Sunday, July 18, 2010

This Blog Has Moved

After much consideration - I have moved this blog to my own URL.

I would love it if you would follow me there. Thank you for coming by.

I appreciate your interest and look forward to continuing to give you inspiration, information and intelligent comment.

You might also like our other blog..
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- check it out.

With respect

Monday, July 12, 2010


In a recent episode of Dr Who…
Van Gogh is lying face down in desperation on his bed..deep in his darkest mood… enter the 'Doctor' - who says - thinking to ‘cheer him up’:
“In my experience – there is always hope.”
Van Gogh retorts from deep in his pillow:
“Then your experience is incomplete!”
You could be one who understands fully what Van Gogh was talking about. In the depths of depression and darkness, any amount of ‘cheering up’ and jollying along is of no use. In fact the 'other' cannot move you from your dark space. Only you can allow that to happen.. can let the shift begin to move you out of your despair.

Certainly a hand to hold – a shoulder to lean against, a person to stand beside you is desirable.. but essentially the other can only allow a support – cannot pull you out of the place you have gone.

In fact the other – in the attempt to change the space you are in, sometimes drives you further into the hole. Because depression is often a place of comparison.. a place where you cannot but compare your deep and dark space to the light around, and almost anything and anyone seems lighter and more able to function than you can in that place.

That place feels never ending .. as if the lights are out and the switch is lost.

Okay – you know the picture .. you know the feeling – it is not needed to describe this further – only to say that there are many shades of depression – many layers of mood disorder – and each has its own flavor and course – and in fact each also has diverse means of traversing and moving through the darkness.

However, there is an important aspect that all who suffer from this debilitation should become aware of. And this is that depression is not simply a mental disorder. Yes for many years it has been considered a mental disease.. and for many years was treated simply as such. But there is much evidence that demonstrates depression to often be a nutritionally based disorder or to be precipitated and exacerbated by toxic load in the body. And in these cases, can respond better to appropriate supplementation with the right nutrients or to intensive detoxification of the toxic elements better than to psychotherapy or psychotropic drug therapy.

No longer can we look at the deeply depressed person and consider them simply to be verging on a state of ‘madness’.
Even Beethoven – who was suicidal for much of his short life – has been found to have been suffering from high levels of lead toxicity.

Mad? Or simply toxic?

How many people have ended up in heavy drug therapy – even electric shock therapy – who were in fact overloaded with heavy metals and other toxic chemicals?

Oh let us not deny the load of psychological stressors that can weigh a person down.. that can create such an emotional load on a person’s psyche that they are unable to crawl out from underneath their sorrows. But add to this a load of chemical toxicity – which in turn disturbs the ability of the body to stay in a balanced and harmonious state.. and you are creating a situation where the person cannot throw off the pain and distress of any sort of life trauma.

So what's the real message here? I would like to simply say that if you are one of the myriad of people who suffers under the load of a debilitating mood disorder - either temporarily or in a consistent way, perhaps you could consider looking at some other aspects of this - get checked for toxic load, think about how you may have been exposed to chemicals, or heavy metals or other toxic elements in your life. Consider the possibility that getting some help to detoxify yourself could make a big shift for you.

For in this time we have a responsibility to realize our full potential. We have chosen to be here on this earth at this incredibly volatile time.. this time in which changes are occurring at a rate we have never seen before. Its time to step up to the job we are here to do.. and that means climbing out from under any garbage we have heaped upon ourselves and stepping into our true nature. Come on out - its time - lets play - lets move into our lives as we are destined to be.

And if you need some help with that.. you can call us.. that's our job here - to give assistance where assistance is required. Best Health.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sue Woolfe on Writing

Last night the show Talking Heads on ABC1 inspired me. Well not the show as such - but most certainly the 'talking head' - for tonight it was Sue Woolfe - author and an exceptionally inspirational lady. She spoke of writing and how it happens for her.. and it really struck a chord with me as her process and her understanding of it allowed me to recognise mine.

She said - or words to this effect:
Buzziness of the brain is more silent.. when creating - and
sharing the oneness that comes is dangerous... the writing has to be done in utter loneliness...
What I understood her to say was that when creating one had to go into the silence and allow that creativity to flow through. That this was not a state of having hundreds of ideas rushing through the mind, but rather allowing the mind to become silent and let the flow occur.

That in creating - in fact the mind needed to become silent. The allowing of the flow was what is important and in fact what assisted the flow to occur.

It is interesting that a similar state appears to be needed when working in the healing field, as it can be seen in the following way. True healing occurs when one moves aside and allows what may be called the energy of the universe to flow in. This provides a safe space for the person being 'healed' to move into alignment and a balance where they can either physically allow the body to align, or allow the insights necessary for emotional alignment to occur.

We move in mysterious ways. We think as humans that science gets all the answers, that it is needed to understand - to dissect all the smallest particles to find out how we tick. But in fact most illuminating discoveries and life changing experiences occur out of the mind.

The Masters have stressed this for eons.. that the mind is simply something to create the shopping list with. We do not use the mind to create, to heal, or even to arrive at illuminating discoveries and enlightening inventions or life changing revelations.

The mind it a tool to be used for the purpose it was designed for .. not for working out the meaning of life!

Sue also said...
When you write about your memories you seem to lay down new memories and they have less jagged edges than the original memories and in this way writing can be healing...

This says a lot for the practice of journaling.. long known to assist in the healing of many problems and dis-ease of the being. In fact journaling is one of the factors that seems to prolong the life of cancer sufferers.

Get journaling everyone!! Its a great habit to get into.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

One People, One World, One Heart.

The Thirteen Grandmothers conference call yesterday morning was truly awesome. As they said:
The Grandmothers of this world are shaking people awake.

Flordemayo - a frequent presenter at international conferences who since 1999 has been part of the Wisdom of the Grandmother’s Foundation spoke eloquently. Her words touched me greatly when she said:
"We are making a declaration for the rights of the earth.. she is an intelligent being and we need to hold this in our prayers."
This declaration has already been done in Brazil and we seek it for the rest of the planet. We must recognise that the planet is a living breathing Being that requires our utmost respect.

It was an incredible feeling to be linked with so many people all with one heart. Until a call like this comes through, we don't get a real sense of how many of us there are and we hear that there were over 15,000 people signed up for the call and the energy was palpable.

We were very privileged to receive significant messages from the two grandmothers who were there in person. Many of the other grandmothers had been held up or otherwise occupied with important ritual days. sweat lodges and sun dances and ceremony for the Solstice. However it gave an opportunity for the organiser of the event to open the space up to hundreds of other grandmothers on the call. Some were chosen at random to offer their prayers for the earth.

Much was said of caring for the water.. including mention that the water holds all the Earth's memories. It holds the history of our earth and can hold our intentions. We were called to pray for the courage to do what needs to be done and to very importantly to forgive each other. And Rita Long of the Lakota people invited us to become involved in our own areas in the preservation of our precious waterways and oceans.

And on that note support the Wilderness Campaign to keep big industry out of James Price Point.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

13 Indigenous Grandmothers

It's the time of the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and for us here in Oz - the winter solstice - an important time for us all. A time to gather and meet one another in our sacred spaces and take the opportunity to give healing and attention to our Mother Earth.

The Thirteen Grandmothers ...
Chosen to represent the world’s indigenous peoples, these grandmothers are a source of great wisdom and blessing, reminding us of deep spiritual truths and calling our attention to what is most important. They work together on healing our planet through prayer, ritual, community and engaged activism on pressing social and environmental concerns.

This virtual meeting of these 13 women chosen to represent the indigenous peoples, promises to be an enlightening and healing event. We need this connection and this uplift now more than ever. Join the call if you can, or sign up to listen to the download afterwards if you cannot join in person.

Here is their Mission Statement:

WE, THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF THIRTEEN INDIGENOUS GRANDMOTHERS, represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future. We look to further our vision through the realization of projects that protect our diverse cultures: lands, medicines, language and ceremonial ways of prayer and through projects that educate and nurture our children.

As Flordemayo says (one of the grandmoters on the call) -
Humanity is at a crossroads, we can only go one way, as one can't go in two directions at the same time. We do not know what we need to do as a human species, there is only one place to go and that is into the light, as one tribe.

Be sure also to check out the trailer for the Shift Movie here

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Privilege to be Here

I was very fortunate today to spend some time working with my friend and mentor Sylvia Marina.
Sylvia is a gifted speaker and healer - and with her help I accessed some important connections for myself. Connections that showed me how essential it is to acknowledge our roots.

For Sylvia, with her Maori heritage - roots and ancestry comes close to her being. But for me as an Australian with a mixed bag of relatives and family history, ranging from Scotland to Norway and around again, my roots never quite seemed as relevant as those from the indigenous populations.

But today I was gifted a different view point.

Sylvia led me on a journey - a journey of remembrance and insight. I saw that I am standing on the shoulders of the generations of my ancestors. From this position I came to realise a deep sense of gratitude toward my family, toward the depth of the generations before me. Without whom I would not be here.

For in fact we are the pinnacle of the ancestors. All of their experiences and their love, care and nurturing and their dreams have brought us to the place that we are at today. We have an immense responsibilty given to us - in that it is our task to manifest into the world the fullness of our own being in order to thank and honour them and to realise for them their intention (conscious or not) thereby bringing forth who we are in this world today.

Honouring the ancestors is important for us all. It gives substance and meaning to our lives and a deep respect to those who have gone before.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Grassroots Healing

I had a very interesting conversation wth my friend Erin recently - she lives in Melbourne. Erin is a profoundly spiritual being with a strong affiliation with Christianity and she told me a very interesting saga.

Having just returned from a visit to her homeland, she talked about how the Chinese people were turning to self education and to self healing because the 'western' medical model was out of their range - the 80% of the Chinese population who are the 'lower clases' that is the poor people of the land, could not afford the western medicine.
So their solution is to return to the simple folk remedies, simple cures for all types of disease. Erin said that there are now many small books available for purchase for these people with the remedies of the early times - remedies that still work.

I found this a really interesting concept. If we consider that all over the western world the health system is in deep trouble - struggling to keep up, struggling to cope with the demands placed upon it.

Western medicine tied its own noose - it convinced people that they should consider the doctor to be the God and that they the humble and ignorant human being - had no responsibility for their own health. That in fact they knew nothing about the way to heal the body - mind or spirit for that matter.
The Medical doctor was God of the body, the psychiatrist God of the mind and the priest, God of the spirit.

So we obediently abdicated our responsibility and handed it over to the powers that proclaimed it was theirs.

Our current view of government is a little like that!
"They know how to do it.. let them fight it out between themselves.. it is not my responsibility!"

And now.. now that the system is falling apart.. it is time we take back that responsibilty and begin again to find where our wisdom tells us the way to balance and harmony lies.

The message is clear - taking responsibiliity for how we treat our bodies, how we nuture our minds and our spirit and how we govern ourselves in all of these respects is of utmost importance in this time of chaos and change.

It is no longer the time to permit another to dictate to us and confuse and distort the truth of how to live in a balanced and harmonious way. Move out of fear and back into the freedom of responsibility. There are many who have already paved the way - you only need to ask and those who see the clear way will step forward into your lives and assist you to join them.