Monday, August 30, 2010

a spiritual place

the other morning.. a cold chilly morning as has been the norm lately..
still in bed, with the blankets pulled up to our chins to keep the cold out...dutch husband & I were talking about the spirit of our home[s]..
this one, Villa Maria
as well as Inglewood.

now, dutch husband doesn't usually say much about his spiritual journey but he casually mentioned that he didn't think that Villa Maria had the soul that Inglewood did.. I immediately jumped to our new home's defence but also agreed that i felt as if there was an uneasy energy in our new home.. and he asked if I could 'do something' to move it on.. yes.. i can. I know I must sage our new home and sing to it.. but it is hard to do with the energies coming in and out at the moment.. i think the energy that is here is maybe that of the former owner.. kind of like a finger print left over.. residue..

as we talked in the early morning light, we both mentioned the spirits in the house known as Inglewood and how we often saw, in the corner of our eyes, flashes of someone.. dressed in white.. known to us as Gladys


we have both seen flashes of something in our garden here at Villa Maria.. an ancient energy. like something is watching us from afar.. not threatening at all, curious maybe..
then I remember reading somewhere, that this land that Villa Maria is on was once an aboriginal watering place. our home is situated in a kind of a gully.. which leads towards a stream and spring..

the area has been written about by Eugene Stockton, a catholic priest who is now a hermit. the catholic church is very close too and there are many shrines and grotto's, dotted throughout the bush area where the Nuns and priests use to say the Stations of the Cross or go to sit and contemplate.. so all in all a very sacred area to live.

while searching for information about my area, on the net, I came upon these words.. synchronicity, I think, because it is as if the ancient ones are speaking to me in these words:

We know that our white brothers and sisters carry their own particular burdens.
We believe that if they let us come to them, if they open up their minds and
hearts to us, we may lighten their burdens. There is a struggle for us, but we
have not lost our spirit of Dadirri.
There are deep springs within each of us. Within this deep spring, which is the
very spirit, is a sound. The sound of Deep calling to Deep. The time for rebirth
is now.
Edited version adapted from the writings of Miriam Rose Ungenmerr

[lunch is taken under the rhododendron tree - a lovely shady nook]

so what have we done here at Villa Maria?
a long list of things...
my kitchen bench and sink are in,

we have put up a new front fence

[Brian, the fencer. an Irishman with the most divine accent, I could listen to it all day]

& painted it 'swiss mocha'

dutch husband has erected a garden shed for me. He is also in the process of erecting some privacy screens around the yard to create a courtyard for me.. this is the beginning of my italian 'look'...

we have planted olive trees along the front footpath & sedums along the fence. I want to add some lavender as well. I have planted ivy geraniums in pots and sage, parsley & coriander in the herb garden... still alot to do but it is beginning to take shape.. beginning to look like the Italian Villa I have in my imagination..


Anonymous said...

Hi Robyn, you have been very busy !!
It's great to hear you might have an ancient spirit in your garden. Think what it could do with all the plants. I'm sure the garden will flourish in no time. The things you have planted sound great !!
Have a fantastic day.

mxtodis123 said...

Glad to hear from you. I've missed your posts. Fascinating history of your new home.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love Irish accents too! Oh, that musical lilt!

Holly said...

I am so very excited to see where this all leads you and D.H.! How fun to see it unfold.

A bird in the hand said...

It makes me happy to read about your new home. You seem to be in a sacred place!!
Did you tell Brian about the St. Brighid cross? xxooxx

Winterwood said...

oh my you have been busy no wonder we missed you here!! glad youre back!

Pam said...

I'm watching your progress with great interest Robyn! You have such an affinity with the land and house spirits that I know everything will blossom and bloom with love.So exciting! Along with all your plantings, congratulations that the kitchen bench and sink are in!xx

Janet said...

What fun you must be having along with all the hard work. And to have an ancient spirit visit you in the garden....that must be an interesting experience. It sounds as if you're settling in to Villa Maria and getting used to the house.

I'm sorry to have been absent for so long. I had a rough go with some dental procedures that knocked me on my butt for awhile.

amelia said...

I'm happy to see you back again. I hope your new home will be all you hope it to be and that you find true peace there. It's a wonderful thing to be at peace with your home and surroundings. I had it in my last home and this one but never before that and I have lived in many places. Maybe it comes with old age!! :)

gemma said...

Villa Maria probably has some old energy left there. I have a great book by Denise Linn called Space Clearing A-Z. I love her idea: Fresh flowers put in the center of each room is a wonderful offering to change the energy in a gentle way.

Fire Byrd said...

What wonderful things will happen to your land now that you are there to release the positive energy around the place.
And your gardening sounds like just the place to start, which will hopefully help you find more energy to cleanes away the negative energy lurking around.
Hope it gets warn soon to come from under the blankets!!

~Sheila~ said...

Everything you and Joe do will make the house into YOUR home.Try not to make comparisons with Inglewood and let Villa Maria evolve. That has always been one of my biggest mistakes, constant comparison with the past.
I've missed so much of the present.
All that you have done so far looks lovely, I wish I had some of your energy. Nothing much gets done around here!

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

I know you'll bring soul to Villa Maria, it needs your healing touch.

This is my favourite house cleansing ritual I found it while searching for a way to clear my house and myself of a very negative entity. Had a clear intention of what I wanted and knew it was perfect when I found it.

Ruth said...

I have a thing about Italian villas too - wouldn't you know it! When I went to Italy it felt like coming home, and I picked up the language really quickly.

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)