Calendula: Healing the Masculine Within

Calendula Officinalis I’ve always loved this little plant and used it often for surface wounds, grazes, tooth infections and tissue trauma. It’s antiseptic and heals tissue beautifully. It’s long been known as a remedy to bring cheer through a long winter (Seasonally Affective Disorder), and to bring a little dose of sunshine to any rotting [...]

Conscious Gardening: 7 Simple Steps to working Co-creatively with Nature.

Ever wonder how you could make a difference to the planet on a personal level? Quietly, in your own garden you can be a personal activist for planetary change.   She is known as Mother Earth or Mother Nature, as the relationship humans have with her is a motherly one. Like a Great Mother, the [...]

Weeds…… maybe nature knows best

Today I had the experience of seeing myself as a weed. An incredibly fertile weed like a “Farmers Friend”, with the little seeds that attach to your clothing and are annoying and incredibly prolific! And I could see similarities to myself. I have a lot of ideas, always on the go creatively, and sometimes frustratingly [...]

Connecting with Nature

Here's a preview of my new contemplative nature book. Connecting with Nature This journey of images in nature is a pilgrimage to Mother Earth.  My own sense of wellbeing, my connection to myself and to others, all depends on my connection with nature. I hope, with this collection of words and images, to inspire us [...]

Singing the Land

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Simple ways to reconnect with the earth and ourselves.

What does it mean to sing the land?

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Most of us, at least in Australia, have heard of songlines – these apparently invisible tracks across the country that the Aboriginals sang as they travelled along. These songs are the music of the land, a sound map of the country – describing each and every feature across the land – each mound in the desert, each waterhole or cave. And these songlines enabled the indigenous to travel vast distances without getting lost – as long as they remembered the song. And periodically these lines had to be travelled, to be re-sung and re-membered.

Singing the land like this keeps it alive and awake. In my own understanding, this is due to acoustic resonance. If you can listen deeply to the land, if you can hear its song, when you sing its own…

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Singing the Land

Simple ways to reconnect with the earth and ourselves. What does it mean to sing the land?     Most of us, at least in Australia, have heard of songlines – these apparently invisible tracks across the country that the Aboriginals sang as they travelled along. These songs are the music of the land, a [...]

The Energy of Land

Do you ever wonder why you are drawn to certain places? Why you find yourself living somewhere at a certain point in your life? How the energy of that place affects you? For the last year I have lived and worked in Alice Springs as a midwife. The land there is so strong and powerful [...]