Can We Change The World?

We have all read about the belief that our thoughts change our personal universe and the world at large.  You must have thought, like me, can that really be the case?   Surely not! I can’t influence anything.  Well, it seems we can.  We do indeed create an effect with how we feel and what we think.

The Global Consciousness Project has been running in Princetown University in USA since 1998 and  monitors the presence and activity of consciousness in the world.   There are  60 active receptors in the network; in Europe, the US, Canada, India, Fiji, New Zealand, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, Africa, Thailand, South America and Australia.  They measure unexpected deviations associated with Global Events when there is widespread participation or reaction to the event.     When millions of people share intentions and emotions the network data show massive spikes that deviate from the normal random readings.  Spikes occurred at the time of Diana Princess of Wales death, 9/11, the tsunami in Thailand and more recently the Paris bombings.  In fact over 500 major world events have been identified to coincide with a spike in the data.   The chances of this happening coincidentally are a trillion to one!

Simply put, when our thoughts and emotions join with others it effects what is around us. How exciting is it to think that we have that level of influence?  Just imagine what we could achieve by joining our focus with others in compassion rather than judgement; by using our natural desire to be kind and honouring the differences in people.  So let us try it out from today.

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Jane

Metaphysics Foundation Course Review

A review of the Metaphysics Foundation Course I recently attended.

metaphysics
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noun
 
  1. the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, identity, time, and space.
    “they would regard the question of the initial conditions for the universe as belonging to the realm of metaphysics or religion”
    • abstract theory with no basis in reality.
      “his concept of society as an organic entity is, for market liberals, simply metaphysics”

I signed up to attend this course with Jane Offer from The Purple Dragonfly and all I can say is WOW, in capital letters.

I have been involved with spiritual growth and development for sometime, most of which has been self taught through reading and online courses   I have attended a few face to face courses, but never anything quite so engrossing or attention grabbing as what Jane offers in her Metaphysics Foundation Course.

From the first session, I was hooked.  Learning about and being able to be involved in live demonstrations of mind over matter.   When 4 ladies can lift me out of a chair above waist level with nothing more than 2 fingers each, it is a mind blowing experience.  We know this is possible, but to be part of the experience, it just changes your whole mindset to that next level.

The knowledge that Jane brings to her courses is outstanding. Jane and her husband David have been in the industry for many many years and their skills can only truly be appreciated when experienced first hand.The Purple Dragonfly

The detail in the handouts that we received is extensive and full of value.  I can honestly say that I am truly looking forward to the upcoming Intermediate Metaphysics Course and finally the Advanced Metaphysics Course that is offered by Jane, owner of The Purple Dragonfly.

I can highly recommend this course if you are wanting to develop your own personal intuitive skills, ability to read aura’s, learn how to work with crystals and wands and much much more.

Jane and David, thank you so much for coming into my life.

If you have not connected with The Purple Dragonfly on Facebook yet, please go to their fan page and give them a “LIKE”.

Fondest and best wishes

Diane Purdy, a very happy customer :-).

Goddess Rising and Sister Wives

Reality TV is not my favourite genre but I have become quite a fan of a show called Sister Wives. You may have watched it yourselves. It reflects the life of a polygamist family in America and the way in which the four wives work together to provide the most amazing framework of love and support for their children and each other. The whole process is fascinating and has really changed my ill-informed view of this way of life.
Kody, the husband, has his work cut out accommodating the four distinct personalities, strengths and challenges of his ‘wives’. Of course he is only married in law to one wife and has religious dedications to all of them, which in his eyes is the most binding. Their children are supportive of each other, have a sense of community, are articulate, confident and intelligent.
This family has been hounded out of their home state at the risk of being torn apart by the law. Whilst this is not a lifestyle for me, I do not understand why they are considered to be breaking any law. Surely, Kody is not practicing bigamy, as in the eyes of the law he is only married to one wife. It seems that is would be acceptable if he had one wife but was having relationships with three others behind his wife’s back and creating numerous children for the state to fund. They have four homes for which he pays taxes, they have income as they all work – taxes again – and, from the happiness displayed by all concerned he appears to be an attentive husband and a supportive father.

The Family

My fascination is the way in which the sister wives are so supportive of each other; they have a united focus – the family – and each are fulfilled in their own way. This to me is the gentle powerful strength available to all women. It is hard to define at what point in history women lost their standing in society. All old cultures had women as the wise ones, the Oracle was always a female, the Druids and many other ancient religions had priests and priestess as equals. So when did it all change and why?
Change it did but we do not need to engage in ‘man bashing’ or be anti-men as it was in the late 1950’s when I was growing towards adulthood.  As the movement for ‘equality’ began, I never felt it was the correct wording; women are equal to men, they are one half of a whole.  The discrepancy was actually  ‘equal opportunity’ and at the time that  was most definitely lacking.  Germaine Greer did a great job for the time because it really was a male oriented society; she needed to bring the inequality of opportunity to public awareness and help women to step out of, what for some, amounted to prison in the most powerful way and she became despised and judged for it by women and ridiculed by men.  Women had no rights in law, rape was always considered the woman’s fault so rarely came to court and if it did, it was presided over by an all male system, abuse was swept under the carpet, children would be taken from the mother if she attempted to leave her marriage and returned to the father, irrespective of the type of life they would endure with him, as she would have no money to support them and so on…

Because of this lack of equality in opportunity, mother’s taught their daughters both openly and covertly that this was the way it was, this is how you kept a man in your life so ‘suck it up’, it couldn’t change.  And there was the trap – the belief that it could not change handed down through generations.  My own mother would jump to the word of any man, except my father of course!  If a man spoke it, then it had to be true, if she was required to jump she would ask ‘how high?’  Yet she was fiercely independent and a business woman to boot so it didn’t match, but her mother did a great number on her belief system. However, she came a bit unstuck in passing it on to me; thank goodness for the 1960’s!

The World of Women has Changed

The result of Ms Greer and others was that the world for women has changed; not 100% yet as female graduates coming out from professional training often get paid less than their male counterparts – amazing that with such strict politically correct frameworks in place that this is still allowed and women don’t challenge it .  However, now at least women can have education towards their chosen careers, can leave a bad marriage with support of the law, can have children without actually involving the father and have an unprecedented level of freedom.

So let us stop referring to men as the ‘bad guys’ because over generations women have played their part in the process.  Fear of abandonment and starvation, of public opinion – women are pretty talented at judging other women – and the belief that ‘we need a man in our life to feel whole, complete, fulfilled – whatever the buzz word is at the time. all of it has created the situation and now we are in the best position to balance it out.  Let us remember the ancient feminine wisdom encoded within usGoddess Rising and Sister Wives

We are constantly told to balance our male/female energies and for some this wording may create misunderstanding but we do have within us the potential behaviour of both; all human beings have the potential to be gentle, loving and caring, the traditional female stereotype, but we can also be forceful, driven and ambitious, often seen as  the male preserve.  By bring it all together we balance it out to compassion and understanding; no-one in control, no situations seen as women’s work or the man’s job, just balance and harmony.

As Kody, the plural marriage husband, indicates in his interviews, it is not easy to balance his time, love and support between his wives but it is not impossible; it just requires the desire to try.  So instead of looking at the people in our lives as male or female let us understand  them as individuals with their own fears, needs, hopes and dreams.  Let us pull together in sisterhood.

Sisterhood

Our own Catherine Bullard says :-

 ‘Sisterhood is not an exclusive group or an anti-men symposium. It is a way of being. It is a celebration of all that is gloriously and potently feminine.   It is foremost a choice to be alive and luscious in your female mystery and it is a path of the heart. Sisterhood is a movement of kindness’.                                                                                                      

It is time to celebrate our Sisterhood so join Catherine for her Feminine Wisdom Circle and tap into that part within that holds our ancient wisdom.  The group is held monthly at the time of the New Moon to maximise its creative energy as with the wise women of ancient times.

Join us to share, support, nurture and take some time to be with like-minded souls for ceremony, reflection and connection and let us step into that gentle feminine power with love and understanding together.  Visit our calendar to book into the next Feminine Wisdom Circle workshop

Regards

Jane G Offer

The Purple Dragonfly

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Numerology Reading

I love Numerology and the guidance that it provides.

Every situation on the planet can be reduced to a single number; our name, our date of birth, our phone number, house number and so on. Each number has a meaning and we can work with that to create ease and balance in our life. Since I learned this ancient practice many decades ago I have used it for any situation where I require more information to make an effective decision.

Here is a personal example of how Numerology Reading works.

The number in the address of the Purple Dragonfly Shop is 256. When you add the numbers together, it reduces to Number 4.

Numerology ReadingWe needed solid grounding to achieve the initial development of the Centre and Number 4 provides the foundation of our organisation. It resonates with the vibrations and energies of practicality, grounding and building solid foundations through service, patience, devotion and application. We needed all of that to create the foundation we required. Number 4 also generates pragmatism, a straightforward practical way of dealing with problems, concerned with results rather than with theories and principles and delivering a service with dignity and based in mastery, determination and hard work. This was required to ensure that the best possible service could be offered to meet the needs of others.

The second stage required was the spiritual dynamic. Number 4 fills that too as it relates to high morals, honesty and integrity. It supports us to a level of conscientiousness grounded in reality, realistic values, stability and ability. It helps us to use our inner-wisdom to provide a sense of security, self-control and loyalty.

Finally it holds the potential for progress, discipline, system and order, dependability, passion and drive. It helps all who visit the space to prepare for renewal using their instinctual knowledge.

I was delighted to find that Number 4 is the number that relates to the energy of the Archangels; certainly a level of energy to be encouraged! Also, it links to the Emperor Tarot card instilling the conviction and responsibility to those that work here to use their vast experience to help develop peace, knowledge, strength, wisdom and self-mastery within their clients.

Pretty neat! Everything we set out to achieve and to provide to others is sitting in 256.

Now we can look at the name The Purple Dragonfly.

Each letter has a value between 1 and 9 and please trust my maths when I tell you that it reduces to Number 7. The purpose of The Purple Dragonfly Centre is to support each person to remember who they really are – a spiritual being having a physical experience – and the personal power that lies in that belief. Number 7 resonates with the vibrations and energies of the ‘Collective Consciousness’, faith and spirituality, spiritual awakening and awareness, working towards spiritual enlightenment, spiritual acceptance and development, intuition and inner-knowing, inner-wisdom, psychic abilities, thoughtfulness and understanding of others, healing, peace, endurance and perseverance, persistence of purpose, manifesting and manifestation, science and alchemy working together, discernment and knowledge-seeking, evolution, the ability to set limits and completion.

Wow, the name was chosen before the Numerology was investigated and yet there it was; everything we stand for and value. This is the energy we needed to move into the next phase of our collective consciousness and I feel that we were drawn to this location. We had no intention of resuming the work we had pursued for so many years in the UK. We came here to retire! However, the moment we stepped into the empty and dilapidated property it was as though warm arms embraced us and we felt that we had come home. We were hooked from that moment!

Finally, when we combine the Number 4 and 7 we get the karmic Master Number 11 symbolising karmic-11the principles of spiritual awakening and enlightenment, encouraging the connection to our Higher Self; to identify and live our soul mission and life purpose. Yet again the numbers spoke and reminded us to trust the Universe. Master Number 11, ‘the Messenger’, connects to all those who are here to be inspirational guiding lights in their mission is to help raise spiritual awareness. This quantifies everything we envisioned when we began the Centre in the UK way back when only to discover that we obviously had not completed our work when we journeyed here to Australia.

So there we have it – a short journey into Numerology. I wonder what your numbers and the numbers of your family unit say about you individually and collectively. Wouldn’t it make it easier to understand the flow of your life and what the underlying energy supports? You can identify the perfect career, the highs and lows of life, the perfect timing to make important changes and why situations occur as and when they do, even identify the purpose of it all. Personally, I don’t know where I would have been in my darkest times without Numerology to guide me, keep me steady and at some points even sane.

Want to learn more about Numerology Reading?  We have a workshop with Kate Ellis this Saturday, 8th October 2016, that explores this amazing subject.

Give yourself a gift and try it for yourself. Discover the hidden world that resonates around you.

Please ring 03 9844 5294 for more information

Jane Offer

Self Manifestation

It is always great to hear another persons viewpoint on the changes that are happening to us all. Everyone is feeling it differently so here is Sandy King’s experience.   Thanks Sandy for your insightful words.

When faced with the thought of writing a blog, as a first time blogger, my mind went blank. Inspiration was simply not forthcoming – however, the idea was exciting, and certainly something I wanted to do. Yesterday, I answered a question on a Facebook page, and, in doing so, a light bulb went on in my head, and I realised that this would be the topic for my blog. Why, you might ask. My answer is because there have been so many changes in my life this year, and, when I look back, I realise that c was quite correct in saying that “Change is the only constant in life”.
We learn and are conditioned into belief systems because of what society expects of us. There comes a time when we realise that we have stagnated, and are living in a rut of repetitive patterns – but don’t always know what to do to change those mundane habits in order to realise our truth and our own path. Unless we are able to make those changes ourselves, we are “nudged” in one way or another, to step out of the rut, to step o# the treadmill, and to experience the flowers in the fields alongside the path – to realise how many different varieties and fragrances there are for us to experience. We then realise what amazing scope is available to us once we break the realms of the norm. We also start realising that, when we follow our own passion, our new norm is actually the norm for so many other people – we start meeting those beautiful new souls, and, in that way, finding confidence to continue, to learn and absorb everything we can, like a desert soaking up the rain water a1er a long drought. We realise the magnificence of all that is available to us – and we live in that new realm, learning from the abundant knowledge, and bringing added knowledge to that great library of reference. Our minds are so powerful and so capable of beautiful, healing thoughts.
Although there have been a number of occurrences in my life, all of which have lead me to where I am now, the biggest and most lasting changes have really happened this year. The “nudge” from the Universe for me, was consistent pain caused by newly diagnosed osteoarthritis in my hip. I had been to see various people for help, and that pain was persistent. I started to despair in the fact that, for the rest of my life, I would be walking with a limp, and, without hip-replacement surgery, would eventually end up in a wheel chair. This was not what I envisaged as my preferred future. This was when I embarked on a journey of discovery (for me) and Intuitive Healing sessions with Jane and Dave. On this journey, I have learnt so much about our own perception of situations – and if we change our perceptions, our entire outlook on the world changes. By changing our outlook on life, and by changing ourselves, others around us also change, because their views and statements no longer have the same effect on us as they had previously had. If we affect change within ourselves, we also effect change in the world around us – thereby creating the never-ending ripples in the pond of humanity, as a pebble does as it breaks the surface of a body of water.
If we are open to change, we will always be interested in what will happen next – and will never tire of life, because there is always something new to create and to experience. We truly can attract all we manifest for ourselves.
Thank you for spending this time with me, I wish you all Love, Peace and Happiness as you continue in this amazing world.
Sandy

Go Within

Many of us seeking the purpose of our life have the growing understanding that everyone who touches our life offers an important step in our personal growth.  The more challenging the experience each one brings, the deeper we are invited to look into ourselves – to really know ourselves.  We often miss the point of the experience by making it about ourselves; our hurt or upset. We get lost in the emotional chaos that our feelings create and spend time on guilt, anger and blame believing that as a ‘spiritual’ person we shouldn’t hold these feelings.  But we are human, we do have these feelings and the true spiritual path is to acknowledge that within us and accept it, not fight it.  Accepting is not condoning of course but by knowing that side to us, and acknowledging the gift the other person offers by bringing it to our attention, helps us to live in mastery.

It is only through someone instilling impatience in us that we can possibly understand what it is to be patient; the person who causes us to make judgements about them or ourselves gives us the opportunity to cease to judge; by experiencing lack we can know the joy of abundance.  Without sorrow we cannot know joy and without resentment we cannot learn compassion and the only way we can receive these opportunities to explore is through others.

We each hold a unique piece of the jigsaw that makes up the picture of life; each piece has its own shape, design and aspect and our piece is solely ours.  We are invited to notice that as each piece falls into place around us, fitting perfectly in with our piece, the picture becomes clearer and wider so we can gain clarity and inner peace.  As our inner wisdom grows we begin to see each event as a gift and not an aggravation, teaching us to be more aligned with our true nature and to harmonise with those around us.   Each of us faces life based on the stories that have created our frame of reference; thoughts, feelings and beliefs put in place by others over many years that can give us a skewed vision of who we are and what we are not.  We then try to make decisions based on that vision of self and often we become disappointed or highly judgemental of our perceived ‘failures’.  We are so hard on ourselves and feel that in some way we are just not good enough.  But good enough for what?  We know  that no-one else can hold the position of being us; our jigsaw piece is unique and ours alone.  Therefore, by deduction we must be the ‘best man for the job’.

The Purple DragonflyWe each face challenges in life to one degree or another and we cannot compare these situations to another’s joy or pain.  No-one is better or worse off than another; it is simply the pattern of their piece of the jigsaw.  For some, another’s journey may seem unbearable yet it brings us the message of courage and strength so that we can weave into our own discoveries.   Our observations teach  us both gratitude and fortitude; grateful for being who we are and the knowing that we are incredibly strong and resourceful and fabulous into the bargain.

So over this holiday period use your well earned rest to become the observer; observe your reaction to those around you and accept it as an opportunity to know yourself.   Find your boundary and know how far you are prepared to go to accommodate another’s behaviour and how far you are prepared to buy into their perception of you.   Is it true?  After all they can only guess at what you think, feel or believe – they have no true idea as the only framework they have is their own.  Go within, quietly and with purpose because it is not for anyone else.  They have done their job by bringing it to your attention, now it is your turn to assess what it means for you.

Trance Channel Healing interview with Dave Offer – Rangid Part 3

SPEAK UP 4 Oneness media presents an interview with Dave Offer a spiritual intuitive healer who works with a spirit entity named Ranjid enabling healing in alignment with the higher self of a person.

Dave Offer describes his fascinating life growing up in London, working for the Crown Jewellers and becoming a buyer of quality silver around the world. He speaks of life changes which led him into the fascinating reality of hands on spiritual healing.

Together with his wife Jane they ran a Natural Health Centre called Spectrum Health Trust in Britain an accredited training centre. They had clients in the UK, USA and Europe. They had the opportunity to work in prisons, with drug addicts and alcoholics and those with a range of health problems. They regarded their healing work as complimentary to modern medicine. Today they work with a group of incredible practitioners and trainers drawn together to establish The Purple Dragonfly Centre in Warrandyte to share the combined knowledge and support with the community.

Dave discusses his experience as a trance healer and how he was led into this reality. He speaks about the process of following his guide Silver Wolf, An American Indian, learning to trust and follow. He said he has a healthy scepticism, questioned his sanity and was convinced that this was real and to learn to let go of control and allow.

He met is spiritual healing partner, Rangid Singh. He speaks of how Rangid came to him and overtime how he learned to use trance to allow Rangid to heal. He said he lost time and had no idea what had happened.

During the interview Rangid comes into the conversation and explains who he is and what he does and why? He speaks of his collaboration with David. At one point Rangid explains how he identifies cancer in the body and how he rebalances the body’s energy systems to align with the true nature. He speaks about the basic cause of all illness and dis-ease. He explains what the purpose of every human is.

To watch the live interview, click here.

David Offer

Dave lives with his wife in Warrandyte, Melbourne. Together they work at the Purple Dragonfly. If you wish to contact David please visit their shop.

If you missed interview one, please click here.

If you missed interview two, please click here.

From the Crown Jewels to Spiritual Healing with David Offer Part 2

SPEAK UP 4 Oneness media presents an interview with Dave Offer a spiritual intuitive healer who works with a spirit entity named Ranjid enabling healing in alignment with the higher self of a person.

Dave Offer describes his fascinating life growing up in London, working for the Crown Jewellers and becoming a buyer of quality silver around the world. He speaks of life changes which led him into the fascinating reality of hands on spiritual healing.

Together with his wife Jane they ran a Natural Health Centre called Spectrum Health Trust in Britain an accredited training centre. They had clients in the UK, USA and Europe. They had the opportunity to work in prisons, with drug addicts and alcoholics and those with a range of health problems. They regarded their healing work as complimentary to modern medicine. Today they work with a group of incredible practitioners and trainers drawn together to establish The Purple Dragonfly Centre in Warrandyte to share the combined knowledge and support with the community.

Dave discusses his experience as a trance healer and how he was led into this reality. He speaks about the process of following his guide Silver Wolf, An American Indian, learning to trust and follow. He said he has a healthy scepticism, questioned his sanity and was convinced that this was real and to learn to let go of control and allow.

He met is spiritual healing partner, Rangid Singh. He speaks of how Rangid came to him and overtime how he learned to use trance to allow Rangid to heal. He said he lost time and had no idea what had happened.

During the interview Rangid comes into the conversation and explains who he is and what he does and why? He speaks of his collaboration with David. At one point Rangid explains how he identifies cancer in the body and how he rebalances the body’s energy systems to align with the true nature. He speaks about the basic cause of all illness and dis-ease. He explains what the purpose of every human is.

Watch the live interview here:

David Offer

Dave lives with his wife in Warrandyte, Melbourne. Together they work at the Purple Dragonfly. If you wish to contact David please contact their shop.

If you missed interview one, click here.

To watch interview three, click here.

From the Crown Jewels to Spiritual Healing with David Offer Part 1

SPEAK UP 4 Oneness media presents an interview with Dave Offer a spiritual intuitive healer who works with a spirit entity named Ranjid enabling healing in alignment with the higher self of a person.

Dave Offer describes his fascinating life growing up in London, working for the Crown Jewellers and becoming a buyer of quality silver around the world. He speaks of life changes which led him into the fascinating reality of hands on spiritual healing.

Together with his wife Jane they ran a Natural Health Centre called Spectrum Health Trust in Britain an accredited training centre. They had clients in the UK, USA and Europe. They had the opportunity to work in prisons, with drug addicts and alcoholics and those with a range of health problems. They regarded their healing work as complimentary to modern medicine. Today they work with a group of incredible practitioners and trainers drawn together to establish The Purple Dragonfly Centre in Warrandyte to share the combined knowledge and support with the community.

Dave discusses his experience as a trance healer and how he was led into this reality. He speaks about the process of following his guide Silver Wolf, An American Indian, learning to trust and follow. He said he has a healthy scepticism, questioned his sanity and was convinced that this was real and to learn to let go of control and allow.

He met is spiritual healing partner, Rangid Singh. He speaks of how Rangid came to him and overtime how he learned to use trance to allow Rangid to heal. He said he lost time and had no idea what had happened.

During the interview Rangid comes into the conversation and explains who he is and what he does and why? He speaks of his collaboration with David. At one point Rangid explains how he identifies cancer in the body and how he rebalances the body’s energy systems to align with the true nature. He speaks about the basic cause of all illness and dis-ease. He explains what the purpose of every human is.

Watch the interview live here:

Dave lives with his wife in Warrandyte, Melbourne. Together they work at the Purple Dragonfly. If you wish to contact David please contact the shop in Warrandyte

To watch the second interview, click here.

To watch the third interview, click here.

The Miracle of Messages

I am always amazed at the way messages are constantly brought to us; daily even moment to moment messages are there that give us guidance, remind us that there is constant support even when we feel we are alone and messages designed to promote a train of thought or confirmation.  We will often think of someone or decide to do something and almost immediately some form of message will re-enforce our thought.   Many will put it down to coincidence but it happens constantly and once you are aware of them you will see them in their many forms.

In my very early days of exploring the full meaning behind what I had felt from a child, I would often be driving home through the country lanes in England at dusk mulling over my thoughts.  I began to notice that each time I asked myself ‘I wonder if this is right’ an owl would fly across my path.  It happened each time the thought came; different places on the journey, different times of the evening and different type of owls so I realised I was not crossing a regular flight path.  I felt very supported in my thought processes that ‘someone’ was helping me on my journey of discovery.

One day I happened to be stuck in a traffic jam in the local town.  It was midday and pouring with rain.  I was going nowhere so my mind wandered into my ‘I wonder..’ thoughts.  I had reached the point of ‘I wonder if this is right’ realising that I would be unlikely to receive my usual confirmation.  I had just thought,  ‘Well, you will have a job to send an owl now!’ when the car in front started to move forward to reveal its number plate  – OWL 749.  Goose bump moment!

It is these events that make you look more consciously for the messages and they truly are everywhere.

Recently, we were at an animal park near Port Douglas.  It was very busy, with all ages learning   about crocodiles and snakes and their lifestyles.  It was at the Snake Show that the message came to me about monitoring our beliefs.  Before we came to Australia we were made aware that this continent is home to some of the most venomous snakes and spiders in the world – a fact.  By many, we were led to believe that they lurked in every dark place intent on hunting us down and killing us – people’s belief based on a fact but fed by a fear.  If you think it through, animals are only interested in two things; food and survival.  They know what they can eat and they are on the constant look out for anything delicious that is in their environment.  When they see a creature bigger or more dangerous than themselves, they employ their instinctual good sense and move away.  They will defend themselves only when they feel threatened.   The Snake Keeper reiterated this and explained that, in fact, there have been very few deaths from snake bites since the 1980’s due to antivenom advances and education.  Strikes mainly occur when they are cornered and there is no escape.    Obvious behaviour really if you think about it: don’t we strike out when we feel we are threatened in some way – usually verbally but sometimes physically – it is a natural response.

The Keeper went on to tell us that surprisingly there were far more deaths caused in Australia yearly by interaction with another animal; not sharks, not spiders, not snakes but horses!  It reminded me that we must monitor our framework of life as our beliefs are often created by misinformation passed from person to person each with their own agenda, and, in many cases, are not based in fact but are a reflection of another’s fears.  We then take that information on board unchallenged and make decisions based on a misnomer.  Little wonder we suffer with low self-esteem, believe we are responsible for making other people’s lives happy or harmonious by suppressing our own need and all the other undermining thoughts that play out in our mind and go on to create our life.

Incidentally, another more obvious message was graphically displayed that shows we often don’t connect the dots and live our lives as a series of events that we don’t see as connected to each other.    There was a large amount of people at the same Park looking and learning about the fascinating animals and their habitats on this amazing and beautiful planet.   We were encouraged to honour the environment of these wonderful creatures and told of how we are impacting it daily.  There was much nodding in agreement and applause and then they left the area.  Behind them was a huge amount of the rubbish on the ground and on the seats they had occupied, despite the large number of rubbish bins provided!   What an interesting and complex race of beings we are!