Archive for June, 2012

Reiki Hands: 4th June 2012
June 26, 2012

These small, fat hands are my hands

Arthritis affected they are still offered in service to others.

These hands can:

touch, pat and stroke


tend my jungle of a garden

draw, paint, dye textiles, crochet and knit

sound healing bowls

hold onto and let go.

This drawing is inspired by imagery experienced during a reiki healing.

Charcoal Drawing: Point Addis Koorie Heritage Walk
June 14, 2012

These are the first grass trees I have seen on this walk.

The forest is twisted and tangled

Stunted Iron Barks


The sky is greying

The wind rustles the canopy overhead.

There was a cracker of a thunderstorm last night,

Little evidence of the heavy rain this morning apart from dampened ground.

On the way here, a mob of kangaroos surveyed me with curiosity from the safety of a paddock.

22nd April 2012.

The Austral Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea australis) was useful to aboriginal people. 

 The resin from the leaves was used to cement stone axe heads and and spear tips to wooden handles.

The young leaves and roots were eaten whilst the nectar from the flowers was a sweet treat.

22nd April 2012

Spiritual Song of the Australian Aborigine

I am a child of the Dreamtime People

Part of this Land, like the gnarled gum tree

I am the river, softly singing

Chanting our songs on the way to the sea

My spirit is the dust-devils

Mirages, that dance on the plain

I’m the snow, the wind and the falling rain

I’m part of the rocks and the red desert earth

Red as the blood that flows in my veins

I am an eagle, crow and snake that glides

Through the rain forest that clings to the mountain side

I awakened here when the earth was new

There was emu, wombat and kangaroo

No other man of a different hue

I am this land

And this land is me

I am Australia.

Hyllus Noel Maris

(1934 – 1986)

Hyllus Noel Maris was of Yorta Yorta and Wurundjeri descent.

Her poem, ‘Spiritual Song of the Australian Aborigine’, appears in abridged form on a sign at a look out at the end of the Koorie Heritage Walk. The lookout gives views across Bass Strait and along the coast to the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

Representatives of the local Wathaurong community contributed to the development of the walk.

Point Addis lies between Torquay and Anglesea on Victoria’s Surf Coast.


Reiki Wave: 21st May 2012
June 3, 2012

This crayon drawing was inspired by imagery experienced during a reiki healing.

I am a volunteer reiki therapist at Fernlea House, a community organisation which offers services to people with life limiting illnesses and their carers.

From time to time I may experience imagery during a healing. I don’t seek to ascribe meaning to the images but accept them as they are.

The Reiki Level One course I completed in 2001 opened up a whole new world to me, the world of the spirit, intuition and creativity.

I went on to complete Reiki Level Three in 2005.


This is National Reiki Awareness Week with various events happening around Australia to promote Reiki. As a member of the Australian Reiki Connection, I will be participating in an event where we will be  offering reiki healings at Waverley Community Learning Centre on Saturday, the 9th of June from 10.30am and concluding at 3.30pm.