Westonbirt Arboretum

This Arboretum was nice to visit although the ten pounds entrance per person is something I wouldn’t want to be paying out for to often. So many different tree varieties amongst this verdant expanse of knit combed cultivation but amongst all I’d say the Japanese Maple was clearly a favourite.

The refreshments on site were reasonably priced and even on a bank holiday weekend this space did not feel to crowded. The experience was similar to Kew gardens but without the noise and smell of Heathrow’s jet aircraft.

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The Arboretum will be rolling to Rick Astley on the 18th of June, dare say I won’t be making that despite being an eighties child!

Quotes from myself 2009

I written these between April and December of 2009 when my conciousness was relatively undamaged from trauma, stalking, harassment and all out ritual abuse.

The universe was created by love, so with love it should be embraced, instead of evading life; embrace life and love it for it’s worth.

Arrange your charitable actions into patterns of knowledge, if truth, this knowledge will return to you via karma, life after life.

Everyone is a god and goddess, just not realised; an unrealised facet of god, drop prejudice and ignorance, face god and become realised

Forsaken world, you lovingly admire the quality of your chains, realise that you are all bound into slavery by the national debt you service

God retired, became seed within man so man could grow into a god, affirming unconditional love is to be without so one can be with

My path is devotion and surrender, god transcends all knowledge, knowledge is the study of gods creation, not god, but Maya

Intent to ridicule the unknown, alas you find truth revealed, realise right, being wrong, you transcended to my reflection through shame

The one way, is your own way you write with your conduct towards others

H-om-e is where I am welcomed, I go where I am welcome, if I welcomed by n-on-e, i will be with n-on-e.

They made judgement by what they saw with their eyes but that is another illusion, a lie.

Look at me, never be sad because of circumstance, truth and love are forever

Buddhism is like sitting yourself inside a box then waiting for it to disappear

You cannot find god within without first finding god within others

Kindness always touches god through the living, follow the path of kindness, you will surely realise the god direct as within

Transcend ego ,reflect outside from within, received only lies from eyes.

True affirmation is made between you and god, affirmation between others is merely mutual under-standing

People grasping at impermanence; wanting more and more, animated vanity, sacrificed to ego; god reflected off the material world

A world of illusion is not to be judged on appearances, in world of impermanence you are anything but circumstance

Life is to be lived in full but with good measure, forget nothing, deal with it as it comes and pay respect to it’s parting

Mankind is crazed with his own representational image, wishes to fashion everything except the burden of his own ego

Offering is rewarded by blessing, not by the massaging of ego

It’s up to you to prove your doubt wrong, until then it’s to be without to be with

Home is inside us when you realise it in each other

 

River Frome, Stroud

Obscured from a main road turned into a dead end lane follows a narrow footpath inclined towards a wildlife corridor stretch of shimmering River Frome.

This is such a small but long river, some fifty miles down on same side of this very embankment I’d previously lived with a friend in Eastville, Bristol for two months (as a five year old) between years of 16-17; I wish her well and hope she’s doing OK now. The ice crystal formation in the clouds (pictured above) was awesome and did I appreciate the leafy narrow windings of this crouched ramble through verdant overgrowth; despite getting stung numerous times on my ankles by nettles!

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And passing through darkness into light is a portal in itself, especially when cast upon such abundance of life.