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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Monday, 23 July 2007

the essence & aura of Woodford

when we first bought this house, I fell in love with the village of Woodford. There is something that sets the village apart from the other mountain towns. it isn't grand by any means, it isn't a tourist attraction and if you are driving through it, if you blink, you could miss it. There is an aura, a presence and I believe it is the faye. It is also part of the area where our ancient native Australians, our indigenous race, the aboriginal people lived, before the first road was built, people who were connected very closely to the land. A people who believed in the "dreamtime"


Yesterday, when I was out in the garden, near my chook pen - I felt this presence. While I was looking up into the gum tree, trying to see just what birds were making a racket, I felt a sense of peace, a sense of belonging, I felt as if I were one with the breeze, the earth.. just a part of the whole, as one.... and I said out loud 'I love Woodford, I love my home'. I wanted someone to know that, I wanted someone to realize that I was feeling a connection to our land... I wanted to assure myself that what I was feeling was very real...... and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a flicker of someone, something and quickly turned around but 'it' was gone. But I KNOW someone was there. This feeling of absolutely loving my home, and feeling part of the whole essence of Mother earth is something so fleeting that I want to grab it with two hands and put it into a bottle....


yeterday, was another cold winters day but I had it all to myself! so I played on the computer for awhile, then I went out into the garden, trimmed the lemon tree, picked a basket of oranges and lemons. Then I made myself a sandwich and snuggled down to read the book, then promptly went to sleep ...I don't know what is wrong with me lately, I sleep alot in the day time, like bear does.. hibernating from the cold. After i woke up, I took a trip to my friends place. She is a crystal healer and she had made me up some flower essences.. to help with this loneliness of soul that I constantly feel now. We had a cup of tea and a long chat about metaphysical things... and then I came home, so that I could sit in front of the fire and read some more... a lovely lazy winters day..

oh & before I forget, the winner of the Imboc gift-away is Ninnie. My birdies are ready to go but I still have a few things to gather before I let them fly off with it....

*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~

16 comments:

Bimbimbie said...

The Australian Aboriginals, like the ancient Celts and other ancient natives who were one with nature did not write down their lore but relied on the spoken word through story telling and songs to continue their knowledge through generations. I love it when you can hear (before you feel) the wind racing through the gum tree canopies. In summer it almost sounds like the roar of the ocean.
Smiles & hugs *!*

E~li~si said...

I went to a place today that had many crystals...I want to learn more about them. How do you know which one(s) are best for you?
It is so very strange to see this post is for Monday and it is still Sunday evening here...

Sacred Suzie said...

It's rare but I've had moments like that in the woods or by the water, of being completely in tune with the setting and know that you are completely connected with nature. I'm so glad you have this and that you said this aloud and let the fairies know! Funny, wait until you read my post, we had similar moments but mine was with an owl.

I'm so glad you have such a spiritual life Robyn. It's so wonderful to read. Thank you for sharing.

peppylady said...

It amazing how different things happen among this world right now we are in heat of summer.
I live in narrow valley between two mountain range and close by a small town.

Gemma said...

Robyn...this is wonderful news...so glad you felt that special belonging and presence in your garden. I have been thinking of you....with love

LisaOceandreamer said...

It's wonderful that way you are really embracing your home and it's surroundings. I can tell it is bringing you great peace.
XOXOX

Connie said...

Sounds like you are very content and relaxed. That is probably why you can fall asleep so easily.
Enjoy your days.

Hugs,
Connie
Love your new blog

Rowan said...

This is a lovely experience for you to have had, I've had similar things happen here and there. As for sleeping - that's a natural thing in winter, another sign of your attunement to the seasons and the natural world.

Tracy said...

How wonderful to feel such a connection to nature and such love for your home!

Naturegirl said...

Robyn what beautiful writing in this post! I do feel the spirits as I read your description of your mountain town!
You picked a basket of oranges and lemons in winter!!! How blessed are you!!
I think it was an angel spirit watching over you and you felt her presence! I get that feeling when I sit pondering on the bench by my pond.I find this feeling very comforting!

I love what your said here>>
"essence of Mother earth is something so fleeting that I want to grab it with two hands and put it into a bottle...."
Robyn make yourself a ~special bottle~ and each time you are out in your garden ~feeling~ just open the jar/top and bottle that feeling! hugs NG

amelia said...

I love this post!

I can really 'feel' the way you're feeling here!

I feel the same way when I'm out in the bush.

Peggy said...

Being happy and content with your home and village brought the spirit of someone maybe who lived there before you and felt the same thing looking at the same tree. I just love the peaceful feeling that comes over me when I have that experience .

Sweetpea said...

reading this I really see how my mum and you were so close. I knew already but this was good to read xx

judie said...

I totally envy you this wonderful, peaceful winter day. And aren't lorikeets just so beautiful?

Ninnie said...

Wow I was loving reading your post and how you were feeling about your home, and your siting. Don't you love just catching a glimpse of something out of the corner of your eye. Then much to my surprise I had won. Whoopee I am jumping up and down. Love Hugs and Blessings Ninnie

kansasrose said...

What a good and strong connection you have with the Mother Earth. I could feel your joy in this post. I'd love to see pics of your chooks! Oh how I am longing for some other "mother hens" around this place. LOL. xxxooo