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Unlocking abilities from our ancestor...

Unlocking abilities from our ancestors

Honeybees dance together. They have a number of dances. One dance helps them share with each other how far away a source of good pollen is. They will wiggle their bottoms. The direction of the wiggle will tell the others the direction of the flowers and the frequency of the wiggle will explain how far. […]

A New Day

A New Day

I’ve been so tearfully moved by the outpourings of the hearts of millions of women in peaceful yet incredibly powerful expressions of solidarity, justice and love in a time of great need. Today I found myself yearning for this outpouring of the hearts and souls to be an enduring transformative social process. There’s been a […]

May shares with us

May shares with us

In the introduction to my book “Nudges from Grandfather”, I shared a story of when my daughter May was four years old, and how she connected to an incredible deep spiritual understanding that taught me important lessons about caring for ourselves and the earth. Now she is a young woman. Today she shared this post […]

The morning after the election

The morning after the election

Although feelings of grief and sadness were pretty intense yesterday and still linger like a hangover, I woke feeling quite clear headed this morning. I was sharing a dawn cup of coffee with my beloved wife Lisa. We were talking about what happened yesterday and I had some further realisations. Before T-Day, it’s not as […]

Inspiring lesson on Trust

Inspiring lesson on Trust

This week I was teaching a few courses in the Bachelor of Community and Social Development which is offered in block mode to Aboriginal students from around the country. One of the students kindly offered to drive me to the airport. On the way, there was a traffic jam. She expressed worry that I might […]

Book launch and workshop in Canberra ...

Book launch and workshop in Canberra this coming weekend

Book launch: Nudges from Grandfather: Fri 16 September, 5:30pm @ Harry Hartog Bookshop, Woden Plaza Spirituality and Social Transformation Workshop: Sat 17 September, 9:30am- 4:30pm at Mary McKillop Conference Centre, Archibald St, Lyneham ACT Workshop Registration: $65 Student; $80 Concession; $100 Adult How can we actively value Indigenous cultures in the 21st century? This workshop […]

Growing Indigenous Economies

Growing Indigenous Economies

I’m blessed to be teaching a university course Growing Indigenous Economies which is offered to Aboriginal community leaders from around the country. When I arrived to teach the course, my friend and colleague suggested that I arrange a Skype for the students with international guest lectures of other Indigenous peoples doing their own economic development […]

Puzzling publicist

Puzzling publicist

Was just having a 6am phone call with a possible publicity agent for my book. It was our first conversation. I was surprised she even responded to my invite email as it’s pretty hard for a self-published author to get the attention of mainstream, accomplished publicists. She told me that one of the things that […]

Ancestors work with book stores…...

Ancestors work with book stores….

It’s been a day of some challenges, however I just had an awesome moment of seeing how the next world is showing us the love. I called Fullers Bookstore in Tasmania to see how I could arrange for two boxes of books they were keeping for me there to be shipped to Melbourne for my […]

The miracle of slow and personal: con...

The miracle of slow and personal: connecting with libraries

So I’ve been writing to libraries, one by one to see if they might be interested in buying my book. I’ve started with libraries that are in areas I used to live in as a child and youth so I can stay connected with the communities. I had a golden moment today in that process. […]