30 April 2009

Dean Radin: The Global Consciousness Project

Laboratory scientist Dean Radin describes an experiment testing the relationship between mind and matter. In this experiment, random number generators are used to test whether collective human attention corresponds to a change in the physical environment.

*The inspiration for Conscious Friday comes from Se'Lah at Necessary Room.


The sky during our day out on Sunday.

See more skies at Skywatch Friday


You Capture is a weekly photo challenge at I Should Be Folding Laundry. This week's challenge is Joy. I took some pictures of Sunnyboy playing joyfully in the garden.

Dancing on a beanbag.

Getting messy at the fire pit.

Swinging in the hammock.

To infinity and beyond!

'You are joy, looking for a way to express. It’s not just that your purpose is joy, it is that you are joy. You are love and joy and freedom and clarity expressing. Energy — frolicking and eager — that’s who you are. And so, if you’re always reaching for alignment with that, you’re always on your path, and your path will take you into all kinds of places.'
Abraham-Hicks - Excerpted from the workshop in Boca Raton, FL on Saturday, December 13th, 2003

See more Love Thursdays at Chookooloonks

29 April 2009

Our favourite cafe

A window seat at our favourite cafe

See more window pictures at Window Views


Sunnyboy climbing on the bed (8 months)
April 2007

Parenting Through Your Heart

'You have everything within you to create a family life you love. I invite you to listen to your children and to your heart - they will show you the way.'
Dumari Dancoes, Empower from within


Wordless Wednesday

T-shirt from The Mothers Milk Marketing Board*
(She sells outside Europe as well at her CafePress shop)

*Note: I've featured this product because I liked it and wanted to tell others. I haven't been asked, or paid, to do so.

28 April 2009

Dandelions again

After visiting the frogs today, Sunnyboy had fun picking and blowing dandelions.

Last week I posted about our dandelion bouquets and links to more dandelion activities.

See more outdoor pictures at Outdoor Wednesday


Sunnyboy loves to go to the pond and look at the frogs. I finally managed to get some pictures.

See more watery pictures at Watery Wednesday

The frogs are the closest thing we have to a pet at the moment so I decided to enter them into today's Pet Parade. See more pets at Planet M Files and Red or gray depends on the day.

27 April 2009

Charlie and Lola

The book we're sharing this week has been chosen by Sunnyboy. I am NOT sleepy and I WILL NOT go to bed by Lauren Child is a charming story with colourful and eccentric illustrations. Sunnyboy really enjoys the stories of Charlie and Lola's everyday life and their quirky conversations, and I've posted before about how he mastered using the mouse while watching Charlie and Lola clips on the computer.

Usually, when I say,
"Lola, Mum says it is time for bed,"
she says,
"No! I am NOT sleepy and I WILL NOT go to bed."
I say,
"But all the birds
have gone to sleep."
She says,
"But I am not a bird,

Find out more about Book Sharing Monday at Serendipity.

Mother Nature in the spring

Last month Se'Lah from Necessary Room asked " What's it like in your neck of the woods?". She was interested in how Mother Nature presents herself in different corners of the world. This was our Mother Nature post. Today Se'Lah has invited us to play this game again now that spring has sprung.

For our spring Mother Nature post, I had to include some pictures from our day out yesterday. It was the most beautiful, sunny spring day and we were surrounded by Mother Nature.

Back at home we're really enjoying gardening and watching things grow.

There are spring colours appearing everywhere.

Some of our favourite things now that spring is here include:
going to the pond,

hanging washing on the line to dry,

the ice-cream van,

and bonfires.

You are invited to participate, by leaving a comment/link of what it is like in your neck of the woods, at Se'Lah's Another Blooming Game post.

Infant world teachers

When a child is born, the entire Universe has to shift and make room. Another entity capable of free will, and therefore capable of becoming God, has been born. In that way, every child's birth is exactly like the birth of a world teacher. Every child born is a living Buddha. Some of them only get to be a living Buddha for a moment, because nobody believes it. Nobody knows it, and they get treated like they're dumb. Babies are not dumb. A newborn infant is just as intelligent as you are. When you're relating with him, you should consider that you are relating with a very intelligent being who just doesn't speak your language yet. And you shouldn't do anything gross to him before he learns to speak with you.
(quote from Stephen Gaskin)

From Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

I've posted before about how Sunnyboy inspires me, and I love this quote because it expresses how I felt about Sunnyboy even before he was conceived. I'm grateful to a wise friend who, when I was pregnant, lent me a copy of Spiritual Midwifery as well as some other great books including The Family Bed by Tine Thevenin. Reading these led me to discover the Continuum Concept and 'attachment parenting' which felt so instinctive and natural to me. I'm honoured to be Sunnyboy's mother and also to have found ways of mothering him that allow me the opportunity to learn from him and grow as a person while I try to relate to him in a more natural and respectful way.

*Operation You is the home of Inspirational Monday. You can get more inspiration there and are invited to stop by and post your links of inspiration.

The garden centre

Today Nozy took us to the garden centre. The forecast had been rain but it was a lovely sunny day and we stopped for a picnic tea on the way home.