About


Since I was a small child I have always been puzzled by the question “What is the Meaning of Life?

It has only been in this last year that I have truly had that question answered.

Finding the path between ORDER and CHAOS.

Choosing the positive, with love, and creating equilibrium.

Our ultimate goal is to travel a route that will take us on a long, long journey over a vast period of time, where we will explore the potential of our mind as well as achieve great intellectual conquest, which is reward in itself, but is not the final reward.

There have been steps along the way, through many denominations, starting with Anglican through to small home groups.

Integral theory was a fascinating journey into more truth on my quest.

This is the ultimate quest for us:

to return to where we rightfully belong, and that is to the One who created us, so that we can be One with Him.

I have travelled a long path, experienced much, created a family, run a business, discovered spiritual truths and now in my later years I am living in a Retirement Village in Hobart, almost at the end of everything but happily keeping in touch through modern technology.

Giving up old habits and ways of thinking is required every 10 years or so, otherwise our lives become stale.
Every new chapter creates opportunity for more adventures.

More to life than Bingo


This year 2016 has found me in a new location, Hobart, Tasmania and with a new passion.

I have been studying Jean Gebser’s Ever Present Origin as part of an on-line Book Club,

It is quite an intense but rewarding journey through structures of consciousness.

To me, it seems like a Mythic Journey and here is a poem by my favourite poet that says it all.

Mythic Journey

by John O’Donohue.

A journey can become a sacred thing:

Make sure before you go,

to take the time

to bless your going forth.

To free your heart of ballast.

So that the compass of your soul

might direct you toward

where you will discover

more of your hidden life,

and the urgencies

that deserve to claim you.

Meeting Place


 

I attended a workshop this weekend:

“The Black Madonna is the feminine rooted in the body, walking on the earth”. M.WoodmanThe Black Madonna workshop
The Black Madonna:
Reclaiming the Dark: towards full Feminine Consciousness
A Marion Woodman Affiliated Body Soul Workshop
Led by Joan Harcourt
Assisted by Ali Golding, NAIDOC Elder 2010 

The Black Madonna is the sacred feminine rooted in a body living on the earth. She has been burned and transformed by life. Through her loving acceptance of all of us, and valuing the interrelatedness of all life, the Black Madonna brings us to wholeness. At this time of world upheavals, she is coming to remind us of the sacredness of life, for the need to care for and nourish the earth, ourselves and all sentient beings.

This experiential workshop offers an opportunity to deepen your own journey to self discovery; to have a body-felt experience of the sacredness of your own femininity, using images, dreams, meditation, ritual, movement, dance, discussion and art, in a safe, held, sacred space

bodysouldownunder@gmail.com
website http://www.bodysoul-downunder.com

“To go beyond the ego, we have to turn inward with our own microscopes of introspection; we have to go into our own opaque matter to discover the unpredictability and spontaneity of our true nature.
We have to enter chaos, terrifying though it might seem, if we are to find our own creativity.
Courage and awareness of the dangers are essential to our entering into the dance of our own dark reality.”
From Dancing in the Flames by Marion Woodman & Elinor Dickson.