Today is Clean Up Australia Day. Why do we still need Clean Up Australia Day? Why are people still dumping their rubbish wherever they feel like it, without any concern for the people who live nearby, the animals who will inevitably be harmed, or our beautiful planet, which is becoming less and less beautiful with every piece of rubbish dropped? There has been pressure from some people to get rid
I was moved to choose a card from Magical Messages from the Fairies Oracle Cards (Doreen Virtue PhD) today for inspiration for my blog. If you have been reading my previous blogs, you will know that I have been studying the book, Nature’s Way – Native Wisdom for Living in Balance with the Earth, by Ed McGaa, Eagle Man, as part of my course in Native American Spirituality at AIHT.
When I saw this posting on facebook I knew that would be the subject for this week's blog. Ivory from African elephants particularly, but also from Asian elephants, walruses, and narwhal has been used in the past for the white keys on pianos, billiard balls, and decorative items. I inherited a couple of items containing ivory from my mother-in-law, who collected antiques – a group of elephant statuettes, carved out
Just as the world seemed to be in turmoil this week from earthquakes, volcanoes and the like, inspiration for my blog this week seems to be in a bit of a turmoil too. When the weather starting looking yucky on Thursday, my husband looked out the window and said sarcastically: “Oh good, another day in paradise”. I told him that that reminded me of a song that my bus driver
Love is the answer to all questions. But sometimes in life, the difficulty is not in finding the right answer, but in finding the right question. Once we have faith in God, we begin to understand that God is within us and within all those around us. Once we have faith in God and his angels, we come to expect that, no matter what the questions, the answers will come
It is with much trepidation that I start this week’s blog. If you have been reading my blogs for a while, you will know that I often get my inspiration from songs. Two nights ago, my husband was trying out a new MP3 player he bought, when he discovered that it had two songs already recorded on it. He was thrilled to find that one of those songs was a
I’ve just been enjoying a swim at the beach, and really appreciating the water, the sea breeze, and my body, which allowed me to swim. I realised that, like most people, I normally tend to take all these things for granted. The sea has always been there and always will be, won’t it? Well, maybe, but will it always be suitable for swimming? We know that there are so many