Beauty: Fuel for the Spirit

grand treesLast month I was with dear friends in Anstruther, Scotland, where so many roads were lined with huge trees, their branches continuously reshaped by the sweeping winds that buffet the coast.

Remembering the moment I took this photograph led to contemplation, and what became clearer still is how life’s ‘sunny days’ and it’s storms transform us. Some events are healing, while others bruise our bodies But what is truer still is that both have the power to open our hearts and clear our attitudes, embuing our spirit with the strength and courage to willingingly evolve.

What is ‘fuel’ for your body?

What nurtures your heart?

What opens you to considering a new perspective?

How will you make space and time for yourself today?

Identify a morsel of grandeur, something for which you are deeply grateful, and celebrate it today!

Unexpected Loss

elmer and ann

Elmer Joseph Schettler with his wife, the love of his life, Anne

Yesterday, 14 November 2015, Elmer, my bestman-guy friend, left this world, starting the adventure of his Grand Unknown ‘Next’. Even knowing what I know, that Death is not the end, only a new beginning, I am bereft.

Elmer was directly involved in multiple aspects of the work related to the Mereon Matrix since the day we met in 1997. The gifts he brought to my life and work during are immeasurable. Last night I was up with friends until the wee hours of the morning, telling Elmer stories and squeezing my heart, a soggy sponge, of grief only to have it fill up again and again. Life is too short…

Elmer was the founder and Chairman of the Board of Devansoy Inc, ( and his life focus was health and value-added agriculture. An ‘Apple’ aficionado, connoisseur of coffee, great wine and gourmet food, he loved flying, but the grand love of his life was his soul mate, Anne. Knowing the depth of my loss, what she is growing through this moment is unimaginable…

Elmer’s love, intelligence and wisdom has long been a stabilising force, and his spirit remains, appreciated and cherished, by all.

A Joyous Solar Return My Friend

Without a doubt, loving friendship is the greatest gift we receive in the precious Gift of a lifetime.

natalie 9 9 2015Thirty-two years ago today the calendar flipped

A baby girl born, giving the world’s heart a new blip.

Nine-nine was the day, a magical number for sure

Natalie Dessau, bask in the love on this adventure!

Calling you ‘friend’, this lifetime’s an honour to share,

Your heart open wide, there’s no one to compare!

I love you Knot Nat!

True Time and Temporal Distortions

For those I Love, inspired by and for my Friend, Harlon Davey

rain on the train 13 aug 2015 blogTravelling by train from Locarno to Luzern the other day, speed and the pouring rain created the most amazing images on and out my window. Shifting my focus from inside to out gave birth to a river of shifting ‘dreamscapes’ and landscapes
that continue to catalyse thoughts that even now are growing into an awareness that time is etching a new chapter in my life.

You are loved my friend, your presence in every moment we share a conclusion in my life. Each word and step we make or imagine together is an arrival point, friendship exceed-ingly beyond the illusion of a supposed destination.

Grace is how and why I believe in you. It allows me to want the best for you with no need of needing something from you.

I am celebrating that we are Creation’s loving intention, and that we can make best choices without the fear of messing up and living on our knees begging others for second chances that they don’t have the power to offer.

An incarnation in Time and Space is a divine opportunity. Thriving in a Universe that is eternally birthed in paradox, a world where We are the solution and what We force is the source of every problem, is our task.

The realisation that We are the Love that makes Our world whole, cuts the umbilical cord to fear and the Flow begins.

When We become the Juice, the true sweet star-stuff, the font of greed dries up and the grand delusions that spin all illusions are blown away on the eternal winds of change.

We are good enough.

WE are as good as We are together.

Openness gives us the courage to live our lives, accepting the Invitation when others toss flowers, thinking that without them we’re in a grave state. Fleeting, flickering moments of emotional dying are as delusional as the grandest delusion, death.

When every ‘I’ celebrates every ME, the World flips. And on the Day when the very royal WE turns around We will look through the eyes of Love and see a re-visioned world, Beauty beyond what most currently dare dream or imagine.

It’s time to bring our BIG dreams to life as we courageously live the largess of Love.