What Seasons May Come

Image: Australia.com
WHAT SEASONS MAY COME
Sweater on, then sweater off,
one minute sunshine, next rain, 
one minute, cold, the next you’re hot.
go outdoors and run back inside again.

Umbrella up, umbrella down,
hazy sun, over dew drop ground.
Glowing sunrises, heavenly sunsets,
golden saffron, aflame with fiery red. 

Thunder claps and missiles of rain, 
sniffing burnt leaves of fires again.
Southwest winds, freeze air at night, 
early in the morning and at twilight.

Time for hunting and gathering. 
as winter is now foreshadowing. 
In a wonderland of scarlet leaves,
red banksia flowers and gum trees.
 
Elder fella, slowly nods his head,
time to collect and store food he said.
Calling on his mob to: ‘Be prepared’
hunters must gather and be aware. 

Wise men, read Great Earth Mother signs, 
to Australia’s first people, it's ‘DJERAN’ time.
Finding treasures of earthly, bush foods,
Kangaroo, Frogs, Turtles and Emus.

Witchetty grubs, hidden in tree stumps,  
Swan feathers scattered across bush.
Bullrush, seed pods and berries, clumped. 
Native wildlife, is going to sleep now.   Hush.

In this great Western land of Oz, that I live,
reading nature’s omens, is indigenous gift. 
First Australians respect land and seas,
to take from Earth, only what you’ll ‘need’
Victoria Healing  ~ 1.5.2021
CLIMATE CHANGE


Artist: Iluka Art & Design ~ Didgeridoo ~ (Yidaki)

The area that I live in Western Australia is called Nyoongar country, the Nyoongar people acknowledge six seasons, not the commonly used four. These seasons also are not given a specific calendar start and finish date as with nature it is fluid and does not conform to our ridged calendar. The calendar months have been used as a guide only.

AUTUMN

DJERAN – is a cool and pleasant season, represented by the colour Green. Held between April and May. It is known as the season of Adulthood.

The Six Seasons Of The Nyoongar Calendar

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-27/indigenous-season-indicators-wa/100029476

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

‘Find the grass, that made the flour, that made the cake’ ~ Bruce Pascoe

The First Agriculturalists

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging

Disclaimer: I am not an indigenous person of Australia. This information  has come from my research and living and travelling in this magnificent country, that I love.

Your Spirit. Knows

Image: World Prayer

OUR SPIRIT. KNOWS 
She stood. In contemplation there.
She would. Feel it in the brisk of air. 
She could. See beyond stars in sky.
She knew. A change had come nigh.

The light haze. As sun shone through.
Trunks of gums. Shadowing purple hues.
Rough ground. Covered in brown bark. 
Humming of insects. Listening in. Hark. 

She walked about. Scrubland bush.
Listening deeply. To the seasons hush.
She saw. The Pelicans. Migrating flight.  
She saw. Native flora. Sprouting to life.

She saw. The clouds .Were a scudding.
Grass Trees. And Red Banksia. Budding.
She could see. By the flight. Of ants;
*DJERAN’ season. Has come. To her land.
Victoria Healing ~ 5.5.2021
Your Spirit. Knows

The Spirit of Dadirri:

To Listen deeply. Is to connect.

‘You don’t learn while you’re talking, you learn while you’re listening’ ~ Unknown 

Image: Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-BaumannI ~ Senior Australia of the Year. 2021.

Congratulations to indigenous elder, artist and educator Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann for being named the 2021 Senior Australian of the Year.  She has dedicated her life to giving Aboriginal children the skills to navigate western and traditional culture.

‘Dadirri’ is an ancient living practice that supports spiritual well-being. Like the soft underbelly of a crocodile, this is the gentle, quiet, deep spring that is in all of us; where our sense of identity, belonging, purpose and connection is explored, founded and nurtured. As it is in me, it is also in others. It is the Indigenous gift to all Australians’ 

~ Dr Miriam-Rose 

‘You gotta slow down. And listen’ 

*Djeran Season

DJERAN  ~ (Nodjam) (Autumn) April – May

Symbolises cooler weather and Eucalyptus Trees. Ant Season. Season of the Adulthood. Green.

Disclaimer:  I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging

Disclaimer: I am not an indigenous person of Australia. This information  has come from my research and living in this country.

The Worlds Oldest Story

‘The stars nodded, the ocean agreed, the flowers chorused. “Bloom now – bloom free’ – Tess Guinery 

THE WORLDS OLDEST STORY

Tracking the Song Lines, with the Seven Sisters, up to the Pleiades Star Cluster

Tracking the Seven Sisters features the world’s highest resolution six-metre-wide travelling dome under which visitors are immersed in images of Seven Sisters rock art from the remote Cave Hill site in South Australia, as well as animated artworks and the transit of the Orion constellation and the Pleiades star cluster.

WATCH this video featuring lead curator Margo Neale on YouTube: https://youtu.be/h3f1AMyIS9E

This unique, interactive experience is now headed to the UK for an international tour.

EARTH SKY

Come to know The Pleiades star cluster – aka the Seven Sisters or M45 – is visible from virtually every part of the globe. It looks like a tiny misty dipper of stars.

Photography: IG/globetownproject

Reading:


https://justsayins.wordpress.com/2021/03/02/bulls-eye/

Send in the Butterflies

Learning to Fly ~ Art by  Iluka Art & Design [-o-]

LEARNING TO FLY

A purple butterfly emerges from her cocoon. The meeting places in her wings symbolise Family, carers, health workers & Community.

Artwork done for Art for Epilepsy Auction 2018. With all proceeds going to the Australian Epilepsy Foundation. 

This is one of my memory lane moments… sighs loudly…

How beautiful and kind of  Iluka Art & Design [-o-]  to  donate this stunning Purple Butterfly to Art for Epilepsy  at an Auction in 2018. Where all proceeds went to Epilepsy Action Australia 

When I see such generosity, I often wonder, 

how much was raised and how their donation helped? 

This has reminded me of my favourite Welsh saying:

‘Anfonwch y gloynnod byw’

Send in the Butterflies

Artist: Denise Garbis

Holy Shift

HOLY SHIFT

Beltane Blessings to all in the northern hemisphere and a Blessed Samhain to those of us in the Southern Hemisphere of Australia and South America who are edging towards winter.

‘Counting dates by moon and not the sun, knowing that in the cosmos, all circles, as one’

Turn the wheel of time, as you wish

BLESSED SAMHAIN
Southern Hemisphere ~ Friday, 30 April ends evening, of Saturday, 1 May 2021.
Cerridwyn ~ Goddess of the Witches
https://justsayins.wordpress.com/…/goddess-of-the-witches/

BELTANE BLESSINGS
in the Northern Hemisphere ~ Saturday, 1 May 2021.
Creiddylad ~ Summer Loving May Queen
https://justsayins.wordpress.com/…/summer-loving-may…/

The Celts knew well, the way of the stars and sea, observing nightly realms, in knowing, what was to be.

https://www.learnreligions.com/southern-hemisphere-moon…

Return to Innocence

Enigma

Art: Cerridwyn ~ Collette Barron-Reid

What are You waiting for?

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

You have an exciting assignment this month.

Do crazy things, just for the fun of it. Who needs a boring routine?   

Your May Mantra should be:

“There Are No Limits To My Ideas”

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Reminder: It’s about Time! 

NUMEROLOGY AND THE UNIVERSAL NUMBERS OF 2021.

In 2021: This May, we have the double influence of the Universal year of: 

FIVE:  Again, representing, freedom of expression and adventures. 

Adding to all of this excitement, we are in the Universal Month of: 

ONE:  Relating to new beginnings, potentials and initiative. The pioneer, driven to break new ground.

Make It Work For You.

Try something new. One of the worst things that can happen this year, is that you procrastinate, flirting with this and that and not giving anything a chance to take root.  

What are you waiting for?

Visual Art Images: 📷@indg0

She Was a Beauty

CURRENT MOOD

so I said to myself:

SELF:

and I knew it was me, because I recognised my voice.

What an amazing Super Moon.

She was a Beauty

I was up at 4am, when she shone through my bedroom window, to wake me up.

So I sat with her.

It’s those special moments when you are wide eyed and just soaking the awe of her brilliance, which reminds me…  

‘A full moon is when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.” ~ (Shannon Thompson)

May it Be ~ Enya

https://youtu.be/nt3Ggo1CE3g

Image: In my back garden

For the pleasures of your soles

ME: I’m in a bad mood
HIPPOCRATES: Go for a nice long walk and if you’re still in a bad mood,
go for another walk. 



FOR THE PLEASURES OF YOUR SOLES
When the world is chaotic, your mind is in a buzz,
with in an infinite overload of ‘out of the blue’ stuff.
Take your mind, heart,  soul and spirit for a walk,
listen out for the exhilarating sounds of nature’s call.

Soul of Mother Earth, to soles of your feet;
Heart to ground, centred in peace.
Heel, then toe, mindfully across terrain,
smell and touch the stability of Earth again. 

Let the grass grow under your feet,
heart lifting moments, as senses meet. 
Earth and Heart, letters are the same;
they’re just ‘sounded’ out in a different way. 
Victoria Healing ~ 27.4.2021
Heel to Toe


‘When you realise Heart and Earth are spelled with the same letters,

it all starts to make sense’ ~ ~Jennifer Bramley ~ Earth Day Tag

Image: Unknown ~ Pininterest

Reading:

‘The soul of the earth, can best be felt through the soles of your feet.

When you walk arrive with every step. That is walking meditation. ~ 

Thich Nhaat Hanh. 

Kinhin. Walking Meditation. 

This is the Japanese Monk from the documentary Baraka

This Monk is ringing a bell as he walks, so that it chimes at a constant interval, calling people to pay attention and join him on his spiritual journey. 

Mindful Walking Explained

Simply apply the core concept of mindfulness to the process of walking. Focus the mind on the movement of walking. This increases the mind-body connection, heightens mindfulness, and boosts our mental well-being. 

https://positivepsychology.com/mindful-walking/

“The most primitive way of healing the body is by putting bare feet on natural ground,” says US cardiologist Dr Stephen Sinatra. “I call it caveman medicine and I thoroughly recommend it.”

https://divingdaily.com/2020/06/09/9-unique-benefits-of-walking-barefoot/#

‘There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path ~ The Matrix 

Solvitur ambulando /ˈsɒlvɪtər ˌæmbjʊˈlændoʊ/[1] is a Latin phrase which means “it is solved by walking” and is used to refer to a problem which is solved by a practical experiment. It is often attributed to Saint Augustine.[2]

Image: Unknown

Into the unknown

INTO THE UNKNOWN

‘You’ve  drawn a Blank’ 
‘What do you mean?’

Then where do I start?
where do I go? 

I don’t blinking know. 

Is this the beginning, or is that an end?
to trust in fortune, can I depend?
to surrender the limits, of all control;
is that the ultimate spiritual warriors goal?

Will I be abandoned? Will I fail?
will my fate and destiny, be taken away?
are positive powers, forever in heart,
by chance or luck, how do I start?

Odin's Blank Rune replied;
‘Hush’ 
Lucky is as lucky does;
just breathe, there is no rush’
Victoria Healing~26.4.2021
You’ve Drawn a Blank!

Inspired by:

The Book of Runes. ~ Ralph Blum 

The Blank Rune 

The Unknowable. The Divine. Odin.

“Sometimes we’re persuaded to relinquish control, and when this happens, time becomes more synchronic and coincidence more profound. It’s the same cosmic force, but without so many restrictions. This is when guardian angels can roll up their sleeves to say, ‘Now we’ve got food and shelter done, let’s get to work!

― Jan Golembiewski, Magic  

THE MAPMAKER OF DESTINY

‘Fate makes the map, but destiny is determined by the manner in which you engage your journey. Pay attention as your map unfolds’ ~ Collette Baron-Reid 

Do You Use Runes?

They can be made of different materials, including wood, stone, pebbles, crystals, bone or even metal.

Fill in the Blanks

http://www.holisticshop.co.uk/articles/guide-runes

ME: What could possibly go wrong?

ANXIETY; I’m glad you asked. 

To stop anxiety, we have to stop our minds from time traveling.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/compassion-matters/201807/5-truths-about-anxiety-help-you-stay-present

Eyes of your Mind

Uh oh

Feeling pretty, pretty, this Pink Super-Moon, 

…           might make you all dance naked, IDK 

May the odds be in your favour 

EYES OF YOUR MIND
From secrets, buried in the ocean,
to Pink Super-Moon of the skies;
make time to dream.
… deeply breathe.
Rest your tired mind and weary eyes.
 
Weave the portals of ethereal rhyme,
seek the wisdom of your eyes, in your mind.
Health and restoration, be your ultimate goal;
To heal your inner wounds.
To recover spirit and soul.

Let your heart, enjoy inner peace,
this is how, your dreams succeed.
Within reflections and pulse of time;
the moon returns, as stars align.

Enter a new plane of existence,
as you remain steadfast and persistent.
Victoria Healing ~ 30.4.2018
Eyes of your Mind

#Yepitsviral

This April, our moon is the first Super-Moon of 2021 and is considered to be one of the strongest of the year. 

Trust that it will definitely live up to its reputation.

The full moon in April is in the Northern Hemisphere is known as the “pink moon” as it is named after pink flowers, known as phlox, which bloom in the springtime. In the Southern Hemisphere (South America, Australia) it is known as The Full Hunters Moon. 

The celestial event is expected to take place just before sunset on Tuesday 27 April as the moon rises in the east and will be visible until it sets in the west the next morning.

 

 

 

Do you experience any changes in your health during the full Moon?

7 Ways The Full Moon May Affect Your Health

 

Super-Moon Alert

Fact Checker 

https://www.learnreligions.com/southern-hemisphere-moon-phase-names-2561859 

Image: @lyla_ab