by dahl2013

I’m just sooo busy! There aren’t enough hours in the day! Where did the day go? I must make time tomorrow instead of procrastinating! Time flies when you’re having fun! It flies even when you’re not! It’s a good job women are so very good at multi-tasking. Let’s face it, if we weren’t how could we function so well as mothers?

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

I have never tried to hide my idolisation of The Dalai Lama and I quote him often.

I pressured Francis, our eldest son, and his wife Maree, into accompanying me to see His Holiness when he spoke in Dunedin in 2013. Dunedin Town Hall was fully booked. Why? There was this diminutive gentleman of indeterminate age; but certainly older than you or I! Historically kicked out of his own country, he lives in India as an exile. He speaks English in a stilted fashion and laughs a lot! How can he fill such a large space and command such attention and devotion?

When he walked slowly onto the stage I would like to bet that there were very few dry eyes in the house – his dignity, poise and presence were awe-inspiring. I choked up immediately! I have never seen such charisma in one so understated in his demeanour. He spoke a little and laughed; an infectious laugh that had his audience laughing with him; even though most of us missed what he actually said! After tuning in to him for ten minutes it became easy to understand and follow his speech.
It is very difficult to say what I actually took away from the occasion; apart from a life-long veneration and respect for the man. His beliefs and values are so simple but in the same breath, mind-blowing. His way of life, his mantra; love, compassion, forgiveness. Simple but incredibly effective!

I have been busy over the last few weeks. I have been tying off ends on our book, Chasing Shadows. I have been making bracelets in a positively manic fashion – stocking up for the Owaka market held last weekend in brilliant sunshine at the Catlins Café – great company, music, food and drink! I’ve been so busy in fact that I haven’t written here for a while.

Jodie sent me an email last week out of the blue. She has been hugely busy in her new work in Silicon Valley. I have been busy being busy. It was perfectly wonderful to hear from her again.

She had news for me; news that made me very happy. Rowan had been around her a little; hanging back, not pushing himself forward, but there nonetheless. She said that he is a medium’s dream! So many spirits push themselves forward and are demanding. They are aggressive and difficult to deal with. Rowie just sits and waits quietly; smiling and “chill” is how she described him! She knows him so well! I think I could describe him as smiling and “chill” too. She said there is something totally effortless and gracious about his approach. He is very clear when he communicates with her. He sends my voice to her saying “Come on Rowie, help me then”! She says it is just as if I am in the room with her; sitting next to her even. I have lost count of the amount of times I have said this to Rowie when I am writing and hit a block! There are others in spirit around me too she tells me. She thinks that I am attracting other people in spirit. There are a couple of spirits around that would like to help me too. Good news I think. It sounds like my journey might be about to pick up a little momentum again! How I miss Jodie – I would love to catch up with her again. Perhaps the Universe can set something up for me!

With this in mind I spent an age transferring all my crystals outdoors so that they could energise in the sun today and then returning them to their resting places, energised and buzzing!

Twenty four hours on, I visited my friend at The Nuggets this morning. She further enlightened me about me continuing journey. There is another book to be written! Rowie is going to be part of my ‘mediumship’ journey but he has handed over the mantle of ‘literary spirit’ to a friend of his in the spirit world! Janice and Jodie both say the same thing! This is exciting!

I don’t quite know where my journey is taking me next but I am open to receiving whatever the Universe has in store for me and I will aid and abet it in any way I can!