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

Saturday, 8 March 2008

making a difference and being green

all my life.. well most of it, I have struggled with my 'divine life purpose'. Oh I had visions when I was a young girl of being a home economics teacher or a nurse but life took a turn and I became a teenage mother.. married and a mum at 17..... and that is what I have done since. I have been a housewife - home-maker. I have never thought my 'job' was important, I just viewed it as something that happened and something that I did.. simple as that. I have been to Doreen Virtue who waffled on about our divine life purpose... so I always thought it had to be something like that - a healer, a herbalist or something that helped others. Someone important. I have been to a shamanic healer and asked them what my divine life purpose was.. and they told me not to worry about it.. but I did.... until the past few weeks of getting to know Sr. K and having Mary Magdalene in my life..... they have finally helped me realize that what I am doing, right here, right now is my divine life purpose. It is what I am meant to be doing. No more, no less......

words of wisdom from Sr.K:

"Building the temple of the home is connected to building the temple on Earth, is connected with building the Divine temple in all parts of the universe. As you raise the vibration of your little part of the world the sacred geometry of this goes out and orders the Universe.
The thing that I think is the most important focus for us all is how we do to the best of our ability today in this now moment whatever it takes to move the game forward in the most positive light we can. When you got down on your knees and scrubbed the floor with a loving attitude and created a temple right there where you knelt, this is your great work
Do what brings you joy. Be of good cheer making your nourishing soups and tending to the Temple of Gaia"

and my passion in my garden & my strong connection to earth has meaning to... Sr.K has helped me to rethink my love for my garden... has helped me realize that by working in my own little plot of land is helping the bigger picture..... "Think of Gaia, for a moment, who for many years now, has been raped, pillaged, demonized, reviled, irradiated, poisoned, in order to control and conquer her. When you touch and tend to her and work with her "little children" she too, is having assistance with the raising of the frequencies and the healing of her horrors."

her words have inspired me to embrace and work with my passion.. I am green.. I try so hard to use green cleaning products, I have 5 compost bins, I grow as many of my own vegies as I can... I have a water tank and my dream is to oneday have my tanks connected to my home so that I can have a bath in rainwater. I recycle and re-use and I try to buy locally produced organic food as much as i can. Sometimes, it can take me up to 2 or more hours doing my shopping as I read the labels for everything! I am planning on catching a bus to the shops at least once a week instead of driving.. I am trying hard to make my carbon footprint even less....

Because of this passion and Sr.K's wise words to me.... I have created a blog just for GREEN living ~ be green and heal Gaia . On this blog, I will be posting green information, green recipes, gardening tips and any other bits of green information that I may come across in my daily life.... I have alot of notes and papers on all manner of green living that I want to share.. maybe once or twice a week, I will post some tidbit for you to use..

I am in a really good head space right now... I finally feel that the missing jigsaw piece from my soul has been turned and jiggled until it has slipped in to where it is supposed to be. Of course, this is not to say that next week, I will be off on another search for something... but right here and right now... I am complete.


kim said...

I have taken a peek and left a comment. I think part of your purpose in life is to create these beautiful blogs and share your wealth of knowledge.

Kathryn Knoll said...

Dear Robyn,
I'm so pleased to be part of your journey. The world, and all of us who come to visit, need you to be right where you are, inspiring and encouraging us. Many blessings! Sr.K

sorrow11 said...

Miss R~
You are a wonder! What an awe inspiring post! To see a sacred connection to living and being. To let go of the expectation that what you do is not enough, that now it IS everything, in every way.
(a giant hug )
thanks,this was a bright green spot I needed to see!

amelia said...

That's the bst news I've heard in a long time!! I hope it lasts for your life and you remain happy and peaceful.

It's always so funny to see the date on your blog and it's still the day before here.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Are you going to your caravan?

peppylady said...

Green is seem to be were it is. I'm trying to watch what I do.
There this old saying I like "Waste Not Want Not" which I like.

Leanne said...

Hi Robyn, I'm glad that for now, you are feeling more content. Dont ever undervalue the role of woman as mother and home maker, (and caring for your garden and the Earth as a whole) If more people realised the value the world would be happier!
Leanne x

Bimbimbie said...

...I have to own up to having had a green melt down this week, you might even have heard my scream! These day's I try to make the right purchasing choices - glass over plastic, local purchase and hopefully Australian produced or owned but it is a bit of a challenge. BUT!!!! I am beginning to grow weary of hearing self appointed green experts on the radio contradicting one another about what we should or shouldn't be doing. Making us feel overwhelmed by it all. So I'm looking forward to reading some down to earth helpful tips from you dear Robyn *!*

Kim said...

I'm glad you're feeling positive today, it makes everything feel so worthwhile, doesn't it? I'll definitely be checking in to your green blog, as all tips are useful. :)

Kim x

tinker said...

I loved reading this, Robyn, and hearing such life-affirming words - both Sr. K's and yours. I believe there is something very sacred in creating a home, nurturing family members and tending the earth around us. I always feel a sense of peacefulness when I see photos you share of your home and garden - the care you take there is inspiring. Looking forward to your new blog~XOXO

Ruth said...

This sounds an exciting new blog - I'm off to take a look. And I'm so glad that you are feeling so peaceful and grounded - that's what it's all about really isn't it.

Gemma said...

Isn't it wonderful to find what you were looking for is in your own back yard?
Sr. K is very wise. We all should heed this advice.
xx Off to check your new blog.
Green is my favorite color.

Julie said...

I am so, so happy that you are in such a good place right now. I may be repeating myself here but when I read your words I think of the words Eric Liddel's father said to him in the movie "Chariots of Fire". He said, you can praise God (not only by running in the Olympics but)by peeling a spud." With your sacred home and garden, you do honor your god or great spirit every single day.


judie said...

"Right here and now, I am complete." Words from your post. That's the clue, Robyn. You are YOU, and that will never change no matter what you think you need to search for. Being yourself is what makes you happiest.....all of us the happiest. This was a wonderful post. Over the past couple of years I have seen you search within yourself, agonize, change, and always come back to one thing. YOURSELF. You are YOU, and you are loved, and it would be one of my greatest pleasures to meet you one day. Sigh......prolly never happen, but it would certainly be a pleasure.

LOL re your comment I just read somewhere about being creative.."and sometimes you create havoc." I love your sense of humor too.

Now go, create in your garden, be yourself, be the artist that you are. xoxoxoxoxo

Pearl said...

Miss R
That is an inspiring post - could it be because it resonates with what I believe?
I also believe that one's divine purpose might be to give thanks for the blessings and beauty around us.

kathyann said...

Lovely post Robyn,you sound so much more settled and contented! We too try to be as green as we possibly can ,we recycle reuse and make do and mend and also share what we have with others!Its great to read your inspiring words!
Love from Kathyann and the girls

solsticedreamer said...


no other words needed :)


Pixiedust said...

Lovely post. Just checked out your new blog it's fab. Keep up the good work. x

Tina said...

This makes complete sense to me and I a looking forward to reading your green blog!

Sacred Suzie said...

Beautiful my friend. Yes, for now what is, is just fine. My favourite psychic Sylvia Browne says that we're here to survive life as long as we can and I think there is a lot of wisdom in that idea. Making a home, being gentle to the earth...are all important elements of life. Why is a job a higher purpose than creating a sacred space? You are your purpose.

lila said...

What a beautful and meaningful post!
You are an amazing person and an amazing gardener! (perhaps a goddess in the making!)
I think of green in March, always...though of course you meant in in a different way, and it is fall colours you have in your world now!LOL!

amy said...

I wish we had thousands of you Robyn! The world would be a better place. Making a difference right now in your life and how we leave the earth is very important. Your new blog sounds great too. I will check it out.

Sheila said...

We are mindful of our carbon footprint, and reuse, repair and recycle where ever we can.
I think being a wife, homemaker, and mother is an honourable calling. If I had not felt pressured (foolishly I may add) to listen to women's lib all those years ago, I would have been happily productive and creative at home all the time.

Island Girl Spirit said...

Oh Miss R- Your world sounds so wonderful to me. I wish I could be "just" a homemaker. Spending hours in my garden, learning more about herbs, cooking, knitting, cleaning, time for spiritual, ritual. And time to spend with grand children, when they arrive! (I don't have any, yet!) You are a beautiful writer, what you are doing is enough and more! Than-you for sharing. IGS.