Monthly Archives: March 2014

Love Thy Enemies And Save The World.

swanloveheartSend your enemies love, the people who knock you out of your heart are the ones we need to love the most! Really truly, that’s my nefarious plan, to create so much love in the world that people will have no choice but to recognise that they are all interconnected and might as well get along. So if you do try out that simple practice of loving everyone you are actually contributing to the cause of world peace, who knows you may even get a Nobel prize one day.

As I am writing this I have to recognise that I am offering this up to you my readers, not just in the spirit of sharing it with your good selves, but also as a timely reminder to myself. In the last little while I have managed to live up to this lofty purpose for the most part but I am human and so there are times when I get triggered and don’t handle it well. Practicing love with EVERYONE will be very uplifting especially if added to the already sweet taste of soul mate bliss. Ok so that is starting to sound a bit chocolate box isn’t it? But that’s how it is, I didn’t really feel like writing a post, would much rather be lying around gazing into my lover’s eyes.

eye gazing heart

But I couldn’t desert this tale of inner journeys and sensual delight, dastardly doings and love’s gentle bliss, the stillness of nature, on a star I do wish! And my reward today is to find fresh intention in assisting the world to become a happier place, one bit of consciousness at a time……………..

So be it, so be it, so be it.

 

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Practice Loving And Find Peace.

This image comes from what looks like a wonderful business that brings yoga into the workplace: yogaworkflow.com

This image comes from what looks like a wonderful business that brings yoga into the workplace: yogaworkflow.com

I am thinking a lot about the fact that I’m not doing much yoga at the moment, I know it will come back into my routine but I can feel the difference in my body. Although my physical self is mostly feeling pretty good owing to my loving workouts in the sensual world of tantra and body awareness, thank you to the Beloved, all of it. But I will be glad when I shift back into more regular practice because for me it is something that is grounding and irons out any kinks that I may have put in over a day.

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It is so important to move your body, in fact your lymph system depends on it, that plays a vital role in the flow of blood in the circulatory system so being physically active is really important. The lymphatic system is also a key factor in maintaining our health, it is integral to the body’s ability to detox and to maintain a strong immune system. We do tend to do a lot of things sitting for sometimes long periods, I will tend to stretch my neck if I am working for long enough but I am sure I could introduce more self-awareness into my sedentary times.  Here is a link to an article about the lymphatic system: http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/lymphatic_system

It always comes back to awareness really, from that place flows all potential and possibility, see what is there and create whatever you want out in the quantum soup. So much of my journey is about letting go of the limitations that I have accepted and put upon myself, as we all have each in our own unique way. So I don’t give myself a hard time for not doing a lot of yoga, it’s not like I’m miserable or having a hard time at the moment. Life is good and I will do my best to bring my awareness to any health issues with curiosity and positivity, mostly I am concerned with prevention rather than a cure.

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There are almost certainly other methods that can create that difference in the body, it is about feeling toned and strong, I keep threatening to go to a dance class called Nia, don’t know yet if I will like it but dancing for my cardio workout sounds like an awesome idea! But I know I will come back to my yoga too, my body just adores being in that space, it has always felt like something I was being reminded of rather than taught. I suspect a number of lives back there in the deeps of time and space where spirituality and yoga were my life, at the very least it is an energy that I resonate with.

Pranayama.

Pranayama.

So if you go through times when you are not doing things that you love and are good for you, first step is to be kind to yourself. There is always a reason and change is important in life, when you come back to your practice you may find it has changed in a positive fashion. The same way that separation in  relationship can sometimes be a way of integrating change and ultimately making the relationship stronger.

I invite you to try out a loving practice with yourself, just for one day really notice when your mind makes a judgement about someone, it may be a stranger on the street. The practice is to send that person love instead, no reason why you can’t do it with bigger more impersonal issues too, sending your enemies love is actually a great strategy. But more on that in another post, time to let you go until the next time we meet!

Ohm shanti, shanti, shanti…………..peace, peace, peace.

ohmshanti

 

The Face Of The Divine Is You.

RainyDaysIngredients for staying in bed for far longer than one is supposed to, touch of autumn chill in the air, so cosy under the sheets! Cat snuggled into my bum and the backs of my knees as I lie in a foetal position, thoughts of my beloved drifting into my awareness as I listen to the gentle rain falling outside and allow myself to simply be. Yoga does tempt me but here you find me still partly snuggled under the sheets and cotton blanket with the cat curled up between my legs, computer on my lap, writing to you.

This is the cat I was referring to, a visitor to the house.

This is the cat I was referring to, a visitor to the house.

And now I know what I came here to write, something I have been thinking about sharing with you, a letter I wrote to my Beloved.

Dear Lover,

I treasure your tender loving gaze, your upturned mouth with soft lips tempting me to taste this beautiful bounty that is you. I trust you utterly at depth, I always feel perfectly safe when I am with you, allowing me to open more deeply then I have ever known. You open me to divinity, to the timeless essence that is existence, that cannot be bound for it is boundless. I am you and you are me, together we connect in the energies of love, the ecstatic dance of the polarities.

Love pours out from every cell and when I truly connect with that vibration there is no distance between us, even when we are apart. I love you and always will, looking forward to our shared future as cosmic micronaughts!

Thank you Mother for bringing us together, and to Ganesh for the removal of obstacles.

Your Lover (The Woman who adores you!)

passionate embrace

I never did finish “Dear Lover” by David Deida, so I bought a copy for myself from the Book Depository, it’s the kind of book I think is best read a little at a time. My letter above is not unlike what David Deida writes in his book, it may not be for everyone but I really like the way that he describes being in a relationship. As a spiritual practice it becomes your therapy and everything becomes heightened as you let go of heaviness and shadow amidst great and intense pleasure, light shining everywhere.

Light, delight, and beauty, nature in all her moods and the flow of fun, faeries and moon dust, the Goddess and her consort, true love in my heart, we are all one.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m creating in the world right now, and feeling the shape of it inside me. That’s how my process seems to unfold, the ingredients sort of mull around in the back of my … Continue reading

The Journey Into Pleasure In All Things.

Lookout in the rain 2It feels a bit like I am sitting in a poem with each stage like a stanza telling the tale of water moving over the land. Looking out upon the Glasshouse Mountains  in the distance I watch the grey veil approaching as the mood shifts from warm sunlight to a touch of chill, back and forth. The rain which has been foretelling it’s coming in random stray drops finally begins to fall in a steady pattern as the sun shines through the sheets of water. It’s heavy for a time and I turn on the car’s engine and switch on the windscreen wipers, watching the motion back and forth and resting in the vibrating embrace of my metal steed.

Lookout after the rain

The water continues it’s journey over the land and so it passes me, ahead the veil is gone and sunshine and shadow outline the sweeping greens of the landscape, the odd and compelling shapes of those mountains. The wind is whistling and swirling as I watch a tree with a spiky afro that describes a subtle and yet extravagant dance.

Lookout afro tree

Even though my feet do not literally touch the earth I feel her, the feminine energy of this land is strong and many strong women are drawn to this place. But she is there for all so please call on her for the support you need, wherever you may be she will be present, no matter how subtle she is always here. After all, where could she go? Gaia is the universal intelligence that holds together what we know as our existence on this earthly plane. She is wise and if we allow her to do so, she is very good at keeping a balance between all the different realms.

As I sit here the sun has become strong again, shining its glory upon my neck and shoulder, flooding my cells with strength and determination. I’ve got a good feeling about what I am co-creating with my Beloved, Apollo fills me with optimism and hope, and my intuition whispers to me to do this, and do that.

lookout after the rain 2

Challenges will always come along but they can be instruments of diversion, taking us to places we might never have gone otherwise. And also providing more opportunity to feel pleasure as I release more and more of the holdings that couldn’t let me feel it all. And that isn’t just about sex you know, it can be in sitting in nature and connecting with the land you are on. The more deeply you are able to ‘see’ into things, the more pleasure you can feel. Why wouldn’t you want to take that journey!

Oh and by the way, all the photos are by me this time!

Raising Awareness For Social Transformation.

march in march brisbaneI don’t often talk about politics on this blog, my focus tends more to be on consciousness itself and the potential for transformation, without this first step the necessary changes can’t really happen anyway. But here in Australia we just had at least 100,000 people marching to display their vote of no confidence in the current government, an event that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media. From what I can gather on social media the protests were peaceful and full of ordinary everyday people who are unhappy about a government that gives to the rich and takes from the poor, that treats asylum seekers as if they were criminals.  If I hadn’t been working I would have been there myself.

march in march melbourne

Follow this link to see footage of the protest in Melbourne:         http://vimeo.com/89244643

And here is footage from another capital city, Brisbane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDMFYA1F4hw#t=15

Here is an article from someone who was at the protest the next day at the nation’s capital Canberra: http://www.independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/canberra-march-in-march-social-media-made-flesh,6288

For me the path continues to be working with shifts in consciousness, mine own and to be a support for others when I have the opportunity, this will create change but I do believe that we also need the people out there doing the protests It’s just like the way you might approach the healing of a physical issue in your body, attending to the spiritual, emotional and mental causes may lead to a complete return to health. But along the way you may need to have particular herbs or physical exercises or stretches for the body, all of the necessary steps are important.

physical emotional spiritual

For change in our society to occur there needs to be a fundamental shift in consciousness and that can only come from the raising of awareness. This increase in awareness can come from many different sources and the most important part happens deep within the soul itself, but the triggers can be events like these marches that have happened all around the country.

May the Shift come soon, with peace and harmony walking hand in hand.

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From Uneasy Belly To Joy…And Back Again.

The view from my seat.

The view from my seat.

I look for ways of taking myself out into the world while still doing all the things that need to happen for life to be supported. It’s better right now to be away from home where possible and that is having a rather delightful effect. I’m doing things such as writing this post out in my community, on a bench at the back of the library overlooking the creek at this very moment!

I can hear the kids at the playground and the cars passing through the roundabout on a busy saturday afternoon. My town is a bustling hub and it’s nice to be out of it in a peaceful fairly solitary place, but still in earshot. It’s warm with a touch of coolness in the air, fluffy white clouds in a deep autumn blue sky, perfect weather in fact so I’m truly glad to be out in it.

autumn clouds maleny

Life is good and so very worth celebrating anytime really, you can always find something to be grateful for. I’m grateful for where I live and for the gorgeous friends who provide such a wondrous support network, satisfying so many levels of my being. Even so, when I have to be away from my Beloved for as long as four days! Well thank the Goddess for the love that I receive in my community, the stimulation to my mind, heart and soul.

Big Rainbow

 

And any discomfort that I may feel from wherever it may come, is only ever temporary. I go from heart and soul brimming over with joy and love to uneasy belly, and then back again. So remembering to breathe and to connect with Mother Earth for grounding, I allow myself to be with whatever feelings are moving and I sigh, as I let go………..into infinity and peace.

Shanti, shanti, shanti………peace, peace, peace.