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By thy Grace – Snatum Kaur

This track is dedicated to Peace on the planet. It draws from the Sacred names of the Infinite Creator as represented by the Muslim (Allah), Christian (Jehova), Hindu (Rama) and Sikh (Sa Ta Na Ma) faiths.

“Snatum Kaur” means universal / nucleus / friend to all, and the beautiful Snatum Kaur emboides all this and more. Many of the songs sung on Snatum’s recordings are ancient chants sang in Gurumukhi, the ancient language of the Sikhs.  More about this wonderful singer from her website below.  Enjoy.

http://www.snatamkaur.com/

Snatum has just released a new album, in tandem with pianist Peter Kater, called “Heart of the Universe” –  see below please for more information.  You can buy the hardcopy CD for $18, or the full album in mp3 format for just $10, or even just purchase individual songs.  Just click on “Purchase Album” at the bottom right to view your options.

http://www.spiritvoyage.com/heartoftheuniverse

Snatum’s “Grace” album and “The Essential Snatum Kaur” and others include the BY THY GRACE track, if you are looking for that.  Please click on the link below to see the range of albums available.

http://www.spiritvoyage.com/artists/Snatam-Kaur.aspx

 


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Late Afternoon Mosaic at Fremantle, Western Australia

Fremantle Sunset taken 6.16pm, 7/02/2014 Fremantle Sunset taken 6.16pm, 7/02/2014   

Gotta love Freo.  Fremantle is a city and a Harbour in Western Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River. Fremantle Harbour serves as the port of Perth, the state capital. Fremantle was the first area settled by the Swan River colonists in 1829.  Fremantle became a city in its own right by 1929, and in 1987 it was the host city for the Americas Cup sailing challenge. You can see it on Google Maps by clicking  HERE.   Visit the  Fremantle Visitor Centre  website for lots of great information about Freo.   More photos follow.

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Our Lovely World

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23 June 2012

Hi beautiful people

This is my new Blog, designed to simply post beautiful, inspiring and awesome reflections, memories, imaginings and things – about our Beautiful World !!

I already have another WordPress blog about Fascinating Animals, but lately I have had an “impulse” or a voice telling me to create this new blog, where I can post about nice things (to me anyway) and not necessarily about Animals.  If you would like to “Like” a post or page on this site, or to leave a comment, you will need to sign in via Facebook or Twitter, or with your WordPress account.   I have chosen this method to prevent spam that the site otherwise receives.

So, welcome to Our Lovely World.

Mitakuye Oyasin – we are all related,

Celine

Visit my other site, Peace in Practice, by clicking on the picture below.


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Mum’s Recipes

Below are Five recipes of my adoptive mother – by far my most favourite Aussie dish is the first listed, being “Sausage Crunch”.  So simple to do but so delicious.   Imagine the crunch of toasted Weeties and good quality sausage meat & oats with tangy tomato sauce.  Divine.   I have left Mum’s pricing for the Ingredients in the Recipes too.   This goes to show just how long ago that Mum made up these delicious dishes.  Enjoy!

mumPhoto of Mum taken 40 years ago

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Australian Vintage Shell Art Lady Doll – Lakes Entrance Victoria

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Above are photos of my wonderful shell art doll – she is a vintage work of art from Lakes Entrance, a tourist resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia.  Now I have never been there, but I used to love collecting shells and fossicking around the huge coast-line of Western Australia, the land of the “Sand Gropers” where I live.  I LOVED going to Shell Museums & Shops to look at shells and to purchase beautiful, awesome shell art, too.

Well, I bought this magnificent once-off piece from an eBay seller back in November 2013.  She is 18 cm tall and sports a glitter covered shell purse, along with her “Lakes Entrance” tag.   She cost me $45 AUD (plus postage).  Who could resist her?

There is the Griffiths Sea Shell Museum at Lakes Entrance, which if you ever go to Victoria, would be well worth visiting, I am sure.  You won’t find many of these shell art dolls anymore on eBay, but could try other online platforms if you are looking for one –  like  etsy  OR  ruby lane.

Happy Shell art hunting.


The Middle East Transmissions

Sunset at Fremantle Jan 2013

Children of the Sun have a need for people to participate in their powerful Transmissions to the Middle East Region on September 23 & 28, and on October 5 and 12, commencing 8.00 pm in ALL Time Zones.  I have registered and I really appreciate COS for this opportunity which I will throw myself into wholeheartedly.  The following is an extract from the site.

Children of the Sun Foundation launches a most penetrating campaign to greatly assist in transmuting the hate virus and its entire energy hologram that has kept the Middle East locked in a barbaric loop of prejudice, war, violence and killing.

Our immediate priority is to empower the land and the people to rebuild their life force so that the entire energetic system can be re-trained to reject the dis-ease of conflict that has plagued this entire area for centuries.

This missive is to help clear blockages, repair and reconnect the energy grid system. We will purify elemental matter and transmit highly alkalizing healing light. Our group forcefield will deliver a transference, likened to a walloping love vaccine, purposed to trigger eradication of a most deadly, hate empowered virus and its contagious influence.

COS provides a wealth of information on the spiritual dimension of what is going on in our World at this present time.  I encourage Light Beacons to have a look.  Our main work of light workers, “working” to transmute dense energy and negativity directly around us has now shifted slightly to being beacons of light.  By shining out our Love and Light, we influence those immediately around us, and we can inject an outpouring of LOVE into areas like the Middle East, to transform the energies.

Our time has come to create a better Earth for ALL, including OURSELVES. Working together we CAN transform Earth to a bright new World.  In 2012 we passed the point of “No return” to the dark days that COS speaks about.  The Angelics and Spirit Guides have let us know this. 

Remember,  What you focus on GROWS.

Let’s focus on using our privilege to help others help us.  All is ONE.

http://childrenofthesun.org/blog/2014/08/25/middle-east-transmissions/

Thank you Children of the Sun.

Namaste everyone.

Star Wise


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Strawberries & Pineapple

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The garden strawberry is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria. It is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness.   Strawberries are cheap at the moment here “Down Under” ( Australia ) at Coles!

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The Mighty Purse – mighty good

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So what do you do if you are out and about and you have forgotten to charge your mobile phone, or not had time to charge it?

You reach for your MIGHTY PURSE !

The Mighty Purse, “the Handbag Butler” is a smart device, that combines fashion with technology.  It is a soft leather purse measuring 20cm x 12.5cm x 2.5cm / 7.8” x 4.9” x 1 and weighing only 200g / 7.1oz.

The Mighty Purse was invented in 2008 by Australians, Ana Slavka and Stephan Kljajic – it is a beautiful purse with a built in smart device charger!

It comes in bright colours of red, green, purple, gold, yellow, and to satisfy the more classic tastes it also comes in brown, grey and black.

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FIFA World Cup Soccer 2014

The 2014 World Cup Soccer Quarter Finals are on soon, and who knows who will win?  I love the soccer and have been watching all of the Matches as recorded.  They are playing in the early hours of Australia.  I have been really impressed by some of the Goal-keepers, like the Nigerian goal-keeper, and of course with Lionel Messi of Argentina.  His crosses and goals have been fabulous, and he can’t win the matches by himself, but must feel alot of pressure upon him.  There have been some surprises, like Spain and Portugal out of the Round of 16.  I was impressed by Nigeria and Mexico going into the Round of 16 and disappointed that Mexico didn’t make it to the Quarter Finals. and am delighted that Costa Rica is going into the Quarter finals.  What an interesting match that was, against Greece.

With all its controversial Referee decisions, and in the background, protestors angry about the amount of money spent on the World Cup at the expense of health and education in Brazil ( why not have BOTH the World Cup and Health / Education ), I have been enjoying the Soccer.

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Lovehearts at Sweethearts

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I have to confess that I’ve got a sweet tooth and when my partner, originally from England, told me about the wonderful lollies / sweets / chocolates in England, I decided I had to sample them when I could !  Last week on Wednesday night I was thinking about the candy hearts with the words on them which I ate when I was a child, and said out loud to him, I wish I had some of those Sweetheart candies with the messages on them.

Well, my wish came true, because the next day we visited AQWA, the Aquarium of Western Australia, in Hillarys.  After our visit, we looked around nearby for somewhere to have lunch.  My partner espied a British lolly / lollie shop aptly called SWEETHEARTS.

Luckily for our “wallets” we ate lunch first, then visited the Candy Shop.  What a treat that was. Above is the hoard that we brought back with us.  Surprisingly, the Love Hearts candies have had a modern make-over, with TEXT ME being the first message I got, and EMAIL ME somewhere in the packet too, LOL.

The Walnut Whips were the “piece de resistance”.  The Nestle website says that in the U.K. one Walnut Whip is eaten every 2 seconds, that’s how popular they are.  Here is a close up of this delight – a whirl-shaped cone of milk chocolate with a whipped vanilla fondant filling, topped with a half-walnut.  When my partner first described them to me, I could not believe him, and dreamed about the day I would get to eat such a delight.  Well, we saw them at SWEETHEARTS, and bought one each, and they live up to their reputation.

Launched in 1910, Walnut Whip is Nestlé’s oldest current brand. It was previously made by Duncan’s of Edinburgh.

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The Hero With a Thousand Faces – myth in stories

“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”

Joseph Campbell

Joseph John Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience.

In 1949 Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) made a big splash in the field of mythology with his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces. This book built on the pioneering work of German anthropologist Adolph Bastian (1826-1905), who first proposed the idea that myths from all over the world seem to be built from the same “elementary ideas.”

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) named these elementary ideas “archetypes,” which he believed to be the building blocks not only of the unconscious mind, but of a collective unconscious. In other words, Jung believed that everyone in the world is born with the same basic subconscious model of what a “hero” is, or a “mentor” or a “quest,” and that’s why people who don’t even speak the same language can enjoy the same stories.

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Pretty in Yellow & Red

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Yesterday I got a lovely surprise at work, when a colleague kindly gave me this beautiful and tasty Cup-cake from Maven Espresso Cafe for a “treat”.   I was hungry and so after taking photos of this work of art, I ate it.   I do have a sweet tooth.  I have probably tried every type of cup-cake from Maven by now.  I love and appreciate them all.

For more photos and information about Maven’s sweet delights, please see  THIS  post.


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Happy Mother’s Day

11th May 2014 is “Mother’s Day” in Australia, so a very H A P P Y MOTHER’S DAY to all mothers and spiritual mothers too! I am a “mother” to our cat Shandy, according to Shandy cat, so Happy Mother’s Day to me too.

 

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DRAWING

Above is a drawing by one of my 7 year old twin nieces.  There were four mothers out today having lunch out, myself, my partner’s sister (mother of twin girls and another girl), my partner’s mother, and my partner’s sister’s husband’s mother.

The drawing started out with a round circle drawn by my niece which I filled in.  My partner said it looked like Dr Spock and I replied it was supposed to be an Elf.  She drew the top and he drew the pants and I drew the curly bell-topped shoes.  My niece drew the hat with the feather and the stream or river with a mermaid popping its head up.  I drew the bird and the background, except for the little house on the left of the hill.

Someone said the Elf should have a friend, so my Mother-in-Law suggested my niece draw “Big Ears” ( Noddy’s friend as the Elf looks a bit like Noddy ).  Another person said why not draw a Gnome, to which I gasped it would be hard to draw a gnome.  But NO, it wasn’t difficult for my 7 year old niece, and hey presto, a character almost out of “Gnomeo” appears in the picture to the left of the Elf.

Quite a marvelous collaborative effort, wouldn’t you say?  The other twin niece drew the fairy in the background and we all drew some magic fairy dust or sparkles scattered about the picture.

Below is a scan of a photocopy of part of a Card that I chose for my Mother-in-Law.  The Card had removable Tokens, shown below.  I tried to do a colour scan of the whole card but couldn’t get the right drivers on my computer in time, so all I could manage was a black and white photocopy of part of the card.  Now the card is with my partner’s Mother, so I just decided to scan the b&w photocopied image, and here it is.

So, to all Mothers around the World, take it easy -

TODAY and EVERY DAY is YOUR DAY !!

 

Tokens for Mothers Day


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Pretty in Red

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This week I was on my way to work when I saw a BEAUTIFUL LADY IN RED outside a shopping centre. She was handing out pamphlets for $2 coffees at the centre. Her outfit was a work of art. As she was so gorgeous, and in her magnificent attire cheered me up alot, I asked her if I could take a photo of her.

She asked her assistant to take a snap of her with me, so here is the result.

Something out of the ordinary to make my day extraordinary.


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Sounds of Friends

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This is a Poem that I wrote when I was at School, quite a long time ago.  I scanned it and am sharing it here.  I think that my sister drew the guy with the guitar for me.

 

Here are some Links for listening to or downloading some neat Sounds.

Find Sounds

Sound Library   ( Australian primarily )

 


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Cardinal Grand Cross APRIL 2014 – Pluto, Jupiter, Uranus & Mars

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Cardinal Grand Cross April 2014 – Simone Matthews

Simone Matthews & Kyrona Unity Hope explain the 5 rare celestial alignments in a free Webinar.   These Events are – 

  1. The April 14/15 –  Total Lunar Eclipse  –  click  HERE  for exact times of the Maximum of the Eclipse worldwide

  2. The April 21/22 – 5th Exact Uranus Pluto Square

  3. The April 23/24 – Exact Cardinal Grand Cross Alignment

  4. The April 24/25 – Venus 3rd Gate of Communication

  5. The April 28/28 – Annular Solar Eclipse

Please click on  THIS  link to access the Video online  -

http://www.kyrona.com/thumbsup201404/

Exact Cardinal Grand Cross Alignment =

QUANTUM POTENTIAL

This allows for Metatron’s Cube Frequency or a Double Merkaba body of light which is anchored deeply to each of our 13 centres ( Chakras ) of creation.

OPPOSITION ( 180 degrees ) = OPPORTUNITY TO SHIFT / CHANGE

Opposition means pulled between polarities – tension & friction –  The Planets are directly opposite each other.

 

PLUTO OPPOSITE JUPITER

 PLUTO IN CAPRICORN ( 2008 – 2024 )

Transformation of all Systems – breaking down old systems of Power – of the archaic hierarchy

JUPITER IN CANCER

Expansion – Humanity as “One”.

MARS OPPOSITE URANUS

MARS IN LIBRA ( Retrograde – goes direct 3rd week of May )

Major Volatility, Justice, Truth, Transparency – inner work first

URANUS IN ARIES

Quantum shifts, Revolution, Unify the “I AM” presence, look beyond conformity

 

The Webinar runs for nearly 2 hours but is WELL WORTH watching, not only to find out what the month of APRIL 2014 heralds for humankind, but also to receive a FREQUENCY TRANSMISSION from Kyrona, which will freshen you up and work on you at a superconscious level, to support you personally.

Not only will APRIL have this Grand Cardinal Cross of the Celestial Bodies – “Cardinal” because these Planets will be 13 degrees in the CARDINAL SIGNS of the Zodiac, BUT they will be surrounded by TWO ECLIPSES -

 FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE

ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE

 

This really will be a POWERHOUSE month where SHIFT HAPPENS –   for the better of ALL.

REMEMBER,  IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON THE   POSITIVE !!

 Simone Matthews from Universal Life-tools explains very well about the Cardinal Grand Cross at the Link below –  PLEASE READ NOW.

http://www.universallifetools.com/2014/03/cardinal-grand-cross-april-2014/

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JUPITER is the planet of optimism, success, and expansion.  Its energies govern the way in which we “grow”.

PLUTO is the planet of transformation, regeneration, of inner alchemy, death and rebirth. It also shows the way in which we need to grow spiritually.

MARS governs our energy, will, inner motivation or drive, and our sexuality.   Mars urges us on to achieve.

URANUS is associated with innovation, originality, unconventionality, and the quest for freedom.  It guides our unique self-expression, and the ways in which we break with convention. It is through Uranus that we have sudden insights into things and can come to know and understand ourselves better.

 

FOR THE ENERGIES OF THE ZODIAC PLEASE  CLICK   HERE

 

 


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Royal Hampshire Foundry Pewter SHIRE HORSE

Royal Hampshire Foundry Pewter Horse

Royal Hampshire Foundry Pewter Horse

I bought this BEAUUUTIFUL pewter Shire Horse from the eBay Seller – sea-eagle 1, a great Seller, with beautiful sculptures and figurines for sale – Collectables, Dolls & Toys.  Have a look at their porcelain Ladies and their Sherratt & Simpson animals for sale.

It is quite heavy and in mint condition, a stunning old, long retired original Wildlife Sculpture, circa 1980s.  The Horse ia approx. 3 3/4 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide x 3 1/2 inches high.   The Horse was packaged very well indeed, with special “puffy” padding and in a box with extra packaging material.  I was so excited when I got it and even kept the stamps on it.

This horse of course reminds me of Bill, the Shire pony in the “Lord of the Rings”.   I havent’ named my horse yet, but think it will be a lady’s name, when I do.

Royal Hampshire Foundry is well known for its pewter military figures, but it also manufactured some wildlife sculptures.  Alan Haig has the Kingfisher avaiable at the time of posting this.   He had a Squirrel, which was also VERY cute, but that has Sold !!

 

You can visit     SEA-EAGLE 1  

for a beautiful and unusual figurine NOW. 

YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED


 


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Win an Amazonite Buddha Bracelet

Amazonite Buddha Bracelet

Amazonite Buddha Bracelet – Merkaba Warrior

More information from Merkaba Warrior

If you are on Facebook, just head over to Merkaba Warrior’s competition page  HERE  where all you have to do is to leave a Comment on the Competition post, and to Like the Page, and once the Page has 600 Likes, a name will be randomly drawn from the names of all of the people who have commented on the Competition post AND have Liked the Page!   You may win a handmade spiritual BEAUTIFUL Amazonite Buddha bracelet.

It has pale green beads and a Buddha-head charm, and can be used as a “mala” or as contemplative beads.   AMAZONITE is an extremely soothing stone and assists in communicating one’s true thoughts and feelings without over-emotionalism.

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