It’s the last week of summer here in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. And what a strange season it’s been. Mildly hot, uncannily cold, rainy, stormy, windy, turbulent, unpredictable … we’ve had four seasons in one day, been locked down, let out and now here we are, almost at the end of it.
AN UNEXPECTED GOODBYE
Last week my daughter rang me in tears, distraught … her big, gorgeous ginger cat Wazza, barely one year old, had ventured a bit too far, onto the highway out the front. It was to be his last adventure, at least on this realm.
I comforted her on the phone, both of us crying, such an unexpected loss of this playful puss who’d made his way into her heart.
Life and love, pain and loss, it’s all intermingled isn’t it. I reminded her of the second chance she’d given him, when she rescued him a year earlier. Even though his life was short it was full and packed with joy and adventure. Cats know how to live in the moment, have such an independent spirit and are a true embodiment of living free.
None of us know what’s around the corner, for us, our pets, those we love. But we love and give and care and open our hearts more each time. It’s amazing the innate human response and capability to let love in. Grieving too is part of the journey. As is learning to let go and move forward.
THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
Our journey on this Earth is filled with detours and highlights, opportunities and choices. Each day is another chance to embrace it fully, to grab life with both hands and live passionately, feeling every emotion, all the intense highs and those lows too when they come.
So last weekend we went to visit her. We camped by the river, near where she lives. We enjoyed being together, amid the simple pleasures of lolling about in the cool river, enjoying a roast and camp fire meal that night, under a big starry sky.
“Life is a highway, I’m gonna ride it all night long …” the song goes. And so we go on. We can’t control it all but we do the best we can.
We’ve spent a lot of time by the water this summer, camped by rivers on weekends when we’ve had a chance. The days, weeks and months have flown by, in fact it feels as though time has never gone so fast.
I feel at peace within myself, yet the world outside is full of control and manipulation. We’re reaching a crisis point, with the vaccine the prime agenda, and my fervent hope is that people question and do their own research, before making a decision. I believe there are lots of undisclosed dangers in taking the jab, as shown by events overseas, most of which are not shown on mainstream media.
Like many countries, we’re an easy going bunch here in Australia, apathetic, compliant and happy to go along with the flow. But it’s so important we understand the risks of what we decide, to learn to discern what’s real and what’s safe. It’s time we took charge of our life and realise we have the power to make our own informed decision. We DO have freedom of choice.
MAKING A DAM WALL
Just like the river last weekend, the water keeps flowing but we can have a hand in influencing it’s course. A few stones placed strategically, a different choice made at a crucial time, it’s a balancing act. Each action we take, and every conscious thought we think, changes the course of our life.
Never forget that we have the power to step out of that river and reclaim our sovereignty. We have the right to trust that we know what’s best for ourselves. Sunshine, healthy food, water, fresh air, exercise, laughter, kindness and being at one with Earth … it’s these things that help build our immune system.
As February and summer ends here the heat is easing but the pressure isn’t. It’s never been more important to be aware of how we’re living our life. Is it consciously or on autopilot? Are we letting others dictate our choices?
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of … .”Jim Rohn, “The Treasury of Quotes”
SO, breath in fresh air and enjoy the sunshine and the therapeutic benefits of nature. Watch the last of the snow as it melts into a new season. As for me, I’ll be seeking out another waterfront campsite on this last summer weekend in February.
Wherever you are and whatever the season, it’s time to think critically. Discern what you give your attention to and feed your mind positive thoughts. Turn off the television (which is all an illusion and not real) and turn on your intuition. Follow your creative impulses. Meditate in nature. Eat good food that the earth gives us. Love with all your heart. And keep your vibration high.
What if fear was the real pandemic and love was the cure? What if every season had its purpose and this cycle of time was a continual rebirth and chance to get it right.
Keep living your one beautiful precious life with intention.
In love and light.