Deep in the heart of the Waitaki, 5 minutes drive from where I live.
There was a battle took place
Aslan roaring in hot pursuit of the evil white witch
Aslan on the move, roaring very close in my world
at Elephant Rocks!
I have drummed here at this sacred place on more than one occasion
It is a place where I can connect with my heartbeat in a deeper more soulful way.
Here is where I go when I need to re-connect with the wisdom of all that is!
Took a couple of photos of SteamPunk HQ yesterday, just snapped on my phone so not that great, but sure you’ll get the general idea.
If you ever visit Oamaru
you must come in to HQ
Its dark and scary
sepia toned and gothic
with howling voices sounding robotic
We also have an airship up high
suspended, dangling from the sky.
We really are very clever in Oamaru,
come visit, show us your face, I dare you!
Our gracious and heavenly Father, we pause in the midst of this festive occasion, mindful and thoughtful of the guidance that you have given us.
As cowboys, Lord, we don’t ask for any special favors, we ask only that you let us compete in this arena, as in lifes arena. We don’t ask to never break a barrier, or to draw a round of steer that’s hard to throw, or a chute fighting horse, or a bull that is impossible to ride. We only ask that you help us to compete as honest as the horses we ride and in a manner as clean and pure as the wind that blows across this great land of ours.
So when we do make that last ride that is inevitable for us all to make, to that place up there, where the grass is green and lush and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear, and deep –
You’ll tell us as we ride in that our entry fees have been paid.
These things we ask – Amen.
Was a great day at the Waikaouiti Rodeo in the South Island of New Zealand yesterday, this is about an hours drive from our home.
This Rodeo is always a great one, we all dress up in pink to support the Breast Cancer foundation, and raise money for the cause! Each qualified bronc ride had $500 donated, I think they raised at least $3,000.
when you hear a phrase repeated over and over in your mind, I think its worth digging about for a deeper understanding, an exploration of the phrase. mortal coil mortal coil mortal coil mortal coil has been singing in my head all day
Serendipity is everywhere
Perhaps then we will not be shuffling off..but maybe beginning a new cycle. a new paradigm. a new dream.
To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? ‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There’s the respect
That makes Calamity of so long life:
For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
The Oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s Contumely,
The pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay,
The insolence of Office, and the Spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his Quietus make
With a bare Bodkin? Who would Fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn
No Traveller returns, Puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all,
And thus the Native hue of Resolution
Is sicklied o’er, with the pale cast of Thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard their Currents turn awry,
And lose the name of Action. Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia? Nymph, in thy Orisons
Be all my sins remembered.
And we will become like the gentle Mamaku unferling to a new world
Reminds me of Barry Brailsfords wise words
I am Tree Fern
I am new life
Reaching high to embrace the light
I am courage
The promise bound within the seed
I am knowledge
Birthing love from understanding
I am great strength
Cloaked in subtleness and beauty
I am woman
Speaking to woman and to man
I am Mamaku
Diversity – Elegance – Beauty
And the sheer abundance of wondrous life
Uplifts the spirit and reminds us…
Creation folds and unfolds each day
And we are part of it in every way
I find it interesting when I post an I-Ching collective reading here each day, and my dates always a day ahead.
It’s true, I’ve always said it, I Live in the Future.
New Zealand, first to see the sunrise of each bright new day. And I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world.
I was travelling through to Queenstown (Adventure capital of the world) yesterday to see my children, and the scenery is breathtaking, grand, majestic, and peaceful, its no wonder hobbits live here and movies about them are made.
A few cars I saw on the road yesterday, and each one filled with a driver and maybe a passenger or two, in awe of the beautiful sacred space I call home.
I am blessed!