Archives for October 2013

2013 Vegan of the Year – Outstanding Author for Secret Animal Business

October 25, 2013 I feel very honoured to have been awarded Vegan of the Year for the second year in a row, this time in the Outstanding Vegan Author category for Secret Animal Business (last year it was for Outstanding Animal Rights/Animal Rescue Organisation for our work here at A Place of Peace). Kathy Divine, of Vegans are Cool, who initiated the awards, said she thought Secret Animal Business was a "very important book". And I believe it is, if I may say so myself. It isn't just a bunch of stories. It outlines a way of living with animals and nature that will help animals, you, and the planet. So thanks you so much to Kathy and the judges, and congratulations to all the winners this year.   … [Read more...]

The Energies – Full Moon in Aries 2013

As I write this so many of my friends are facing fire in the Blue Mountains. Animals have lost their lives and homes, the forest burns,  the energies speak of unsettledness and waiting.   It fills my heart with sadness. This full moon and eclipse is intense on many levels. Perhaps it is an initiation for many. The last hurdle. Many, many people have been talking about the feeling of something huge coming. This could be physical or spiritual, or both.  Lots are reporting feeling woozy, light headed, vertigo, dizzy, headachy. There's heart stuff , flu stuff and digestive stuff. Some are having sleepless nights. There are relationship issues and money issues. There is the loss of beloved ones. There are ascension symptoms and the Earth talking to us. At home, the dogs have been barky and restless. I've had vertigo for two weeks — waves of wooziness that make me feel in two dimensions at once. And we have been having some major earthquakes around the planet and a ton of solar flare and … [Read more...]

Libra New Moon Energy Alert

October 1, 2013 Can you feel it building? We are in a time of great change! and the planets mobilising for the New Moon  this week are huge.  As I write, the wind whistles around Owl Cottage, heralding this time of change. Once again we have gale force winds. Last week they carried off our beautiful true daughter of Avalon, Faerie. She had run free here all her life, being a yearling we inherited when we bought the property. Her death was so unexpected, so sudden, it shocked me to the core. I have written her story here. There are many souls choosing to leave as the Light rolls over the planet, for whatever reasons, and the advice I am being given is to honour this process and be grateful for every moment with every being we love. Love is the only thing that is important. Loving ourselves, loving others, being kind with all our choices. We don’t know who will choose to go next, and instead of getting wrapped up in grief, we have to do what it takes to respect their choices, love … [Read more...]