Winter hit with a vengeance this month. Storms, low temps, high winds and chaotic weather patterns ravaged much of Victoria during June. It’s been a wild month in many ways.
Walhalla, the picturesque gold mining town we camped at barely two months ago, copped a battering, like many places. The normally sedate Stringers Creek turned into an angry river and rain washed away part of the main road. Landslides destroyed buildings. On a livestream broadcast on Facebook I watched scenes of flooding. And worldwide, although these stories rarely make headlines, flooding and natural disasters also hit parts of New Zealand, Mexico, Panama, Europe, America, China, Russia and more this June.
Here in Melbourne the forested and highly populated Dandenongs area was hardest hit by freak wind storms that brought down trees and smashed power poles, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power for weeks.
Though my area was spared extensive damage, out on my walks, trails were laden with fallen trees. The oak tree out the back paddock feels somehow synonymous with what’s going on in the world. It’s still standing with branches now barren and dormant waiting for new growth.
“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” Paul Therox
Is this all part of a divine plan of the Universe? Is this chaos designed to wake us up to how we’ve been living, to shake us out of our reverie and force us to look at the state of the world?
Perhaps everything happens for a reason.
When I look around me I see so clearly the ever tightening controls of society today. How many others can see beyond the illusion? Ongoing snap lockdowns, non sensical restrictions, the frantic push of an untested jab for a virus that has a 99.97 recovery rate, talk of vaccine passports and track and tracing with QR codes. There seem to be new rules every day that contradict and make no sense and border closures and lockdowns announced with little basis or consideration.
Who would have thought we’d ever be living like this. Here in Australia, once such a unified country, there’s so much division within the different states, fuelled by governments and the media. We no longer appear to be “in it together” and yet we are.
Regardless of differing beliefs this is a time to unite. We’re not meant to live in fear or judgement of each other, in separation, with freedom and our fundamental human rights in the hands of the government. We’re meant to live as one. We need to decide what it is we want, what’s important and what we feel in our heart is intuitively right. It’s time we started thinking for ourselves. It’s time to take back our lives.
I wrote a post about standing in our power, back on 8 June, in JC’s FB group with a pic of my oak tree. What I didn’t expect was such an overwhelming response. It clearly touched a nerve and resonated with people. It was good to know I’m not alone in my beliefs.
“The world is waiting for enough of us to wake up, to step out of fear and find that inner peace.”
The calm is coming. As more and more is cleansed in the world, as the wild storms settle and bring clarity my belief is that people are starting to wake up to the bigger picture.
This winter here in Melbourne has been different, it’s been unsettling and challenging, yet it’s also been strangely exhilarating and it’s changing daily. However and whatever you believe, it’s hard not to feel the intense energies right now.
For me this energy is a combination of physical body tiredness and inner surrender. It’s a sense of calm and trusting in what’s to come, for systems that are slowly being dismantled, for truths unfolding and the old falling away to make way for the new. And as the world unravels my focus is inwards and in gratitude for the present moment.
The future might be unknown and unpredictable but it’s also filled with untold possibility. It’s one of choice and free will in which we get to create our own reality, no matter what we’re told. That focus always comes back to love. When we keep our heart pure and open we align with the truth of who we are and the power we have. We intuitively know that everything is purposeful and that something beautiful IS on the horizon.
Speaking of horizons we’ll soon, be off, heading into big unknown roads as we (finally) head out of Victoria and into warmer destinations. You can follow my journey on Instagram and here on my blog.
Take care and be kind to each other. Find and be the calm in the storm. Remember that everything passes but it’s what we do in the meantime that matters. Surrender and flow. Love and let go. You know the saying, “life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” So keep your vibration high and let’s keep dancing.
Lots of love as we continue this crazy, wondrous adventure called life.