Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Finding my Feet in the Land of Oz
After a 7 am flight out of Auckland followed by a 4 hour layover in Brisbane I felt like I had crash landed by the time I reached Cairns . . . a little similar to the situation I found myself in on the floor of Toby’s apartment almost a year ago just after my Advanced Divination and Advanced Soul and Destiny Retrieval Classes with The Fourwinds in Utah. After the mystery and magic, and some may go as far as to suggest ‘madness’, of my last month in New Zealand I desperately needed a quite space to rest, write and integrate the energetic changes I had exposed myself to.
As usual Robert and Leanne were wonderful hosts albeit for only 36 hours before I delivered them to the airport for their 3 month journey round-the-world which is destined to take them to; America, UK, Europe and Africa. I thankfully managed to retain the majority of the information Robert guided me through regarding house, garden and pool maintenance, reminders that clothes were not necessary in the pool but I had to wear a crash helmet when riding the bike and a seatbelt when driving the car. And on that note my crash course of life as a house-sitter in the western world was founded, the rest I figured would come through experience . . . which reminds me I must make myself a little sign to hang in the window of Leanne’s little Red Alpha Romeo to let everyone know that ‘I am only the house-sitter’!
I must say I continue to learn each day as I navigate my way through everyday life in 3D reality familiarising myself with; the lawn mower, the weed eater and the creepy crawly which prefers to reside in the deep end of the swimming pool only venturing into the shallows under duress! Relocating an ant colony that felt winter was a good time to move their breeding colony indoors amongst the chopsticks instead of remaining in the rainforest where they belong. Contending with tradesmen that would rather tell stories than the truth and cheeky neighbours who I caught sneaking their excess wine bottles into my recycle bin rather than depositing them in their own???
Otherwise my first month has been very much spent in hibernation and it has taken me that long to rest my travel weary body, record the last month of my NZ Earthwalk and integrate the energetic changes into my physical being. This has meant making sure I have had a healthy diet, gentle, regular exercise, 8 hours sleep each night and a little help from a good body worker and Kay McVean, the head of Cairns Healing Touch Practitioners and the first person I ever experienced a spiritual healing with, who kindly excavated a little more Atlantean debris out of my energy body. And, I must say I am pleased with the result, I have my health and fitness back again, have enrolled in Argentine Tango classes with Elaina de Electrah of www.furyusfeetdance.com to entertain myself and am as ready as ever for whatever my next few months in Australia may bring.
I have also been very fortunate to be able to share some time with friends and family as I will always consider Ian’s brother, Andrew, his wife Federica and their children Tess and Luke. And on the odd occasion where I have felt like being a little more social I have ventured out to the TaNKs Art Centre for; The International Day of the African Child, Beyond Philosophy Photographic Exhibition by Nanna Soderstrom which provided an interesting view through the illusion into a multi-dimensional world without boundaries, Contemporary Jazz with Steve Clisby and the Mind, Body and Soul Market Day. And with the Jazz festival in full swing I am quite looking forward to supporting Fat Freddy’s Drop, a Soul/Dub/Reggae Band from NZ that is due to play at the end of this month.
I did have a rather interestng experience shortly after arriving which happened late one evening as I was lying on the couch listening to some music. From out of nowhere I felt a sharp pain in my heart similar to what I felt when I was accidently hit by a stray missile at the Dalai Lama's teaching in Auckland last December. I immediately lay down and did what I could with my breath while I called out for as much etheric help as I could muster. Eventually the pain subsided and I managed a fitfull night of sleep.
Coincidently just the day before as I was attaching an etheric weaver to my Metatron Mat I accidently pulled the chain off. Now I thought nothing of this at the time but two things brought it back to my attention. The first one was an email from Ian who was missing his girlfriend and feeling a little lost and lonely. He mentioned that he had spent a bit of time one evening thinking of me and then of Rachel his new partner, then the next evening it was mainly about Rachel. Now as Matthew had been with me during the event in Auckland without giving him any details I asked him if he would mind tracking what may have caused my pain. He came back telling me that it was as though someone or something had been disconnected from my heart like the link of a chain, that there was nothing to be concerned about and that it was just a closure. Coincidently my Etheric Weaver is an indigo blue colour and known for its properties in healing relationships . . . I just felt to share that as I find it an interesting example of how energy links through time and space . . .
Meanwhile back to the story . . . my days usually begin at dawn with my morning wake-up call provided by the laughter of the Kookaburra colony that frequents the rainforest behind Barron View Drive. My morning Yoga on the deck has a fantastic view over the Freshwater cane fields that extend all the way out to the Coral Sea with my only interruptions being to wave to the newspaper man or the neighbours departing for work. Then it is time for breaky and general maintenance before I settle in for my day of writing and study which currently includes titles such as; Earth Memory, Sacred Sites – Doorways into Earth Mysteries by Paul Devereux and Aboriginal Fables which I found second hand at Rusty’s, the local market where I purchase my fresh supplies each weekend. The majority of my evenings are spent walking on the land to connect with the Earth, clear the day’s accumulation of E-smog and observe what is going on in the world outside while putting the sun to bed and watching the colours in the sky change from day to night.
It was during one of my early evening wanderings through the cane fields, which I must say are in full flower and absolutely beautiful at this time of year, that I was struck with the realisation that I had to own this little Earthwalk Project of mine. This is something I thought I had done yet, due to the emotional response that accompanied this realisation, I obviously hadn’t! Although I have been led to the understanding that this wee Earthwalk may affect the lives of many people I now realise that I have to be the anchor at the centre to hold the space for this part of this episode of the Divine Plan to unfold. And, it doesn’t look as though there is going to be anyone there to hold my hand, or not yet anyway, so I may as well get on with manifesting my project while I enjoy my solitude for just a little while longer.
On that note I figured that our Winter solstice would perhaps be a good time to email Toby and ask him if he could commune with his drum and see what the universe was ready to reveal regarding the details of my ‘Australian Walkabout’. And while he did that I decided to take myself for a bit of a hike up the Cairns Pyramid to listen for what this red earth had to say to me if anything. As it turned out my journey was remarkably quiet however perhaps this was to compensate for what Toby came back with;
It is Time For you to be seen! I Am quite sure there is a group of Aboriginal tribes people who are interested in caretaking the prime vortex which will be a medicine wheel the size of a soccer field. Large stones will fill the center point and each cardinal direction. Minivan size crystal cluster in the center crystals radiating out In all directions. North volkwagon size black stone. West yellow stone same size. South Red and east blue. Then I saw a labyrinth built within the large stones and along the pathway several shrines. The crystals dropped in the water are no longer enough for what is happening. I saw other wheels set up around the world. They will be vortexes That people will visit to honour the earth and gathering places for large ‘Burning Man’ like events. I have no idea how these large stones will be transported of even obtained but the energy in the vision was amazing. I will be drumming at one or more of these events!
When asked for a logo I saw a Planet with the stones and a labyrinth. Then it hit me, Earthwalk!
Chew on this for a while and let me know if it fits with anything else
May we all be peacemakers! Celebrating our similarities so intently that we have no time to fight about our differences.
W. Tobias Christensen
Well it sounds as though the Great Red Land of Oz has a few surprises in store for me yet and meanwhile it looks as though my month of hibernation is well and truly over! Kay has asked me to present an introductory workshop to the Healing Touch Practitioners of Cairns this coming Saturday to introduce; myself, the Earthwalk Project and Shamanism with a view of running future T5T and Munay-Ki workshops while I am here. To fulfil requests I am offering private sessions 2 days per week, I have a website to build for the Earthwalk Project and last but by no means least that elusive book to correlate and edit! Speaking of which as this may be my final group email, I can hear the sighs of relief from here, I figure that now would probably be a very good time to ask for some constructive criticism.
Most of you have been exposed to my ramblings for at least the past seven years, if not longer, which I anticipate will form the foundation of my first book. Therefore to celebrate the end of congestion created in your inbox by gypsyfreespirit I would greatly appreciate any feedback you have to offer as to what you feel the general audience that my journey may appeal to might like included/excluded from the story. Please feel free to comment on the imperfections of my writing ability as well as my limited grasp of the English language and equally uneducated use of grammar and punctuation. Do you think these things matter when telling my story? And just as important are those parts you found interesting (if any) as well as those chapters that otherwise bored you to tears . . . and please be honest, my livelihood may depend on it!
This is also a very important moment in time to thank you, my fellow friends, family and Earthkeepers from all over the globe, for not only being part of my life but also for the amazing support you have provided me during my personal journey of ‘Healing into Wholeness’ which although still ‘a-work-in-progress’ has hopefully better prepared me to fulfil my soul’s purpose of serving people and planet. If it wasn’t for the presence of all of you in my life and your ability to open your homes and your hearts and take the time to share an occasional shoulder to cry on or email of support I don’t know if I would have made it so far so fast and remained, although some may beg to differ, with the majority of my faculties intact!
And you will be pleased to learn that until such time as the ‘Earthwalk Project’ website www.earthwalk-project.com gets up and running I promise to leave you in Peace . . .
Sending Loads of Love, Light, and Laughter from Northern Queensland,