ancient ways

Finding our unique path.

Have you ever wondered what it is that you were born to do..? What unique gift you have brought into this life that will make a difference in the world..? How to be true to your life’s purpose..? What is it to drag ourselves out of bed in the morning and face a day without enthusiasm, without energy, with a feeling of being trapped in a cycle with no way out? If you have lived a couple of decades or…

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The wing of wisdom.

My nephew who was 16 at the time once made a statement that brings into sharp focus the journey of coming to wisdom. He said somewhat authoritatively, “when I was 14 I thought I knew everything; now, I know I know everything”! Profound words for a sixteen year old. Some 2,500 years before him a fellow named Socrates is attributed a statement that sits at the other end of life, “wisest are they that know they do not know”. These…

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Akai shadow dancer

Am I a dog dreaming I am a butterfly? Or… Am I a butterfly dreaming I am a dog…? Akai (our dog) has a interest in ‘flutter-bys’ of all descriptions. She is even more passionate in this field than she is as an aspiring ornithologist in which she devotes some hours every day. Yet Akai’s interest in lepidopterology has one peculiar distinction to that of your regular student studying moths and butterflies, and that is that she is interested primarily…

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Ode to eight…

What is numerology? What feng shui is to houses, numerology is to people. Essentially numerology can be used to understand, move and manage the various energies that comprise our existence. Just as we can describe numbers, we can also be described by them. I wake at 8am. My number. I count my heartbeats and jump out of bed before the ninth……. a syncopated start to the day. I am experiencing an 8 type year so tend towards activities and event…

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Returning to the market place

It has been a long journey… and yet the paradox remains that its unfolding was only ever in this very moment. In this very moment, all that has gone before remains within the now, just as the first strokes of the artist’s paintbrush are ever present on the finished canvas we see before us. Yet still the paradox invites us to explore the journey that has been undertaken. Like the expansion of the universe with the in-breath, humanity has travelled…

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A labyrinth journey

  For many years two woman have held the vision of a community labyrinth in Dorrigo, NSW. The site was on crown land, which wasn’t the easiest of areas to appropriate for the purpose, and yet with their patient persistence it has unfolded! With a grant for $10,000 and Bellingen Shire Council on board, the project is underway with a community gathering planned for the coming Solstice, an auspicious sign for us! Below I share my first walk on this…

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Perishing piano’s and the elders.

If I am fortunate enough to live my days out here on the land, in this most beautiful part of the world, in a home I have helped build, it is my fervent wish that I will share with my home the art of ageing gracefully as the years go by… Can you imagine? A home that holds a life’s stories within its chipped walls and worn tapestries? Why ever would you replace them? What would it be like if…

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