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where am i now?

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06/13/2011 at 15:58

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hullo from afar


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walk as you talk




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06/05/2011 at 15:06

who am i ?

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where to start ?!
my name is sally
i am fifty six
single but not celibate
and very taurean
that is to say :
obsessed with aesthetics
and stubborn as you like
or maybe don’t …
i have been living on the side of a small mountain
in the midi of southern france
for over nine years now …
i got captured by this domaine here
which i love more passionately today
than i did the day i bought it
despite the times when i could gladly have walked aWay
empty-handed  …
i call it earthsky
which perfectly reflects it’s elemental nature …
the long-time dream has allWays been
to run earthsky as a retreat centre
taoist based
for the sharing of creativity and healing …
it’s taken somewhat longer than forseen
to renovate the property
and myself …
i still don’t feel quite qualified
to realize that dream
but is one ever ?
one is not getting any younger
and one has to start somewhere


so this blog

represents my first outward step

in the direction of sharing with others

some of the practices and perceptions

which have enabled me to survive and evolve

through the series of challenges

that i have encountered along the Way …


earthsky has become :

my own personal retreat centre

healing space

building site





raison d’etre

and challenge …

i share it with jacques

a boistrous and very charming black and white dog

he is infamously volatile

as am i

but that’s all changing now …

i’ve dragged us both through the bush backwards in recent years

since he was a pup actually

but we’ve survived all that quite graciously

and things have eased up nicely now …

neither of us have ever drawn the blood of another


we’re both very friendly

most of the time …

i don’t want to scare you

you see

because i still hold a vision

of sharing this space with others

from time to time

others who come here

as i have done

(and do)

for support with their healing

their creativity

their wholing …

one of these decades …

in the meantime

here i go


with my blog

this is the biggest



i’ve encountered yet

it’s a little scary

and quite exciting

so much space to share so much …

my plan :

to share the story of my healing journey

my journey towards wholeness

my wish :

to hear your story

sharing a creative healing journey

        as we ramble together along the Way ………

Written by earthsky23

06/02/2011 at 14:50

what am i here for ?

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i have chosen to nurture the belief
that we are all here on a road to paradise
that is a Way that leads towards :
     wholeness …
the alternative should be unthinkable
but i have given that thought much too much time and energy
   and have paid the price …
it made me quite sick
so now
(in the interests of my health)
i have chosen to conclude that i am here
to find a Way to paradise
towards growth, healing, wholeness
and all their etceteras …
Taoism has become the bedrock of that Way
for me and millions of others
offering as it does a wealth of simple techniques
by which the quality of one’s existence may be upgraded
         and fallen angels may heal their broken wings ………

Written by earthsky23

06/02/2011 at 14:49

who do i love ?

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well ?!
i love my dog
that’s for sure …
my mentors
and my boyos
my sisters
their kids
(and their partners
when they’re being reasonable)
i love  my mum
when we’re not driving each other barking mad
most of my friends
most of the time
and myself
du temps en temps ………

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06/02/2011 at 14:49

what do i love ?

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i love my home
i love to be creative:
as a designer
an artist
a writer
a builder
a gardener
a cook
 i love my practice
which i call strance
(strance = stretch + trance + dance)
i love to dance when the music’s right
i love massage
the giving and the receiving of
i love nature
the miniscule and the majiscule of creation
i love to travel
especially in morocco …
i love to make love
especially in a tantric way with one who understands
that almost happened once
i’m still trying to trace the geezer over a decade later
but it’s proving to be challenging as i never got his surname
so i’m cultivating a tantric relation-ship with the universe
entre temps ………

Written by earthsky23

06/02/2011 at 14:48

what inspires me

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barefootdoctor ………


my teacher, mentor, healer, muse

virtual Taoist wizard

and first class ally on the Way …


his site is still ridiculously good value

and he’s recently launched a blog

where he’s giving away loads of his very best stuff


both are really MOST highly recommended ………


and is allWays guarunteed to raise a smile …


Matt gave up designing violent video games

wrote his own job description

and is now said to be doing rather well …


one of my lovely sisters supplied me with this translation

of the Bengali backing track to Matt’s sweet dance :


The Song Of Life.


The same stream of life that runs through my life night and day

runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.


It’s the same life that shoots in joy

through the dust of the earth innumerable blades of grass

and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.


It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean cradle

of life and death

of ebb and flow.


I feel my limbs made glorious by the touch of this world of life.

And my pride is from the life throb of all ages

dancing in my blood this moment ………


i am learning this by heart

and repeating it to myself

and to creation

as a mantra


it inspires me deeply

and i suspect it may do the same for you …


try reading it out loud a few times over

whilst addressing yourself to the infinite


then observe your change of mood !


Written by earthsky23

06/02/2011 at 14:47