And here is the exclusive interview with Billed Bladet.
Summary of interview in Billed Bladet #22, 2019.
Interviewer: Marianne Singer.
- With no comments from me.
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #22, 2019.
Interviewer: Marianne Singer.
This interview took place during the Danish leg of The Princess and the Shaman tour, as an exclusive for the Danish press BTW.
As you know the press has been more than critical of ML and her Shaman and to that Durek says: “It’s a test of your love, isn’t it? If you truly love someone unconditionally, you will walk through fire with them. I’m not the man who runs away from her, because things gets difficult. What kind of man would I be then?”
ML adds: “It’s true. Men should do that more often – stand by their women. During my upbringing I always felt guilty over the press pursuing my friends and sweethearts. But now I have reconciled myself with that. We must come through this together.”
Durek does not hide his feelings: “I honor her, I worship her, I love her.”
Their first meeting, in the words of Durek: “The first time I saw her… the light… It was a beautiful day in Los Angeles and I lived in this here very beautiful and remote house that I rented and which had a really nice zen-garden you had to go through in order to get to my door. To see her open the big wooden-doors and stand there with the light and the energy she radiated. She walked through the door – so fast and I thought: OK… and then she said…”
ML contonues the narrative: “I said: I know you already. I’ve met you before.”
Shaman: “And I said in a I-know-just-what-you-mean-way: Yeah, it was written in the stars that we were to meet. And then my niece looked at me with a look in her eyes that said: Cool it, uncle.”
There wasn’t time for romance back then in Los Angeles though. But that came later.
Durek: “Only later on in our relationship, when she visited me in New York, did we get time alone together. And then it began to develop naturally from there.”
ML: “We were close friends for a long time.”
Shaman explains that it was important for him, before starting a relationship to see that ML could be genuine and herself in her role as Princess, something that was confirmed when she visited his family.
“In my family we are very colorful, full of joy and very merry. We are very intellectual and really funny people. So I wanted to see if she would fit in. She did and everyone loved her.”
ML: “It was fantastic! I love his family. It was wonderful and really fun. They are very open and direct and I love that.”
Shaman: “They all have my abilities, so you can’t hide anything. They can see and feel things.”
ML: “And I love that, because I have never been with a family where you can that.”
Shaman: “You can’t get away with anything, because then suddenly a member of the family will step into the room and say: I have just been speaking with the ancestors and the decision you are about to make is not the right one.
So they are very open about their skills. That I think has been very refreshing for your, right?”
ML: “Yes, definitely.”
But Durek has also met her family.
That happened on 17th May.
ML: “It was lovely.” But apart from that she does not wish to elaborate.
Shaman: “I can definitely say that it’s wonderful to be with her family. I love them. I truly love them.
Shaman is born and raised in Sacramento, California, with mother Sheilah and father, David. And one episode from his youth has made a big impression on both Shaman and ML. One day he was about to go out the door to meet some friends: “On the way out the door my mother says there is a message from my ancestors. With the sweetest voice (mimicking the voice) she says: Darling, you are going to fall in love with the princess of Norway. When the time is right and have matured a lot more and become more humble and don’t get crossed so easily.
And I said: OK, mum. Really?
Then she continued: Darling. It’s what the ancestors are saying. It’s the vision I have had. You don’t believe it, but wait and see. There is someone who will introduce you. Don’t question it. It will happen. It’s written in the stars.
And I thought: Ah, really, the princess of Norway. How is that sort of going to happen?
At the time I lived in San Francisco and had never been to Norway. Then I went over to my friends a little irritated and told them about it. And now that we are together all my friends have contacted me and said: Do you remember?”
On this tour they went on stage together for the first time.
Shaman: “It was fantastic. I wanted to show her the biggest possible respect. She contains so much wisdom and knowledge and I did not want to be in the way of that in any way. Because she is so clever/smart and when I see her speak I become sort of… sigh. That’s why I’m in love with her. It’s so lovely to see someone you love, be so articulated and enchanting in the way she presents herself, speak, share, and the way she is open. It was beautiful for me to see.”
ML: “It was real fun. There were many new ideas. It’s a creative process, because it’s the first time we do it together. We supplement each other. It just flowed.”
What happens in the future is not yet determined. So far ML lives in Norway with her three children, while Shaman will soon move back to Los Angeles.
Shaman: “I think the closest we come to plans for the future right now, is what we are going to do for the rest of the year. We don’t talk about the long-term future. We focus on what we can do together right now, because she has children to consider.”
ML: “We must figure it out.”
ML sums up their relationship: “I have a feeling of having come home and that our souls light up each other.”
The interview ends with a piece of advice to the reader.
Shaman: “Say seven and beautiful and nice things about and to yourself when you wake up in the morning.
Say seven things about how wonderful life is, what you learn and how you grow as a person, when you go to bed in the evening.
Every time you go out into the world, no matter the circumstances, be friendly, generous and loving towards all people.”
ML: “Have courage to live outside the box and exist outside the box. Follow your heart, because you are the only person who can sense whether you have strength, is happy and thriving.
Follow your inner guide and be true to yourself through it. And even if people around you look at you in a strange way and turn their backs on you, you must know that you ends up in the right place for you and you will feel whole and filled with love, when you get there (to your destination).”
- And for those of you who wish to read the interview in Danish or look at the photos, you can find it here: https://app.box.com/s/2a0yn00xhze2depzvpqyx6xcg6tkvg5r