Fragments

“I have made a pact with the night, I have felt it softly healing me.” ~ Aimé Césaire Here in Arizona it’s harder to sleep that I would have imagined. I think that night is helping you, but it’s sending me mad. Each night I go to bed, exhausted, ready, eyes already closing. Each night, […]

The Big Sky Above Me, and my Aboriginal Aunties in my Heart

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” ~ Victor Hugo Hello, Lovelies. I’m in Arizona right now. This morning I left my hotel room and went for a long walk in the early morning sunlight. It’s […]

My Charming Coffee Companion

“Coffee is real good when you drink it. It gives you time to think. It’s a lot more than just a drink. It’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours […]

Monday Oracle – 12 February 2018

“She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing “yes” in the sky.”   ~ Monique Duval   Hello, Lovelies! In February we are building on the strength and intuitive connection we found for ourselves at the beginning of the year. February brings opportunities for planning, […]

Disturbing Dreams and Strange Comforts

“Use the wings of the flying Universe,  Dream with open eyes;  See in darkness.”  ~  Dejan Stojanovic   One of the things my Aboriginal Aunties taught me when I lived in the Kimberley was that night flying would become a very important part of my healing business. During the night while I was asleep my […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 7 November

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou “I go to my studio every day, because one day I may go and the Angel will be there. What if I don’t go and the Angel came?” ~ Philip Guston   Hello, Lovelies! Welcome to the second week of […]

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 […]

A Lovely Night of Normal

“Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That’s what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?” ~ J.M. Coetzee   One of the problems of having a chronic illness like Lyme Disease is that so often you end up marginalised in your own life. If you choose to expend […]

Helping The Great Mother

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ~  Rachel Carson “In a moment the ashes are made, but a forest is a long time growing.” ~ Seneca   One of the most vivid dreams in my night of owl dreaming was one in which […]

Last night I Dreamed of Owls

“I love the silent hour of night, For blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight What may not bless my waking eyes.” ~ Anne Brontë, Best Poems of the Brontë Sisters   Last night my dreams were all of owls. The night sky was filled with them. They watched me from every tree. […]

Write On!

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” ~ Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing   Over the next four days I’ll be on retreat. Not one I’m running, but one I’m attending. Hopefully I’ll have some phone reception while I’m there, so that I can sneak out a post or […]

The Blessing of Sleep

“Even a soul submerged in sleep  is hard at work and helps  make something of the world.”  ~ Heraclitus, Fragments   No proper blog today. Something miraculous happened last night. My friend Sally came over yesterday afternoon and brought me a rock she’d found for me in Nepal. As she left a gentle rain began to fall, […]

The Voice

“Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.”  ~ Lauren Kate, Torment Yesterday afternoon I lay down for a nap and fell into the deepest, dreamless […]

My Sweet Poison

“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it […]

Where did my day go?

“Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer   I lost a whole day. I lost yesterday. One moment I was about to go to bed, ready to wake up in the morning and do, well… stuff, I guess. The next thing I know an […]

Auntie and the Fairy Mound

“Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.”  ~ W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems Another post that links in to my Kimberley Story… Like most stories, mine is not a linear one. It would be so much […]

The Friends Who Came to Visit

“When we honestly ask ourselves which people in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us […]

Was it all a dream?

“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”~ Khalil Gibran It’s 5am. I woke this morning in my own bed. The cool dawn air from the windows flung wide is fragranced with lemon blossom, jasmine, green grass and rich earth. It’s a lush smell. A rich smell. So dense I can almost hold it […]

The wisdom of planting trees

“Trees are the best monuments that a man can erect to his own memory. They speak his praises without flattery, and they are blessings to children yet unborn.” ~ Lord Orrery, 1749   Our humble little farmhouse was built firstly as a two room cottage in 1860 by the original timber-cutter in our area. The […]

Night Flying and Cups of Tea

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”  ~ Leonardo da Vinci   The next installment of my Kimberley story… Do you know what it’s like to sit in a bush kitchen with a barefoot […]

Don’t Let Anyone Sink Your Ship!

“Dreams are difficult to build and easy to destroy.” ~ Seth Godin There is much truth in that quote. No matter how thick-skinned or emotionally resilient we think we are, our dreams – especially when new and tender – are fragile things. Today I want to remind you how important it is to protect those […]

Telling yourself a better story

I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else. Kurt Cobain We all tell […]

How to Interpret Your Dreams

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Your dreams are yours alone. We all interpret dreams differently, based on our own personal internal dictionary of words, colours, signs and symbols. Using a dream decoder written by someone else will be next to useless […]

Cow-eared Dreams and Hathors

I promised yesterday that I would write about one recurring dream I had as a small child. If I am honest, it was not one dream, dreamt over and over. It was one place, and one particular image, although the happenings in the dream changed – just as life differs from day to day, even […]

Attracting Love – Part 2 *Soul Mates and Life Partners

There is something wonderful about sharing life’s journey with someone you love.  I can say that from experience, having happily celebrated my twelfth wedding anniversary yesterday. A life partner, a soul mate, a companion, lover, friend – for many of us it is one of life’s greatest gifts and pleasures. But what do you do […]

A week-long course in journalling – Day 5

One of the most powerful laws I have ever come to understand is that the Universe unfolds before us based upon vibration – influenced by the energy of our thoughts and intentions and the emotions we attach to those thoughts and intentions. Whatever you give the most thought to, and whatever thoughts you attach the […]

A week-long course in journalling – Day 4

So many things rattle around in our brain, and in that crowded space they are never given air or light or room to grow.  Today we are going to capture some of those wild thoughts and imaginings, those some-time longings and almost forgotten wishes, and give them roots in the rich soil of our journal. […]

Living authentically in 2012

Most people I know who are ruled by ‘time’ (days governed by clocks, diaries, and heavy scheduling) are disconnected from themselves, each other, and the natural world.  Work, rush and worry occupy every space in their lives.  There is never enough time!  And that feeling of ‘running out of time’ always leads to pressure, stress, […]

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