Creatives

Apparently having a creative mind is like having a border collie for a pet. If you don’t work it, it will cause you a tremendous amount of trouble, says Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic. Oh my goodness yes! We can tend to think creative people have this continuous relaxing peace of mind as they transcend…

Witchcraft and God

I have a Buddhist symbol painting on my desk, I have had acupuncture, I enjoy reading about what months people are born in and how that frequently aligns with personality traits, I was given a rose quartz rock on my wedding day and I used hypnosis to birth. And I’m a Christian. I have found…

Hometown

Every now and then I find myself in a crowd of people who have known me since I was a child, they are not blood related but it feels as if we are related in a special kind of way. I know their family, they know mine, and we all care about each other, even…

Life is symbolic, start interpreting

Numbers, birthdays, colours, dreams, words, birds, trees, people, absolutely anything you could think of can be interpreted. Christmas day I opened my present from my eldest son, he bought it in Nepal. It was a painting of a Buddhist symbol, the shades of blue were beautiful and with it came a little interpretation of it’s…

Claude the rooster.

I think this may be one of the most unique wedding anniversary presents, a rooster. I received Claude (my present) a couple years ago, he was free, most roosters are. He was living (uninvited) on a friends property up on the tablelands and every night he slept in one of their garden sheds. Lots of…

Should a wiser one have my place?

According to The Message translation (modern language), the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and said, “Good Morning! You are beautiful with God’s beauty, inside and out! Mary was thoroughly shaken and wondered what could be behind a greeting like that. But the angel assured her “You have nothing to fear. God has a surprise for…

Trying on med’s like trying on shoes…

That is how one doctor put it. Kinda true, except trying on shoes is a lot more fun and takes a few hours, not months! Not a lot of people talk about what that feels like, what med’s they pop. Its a bit personal. Maybe its because our era is very focused on the outward…

Little midwifery lessons for me

In first year I was pretty good at palpating the presenting part in the pelvis and how many 5ths of the fetal head were in the pelvis, this being done by abdominal palpation. Then all of a sudden I lost it, I lost all heads of babies. This made many a doctor and midwife laugh….

The cream of the fight

I remember sitting in a bath tub in the early hours of the morning and he had me, a girl who had every opportunity given to her, the upbringing that no one could match, the perfect family, the perfect life, and he had me, almost. Feeling like I had no one to call because I…

Modern Christian, same values.

See this painting, it’s by Stanislaus Rapotec, it was awarded the Blake Prize for Religious Art, doesn’t look like something you’d hang in a church does it? It’s a bit modern, it was also controversial… But guess what? It tells the story of Jesus, his death and resurrection. It’s a modern piece of art for…