In the moment . . .


Faerie Gully in the flood …

Being in the Moment

Over the New Year period I spent many days down in Faerie Gully … a very special spot, here at Magickal Mahalia … where I live.

The bottom boundary fence had not long been completed … a wish I’d harboured since I’d been here, over 2 years.  I visualised it often!  This boundary fence was incredibly important … on many levels. Having the history … and Astrological signature I do, boundaries have been an ‘issue’ for me.  This fence was important … it secured my space … I gave thanks again and again.

Faerie Gully is pure magick!  There’s even a Faerie Tree … she speaks to me.  I felt like I’d found my place, I felt so at home … I fit right in.  I sat down there every day for two weeks … here was where I welcomed 2013.

Just across from the Faerie Tree is the Dam … the most amazing dam … with water I’ve not seen anywhere.  Most days the black, green water shimmers in the sun, reflects everything around, like a clear sheet of reflective glass… it radiates and sparkles with Life giving Prana … the water, most obviously healing.  The residents of the dam … the Dragonflies … blue striped, brown striped and a fawny tan; the Willy Wagtail, brown and blue … and the slender, red billed black ducks feasting in the rushes … plus all the other daily visitors.  Oh, and the gorgeous turtles. I felt like I was the luckiest girl on Earth … to be given such a place to be, feasting on the most exquisite magickal moments.

One evening I decided to go for a sunset swim … I’d become pretty addicted to swimming in the dam … morning, noon and night!  As I left the house block, unlatched the gate, I turned to watch the Sun begin to set.  I stood there for a while, soaking it in … and of course, capturing the moment on my faithful camera … then turned to walk down the hill to the dam.  This was my first sunset swim … I slid into the water … ahhh, feels so good.  I began my gentle breaststroke along the length of the dam … the dam’s pretty big … my body loves it.  And then it started … the most magickal experience I think I’ve ever had!  First it was the Dragonflies … they began their dance; this way, that way, round and round.  Zooming right over my head, inches away … as I continued to swim slowly along. I felt ecstatic … they were playing with me.  This went on for quite a while, their joy was palpable … they were including me in their play.  I was overcome with joy.

Then there was more … the Willy Wagtails began, it was now dusk but I could see them all clearly.  There must have been dozens of them … they started doing the same thing, only their dancing circles covered a greater space.  They too, flew close, over my head … crisscrossed the dam, flew high flew low.  So many different patterns they created … back and forth, high and low, left to right … round and round, and then down over my head once again.  By this stage I was treading water, my mouth agape, just watching … feeling the most incredible elation … and not quite believing what I was seeing.  They were playing with me … they were welcoming me to their home … they were including me in their play … they were dancing with me.  I will never forget that evening as long as I live.

On New Year’s Day … I tried to do the New Year thing … letting go of the past … planning the future … with pen in hand, journal on my lap … you know how it goes.  But it just wasn’t happening.  At that moment, I realized quite clearly . . . that I just wanted to experience the moment.  ‘Cause, gee … it can be just so super amazing … Dreamtime stuff … really.

We have courage … we have focus … we have Love … we have Beauty … we can do it.

Lotsa luv to you all … and enjoy the year of the Water Snake . . . marilyn xxxx


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