Anything goes, right?... well, maybe! Right now, we have an abundance of free will... and that is good. Free will is a wonderful gift. It is enlivening and joyful. It allows us to create wonderful experiences and material things that have not existed before. Free will is the most glorious and chaotic free-for-all. Right now,… Continue reading Be of high character
Should we give into despair when we encounter the worst aspects of people's personalities (including our own)? Should we despair when diplomacy between countries looks more like a conflict between pre-schoolers? Should we despair at the state of our beautiful world? As the higher qualities of the soul shine down and infuse with the lower… Continue reading Shadow self
This very interesting question popped up on social media, today. It is not a new question. I have seen it raised over and over for decades. The tension arises because, as healers and therapists, we know that the energy that heals is divine in origin. We use the skills and expertise we have developed, but… Continue reading Should healers charge for their services?
“Instead of worrying about specific outcomes and results, just do the right thing. Reach out unselfishly and with love.” Brian Weiss A mask of grief overlaid her pretty face, and mascara stained her pretty cheeks. She appealed to me with desperate wet-washed eyes to support her belief in love. She just made a mistake, she… Continue reading Lessons in love…
Today, I heard the history of my new-old building. You’ve probably seen the pictures on my website. Built in 1929 by two Methodist philanthropists, it has seen numerous owners both famous and infamous. Some even had to flee the country for nefarious and evil deeds. But the most wonderful thing I heard was that there… Continue reading Here I am!
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein The tiny warm bundle that snuggled with room to spare in my cupped hands was deeply asleep. I could feel the boneless way she was lying. All… Continue reading Soul mate… everyday miracles
“Be the person your dog thinks you are.” JW Stephens When I met her, she fit in the palm of my hand… so tiny, so perfect. “I’m not sure what is going to happen,” said the breeder. We sat together in the cosy warmth of her farmhouse kitchen, the steam from our teacups humbly rising… Continue reading Soul mate… with four legs
While it is Thanksgiving in America, Australia has been having White Ribbon Day - a week devoted to educating ourselves and standing up to men's violence against women. Of particular note, have been excellent documentaries by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) called 'Hitting Home with Sarah Ferguson' and 'Call Me Dad'. There was also an incredible Q&A episode… Continue reading White Ribbon Day
I was the counsellor for the whole town. Alice Springs was a thriving community in 1993. I arrived as a fresh faced young professional seeking opportunities to expand my skills and experience. I had begun my working career as a rehabilitation counsellor in Adelaide four years before and through good training and sheer stubborness has… Continue reading Home
One day a bright blue sign appeared. The happy colour if it chirruped at me, calling me to attention. Carefully secured to the humble wire fence at the train crossing, it read “Need support in a crisis?” Call Lifeline now 13 11 14” My stomach dropped and horror swelled up to engulf me. I felt sick.… Continue reading Help is on the way, or is it?