Peace in the garden

My first water lily for the season has bloomed in my little garden pond. It is so beautiful, and so is my fish too 🙂 ❤
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Charles de meurville water lily and gold fish.

 

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.

 

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Singing superb fairy wren

 

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”― Jalaluddin Rumi

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Oh… for the chorus of spring…🙂

 

Echidna under a rainbow

“If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.” ― Steve Irwin

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Echidna under a rainbow

I had the rare privilege of meeting up with an Echidna today, and I felt most honored. She shuffled around me for a long time and she really made my day! 🙂 ❤

Heart Cave

 

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”  Joseph Campbell

“Spiritual life is like living water that springs up from the very depths of our own spiritual experience. In spiritual life everyone has to drink from his or her own well.”   St Bernard de Clairvaux

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Natural Arch(Bridge) and waterfall, Queensland, Australia.

 

“Diving into our darkness,

we find a well of everlasting life.”

© 1992 Bridget Cameron

Red-rumped parrots

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male red-rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)

I had a pair of red-rumped parrots fly up to me today and spend some time with me. I felt most honored. I just love their grace, colours and temperament 🙂 ❤

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female red-rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)

Feasting Bee

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Bee drinking nectar from Aeonium Gomerense flower

Feasting Bee

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

Sparkly Sea

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SPARKLY SEA

As the shimmering Sea

Sparkles

The more it is exposed

To the sun’s glorious rays

So too

Is our consciousness

More illuminated

When we direct it

Towards the LIGHT!

© 2017  Bridget Cameron

Jeweled Petaled Lotus

“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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Jeweled petaled lotus

 

Fire Gazing

“Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death, can erase our good deeds.” Buddha.

Please watch my new video and be mesmerized by fire sprites dancing in the fire’s light, and relax to the rhythm of flames and the hypnotic music :).

It’s the perfect meditation for a cold Winter’s night, and the celebration of the fast approaching Winter Solstice( 21st June) here in the Southern Hemisphere.  Cheers also to those celebrating the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Blessings to all  🙂 ❤

Magpie lark and butterfly

“My heart is like a singing bird.” Christina Rossetti.
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Magpie Lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) and wanderer butterfly( Danaus plexippus).

 I was following a wanderer butterfly and I was fortuitous in catching it alight near a magpie lark 😃.

Gorgeous Sunset

“A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.” Claude Debussy.

I am always thankful for the beauty that nature unfolds, changing as it does from moment to moment. I take great pleasure in saying farewell to the passing of each day, as each reflection presents a new picture upon the canvas of life. Nature is certainly the greatest artist indeed! 🙂 ❤

Day’s End

Relax and watch the changing golden light dance upon the sea, as the day slowly comes to an end; and be inspired by the uplifting and melodious music :).

Ode to beautiful sun orchids

Salmon Sun Orchids (Thelymitra rubra).

ODE TO BEAUTIFUL SUN ORCHIDS

Gently swaying in the breeze,

Your faces follow the warm sunlight.

With bright pink sparkled sepals you please,

You are a magnificent sight!

You are a feast to my eyes that you feed,

And, you fill my heart with wondrous delight.

Your simplicity and fragility are rare indeed,

And, to care and protect you is absolutely right!

Thank you sweet orchids for your beauty and ease,

You are certainly a pleasure, it is your birthright…

© 2017 Bridget Cameron

Nesting Rainbow Lorikeets

I was fortunate in capturing this gorgeous photo of nesting couple of Rainbow lorikeets. Aren’t they beautiful! ❤ 🙂

Nesting Rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

Lesser Wanderer butterfly

“We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.”  ―LeeAnn Taylor

Lesser wanderer butterfly(Danaus petilia).

I came across this beautiful lesser wanderer butterfly (Danaus petilia) in a local park. It made my day! 🙂

Upon a dream

I invite you to watch and listen to my new video :).

UPON A DREAM
Relax and open your heart and mind,
upon the dream that unites us all.
Upon a dream we dream,
upon the stream we dream…
© 2017 Bridget Cameron

Sea Chant

 

Relax and be mesmerized by sirens song and ocean waves lapping gently upon the shore, and enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful bay…:)

Yellow Admiral beauty

This beautiful Yellow Admiral Butterfly joined me in my garden. It was wonderful. 🙂 ❤
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Yellow Admiral Butterfly(Vanessa itea) beauty.

Tranquil Waters

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The silence of nature,

soothes the body and soul.

Become as quiet as a lake,

and keep peace with your soul.

© 2017 Bridget Cameron

 

Magnificent fiery Sky

” Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” Rumi

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Fire in the Sky,

Fire in our Hearts,

Let us soar upon the breeze,

and let our soul’s take flight…

© 2017 Bridget Cameron

Women rise!

“If there is to be a future, it will wear a crown of feminine design.” Sri Aurobindo

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What did Sri Aurobindo mean by feminine? He meant women and the deep feminine within us all, that is our ‘souls’. It is vital that the feminine ‘rise’ as the masculine has been dominant for too long and this way of thinking and acting is destroying this planet!

I take this moment to reflect upon the world as it stands on the precipice of an uncertain future, which could mean the end of life on this planet!  With rising political tensions, environmental degradation and destruction, a lack of fresh water for half of the population, and the threat of nuclear war on our doorstep, this is not a time to be nonchalant nor complacent. It is up to each and everyone of us to put aside our self-serving tendencies and differences, and to find common ground in which we all share. The Earth is one Earth, with finite resources, and if we destroy it, we destroy ourselves.

Divide and conquer, winner -loser mentality and actions are not the answer, as these strategies are steeped in domination, insecurity and selfishness. What the world needs is sharing and caring and this can only come about by the rise of the deep sacred feminine within us all, and the respect of the Earth which is our home!

The deep sacred feminine does not war, as it sees itself in each and everyone, yet this has to be integrated deep within the psyche of all people. The deep feminine respects nature and knows that it is a cosmic being.  Recent women leaders like Margaret Thacher, were not leading from the feminine, she was leading from her masculine (animus) and in fact had to subjugate her feminine(anima) in order to play politics in a ‘man’s world!’ The true deep feminine accepts difference, embraces relationship and connection, and sees the pattern that connects everything with each other, part of the whole.

In a time before written records, society was centered around women. Women were revered for their mysterious life-giving powers, honored as incarnations and priestesses of the great goddess. They reared their children to carry on their line, created both art and technology, and made important decisions for their communities. This was from the Paleolithic era, 1.5 to 2 million years ago, until sometime around 3000 BCE.

This can be seen in the many hand paintings and frescoes in caves, which were done by paleolithic women, and all of the artifacts of statues found of this time which show the great nurturing and procreative mother!  Other civilizations like the Minoans that were relatively peaceful, were also very feminine,  as can be seen by artifacts of full breasted women and on frescoes, and limited fortifications!

I don’t think this ancient era of the ‘feminine’ was one in which women dominated or ruled, as men do today. I think it was a shared experience in which the feminine was highly revered for her wisdom and guidance, her knowledge of the earth, and her creative powers, and men were respected for their role as hunters, tool makers and protectors.   If we compare this to contemporary ancient traditional cultures like the aboriginal people of Australia; we come to realize that there is women’s business and men’s business, and each sex respects each others’ part and expression in the shared whole of the community.

Genetically speaking, women have two X chromosomes as their 23rd pair of chromosomes, each containing 2000 genes, and a man has an X (2000 genes) and a Y (90 genes). The Y is relatively new to evolution, having being created only 400 million years ago, thus it all began with the X! Carl Jung, the 20th century psychologist, who coined the terms archetypes and collective unconscious,  said, that we are both masculine and feminine, coming both from our mother and our father, and that both sexes have both masculine(animus) and feminine( anima) psyches- primary anthropomorphic archetypes of the unconscious mind-that need integration in order for a person to be ‘whole’ and not fragmented.

During the last 5000 years, the world has been predominantly patriarchal, primarily because of monotheism and a ‘male Godhead’ which can be ascribed historically to Moses and/or AkhnatenAmenhotep IV ( who may have been the same person according to Ahmen Osman in his book, Moses and Akhenaten:The Secret History of Egypt at the time of the Exodus).

I think monotheism and a ‘male godhead’ was the beginning of the downfall of our psyche, causing a schism that split our internal world from our external world, between men and women, nature and man, causing much rift and conflict, as the facts in history show us.

History reveals the burning of the library of Alexandria ( thousands of years of history lost) by Christians, the forced abdication of the Goddess with the Council of Constantinople 360 A.D. and the Council of Nicea 325AD, the destruction of the Second Temple( Jewish) in Jerusalem by the Romans, who later made it into a Christian temple, which later became a Muslim Mosque, the forced conversions to Christianity and Islam, the ongoing crusades between Christians and Muslims, the 30 Years’ War between Protestants and Catholics,  the further division of Christianity into Pentecostal, Latter Day Saints, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses etc and the battles that still persist today between monotheistic faiths.

During the failing Roman Empire, Constantine 1, In 325 AD, called for a meeting of the early Catholic Church bishops to be held in Nicea to resolve some escalating controversies among the church leadership. Thus, at the Council of Nicea( based upon the teachings of Judaism), the early Catholic church bishops and Constantine 1 made Christ(the story of the ‘Christos’ was taken from ancient Egypt) immortal through his resurrection, even though there is no mention of this previously in any texts. Essentially, making Christ divine, gave power to the Church leaders to control the flock and to bring in ever increasing numbers – and by executing people if they didn’t convert- thereby intensifying their feelings of guilt and shame associated with being human, unlike their prophet, who was now immortal.

Also, at the Council of Nicea, the early Catholic Bishops debunked the goddess, got rid of the lunar virgin, mother and crone and replaced it with the father, son and holy spirit. This  led further to the removal of laws and property to women, the introduction of payment to sacred prostitutes- making them slaves to men’s lust and the demeaning of the sacredness of sex- and introduced that men were the caretakers of the Earth, in which women were previously. This, within a couple of hundred years, led to Islam( which was essentially Christian and Jewish, as they were/are all based on the same texts), as people were wanting a mortal prophet, which led to further fragmentation of monotheistic faiths and the subjugation of the feminine, the dark ages, and the raping of the planet.

Things must not be reduced to a single, isolated principle, be it ever so noble or elevated. For always above and all, the whole is at stake. Fundamentalism in whatever form, solves no problems but only suppresses them. The world is dying, keynesian economics don’t work, and war only begets more war! Yes, the deep feminine needs to rise!

How can we do this? We can cooperate with each other! At a political, legal and economic level we can make most laws non-gender specific, in which both men and women are treated equal by the law, irregardless of their sex. Laws which protect women from men’s abuse however, should be strengthened, as well as laws which protect the environment.  We can make women’s wages equal to men’s wages, and legislate against the continually rising of corporate CEO’s wages- ‘lions share’ mentality which is making the majority more poorer-and remove loopholes which allow the ‘super rich’ to avoid paying taxes!  We can have an equal representation of women in politics!  Yet, most importantly, we need to put the environment first in politics, and not vote for any political party that denies climate change!

At a personal level,  we can start by really ‘feeling’ things, reaching deep into our feelings, as this connects us to ‘love’ and our ‘spiritual body’, and helps us to know things. We can release ourselves from our fears and doubts(and this includes personal as well as collective), and know that knowledge is the antidote to  ignorance. The truth is ‘out there’ and ‘within us’, and we need to learn discernment, not just feed into collective ‘beliefs’! We can experience ‘beingness’ more,  by letting go of our need to continually ‘do’ and be ‘active’, as we can only hear ‘soul’, when we are still and quiet, and this is what gives us ‘inner peace’ and the clues to our purpose in life.   We can spend more time in nature, doing our bit to keep it clean and to nurture it in our own small way. We can contemplate nature’s cycles and the beauty and gifts that are given to us freely. We can become more caring and giving. We can practice more gratefulness.

Let’s take this moment to give reverence to the Earth that has given us life, that nurtures us and gives us a home; and let us give reverence to Source, which gave us our essence, the spirit that connects us all. Let’s remember to put the Earth first, directed by our soul and spirit, for if we do not, then there will be no future for this planet!

Just as we all have a Father and a Mother, it makes sense to love all men, women, boys and girls, and the feminine and masculine within ourselves and within others. Just as there is the sun, the moon, and the stars, and nature’s unfolding dance, it makes sense to love all of creation.

However, in order for the phoenix to rise from its ashes it is vital that the deep feminine, that has been suppressed for so long rise! WE must all embrace the non-judging,  caring, intuitive, emotional, creative, unconditional loving part of ourselves and others. It is women and children who are leading the way!  Love is the key!  Peace and blessings, Bridget Cameron <3…

“All the queens will gather round
Spreading love and unity so it can be found…” Seal

I love galahs!

” 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.

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The galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo.

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 :).

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They apparently didn’t mind my intrusion and before long they continued with their antics, hanging upside down, feeding, playing and munching on wood.

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The term galah is derived from gilaa, a word found in Yuwaalaraay and neighbouring Aboriginal languages, and colloquially we call them ‘cockies’.

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. 🙂 ❤

Into the Night

Into the Night

As darkening peachy clouds mourn their day’s goodbye,

and Venus our ‘evening star’ shines her light into the Sky,

as the slowly rising moon bathes us in soft luminescence, we sigh,

and watch her move slowly, way, way, up high,

as we surrender silently to the day that has passed us by,

and go boldly into the night, aye!

© 2017 Bridget Cameron

Peace on the Eve of 2017

As we say goodbye to 2016,  and welcome in 2017, this is a good time to stop and relax and reflect upon the year in passing, and to find the calm and silence within.

To be as still and calm as this tranquil lake, brings peace and awareness, as still waters run deep. I feel grateful to have experienced natures’ bounties on this the Eve of 2017!

I send much love and peace for 2017. May we all find calm and places of great beauty. Blessings to all, Bridget 🙂 ❤

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Twilight Beckons

 

Let’s create a better world together!

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Children dressed up for a Nativity Play at a local school. Children still have hope, let’s not take it away from them! 🙂

I write this in response to many friends who are appalled at Donald Trumps victory in becoming President elect of the United States of America, and fear what will happen in 2017 when he takes the reigns!

Please don’t feed into the negativity and hate, as you will only give power to him and the parasites that are only interested in themselves and the power and wealth that they can gain from others suffering!  Instead focus on love and togetherness, and work together for good outcomes! Many great things happen by ordinary people, focus on these good deeds!

I’m sorry to say Americans, that this election outcome has been coming to the USA for a long time! The electorate get what they deserve, unfortunately! We reap what we sow…Americans have been living in an illusionary ‘me first’, ‘Americans are best’, ‘we are the most military powerful nation in the world’, ‘us versus them’, and ‘over the top Nationalism’ ethos and mentality for a long time! The fact is America is not number one, China is more economic and plays a more important role globally, and we are One World!

This election has proved that America is a divided nation, with much poverty, racism, inadequate housing to many, inequality, huge demarcations between the wealthy and poor, a struggling education system and a pitiful health system which denies many the right to good health; although Obama tried hard to rectify this! I add here, that this is not only true in America!

Donald Trump managed to get ‘non-voters’ voting, by telling these disenfranchised groups what they wanted to hear! Why isn’t it compulsory to vote in the USA? It’s a shame that so many are ignorant and naively follow a business man with no conscience, and on the ‘war path’, yet the majority are ‘sheep’ buy into ‘fear tactics’ and ‘rhetoric’ and are easily led to the slaughter house! It’s the shadow government, the media, a handful of wealthy families and a handful of banks that ‘run the show’, and Presidents are merely puppets!

We live in times when the world is becoming more fascist, and many of the same elements are in play as prior to WW11! It is only through a collective effort, that we can rise from the trash and embrace a ‘wholistc/holistic’ and ‘collective We’, where we can override the negativity and fear, winner/loser mentality and rise from our collective ashes into a phoenix directed by love! Do we really need leaders that act merely as puppets to the powers that control them? Why are there so many secrets? We must govern ourselves, know and embrace our own ‘power’, then we will choose the best candidates for serving the public!

We must continue to live in our ‘hearts’ and to question the ‘powers that be’ and to question what we read and see in the media, as the majority is  biased, and rhetoric aimed to put fear into the public (that is why horrific stories are repeated over and over again) and we must work together for peace, what is right and humanly possible! There needs to be a change in our Keynesian economics- which does not work in the 21st century- and perhaps never did, as the Earth has finite resources which rules out perpetual growth!

There is definitely ‘power in numbers’, and there is much to gain from positive values! We, together create the reality we perceive and create here on Earth, and it is up to us to dream and create a better dream and reality! Let’s create a better World together!  Let’s do it for our children!  Bridget Cameron

Little things matter

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Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae) drinks nectar from onion weed.

How often do we dismiss the ‘little things’, especially if they are common?  In our busy lives, we often forget to ‘stop and to smell the flowers’.  It’s a shame, because there is so much intricate and delicate beauty in the smallest life, and this vulnerability deserves respect!

I went for a walk along a local creek, and found a shady spot to listen to bird and insect choruses. It was here, that I watched this butterfly dance and feed upon the flowers. It was such simple delight!  🙂  ❤

Wind Dance

Relax and enjoy some solitude with my new beach music and video :).

“The sparkling waters of a summer tide
The song of the breeze as it slips and slides
The beating of wings beneath fluffy skies
When you sit still and listen the music flies”  Kara-Mia Muso

 

Waterfall Fun at Waterfall Gully

Just love it when the Waterfalls flow…

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Waterfall Fun at Waterfall Gully, South Australia.

SUPERMOON: 14th Nov 2016

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Moon rise splendour

Did you see the Supermoon last night? If not, you can catch it tonight!

A Supermoon means that the moon is at its closest point to the Earth during the lunar orbit, a term called perigree. It’s the biggest Supermoon to rise in almost 69 years, at approximately 18% larger than at its apogee, furthest point from the Earth.  In fact, the full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034.

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Supermoon 16/11/2016

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Misty Supermoon

Fairy Wren visitors

I had a couple of visitors enjoy some Spring sunshine with me. I just love these wrens! :).

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A Superb Fairy Wren (Malurus cyaneus) aka Blue Wren couple.

Ocean Womb

This is an old poem that I want to share with you!  It is the experience I had just after exchanging vows with my beloved. All of nature joined in to share our joy, and for one hour or so, I swam with the dolphins and heard the most beautiful music.

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Sea Dance by Bridget Cameron

OCEAN WOMB

Looking out towards the ocean from the crest in the dune where I stand, I see an expanse of water that continues as far as the horizon. Where the water meets the sand, waves break, producing foaming froth, as the sea sparkles her brilliance at me. From the froth I visualise Botticelli’s, Birth of Venus as she rides on her shell towards me.

I walk a little further until I reach the beach and sit in quiet contemplation, marvelling many of nature’s secrets, until an urge draws me into the whispering sea…

I splash, I bathe, I run, I skip, I swirl, I swim, I am embraced. I feel like a child wrapped in the arm s of a loving Mother, nurtured and loved we unite as one. She sings to me, she clothes me, I am the seed within her liquid womb.

Small colourful fish swim with me, kissing my body ever so gently, and lead me to an oasis of dolphins dreaming. Two streams of dolphins unite to create future magic. I become part of their dreaming and recall the unfolding of nature’s celestial tunes within the cathedral of my heart. Such ecstasy and beauty fill me, as I ride the rippling diamond sea upon the dolphins’ breath.

The heavens open sprinkling the earth as waves caress my body and land me upon the shore. Standing upright a rainbow bridge joins a golden setting sun and a rising silvery moon.

THANK YOU!

© 1995 Bridget Cameron

Beautiful Flame Robin

“An animal’s eyes, have the power to speak a great language.” Anatole France.

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The flame robin (Petroica phoenicea).

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! 🙂