Monthly Archives: September 2012

Initiatory journeys are not all sackcloth and ashes…

At midlife, change is a constant. And it’s not all pleasant. Trust me. Families change, domestic responsibilities diminish, bodies change, your mind goes out the window (at least temporarily), relationships fall apart … it’s all part of the Separation stage … Continue reading

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Wallabies remind me that humans are animals

Wallabies! What animals they are! We live on half an acre in a rural eco-village. The way the property is designed, we have “borrowed views” of lots of neighbouring land. And wallabies roam among the 45 properties at Jarlanbah. At … Continue reading

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A starlit circle: entrancing or terrifying?

When you live in a forest, however small, degraded, weed-infested, scrappy and fragile it might be, the landscape is everything. The weather, the geography, this night sky — those are your realities. The stock market, politics, your friends, the university … Continue reading

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Creeksong

30 April 1992 I’ve been here for five months and I haven’t learned much. Just a few things. Like: if the fire has been the process of my transformation, the creek has been the substance of it. Does that make … Continue reading

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