The Crack in the Ceiling

Big sterile room. Futuristic looking machine. Green laser lights. Warning beeps. Whirrs. Radiation arms sweep over, hover. Breathe in. Hold. Don't move a muscle! Machine goes to next precise position. Repeat. I lay on my back and stare at the crack in the ceiling.That simple little crack has helped me focus on keeping perfectly still …

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Disappointment and the Bird Feeder (part 2)

In my original post I wrote about the anecdote for disappointment being hope. "Hope expects a better outcome next time," I wrote. "Hope sees the smallest flicker of light, even in the dark. Hope speaks positively, even if negative emotions are still being worked through. Hope seeks what is known and good. Hope remembers that …

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Disappointment and the Bird Feeder

Sitting in my garden is a new bird feeder that our local birds either haven't noticed, or don't like! My expectations of rainbow lorikeets, galahs and cockatoos stopping by for a visit each morning and afternoon have not been met and I feel disappointed! If only disappointment was always the bird feeder kind of variety! …

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The View Out the Window

Clouds are one of my favourite things. I like them so much that for a while I was a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society Facebook page. Yes, there is such a thing! But because there are so many awesomely beautiful clouds in the world, I soon tired of having my Facebook feed over run …

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Shield and Sword

The laundry. Where all unwanted items in our house seem to end up. The latest item awaiting adoption in my laundry is a shield of armour. Left over from a theatre production perhaps? Upon quizzing the only theatrical member of our family I'm told "I'm going to use it for a kids church lesson and …

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Dreams and Reality

Have you ever had a dream where you're totally aware that you're dreaming and can control events within the dream? My ability to lucid dream has waned in recent years, but occasionally I can still tell myself during a dream "you're dreaming", and then control to some degree the direction I want the dream to …

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