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Immobilise The Car Not The Person!

bushwalking tour Scenic Rim, close to Brisbane, gold coast, internationalpark tours, Scenic Rim, guided  national park walks, Gold Coast hinterland, Tamborine NP Lamington NP, O'Reilly's, Binna BurraThe news out in our little bush shack in the forest is getting better and better. Our deep and abiding connection to nature which has been so nurtured here is now augmented with internet that actually works! The signal is a bit weak so it isn’t fast by city standards but it will do us just fine, and we have more data than ever before so it’s movie download time. So when we finally got home last Saturday from market on a day that could have been a disaster we had “The Empire Strikes Back” to watch. We were much in need of an escape into another world so spending a couple of hours in a galaxy far, far, away was very helpful.

Have I got you all intrigued now? We had our rainbow stall in the main street of Maleny last Saturday on one of those days when it is so hot you could probably fry eggs on the bitumen road. There were people about in the morning and we did make a few sales but after midday the street went very quiet. We kept drinking cold water and kombucha and moving as little as possible in a bid to avoid heat exhaustion but it was very challenging. I fold all the clothes away at the end of the day and usually quite enjoy it but with so little energy it was really hard to stay focused and precise. In the end I was hanging on to the vision of being at home and getting under the shower to wash off the layers of sticky sweat on my body. My mother who had the stall next to us had just driven off to her own vision of showering and getting cool when my Beloved gave me the news. The immobiliser that I use to keep my car secure in the absence of working locks was not on the key ring where it was supposed to be.

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You can probably imagine how we both felt, just when you feel like you are at the end of your strength you suddenly have to deal with a crisis. It was horrible and I had moments of despair interspersed with encouraging messages from the Goddess who kept saying “It’s here, it’s here, keep looking!.” As I prayed to her we looked and looked on the grass, we backtracked the steps of my Beloved in case it might have fallen out somewhere on his travels but to no avail. Finally we rang around friends and found a lift for my Beloved to go and get his car so we could at least unload our market gear and get it and ourselves home. I stayed with the car and all I wanted to do was sit down but the Goddess was most insistent that it was there so I kept looking on the grass as it became a bit cooler and people started to appear in the street again. I had offers of help which is a common thing in our wonderful community but there wasn’t really anything anyone could do.

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See the Goddess does answer our prayers!

Then there was a moment of grace as I quartered the grass, there looking so small and insignificant was the immobiliser. And so our bacon was saved and the best part of the whole experience was the fact that my Beloved and I didn’t bitch or snipe or project our horrible feelings on to each other. As the feeling came up I would notice the urge to project it out on to my Beloved, but I made the choice to sit with the feelings instead. It doesn’t feel very good but the alternative is to create unnecessary drama and cut off your best support. So when we had that moment of grace we could simply be grateful and celebrate not only our happy ending but also the way in which we navigated it. I LOVE being in a sacred union where we can always express our feelings without judgment and know that I always have somebody who is on my side.

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A huge thank you to my Beloved who makes it possible for me to grow and develop through the way in which we communicate, and the space of grace that is our sacred union. Deep love and gratitude for my marvellous life!

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Rainbows, Rainbows…And More Rainbows!

RainyDaysI slept well last Friday night but I did wake up a couple of times and each time that I did I could hear the sound that every marketeer dreads, relentless rain drops pelting from the sky! When the alarm went off at 5.30am it was still dark although the dawn was beginning to show and that lovely delicate light was illuminating sheets of water and a grey sky full of clouds. I lay in bed and wondered if it was even worth getting up at all. The thought that all our careful preparation might be for nought felt like a heavy  weight in my belly, ripe with disappointment. But I am nothing if not stubborn, just ask my Beloved and he will definitely confirm that this is a true fact. So we got up and started getting ready anyway and as we did so the day began to improve slowly but surely.

By the time we got to the Crystal Waters Market the world had been washed clean and fresh including the clear blue sky and I was feeling much more positive about our debut. We got a perfect spot next to a beautiful tree and proceeded to set up our stall in the warm sunshine. It’s been a long time since I did anything like this but your body remembers what to do even when the mind can’t recall. And making our stall into a gorgeous display was the easiest thing in the world, simply hanging up the stock so it can be seen does the job as you can see from the photos. My Beloved and I were happy as pigs in the mud as we talked to the people who came by to check us out. There were many reasons for our joy but I realised that spending the day surrounded by all that colour and all the fractals was a big part of how happy I was.

Science has a bit of catching up to do but even in the mainstream it is accepted that being out in Nature is good for your health. There are many factors involved here but the fact that nature is positively bursting with fractals is most likely a key element in the beneficial effects that people experience. So having a stall full of these kinds of shapes will only add to the happy health benefits that are sure to unfold as my Beloved and I navigate this new pathway of ours. I’ve included a link to a brief article that explains what fractals are and why being around them is good for us:

Fractals and Health

And if you just want to sit back and enjoy amazing, colourful patterns then search for fractals on You Tube, hours of healthy viewing to be found with ease. Enjoy the fractal journey!

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