Getting Ready for April 2015

“And this mess is so big And so deep and so tall, We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!” ~ Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat “Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson […]

Emergency Help for Grounding Yourself and Opening your Feet Chakras

“Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace.” ~ Steve Goodier   You may be aware that the Earth has experienced some fairly intensive geomagnetic storms and solar flares just recently. The energy of those storms has passed, but there is still an energetic residue that we are dealing with, […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Three

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt “In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley “One day your life will […]

It’s The Little Things…

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea   Yesterday was […]

Easy Green Sauce for Potatoes, Pasta or Meats

  “She pulls on her heavy boots and carries the water bucket past the rose bushes, past the herb garden, and back to the barn behind the house. Her steps kick up the scents of herbs: thyme, mint, and lemon balm. The plants send up new stems each year from the roots that survived the […]

A Cleansing Storm

“…I don’t just wish you rain, Beloved – I wish you the beauty of storms…” ~ John Geddes, A Familiar Rain   I came home late yesterday afternoon to our little farm. The heat and humidity were oppressive and you could feel that rising tension that always signals a storm. Sure enough, after nightfall a […]

How to do a Simple 3 Minute Essential Oil Meditation

“Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.” ~ Deepak Chopra I love essential oils. I’ve been using them for nearly thirty years in my spiritual practice, and recently they have been instrumental in my ongoing recovery from Lyme Disease. Today I’d like to share a very simple meditation with you using […]

Feeling So Very Grown Up!

“I feel wonderful and sad. It’s the gin.” ~ Stephen Beresford, The Last of the Haussmans   I know. It’s a picture of a drink. But it’s not just any drink. That drink is a personal victory. Let me explain…. For the next few days I’m attending an essential oils conference on the Gold Coast. […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Two

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ~ John Holmes   Welcome to Week Two of my Letter Writing Challenge. For six weeks, every Monday, I am posting a theme and ideas, and […]

Those Misleading Rainbow Flags

“We can either emphasize those aspects of our traditions, religious or secular, that speak of hatred, exclusion, and suspicion or work with those that stress the interdependence and equality of all human beings. The choice is yours.” ~ Karen Armstrong, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life “When I was 13 years old, my beautiful mother […]

An Extra Healing Meditation

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens   Tonight I’m performing a special two-hour healing meditation, using the Love Mala I made earlier in the month. The purpose of tonight’s meditation is to help in the release of patterns of thought and behaviour that have limited […]

Navigating The Energies of March 2015

“When you follow a star you know you will never reach that star; rather it will guide you to where you want to go. … So it is with the world. It will only ever lead you back to yourself.” ~ Jeanette Winterson, Boating for Beginners   I’m sure you’ve been noticing it, these intense […]

We Are All Exhausted

“He’s our rodent control officer. He doesn’t catch mice, he just terrifies them.” ~ Lilian Jackson Braun   I’d love to be writing an interesting and wordy blog this morning, but we are all exhausted. We being Harry, Bert and I. Ben is lucky enough to be somewhere else just now. Of course. He always […]

A Little Bert Update

“Good medicine always tastes bad.” ~ Ron Hall, Same Kind of Different as Me   Thank you everyone, for your love and well wishes for dear Bert. The painful lump under his neck is in fact a very large and infected abscess. For now it has been partially drained and he has drugs. In a few […]

Bert’s Amazing Adventure

“Those who teach the most about humanity, aren’t always human.” ~ Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness   Bert’s been trying to hide it from me for a couple of days. He has a lump in his neck, and all of a sudden it’s grown from the size of a pea to the size of […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week One

“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.” ~ Lewis Carroll “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~ Oscar Wilde   Welcome to Week One of my Letter Writing Challenge. Over the next six weeks, every Monday, […]

Saturday Night Lights

“There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day. Night life is when you get up with a hangover in the morning. Night life is when everybody says what the hell and you do not remember who paid […]

Helping Milly Dog

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” ~ Dean Koontz   When I do my psychic consultations I always encourage people to bring photos if they want to ask about loved ones, and every so […]

Start Where You Are, With What You Have

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ~ Henry David Thoreau   I was in the garden early this morning doing […]

Sometimes Life Gets In the Way of Blogging

“The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled with love.” ~ Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation   […]

Colour Me Calm

“Give crayons. Adults are disturbingly impoverished of these magical dream sticks.” ~ Dr. SunWolf   I’ve found a wonderful new form of meditation. It’s colouring. To give myself a calming break in a busy day, I take five or ten minutes just for me. I sit quietly with my tube of pretty pencils and my fairy book […]

Simple Stewed Plums Recipe

“What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith There is something deeply comforting about a bowl of warm sweet fruit, and stewed fruit is so simple that it should definitely be a go-to recipe in every household. I love this […]

Join Me For A Letter Writing Challenge?

“More than kisses, letters mingle souls.” ~John Donne “Only write to me, write to me, I love to see the hop and skip and sudden starts of your ink.” ~ A.S. Byatt, Possession “Harry picked it up and stared at it, his heart twanging like a giant elastic band. No one, ever, in his whole […]

A Lovely Afternoon!

“It is easy to decide on what is wrong to wear to a party, such as deep-sea diving equipment or a pair of large pillows, but deciding what is right is much trickier.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope   I thought I’d give you a little snapshot of yesterday’s successful afternoon tea, which was, in […]

The Tea Party – A Post About Friendship

“Anne and her family lived alone on an island. She enjoyed having tea time with her friends the spiny lobster and baby hawk.” ~  National Geographic, August 1938   Today I’m attending an afternoon tea for one of my friends. Perhaps you’re all thinking it shall be like this: glamorous well-frocked girls having the perfect […]

The Long Drive Home

“When anybody honks at me in traffic, I blush, wave, and shout, “Thanks for being a fan.” Being a celebrity is a 24/7 thing.” ~ Jarod Kintz   It was a slow trip from the country to the city yesterday. It didn’t take long to pack the car, but the detours and delays, they were […]

It’s Finished – Our Mala of Love

“Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov “It does not matter how long you are spending on […]

Red Bull’s Beautiful Babies

  “To country people Cows are mild, And flee from any stick they throw; But I’m a timid town bred child, And all the cattle seem to know.” ~ T.S. Eliot Do you remember Red Bull, our miracle calf? That’s him in the photo above, taken about eighteen months ago when he was just a […]

Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Herbs and Red Wine

  “The quest for slowness, which begins as a simple rebellion against the impoverishment of taste in our lives, makes it possible to rediscover taste.” ~  Carlo Petrini, founder of the International Slow Food Movement   When I’m busy writing or working I prefer to make a dinner that’s easy and which gives me something to look […]

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