The Big Shift

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello” – Paulo Coehlo.

In just a few weeks (on Remembrance Day, the 11th of the 11th) we’ll be saying goodbye to our home of 26 years, and “Hello new life” as we start afresh and continue life’s adventure in our home on wheels. As I mentioned in my last post, there’s a lot of mixed emotions, but mostly there’s a sense of anticipation for what’s to come.

It’s a little bit like when I saw the preview of one of my articles a month before before the actual magazine came out.


It’s exciting to see one of my photos as a teaser and wonder how the finished feature will look.

This is Shark Bay and that’s Doug walking the boardwalk at Bluff Lookout. I took the photo almost a year ago, yet in a way it feels like yesterday. It’s like an illusion, yet the anticipation of reading my newest article in Caravan World Magazine brought it all back. But I didn’t know how the finished story would look.

That’s how I feel about the journey we’re on and the unknown future we’re heading towards. Yet we’re all in the same boat for we’re all creators, imagining and manifesting our future with every thought, word and action.

The bricks and mortar of Love

Just like the house we’re leaving behind, sometimes photos and memories are all we have. For me, they’re in these stories and, at the moment, in every room, and everywhere I look.

It’s amazing how much of ourselves we put into a home, and how much we accumulate over the years, especially when raising a family. I think most of us can relate to the amount of stuff that builds up and how good it feels to have a clean up and clear out every now and then.

“Be a curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy.”
Leo Babauta, The Effortless Life: A Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, & Flow

The task of decluttering, of stripping things back, deciding what to keep, what to give away and what to discard has been exhausting yet liberating. I can feel old patterns fading away and the potential of new ones on the horizon. It’s becoming more about feeling and being in a state of flow, a state of now and a state of love.

Love is key. It’s not in the bricks and mortar but in what we create and the energy and our frequency. Once everything is emptied from inside our house it’s going to be a blank canvas again, ready for the new owners to create their version of home.

It reminds me of some words I heard recently about love and the world we live in.

“Every thought, every bit of love you have through your days is adding to the creation of a beautiful New Earth. Every single feeling or thought of love or abundance or gratitude or appreciation is adding bricks and mortar of love to New Earth. Look out and up and create”. Pam Gregory

Taking Steps Every Day

The future is invisible, waiting for us to act, it’s a time we’ve yet to create. We’re taking steps every day, some days they’re little steps and other days they’re big ones. I believe we all have a responsibility to ensure the future world we’re creating is one of unity, love and collaboration.

In the coming week we’ll be helping our son move out to his own apartment. Once again the stars aligned to help make it come about. Everything feels divinely timed and like it’s all happening as it should and I’m so grateful.

Then the rain came

On Thursday 13 October the rains came, just as we were scheduled to return to Halls Haven for our last long weekend of work. The intensity and deluge came quickly. Before we knew it we were driving on roads with creeks bursting their banks and rising water all around us. It was a harrowing four hour trip that felt more like 14.

And then the rain subsided and for a few days the sun shone, as it does in Spring. But this season has been one like no other. Like most things these days, life is far from normal and now we’re in the midst of another “rain event.” That’s how the media report what’s happening, which I find interesting because the very definition of “event” is something that’s staged.

Is this global warming, climate change or climate engineering? Whatever is causing this rain there’s close to 20 rivers currently under major flood warnings and it looks as though the eastern part of Australia is in for one of its wettest spring and summers ever.

The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually. Eeyore

Whatever the Weather

One thing is for certain, NOTHING is certain. But what can we do when everything around us seems out of our control?

We can control our reaction to all that’s happening, be aware but not buy into fear.

We can live our days in the present, not in worry but in presence and in alignment with our values.

We can prepare, plan, help others, friends, family and strangers, in times of crisis.

We can follow our heart and our instincts and discern our own path.

Our thoughts and our actions are all connected to this amazing vibration we’re living in.

I’m curious. What’s it like in your part of the world? Is the weather stranger than usual? Have you noticed a change in your seasons?

I have a feeling that here in Australia we’re in for a wild ride. However, despite it all, it’s an amazing, incredible, beautiful time to be alive.

The Earth is healing. I do believe that. And it responds to us. Imagine if, somehow, all the people of the world came together in love and intent to heal the Earth. We are so powerful and we don’t even realise it. With every breath that holds a vibration of love and gratitude for Life, we heal ourselves, we heal our Earth.

I hold faith for everyone going through their own personal shift in consciousness. And I trust and surrender to the force of love that will see us through these changing times.

Sending love and peace always ❤️

Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it’s too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow.” ~ Paul H Dunn.

Extending beautiful Loving energy to Mother Earth is healing.

From little things big things grow.

65 thoughts on “The Big Shift

  1. Excellent post, Miriam and so profound and inspiring. All the best in life and God bless. Here in India too the rains have stopped say till the middle of October and now the climate is very hot in Mumbai though there are places where cold has started too. Have a great adventure and lovely pictures too.

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      1. I’m a big WOTE fan, ever since their biggie was released. As you say, so much joy in what they do. I had a ticket to see them some years back but was ill and couldn’t go. A big regret!

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  2. LOVE, Love LOVE… this post Miriam.. And wow to the date of your leaving your static home to move into your new mobile way of living.
    No better Sign..
    And loved the September issue of your article Miriam… Loved that you shared, and well deserving of being the main picture in the sneak preview…
    I can only imagine the accumulation of Things at your home of a life time of living and memorabilia.
    I look around my own home, our garage and loft… and it really is not needed . We can certainly live with so much less…

    Sorry to hear your weather has been topsy, turvy , here yes the Summer and Spring hotter and dryer.. Though in the last few days the rain has certainly started to fall heavily again… And agree with your thoughts on ‘Event’… Time will indeed tell..

    As to your future adventure… I know dear Miriam that it will be wonderful.. Because you are manifesting your dreams, pulling towards you, those positive time-lines through listening to your intuition and following your heart.

    Who needs the external trappings that tie us down.. You dearest Miriam are living out your dreams, by shifting your focus to the Now. As you let go of the past..

    Love ALL of the quotes and video Miriam….
    May you keep walking the Earth, as your four-wheel drives you over the land..
    Much love Sue xxx ❤ 🙏

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    1. Hello dear Sue,
      As always your warm comments make me smile and I can feel the heart behind your words. I agree, our settlement date is so synchronistic and further proof that this is all meant to be. It’s certainly been a busy time, clearing everything out and also helping our son Daniel who’s not just moving out but sitting his final Uni exams and going for his licence, all in this period. There’s so much going on but I’m trusting everything works out!

      Thank you for your well wishes for our future, we’re really very excited about leaving all the trappings behind and enjoying a more simple life on our terms. Yes, focusing on the now and making the most of every day. You my dear friend, as I’ve told you before, have been such an inspiration on my own personal growth journey so a huge thank you. Much love and warmest wishes sent your way. xx ❤️🙏

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      1. So, so, kind of you to say so Miriam…. We each are just following our hearts in our various ways. and sharing our thoughts along the journey with others to add a little colour and some pause for thought along the way..
        Sending Love your way for your very own NEW EARTH Adventure.. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. so glad D got his own apartment … the beginning of a whole new adventure! Congrats on all the great publications, well deserved.

    We find ourselves once again cancelling lunches, car services, etc due to heavy overnight downpours. Welcome to our world … we missed spring and summer last year with 9 months of non-stop rain and here it comes again! Our third flood this year, a horrid state to get ‘used’ to …

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    1. Thanks for your well wishes Kate, for both us and for Dan. It is indeed a whole new life adventure for all of us.

      Yes, I can’t believe your area is going through this turmoil again with the weather the way it is. Third flood in a year is simply not natural and not something you should have to get used to! Sending you much love, good wishes and prayers for your community. Stay safe. x

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  4. “The future is invisible, waiting for us to act, it’s a time we’ve yet to create. We’re taking steps every day, some days they’re little steps and other days they’re big ones. ” This sentence really stood out to me, and I love how when we let go, things start to align in our favor…may your new journey be more amazing than you can imagine.

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  5. It’s always emotional to leave a house, but you wouldn’t do it if you didn’t feel it was the right thing to do. As you say, letting go of the old is necessary to embrace the new! Your journey is taking your to new places, and it will be wonderful! As for your question, yes, the weather in our part of the world is more severe as well. I do believe in the earth’s ability to heal itself, and in doing our part to make that happen. I love your positive attitude….it is so inspiring! In these changing times, it helps to be reminded that change is not something to fear!

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    1. It certainly isn’t Ann! But I guess many of us are used to the comfort of the familiar. I’m learning to let go and embrace all the changes and I must admit I’m excited at the prospect of new beginnings. Thanks for your lovely comment!

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  6. Oh, Miriam. The way you write and what you put into one post always tugs at my heart. I thank you for this quote by Pam Gregory …..

    “Every thought, every bit of love you have through your days is adding to the creation of a beautiful New Earth. Every single feeling or thought of love or abundance or gratitude or appreciation is adding bricks and mortar of love to New Earth. Look out and up and create”.

    Why? Because I have been questioning if I have been doing enough for New Earth. I’ve been so yearning just to GO! and be with Mother and my cameras. However, my life is not about to give that to me as of yet and in so doing what is meant to be, I accept once again that the LOVE I am creating and then the BEAUTY too, is above and beyond, enough.

    Now for your post …. Incredible thoughts from such a beautiful soul, glorious pictures and the content A+++. I had to sigh about cleaning out for every time I do hubby it seems is right behind me cluttering again. At least he is learning how to be neater, that I do have to say.

    Leaving your home of so many years ….. God that twists my heart. I love your attitude however and I applaud you for it. Now you and hubby are really free! I am so so happy for you!!

    Thank you for sharing your part of the world. Praying for you and Australia that the flooding stops. Water can and does do so much damage!!

    Lots of love from a land of great beauteous color. If I could just bottle what I am seeing right now so I can take that out and jump into it when we have our winter. Or perhaps this year the weather for our winter will be unique and unusual allowing for a gorgeous mild winter somehow as well bringing so much color with it. No-thing is impossible!!! xoxoxo

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    1. You’re so right my friend, no-thing is impossible. We’re seeing first hand how different the seasons are behaving lately, so perhaps those glorious colours you’re capturing will linger. Who knows?
      Thank you for your kind words and your prayers and well wishes, life has sure been a whirlwind of activity these past few weeks. But it’s all good and necessary and leading us to that freedom you speak of. We’re happy! So glad Pam Gregory’s words spoke to you. You, my friend are doing more than enough for New Earth by showcasing her gifts and breathing in and absorbing all that love and beauty. Never underestimate the power of sharing! Sending you lots of love and big hugs from my corner of the world. xxx 💗

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  7. This move by y’all does not surprise me! I know it was a big decision for you. Change is always a challenge. But you have been living the lifestyle you are now going to experience full time for a while ! So you are not foolishly making a momentous move without proper thought. You 2 are ready for this and I’m sure will handle it like pros! I can always tell from your photos and writings that y’all love traveling and seeing, exploring, experiencing and just being in nature surrounded by God’s beauty and are thankful for it. And I am thankful that you share it with all of us. And since we got our camper van and have started some traveling and experiencing of things totally new to us, I get it even more!! Happy everything to y’all in this new phase of your life of discovery and adventure!!

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    1. Thank you so much! You’re right, we’ve given this a lot of thought and we’re SO ready and excited for this next stage of our lives. I know you get it, because you’re out there enjoying and living this lifestyle too! Thanks again and cheers to a life of new adventures, for all of us! 🙂

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  8. A wonderful post with thoughtful reflections, Miriam. Congratulations on moving and on to a new adventure, and also your photo publication. It is good to clear up and clear out. A lot of stuff is just stuff, and a lot we can do without if we look within. Love the quotes you shared, especially the the one by Paulo Coehlo and Pam Gregory (whom I watch on YouTube). It is interesting to ponder climate change vs climate engineering. Maybe one leads to the other and it’s a vicious cycle. Sometimes what you start can’t be stopped. Then again, the world itself also evolves naturally. The least we can do is do our part and be kind to our surrounds and each other. Wishing you all the best for this next chapter 😊💕

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    1. Hi Mabel,
      Thanks so much for your good wishes and your thoughtful response. It is interesting to ponder climate change versus climate engineering. I really don’t know but I agree with you that we need to be kind to our Earth and to each other. Hope all’s well in your world, I appreciate you stopping by. 💕

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  9. Ah! Thanks for the beauty and authenticity of this post, dear Miriam! Wow, all that work and you must be close to done…or possibly even done! I am so excited for you to start this new phase of life as I know it will encompass many beautiful steps on the journey. Happy to hear about the perfect timing in finding a place for your son!! We are only as settled as our least settled child!!
    I love how you talked about your creations and how you’re never really sure how they will look!! I get it…we have an idea in our mind’s eye and if it is up to someone else to pull that together…it can be a little disconcerting until you actually see the finished project. Here’s a toast to you and yours and with many wishes of abundance, love, and light in your new living quarters!!

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    1. Hi Lorrie, how lovely to hear from you. We’re not quite done yet but we’re getting there, so close to leaving here. It’s been an incredibly busy time, especially these last few weeks, I don’t think I’ve ever been as physically exhausted, yet on another level so emotionally contented. I’ll be glad when this is over though! Moving 26 years worth of stuff AND setting up Daniel and dealing with all the emotions has been huge. Thanks for all the love and well wishes my friend, they’re appreciated. Sending you all good wishes back (from the comfort of my caravan!) 😊💗 xx

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      1. I get how the big emotions coupled with the physical work can be EXHAUSTING!! I also know that even though it is all good things happening, it is also stress. So I would just say that it’s really important to take some time each day for yourself, Miriam. Whatever that may be…something that speaks to your soul! I am really happy for you!! Take good care, Miriam…much love and light!! 😊💜

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        1. Thanks Lorrie, you’re so right. It HAS been a stressful time, very emotional and physically exhausting but I still feel incredibly fortunate and blessed. Appreciate your love and support. 💗🙏

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  10. There is something so beautiful in your writing of your experiences – and a great quote to open this post: “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello” This is the spirit that I admire in you so much, and what you say about the future being invisible for us is such an accurate way to view life, for today and what we can create for tomorrow. You’ve done amazing things, and the best is yet to come. I look forward to hearing about your further adventures! 🙂

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    1. You’re very kind Randall. Thank you. I love that opening quote in my post too and I believe it’s so true. Embracing new and exciting experiences is all about stepping out of our comfort zone. I believe we all have the ability to create our future, it might be invisible but we sure can play a part in envisaging it. We might as well make it good! Wishing you all the best my friend. With love and gratitude from across the seas. 😊

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  11. I am slowly catching up on your big transition! I particularly appreciate these words to live by: “The Earth is healing. I do believe that. And it responds to us. Imagine if, somehow, all the people of the world came together in love and intent to heal the Earth. We are so powerful and we don’t even realise it. With every breath that holds a vibration of love and gratitude for Life, we heal ourselves, we heal our Earth.”

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