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Ramblings about life . . .

What I share about my life is simply to help reinforce the knowledge that it is possible to live with love and laughter, in between the tough times.

Life is what we make of it, no matter how harrowing. We accept and embody this with-in ourselves, thereby allowing the energy to manifest outwardly in our reality.

It starts with each one of us as an individual to form the collective consciousness.

Be the dream.

We honour the light and the life within you.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

NIH Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep

From website National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - a well written article.

Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep

Do you ever feel sleepy or "zone out" during the day? Do you find it hard to wake up on Monday mornings? If so, you are familiar with the powerful need for sleep. However, you may not realize that sleep is as essential for your well-being as food and water.


Our daughter (and many friends on FB) has been raving about Sense8 for a while.

Greg, Traevis and I finally sat down and watched a few episodes on Netflix. It was very slow in the beginning but by the 5th episode it all started coming together.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Love Has Won: Current Energies and Symptoms for The Different Ascension Waves

This post from Love Has Won website is interesting.

Current Energies and Symptoms for The Different Ascension Waves

The texts I share are always based on d
By Vera Ingeborg, 01/12/2017 

Note: By no means does this blog intend to put stamps or labels onto people and put some people over others. No one is better or worse, as we are all part of the whole. The categorization used in this article is only there to help understanding symptoms and the awakening and ascension process better. The transitions between the waves are fluent. 

Elephant Journal: Dear Pretty Young Woman Flirting with my Husband.

I liked this letter found on Elephant Journal, but was extremely disappointed with the condescending cringeworthy last sentence.

Dear Pretty Young Woman Flirting with my Husband

My husband is hot. It’s one of the many reasons why I married him. I know you think he’s hot too, and I’m cool with that.

Friday, 13 January 2017

This and that...


I unexpectedly find myself chanting this at odd times.

Many years ago, when Ashlee was a teenager still at home looking for "something", a friend of mine who is Buddhist, suggested that she attend some of the meetings.

Hearts In Harmony: Why Constantly Complaining About How Others Treat You...

Why Constantly Complaining About How Others Treat You Could Be A Sign Of A Much Deeper Truth… About Yourself

Have you ever felt rejected when a friend or loved one didn’t call you back, canceled plans on you or dismissed your ideas?

Maybe you accused them of being rude and uncaring.

And in response, they told you that you’re too critical, never satisfied or always complaining about something.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

New Year's Eve - The Starseed Nexus - 2016 into 2017

To permanent residence or not...

Something is pulling me away from applying for permanent residency.

I currently have a three year visa that allows me to work and live here in NZ. I can renew this, so its not a problem as far as staying here is concerned. Our plans were to apply for permanent residency - I have enough points to do so. But...

It's this niggle that I spoke about before.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Mount Pirongia, New Zealand

A short walk through another stunning forested area (of which there are many). It was lovely and cool.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Jennifer Hoffman: January 2017 Energy Report

January 2017 Energy Report

From the blog of Jennifer Hoffman

January does start off in a powerful way even if it begins with a Mercury retrograde that’s a carryover from January 2016 and a Mars/Neptune conjunction, two polarized planets whose energies are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Together they should create murky, unsettled energy but they will do just the opposite. It’s the first month in a new cycle too, a ‘1’ year that compels us to stretch and soar after going through a very challenging 9 year cycle.  If we’re ready to soar, we will have every opportunity to do that with one caveat, this is a new paradigm and it’s not ‘done for you’, it’s self powered and self empowered. We can go far but we have to provide the motivation, determination, and intention to do that. We do have some help though, with something that happened on January 4th. 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Wairere Falls, New Zealand

We took a drive to Wairere Falls. It was meant to be a gentle walk up to view the falls.

Luckily my common sense (named Greg) told me to take a pair of hiking trainers with "just in case". Glad I did, and that I actually wore them. Good thing I listen to my common sense, eh?

How Bizarre

The song "How Bizarre" has been floating around in my head for days.

Life is taking/going to take, what many of us are experiencing/will experience as rather bizarre twists and turns over the next few years. These may turn out to be oft said words for me...lol.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The Feast of St. Friend (A Christmas Book) - Arnold Bennett

Podcast from Inspirational Living

Listen to episode 117 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Feast of St. Friend. Adapted from a book by the same title by Arnold Bennett.

 Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: ..... Then on Christmas day itself one will feel that one really has something to celebrate. The festival becomes a public culmination of your daily practice of sympathizing with others. You will not be reminded by Christmas of goodwill, because the enterprise of imaginative sympathy has been your daily affair throughout the year. Christmas provides you with an opportunity to take satisfaction in the success of your enterprise and renew your enthusiasm to correct its failures. 

The symbolism of Christmas, at the turn of the year, thus will develop added meaning for you, and all the Christmas customs, some of which produce annoyance among the unsentimental, will be accepted with indulgence, even with eagerness, because their symbolism is now shown in a clearer light. Christmas becomes as personal as a birthday. One eats and drinks to excess, not because it is the custom to eat and drink to excess, but from sheer effervescent faith in an idea. 

As we sit with our friends or family, embracing them in the privacy of our heart, permeated by a sympathetic understanding of our shared adventure on this planet hurling through space, and feeling reassured that companionship and mutual understanding alone make the adventure worthwhile—we see in a flash that Christmas, whatever else it may be, is and must be the Feast of St. Friend, a day that stands supreme among the days of the year.

 The Feast of St. Friend (A Christmas Book) - Arnold Bennett

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Lavender farm, Waikato, New Zealand

I've always had a dream of living on a lavender farm in...France.

Who knows if that will ever happen. Whether it does or not, I love lavender.

Greg knows about my lavender love and always manages to find a lavender farm for us to visit, no matter where we are in the world.

True to form, he found one close to where we live in the Waikato. It's very small, but beautiful.

Jennifer Hoffman: Soul contracts release

From Jennifer Hoffman's timeline on Facebook

"the year is starting off with a bang (figuratively speaking), the Mars/Neptune conjunction notwithstanding. In the past 12 hours we had a big release from some very limiting, challenging, long-standing soul contracts that have stood in our way for eons. This is confirmation why I think 2017 will be such a great year, releasing this soul contract that many of us carry is such a relief. I'll do a video about it today, it is very exciting news! Did you feel a release of energy in the last 12 hours?"

Looking back: 2007 to 2016

It's been a time of reminiscing, going back over the last 9 years to see how far we've come.

We arrived in the UK in 1998 with nothing but four suitcases of clothes and toys having left everything behind (including debt) to start afresh. We also had very little money, but as money was freely abundant in the forms of loans without security and we went crazy...as you do coming from a closed society that had been in isolation due to sanctions.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Thought Catalogue: Hate To Break It To You But You Are The Reason Your Life Sucks So Much

Very interesting article on Facebook today - from my perspective it's true, we are what we manifest - just saying :-) Everything in my life today, is a manifestation of me - from my boss to the thorns in the grass

Hate To Break It To You But You Are The Reason Your Life Sucks So Much

If you think your life sucks, it probably does. If you think the world is out to get you, it probably is. If you think you deserve more, you probably do.

The only thing in the world holding you back from achieving greatness is in fact you.

If you think the world is out to get you it’s because you have a shit attitude towards life – you’re looking at everything the wrong way. You’re using the negatives to fuel you instead of the positives. You’re letting the negatives control your mind and in turn you’re allowing them control of your life. You’re letting the bad things win.

Creative Numerology: JANUARY 2017 – Your Monthly Forecast

JANUARY 2017 – Your Monthly Forecast

29 December 2016

After last year’s journey of endings, drama, and deep feelings, you now need to find your bearings and accept not only whatever your present reality happens to be, but also the way it is making you feel. This is not the best time to push matters ahead. It will take more time for you to understand the nature of this new era of your life.

Jennifer Hoffman: Between Two Worlds in the Interdimensional Hallway

Between Two Worlds in the Interdimensional Hallway

28 December 2016
The final week of any year is a strange mix of energies as we look forward to the new beginning we hope will be different from the year before. This year, the movement from 2016 to 2017 is very unusual and is a very big deal, which may be why we are so impatient for it to begin. As we transition from one paradigm to the next, because entering into 2017 is a big paradigm shift from 3D to 5D, and we are transitioning into a new energetic paradigm, we have to spend time in the hallway, which is the very uncomfortable place between two worlds. Navigating this interdimensional corridor is uncomfortable but it holds the information we need to ensure that our new beginnings are truly new and they allow us to do some energetic housekeeping because in 2017 it’s all about the energy.

Growing, culling, time out, regrouping, rejuvenation and regeneration

We discovered a ground covering that has prickles. Now that it's summer we are walking barefoot on the grass and this is how we found out about it.

So, as Greg had been using white vinegar to get rid of other "weeds" with great success, I thought I'd give it a try. Getting rid of weeds is a sore point - what is defined as a weed? Every country has their version of a weed. What one country believes is a weed is considered exotic in another. As far as I am concerned plants make their way to your garden because you need their uplifting vibration.