The Joy of Turning

Several months ago my priorities had to be rearranged, and writing disappeared from my daily ‘get-to-do’ list. Finally, it’s time to ‘speak’ once again, and share what’s happening in  the world I am privileged to share with so many amazing people.

The last few months have been catalytic, with many changes inside and out. This picture captures the essence of the joy that awaits me each morning during my daily hour swim in the sea, the waves I swim through spinning all of us around to once again greet the morning sun.

Everyday I’m reminded that rising to meet the Sun and  watching from the sea as Mother Earth spins us into her life, and spirals us away from its influence 12 hours later, is a gift to be opened and appreciated, never taken for granted.

While the old saying “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and remember that everything is small stuff.” is true, what’s far truer for me is how important it is to appreciate the small stuff, realising so often how it is that what seems small and insignificant is often essential to our lives, and the quality of our lives.

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09 September 2016, Marbella, Spain

Unexpected Loss

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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, (www.devansoy.com) 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.

Remembering Mom

mom and dadToday would be my Mom’s 85th birthday. I’ll miss her for the rest of my life. This picture was taken in 2005, when she and Papa Har came to Switzerland to spend Christmas with me in Luzern.

How can it be that so much time has passed? I thought of her on my evening walk, thinking how she would have loved Ticino, the southern slopes of the Alps so rich with the Italian culture that she loved exploring in books but sadly, never got to visit…

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Contemplation… remembering we are always a child…

Courageous Reflection for Transformation

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Photograph:

My current reality reflected ‘wearing’ a 12th Century Franciscan habit

La Verna, Italy, September 2014

Humanity’s only chance for survival depends on you taking this moment
to decide to make your voice and every choice a conscious habit.

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TONIGHT! Exiting Fear to Live in Conscious Compassion

Join us tonight in the in the Awakening Zone as we come together to catch the virus of love! 

amici2Too many with bullhorns and microphones are injecting distrust, diffidence and apathy into the world, infecting every element of our world. The consequence is the masses are cowering, isolated and locked in the silence of fear as angst, despair, depression, and negative attitudes and actions run rampant in their bodies, hearts, minds and spirits. 

It’s time for healing.

By naming our dis-eases we discover that we’re not terminally unique,  this awareness the first step towards identifying the Cure! Through the power of BeLonging, we begin to find and harness the will to remedy all manner of fear. The power of connection and awareness of our interconnection is what vaccinates our hearts, minds and spirits against the lethal anxiety of death; from virulent emotional pandemics; and from the destructive economic uncertainties that lead to neediness and greediness. Being understood and understanding inoculates our spirits from apathy, the sense of powerlessness that drives depression.

Few doubt that the planet has reached a ‘tipping point’. What this means is that it’s time for a TURNING POINT, for open-hearted and open-minded individuals to come together and run in the other direction! When we heal ourselves we can countermand the lies and illusions that separate us; we can regenerate the devastation we’ve done to our environment; we can repeal terrorism, and end the wars and rumors of war that tear down the quality of life as they shred the social fabric and destroy our planet.The only remedy for fear is to head for HIGHER GROUND where we can see a new perspective that is required for action that will lead to the experience necessary to make a giant leap towards transformation. This will be nothing less than an authentic, epic resolution of spirit.

We can and must become catalysts for loving change in order for understanding, compassion, and wisdom, the essential characteristics that drive human evolution, to become a proactive force. This strength is found in our mutual Source. When our personal inneractions, choices and decisions are coherent we are free and able to come from wholeness to take part in healthy, cooperative interactions that lead to innovation. Genuine co-creation, individuals of conscience operating in harmony with Consciousness, is the only action that has the strength and power to generate the flow of a new wave that will take us and Gaia off the bleeding edge. 

Tonight Karen Elkins, editor of the ezine ‘Science to Sage’ will host a dialogue on how to exit fear by using the logic of love, the Mereon Matrix. Join us as we explore how to make decisions that allow us to find our Unity by honouring and celebrating our diversity! 

PLEASE join us in the Awakening Zone as we disconnect the snooze bar. Call in to participate as we share how we must learn, unlearn and relearn to walk in the world in a new way. And PLEASE pass this invitation on to your family, friends and social spheres because the only way that we can make meaningful, measurable and positive differences in the world is as a community that is free to celebrate our diversity!