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

Raven’s Magical Thinking

Hold still and be yourself! Be borne up upon the wings of power. Taste the frontier! Wander along the boundary fence and feel its special power. When you meet Raven, he could be telling you that there will be changes in your life and that possibly you should step by the usual way you view … Continue reading Raven’s Magical Thinking

The Act of Letting Go

A couple of weeks ago Lizard entered my life, reminding me of being able to let go! This week, when I was quoted over $5000 to keep Soul Food online for another five years I was challenged! After personally sponsoring this site for over eighteen years, letting go of Soul Food felt like letting go … Continue reading The Act of Letting Go

Never too small to make a difference

If you think you are too small or ordinary to make a difference you have not been in a closed room with a mosquito (African proverb) or a persistent housefly. 

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

A Central Victorian Bowerbird

Reverence is everything. I feel humbled by the objects I find… or is it that they find me? Roger McKindley Situated at the Loddon River Ford at Newstead, Antares Iron Art Garden is an established art and sculpture garden created by Roger McKindley. Found objects are sited creatively in the space where he lives and … Continue reading A Central Victorian Bowerbird

Brolga Dancing

Sit comfortably, but erect! Let your shoulders relax and your feet rest on the floor. Close your eyes! Choose colours for brolga dancing! Choose colours that will help your spirit dance! Use your intuition to choose colours! Pick the colours that feel right at the moment - don't just choose your favourite colours! Visualize a … Continue reading Brolga Dancing

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

Contemplative Time With My Guides

Communing with my guides - Heather Blakey 2018

Don’t Be Like Me

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 has come urging me NOT to be like … Continue reading Don’t Be Like Me

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

Perch Advantageously

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. The elegant pelican animal totem is definitely an … Continue reading Perch Advantageously

Remaining Buoyant

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. Despite their size pelicans are light and buoyant. … Continue reading Remaining Buoyant