Because they are ‘converseert with angels’, has Märtha Louise the name ‘woolly’. But despite her fierce stiletto heels lives the princess that we are in an Antwerp bed & breakfast meet not in the clouds. Märtha Louise is a friendly, jolly and handsome woman, who, with both feet firmly on the ground, it turns out.
“Oh, that image of floaty princess”, schokschoudert them. “I'm already long nothing more of what others think. When I spoke about working with angels, I am greatly laughed at, but that is just one method that I Soulspring, such as the ‘engelenschool’ is called, use to get people to reconnect with their real self.”
It's more generally about spirituality, do you mean?
(nods) Now, more and more people to yoga, meditation and mindfulness, there is much less laughter. In the meantime I have stopped at Soulspring (the princess now in addition to her royal duties, especially working with her YouTube channel about horses, red), but our school is a great success.
Is not your preferred origin? Finally, we have this conversation not only because you have a book about high sensitivity have written, but also because you're a Norwegian princess.
See, I've added it to my heritage to thank for the fact that I have a voice I have heard, but I choose to be with that voice to say what can help others to become happier. I assume by the way that you get there today no origin more for need. Thanks to social media, with a 16-year-old girl as Greta Thunberg more influence than I will ever have. If so, you should nobody on a pedestal because of his or her social position. You have to look at what someone does, who the person really is.
In your case is that: are highly sensitive. Is criticism than once so hard?
highly sensitive people are sensitive to light, sound, smells. And also for the critique, yes. As my father said, " Märtha, go to the side. You are in front of the tv, crept I at least an hour in a dark corner and I knew for sure that I had done a terrible thing, that it never more could come between us. Other people put just a step to the side. (laughs)
You will still get a lot of criticism. How did you cope?
A eight years ago, my business partner Elisabeth Nordeng, with whom Märtha Louise her engelenschool founded, ed) on the internet a test against around high sensitivity. They called me immediately. ‘Märtha, that test, you need to do, " she said. Finally, I knew what I had. I realized that I was normal, within the highly sensitive registry. That changed my whole perception about myself changed. I have to bake a criticism about me, but now thank the people me on the street for all the things I have done. That stiff Norwegians dare to now about their feelings to talking. I also thank my father for his good advice. "Be loyal to yourself," was his advice. I think, however, that he often lamented that he ever said to me. (laughs)
You had just a little bit about your position in society. What was it like to grow up as a princess?
It was very difficult to see, how others to me looked. The one put me on a pedestal and thought everything I did fantastic. The other did understand his very best for me to ignore, but not interested to appear in who I am. There were always prejudices, in one direction or the other.