MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: Ah . . . home on my large desk-top computer again. For me, big is better. All is well in the garden, thanks to diligent Tracey, and help from friends. Sunshine and beauty greet me on my first day at home sweet home. I find it interesting how easily people become addicted to wanting more. When times are hard and money is tight, people seem to pull in their wants to very realistic levels; in fact their wants are basically their needs. But when money is flowing and more easily come by, suddenly wants grow out of all proportion to needs. This is where common sense breaks down. Why is it that in the good times wants become so much greater? Intelligence would suggest that when our needs are the least, our wants would also be that way, but I have learned that wants and intelligence do not hold hands. It becomes even more obvious that the more people want, the more their wants multiply and grow. The end result of all this 'wanting' is never satisfaction and contentment; rather it is dissatisfaction and resentment that there is a limit to how many wants most people can afford. It is a truth that in the bigger picture, less is definitely more! The nice thing about Love is that the more you give and share with others, the more you have. Which brings me to my usual wisdom of constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love! ... See MoreSee Less
Contentedness....does it exist anymore? Being in the moment living with a sense that all I have now is all I require to be what I am meant to be now.
Fear of missing out (FOMO) is readily apparent amongst society. Social media does proliferate the idea 'you can have this too if you do xyz' . One size fits all, yet so many examples I witness it tends not to at all.
Discussions on and of Happiness on this page and others refer to inner awareness yet so many through material wants and other desires can feel to be relevant unless they have that 'something'?? Not sure of a descriptor...is one necessary, but holistically as a being ...I am perfect now. Learning Love of mySelf...
MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: I feel very honoured when people share my musings and/or my aphorisms from 365 days. Thank you. So . . . I'm all finished with Intensives for about a month! What a wonderful year of wonderful people! At the moment Carolyn and I are in a ski lodge high on the snow slopes in Canada, inland from Campbell River. We spent much of yesterday afternoon riding the 4-person ski-lift chairs up and down the mountain slopes. Wow . . . that was fun . . . and what views in the warm sun and clear skies. The kid in me really enjoyed it. Today we go for a walk in the woods . . . and tomorrow, we fly home from Vancouver to Auckland to the Sunshine Coast. Each year I become ever more aware that there is a timing for people to attend my Intensives. Truth is never Truth out of timing. I do not share the ABC of spirituality; my Intensives begin at XYZ and beyond. And yet, there are ever more XYZ people coming to them. I am truly blessed that I can show so many people their path home to Love and Peace. The path is theirs and they have to walk it, but I am the honoured guide for so many people. Of course, for all of us the path always includes constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love! ... See MoreSee Less
It seems that the timing was not there for me this year since the intensive in Montreal was canceled. Nevertheless, still looking to, one day attend one of your intensive . 🙂
Bien sûr Michael et Carolyn vous nous ouvrez tant de portes d'Amour et la Vie est tellement plus belle après votre passage
Avec tout mon Amour inconditionnel
Tendacayou vous attend pour l'année prochaine
YES YES YES
Perfect timing for me for two years in a row. Thank you so much from my heart and my soul in all dimensions. <3
MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: Hmm . . . considering my average group size is about 50 - 60 people, this is the smallest group I have ever had at an Intensive; more like a Relaxive, it's fun. An all women group, I call them the Magnificent Eleven! Life is all about change. All Nature responds to change with no problem, but people find change very problematic. We seem to like the 'more of the same' routine, yet this is an overall process of slow stagnation. Life is also about growth in consciousness. Nature follows the blueprint of its own species, for Nature is the natural evolution of consciousness. Humans however, are the creative evolution of consciousness. We do not have a laid-out blueprint; we are creating it in every moment of our lives. More of the same is a blueprint that leads to cycles within old cycles rather than cycles within a spiral of newness. Some people actually move house to promote change in their lifestyles, but eventually it becomes more of the same. Real Change takes place within your own Being, within your consciousness; it is internal. When you apply external change to promote inner change you are doing it the wrong way around. One way of inner change is to constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . . choose Love! ... See MoreSee Less
MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: Okay . . . here we are at Hollyhock on Cortes Island. The Hollyhock learning centre is truly a beautiful place. Guadeloupe was tropical jungle beauty with a softness, while Cortes Island is Douglas Fir beauty with rock and mountains creating a harshness. But . . . beauty is beauty whatever its clothing, and this is a stunning landscape. Getting here is not easy under normal circumstances, but Greg and Fiona made it easy and adventurous for us. We begin tonight, with a fair few less hours than we normally have for an Intensive. However, life always gets it right! All our many travels teach me to always accept people for who they are, as they are. It is the same with circumstances. When a situation is different from my expectations I have the opportunity to be open and flexible. Change always offers a chance for growth, even when it is an unwanted change. Although I realise that the Hollyhock vegetable garden is at its peak of perfection right now, nevertheless it is the best community vegetable garden I have ever encountered. I have always approved of spectacular flowers growing with vegetables. It creates an energy that favours both flowers and veggies. The garden here is spectacular at the moment, with hundreds of hearty lettuce and a wide range of veggies. With this said, the food is obviously very fresh and truly excellent. Carolyn's camera is broken so I will post some of Greg's pictures as soon as we get them. Meanwhile, we are finding it very easy to constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love! ... See MoreSee Less
MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: We are now in Canada. Sorry Air Canada, but you are the worst airline I have experienced in a long time. After 29 years of travelling many different airlines, I have plenty to compare you with, and you don't rate well! The first flight with them was 3 hours late, and the second was almost 2 hours late. After all my years of travel I can truly say that as each year passes by the airlines have less and less tolerance and care about their passengers. Flight connections are not even considered . . . that's 'your' problem! Okay, that's my grumble out of the way for this years travelling!!!! It all gives me an opportunity to choose Love! Vancouver Island is truly beautiful. They even have a Sunshine Coast, although it is not as warm as ours in Oz! We were met by dear friends and have been pampered and spoilt unmercifully. Wen love it! I gave a talk in Victoria last night and it was certainly well received. I begin my Intensive at Hollyhock on Cortes Island on Sunday evening. (They have their own schedule). Then we go home . . . yey! I guess all travellers meet with their ups and downs. Carolyn and I fly high on the 'ups' and we don't let the 'downs' take us down. Like I said, we CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love! ... See MoreSee Less
I travel frequently and I do agree with your assessment. Luckily, the unpleasantness of the flight leaves with the first good night's sleep and the immersion into the new place, beauty and people /unless one's luggage is missing😅/. As consumers we should take time and make our experiences public in ways that count and can make difference and/or choose airlines that do offer good service even if the cost is slightly higher. One bad experience is more than enough. Otherwise, everything serves us as we create ...✨🦉🇨🇦️🥂
Michael I have to agree 100 % about Air Canada. We flew to Vancouver two years ago and it was the worst overseas flight we’d ever experienced. We decided there and then not fly AC again. It’s too bad because Canadians are such wonderful people. Glad you enjoyed Vancouver. Canada is a stunning country. ❤️
You really have something with airports and airlines 😉
Didn't you tell us it would be a very long and complicated trip??? Well, there you go!
I quote what I'm just being proofreading (translation)... “In 2003, while my late wife and I were travelling on our annual tour of seminars and public talks around the world, increasingly my suitcase was being lost, or delayed, or mutilated. Not her two suitcases, but my single suitcase. She told me in no uncertain terms that this was my responsibility. Obviously, the normal human reaction is to blame the airlines. I mean, how could it be my fault? But I knew that in truth, we create the energy flow of our lives, and this includes . . . everything!” OMG... the synchronicity !!! For some reasons, I wasn't totally comfortable translating this post for the French FB (although I faithfully did as my position as a translator in not to dispute the content, you know me...)... I take the explanation from your own “mouth”. Pease do not see the slightest sign of disrespect here... I'm just honoring my subtile sensitivity to a contrary feeling and the timing for the answer. <3
MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: A few years ago when I was at a botanical park in Europe, I watched a pair of Australian black swans. As I sat on a bench observing them, I noticed that they would each go off foraging on their own, but after about ten to fifteen minutes they would both return to the centre of the pond and engage in a beautiful bonding ritual. Their necks entwined, they were clearly enjoying being affectionate with each other. This caused me to reflect on our own human behaviour. A husband and wife go their separate ways to work, and come back together in the evening. I wonder how often they consciously bond with each other after just a few years of marriage. I have observed in my visits to many such people that the bonding is a very brief kiss . . . and that's it. We are all different; many people are not affectionate, yet I cannot help but think that it is a communication skill that could be learned. And to great advantage for many relationships. Occasionally, both of the couple are not affectionate, but usually it is only one that is not. In such a case affection should be learned to nourish the other partner. Surely marriage is about nourishing each other in a caring and sharing environment, not just a sterile relationship of two people sharing the same house . . . and yet, this is so common. Affection is surely a powerful sharing of mutual Love. I am blessed in that Carolyn and I both live from the heart, and that 'conscious' affection for each other is our constant and natural language. Being conscious is the key. This is why I always write of CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love! ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Everyone . . . Carolyn here, with heaps of heartfelt thanks for all your Happy Birthday well-wishes! This is the best birthday I can ever remember, shared with people I’ve known for decades here in America. I had some huge surprises with friends arriving that I never expected to see . . . traveling very long distances to be here celebrating my 70th birthday and making it so very special. I’m overflowing with gratitude for all the Love and wonderful birthday greetings I’ve received from everyone here and around the world . . . including you . . . my family of the heart! Michael and I are both so very grateful to have you all in our lives. The best is yet to come! Thank you again . . . I’m hugging you with all my Love! ... See MoreSee Less
MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: Easy musing today because today is my beloved Carolyn's 70th Birthday. She has blessed my life for almost 11 years as my darling wife, but has graced my life as a dear friend for over twice that time. Here in the U.S. she expected that there would be very few people at her party. You should have seen her face when her dear friends from out of town began to arrive a day early . . . and she knew nothing about it. Tears and hugs and laughter . . . very moving. So . . . tonight is Birthday Bash night with heaps of her friends all gathered here at Karen's home. Her little party of a few will be a full house. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY DARLING AND MANY MORE TO COME. I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Birthday Carolyn. Wish you the bedste 🇩🇰️🌺🎁🎂💗
Happy birth day dear amazing being! I love you
Carolyn, you are a true force for good. It’s no surprise that the love you continue to pour out into the world comes back to kiss you gently and hug you tightly on the wonderful occasion of your 70th birthday. Happy Birthday to a grand, yet humble woman of light, love and beauty.
How wonderful for her 💕🎉♥️♥️❌⭕️
Have a great birthday Carolyn 🙂
Happy Birthday Carolyn! Sweet, Sweet surprises!
Happy birthday Carolyn.💖
Happy Birthday Carolyn. 💕
The best of birthdays to you, Cosmic Mom! 😘 We Love you!
Happy Birthday Carolyn
Happy birth Day lovely Carolyn
With Love Love Love and Light Light Light....
Happy birthday 😀🌸
Dear Carolyn, much Love to you on your birthday ❤️
Have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY 💖💐✨🌈🎼🎆🎇 with all your loved ones.
Best wishes for the new year that begins and many many more to come.