was born understanding the flow of Nature.
I feel it as a fountain of awareness.
Refreshing me. Caressing me.
also know how it feels when I limit or stop that flow.
Itís very unpleasant. I
am no longer aware of anything but an emotion, or a memory, or an
attitude. I am stuck in that emotion, or memory, or attitude.
I refuse to let it go. I
no longer feel joy or peace. I
feel bad. I hurt. I am
life is a litmus test. Obsess
over, block or deny my natural reactions, emotions or skills, and life
colours me negative. Disasters
are common. But pour
Nature through me and I colour positive.
I just seem to know the right thing to do.
I move joyously through the movement of the moments.
Miracles are common.
a young girl, I would swim beyond the waves, beyond safety, trusting
the need and call of my nature. Of all nature. I
was supremely safe. I was
buoyant with faith. I was
alive with acceptance and connection.
was truly alive as I bounded from rock to rock along the coves of my
sea-suckled home. Creating
a rhythm, a run. Knowing
there would always be the right place for my feet to land ...
always finding it.
a young woman, I spent six months in England and Europe,
self-sufficient and mobile and alone.
I allowed myself to be guided by my natural inclinations, and
my natural good sense. I
read the flow and ebb of people and situations.
I grew. I learnt.
I became closer to Nature.
taught me the impact different cultures have upon the vibration of
their country. Often all
it took to register a completely different melody ringing through the
bones of a nation was crossing an imaginary line at their border.
Germany was big and strong and angry.
France was sensual and cynical and friendly.
Italy was old and neglected and vital.
Denmark is a fairytale.
was born into the strength, heartache, wisdom and enormous space of
Australia. My homeland
feels like an ancient, wise woman, with a wicked sense of humour. I am deeply ingrained with her spirit. I am part of her strength.
Part of her heartache.
understand the feel and flow of my country, but mistakenly thought it
was the way all Nature felt. I
was wrong. Nature feels
different around the globe. We
are all part of the same energy but we are all expressing it in our
own unique manner. A
country amplifies this energy as it settles into the belief system of
believe in surf and snow, rainforests and desert.
Our backyards have deep blue skies with golden sunshine.
We love our land and we want to see all of it.
We are a nation of gypsies.
A nation bonded by a deep love of Nature.
seems to me all nations are bonded, or disbanded, by the amount of
respect and love they pay to Nature.
All nature. Including
the nature of the people. Populations
are always affected by Nature. Nature
is always affected by populations.
It is inevitable.
is a good example. It is a continent, but there are no emotional barriers
separating one section from another.
Australians share a big energy bath filled with the same
The population is similar all over our country.
We understand each other.
The rhythm of our lives match.
is different. Its land
mass is a jigsaw puzzle of energies. Each country fits into its surrounding neighbours, and yet
stays totally unique to itself. The
melody of life changes tune at each border.
It doesnít matter whether the land mass is big or small,
every country sings its own solo.
similar looking countries have dissimilar feels.
Austria and Switzerland share mountains and snow and climate,
but not an essential sameness. They are different individuals.
Each of them is unique. Austria
rings of families and gatherings and fun.
Switzerland sings of solitude and cleanliness.
land and every ocean is part of the orchestra of our world.
Every part of life plays a note with its nature.
Life is Nature. Nature
is Life. As part of life, we are incorporated into Natureís music.
Life is our conductor, and Life appreciates it when we watch
the baton and accept the need to harmonise.
respect and acceptance creates a flow of miracles.
I talk with my plants and my plants grow strong and true.
I talk to my pets and my pets become my close friends giving me
endless compassion and deep intelligence.
I talk to the birds on our property and they talk back to me
sharing their concerns and their company.
Our magpies sing to us.
help a homeless person and I gain a valuable lesson in independence
and mutual respect. I
take a chance and I am rewarded with miracles.
I give birth and discover more and more love inside myself.
I do my best and I achieve wonderful results.
wants us to be happy. Nature wants all the world to thrill with the goodness of
itself. We are her
children and she loves us with all the passion of a protective mother. But her love does not make her stupid.
knows each and all of us beyond our deepest intimacies.
She knows when we do wrong.
She can see us cruising with bad ideals.
But what can she do? She
is merely a mother and we are rebellious teenagers, strutting around
despising everything our mother has to say to us.
Weíre too busy knowing everything to learn anything.
day we will grow up and stop treating our mother with such disrespect
and ingratitude. Mum
Nature longs for that day. Every
parent of every teenager has longed for the less petulant, more mature
version of their child. We
are merely mirroring the way Nature feels about us.
is everything. Nature is
our reality. We function
within her framework. Any
perception of humans as separate from Nature is an absurdity.
Nature is all life. We
are alive. We are part of Nature.
fight the obvious, in the manner of children.
We rebel against the wonderful, merely because we can.
Mother Nature, the very best parent there is, patiently accepts
our insanities. She may
be a little annoyed sometimes and downright angry at others, but she
loves us. And we can do
no wrong. Even if we
destroy her, Nature will still love us.
nurturing is an ocean of energy.
It has tides and currents, and flows endlessly through all
life. Including our
lives. When we fight the
current we become frightened. We
insist we are being drowned. We
fight and we struggle. We
stop swimming completely in our determination to stay in one spot ...
to prove to the ocean how much more powerful a flotilla of swimmers is
than the seas and tides. We
insist the ocean is at fault.
forget that this ocean of energy is our natural environment and we can
breathe freely in its depths. We just need to go with the flow.
is easy to witness the individuals who have surrendered to this flow
... who have weathered their
own rebellions and grown into their gentle, passionate, curious and
humble selves. Each of
them reflects the finer qualities of their nature because they have
accepted they are part of Nature.
They have accepted their duty.
It is our duty to follow where Nature leads us.
It is our duty to be more alive every moment.
globe is the life within it. Countries, and oceans, are the life within them.
When each life is respected and loved, nature thrives and
rewards with joy and peace. When
life is treated with malice and disrespect, the bountiful flow of
lifeís nature is stuck, or completely blocked.
world has the same reaction to the same litmus test as me.
It must be immersed in Nature to produce a positive reaction.
Miracles are then constant.
do we want miracles? Do
we want to be truly alive?
need for Nature depends upon our need for life.
Do we want to live? Do
we want to feel the link we share with all life, regardless of its
form? Do we want to be
powerful and deeply empathetic? Do
we want to unleash our curiosity?
Do we want to live in harmony with a force infinitely more
powerful and glorious than our individual selves?
are all part of the decision making process.
It is our responsibility, and our empowerment.
We have the right to be the very best we can be.
We are our Motherís children and we are powerful.
Once we have recognised ourselves and matured into empathy and
understanding, we are helping the world. We become vessels of love and compassion.
We sing a pure song of energy and add to the harmony and
strength of all life. Including
will be so proud. She
always knew that was our true nature.
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