“S’aha djed, uadjat, seshp b’me ankh-akh, ta nun er nuit, kheprer sba s-tehen thamit er uben mir atchaas, uadjat.”
Last year at this time Liesbet and I were visiting our friend Arne Erickson on Flinders Island, Tasmania, having just arrived for a visit of what would eventually be four months long. In anticipation of the Egyptian New Year coming up, I decided to build a hill-billy version of a Djed pillar that we could erect in the center of a large medicine wheel we had begun, in honour of our very first medicine wheel built at Arne's there in 2009.
See the excerpts from Moira Timms below on the significance and symbology of the Djed pillar. The 'raising of the Djed' symbolizes, literally, the 'return of the Djedi.'
My mind reels in awe when I think back on our four months at Arne's last year, how hard we worked and how much we got done in terms of making a massive effort to grow all our own food, to live totally off the grid, to maximize our creative output and take every dimension of our relationships with each other and with the worlds of spirit and infinite creativity to the next level many times over. Our ten gardens and extensive 'Mother Earth Temple' are still there now, a testament to our hard work and love of life.
Since we left, however, Arne has succumbed to acute 'gold fever' and has essentially abandoned his place to the forces of nature, which is ultimately not a bad thing, except for all the hard work and cleaning up that needs to be done before Mother Earth can successfully and healthily reclaim what is truly hers there. Liesbet and I hope to return there sometime in the next couple months and pick back up on our various projects, including helping Arne to take proper care of his beautiful property which is in dire need of some love and attention.
For the past month Liesbet has been in Belgium visiting her family and old friends for the first time since we were there in 2008. This is a wonderful opportunity for her to re-connect with the land and culture where she grew up, and to bring her amazing talent, creativity and very special angel-energy to the northern hemisphere, who is also in very dire need of love and caring from homo sapiens.
Liesbet's been seeing quite a few chem-trails up there; I've only seen one in a month of being in New South Wales and Victoria, with more than half the days being clear. No telling what goes on at night or above the clouds, however. She is taking plenty of power-nutrients to help combat her exposure to Fukushima radiation which continues to saturate the entire planetary biosphere with thousands of synthetic radio-nuclides. NO where is completely safe from it but the northern hemisphere in general is vastly more contaminated than the southerly latitudes, but only for the immediae future.
Right now Liesbet is camping out with her friend Anne somewhere in southern Belgium for the weekend, and I'm visiting our great friends Peter and Rosie at their new place near Yandoit, Victoria, where they're working hard to create their own perma-cultural 'garden of Eden' with cool cabins for rent and heaps of gardens and dams. The frogs here are amazing, and some of them are the same kinds we heard at Arne's on Flinders Island. Liesbet has heard frogs in Belgium, too, which is a very good sign that the amphibians are still doing ok up there.
Liesbet and I have both been doing massive art projects, she painting some chairs for her aunt and I did a large mural for my great friend Toshi at Happy Organics in Goonengerry NSW, which is in the Wollumbin (Mt. Warning) extinct volcanic crater near Byron Bay.
In the next few days I'll be working on another art project in the area here and visiting some friends, then heading to Adelaide to do a mural for a back-packer there. Liesbet is returning to Sydney towards the end of August, at which point we'll catch up. Our course is not yet charted, but eventually we'll head for the Flinders Ranges, to return to Wilpena Pound and then up to William Creek, where the Painted Hills are, a landscape of immense colour. We may then head up to the central desert to visit Uluru for the first time together, and hopefully to Gosse's Bluff, an ancient meteor crater on the way. After that we may head further north to Katherine and the 'top end' to get a dose of tropical warmth...Liesbet is having some northern hemisphere summer right now, but it seems like I've been in perpetual winter for over a year and a half.
I am concerned about Liesbet being so close to London with the Olympics coming up soon and this being 2012...the year that 'something is going to happen.'
Let us ALL tune into the highest frequencies of love and awakening that we can access and RAISE OUR OWN INNER 'DJED PILLARS' in honour of the Egyptian Nu Year...'nu' being the Greek letter symbolizing 'frequency.'
LIESBET PLAYING HER FRIEND'S ANASAZI FLUTE
OUR MEDICINE WHEELS
http://renavigating-the-human-process.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/our-medicine-wheels-jeff-phillips.html MOTHER EARTH TEMPLE
'RAISING THE DJED' MOIRA TIMMS
The Djed is a pillar, a type of the central World Tree, representing stability, continuity, and regeneration. The Festival of The Raising of the Djed dates back more than 5,000 years to predynastic times--as does the Egyptian Book of the Dead which identifies the Djed as both the backbone of Osiris and the support and backbone of the universe. The Djed, however, is more than just an object; it is a mythic complex that existed long before Osiris emerged from the dark realm of the collective unconscious.