Thursday, October 22, 2009

busy days :-)






























Have been very quiet here lately as I haven't had a lot of sleep, very tired and also Lucille has been so much more interactive, that I didn't get a lot of time to write and download photos.
So, just briefly and lots of photos - we had some lovely rain on the weekend, the water rushing into our tanks, Lucille playing with the rain drops and in the puddles....We got another little garden bed done, with 'birds of paradise'(Strelitzien) and some other little plants, below our bedroom deck.

Matti painted himself one day like a 'monster'....and looked veeeery wild :-).

Lucille playing in the sandpit here in the village with some older children.

We went to a playground this week, which had a a tiny set of stairs and slide, and Lucille loved it, up the stairs, down the slide and Matti catching here, they had so much fun.

Right now she is sitting in a pile of Leggos, licking them, touching them, putting them on top of each other and making lots of "chook' (Huehnchen) noises.

This morning we went to the beach and it was beautiful, feeling the sun and breeze on our skin, stepping into the ocean, playing in the sand. All three of us were soo happy and relaxed there. Matti swam all the way to a sandbank, Lucille also crawled right into the water, without any fear, as far as she felt safe and then crawled back onto the sand. She played heaps in the sand as well, we kicked a ball and did a little walk. Such beautiful places around us that we can visit, it is really like paradise living here.

Lucille has been loving our homemade icecream, especially when it's on a stick and there is no chance anyone can take it off her :-).
She can almost run now and mainly walks everywhere. She has also managed to get down a single step, so she can get into the garden etc. She signs clearly now for poos, blowing her lips loudly, also for wees, she stands very still before she does them, and if I have missed, she calls me, so I can clean it and she doesn't slip. She touches her ear all the time to signal for it.
So in tune, it's great to see.
She is very aware, after she has hurt herself somewhere, it hasn't happened again, like with drawers, or slipping in wee....she remembers and then is careful to avoid it next time.

Ok, this is all for today. The weekend is ahead and we are meeting a permaculture landscaper and designer on Saturday...We are very excited about starting our garden and growing our own food.

Tomorrow we will go for a walk in the Mt Cougal National Park.

Lucille is just trying to grab Matti's navel and is laughing out loudly while doing it :-).

When Justin is on the phone she always says "daaddaaa dadadadad.....". She knows his voice...and often also says it when she sees his photo on the fridge.

Ok, that's it for today :-).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

How to create a healing Garden

http://anastasiagroups.org/
I copied and pasted the following from the above website, as I would like to share it with everyone who reads this blog, and after I mentioned the Anastasia books yesterday, here are her guidelines on how to plant a healing garden. You don't need a huge are, even if you just have a balcony you can do it.

Anastasia stated:

“Every seed you plant contains within itself an enormous amount of information about the Universe. Through the help of these data the seed knows the exact time, down to the millisecond, when it is to come alive, grow – what juices it is to take from the Earth, how to make use of the rays of the celestial bodies – the Sun, Moon and stars, what it is to grow into, what fruit to bring forth. These fruits are designed to sustain Man’s life. More powerfully and effectively than any manufactured drugs of the present or future, these fruits are capable of counteracting and withstanding any disease of the human body. But to this end the seed must know about the human condition. So that during the maturation process it can satiate its fruit with the right correlation of substances to heal a specific individual of his disease, if indeed he has it or is prone to it.”



Anastasia describes a process to ‘imbue’ or ‘load’ information into a seed and communicate more consciously with plants;



*** IMPORTANT NOTE



Please make sure to use only organic seeds. Store bought commercial varieties can be sprayed with poisons and make you sick. Buy the highest quality heirloom, organic varieties from reputable sources or better yet, produce the seeds yourself.



The following steps should be taken with a variety of plant species in the garden-plot. It is not necessary to cultivate more than a few of each kind of plant.



“Before planting, put into your mouth one or more little seeds, hold them in your mouth, under the tongue, for at least nine minutes.








“Then place the seed between the palms of your hands and hold it there for about thirty seconds. During this time it is important that you be standing barefoot on the spot of earth where you will later be planting it.








“Open your hands, and carefully raise the seed which you are holding to your mouth. Then blow on it lightly, warming it with your breath, and the wee little seed will know everything that is within you.



“Then you need to hold it with your hands open another thirty seconds, presenting the seed to the celestial bodies. And the seed will determine the moment of its awakening. The planets will all help it! And will give the sprouts the light they need to produce fruit especially for you.



“After that you may plant the seed in the ground. In no case should you water it right off, so as not to wash away the saliva which is now covering it, along with other information about you that the seed will take in. It can be watered three days after planting.



“The planting must be done on days appropriate to each vegetable (people already know this, from the lunar calendar). In the absence of watering, a premature planting is not as harmful as an overdue planting.



“It is not a good idea to pull up all the weeds growing in the vicinity of the sprouts. At least one of each kind should be left in place. The weeds can be cut back…”



According to Anastasia, the seed is able to take in information about the person who plants it, and then as it grows its fruit it receives from the universe the optimum blend of energies needed for a given Man. The weeds serve another function and should not be rid of completely. Some weeds protect the plant from disease and others give the plant supplemental information. During the time the plants are growing it is crucial to communicate – and meditate with the plant at least once, but preferably more. It is also desirable to meditate and touch the plants during a full moon.



Anastasia says that plants cultivated from seeds germinated and planted in this manner and eaten by the person who has grown them is capable of curing him of “any diseases of the flesh whatsoever but also of significantly retarding the aging process, rescuing him from harmful habits, tremendously increasing his mental abilities and giving him a sense of inner peace.”



The fruits must be eaten no later than three days after harvesting to be most effective.

When the plants are grown like this they will be different from other plants of the same species. They will not only differ in taste but will also be different in their makeup and the substances they contain.



When planting seedlings (trees) it is important to use ones fingers and bare toes to soften the dirt where planting. This is because toxic substances are excreted through the bottoms of the feet containing information about a person and any diseases they suffer from. The seedlings take in this information, which in turn transmits it to the fruit.



Anastasia recommends walking around the garden plot and wherever the seedlings are planted barefoot from time to time.



When asked what kind of plants to cultivate she says to plant the same kind of things that are found in most gardens. One can plant raspberries, currants, gooseberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, wild strawberries, any kind of apple tree, sweet and sour cherries and flowers. It doesn’t matter how many plants there are or how big the garden plot is.



She says there are a few “definites” that need to be planted in order to have a “full energy micro-climate”. There should be at least one sunflower plant and about two square meters of cereal grains such as rye or wheat (for making special bread later), and an “island” of wild growing herbs that grow there naturally and already. If there are no wild plants and weeds growing in the area then you can bring some turf in from the nearby forest.



When asked about planting these (what she called) ‘definites’ (plants that ‘definitely’ need to be in the garden) she responded that it is not just the variety of plants that is important, but also how they are planted. They need to be planted in such a way that they can take in the information they need. The main thing is to infuse the garden with information about yourself. If this is done correctly then the plants will be much more effective at healing. She says that “nature really is not wild, it is just unfamiliar to you – there are a great many plants that can help us cure all – and I mean all – existing diseases. These plants have been designed for that purpose, but Man has lost, or almost lost, the ability to identify them”.



The “chief physician” is our own body. From the beginning it knows what plants and herbs should be used for healing and when they should be used. Our body knows how to eat, drink and breathe and is capable of preventing dis-ease even before any physical signs are present. Nothing can do this better than your own body, for it is your own personal physician given to you by God.



“If you make connections with the plants in your garden-plot, they will take care of you and cure you. They will make the right diagnoses all by themselves and prepare the most effective medicine especially designed for you.” (Anastasia – book one - pp 77-81)



Anastasia tells Vladimir that the society he is living in can learn a lot about communication with plants from the dachniks and their dacha plots. The dachas know every plant personally in their garden. They feel better and act kinder when they are in working in their gardens. They live longer and are healthier. It is the dachniks who can show us the path towards becoming aware of how destructive the technocratic path can be. (Anastasia – book one - pp 73)



Anastasia describes a morning routine where a person wakes up at sunrise, walks barefoot out to the garden and visit your plants. She says to be sure and touch them. They love human contact. This does not have to be done everyday, and not even at the same time, but try to do it as much as possible. It should be done as one feels moved to. One thing that is important is to be sure and not wash or shower before visiting the plants. The plants sense the fragrances of the substances emitted by a persons body through the pores of the skin during the night.



If the morning is warm then find a small grassy patch (very helpful to have nearby) and lie down and stretch out for a few minutes. If some bug or insect crawls on your body don’t chase it away. The bugs can open up the pores causing toxins to be expelled and healing to happen.



If there is a river, lake or pond nearby then wash yourself in it. Or pour water over yourself as you stand barefoot close to the plants and garden, or you can stand in between the beds if possible. It is a good idea to alternate places in the garden where you wash off with water. Do not dry off with a towel. Use your hands and shake the water from your body off onto the garden. After this a person can bathe or shower.



At nighttime it is good to wash your feet with pure water before going to bed. You can use some saltbrush plant or nettles or combine them together, but don’t use any soap or shampoo. Pour the water you have just washed with out on the plants. This will allow toxins to be removed through the pores of the feet and the water that is poured over the garden will give supplemental information to the plants. We must follow this routine as much as possible in order to give the environment a chance to help us heal. (Anastasia – book one - pp 86-87

Friday, October 16, 2009

Last week - diverse....




























We had a very cold and rainy Sunday, 18 degrees or less, and it was bliss. So nice and cosy for a change, to be able to wrap up and just enjoy a 'dark'day :-), our tanks filling up a little and the earth just soaking in the rain.
It didn't last long, only a day, and the next day it was back to our usual sunny gorgous day. You definitely get used to all the bright days and one cloudy day is sufficient for a 'break'.
We had friends from Karana Downs visiting us on Sunday and it was great catching up again.

Justin took Monday and Tuesday carers leave, as I've been just so exhausted and tired, and it gave me the chance to take long naps with Lucille and just charge up again.
She has been sleeping much more sound, only waking twice or so the last nights, so am just catching up myself now to recover from all the many night wakings between both Matti and Lucille.
Have been feeling a abit weak and tired...Anyway, it will pass soon, just have to be gentle on myself and get as much rest as possible. Have been going to bed with them around 8ish as well.

An update about EC, over the last few nights Lucille has actually wanted me to wee her over the potty, so we have completely dry nights. Great to see the change coming. She is so aware of when she has to go to the 'toilet'now, it's beautiful to see.

We have also planted our palm trees, around the border to the greenway. We want to create a permaculture garden, but don't know a lot about it yet. Yesterday there were 2 flyers of permaculture garden designers and landscapers in our letterbox - maybe that's an answer to our inner call for help. I'm longing to grow our own food, especially since reading Anastasia and her advice on gardening. Speaking of Anastasia, the books are called 'The Ringing Cedars of Russia', 9 books so far. I don't have time to go into them right now, but please google them, they are an amazing read, with so many insights on how we can improve our lifes...health, relationships, our earth...and one of the main things is creating our 'Space of Love', our house, our garden, growing our own food, to be self sufficient, and to pass this on to our children. The books span dozens of subjects from child-rearing to gardening, from adventure to the meaning of human life, from megalithic science to breastfeeding and from sexuality to religion, they reassert the limitless creative potential hidden in each of us and present and incredibly beautiful and equally practicable vision of humanity's spiritual connection to Nature that helps us understand ourselves and heal our Earth.
Reading them has stirred me up a lot and has made me question the way we life etc. At least we are at the right place, in an ecovillage, in a community, about to create our garden and the rest will just follow. Going to a shopping centre now and seeing all the useless gadgeds for sale, all the advertising, enticing people to buy stuff, and stuff and stuff and stuff...our houses are filled with them...even clothes....how many clothes do we really need?...(it would be so much nicer to not wear any anyway....), especially for children. We have become mostly OP shoppers and hardly buy anything new anymore. And hopefully once we have our garden, some chooks etc, the kids will mainly play out there and won't need all these artificial toys.
No wonder most of us are not feeling 100% wellbeing...how can we, if we don't grow our own food and spend our lifes living by how we get told to live (what to buy, what to wear, when and what to eat ....).
Anyway, they are the most amazing books I've ever read, and they are truly life changing. The concepts of them fit very well to the BodyTalk and also Yoga Philosophy and many things I've heard in different courses...but, the way the book is written, in the poetic form, just makes it sink in, in a different way.
Probably lots of shifts happening, as the awareness of whoever reads the books increases so much, and no wonder I've been feeling so tired.

The photos are of the kids playing, us planting, Matti helping Justin unload the ute in a little hail storm, Matti and Lucille playing in the hole for the tree, Lucille eating beans and her watching 'the boys'(as Matti likes to call himself and Daddy ;-) ).

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I'm a mother of two beautiful children. We are parenting in an autonomous way, not schooling and learning by living, taking each other seriously and all of our needs into account. So our life is very rich and exciting as we have the time to 'smell the roses' :-) and live in the moment, 'going with the flow'. We are part of a sustainable community. It's wonderful to live in harmony with the earth and for the children to grow up conscious of their environment. I'm a Yoga Instructor and BodyTalk Practitioner (www.bodytalksystem.com). BodyTalk stimulates your body’s innate ability to heal itself on all levels and no other modality has ever made that much sense to me...hence why I've become a practitioner:-). I also work as an independent Sales Advisor for the Learning Ladder, promoting and selling educational books and toys, facilitating get togethers in people's homes or public centres, as the products are only available via direct selling and it's something that the kids and I do together to 'earn' our home library. With two little children, my main yoga practice is 'living my yoga' in whatever I do.

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