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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!

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Who Will Save Our Waters: Kinnie Starr At Woodford.

shamanwhiteI often speak rather disparagingly of the attitudes within the current culture, the way in which nature is seen as a commodity and even human lives treated as having no value. But there are of course Peoples living upon the Earth who know better than that, Indigenous folk who have not lost their connection to the land and to all that lives and breathes upon it. Labelled as primitive by so-called Modern Man they have much deeper understanding of this world which is so much more than just the physical tangible dimension.

Blame it on the Byron Bay Donuts! Actually no, it was the raw chocolate raspberry cake that brought me to the Songlines venue as Kinnie Starr was doing her set, I needed to sit down and consume my delightful treat and it was the nearest place with shade on a hot day at the Woodford Folk Festival. She was doing a mixture of rock and hip hop and the songs that she writes are full of the language of social and environmental activism, I finished my cake and stayed to hear the rest of her set and there was one particular song that has stayed with me ever since.

Kinnie Starr.

Kinnie Starr.

It is about what is happening in Canada, where she was born, she is vocal about many issues but this one is about fracking, a big issue here in Australia too, and bitumen mining. I still find it completely bewildering that anyone would knowingly contaminate our water basin in the name of short-term profits, and when renewable energy could easily be producing not only cleaner energy but more going into the community too.

shamaniccolourfulThis song has the feeling of a chant about it, you could imagine Kinnie’s Mohawk ancestors singing like this in sacred ceremony. It is a plea really to see what is being done to the waters of the planet, and a reminder that those waters are all connected, just as we are to everything around us.

Enjoy this beautiful invocation to save the waters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAx7YDSTon8

Healing Waters.

I sometimes forget these days that a very large proportion of the world’s population does not drink anything like enough water, in third world countries it’s because they don’t have access, in the west everyone is downing soft drinks and coffees. I too was once one of those people, I knew that it was important to increase my water intake, but somehow it always seemed too hard to manage, I would remember at the end of the day, drink a few big glasses of water and then have trouble sleeping as I kept getting up for the toilet!

glassofwater

Then I picked up a book at a tea house where I was working, I flipped through it and was riveted by what I was reading, I never actually read the whole book through but what I did take in was enough to motivate me to finally create the habit of drinking sufficient water. The book was called “The Body’s Many Cries For Water” by Dr F. Batmanghelidj, I sure as hell can’t pronounce his name, but this Iranian doctor changed my relationship to water for ever. I learned that what I thought was hunger was much more likely my body’s request for hydration.

He discovered this truth in what might seem an unlikely environment, he was in a prison and expected to treat his patients with no medical resources, so he turned to the only resource he could offer, water. To his great surprise the water proved to be effective with many of the illnesses suffered by his fellow prisoners, since that time it has helped people with a wide variety of diseases, asthma, MS, auto immune disorders, cancers, crohns disease, to name but a few. The water-cure is eight glasses of water a day and half a teaspoon of sea salt, it’s important to have the correct balance between water and salt in the body, it also needs to be the right kind of salt, sea or rock salt has something like 84 trace elements and is known to reduce blood pressure.

bodyscriesforwater

So if you haven’t caught the habit yet perhaps you too can be inspired by this doctor, and all those who have come after him, there are many stories about lives being saved by the water-cure. There are a couple of websites you can check out: http://www.watercure2.org and http://www.watercure.com, and below you will find a couple of videos, one about the water-cure,and another that shows you how to make a homemade emergency water filtration device using natural ingredients. Might not just be for emergencies considering that the water that comes out of our taps is generally poisoned by fluoride and God knows what else!

Actually this is a good reminder for me, as is often the case when I do research for a post, I drink plenty of water but probably don’t have that much salt every day. What I do have is yummy and good for me, Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, I can highly recommend it, might start having that half a teaspoon every day!

http://www.nextworldhealthtv.com/page/23948.html

http://www.nextworldtv.com/page/25157.html

Sweet Dreams.

As the clear winter water

Nourishes the seed within the earth

I am nourished by new-found awareness

of who I truly am.

This awareness has not yet fully matured,

Which will reveal all wisdom

In its time,

the Power of the unmanifest

Even now works within my spiritual heart,

And I am at peace.

The Essene Book of Days by Danaan Parry: http://www.earthstewards.org/ESN-Danaan.asp

My last toning circle was all about planting seeds, then watering them and giving them a powerful loving focus, and of course juicy frequencies through our sounds. It may sound a little strange to be planting seeds in winter, but it is the inner garden that I am referring to. The stillness that may come with the cold winter months draws us into ourselves, so it’s a perfect time to be tending our garden within.

planting-seed

This strong focus on the seeds I have planted helps to keep me from straying back into old patterns, that still beckon me with their siren song. How addicted we can be to things that so obviously do not serve us, how hard to let go of dreams that never truly held the promise that we so desperately tried to see in them. I am so very tired and that makes me particularly vulnerable to regret, when weary one tends more towards negative self-talk, feeling rejected in this moment, even the cat has left the room!

Don’t worry, it’s nothing a good night’s sleep won’t fix, as my mother reminded me tonight, I have been subject to a kind of psychic attack  for a number of months now and that is the sort of thing that tends to wear a girl out! Sounds dramatic doesn’t it, but having an energy vampire playing with your heart and your emotions is no fun for anyone, it’s pretty much over now and I am stronger and wiser because of it.

Energy-Vampire

The cat is back and she is purring, this is a sign that all is well in my world, my inner garden is planted with the most amazing seeds and I have the strongest feeling that some of them may practically grow overnight! The world is a wonderful place and I belong in it, the morning will be bright even if it is still raining and after my morning yoga class I will be ready to take on anything.

Carpe diem! (Seize the day).