“Strive not to be a success, but, rather, to be of value.”
Roll Up, Greetings, Welcome, Introduction!
This is a blog for the intellectually and spiritually curious, for lovers and dreamers, and anyone who just enjoys a little whimsy and eccentricity in their day.
First of all, in terms of an introduction, if you are looking for a labyrinth facilitator, for a Funeral or Marriage Celebrant, someone to do a naming ceremony, a handfasting, or perhaps a counsellor to take a quiet walk with, then you have also come to the right person. Likewise, if you are interested in Devotional Practice and a pagan perspective, then there will be something here for you too
So.. c’mon in, the water is just fine!
I’m just starting out in the heady and somewhat intimidating world of blogging, so I would love to hear your thoughts and comments as we go along.
I’m planning to post at least every Monday, and it will be on a range of subjects from labyrinths, Sacred Strands, paganism, witchcraft, rituals, marriage, funerals, psychology.. There will probably be asides around philosophy, art, religion in general, and whatever else might capture my imagination.
I invite you to check out the social media spaces that I have already set up since 2009.
My initial motivation in creating all of this was presenting at the Parliament of the World Religions in my home city of Melbourne, Victoria. That experience was absolutely amazing, and since then, various people have been encouraging me to blog. Finally, I have now bitten the bullet, and started this venue, although, admittedly, it has taken me time to be convinced to do so.
Click HERE if you want to watch the ‘Australian Pagans Speak’ panel at the 2009 Parliament of the World Religions in Melbourne, Australia (approx 1 hour duration, be warned!).
I’ve previously worked in live theatre and entertainment for twenty years. I currently work in the emergency services sector, although I probably won’t blog about that much.
I currently have three degrees (across Creative Arts, Psychology, Leadership and Management) and a Certificate in Training. Confession time, I do *like* a nice certificate! As a writer, I have been published in a few Devotional Anthologies (links below) , and in a number of magazines; the most prominent of which would be PAN’s Small Tapestry.
About me personally:
In terms of who I am as a human; I am an introverted, sometimes curmudgeonly woman who largely lives alone with my cats in Melbourne. For those interested, I fairly consistently align with the INFJ personality type.
People are usually surprised to find out that I am an introvert if they meet me in a professional or social capacity because I am also passionately curious about .. well, everything, pretty much.
Life would not be complete without chocolate, cheese, and both tea and coffee; and I also harbour a strange, irrational fondness for pink lemonade. Clothing tends to feature blacks, greys, reds, and greens. I am not that keen on handbags, although I love Dr Marten boots and Pimpos Hot Chocolate flats. Other factoids about me; I am a lazy gardener, and my housekeeping style really could best be described as ‘there appears to have been a struggle..’ or perhaps ‘sprinkle liberally with books’. I am not keen on cooking, love travel (and don’t feel like I do enough of it). The loving travel directly contradicts my love of ‘staycations’. I adore my friends, even if sometimes I am a better hermit, and I will probably never be that person who turns up regularly, or remembers the birthdays of the kids. Mountains, wet sclerophyll forests, beaches and scented flowers soothe my soul. As does poetry, and the sound of thunder, lightening, and the sound of rain on the roof. Books.. I love books.. and I would like to spend more time reading, and wandering around art galleries, seeing theatre, and going on hikes to see waterfalls.
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If you have questions (erm.. within reason), I am happy to answer them or to even write a blog post about them.
I will be seeking to profile some of the wonderful artists and practitioners I know. I will share about the art exhibitions and performances I see, and the labyrinths I walk. If you would like to do a joint blog, hit me up!
I love to help people shine, and it gives me absolute delight to share the love around. I am very collaborative in nature, and I genuinely enjoy learning about people and their passions.
Links to Publications:
I wish to facilitate and empower others to enrich their lives.
I consciously created through modelling kindness, compassion, and critical thinking.
I strive to be a Guide, Counsellor, Celebrant who can meet the needs of the individual, and a Devotional Practitioner who can help guide others on their path and journey.