Wednesday, September 14, 2011

morning meditation

constant visitors to the garden at Villa Maria. the white cockatoo. a ruffian of the bird world.. often destroying my orange tree.

the birdlife is abundant here right now, as I sat doing an early morning meditation, outside, bare feet on the ground.. the traffic faded into a quiet background noise against the cacophony of bird call that heralds springtime romances - the wattlebirds, the flock of tiny finches flying overhead, high above. their tweeting becoming louder as they fly directly over me. bower birds, rosellas & lorikeets, all in unison as if in a springtime choir. broken only by the sudden screeching that only a white cockatoo is capable of . the screech makes me gasp.. a sudden realization that I am in such a different land to most of my online friends. this awareness brings me gently to a gratefulness for being here. as I sit, a gentle spring breeze ruffles my hair gently, bringing with it a hint of jasmine, which, although not a native to this land - it is an inhabitant now, none the less. like me, growing in a foreign country when ancestral roots belong elsewhere

I open my eyes - herbs of coriander & parsley

iris & bluebells

dandelion, chicory & dock..
ALL spill into my vision.. surrounding me with bright springtime energy

yesterday, we received the keys to our new home in Katoomba.. while there, i took the opportunity to close my eyes and just absorb the energy. the wind was blowing gently. a cooling early spring breeze. kind of blowing through my aura. I felt a calmness come over me.. and I felt at peace.

here at Villa Maria, as I begin to pack up yet again...the blackbird continues to sing outside. the magnolia is blooming, the bluebells poking their strong stems high above the leaves.. trees of all kinds are dressing themselves in their springtime finery.
I think our new home will be called 'Avalon' - [where the ancient religion of the Mother Goddess was born - Mists of Avalon]


Winterwood said...

cant wait to hear all about avalon when youre moved in proper!!! it sounds like a divine place to live!

Leanne said...

i truly believe you made the right decision Robyn- you are going home

Leanne x

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Avalon -- what a perfect name! The Isle of Apples. Does your new house have an apple tree?

Fire Byrd said...

And definitely a place you must put on your visiting list when you come over.
Your birds need photos taken cause their names are so exotic to my English mind

mxtodis123 said...

I love your little cockatoo. One day, when my parakeets were still alive, I stopped at Petland to buy them their treats, and, as I always did, I went back to watch the birds. As I was staring at the parakeets, I felt something tugging at my skirt. When I looked down, it was a little cockatoo. He looked up at me and said, "I love you.' I asked the woman 'How much is he?' because he had really taken over my heart, but, alas, when she said $1500, I had to turn away.

james said...

Wishing you well in your new home.

james said...

from JULIE

Wishing you well in your new home!

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

Getting the keys must have felt so exciting, Avalon is such a beautiful name.

laoi gaul~williams said...

avalon...perfect, just perfect robyn. i think your aura has told you all you need to know *hugs*

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful name for your new home. If it already feels this good, I'm sure you made the right decision to move there.
I hope to hear a lot about Avalon.
Have a magical day.

Janet said...

Avalon sounds like a perfect name for your new beginning. I'm so happy that you're feeling better about everything since buying your new home.

foxysue said...

The energy coming over is one of peace and calm, I'm really happy for you. Springtime is a good time to move you have the summer to settle down and get to know your new home. 'Avalon' sounds soothing and restful.

Sue x

gemma said...

The bird song sounds of nature really nuture the soul.
What a fantastic meditation.

gemma said...

The bird song sounds of nature nuture the soul. What a fantastic meditation.

Searching For My Willoughby said...

It sounds like you're making the right decision. Feeling peace and clam are very good signs. I hope your move goes smoothly. And, I love the name of your new home - Avalon.

Caitlin said...

We have lots of those cheeky white cockatoos as well, so loud and full of life.

Exciting times ahead Robyn :-)

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