I Am

I  was out in the paddock one day at my home place Booroola, in Central Western NSW. I was wondering,  ‘what is it about this place’. I’m standing beneath a big old eucalyptus looking towards the creek in the afternoon light. The bark on the trees lining the creek glows pink in the distance and I see myself reflected as …

Exploring Existence Podcast

Exploring Existence – A discussion between Jack Fernon and Helen Russ, exploring teachings from the Western Esoteric Tradition, the spirit of organizations and the spirit of place. Helen shares stories from her childhood, her spiritual journey and how she came to focus on the spirit of things.

The One Life

This year, with drought, heat and a fire season that seems to have increased in intensity and length, it feels like something has shifted. At a deep level there is recognition, awareness and a sense of expectancy. Perhaps we are to face the results of our collective action. Perhaps we are seeing a taste of whats to come unless we shift, unless we fundamentally transform. Regardless, there is a recognition that things are changing and we are wondering how much.


Fires: It’s about love

The fires had been raging across New South Wales and Victoria for months. This was just after Christmas in 2019, when the smoke haze had reduced visibility, covered everything in a fine ash. On an evening was the sun was a ball of red through the smoke haze and life had a strange, end of the world vibe. We had been asking what (if anything) could we do.


A wave of love

Just before New Year 2020,  with smoke haze hanging in the street, ash left on the ledge of any open window and an eerie weird vibe in the air, we sat down to do a meditation practice. A moment after closing my eyes a huge wind blew up outside the window and I felt the winds tell us that the rains were coming. It wasn’t that I could smell the rains but that knowledge of the rains was coming with the winds.