In the public interest.
A blessing in disguise.
What you think (feel) about you bring about.
In the public interest.
A blessing in disguise.
What you think (feel) about you bring about.
In the public interest.
The wisdom of fearlessness is awakening to a new way of seeing crisis as opportunity to overcome the fear of uncertainty and powerlessness. I have produced this video to share my own experience having lived through unemployment, no income and homelessness as uncertainty and a loss of control. I learned to question thinking, focus on positivity and face fear. This is how I developed resiliency and empowerment. This is how we experience freedom from fear.
I share my life with you to assist you with how you might be feeling right now. Just know the crisis will pass but what will remain is our own empowerment through facing fear. When you set your intention for a better world, this becomes the beginning of a peace consciousness consciously created.
I send you love and peace. You are not alone.
I had a flow of consciousness when I was seeking to understand the underlying issues of peace in the Middle East – notably Israel and Palestine. I send love to all sides. Love wants all to win/win.
I allowed a flow of consciousness to just work on impressions without filter. I can’t be thinking politically or religiously or sensitively. I am just writing what comes to me as I am seeking solutions and the roots of the conflict that may not be visible.
So I will post what I wrote and if it serves, great, if not then it is just more words circling the world.
I start with my contemplation around Israel.
The real issue is the insecurity those in power feel, they fear their Arab neighbours as they were outnumbered. The partitioning of Palestine was forced onto Palestinians and they were not asked permission for the Jewish resettlement after WWII. Deep within the psyche of the Zionists who sought a political state of Israel was an awareness that they were taking land. They used political influence in London to colonise a occupied land. I think of the Australian aborigines at this point acknowledging Captain cook was not supposed to land in Australia if it was occupied. So there is an awareness of stealing land but dressing this up as a refuge for holocaust survivors. Of course fascism was not only in Germany it was in leaders of Zionism who believed in absolute rule. This shows itself clearly in Mayer Amschel Rothschild‘s statement: “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!” This disregard for the rule of law and the rights of people is the core problem that has not been healed in the Middle East. The spin doctoring of ‘victimhood’ is to garner sympathy to justify violence that has repressed a people in the name of independence when they are dependent on US support and the US weakness is corporate power in government in the United States that seeks profit (greed). So business deals become negotiations rather than peacemaking. Making money is the security.
Using violence to maximise fear to prevent any backlash against Israel is the modus operandi which they believe is security. It is not security it is a form of imprisonment. The wall erected to keep the Palestinians out, is a psychological wall that does not want to see it blocks others and calls it defence. It is not defence it is denial that refuses to take down walls and solve the problem. Much energy has been expended to keep enemies out rather than investing in peace to learn to live together as the Kibbutz movement taught.
Power and wealth is the greed that drives non resolution of the conflict. Militarism that psychologically shuts down (represses) emotions or felt humanity is the wall used to not see the human suffering, deprivation, starvation, terror that the moderate Palestinian people feel. They are the abused without doubt.
World leaders and polticial parties have been complicit in this crime against humanity, which all violence against civilians is. Yes one can talk of suicide bombers and ignore the gunships, the surveillance, the torture in jails, the blackmail etc. but God sees all. This is the all seeing eye that never sleeps. The akashic records record all we do as humans and this is opened when people pass over as spiritually each of us are given insight into our lives. So all is visible.
How to come out of tyranny is the key question? Rothschild comes to mind. I see the pyramid and cap stone, I see the networks, that have invested in power and money in the belief that this is freedom. Freedom from fear is the real freedom. Freedom from darkness is the real freedom. How to come out of darkness how to bring my people home, are the words coming to me with tears actually. The truth sets all free. Home is God. The word Yahweh came to me to replace God. All people are “my people”.
Peace and reconciliation commissions for a renewable future. The truth about Israeli crimes is surfacing now. This can not be held back or concealed any more. I feel for the words seal of David (so will check what this means – would be the 3,000 year old seal). I see the seal of Solomon and Star of David.
My sense is the second is not having found resolution about the Holocaust, the deep fear driving the tyranny has been held there. As they felt targeted and marked and this is why there is agreement around defence. Yet that must be healed as the holocaust is over as the Palestinians are feeling the pogrom, that must be recognised. What you do to another returns to the self (feeling Germany). So I will look at the Seal of Solomon. I like the circle around the Star, it felt like circling the square. Okay this is the occultism that is seeking for black magic I feel, freemasons are there. The lust for power is there. The star has been contained. You have to face your demons. Make peace with the dark side of those engaged in the torture and violence calling it defence which is an untruth as the violence has caused the reaction from the Palestians. I feel now for nuclear weapons. The dots in the Solomon’s Seal I see as atoms as the containment of Israel, it is a false protection as it has a half life of 4 billion years and is a threat hanging over peace like a plaque. The one ring comes to me and has come to me in poetry before, I see the Hobbit here and the mythical Temple of doom where the enlightened temples were distorted to become musings on doom. The freemasons use magic for power as a ring, paedophile ring comes to me. Dark energy.
So how to liberate Israel from its darkness. I feel for the light of God immediately. I see the sea levels rising, not as punishment but more as cleansing. Interestingly enough the fires in Australia have the same feeling of cleansing which came up in poetry. This is not to diminish people’s suffering in these events but nature is responding to the imbalance. Holding onto rituals entraps minds so there must be a willingness to trust life and let go of the ring of power. To come clean, to wash away the dark aspect. I do see Jesus here washing the feet, I feel forgiveness in this. This coming clean allows the Palestinians to feel more fully their grief that has been turned into hate and they need to release the hatred (hurt) so they can heal. That is why I have referred to the Middle East as a wound. It is a really deep wound that both sides co-created as they are in pain and do not know the way of peace. The land of Philistines, this came to me, I have to look it up (I am not religious). It says a biblical conflict with the Israelites. Roots are there. Interestingly the 5 city states are: Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, and Gath, from Wadi Gaza in the south to the Yarqon River in the north. his description portrays them at one period of time as among the Kingdom of Israel‘s most dangerous enemies
I did feel the words karma earlier but didn’t write them, now I see it is a ancient battle. It has roots in karma. So I am looking at the battle now to gain insight. I am not expert just go with the feeling.
The following is a list of battles described in the Bible as having occurred between the Israelites and the Philistines:
I smile at David and Goliath as these words came up 4 times for me over the week. I met a Christian called David who is homeless. I just felt the jews to be homeless. I was told in a court room that I was in a David and Goliath situation as I sought to challenge power. The Palestinians have been challenging the Zionists in power. It seems impossible but they can’t stop as they feel to their core an injustice as their people are hurting. I felt these words again, I will sit with it for a moment. I will find out about that… interesting Goliath is a philistine giant (power) David is the young one in single combat (defenceless). It is about the underdog. This is courage to fight against the odds. The world took the side of Goliath against David is what I am feeling. This speaks of bullying and how glee clubs form around those who are frightening to not be bullied. Fear creates that vortex. So the karma here appears to be the Israelis were the underdog and now they are Goliath playing it out. I have felt this before. Whereby the victim becomes the tyrant. The bully (Goliath) is defying God. Funny I just saw Luke Skywalker in the scene where he approaches the death star for a final run and Obi one says ‘trust the force luke’. What I see is that faith has been lost. This is The Way of peace is to have faith and let go of control, this is the pathway for leaders and those supporting what is dark. Goliath speaks of God on his side using the power of God in alignment with Israel. Goliath is turning the battle into God’s battle which is untrue. God is not in any battle, God is on neither side but on both sides at the same time as the battle is experienced. David throws stones, I see immediately stone pelters (including Kashmir here) as the Palestinians, many youth throw stones. It is so clear. Goliath is hit and falls to the ground. I am also seeing Lilliput so will go to that. Apparently that is Gullivers Travels. I am following feeling here so I just go there, bare with me. Gulliver is shipwrecked becomes a prisoner of a tiny race of people. He assures good behaviour and is given residence and is a favourite at the court of Lilliput. He must go around the kingdom but not hurt anyone. The Lilliputians focus on trivial matters, cracks become political rifts. He helped subdue neighbours but refused to force them into being a province. The displeasure meant Gulliver was charged with treason for crimes he didn’t commit. I felt Jesus here being tried by the Romans on false charges, the jewish priests behind the scenes. I also felt the Palestinians expressing the trivial and political issues, Hezbollah, interference from other nations. I won’t go further than that as they are impressions.
Going back to David and Goliath there are issues of saving face in that Israel has not been able to defeat Palestine, no matter the power brokers around them. Afghanistan comes to mind as another poor country that defeated the US. So the notion of power as winning has been tested that it doesn’t work and those in power who have sought dark ways to accumulate power have not won the battle. This feels to me to be the sticking point and the intractable nature of the conflict they are unable to disengage from. If they admit defeat then they will be seen as weak which fuels the wound of the shadow of the holocaust and vulnerability amongst hostile neighbours. The power alliances have only served to deepen this intractability. They have not served Israel in truth as they supported their false view of power, they were seduced by money and lacked inner power (faith) to say no to violence. The Palestinians have expressed violence as defence as well. Cruelty has happened both sides which inflames hatred. Tit for tat doesn’t work. Revenge doesn’t work. They are stuck. Yet peacemakers exist on both sides. The walls refuse to allow peace in the middle east. I am going to Jerusalem now. As biblical issues are around this city. I see Jesus walking, I see a donkey. He was trying to remind people of love. He was an Essene. I will check this. They are a jewish sect which is the alliance beween Christians and Jews. The Essenes are a holy sect. I feel for holy grail which freemasons seek. The cup as a chalice. I noted the candles as symbolic for the jewish people. Shabbat, meaning peace in the home. Yet the home is not at peace. The word ‘Home’ has levels. It is where we feel loved, safe, family and it is the origin some call God. Is home the land of Israel or is it peace? This is the question being asked. Breaking bread comes up. To share with others, fellow travellers. The Palestinians are neighbours, fellow travellers in life on this journey home. It is indeed those who challenge us who are our greatest teachers, I have seen this clearly in my own life. There is no enemy other than hatred, unresolved conflict coming from within projected out as the ‘evil other’. There is no evil other only darkness mirroring darkness as people are hurting and finding it hard to transcend the conflict. Generations have been stuck and learned the hatred passing it from father to son, are the words. It is time to break the lineage of hatred. Christians aligned against the ‘evil other’ and also have the same olive branch to consider. Will they accept peace not in a holy land but as a holy person.
In the peace process they must become warm and inviting to the Palestinians. The Kabbalah is shared. The same God is the feeling. There is much in common to share. God is not asking for respect for God but feeling love, as love is God. This is Oneness. Star of David I am looking at and I see David and Goliath again. I am looking at the meaning prior to Israel. Two equilateral triangles is balance. It connects to the seal of Solomon in Islamic tradition, I feel family here. It is a shield. The hexagram symbolises Crown, Wisdom and Insight. I see the crown as a chakra not a crown in the royal sense. So wisdom is to know you don’t know, insight is intuition. It is not unlike the process I am going through now where I know I don’t know and allow guidance to find and feel what is true. I could be wrong as this opens to higher knowledge. So righteousness is not in this flow, I am not seeking to be right but feeling for truths in words (abstraction from truth).
The connection to Solomon’s seal is the bigger picture I feel. Secret societies Order of the Golden Dawn. Again I am moving back to the star but predating Israel. I discover it is used in Freemasonry. Heathrow airport is in the design of the star. I find that interesting. It’s connected to the US military sword. It represents the Zionist community.
The power of the pentacle is to keep away evil spirits it is a power used against adversaries. So magic. Magic is being used. In some of the ancient language it reveals yielding of the other, domination comes to mind. This can be confused with the power of God which is not domination but surrender. Surrender is not a failing it is relinquishing the ego and allowing a higher will to guide. It is letting go of the ego and trusting life. So there is no subjugation in this yielding. One simply stops fighting and accepts what is. Byron Katie comes at this point – loving what is. The evil other issue is the sticking point. As one believes they are fighting the great Satan when they are still in the act of fighting not loving. Was there not the statement ‘resist not evil’. Religion holds people into these adversarial battles against darkness, yet unaware that the moment you enter the battle the darkness (yin/yang) within you rises and feels like anger, hatred, revenge, control, torture, domination, greed, cruelty, repression and so on. When you know yourself (and be true) you wll recognise the darkness is within. That doesn’t mean a person is all bad, but all people have both elements in them in a duality. We all know this to be true. The invitation is to choose love. That is where all are struggling as stories are believed yet universal truth waits for your welcome (warming invited in) as loving your enemy, turn the other cheek, mercy and so on. These are pathways out of conflict.
Fear needs protection, faith does not. The military industrial complex has been built around protection and defence without faith. Real trust and surrender needs no protection as one’s life is handed over to a higher truth. This is hard for people as they fear. So a culture of fear creates more fear and more defence and more security and more conflict and on it goes until a limit situation arises. This is how escalation occurs in endless wars without end that do not serve humanity.
I’ve just found a Arab-Israeli peace group. I noted it is a US institute of Peace, that can’t be the one as it needs to be a neutral third party. I would suggest Transcend be contacted – Johann Galtung who is an expert in peace building and was the father of peace research based in Oslo.Ref. https://www.transcend.org/galtung/
The two state solution is clearly The Way forward to honour diversity and then communicate on an equal footing. The Palestinians need their own State as they are stateless. This is homelessness in their own home. They need an equal seat at the round table. Funny how roundtable keeps coming to me. Equality is another core issue. Poverty and structural discrimination on the basis of money can create a picture of a lesser people this can also be a barrier as the dominant party seeks to control the agenda rather than meeting as equals. Respect is critical for peace in the middle. Peace and reconciliation to discuss and acknowledge the situation as part of healing, apologies, compensations (war reparations) and restoring relations through diplomatic channels utilising women as they are in tune to deeper needs in people and they won’t let the male stubbornness get in the way. An international tribunal must be set up from the Hague to start a judicial process. This matter should have been taken to an international Court rather than allow unequal parties to engage in violence in a asymmetrical war zone with families. This acceptance of war in civilian areas is unacceptable, particularly when the dominant party states it is democratic and does not use democratic dialogue and processes to resolve conflict.
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This was suggested to me today to look at.
We should be mindful not to speak of ‘Jewish’ as the people of Israel do not necessarily agree with their leaders, note the attempted impeachment of PM Benajamin Netanyahu. It would be the same that Australian’s do not necessary agree with PM Scott Morrison. So leaders in many countries may not be representing people but more economic interests if the truth be realised.
Moreover, politics in Israel is dominated by Zionist parties. They traditionally fall into three camps, the first two being the largest: Labor Zionism, Revisionist Zionism and Religious Zionism. There are also several non-Zionist Orthodox religious parties, non-Zionist left-wing groups as well as non-Zionist and anti-Zionist Israeli Arab parties.
The issue of ethics is the card on the table. It is the Joker. I sense war crimes tribunal beyond impeachment. Legal issues are emerging..
My understanding of semitism and those anti are referring to a wide range of people’s. I am not saying there is not prejudice against Jewish people I am sure they have suffered but the use of the world anti-Semitism is curious as it only points to Jews according to definitions. Psychologically it typically creates a barrier to criticism of Israel which blocks them from hearing critique which is important as this is where growth occurs in understanding. In all conflict resolution it is important for people to be exposed to critique, especially in a democracy. that is why the Greek Agora’s had Senators debating and critiquing each other, it assist in problem solving, if resolution is desired. If they become intolerant seeing any criticism as anti-semetic or labelled as an enemy then they won’t listen as denial will attack the other party or seek to silence them, this is anti-democratic in truth. Yet teachers come in many guises. My greatest teachers were the ones who were the cruelest to me. I came to realise that it was my own belief in powerlessness that led me to suffer. So today I no longer accept victim status but victor as I found my own power confronting and facing all fear. I overcome my suffering and am healing. I would suggest the same to Israeli’s, particularly those in government.
I do realise that people use ‘suffering’ to be victims in order to change laws, to garner support but the hard work of conflict resolution requires an inward looking approach as we often say that their are 3 fingers pointing back when we point an accusing finger. It is far harder to look within at the darkness that projects out, particularly when civilians are harmed. That is why critiques are important, for all sides.
This information below is providing insights into the Israeli Lobby in the US. Of course they are in Australia as well. The real underlying question is should they influence other countries policies? If they do, then why? How does this undermine sovereignty? How does this redirect funding away from community or public spending? etc.
Of course I send love to the Zionists, Israelis, Jews, Semites, Muslims etc. as all are my family. My wish is for the family to resolve all conflict and let’s move on from endless wars on terror, corruption in politics, interference in other countries, economic ownership as influence and think tanks manipulating public policy. How about representation by the people for the people? That is a novel idea hey. Gandhi once said about civilisation – its a good idea. I smile. One way or another without funding this will stop.
I note below $4 billion spent on the US/Israel relationships, my mind goes immediately to homeless people or the poorest. How many in both Israel, Palestine and the US could be housed with this money. How would raising socio-economic standards de-escalate violence and improve relations. Social spending is a key to peace building. Politics diverts, democracy invests in its people. Imagine if the $4 billion was invested in real Peace (peace education) in the Middle East. There was a point when I was hoping to go to the Hope Flowers school in Bethlehem but unfortunately the venture fell through due to conflict and my Australian patron leaving for the UK. I wanted to clown with both Jewish and Palestinian kids and teach REAL HOPE, as children will show the way to peace. They don’t see Jew or Muslim, they see playmate. Ref. https://schools.worldpeacefull.com/anti-bullying/
Imagine if we could drop the enemy by questioning our thoughts and see the reality without a story. When there is an intention for peace, it will happen. Peace is The Way. To not learn to live with neigbhours means there is a vested interest in war. If we look at both sides suffering on the ground, the Jewish and Muslim families, they must be so tired of this never ending war. We need to select enlightened leadership around the world to break the cycle of bullying and violence that is business as usual, particularly with men.
Here is a video that overviews the Israeli Lobby.
God works in mysterious Ways huh. The truth sets all free, including the Zionists. God is love, that is how you know who is chosen.
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This book is stunning. The two authors are prominent political scientists with impeccable credentials, hailing from Harvard and the University of Chicago. They have boldly gone where many of their academic colleagues would fear to tread. Although their conclusions about Israel and its
negative influence on American foreign policy will awaken much anxiety, resentment and fury in certain quarters, Walt and Mearsheimer don’t seem to care. Why not? They are scientists. They appeal to logic, facts and common sense; and let the conclusions fall where they may. The writing is
calm, dispassionate, thorough. The basic argument is that the extraordinarily high degree of economic, military and diplomatic support given to Israel by the United States cannot be explained
or justified by the notion that Israel functions as a strategic asset to the U.S., or that Israel as the “only democracy” amidst a sea of authoritarian neighbors is deserving of special favor for its “shared interests and values”. In fact, the authors claim, Israel is more a liability than an asset. During the
Cold War, the strategic-value argument had perhaps some plausibility — but no longer. What has replaced the Soviet menace, as the enemy which the U.S. supposedly needs Israel’s help to combat, is Islamic terrorism. But the U.S. favor shown to Israel at the expense of the Palestinians only makes us more not less vulnerable to terrorism. Furthermore Israel’s cruelty towards the Palestinians and its essential nature as a Jewish but not a truly democratic state in which all citizens of whatever ethnicity or religion would be given equal rights and respect, belie the “shared values”
argument.So if neither “shared values” nor “strategic asset” can explain the overwhelming U.S. support of Israel, what else is there? The power of the Israel lobby, which has brought about a situation in which it is impossible for elected officials to question support for Israel, much less redirect foreign policy in any way contrary to the perceived self-interest of Israel. This has led the U.S. to make critical mistakes, such as invading and occupying Iraq. The war on Iraq has proven disastrous; the authors argue that the U.S. would not have attacked Iraq, were it not for the influence of the Israel lobby. In the end, perhaps what is most significant and remarkable about this book is that it has seen the light of day. It got published. Could it be that there is still hope for reasonable, open debate about the right courses of action in the Middle East? The authors have
been and will continue to be vilified as anti-Semitic or worse. They are owed a debt of gratitude for having the courage to stand up and to refuse to be silenced. This year has witnessed an amazing phenomenon. More accomplished Americans are willing to question United States blind support for the State of Israel. Recently we have seen books out by
President Jimmy Carter, Grant Smith, Professor Petras and full-page placements in newspapers questioning the American Israel Political Actions Committee placed by the Council for the National Interest Foundation. I suspect the major reason behind this is the Iraq War. As one digs deeper in why this war occurred and who were the major advocates a deeply troubling theme emerges. The chief architects and advocates of this war were also what Pat Buchanan terms “Israel Firsters.” These are Americans who have conflated American interests with those of Israel’s. I urge all readers to do a search on Scooter Libby, Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrams, Bill Kristol, Doug Feith, Richard Perle, etc. and investigate their financial and political ties to Israel. I think the reader will be astonished. I suspect that Professors Mearsheimer and Walt did just as I did and were both outraged and troubled by what they discovered. Moreover, the recent efforts by the same cabal that manipulated a rather dull President into invading Iraq are up to their same tricks again by lobbying for war against Iran and Syria. Hence the book; “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.” This study is both timely and critical.The authors published a brief last year that examined the Israel lobby and its impact on U.S. Middle East policy. When the Atlantic Monthly cowardly reneged on their promise to publish the paper, they found refuge with the London Review of Books. Thank to
the internet, the Lobby was not able to squelch their research. This paper has now circulated among millions of Americans. For this rather minor effort in questioning US-Israeli policy, they were subjected to slander, humiliation and threats. Faster than you could say AIPAC, the usual pro-Israel flacks, Dershowitz and Foxman, rolled out their worn out charge of anti-Semitism. I suspect if a dog’s bark was construed as critical of Israel, Dershowitz and Foxman would be on the first morning talk show claiming the dog was an “anti-Semite!” I wish these two clowns would buy a thesaurus and find other words of insult. However, to their credit, Mearsheimer and Walt upped the anty and decided to publish a more detailed and documented book on the Israel Lobby.The book examines in
detail the power that the Israel Lobby now has over U.S. Middle East policy– manifested in the extreme by the invasion of Iraq. The book is well documented with over 100 pages of notes and citations. It first examines the true financial costs of the American-Israel relationship– it should
surprise no one that this is one way relationship- the U.S. taxpayers shovel out billions of dollars every year (now exceeding $4 billion) getting little if anything in return. The authors then ask the critical question- is Israel a strategic asset or liability to the United States? Correctly they conclude
that it has evolved into a major liability. The United States pays a high price for its blind support of Israeli policies…
This poem came from inspiration about the Australian bushfires and homelessness.
Notable excerpt from The Big Issue article below:
“Fire has destroyed 8.4 million hectares of land in southern and eastern Australia, an area bigger than Scotland. And despite heroic efforts by thousands of firefighters and volunteers the relentless, unpredictable and fast-changing blazes have killed at least 26 people, more than a billion animals, and destroyed over 2,000 homes. “
Refer Big Issue for homeless people in fires. https://www.bigissue.com/latest/how-are-homeless-people-in-australia-affected-by-the-bushfires-down-under/
There are over 116,000 people homeless in Australia.
The poem I felt inspired to write reveals the importance of fires in nature to clear the old to make way for renewable growth within us.
The poem rekindles the Australian spirit of who we really are when in crisis. The real phoenix is our rebuilding who we are as a nation.
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. We have to think anew”
This is the sound track that came to me when I named the poem.
Australia’s St Elmo’s Fire is the Test
The burning bush,
Is not a winter burn off,
It is not seasonal regeneration,
But a towering inferno of epic proportion,
Smoke billowing blanking out the blue sky,
As communities are under siege,
Seeking to defend property,
Unaware our right to property is the real fire storm,
So help me God!
A climate of change in government is not responsive to the real ecological crisis,
A climate of change in business is not responsive to sustainability as they aim for more growth with less,
Yet it is market based economics that is the red hot ember that won’t go out of season,
Cutting public services as under growth is neglected,
For they cannot see the forests for the wood,
Nature is a raw material costed for production not a natural wonder maintaining ecological function,
People are human resources costed per hour
not human beings growing up to empower,
Seen through the googles of economics
life is an algorithm not a rubrics cube,
The yoke of debt is not an Act of God but unaffordable rent,
As business as usual is endless chaos not order,
As we look for the quick buck not the long term fix,
Markets have short horizons not over the horizon radars advancing civilisation to higher expressions,
For to see beyond the space time continuum of self interest is to realise the uni-verse is the one song in tune with nature.
The wild fires have become a fire sale,
Destroying 8.4 million of hectares in the blaze will increase market prices,
A billion animals perished in the smoke haze,
Impacting the biomass as prayers were not answered,
Homeless people camping in the bush were razed
gained no relief or went missing without alarm,
Renters were given no grants or land,
As property owners are hard working and deserving,
Government, media and business jumped on the bandwagon not on the fire truck,
Circling the wagons is not containment of disruption,
Opportunities to strengthen brand images rather than imagine no brands to ask for change not coins,
Still seeking a bounty from the mutiny,
The mutiny on the bounty is to leave GDP,
As branded cattle are piled on burial mounds,
Agricultural crops and harvesters went up in smoke,
Timbers become cinders,
Run for your life abandon possessions, beloved memories and pets,
This is the test,
To save lives not things,
To remember each other and lend an equal hand,
For this is the meaning of the aussie battler,
Bush community know common unity,
As they battle fires with families and friends.
Giving is to be good as gold,
Yet what if the gold is in being truly good,
You would naturally give time and all you have,
For it is human nature to give not take away,
To pitch in or risk losing all,
As livelihood is to live your life to be really alive,
This is St Elmo’s fire testing your determination and stamina,
From smouldering embers spark new shoots to push up breaking new ground,
From hardship comes rebirth of a renewable life,
From pot ash comes the phoenix resurrecting renewal,
And all can rise when you can go down no further,
For the rural farmers have suffered for years,
They lost their voice,
Mortgages as debt was the tourniquet squeezing livelihoods year on year as hard work doesn’t yield.
Many have been weighed down…
By what is not important in fears,
By material things that no longer bring joy,
By worries about money that never end contracts,
By conflicts from stress and out of touch bureaucracy,
By family breakdown under pressure,
By rising costs and uncertain futures,
They have been the backbone of our country.
Yet what if you look up to the stars my friend?
Take your hands from your eyes to see beyond,
That a new day dawns every day,
The sun-rises from the east setting in the west,
To know that from bad seeds come good,
From disruption comes clarity of purpose,
For you can’t get back what is a final demand,
When one door closes another opens,
And the finale of life is to let go when it is done and dusted,
To face fires, flood, famine and drought fearlessly
as dawn, midday and dusk mark time,
For we must face the phases of the moon together,
We must give a hand up and a hand out
no matter who is in need,
As you are me,
And I am you,
Learn to let go of the seed of greed marketed as need,
It is the fast breeder of fear,
It is the terminator seed,
For what you give away returns the bounty,
What you earn you give away in trust,
As abundance is not in what you have but who you are when you dig deep,
And who you are is gratitude, service and love without end,
And these are the real seeds St Elmo’s fire is renewing,
For the old must die for the new to arise.
We are one country under the Southern Cross,
We are stewards not owners,
We are temporary not permanent,
When every ONE is deserving of charity,
We are a nation girt by sea,
From the coast, to the forest, to the deserts,
We are free,
We have boundless plains to share to care,
And air to breathe when we see the key,
That we can regenerate our country’s spirit,
We are dreaming in the land of Oz,
Starting again resets from zero point,
To nurture shattered lives by piecing together the puzzle as the final peace in the big picture,
The deck chairs are rearranging on the titanic seeking to keep the currency afloat,
The Big Issue is that Australians are sharing the bounty not holding cards to the chest,
As friends in-deed we are stepping up to lead,
For Mount Kosciusko can be climbed in a day,
The Murray can replenish a sunburnt country,
The Snowy Mountains can rekindle Clancy of the Overflow,
As he drove cattle down mountain views where all hesitated to step off the real cliff hanger,
He proved the impossible is possible,
Courage leads whilst fear weighs the risks,
In the high country the brumby’s sniff the wind adapting to climates of change as they know which way to run.
Australians know the struggle and the peaks,
As we are heading for a depression of great magnitude,
An economic earthquake shaking ‘em up,
The Great Barrier Reef sacrificed corals to pollution favouring a crown of thorns,
The Great Artesian basin is sinking the water table as hard water is diverted and dries up,
Salt lakes muddy clean waters,
Fertilising biosciences grow at ever diminishing returns akin anti-bio-tics,
Nature is not an electrical circuit board or linear cog in an industrial flywheel,
It is a tipping point of infinitesimal sensitivity,
Where the sum of the parts is the whole.
Descartes reduced life to boxes not cells,
Newton gravitated to apples not seeds,
Einstein’s relativity theory was not absolute,
Mythical dragons breathe fire yet oxygen is fuel,
Oxford became lost in space seeking the last frontier,
Dances with Wolves chose to go to the frontier country before it was lost,
Buffalos were killed for skins not hunger,
Science invented wars losing the peace prize,
For the real courage is to face what we have truly lost and not hesitate to act,
We are lost in space unable to make peace
For until we do we hesitate on the mountain view unable to step off the cliff of uncertainty,
As life is not predictable nor mechanical,
It is a miracle,
And only when you lose everything do you realise the true value of life,
For this is the real gold,
Or indeed the Fool’s Gold of awakening from the dream,
Fires cleanse away debris to make way for renewable growth,
To see the forest instead of the wood,
To value nature as a flow not a production process,
For the real currency is love,
What you truly love becomes visible in crisis,
To breathe is nature’s rhythm,
To speak is nature’s sound scape,
To eat is nature’s bounty given for free,
For free dominion is nature’s possibility,
That self selects when the fruit is ripe,
To fall from the tree at the perfect moment,
As love withholds no wealth from life,
As life is the real wealth loving,
And until you taste the sweetness
greed will be the bad seed replanted,
Yielding endless wars fuelling climates of disruptive change,
For until the burning bush is seen as a message from the creator,
Heralding that all people are chosen,
And that all roads lead home,
For Rome will return to the Garden of Eden,
Adam & Eve will plant an apple tree together,
Receiving nature’s bounty at the perfect time in peace,
Loving what is was all ways the peace that passeth all understanding.