Hope

As the lockdowns and other restrictions here in Victoria continue it’s sometimes difficult to stay positive. I’ve started taking this essence again Coppins Creek – Hope. It’s message is as follows:

My heavy step now treads more lightly

Green fronds of new growth weave tendrils of light

Threads of hope move through my being

Like gentle rays of sunlight warming the earth

As a new day dawns

I’m trying to create the world I would like to see rather than focusing on my anger about the world as it is at the moment. But then again, anger can be a great instigator of transformation…

Hope

I travelled to Cobargo in Yuin Country after the devastating bushfires. A lovely local took me into the bush near the sacred mountain Gulaga, the mother. Here we made an essence using Wattle and Gulaga water. I am still developing an understanding of this essence, but you can read the information I have so far if you click on the link – Coppins Creek.

Although this has been a terrible time for locals and the recovery will be long and slow, I saw so much positivity in people – the best of human nature was in evidence. It was a time of transformation for me and I think for everyone as we move into a future that is so unknown at this stage. Thank you Cobargo, I hope to be back soon.

Gulaga from Bermagui

Bush Essences Update

All of my Bush Essences are now available in the online shop 

 

 

 

 

The complete set now includes essences made at Mt Alexander, Mt Franklin, Mt Tarrengower and Charlton.  Please click here for a full description of each essence.

I hope these essences bring a taste of the magic of Jaara Country into your life.  The dry, dusty and damaged bushland in Central Victoria has so much beauty,   it’s harsh surface hides a gentleness and deep and ancient wisdom.  These essences have taken me on a journey of transformation, they have given me an expanded awareness of myself and a deeper respect for country.  I hope that they will take you on your own journey of transformation.     

 

Bush Essences

Over the last couple of years I’ve been venturing into the bush around Bendigo making a series of bush essences.  These essences are as much about place as about person, made in damaged landscapes that in some way reflect our inner terrain. The project is now finished (or so I believe for the moment)!

In total there are 11 essences.  The first 7 will go into the online shop today, the next 4 will be there soon.  You can read about all of these new essences here.

This has been quite a journey for me and my four legged essence assistant as we moved out of the backyard essence laboratory and into the open spaces.  We’ve both covered a lot of country and I feel quite transformed by the process.  I hope that these essences resonate with you.