Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The pink hibiscus is doing equally well as are the sunroses creeping along below..................
The frangipani tree adds not only vibrant blooms, but also an exotic fragrance that fills the air giving the garden a luxuriant feel..................
I allow myself the honour of witnessing the pleasure of the things that society would have us miss, by being programed to believe that we do not possess the time for such trivial matters as enjoying the dawning of a new day. We each hold the ability to rewrite our life chapters at any given moment, to take back control of our own life, to become more in tune with our Self and the world which surrounds us, it is only us who personally gives credence to the belief that we do not have the time for such 'trivial' things as watching the sun rise, that there is never enough hours in a day.
There is always plenty of time, when you realise that there are far more important things than rushing through your day chasing the dollar, making that 'important' meeting, wishing your life away on an event still yet to come...............it is then that life reclaims its enchantment.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Delicious food..................................(Crusty oven baked field mushrooms served with pumpkin and avocado salad and spicy salsa)
Followed by music, dancing, singing and stimulating conversation...................................
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The energy of our divine creator surrounds you, IS you, if you have looked into a mirror you have seen god. If you have walked in nature, you have seen god. God is in the cup that you hold, the clothes that you wear, the house that you live in, the road that you walk upon, that stone in your shoe, God is apart of All things, animate or inanimate, if it were not for the divine it would not exist!
Many people feel that god lets them down, he is never with them when they ask for help and that they do not get an answer (or so they may think) no angels appearing in a flash of heavenly light, no roars of thunder as god appears in a flaming chariot drawn by unicorns. God is far more imaginative than that, he is with you every second of every day you walk your journey upon earth. He knows when you are sad or desperately lonely, and he is there beside you with a gathering of those in the realm of spirit who hold you close in their hearts, they remain unseen by your human eyes, however that does not mean that they are not there. We may not always receive the answers we seek in the way that we desire, however that does not mean that we do not get them. For instance I once asked god to give me a sign that he was with me as I climbed The Cheviot in Northumberland, I waited all day long as I became more weary with each step I wondered what will I see (apart form the immense beauty that surrounded me of course.) When I sat down on some rocks to eat my lunch I was given the gift, a tiny little stoat like animal was right in front of my feet, looking at me and its own dinner a dead mouse (bless its heart,) I was sat near the entrance to its home, and it would have to pass my foot to enter with its food. I did not move, I felt honoured that such a tiny being was this close to me, and showed no sign of fear, instead after careful consideration the little one decided that it was okay I would not harm him. What a treasured moment this was, to know that this precious tiny animal who by rights should have avoid me, was there so close not afraid that I would harm it, I knew that that was the sign I had requested, god was present within me and the stoat therefore I received the mystical moment.
Next time you ask for god to be present, or you are shouting at him for letting you down, know that he is there, surrounding you and within you bestowing his love upon you. The struggles we give ourselves are for our own growth, it is the realm of free will, therefore how can our god interject when we asked for all we endure, we receive exactly what we have asked for, even if we don't like what we get............
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
The gardens are extremely vibrant I feel that the energy from the music stimulates the plants, they appear to glow with a energy unlike most public gardens, the plants are aware of who passes them and what is happening around them, which is fabulous to witness, as normally to experience vegetation such as this you usually need to go to find isolated forests or woods, a very uplifting experience indeed.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Bless his divine little heart, it has taken me a year or so to get close enough to touch him and of course make the MASSIVE step forward of hand feeding, when tonight a certain someone (who shall remain nameless) scared him away! I was not impressed! No wonder humans are so terrifying for him..................
Blossom deals with his presence well ( and those that know me well know that Blossom is the centre of my Universe and NO cat shall come between us) she knows that her mum is spreading her love to another Soul that the Universe has directed to me in desperate requirement of someone to love it............. another precious cat who has been neglected and abused by those who ought to have loved it........
I look forward to many more moments of bonding with a very frightened little cat who is terrified of humans.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Being able to view the world as an innocent every single day of my life is one of the greatest gifts that I possess, and I am forever giving thanks to the Universe for bestowing this trait within me, I see the world with the eyes of a child, I notice the light as it catches a leaf making it appear instantly translucent, I marvel at the way a dragonfly hovers over the water, the dew as it sits upon the grass glistening as the Sun rises. I feel that if we all learnt to reconnect with the beauty and the magic of the Universe we would return to being more feeling and loving towards each other, and of course we would also shift our awareness to the natural world that surrounds us, which would begin to heal the devastation that man has placed upon our planet.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Potato, cabbage, garlic and shallot patties with Spanish onion chutney, absolutely delicious even if I do say so myself!!!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
We are one, like the fingers of one hand.
Thank you Heart of the Heavens.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The bamboo in particular around the poolside is visibly growing at a furious pace, I am lulled by the rustling sound the wind makes as it passes though their leaves. By next summer I feel they will have reached the fence top, adding movement and camouflaging the grim brown fence.
The native garden nearer the house has seen two casualties, however now all are doing very well with flowers expected on the guervillia's, banksia and bottle brush's very soon. The bird bath has a few regular visitors and as the flowers begin to open I am excited to see the honey eaters coming to feed.
Nurturing your own special piece of earth is utterly gratifying, the pleasure I receive from watching these plants growing is immense, and I maybe bias, but I think that it is evident that they are loved and spoken to especially when I walk around our surrounding neighborhood and see the other gardens, the energy nowhere as vibrant as my personal oasis. I have been spied on more than one occasion out in the front garden stroking and talking to my precious plants, am I bothered??? No!
Another family of cockatoos' were having a very loud conversation above as I ambled along the path taking in the vibrancy of this natural haven.
A pair of Australian magpies were wandering long the path in front of us searching for juicy bugs to eat no doubt. Out of all the Australian native birds the magpie is by far the most exquisite singer of them all. Their call is unlike any bird I have ever heard, it is pure joy to listen to.
The lake itself when it finally burst into view is home to thousands of birds ibis, black swans, assorted ducks, and seagulls. These sanctuary's are fast disappearing here so to see such natural splendor with the abundance of bird life present was uplifting. For the survival of all these birds they require a safe place to rest at night, and as suburbia spreads ever closer to places such as this the residents have more than the natural predators to contented with. Domestic cat's that are not kept in at night, cruel humans that find it amusing to catch and torture the birds, and even feeding them something that they know will kill, how that is amusing is quite beyond me, it appears though that this place is keeping its lodgers safe, I trust enough so that they may all live long, free, and happy lives.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Patiently sitting while she went through the shampoo and conditioner routine.......
Sharing a loving moment with her mummy............................................................
Looking for the right place to dry off and reclaim her dignity............................
Found it! The heater her winter time friend.................trouble is it is warm 35 outside today and if we let her out she would immediately role in the sand, requiring her warmth the heater was the only alternative! Bless her fragile little heart!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Then she went and explored the kitchen and store room out the back of the shop...............
Finally she found the perfect place to watch the world go by, and what started out as a quick visit turned into a couple of hours. She met a lot of new and very kind friends, although one nearly sat on her head as they did not see her sitting there, I guess you don't expect to find a cat in a gift shop!
In any case Blossom really enjoyed her outing and I feel she was overjoyed when she realised that the car journey wasn't taking her to the vet's again, although next time I will have to remember to park the car in the shade as madame's seat burnt her bottom as it had been parked in the full sun. Silly mummy!!!