so many turists visiting the area (Los Cristianos in Tenerife) there are also a LOT of great restaurants. However I prefer eating with friends and having a home cooked meal.
What books influenced my life and how? Growing up in a very dysfunctional family, books were my safe place to escape into. By the time I was eleven I had read every book in the children’s library and started to read books for grown ups. As an author, I have had my life change by many, many books – also my own. Books are like people. They will teach you things if you are open.
Who are my favorite writers? These days I rarely read. I enjoy podcasts more. But the Danish author Gretelise Holm has done some amazing books which I can enjoy while being at the beach.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? “The greatest love of all” by Whitney Houston
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? “Pippi – the world’s strongest girl” – by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Every person in inspiring to me in some way!
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? “Fat. sick and nearly dead”. It changed my eating habits and started me on the road to understand that processed food is making us sick.
What role plays art in my life and work? Life is art. Nature is art. The way we get out of bed is art. Music is art. We construct our presence in the world all the time and that is art. In that sense, art is an important part of my life. I feel that art should not be limited to museums, but be in the streets, in our homes and hearts.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? As I am episodical, this changes from phase to phase. Right now it is my friend Julie. We talk every other day and support each others growth!
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Oprah Winfrey. We would do awesome things together!
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Again, Oprah Winfrey. I’ve watched her grow over the years and she is truly remarkable, honest and humble.
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? My new book “Growing beyond reason” – about the spiritual awakening in the world and me. Tools to handle it and find more bliss in our lives.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? I will be in Tenerife doing readings and mini retreats this year. My books are online on Amazon.com in English and in Danish on Saxo.com
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? I will die working my passion. This is not a job, it’s my life, it’s me. There is nothing to retire from!
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Oprah Winfrey,
Nina Bentzon-Ehlers – maybe the greatest astrologer in Denmark, Charlotte Lindhardt – she writes about history and is trying to change our relationship with death.
How can you contact me? I am very active on social media. My homepage is www.visiblehearts.com and you are also welcome to look me up through Facebook or Twitter. I am the only person named Cachina Mette Glargaard.
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