Feeling Extra Tired Right Now?

“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” ~ Mark Buchanan   Hello, Lovely Lightworkers! Feeling extra tired right now? I’m not surprised. No, there is nothing seriously wrong with you, but I am prescribing a lot of extra rest this weekend. I always […]

Roast Lamb with Rosé, Garlic, Honey, Roasted Peaches and Apples

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child   Roast lamb is a family favourite here at the farm. I love cooking roasts, because there is always enough to feed a crowd, or enough for Ben and I to enjoy a delicious dinner and […]

Autumn Garden

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of […]

Changing Your Perspective Changes Everything

“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” ~ Shannon L. Alder   I met with a new doctor yesterday. It was a trial of sorts. I wanted to see if they would become my Lyme Recovery Plan A, or whether […]

Doctor, Doctor…

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.   When do you accept your current circumstances, […]

Help Me Honour Mr Mac This ANZAC Day

  “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ~ Marcus Aurelius   Today is ANZAC Day in Australia – a day where we stop to remember the fallen – the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps of the Great War –  and all of the service men and women who have […]

Designing Your Future – Today!

“If you do not yet know where you fit, I suggest you try seeking it in receptive silence.  I used to walk amid the beauties of nature, just receptive and silent, and wonderful insights would come to me.” ~  Peace Pilgrim   Today is a wonderful day to set aside some time for creating a […]

Listening to the Universe

“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” ~ Mark Buchanan   I sometimes joke with my students that my oracle and tarot decks are all broken, because the cards I pull from them for myself so often have one message. Rest. Of course […]

Quiet, Tea and Dogs

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbour — such […]

Quiet Time

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir   It’s rainy here at the farm this morning, and cooler. You can truly sense autumn in the air. My Accelerated Channeling retreat starts tomorrow, and I can feel […]

Coconut Rice Pudding with Banana

“And to this end they built themselves a stupendous super-computer which was so amazingly intelligent that even before its data banks had been connected up it had started from I think therefore I am and got as far as deducing the existence of rice pudding and income tax before anyone managed to turn it off.” […]

Chakra Wisdoms Retreat – 23 to 28 July, 2016

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland “And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” ~ Rumi “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu   […]

A Last Charge for Some Special Stones

“One is not loved accidentally; one’s own power to love produces love – just as being interested makes one interesting. People are concerned with the question of whether they are attractive while they forget that the essence of attractiveness is their own capacity to love. To love a person productively implies to care and to […]

A Great Weekend for Rest, Integration and Inspiration!

“S.T.O.P. = Start To Open Possibilities” ~ Richie Norton “And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn’t come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and […]

Watching The Afternoon Fade to Grey

“On this road where nobody else travels autumn nightfall.” ~ Matsuo Bashō   Late yesterday afternoon I wandered through the back garden, and then up the hill toward the old orchard behind our house. My word for the year is ‘home’ and I truly allowed myself to feel into that space yesterday.   Close to […]

Super New Moon Ritual – April 7, 2016

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anaïs Nin   It’s a New Moon! And not only that, it’s a supermoon, where the moon is at its closest position to earth during its natural orbit. This is the New Moon in Aries, also known as the Infant’s Moon. All new moons encourage […]

Feeling a Shift!

“Cultivating an attitude of gratitude begins with counting your blessings. In simpler terms, gratitude is expressing thanks for gifts we receive. Genuine gratitude helps us to see the little things in life that are often overlooked, yet so precious.” ~ Dana Arcuri   Every morning I wake up very early, and then I meditate for […]

Nana’s Queen of Puddings Recipe

“People don’t realize how easy they have it these days. Most kids have never known what it’s like to go without anything. They want something, they get it. If there isn’t enough money, they charge it. We never wanted anything because we never realized we could have anything. We never missed what we never had. […]

The Power of Positive Self Talk

“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich   Sometimes I have to pull out everything in my bag of tricks in order to rise above my current circumstances. Like right […]

Nurse Bert Reports

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.”   ~ Mandy Hale     I’m not letting her out of my sight. Nicole, that is. Because she’s still really sick. I’m making her rest. I’m following her if she needs to get […]

The Energies of April – 2016

“We need solitude, because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.” ~ Tamim Ansary   Hello, Lovelies Welcome to April! Let me share some observations about the energy of the month ahead, as well as a few suggestions for embracing all […]

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