Superb fairy-wrens (aka blue wrens and superb blue-wrens)
These blue wrens are visiting the mirrored small window beside the front door at my mother’s house, in the country.
Normally they flit around all parts of the house, but at this time of year they get very excited by their reflections in the window, and spend all day there.
I recently found a wonderful thread about physical immortality on the Oprah.com discussion pages. Some bits are more wonderful than others, but I REALLY LOVE the introductory piece, written by Dr Janni Lloyd.
If you are at all intrigued by the idea of physical immortality, I suggest you check it out… it’s at Do You Choose Life? You may even like to join and have your say! (And the reason for the dolphin pic will become clear if you click through).
I met Kelly from SHE-POWER! She and MusicMan and Bunny came all the way down to Melbourne from Sydney for a wintry holiday, and we actually got to MEET each other!
Could thinking we are younger make us younger physically and mentally?
This question is discussed in Counterclockwise, a new book by Ellen J. Langer. It’s available now on Amazon, here: Counterclockwise
Dr. Ellen Langer is a professor in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. In 1979, she and 4 graduate students undertook a study where a group of male nursing home residents in their late 70s and early 80s were taken on a week-long retreat, where they were asked to live like it was the year 1959, i.e. 20 years earlier.
The results were startling… the men appeared to become younger.
I bought these flowers to celebrate Frank coming home and my birthday – I thought they looked nice in the late afternnon wintry golden light. Mum gave me the glass jug for Christmas after we spotted it together in a second-hand shop in Bendigo.
I’ve had a fair bit going on since my last post—and I hadn’t intended to leave it this long before posting again. Frank (my partner) ended up in hospital for 5 days in mid-June, and the whole thing wasn’t exactly fun for either of us. I took him to the emergency department of The Austin late on a Thursday night, and after numerous tests and treatments he was released on Tuesday lunchtime… on my birthday!
“Sondra’s ideas are mind blowing and life altering for an entire generation” ~ Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love
I’d like to write about Sondra Ray today!
Sondra is a rebirther, trainer, seminar leader and author. She travels extensively throughout the world, training rebirthers and leading personal growth workshops, as well as taking groups to India regularly.
It was through Sondra and her work that I was first introduced to physical immortality, rebirthing and many other healing techniques, and writers such as Louise Hay, Shakti Gawain and Ken Carey, in 1986. All of this brought about huge changes in my life, to put it mildly, for which I am very grateful.
photo by antkriz
It doesn’t take an Einstein to see that all around us, people are obsessing over looking young. And those of us who wouldn’t say we were “obsessing” might still look longingly in the mirror now and again.
I thought I’d like to write my thoughts on this—and thank you to Evelyn Lim, who writes about how to attract abundance, for inspiring this post with a comment she left on one of my earlier posts.
I see the desire to look young in two ways, I guess.
photo from Nepal by Marina & Enrique
[Update, May 13 – I believe now that these books are entirely fictional, and Spalding did not travel to India at the time described. To me, the message is authentic, as it is consistent with information from other sources.]
I’ve just re-read volume 1 from the set of 6 books, Life And Teaching Of The Masters Of The Far East, by Baird T Spalding, for the first time in 22 years, and was blown away by it.
Baird T Spalding was a geophysicist and mining engineer, born 1857, who travelled a lot doing geological surveys, and he and a party of fellow American scientists spent over 3 years traveling with immortal masters in India and thereabouts, from 1894.
photo by Mediatejack
I’d like to share the following excerpt from The Door Of Everything with you. This book was authored by “the guiding voice of Father consciousness at the center of your soul”, and written down by Ruby Nelson. This excerpt comes from the chapter titled ‘The Sacred Seed’.
photo by demi-brooke
It’s as if we are gods and goddesses living in little mud hovels and driving around in clunky, funky old jalopies.
This is from Shakti Gawain, in her book Living in the Light. It is from the chapter Spirit and Form, which is about integrating the physical reality we find ourselves in with our already fully developed spirit.
So… are we really gods and goddesses? I think so!