ALL the bells of heaven may ring,
All the birds of heaven may sing,
All the wells on earth may spring,
All the winds on earth may bring
All sweet sounds together—
Sweeter far than all things heard,
Hand of harper, tone of bird,
Sound of woods at sundawn stirred,
Welling water’s winsome word,
Wind in warm wan weather,
One thing yet there is, that none
Hearing ere its chime be done
Knows not well the sweetest one
Heard of man beneath the sun,
Hoped in heaven hereafter;
Soft and strong and loud and light,
Very sound of very light
Heard from morning’s rosiest height,
When the soul of all delight
Fills a child’s clear laughter.
Golden bells of welcome rolled
Never forth such notes, nor told
Hours so blithe in tones so bold,
As the radiant mouth of gold
Here that rings forth heaven.
If the golden-crested wren
Were a nightingale—why, then,
Something seen and heard of men
Might be half as sweet as when
Laughs a child of seven.
~ A Child’s Laughter – Algernon Charles Swinburne
Why are we trusting repeat sex offenders to be of good behaviour and to comply with their conditions of release?
No matter how strict those conditions may be, surely there comes a time when we realise as a community that some people are just not worthy of our trust and the risk is just too great to bear, no matter what precautions we take.
Recently a 54 yr old man who has been declared a dangerous sex offender under West Australian legislation, appeared in the W.A Supreme Court via video link from Casuarina prison.
He was approved for release.
Now release for him will look somewhat different to release for most sex offenders as he has over 50 restrictions placed on him, including he must live at a specific address, he must take particular medications and he must have no “unauthorised” contact with children.
No “unauthorised” contact with children……now that must be a mis-print.. he should never again be allowed to go near ANY child.
This man, who we are not allowed to know the name of, “to supposedly protect his victims from being identified”, was serving a sentence of 5 years and 3 months for sexually abusing his Granddaughter in 2009/2010…… she was 6 years old.
I won’t even get into what a joke that sentence is… but obviously grossly inadequate and here is why…
Whilst he was being interviewed by police he also admitted to raping his half-sister in the 1980’s.
Before that admission his sexual offences were known to go back to 1997 and included convictions for molesting his daughter when she was 11 years old and his step-daughter when she was 12 year old.
Now, I’m just putting it out there, but I don’t care how many conditions are imposed on this man, I don’t believe he deserves the opportunity to destroy another life.
Four lives…… that we know of……, over at least a 20 year period… leopards don’t change their spots and repeat sex offenders don’t stop offending unless they are physically restrained from doing so. i.e prison.
So why do we take chances with children’s lives?
Sadly, this is one of the better outcomes in our “Justice” System. He was declared a “Dangerous Sex Offender” under W.A legislation which allows for offenders to be kept in custody beyond their release date and to have these special conditions applied to their release back into the community.
Most sex offenders don’t have such strict conditions placed upon them and as we know child rapists don’t stop just because we make it difficult for them.
Surely it must be time that our courts realise when a child sex abuser shows us what they are and what they are capable of doing, we should believe them and not give them the opportunity to continue adding to their list of victims’ lives ruined.
As Maya Angelou would say,
When someone shows you who they are, believe them… the very first time.
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Child protection is everybody’s business
In 2015 – 2016 there were 355,935 reported cases of child abuse in Australia.
We can all think of the names, and in many cases the faces, of Australians who have been killed or injured by other people or who have gone missing and to this day not been found.
Just a few off the top of my head at the moment for example are; Eurydice Dixon, William Tyrell, the Beaumont children, Anita Cobby, Ebony Simpson, Jaidyn Leskie and Daniel Morcombe and I am sure that if I spent much time on that vein of thought there would be many others.
I think it is important though, for us to also keep in mind the ones we don’t all hear about. Not because the ones that are household names matter any less than what we already feel that they do, but because they all matter – every single one of them is just as important, just as valid and just as memorable as the rest.
A 2018 report by Jodie Ward of the University of Canberra states that Australia currently has 2,000 missing persons and 500 unidentified human remains. * In 2014, 20,677 sexual assaults were reported nationally. In the year 2013-2014 there were 238 homicides in Australia.
Horrifically, in the year 2015-2016, there were 355,935 reports of child abuse in Australia.
Every one of the people represented by these figures is or was greatly loved by their friends and families, every one of them had every right to be safe and to live their lives to the full. Every life matters.
The cases that make it into the limelight of media and public scrutiny keep not only the victims and the abusers in our minds but also remind us of the changes that must be made.
Those who don’t hit the headlines are just as worthy of our thoughts and our efforts to bring about changes.
We are a global community. There is no turning away and pretending that it won’t ever affect you – because statistically it probably will, either directly or indirectly. We must act together to protect each other, to protect our nation’s children and to ensure that those who prey upon our children or harm them in any way face adequate punishments for their crimes.
Child protection is everyone’s business (GE)
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* Sexual assault, homicide and child abuse figures retrieved from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Most beautiful people of this new age, you are called to be at one with all life here and in the Heavens. To leave behind the egos of the past that have kept you in sickness and the destruction of all the beauty that surrounds you.
You may ask who do I talk about when I talk of the destructive ones here on earth. Of course your leaders are a representative of your thinking, but for all who live each day as it was thousands of years ago and still maintain the same systems today.
During this life you are in now, you have created opportunities to bring a new vision , a new way of being the enrichment of who you are, but most still surround themselves with the same friends, maintain familys of the old thinking and chain yourself to them and never to be free until you take your last breath, but then will you be free. While you are walking around you play the game of this person can fit into your life here, or there. Your ego gives only thought to how and who will be of service to you. Remember what I said about your last breath on earth, it is then transferred to a place of your creation and your old system of thinking and being will continue. Sickness , wars, loneliness, ruled over by people like yourself.
Your ego has no glory in it for it places you in isolation to control your world around you even when it may have brought you nothing but pain, your ego is that of the army of the fallen ones and is in opposition to God and all thing beautiful. You are not the isolated person you are from the galaxies but a part of them and you are a part of the one that unites you in the love of life. You are one with God. This you must choose and live now, for your chance to be the one who lives in the Glory of God will one day be gone and to cry out to The eternal who is all life and want to be a part of it without the illusion of Ego (on your own and in charge) then now is your opportunity to do so. When you have a event take place in your life that of a love one dying, or leaving, this is the time you make changes to your life to live as one with honoring all life and give Glory to the God of love. Let not yourself try and plug the gap in your life with someone who has left for someone else unless you are going to change your whole life with the values of love . They talk of the wisdom of the aged, in most cases the aged have maintained the old ways and continue to do so.The young create a new ways of control and also maintain the old ways.
I call out to you now. You are the called ones, You are the children of God whom all glory and as one with our Lord we will lead the way home. Understand Home is a vibration of Love and it will lift you on that day to the Heaven where all live as one in health and joy.
In days of yore there were very able dyers in Marwar or Rajputana. They would give seven
colours to the sari or clothes of ladies. After washing the cloth one colour will fade away. Another
colour will shine. After some washing a third colour will manifest in the cloth; then a fourth colour
and so on. Even so the mind is coloured when it associates with the different objects of the world.
When the mind is Sattvic, it has white colour; when it is Rajasic, it is tinged with red colour; when it
is Tamasic it has a black colour.
The mind plays with the five senses of perception and gets experiences in the waking state.
The impressions are lodged in the causal body or Karana Sarira. Ajnana or causal body is like a
black sheet of cloth. In it are contained the Samskaras of all your previous births.
The mind is ever rotating like a wheel. It receives the different sense-impressions through
the avenues of the senses.
In the dream state the doors or windows of the senses are shut. The mind remains alone and
plays. It is the subject and it is the object. It projects various sorts of objects like mountains, rivers,
gardens, chariots, cars, etc., from its own body from the material collected during the waking state.
It manufactures curious mixtures and marvellous combinations. Sometimes the experiences of the
previous births that are lodged in the causal body flash out during the dreaming state.
Remove the colouring of the mind through meditation on Atman. Do not allow the mind to
run into the sensual grooves. Fortify yourself by developing the Vijnanamaya Kosha or intellect
through Vichara or enquiry of Brahman, reflection and contemplation. The Vijnanamaya Kosha
will serve the purpose of a strong fortress. It will not allow the sense-impressions to be lodged in the
causal body. It will not allow the impressions of the causal body to come out. It will serve a double
You will be free from dreams through meditation on the Supreme Being or Brahman when
the colouring of the mind has been removed.
Brahma Jnanis or Sages have no dreams.
May you all attain the Turiya or the fourth state of eternal bliss, which transcends the three
states of waking, dream and deep sleep!
My Friends…well…here’s the next episode and its a big one.. But first, I need to say this: your many comments, their energy of loving support is truly inspiring and fills me with the strength that makes this really difficult writing journey so much easier…thank you…thank you. Soooo in this episode we discover how the events I’ve shared shaped and evolved into the practice of Meraki. So…here it is:
TALKING BOUT A RESOLUTION:
Fall 2009…Ojai CA
I’m composing the music of the Chakra Sound System and writing the book that is an important piece of the program. Sitting on the deck of my glorious mountain side sanctuary, suddenly and probably for the first time, I experience a rare and glorious essence:
I’m in the presence of Gratitude.
And I’m receiving.
This loving, honest energy flows through my tired and open mind and body. Suddenly… I’m simply grateful.
Grateful what, you ask…?
Its like this:
The events and actions described in this story and many others are REAL experiences, not pages out of a novel. These experiences, horrific as they are, created a deep need with in me.
The presence of this need was so demanding…the need to fulfill the need… that its presence drove me to satisfy the need.
This drive is PURPOSE
Which becomes INTENT.
Two of the most powerful Essences in the Universe and within Me AND You
And so, at a very young age, I set about to learn, to understand the essence of purpose and the energy of intent. And right away quick it became abundantly clear that I needed to learn and see the ROOT CAUSES of my emotions and my behaviors. And I chose to do just that.
Frankly, I KNEW if I didn’t set my mind to this task, I would go insane.
Seriously, by any stretch of the imagine I should be:
A serial killer.
A multiple personality
A sexual deviant
A serious sexual predator.
But, because of the conscious choice to continuously learn and discover the root causes of my identity, that purpose became set in stone….and incredibly, I’m NONE of the above.
This is what I’m grateful for…the circumstances that produced this deep and singular need…that created the opportunity to choose to take the actions necessary to fulfill this need:
TO RESOLVE THE DUALITY INHERENT IN MY MIND
Remember the story of breaking my back? And of how I discovered the essence of a singular purpose and the healing power of a focused and clarified intention?
In one land, we could say that the journey toward resolving the duality and bringing forward unity as the operating principal of consciousness began there, in the hospital, unable to walk and terrified…
In another land, we could say the journey toward resolution actually began when, at a very young age. I was faced with the need to survive and retain the balance of my mind.
There was a point when I understood MY need for resolution constantly created the opportunity to heal the painful dichotomy in my mind, body and spirit.
The big knowledge is: resolving this need was in fact, the single driving force within me.
The need for resolution defined my purpose.
Determined my intent.
Determined the choices I made and the actions I took.
And DEMANDED I come to understand IT.
Demanded that I understand ME.
THE ME INTO THE WE…
Soooo, finally… here it is:
You know what…?
We ALL share the need for Resolution…for Truth…for Love.
The split, the division within consciousness is an emotional, energetic architecture we all have in common. Of course, we are ALL unique, but we all share the architecture of duality, of bifurcation in our basic DNA and the patterning of our consciousness and our identities.
And we all share the deep abiding pain of division and separation.
And therefore, we are all searching for our own unique version, our personal resolution.
Resolving this painful split within consciousness itself is a universal journey we ALL share.
AUGUST 1 2017…THE EDGE OF THE WORLD:
My friends…this is what I’m grateful for:
The horrific AND the glorious experiences that has been the pattern of my long and wonderful life. They have had made me the man I am. And you know what…? It turns out I’m a pretty cool guy.
Really…how could I not be grateful for all of that.
Without these experiences, I would never have developed the practice of Meraki.
Or the beautiful, transcendent music of Therasound.
I would never have come to know, resonate with and ultimately employ the sacred Universal Laws.
And I never, ever would have been able to share those wondrous essences and their beautiful clarifying truth with all of you.
No more anger.
No more blame.
No more need for resolution.
So…I say THANK YOU…all day every day…
I truly walk in Gratitude.
And I say:
Thank you Hugh.
Thank You Harry.
Thank you Emma Jo
And thank you NANA
This is real, honest Gratitude…the portal to the higher realms.
MY friend…YOUR friend.
THIS IS MERAKI
Deep peace to all of you my friends…
Thank you all for taking this journey with me…
Coming real soon, the next episode:
California Here I Come….the story of my first meeting with ….my real father…whoa