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If I hid inside the colour blue a skyclad, windowless horizon all my senses tuned to this eruption volcanic lava from my womb what happens to blue when red enters? and then there is green warm grass, tropical sea, erect treetops and purple whole lavender fields in...read more
It has been a while since I’ve written here and it is way too late in the evening, or early in the morning to start now. But I wanted to share this image of one of the horses that is living in our pastures beside the loft for the next few months. I often find her at...read more
I can hardly believe that it’s done ! I had my final thesis defense on Wednesday March 31. I am now officially Dr. Ahava Shira or Ahava Shira, PhD. It was a glorious celebration. In preparation for my defense, I sat a 7-day silent meditation retreat at Stowel...read more
Winter has resumed here on the West Coast. After a few weeks of glorious sunshine, the rains have returned and with them, the nearly impenetrable fog. However, if there is one thing for certain about the weather, it always changes. Which is true about everything. As...read more
I am not sure I have mentioned the gates of the farm yet here. I have shown a photo of one, but that’s it. Well, there are over 36 gates on the farm, at last count, which keeps on changing. Incredible. I am getting used to opening and closing them daily. I quite enjoy...read more
return again, return again, return to the land of your soul return to who you are, return to what you are, return to where you are born and reborn again I just got back from three days of extreme emotional, physical and spiritual nourishment at a beautiful retreat on...read more
I know I will have to stop this counting thing, eventually. It is the middle of the day and I am sitting at my laptop, a fire smouldering in the wood stove, rain dripping off the trees, the forest haloed, hallowed in mist. Awaiting a friend who has been the closest...read more
I have decided I like this, and that I will try harder to check my spelling and punctuation because even though it works for me to have it all in lower case, and not to pay too much attention to those things as I write (I thank the Buddhist writing teacher Natalie...read more