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  • For peace, first understand the causes of violence

    We live in a world of great paradoxes. Now, more than ever, we are capable of providing for all our needs and ultimately, to live more peacefully. Yet despite this, we are faced with a world of growing crises and continued violence. Why is this, and what can we do about it? Firstly, let’s acknowledge that most of us do intend to create, and live in, a world of peace. We humans are mostly kind…

  • Our call to peace

    We all have a deep source of peace within us. It’s this we most want to live by. But in a world full of distractions, fear, conflict and crisis, this inner peace can sometimes seem unattainable. We may even doubt that it truly exists within us. How then do we reconnect to our own inner source of peace and harness its power -  so that we may bring it more fully into the world? It’s…

  • How I first discovered racism and found a path to healing

    It started with a kiss The first boy I kissed was Aboriginal. Or rather, the first boy who kissed me was a warm, funny, playful, strong-willed, deep souled human. I liked him a lot. I remember that moment vividly. We were playing in one of the local trees. I’m sure that tree could tell many stories. It was big and full, with strong low-lying limbs that made it easy for kids to find their way…

  • What does it mean to be humanitarian?

    With the nature of news reporting and its obsession with all things dramatic, conflicted and deficient – we may easily be duped into feeling humans are a terrible heartless species. However, psychological and social studies have revealed the very opposite - that we are inherently caring beings. We are social creatures with deep and abiding bonds; and with a natural inclination to love, nurture and support each other – even strangers. Sure, we are complex.…

  • World Indigenous Day. Why this day matters.

    Humanity seems to stand on a precipice. In many ways the future seems uncertain. Engulfed in confusion, crisis, conflict and despair, many are questioning the reason to live. We are in great and urgent need of wise agency, of clarity and true wisdom. We need answers that can lead us through these tumultuous times. Most of all, we need reason to hope. Perhaps we don’t need to look too far to find it. Beneath all…

  • Awakening and Regeneration

    From the time I was a young child, I recognised that the people all around me were deeply disconnected and that this severance of spirit was directly related to the collective conflicts reverberating around the world. Clearly, this disconnection was the root of great suffering and conflict.  As I grew to be able to articulate what I saw and understood I recognised the need for a great awakening – not just within individuals – but…

  • Sorry Day means so much more than just “I’m sorry”

    National Sorry Day. What does it really mean, and why is it relevant to us all? Not just here in Australia, but the world. Although our government has raised the platform to establish a different relationship with Indigenous Australia, we are yet to achieve a unified vision or outcome. Even for those who are strongly opposed to the apology and compensation, there is reason for us all to find deeper respect and appreciation for our…

  • Prayer – why it might be relevant?

    Apparently, everyone is googling prayer right now. Given the unprecedented crisis we are in, it’s not surprising there has been a sudden interest. What really is prayer?  Prayer is and has been, a unique human behaviour throughout time. Historically we have been taught to pray to a God. To a being or force outside ourselves. To something higher. Someone in control. To pray has been and is, a part of cultures and religions ancient and…

  • Is there a hidden gift in the Coronavirus pandemic

    We have entered a time of unprecedented crisis. We have gone from an escalating push to acknowledge the imminent collapse of our environment to global pandemic, the unraveling of our systems – economic, health, social. The warning signs have been with us for a long time. And, here’s what happens when we don’t heed the alarm bells. When we don’t preemptively and proactively seek to change the course we are on. Like a person whose…

  • We are the ReGeneration

    Look around us and we see conflict and challenges in every direction: politically, socially, environmentally; mental health, immigration, the rise of populism, fake news, consumerism, addiction, climate crisis. In many ways it appears the fabric of our world is disintegrating. In the midst of this is the uprising of activism, woke-ism, virtue signalling, dissent, and… some deep soul searching.     It is evident things are not working as well as we might wish. Perhaps…

  • A compelling approach to climate change

    We seem to forget that we are all here, living on earth. This is our home, yet we are destroying it. This fact is clear. The jury on ‘climate change’ is out. Earth is showing us how things are. Nature is crying out to us and telling us that we have to change.  Scientists also are making this point clear: “we are already experiencing the impact of climate change and environmental tipping points.” We may…

  • The Four Pillars of Lore: A universal map for our times

    From the time I was a young girl I experienced and observed the traumas of disconnection. I could see that many of the people around me were so disconnected from the land, from the environment surrounding them, that it was like they were living in their own diminished bubble. That bubble was also filled with layers of trauma and emotional conflicts that prevented them from being truly connected with the people around them. This was…