6 months Post Fire [P.F.] and the Next Stage♥

LOVE NOTE – Friday July 11, 2014

Hello Friends

Today we were blessed with another of those clear blue-sky, splendidly-sunny, mid winter’s day……joyous energy for Warm Fuzzy Hill walks….so how could I not? …… my dear ♡Friends, you will have heard me tell many stories of just wandering and rambling about in my garden……and know that as many of my precious Warm Fuzzy memories are being in the garden and bush as they are of being in our house….

It was often the first thing I did each morning of the newly awakening day …..walking on the earth…. greeting the flowers…..and with winter, everywhere I looked raindrop and dew jewels glittered and shimmered……so light and sparkling as glimpses of sun filtered through the trees……..

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……and I would delight in the opening buds of the roses and jonquils and snowdrops and bluebells atop of the slightly swaying stems …….heralding Springtime was just around the corner…..

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Warm Fuzzy Hill gardens were/are mature and so full of bulbs….and many have survived the fierce and ferocious bush-fire by being buried deep down in the earth…..and some are now popping up all over the place……as well as the carpet of precious and prolific weeds that now blankets the razed earth…..

WFH-jonquils-east-weedsThe blackened and scarce trees everywhere stand like sentinels as a display of the harsh wounding……

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…..yet Mother Earth is nurturing and forgiving in the peaceful and quiet energy she surrounds it all with…..Warm Fuzzy has always had a strong healing energy and I am grateful♡ ……..When you think of how intense. how violent.  and how brutal the fire was, and how it completely destroyed and reduced so many huge and hard things to soft flakey white ash, the regrowth and blossoming is so much more miraculous and appreciated ♡

I remember and mourn the abundant brilliant golden wattles that grew everywhere and blossomed prolifically at this time. They are one of the trees sure to die in an Australian bush-fire….

wattle trail 25AugThe Heritage Trail at the bottom of our property B.F. [Before Fire]……now all blackened and bare

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I look and see in every direction the new green spikey growth that feels like it is bursting forth on the grass trees and I bring to mind the recent talk about life in the bush after a bush-fire about how grass trees will be teeming with their unique flowers in Spring…..and look forward to that gift having never seen it…..

I offer thanks to Mother Earth and Father Sky and Great Spirit for such Beauty and Aliveness and blessings and wonder what it is I really want to talk about…….

Tomorrow there is a Community Event to acknowledge that we are 6 months post the Parkerville-Stoneville-Mt Helena Bushfires [P.F.] – 26 weeks on Sunday.

Time has moved on. It feels like it is time……. The Earth is blossoming and healing its wounds…..The last six months I have been riding the Bush-Fire roller coaster [as we call it]……up and down, a good day and a bad day, a getting out of bed day and a sleeping in bed day, a sad and hurt day and a grateful for all day…….an enthused I-can-do-it day and a defeated I-give-up day….all sorts of days…… all sorts of nights…..

I haven’t felt ready or able or needing to make any decisions about where to from here with regard to my life plans…..with it seems like a huge list of factors complicating said decision…..and most of all I have needed to just be with and honouring the loss. and grief. and mourning…….

Yet a shift is happening. This I guess follows on from many factors weaving together over the last few months…..and a visit this week to Warm Fuzzy Hill by ♡Griff Morris, an architect who is resourced and talented in building sustainable homes, was significant. He was there to advise on the placement on the property and possibility of building a sustainable solar dwelling.

As well, he inspected and shared many amazing tips on the easiest ways to renovate the Owl House as a short term home for us. It is the only building that is left on the property that amazingly and miraculously didn’t burn down. It is a small cottage made up of 2 larger rooms and 2 small ones plus a small bathroom [with a toilet and shower in it], but it doesn’t have a kitchen or a laundry. The biggest room is my office and will remain so while the other rooms will be adapted to become our short-term living spaces.  This will then allow us to be living on the property at Warm Fuzzy, and from being there, be better able to choose whether that is where we want to build our future.

In a couple of weeks that work will begin as will the Next Stage for us…..we both have mixed feelings about moving back but it feels right that we are ready to do something different. Estimates are that it will probably be sometime around the beginning of October that this work will be completed.

I am grateful for having the freedom and flexibility to be able to be led by my heart and soul in my choices and welcome the Next Stage P.F. [Post Fire].  I value you for being here walking beside us on this important and sacred journey.

I am grateful for you, LOVE and Blessings, a keen Susie

 ♡♡DAY 192 – 365 Day Being-♡LOVE-Zero-Negativity Campaign

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11 Responses to 6 months Post Fire [P.F.] and the Next Stage♥

  1. Carol Mills says:

    Sounds wonderful, building can be cathartic, we also lived on site (in a caravan) – its stressful and noisy but a great way to follow the build and fix problems as you go. Sure it will be amazing x

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    • Thanks for sharing your experience ♡Carol.
      We actually looked at some caravans today which we have been meaning to do for months. Certainly would provide a very quick answer to many of our challenges.
      Some of the bigger ones even had a small washing machine in them!! 🙂 Makes sense what you are saying about it being a “great way to follow the build and fix problems as you go”
      I would be interested to hear some more about what you mean by “building can be cathartic” I appreciate your help, LOVE Susie♡

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  2. Robyn says:

    Wonderful to hear this plan and see the bulbs blooming.

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  3. Bridget says:

    Susie, I’m so happy for you that the green shoots of recovery are growing around you and within you. Love to you and Shelton.

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    • ♡Bridget sweetie, I can just imagine you doing a little happy dance for us…..
      Great that you are there providing your unique-♡Bridget style of “you-can-do-it”…..I know-you-can positivity….bit like watering and tending to those little green shoots 🙂
      Big hug with LOVE♡

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  4. Heidi says:

    Susie – my dear and precious Susie (& Shelton too!) what a journey you have been through to come to this time. I am heartened to hear you say that a shift is happening and you are ready to do something different. What a blessing to soon be able to be back at Warm Fuzzy Hill in a little cottage….I picture you there, thriving and at peace – a good mix of the new starting afresh and yet still honouring the old……The growth and blossoming in you is evident and for this I honour you and I also hold space for you for the experiences of this journey that are yet to come……sending love to you and Shelton both! You’re in my thoughts xo

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    • Hello dear ♡Heidi,
      Thanks for being there and holding me/us in your precious heart and thoughts.
      I do appreciate the beautiful picture of us you share “in a little cottage….thriving and at peace – a good mix of the new starting afresh and yet still honouring the old……”
      Feeling you there holding space for me “for the experiences of this journey that are yet to come….” LOVE and warm hugs, a blessed Susie♡

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  5. Freea says:

    It all still feels quite sureal, like if I blink or pinch myself I will wake up from a bad dream. The pain is a deep ache of rememberance of loss of all the treasures, all the precious sitting and pondering places and for example, just being in the kitchen making a smackerel or two or pondering the treasures amongst the cups as I did the morning of the fire. But rebirth and regrowth is quite apt now 6 months PF – it resonated with me on Saturday at yoga thinking about what I wanted to focus on and I dedicated this support to you too. We can never replace all the treasures that our precious, unique home at WFH held, but we can remember and honour them and be nurtured by nature’s new floral blankets to sooth and warm our souls. xx

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    • Thank you ♡Sweetheart, I don’t know how I missed responding to your comment till now, a month later……..My apologies and thank you for you amazing ♡LOVE and support…..it has meant the world to me…..as do you and ♡Zoe….
      Yes to “the deep ache of remembrance of the loss of all the treasures, all the precious sitting and pondering places……..”…… there was so much and so many……♡
      Now as I am reflecting about it all what comes forth is a sadness, a regret, a disappointment, a sorrow……..a corner of my heart aches…. for yours and ♡Zoe’s children who won’t ever get to experience our beautiful Warm Fuzzy Hill home…….to feel the delight and belonging there…. to be in the sanctuary that our family created there….and especially will miss knowing our ♡Russ through all that Warm Fuzzy meant to him………that is a big loss for us to hold…………and at the same time I know that together we will hold it all…..
      ♡LOVE you to the moon and back allways….♡

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  6. Laura says:

    Ooo this is sounding exciting. Can’t imagine how hurtful it has been but so glad you are starting to make plans 🙂

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