Apologies for the image sizes. I'm transitioning from a PC to a Mac after 20 years and I don't know how these things work.
The winter here is cold at the moment. Each year we get this tease of warm spring weather, every year we fall for it and every year it gets colder, way colder before it gets warmer. We had our little Landcare group yesterday. A gathering of neighbours and family to restore the bushland alongside our homes. It was a quiet session of hand weeding. I love this opportunity to just gently focus on the Earth, sit on the ground, pull out what the weeds and that's all. It's a real opportunity to practice being in the moment. It's not a hard meditation practice like some techniques. With the sun on my back I was separated from other people but could still hear there distant chatter. Heaven on Earth.
I'm pretty sure I've developed an allergy based reaction to red wine. Sad. I'm not convinced however, I'll keep experimenting. I've been to doctor's - 2 of them - Australia has a big drinking culture so in alliance with this they suggest I pop in a solution that has a knock over affect of the preservatives. They think this is what I'm allergic to, the sulphides. I kinda leave the medical establishment shaking my head. Aren't they meant to discourage people from drinking? I was invited to a friend's house for an oil demonstration. I had no idea what it was about but I forced myself to go, partly because I felt obliged and partly because of some incredible 'force' that I go. I heard some words uttered from a magical woman. She said that there should be a healer in every home. Those words really struck me like a big Buddhist bell hanging from the ceiling hit with one of those huge poles. I sat up straighter and listened more. I ordered a whole lot of oils and I've started to heal myself, everyone in the house and anyone who accepts a rollerball of oil I make for them. I'm going through this whole lifestyle change - stop reading here incase I accidentally kill you of boredom. It's really quite simply. Nothing new of course. Just adjustments really to recalibrate and put my life back onto a smoother path. More about all that later.