Thursday, March 25, 2010

Indigo Children

I've got one, and chances are, you may have one too.

A lot has been written about Indigo children, and many believe they have been coming since the dawning of time. Most agree though, that Indigos have been arriving in massively increasing numbers since the 1980's. It is also thought that many older Indigos (those in their 20s, 30s, 40s and even their 50s) are now awakening to their purpose as the Indigo message becomes clearer and more compelling. The state of our world and its population needs to alter, and those that study the Indigo phenomenon believe that these people are the change agents it needs.

I found a wonderful list of the attributes of Indigo Children here. The suspicions I had about my oldest son were certainly confirmed after reading through it.

Meg Blackburn describes the Indigo Children in her book, The Children of Now, this way, "The Children of Now bring possibilities of remarkable evolutionary change to our world. They have a mission and an immense purpose, and they need our help. Their giftedness brings enlightenment to us, and their wisdom offers reminders of times and worlds we have forgotten. They are not only on a mission to teach us about greater reality from within their innocence and their clarity of truth; they are also the future of our world. In fact, if we pay attention to the Children of Now, the future of humanity can change direction from the destructive way it is currently in to a much enhanced, much more positive reality - one that is more globally oriented and offers the highest benefit for everyone."

Other well known Indigo writers, Chapman and Flynn (their book is The Complete Idiots Guide to Indigo Children), state that, "Indigos are going to change the world, and they already have. They will challenge us with out-of-the-box thinking. They will inspire us because of their wise souls. Indigos will create a world in which everybody wins."

I find this incredibly exciting! I think it's time I invested in some of these books and learnt some more!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's all about the water...

Well, it is at my place anyway.

Last week, higher than acceptable levels of E Coli were found in my suburb's water supply. They discovered them on Wednesday. The media were notified on Friday. We received a letter from a council worker - hand delivered - on Sunday. Something just doesn't add up, does it? Why weren't we advised on Wednesday? Two and a half thousand people's homes were affected. Not too many to warrant a phone call or sms advising us to boil our water until further notice. Sure, they put it on the news and over the radio, but what about those that don't listen or watch? E Coli infections cause severe cramping, fevers, painful bloody diarrhoea and vomiting. It can have serious complications in children and older people, or those with compromised immune systems. Surely, the council has a duty of care to uphold? We should have been advised earlier.

Also on the topic of water, my husband and I have been educating ourselves on the cons (there are no pros!) of water fluoridation. Those of us in Queensland had our freedom of choice taken away last year, when the Queensland government decided it was in every ones best interests for them to pump fluoride into our water systems. To save our teeth, they told us. Pfft...what a load of poppy cock! The mass fluoridation of water is the most expensive way to provide fluoride to the population, and also takes away our most precious of liberties - freedom of choice. Surely, a better idea would be to provide free fluoride tablets to those individuals who felt they required them?

Fluoride is a hazardous waste by-product of aluminium manufacturing. It is a common ingredient in rat and cockroach poisons, anesthetics, hypnotics, psychiatric drugs, and military nerve gas. Independent scientific evidence over the past 50 years reveals that this nasty substance allegedly shortens our life span, promotes cancer and various mental disturbances, and accelerates osteoporosis and broken hips in the elderly. Mass water fluoridation was also used as a tool by Hitler during the second world war, to control the masses, cause sterility in women and to keep the people docile. Nasty, nasty stuff!

Einstein's nephew, Dr E H Bronner who was a prominent chemist and prisoner of war, has been noted as saying, "Even in small quantities, sodium fluoride is a deadly poison to which no effective antidote has been found. Every exterminator knows that it is the most efficient rat-killer. ... Sodium fluoride is entirely different from organic calcium-fluoro-phosphate needed by our bodies and provided by nature, in God's great providence and love, to build and strengthen our bones and our teeth. This organic calcium-fluoro-phosphate, derived from proper foods, is an edible organic salt, insoluble in water and assimilable by the human body, whereas the non-organic sodium fluoride used in fluoridating water is instant poison to the body and fully water soluble. The body refuses to assimilate it."

There is no concrete proof that sodium fluoride reduces tooth decay. In fact, it is so toxic that it can actual cause it. The first sign of fluoride poisoning, or fluorosis, is the chalky white mottling of teeth. They can also fracture or become dark brown. This is irreversible damage, and will happen to 10% of our children. Dentists should be happy about this though as it costs, on average, $900 per tooth to hide this mottling!

So, on reflection of all this (and so much more - too much to blog about this time) we have decided to purchase a water purifier. The $350 outlay is piffle when we are talking about the health of our family. We were already considering it after our exploration into fluoride (the purifier we are looking at will remove 48% of fluoride), but the recent E Coli scare has nailed it for us. You can't put a price on health, can you?

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Law of Attraction

So who has read The Secret? I confess, I did. Yes, I know it was a marketing ploy and no doubt it received the squillions of dollars that it set out to make. That aside though, it is also very true.

As Abraham Hicks (an earlier writer on this topic) has quoted, "That which is like unto itself is drawn." Basically this means that whatever you focus on, consciously and/or sub-consciously, will multiply or be reinforced - seemingly like magic.

The universe, the higher power, the collective unconscious, the God or Goddess - whatever you choose to call it - has only one motive. That is, to ensure that we are living 'our truth'. Every thought we have, and every word or action we convey is processed, and becomes 'our truth' or the story of our lives.

We all know people who always have things going wrong in their lives - they get sick often, and will tell you, 'I always get colds in winter'; or they may never have any money, 'We're always broke'; they may always have problems with people, 'Oh, these electrical/phone/tv companies are so unhelpful!'; they may have trouble being happy, 'life is so dull/boring/busy/stressful' etc, etc. Of course these things happen - the universe will always make sure you are true to your word!

On the other hand, every positive thought or word we utter, can also become our truth. Like the negative people, we all know people who seem to always have luck on their side. The universe doesn't distinguise between positive and negative, it only wants to make sure that we are living our truth.

Positive affirmations are a starting point, however, it's not enough just to lay in bed and night and say, as an example, 'I will be wealthy', over and over again. You need to already be wealthy in your mind, and be living life as though you are. This might mean changing your actions and not searching out the weekly specials because they are all you can afford, or going ahead and booking that holiday you really want. By searching out the specials etc, you are only reinforcing your truth - that you aren't wealthy. Only when you start to believe in your own wealth, will the universe realise that reality is not being reflected in 'your truth'. Believe you already are wealthy and the universe will make that happen in one way or another, and probably without you even realising it. This is of course is only one fairly superficial example of how the Law of Attraction works. We can use it for all things, not only the material objects of our desires.

Try it for yourself! Read The Secret if you need to. It's a great place to begin the journey, but to really enjoy the journey you need to live it! Each and every day.

I found this quote today, again from Abraham Hicks, and I really liked what it says. It's definitely some food for thought for me.

The child is thinking, and receiving vibrational thought from you on the day that he enters your environment. That is the reason that beliefs are transmitted so easily from parent to child, from parent to child, from parent to child. The child is vibrationally receiving your fears, your beliefs, even without your spoken word... If you want to do that which is of greatest value for your child, give thought only to that which you want, and your child will receive only those wanted thoughts.
--- Abraham

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Gift

Emotional and spiritual growth is an incredible thing. Even more so when you are standing tall after something happens that would normally find you as an unravelled mess on the floor. It's the amazing moment when that light bulb pulsates above your head and you realise that you've won that inner battle. The one you've been sparring with for months and trying hopelessly to make sense of.

This happened to me yesterday. Letting go of the old me, and completely embracing the new me has been confronting and upsetting, but at the same time, wonderful. I can move on now, and I feel so incredibly blessed.

Thank you from the bottom of my bottomless heart....

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "Lady Lilith"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Patience of Ordinary Things

It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they're supposed to be.
I've been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window?

By Pat Schneider

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


.... Cheeky Face!

I know she is still naked but I couldn't wait to share her with you all. To be honest, I'm a bit nervous about making her some clothes. I'm not the best seamstress, and I'm procrastinating.

Isn't she gorgeous? She even has a belly button and bottom! She is very cuddly and the perfect size for snuggling with. I wanted to call her Hope or Star, or something else pretty and girly, but my daughter (and mother-to-be) had other ideas, and so she is Cheeky Face. Cheeky for short.

Cheeky is being hidden away now until my daughter's birthday, and hopefully by then she will be fully clothed!

I'm so proud of myself.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Moondew Morning

Tuesdays are Moondew day for us. Today was beautiful - hot, but at least it wasn't raining! We love to visit our playgroup friends! Thanks again to Mama Moontime for sharing her wonderful home, her delicious cooking, and her friendship!

Craft time...

Inside play...

What a fantastic mushroom cubby house!

Making dinner in the sandpit...

Time to dry hands on our 'owl' towel embroidered by Mummy...

Autumn nature table...

Shoes on for hometime...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

Isn't it amazing how a few little things can totally change your frame of mind? Today is rainy (really, really rainy!) and cool. Despite my yard resembling a swamp, complete with toads, worms and other native wildlife, I am oh, so happy. The heat has gone, for now anyway, and my mood has changed from lacklustre and lazy, to full of energy and hopeful. Maybe the full moon has something to do with it too?

Or perhaps it is the incredibly cute doll I am making for my daughter? I can't stop looking at her. She has no arms, face or hair yet, but even so, she is beautiful. This morning I bought some gorgeous fabric from Spotlight to make her some clothes. I can't wait to see her finished! I need to name her too. I have picked a couple of names but they are all a bit to hard for my little one to pronounce!! I want something pretty, unusual and easy to say. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

I'm also nearly finished my mother in law's shawl. I'm making it on my butterfly loom. I thought I was finished on the weekend but after I had finished sewing the squares together I realised it was too short. I have a few more days to get the rest done, and I'm pretty speedy at the looming game now, so that's another reason not to be stressed! Once the shawl is done, I will be onto the next project which will be something different for someone very special.

Crafting has become so much a part of my day lately, and I treasure those few minutes, or sometimes hours, when I can sit, think, create and listen to Sacred Earth. It's my time, and I love it. Giving myself some time-out from day to day activities not only helps break up those thankless home-duties, but it lets me escape into myself - into my heart space - and I'm pretty happy with what I am finding in there lately....

Monday, March 1, 2010

Beauty Pageants

I sat down last week while the children were out, to watch a bit of TV. Without Austar anymore, daytime tv is pretty slim pickings, so I settled for Dr Phil. Not a bad choice, I suppose. He's a bit arrogant, but generally the advice he hands out is spot on.

The episode I watched was called 'Biggest mistakes you don't know you're making'. The segment that caught my attention was about beauty pageants. I'm not a fan of them at all for so many reasons! The story started with a letter from a grandmother who was extremely concerned for her grand-daughter who, at two years of age, was a beauty pageant queen. She felt that the mother was exposing her daughter to something that was incredibly inappropriate for someone so young. Little Mary, the two year old, is dressed like an adult, complete with hair pieces, full make-up, fake nails, spray tans, and revealing outfits. Her photos are all re-touched, because as her mother said, 'her complexion isn't perfect, so we need to cover those imperfections'! What the!?!?!? Mary's mother has also considered getting her a set of perfectly white 'pageant teeth' to be worn while she is performing! All this has come at a cost so far, of USD$30,000!

I can't begin to explain how angry I was while watching this. It is so wrong on so many levels. Aside from the obvious dangers of exposing her to paedophiles, and the ever present bitching and cat-fighting (usually by the mothers!) that goes on within the pageant arena, what is Mary's mother setting her up for in the future? What kind of self image will this little girl have? This need for superficial perfection at such a young age will have horrendous ramifications when she hits puberty. What will she expect of herself when her hormones are running rampant and she is trying to make sense of the world? Not to mention when she is an adult attempting to make her way in our harsh, judgemental society.

I don't doubt that Mary's mother loves her. I'm sure she does, but is this the kind of love a mother should shower on a child? She is reinforcing on a daily basis, that Mary isn't good enough as she is. That she isn't 'perfect' - her hair isn't long enough, her teeth aren't white enough, her skin isn't brown enough, her complexion is flawed.

Mary is learning that to be 'pretty' is the most important thing in life, and we all know what a load of bollocks that is! As women, and mothers of daughters, it is our responsibility to teach them just the opposite. We need to make them believe that true beauty and strength comes from our character, and this character is developed by our flaws, our imperfections and our differences. Our ability to embrace them and accept them, is the first step to true perfection. We are all equal, and we are all beautiful.

I truly hope that Mary's mother heeds Dr Phil's advice. Her little girl is a gift, and not one that needs any fixing.