It takes time to get to know people and places and we can tend to look for familiar cues to guide us into unknown territory. I have no doubt there is more magic and beauty and inspiration to be found in Nimbin than our fleeting visit allowed.
We took a one-day tour of K’Gari (Fraser Island). We could happily have stayed at our first stop all day, but that’s not how coach tours work. So we bounced our way around the Island instead.
Today we explored the magic of Hervey Bay by bike, meeting flying foxes, whales and nose-scratchers on the way.
No trip to Australia would be complete without a real life, face-to-face encounter with Kangaroos. Having a loving partner
Making sense of new cities, in new countries, even when the language is familiar is one of the challenges of travel that has taken me most by surprise. What I didn’t expect, was to have an encounter with Angels on a Brisbane highway……
This is what Glen said about Jakkie when Global Digital Radio’s Tim Easton asked him to describe their relationship for the program Men’s Stories.
For me the four-leaf clover symbolises not just good luck, but a sign that Magic is around us all the time, all we need to do is notice it.
We don’t have a particular religion or spiritual practice or belong to a culture whose spiritual traditions we have inherited, so we sometimes refer to our spiritual experiences simply as “the magic”.
If Alstonville Showground was a little on the ghostly side, then the Nimbin Showground was post-apocalyptic. On arrival we were greeted by a sign that warned us that if we stayed, we’d pay for it……
Partnerships can take you places you wouldn’t go alone and for me, walking in nature is something I would rarely do if it wasn’t for Jakkie. Through nature we connect with the magic of the universe, with spirit and with each other.
The Dreaming did not end with the arrival of Europeans but simply entered a new phase. It is a powerful living force that must be maintained and cared for. Maybe there is something serendipitous about the fact we’re travelling around Australia in a “Dreamtime”.
Here on my rock, at sunrise, my experience is that in this moment there is just me and nature and nothing else. There’s the coldness of the rock on my bare feet and the warmth of the sun on my body and an expansive sense of connection to everything around me.