Tuesday 27 April 2010

Blog Appreciation Day—“I of my own knowledge…”

I think when something’s this good you have to share it with the world.

Frank DeMarco’s blog, "I of my own knowledge..." is insightful and informative. Frank has conversations with the guys upstairs about connections, communication, channelling, healing, and guidance.

He works with an eclectic cast of after life beings including Hemmingway and C.G Jung. The main theme of Frank’s writing is human potential and guidance. He’s a writer and an editor and I believe he has an extraordinary gift. Frank’s writing is modest and honest. His work reinforces the guidance I receive from spirit. His prose is academic and his speech is enquiring, precise and evidence driven. He allows the reader to draw their own conclusions.

Spirit/God/consciousness, the guys upstairs have chosen the right man for the job.

You can find Frank here.

We are more than our society tells us we are. We have more possibilities within us, and a richer future than most dare dream. — Frank DeMarco

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Wednesday 21 April 2010

Problem underwear? Yes, we can fix that.

I’m busy revising my manuscript, book keeping for my tax agent and finalising some icky stuff. I’m also heading to the Gold Coast, Qld, for two days of healing, so I have to be brief.

My six year old son, who is already a great footy (rugby league) player, and I were watching television when the libra wonder man ad came on.

“I know what those are for dad. They stop girls getting wedgies.”

“Yes they do.”

Kids are great!

I’ll be back Monday. Have a great ANZAC weekend. Drive safe, play safe and tell your kids you love them. Peace, Simon.

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Monday 19 April 2010

You Can Almost Touch the Sky

If you travel to New Zealand I recommend visiting the Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s first national park and a dual World Heritage area. The parks most striking topographical features are the central North Island volcanoes: Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro.
Scrappy, looking across Lake Taupo towards Tongariro National Park.
From the left: Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu hiding in the clouds.

Mt Tongariro is the lowest of the three at 1,968 metres.
Mt Ngauruhoe at 2,291 metres is an almost symmetrical cone and at 2500 years old is the youngest of the three volcanoes.
Mt Ruapehu is New Zealand’s most accessible live volcano and at 2,797 metres is the highest mountain in the North Island. In the winter this landscape is snow covered. I visited in my late teens and caught a snowball with my eye.
Mt Ngauruhoe from Ruapehu.
Standing on Mt Ruapehu.

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Saturday 17 April 2010

Intention and Attention

How we think and what we focus on is important, not only for ourselves, but for the world.

Is there a direct link between intention and the behaviour of the world? - Dr Dean Radin

Maybe intention is only a piece of the puzzle, and attention is also important. - Dr Dean Radin

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Friday 2 April 2010

Book review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Linger Cover Large
When I heal I’m a shape shifter: I’ve soared with angels, died with soldiers, walked in the energy of a thousand souls, and I’ve run with wolves.
In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.


I think sequels are tough; the number two spot in a series is always under pressure, especially when the first book has spent an arctic day on the best seller list. I never doubted that Stiefvater would deliver another best seller, but I wasn’t expecting to stay up all night like a teenager txting ‘hi girlfriends’ to her entire contact list.

I woke up cuddling my pillow and lying suspiciously in the I-want-my-blanky position. Linger is on the floor with my heart, some I wanna-bes but never quite made its, and the t-shirt I used to wipe my tears.

Stiefvater’s strength is in her characterisation. You cannot help but emphasise with, be annoyed by, or fall in love with all her characters. I’m not sure if I want to be Sam or have the chance to groom him with my tongue.

The prose is hauntingly familiar. These are the things I felt growing up: the dreams, the fears, and the mistakes I have made as a teen and a parent. There were lines that hurt me and others that reminded me to dream. I believed Stiefvater had written this just for me. How did she know what to say?

The attention to detail and scene building is astounding, and all my senses were stimulated. If this was a movie, nail clippings would have won best supporting scene stealer. I usually always know the ending of a book, but not this time. I’m sorry loyal fans, but you’ll get no spoilers from me. I’d advise reading Shiver before you tackle Linger. Drop the kids off at your sisters, lock yourself in the bedroom, snack food, hydrate, and have a lover on standby.

Disclaimer thingy: A large corporation hasn’t sponsored me, there’s not a new Land Cruiser in my driveway, and a resident of the middle of nowhere in Virginia didn’t send me preservative free cookies. I did win an ARC of Linger, in an all you have to do is comment competition, and every time I hear the phrase, ‘follow your dreams,’ I cry.

“Come on Linger it’s bedtime.”

“I don’t want to go back on the book shelf.”


“I don’t want to sleep beside the Carrie Ryan. She bites.”

“Okay. I’ll put the Carrie Ryan with the Christine Feehan’s.”

“Thank you. You smell good tonight.”

“Did I leave you in front of the air conditioner again?”


“You know those un-proofed imperfections are kind of sexy.”


“I love you Linger.”

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