“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” -Maya Angelou
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” -Maya Angelou
“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore
A little bit of brightness to cheer, on this wet and cold day! It’s a beautiful Adelaide rosella!
This adage is traditionally attributed to the Emerald Tablets of Hermes Trismegistus.
I’ve always been fascinated by the symbolism of spiders as master weavers of destinies, and language, and the similarity of stories between different nations. She is often called the mother of language and a great storyteller as she weaves her language upon her loom.
Spider’s web is akin to a mandala, the Sanskrit meaning of mandala is circle. The circle is a symbol of perfection, eternity, unity and completeness, and the mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. In Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the centre represents the beginning point of contemplation of and devotion to the divine.
Creating mandalas help the focusing of attention of practitioners and adepts, and as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space, as an aid to meditation and trance induction. In ancient Greek and Roman traditions this central point often signified the self, as it is in Jungian psychology too. It is always at the centre in which we find our calm, and heart- centred sacred space!
Spiders have the extraordinary capability of creating, weaving and spinning their own webs. This ability shows and teaches us the gift of creation. We have the power to create what happens in our lives, to us and to others, by the choices we make. Consequently, we create our own reality according to our thoughts, feelings, actions, and reactions, and we make an impact upon the world and universe through our presence.
Existentially, the connection between spider and her web and the cosmos too, is intrinsically and extrinsically linked, as we are all connected through the heartfelt strings of love, the filaments of cosmic web. They help remind us of our inter-connectedness to all life! Spider is thus, the cosmic weaver, in a cosmic web of universal galaxies. Awesome! 🙂 ❤
Schilt Publishing and Gallery had a competition, and professional photographers from all over the world sent Schilt Publishing their best photographs of cats. My photo, A moment in time, Gizzy was accepted :). As cats are very sensitive, and sense more than we do, I tried to capture her aura within that moment…
PhotoCat exhibition has been showing for 2 months now at Schilt Publishing and Gallery, Amsterdam, and is now moving to Bloem op Ijburg restaurant, Amsterdam.
The beautiful hard cover book, PhotoCat, is filled with beautiful and humorous photos of cats from around the world. I feel honoured to have one of my photos of my cat Gizzy included within its pages. If anyone wants to buy this gorgeous book, you can buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/PhotoCat-Sacha-Boer/dp/9053308962
cheers and blessings, Bridget 🙂 ❤
“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges, so relax.” Bryant McGill.
Sit back and relax and take some time for you! Watch ducks and moorhens swim on a crystal clear lake whilst listening to moving water, bird song and relaxing music 🙂 <3.
Peace within, creates beauty without…. Be as the water lily, opening to the rising sun, unaffected by the muddy depths of its birth, or even the water that sustains it.
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”― Jalaluddin Rumi
Oh… for the chorus of spring…🙂 ❤
I was observing the layers of flowers,
within a newly headed rosette bloom,
when I chanced upon a bee feasting,
and dance upon the blooms.
Her labor was a tune , bzzz bzzz,
her idleness a boon, and
collecting all that nectar
was a joyful thing to do. 🙂
© 2017 Bridget Cameron
” When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” Anthony Douglas Williams.
I heard a familiar ‘wuaaaaaaawk’, and looked out my bedroom window and watched quietly as a couple of galahs rested in the tall blue gum tree in my front garden. They knew that I was there, and for a while quietly observed me :).
They apparently didn’t mind my intrusion and before long they continued with their antics, hanging upside down, feeding, playing and munching on wood.
It was utterly captivating and delightful watching them and I felt most privileged and blessed as they had allowed me into their precious lives, and hearts. 🙂 ❤
I had a couple of visitors enjoy some Spring sunshine with me. I just love these wrens! :).
“An animal’s eyes, have the power to speak a great language.” Anatole France.
I went for a walk in a Eucalyptus forest and met up with a beautiful Flame Robin (often called, robin redbreast) when I was on Bruny Island, Tasmania. He sang, and posed and watched me intensely -communicating with heart- before heading off to munch on some insects. It was a real treat! 🙂
Adapting to the Changing Fortunes of Time
The key to most of the world’s problems can be resolved through overcoming ‘poverty/scarcity consciousness’ or greed. This needs to be addressed across all classes of people, and especially the very wealthy who often perpetuate ‘global atrocities’ by being greedy(wanting the lion’s share) and by being ‘power-hungry’. True power is being in control of oneself, it has nothing to do about controlling others or resources!
We need to address what is truly valuable, reorient our way of doing things and being, by embracing the attitude that there is enough for all, and by caring for ourselves and others. Then, we will want to share and care for the planet and greed will no longer bind us.
This can only happen through changing ourselves, by embracing our ‘hearts’, not being dictated by our egos ‘heads’, and by being free of fear! But, how do we do this?
Change must come from within. Only when we work on our ‘inner selves’ do we feel the effects of change.
The fallacy that money is standard for character, and that lasting happiness will result from wealth and position, must be dispelled. There is no amount of money in the world that will give a person true self-esteem. This can only be achieved by living in harmony, in balance with life.
True peace of mind can’t be bought. It can be earned by creating good in all areas of our lives. This of course has nothing to do with money.
Life is full of change and to expect things to stay the same is ludicrous. We must learn to flow with the changing fortunes of time. Why become hysterical, angry or depressed about the things that we cannot control?
People often resist change and often do not know how to change gracefully, for we are not educated to know. Many instead become locked into the familiar, controlled like puppets by the media, government, education, religion and familial programs; forever looking outside of themselves for answers. Anything out of the ordinary seems intimidating and many react negatively to anything that does not fit the ‘status quo’ or societal and familial programs that run without question. Learn from experiences and question things, for how else can we truly know something?
Money is freedom if a person has developed the wisdom to be detached from it. Money is merely an exchange of energy, it is nothing more! A secure person can live with or without it, and that is true freedom.
The key is to be grateful for what we have! 🙂 Also, to trust that our needs will be provided, even if this means that sometimes we have to go without. This however, should be accepted without any drama, as part of the ebb and flow of life.
Adaptability, depends on having a strong sense that the circumstances of life are presented for our growth. If a person attracts a situation, it is because they need to learn something. No matter how bad things appear to be, it will pass and time heals.
This simple exercise below is designed to help you if you are overwhelmed by financial worries. I have taken this from Mary T. Browne’s book, The power of Karma, pg 186 .
1. Ask yourself, “ how many hours a day do I spend thinking about money, and how many do I spend thinking about my spiritual development.?” Write down the answer. Ask ourself this question and record your answers, for the next seven days.
If at the end of a week you realise that your finances dominate your thinking, consume most of your time and energy and leave you exhausted, it’s time to adapt your focus. Obviously you are not spending enough time on things of the spirit. You may be wondering how this adaptation is achieved.
2. Adjust your thinking. Simply raise your consciousness to think about things that
promote balance. A few examples are friendship, love, nature, music and most important serving others.
3. Take a few minutes as many times during the day as you can to focus the mind on elements of spiritual beauty.
4. At the end of each day jot down a few words to let yourself know how you are
If your intentions are true, in time you will be amazed to find that worry has been replaced by greater harmony. These treasures are not physical but spiritual. They can’t be affected by the fluctuations in financial markets. They are available to everyone at all times! Once this adjustment has taken place, you will fell a significant change in your disposition. Worry and ‘scarcity consciousness’ will have been replaced by a greater peace of mind, the gift of sharing and happiness 🙂 .
© 2015 Bridget Cameron.
Hover Fly magic
Hoverfly, hoverfly, what do you taste?
You taste sweet nectar from the tangelo tree.
Drink it up, lap it up, gorge on it if you must,
And eat all the pollen before it turns to dust.
Your little adventure may be a feast to you,
Yet without it, they’d be no future for the tangelo tree or you.
© Bridget Cameron
Winter Daphne, Daphne.odora f. Rosacea: I’ve waited all Winter for my Daphne to flower, and finally, now that spring is here, it has bloomed. Hooray!
It’s perfume is magical, with its strong lemony, rose, honeysuckle, magnolia and hints of spicy notes. It adds its fragrance to highly perfumed Spring blossoms and transports me to tropical frangipani scented breezes… 🙂 ❤
Painted Lady butterfly
A little dancer upon the breeze,
flutters up the hill to be near me.
A flash of orange-brown all around,
Prancing to her beat.
‘oer trees against a clear blue sky.
Lifted upon the wind,
she’s coming closer,
oh sweet lovely,
I see her,
she’s almost here…
Watching moving colours and patterns dance,
Makes my heart sing.
Orange, brown, yellow, crème and white,
outlined in black ink,
smiles upon the wind and lets her beauty shine.
Coming closer now, almost touching,
Butterfly does a curtsy and swirls around my head,
making me feel dizzy, giddy and ecstatic inside.
She’s here now…
Kissing me ever so gently,
to the hum of her beating wings against my face.
I feel her through my whole body, and sing,
Thank you, sweet sister of the wind,
Delighted by your presence.
I wish you a good day too,
And I see you’re on your way…
© 2013 Bridget Cameron
Mother Nature gives so freely of her fruits so that we can enjoy her bounties. Let us be grateful for these gifts and give back to the Earth, in our own small way…. Bridget Cameron 🙂
Look what I observed outside my bedroom window. It’s a gorgeous musk lorikeet, Glossopsitta concinna ( “elegant”). She brightened my day!
It’s always nice to spend a little time watching fish, as I find them so relaxing. My aquarium sprung a leak and I almost lost my Gymnocorymbus Ternetzi (Black Widows), Danios, White Clouds and Catfish. Fortunately, I have a pond, and rescued them, and now they are happy swimming around with some goldfish too.
Look who has come to visit our garden. It’s a koala! What a lovely surprise…:) I hope she finds nice refuge from the heat! It will be 43 degrees celsius, 109.4 Fahrenheit, today! Phew…
It’s amazing what imagery can be created using mirroring. I created this magical cathedral by simply mirroring a section of of beautiful Bourganvillea, that grows over my back fence. If one looks closely, there are whole galaxies of images to be found. Can you see the butterfly at its centre? What can you see?
I’d like to think that most of the time little things matter more than the big things. When you think about it and think microscopically, most of earth is made up of space, space that we can not see, yet just because we can’t see it, doesn’t mean it is not there, and that it is not important. Far from it! Beautiful things like flowers, with their magnificent colour, design and perfume and dew drops, with their rainbow and diamond lustre are simply magnificent and free! Have a look at this gorgeous butterfly that landed on my daughter’s hand. These little things are truly valuable! 🙂
Look what has bloomed in my pond! This lovely hardy waterlily ‘Charles de Meurville’ is an exquisite free-flowering cultivar with star-shaped, lightly scented flowers held above the water surface. Its innermost petals are deep fuchsia while the outermost ones a pure pink. The centre is filled with orange stamens, attractive to many passing insects. It is such a delight.
My name is Bridget Cameron. I am a fine artist, digital artist, writer, performer and photographer. I love to paint, create
portraits, children’s literature and illustrations, poetry, scripts for plays, metaphysical articles and love event and nature photography. I am inspired by beauty and nature -in all its contexts- questions of spirituality and meaning in a complex world.
Before dedicating myself to my art, I worked as a shop assistant, a secretary, a school services officer ( made games for science students, worked at front desk and office, read with slow readers etc) as a registered nurse in Australia, England and Thailand ( worked in an orphanage in Pattaya and with aboriginal children in Alice Springs), and as a spiritual counsellor, offering grief, post traumatic, vocational and spiritual guidance to my clients.
I have been on many boards of management including, being the Vice President of Youth 6000, which raised funds for homeless children in Australia and S.E. Asia, I was also the Marketing Director of SAWT( South Australian Writer’s Theatre), where I acted as Master of Ceremonies at the One Act Play Festival.
I have been a performance poet for many years, and have performed at many festivals, and have been on radio and tv. I have had many of my poems published, as well as my articles in magazines such as Conscious Living International and Essentially Me. I have had numerous exhibitions, have won awards for my photography and art and have my art in private collections in many different countries. For 9 years I worked at schools created innovative programs for students and giving fun and educational presentations, testing and fine tuning my children book creations.