Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This Day



Today I need green
to look upon
to gather strength,
and courage to reach any length
to go beyond
what 'seems to be'
and find flexibility in my view
of how things are
and how things 'sit'
to meet and knit in the centre.

So there we are
and if you look
the violets grow
beside the brook.
The water dwells in the well
so emotionally
all will flow if we
stay perfectly still
to call in the higher power.




Monday, November 20, 2017

Follow On

The shortest journey
is to follow your heart.

Remember Me

The Sweet pea
 symbolises
 delicacy and departure.
"Plant Lore" by Josephine Addison
"Here are sweet peas on tip toe for a flight
with wings of gently flush
o'er delicate white"
John Keats (1795-1821)

Following


My greatest joy is following
my highest potential....

Seeing Beauty along the way

Observing
 gifts from nature

Hearing answers
Reading signs

So just keep going
further along the road
where there
 will be a mossy knoll
 to rest upon and know

Openness is all around....
We are safe and sound.
 
Bearded Iris

- o O o -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Standing Tall


How heartening to see
you lighting the way
through my local bushland
on this misty day.

How grateful I am
to the 'standing ones'
being there
for me to sit beside.

I listen
and in your strength
I hear Faith calling.

Reach high, grow tall
stand strong
and appreciate every bird song.

Eucalyptus, Adelaide Hills, South Australia



 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Just Above

Australian Emporer Dragonfly
(Image Credit: Wikimedia)
 

Silently


Silently one by one
in the infinite 
meadows of heaven
blossomed the lovely stars,
the forget-me-nots of the angels.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 

(Forget-me-not (Myosotis symphytifolia)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Being Blue


As I sit with you
I understand
life it brings healing for
all those willing to explore,
to acknowledge others
to be present for listening
to be grateful for lessons
and teachers along the way
and to ask for clarity in this day.

Openly,
patiently I call Love,
Stillness and Simplicity
to sit with me.

-oOo-
(Plumbago auriculata) Royal Cape Plumbago 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

And The Lemon Flower Is Sweet



What lies within is hidden well
so this little flower is here to tell.
 


Love In The Mist


'You shall know that I love you all the time'
 
- Liv Ullmann - "Changing"
 
-oOo -
 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Oh What a Delightful Smile






Herb Robert Shining
Dancing
Smiling
Singing
Bringing
Light Shimmering
Violet hearts surrounding
Inviting joyful new beginnings
- oOo-

I wish you each happy times
of Peace, Love and Healing

Sunday, November 5, 2017

'Fruit of the Everlasting Fragrant Tree'

Mandarins and Port Wine Magnolia
 
The Essential Essence of Mandarin
 
'The gentleness and sweetness of spirit
is gathered in the arms of this fragrance.'
 
'there is a vigour and sprightliness
in how mandarin stirs the spirit.'
 
'At times, when we feel fully connected
to the source of all Creation,
and still enough
to hear the celestial music,
we touch 
the spirit held within mandarin.'
 
-Valerie Ann Worwood -
"The Fragrant Heavens:
The Spiritual Dimension of Fragrance and Aromatherapy" 
(Published 1999 by Doubleday)
 
I love this book.
Whilst reading any page
I  feel a deep sense of peace and upliftment.
 
- oOo -

REAL will Heal

Sitting quietly with my pen
I know what's now
and remember when
my timidity gave me peace
but only now comes the release
from what was really
all around.
What kept me quiet
close to the ground,
feeling thunder beneath my feet
never knowing which seat
to sit upon.
Chairs moving without the music,
stabbing pains, no knife to see
behavioural patterns
tightening me.

Then seemingly, suddenly
the truck rolls into the wall,
the dark clouds lift
that's what I feel
as speaking truth brings a healing
that's really REAL.

Secrets uncovered, reactions come
my mirrors shine
I stand calmly as the rope unwinds.

The Way Ahead calls to all
just follow along through transparency
to see the lights of eternity......

May Willingness, Kindness,
Positivity and Goodness encircle us all




Saturday, November 4, 2017

Sitting With ' The Standing People'

The Cedar Ash listened....

Then, said to me, 
Wait patiently.
Love and Courage within
will bring
openness to see
a hollow healed....

Leave a message

- This Too Will Pass -

Illumination


I do not know who
lives in my chest

or why the smile comes

Am not myself, more the bare
green knob of a rose that
lost every leaf and petal to
the morning wind.
RUMI


 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Fairy Bells Blossoming


Come sit with me beneath this tree
and know
the presence is ever-present.

Kolkwitzia amabilis
(Chinese Beauty Bush)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Arriving


'Soon little stems began growing.
Then tiny buds appeared.
the first leaf arrived....
the second...
the third...
And then one morning...
"Oh, how beautiful"
- Geraldine Elschner 



This is Buddleja alternifolia
 (The Chinese Butterfly Bush)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Beauty Way





How beautiful

You have it always in your heart,
 to walk it into
other glorious natural places
of beauty and presence.

Every walk you go on
 brings new places of meeting.

Every place you are
brings your fellow travellers
from around worlds
with you.

Life will bring you simple
delightful treasures
and abundant pleasures
as you carry grace in your essence.

Kindness and true harmony
 are with you dear, dear one

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hello To You





Purple-crowned Fairy-wren



Photo Credit: Laurent Lermusiaux Australian Wildlife Conservancy



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

To Share With You



"Sweet are the flowers of life
When the days of spring come on"

Louisa May Alcott from "Under the Lilacs"




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Flowers In The Grass


I am filled with gratitude 
bright delight I see
blooming in the orange sand
as I drive across this Wimmera land

Everyday
flowers light the way.
 

Reaching Higher

Silver in the cloudy sky
Kaniva driver
 dreaming
Bless this tree, and you and me

Along The Way

Travelling West
I drive sideways in Kaniva
just aside from Main Street
I meet Canola.

Along the way, over several days
I travel East, then West
and always best
I rest
where open spaces
give me breathing places.

I stop
I look
I love the view
I take a photo for me and you.

Back in my car.
I drive.

And the next time I go there
a new view
will be there for me and you.

I really like this one.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tender Light


So here I must step back
breathe out
and go into my Higher Self
where there is holding
tenderness and peace
I must go there
to release.

So within me I ask
'May Radiance brighten our paths'

As you go
I wave goodbye
this is one of many lives
and whatever I feel
Love is all that is ever REAL.


This Abutilon (Flowering Maple/'Chinese Lantern') bloomed yesterday and at various times I saw visiting New Holland Honeyeaters 
feeding on every flower for nectar.


Notice on this one small stem of the Crimson Red
 there is one Golden Flower!
 2 varieties are blooming
in a single potted tree outside my window 

Mother Mirra from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, India,
 gave Abutilon the wonderful meaning
'Vital Promise - Full of Possibilities' 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Prelude

......simplicity, and beauty, and inevitable grace.

William Wordsworth

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Life Cycles




It takes a 'seven year'
to bring a certain peace
It takes a 'seven year'
to willingly release
to learn from every season
to accept without a reason
to feel within and keep the space
to have my own happy place
how, now, when and where
I will be everywhere
just being here.

I am a breath across the ocean,
I am a touring cyclist
powering through the motion,
I am the wind in my hair
as beach sand blows just everywhere.

Yes I am
the muscles in the racing legs
of little dogs running rings,
and nesting birds who start to sing
I am the joy in everything.
 
I am the joy in me



Looking Up




Every flower shines the Light



Monday, September 11, 2017

Pink Joy Shining


Joyous news
I am whole-heartedly happy
for your unity
your deep connection
your truly inspiring love
and your willingness to let yourselves
shine the brightest together.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Surrendering Grief





Gathering blooms
all around
looking down
close to the ground.

Deep within
still uncovering.

My heart it weeps
the pain I feel
is rising now and very real.

My self I thought was moving on
but yes that is true
but only if 
I give to You
this treasured pain.

Only if
I bring this gift
and offer it with sincerity
will these burdens lift
and I release
this truly deep grief.

The grief I carry
for so very long
the grief I know
came with me
over many pathways,
lovingly. 

This grief it knows
other lives,
this grief I hid
in my darkest place.
This grief I give
will be replaced
by very bright open space.

I have kept myself
alone for long
knowing sorrow
was deep to my core
and believing I would 
live it through
and give my love
to animal friends
who understand how it is
we do befriend pain.

Turn the other cheek again.

But no longer
will I know my pain is for me.
My pain it comes
to set me free.
My pain is my deepest gift
I must surrender it.

And indeed I do now.





 And as I go to light the fire
my little dog walks with me
as he knows
he too will be
free
from old troubled times.

Old abuse
has been useful.
Old pain has arisen,
old pain is lifted
old pain is gifted.

Joy is shining in
we indeed
are beginning
to rise above
to beam openness
and Love.

(Written with an armful of Jonquils on September 2, 2017)