I have been sitting today totally under the weather with huge hay fever. I haven’t stopped sneezing, have a blocked nose and generally feel very much under the weather. I realised that the last time I can remember having such a lousy time with hay fever was when I was waiting for my parents to … More Inner Journeys!
I’ve been absent from this blog for quite a while because, as you’ll notice from the new title, back in Spring I got a diagnosis of Stage 3 endometrial cancer. Not exactly the cheeriest news to get and, after some consideration, I decided not to follow the route of hysterectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. The gynaecologist … More The Road Less Travelled
25th April is Anzac Day in Australia. It commemorates the 26,111 Australian casualties, including 8,141 deaths, when young men were sent to their deaths in the Gallipoli campaign of World War 1, along with forces from New Zealand, the start of the Anzac tradition. This figure doesn’t include those who lost their lives from other … More And the Band Played Waltzing Mathilda
Let Us Live In Love Peace Paradise On Earth – Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight) teaching the lesson love heals is a difficult task for adults to absorb, adults taught punishment examples not tolerance in early entire childhood behavioural control upbringing the stick the rod taught harsh discipline might is … More Love Letter to Planet Earth
For Presence Awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon. Respond to the call of your gift and the courage to follow its path. Let the flame of anger free you … More For Presence and Mystery
I was looking through Van Gogh’s vast gift of his artwork to humanity and pondering the fact that, despite all his hardships and lack of financial success while he was alive, this amazing artist persisted with his bountiful, wonderful paintings. It surely is a reminder to us all that inspiration arises from the Divine, from … More The Grace of Devotion
I know that this is reprinted many times, but I love this poem by Mary Oliver and wanted to share it again. The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and … More The Journey – Mary Oliver