Making space for intuition

You only need to be silent and look into the eyes of the frogmouth owl to know that this wise creature is reminding you that great wisdom comes from within silence. Artists talk about the negative space. Negative space is, quite simply, the space that surrounds an object in an image. Just as important as … Continue reading Making space for intuition

Give With An Open Heart

Because the turkey is closely associated with the spirit of the Earth, it is also symbolic of feminine energies at work in our lives. This animal has been revered in ancient traditions as a symbol of fertility and abundance. The turkey is a useful guide to unlocking the fullness of life. It invites those who … Continue reading Give With An Open Heart

Make the most out of every moment

One housefly has taken up residence and has been persistently hovering, determined to attract my attention. I decided I really should take the time to listen to this determined, tiny creature. The housefly (Musca domestica) is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. It is believed to have evolved in the Cenozoic era, possibly in the … Continue reading Make the most out of every moment

Being Honest About Everything

Numbat's focus on detail leads to an inevitable scrutiny focusing on whether we are being satisfied by life at this current time. Ask yourself if there are things you can change in your life, and things that you want to change. Be honest about what is right as well as what you want to achieve … Continue reading Being Honest About Everything

Boundary Setting With Bandicoot

Bandicoot teaches us that one of the most successful ways we can understand the ancient earth is by living a quiet existence, especially amongst times of noise and trauma. Bandicoot comes in our lives to quietly nuzzle our shoulder and point out a little shadowy, sandy track that we missed, and to not neglect it … Continue reading Boundary Setting With Bandicoot

Communicate Your Truth

The Peregrine Falcon has flown into my world today to remind me of the importance of communicating our own truth. These days I mentor very small writing groups. However, whether I have two or twenty-two people participating, those engaging invariably draw odious comparisons and think that their work is not as good as the work … Continue reading Communicate Your Truth

Playfulness Wins the Day

Cockatoo's Wisdom Includes: * Understands the power of the sunrise * Ability to survive harsh conditions * Communication skills * Beauty * Playfulness The Cockatoo The cockatoo is a member of the parrot family. Its most noticeable feature is its magnificent crest, which crowns the top of its head. This crest is used to send … Continue reading Playfulness Wins the Day

Inspirational Transformation

https://youtu.be/75NQK-Sm1YY You may not spend a week gorging yourself but just unike the very hungry caterpillar, you can undergo a complete metamorphosis and reinvent yourself repeatedly. Transformation * Change * Celebrating Life’s Miracles * Magick of the Vortex * Lightness of Being * Joy * Understanding * Reincarnation * Seeing Time as an Illusion * … Continue reading Inspirational Transformation

Bay Whaling Ancestry

Bay whaling was a rough game, one of the hardest and most dangerous in the world. It thrived in Hobart Town for half a century. Bay whaling was very popular with the native youth many of whom looked forward every year to the excitement, perils and profits. Exports of whale oil and bone from Hobart … Continue reading Bay Whaling Ancestry

The Enormous Crocodile

https://youtu.be/fCJetYe4ZxQ Roald Dahl really is much more than mere talent! The language in this well told story is an utter delight: enough to bring a smile to my face today! The next time I feel the need to use some expletives I must make use of phrases such as 'you horrid hoggish croc'! The Crocodile "No … Continue reading The Enormous Crocodile

Romancing the Creative Spirit

Over 52 weeks I will be learning all about how to live and work creatively. My teachers are Aussie birds and animals. It is week eight and Brolga has danced into my life, on the arm of and the creative force, to build on the lessons that Australian birds, animals and habitat have been initiating. When … Continue reading Romancing the Creative Spirit

Tunnel Deeply

Over 52 weeks I will be learning all about how to live and work creatively. My teachers are Aussie birds and animals. It is week six and the creative force has produced the Echidna to build on the lessons that Australian birds, animals and habitat have been initiating. Echidna teaches us the value of focusing on … Continue reading Tunnel Deeply

Piggiebillah the Echidna

Piggiebillah the Echidna was once a man. When he grew old, so old that all his friends had died, he lived with men who had been boys when he was middle-aged. They were all strong and tireless, and able to hunt all through the hot sunny hours of the day, and to travel long distances … Continue reading Piggiebillah the Echidna

Dog Rocks – Still-observing

  Today I was called upon to drive up to Dog Rocks on nearby Mount Alexander to still-observe. The call was quite insistent! I considered finding a space closer to home but the voice calling me would not be silenced. Dog Rocks are near the peak of Mt Alexander. They comprise of huge, picturesque granite outcrops. … Continue reading Dog Rocks – Still-observing

Still-Observing

Over 52 weeks I will be learning all about how to live and work creatively. My teachers are Aussie birds and animals. It is week five and the creative force has produced the Pelican to build on the lessons that Australian birds, animals and habitat are initiating. After watching a Pelican, patiently perched on its … Continue reading Still-Observing