Wind Blown and Wild

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.
Miriam


What you think and what you focus on is what you create. Make it good!


59 thoughts on “Wind Blown and Wild

  1. oh, this is just heartbreaking Miriam. yes, this could be a grand plan of reminding us how we have been living our lives and how we should take care of the world we live in. Currently, we are facing the deadly coronavirus pandemic and we somehow have forgotten other issues the world is facing. I pray its not even too late yet ..

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    1. Yes, it’s amazing how Covid seems to have over ridden every other concern, illness and aspect of life today. We do need to take care of our world and I agree Mich, let’s pray it’s not too late.

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  2. Miriam – First of all, you selected a wonderful version of a great song for this post. For me, the beginning was a mix of eerie and hope – and as the song continued, hope dominated. To the problem at hand, storms are not fun, but harmful and disruptive to many. I recall something similar only a few years ago in your land. Peace and strength to all. Safe journeys for your upcoming trip.

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    1. Hi Frank, yes we’ve certainly had our share of bushfires, droughts and flooding over the past few years. Such crazy extremes of nature. Glad you enjoyed the version of this song, I thought it was pretty rousing.
      And thanks for the well wishes on our travels, I’m so looking forward to it! 😊

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  3. Armageddon strikes. Mother nature has no sense of fairness. We are bone dry, while other parts of the world are deluged. Happy to hear you made it through relatively unscathed.

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  4. I believe that the chaos IS 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. So much truth in these lines, Miriam. It’s sad that Walhalla has been wrecked by the floods. We’ve definitely got to take better care of the planet and of Nature. I hope that the world will unitedly take action before it’s too late.

    The future is unpredictable and full of possibilities too. Possibilities that depend on our choices and actions. I hope the new world order will be wiser and less destructive.
    “life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” I loved this! Here’s to dancing even during the rain! I hope you’re well, Miriam. Stay safe. Take care

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    1. Thanks Shweta. I can’t help but think that we’ve brought a lot of this on ourselves but I also think that when enough of us wake up then humanity has a chance to move into a better timeline and a more hopeful future. As you said, one that’s wiser and less destructive. Yes, here’s to dancing in the rain! Much love. x

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  5. Miriam I loved your post so much. Who knows where our world is going, everywhere there is destruction and poor trees are getting uprooted and the virus too seems to be going on and on. Lovely pictures though and such profound and inspiring words of wisdom in your post. Life for sure is not waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning how to dance and be happy even in a storm. That is what life is all about. Beautiful and simple. Lovely post.

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    1. Thanks Kamal, life really is simple when you think about it. Beautiful and simple. It’s us humans who have made it so complicated. Wishing you well in these strange surreal times. Sending you love as we keep dancing and appreciating each day. xx

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  6. It feels like we are all living in the Upside Down. My goal is to live in the moment and grab hold of each and every opportunity that comes my way. Nothing is a guarantee and these past 15 months have been a stark reminder of that. Be safe, Miriam. Sending lots of love and hugs. ❤️

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    1. That’s so true Tanya. I’ve no doubt after the year you’ve had you’ll be grabbing life with both hands. And I feel exactly the same way. Take care and big hugs back my friend. ❤️

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  7. Have a great trip, Miriam. A bit jealous, but then I’m here for my elderly father (100 in January) and that’s my journey for the moment, and a great journey it is. Breathe in some of that sunshine for me. Cheers, Coral.

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    1. Thanks very much Coral. A very happy birthday to your dad for January. What a special milestone. And yes, I’m definitely looking forward to that sunshine! 😊

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  8. a great reminder that thru all the turmoil we can still dance and smile! Mother nature is setting us straight … do hope enough wake up 🙂

    Have a really great journey, I look forward to your updates

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  9. Hello dear Miriam, thank you for a beautiful piece. Yes, I also wonder if Mother Nature was trying to make us sit up and take notice. It’s been heartbreaking watching the destruction so close to me in by beloved Dandenongs.
    Glad you were safe over there. And as for dear Walhalla..,so sad. We were hoping to visit soon. Hope it’s back on track shortly…
    Happy travels wherever you may be heading soon.
    Much love,
    Dianne 🌸💖

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    1. Hello Dianne, yes, so much destruction in the Dandenongs, so very sad, I know how close to your heart they are. And as for Walhalla, heartbreaking too, but like many places, it will recover. Keep well my friend and thank you for the kind wishes. Hugs and much love back.🌼💜 xx

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  10. Certainly nature is taking itself back from the careless hands of humanity! We’re having our own nature destruction here, much rain and wind tearing down everything that’s not anchored in love❤️ AND they blame it on climate change and up the electric costs so we feel the payment to change our ways which we really know goes into the pockets of the few!

    Sometimes it’s hard to stay calm when the bigger picture is screaming at you, we can feel helpless, yet I know for sure each of us who dare stand up are the cause of the fall of the darkness! We are nearly there, so let’s all keep up the great work of being examples of sovereignty living free lives. After all freedom is all in the mind.

    So lovely to read your news Miriam, I’ve followed you on Instagram too! Beautiful horse and I wish you well in preparing for your next trip❤️ Until soon again x much love and calmness

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    1. Hi Barbara, your opening line is so true, as is the rest of your message. What a time we’re living in! So many lies, so much deceit we’ve lived with all our lives, on every topic under the sun, but finally it’s coming out, slowly but surely.
      You’re right, it’s sometimes hard to stay calm amidst it all but I do live in the trust that things are righting and I anchor myself in love. I read tonight that we’re on a tipping point which gave me such hope. Thank you for the light you shine Barbara, indeed we need to keep our light bright and our faith strong, as an example of freedom because freedom really is all in the mind. And thank you also for connecting with me on Insta. Hope your weather settles over there. Much love and hugs from here. xx 💜

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  11. Aloha my dear beloved friend all the way across the ocean, you are a force of love and inner strength like no other! Your words inspire, never tire, and create in me a desire to always follow my heart, and to express myself through art, to believe in the silent whispers of my soul, and to not look at that hole that mainstream forms of being have partly become. It’s truly better to run back into nature and back to oneself, and I love and admire you for all you do and all you are and irradiate! Are you off on that big trip then soon?? I am so excited for you!!! I loved your lines, and especially the following part:
    “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.” YES!!!! Grazie mille cara, I will follow your adventures and travel with you in heart and Spirit!! Will email/ pm you soon, too. Have some cool news.
    SO MUCH LOVE!!! 1000 hugs ❤️❤️❤️🌷🌷🌷

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    1. Aloha beautiful amica, thank you so much. Your words warm my heart on this cold but fresh Thursday and the day before we leave for our big trip. I have to take my own advice now more than ever before as I see mainstream narratives playing out and border closures all over Australia which threaten to derail our trip. Staying in love and out of fear, that’s what I have to do and what we all have to do, regardless of the external chaos. So glad my words resonated with you cara. And so happy that you’ll be joining me virtually on our adventures. I’ll carry you in my heart Maria. In the meantime take care dear friend, stay beautiful and in love and I can’t wait to hear your cool news!! Lots of love and big hugs sent your way. xx ❤️💐

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      1. Ciao cara lioness amica, wishing you a fabulous start to your big trip and listen – at least in my case it was often SO much fun on previous trips whenever original plans got derailed! Who knows what magic awaits you in the embrace of the unknown and uncontrollable! Ha, this is actually good advice for myself as well 😛 In any case I know you’ll make the most of any situation and will have so much fab fun in the process!! Gosh I miss Down Under! Enjoy your incredible country for me, sending tons of love and will message soon. ❤️💐❤️💐Amore amore amore y amor, cara!!

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        1. Oh, I love your message here Maria and I couldn’t agree more. Life is one big unknown thrilling scary wondrous adventure and all we can do is grab it by both hands and embrace it completely. May we both open up to the magic of the unknown. Big big hugs my beautiful friend as I settle into the first evening of our big trip. ❤️ xx

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        2. Awww i am SO happy for ya my beloved matey! And so grateful to the wonders of technology that connects us across the continents and oceans… love ya heaps and wishing you a wonderful first evening of your trip over there!! ❤️❤️❤️ Safe travels querida ❤️❤️❤️

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  12. This cover of “I can see clearly now”…..beautiful! I am reading this, Miriam, while the temperature is a record high of 42 to 43 degrees Celsius. Most homes here do not have air conditioning. It should only last for a few more days. Our “wild” planet. The no power is scary and dangerous in your description about Melbourne. A thought-provoking sentence “We no longer appear to be “in it together” and yet we are.” “…exhilarating…….intense energies….” And as I read further, I ‘get it’ on your choice of the song. And, yes, thank you for the reminder, Miriam “…keep your vibration high…”❤️

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    1. I got goosebumps reading your comment Erica which is crazy considering those high temperatures you’re experiencing, but you know what I mean. Yes, I’m keeping my vibration high. Sometimes it slips and I get pulled into the lower densities with all the craziness over here at the moment but I always rise again. Keep cool there Erica , this wild intense weather is testing us on all fronts. Much love. 💜

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  13. Dearest friend, when I look at the bigger picture of this world, the anxiety that jolts through me is gut wrenching. Shocking to say the least to witness the horrors continue. I too am observing Mother mirroring the external in so many ways. The storms, and Mother’s critters just “off”. What I see at times leaves me feeling WHAT is happening? Last evening for example, I ran outside in my pj’s not caring who saw me because I just had to catch the rainbow in the sky. In fact, a pick up truck stopped while I was on the shoulder of road and out comes flying a young woman intent to get that rainbow too. What was shocking I could see the rainbow with my eyes but some parts of it would not show on my camera’s LCD!! This young woman too had trouble capturing this rainbow for it seemed elusive. Never has that happened! So between things like that I am experiencing and what is going on in the world I feel as if I’ve walked into a surreal world. That is the time I roll up my sleeves and plunge into my gardens getting grounded in what I do know.

    LOVED this post and how you expressed yourself. Oh yes the calm is coming! It couldn’t be any time soon enough!! xo

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    1. Hi Amy, thanks so much for your beautiful reply. How interesting what you wrote about the rainbow. When we left for our big road trip a few days ago there was a spectacular rainbow that appeared out of nowhere but that for the life of me I couldn’t capture. Strange weather, storms, the energy is intense and surreal lately. But all is good here. We’re finding our own freedom on the road. Take care dear friend. Sending hugs and much love your way. xxx 💜

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      1. Keep your eyes and heart open, dear friend, for signs of the unusual. NEVER have I had problems photographing a rainbow before. I’m watching the skies (WOW!) and staying focused on Mother. I love comparing notes like this for it only gives me more motivation to keep seeking and knowing um I’m not hallucinating, if you know what I mean. BIG HUGS!!! Cheers to freedom!!! xoxoxoxo

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        1. Thank you my lovely friend for your beautiful comment. It’s taken me a while to reply as we’re now on the road and often remote and out of range but oh the freedom and skies out here are truly awe inspiring and exhilarating. Big hugs dear Amy. ❤️🙏

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  14. Miriam, you always find the positive out of the negative … I so wish others would learn to view life this way and see that these storms of life often come to sweep clean, and bring new shoots of growth, clearing out old wood in the forests of old systems..
    We are indeed stronger than we look….. Often the storms in life bring us the greatest lessons.. We may not always see them or appreciate them while we are stood in the middle of chaos raging around us at every bend in the road..
    Its only after we have come out the other side and look back at the trail of destruction, and see that our detours through those storms in fact lead us to the right road we are now walking upon…

    While what is happening in the world is upside down and makes no sense to the sensible.. or rational thinkers of common sense… We will one day look back and see it all had to unfold this way for us to make sure such storms never occur again…
    And like that Oak tree…. Our roots are firmly embedded into Mother Earth… We hold love and light as our code of conduct. Remember the Light has always extinguished the dark … It has lost its major battle…
    Standing in the power of saying a simple word of saying NO to tyranny …
    I am happy to learn you are living freely upon your travels Miriam….. Long may you continue your epic journey of discovery around every bend in your road…

    Love and Blessings dear friend… Good to be hear reading your words of wisdom along with your photos, how ever tragic, we know Nature along with our Human species will bounce back stronger.. ❤ 💚💛💚🧡

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment Sue. It’s taken me a while to reply as we’re on the road and often remote and out of range but your words resonate deeply. Sending you so much love and my warmest wishes and thanks to you for your friendship and wisdom. Big hugs from afar ❤️🙏

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      1. No worries Miriam… I have not been in blog land, Had some health problems that caused me to follow my instincts and so I have not been blogging …. Know I am sending HUGE hugs your way… and praying for positive world outcomes… Lots of love dear friend ❤

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        1. Hi Sue, I’m sorry to hear you’ve not been well. Sending you all my love and warmest wishes for healing, for you personally, and for the world. May the truth prevail and May you always follow your instincts. Big hugs dear friend. ❤️

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