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MBS Sydney this week!

We all can't have huge Garden but we certainly can have a Magical, Healing Nature Infused Space. Whether you rent or own, a house or an apartment, I'll show you how you can encourage a beautiful, helpful Nature connection right where you are. No need to wait for the perfect place or time. 

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I am presenting 'Urban Garden Magic ~ Healing & Guidance with Nature'. a free 45 min presentation at 11:30am next Friday, Saturday & Sunday at Sydney Mind Body Spirit Festival Australia and your personal flower & plant connection & ways to future your relationship with Nature through it. It one of the topics we will be exploring together. I hope you can join me! 


More details about the festival, my presentation and all the wonderful other workshops & events, can be found at this link: 
http://www.mbsfestival.com.au/index.htm

May Nature always bless you and may you always be a blessing to nature! 
Cheralyn Darcey xx

www.cheralyndarcey.com

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Canberra Travels & Research

Go to Canberra in Winter?! 
Sure! 
Not only does my oldest and one of my dearest friends live there but Canberra in winter is just gorgeous! Sunny, brilliant pure blue skies, rust leaves, glass flat lake, quiet bike and hiking trails, toasty fires and the ever present national institutions which are my friends in research. 

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Last week, I spent 4 days in Canberra, riding Petal my bike through the forests and around the Lake with Mr Darcey. I did do the 'whole' circuit.... 24km in one session (have sore bum to prove it!) 
I'm getting better at the longer bike rides and loving them. 

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Stopping off along our way at various gardens and spots gave way for research, sketching, photography and just time to think. I have a deck and a book I am working on at present and places like these, available to us all, make such work so much more accessible. I'm such a 'fan' of Canberra for this. I have been lucky enough to travel and to live internationally but I can't always. Time, family and let's face it, money prevent me from throwing pens at maps. Most capital cities have libraries, gardens and intuitions, stores and resources you can access. Be a tourist, be an adventurer, a researcher in your own home. I bet you will surprised at what you find. 


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WHY, thats a lovely installation at the National Art Gallery!
"Man Off Bike wanting Launch BEFORE Gallery visit" 2015

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We stay with my friend Jan when we visit Canberra, apart from her being an very dear friend and great company, she lives in Kingston and it's accessible to everything! Taking our bikes, it's so easy to get to the Gallery, Library and more. Rug up though, sunny but chilly chilly! ( I have TWO scarves on in this shot!)

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I love the crispness and freshness of Winter in Canberra. The light is so bright and the air so clean. 


Of course this trip we picked up our beautiful fountain by Annie Storey. www.anniestorey.com.au
This remarkable Artist creates sculptures and fountain sculptures from recycled metals. She uses old hot water heaters plumbing pipes and more. So inspiring!
I was so taken with her work and her, on a trip last October and Mr Darcey and I have been planning to make one of her creations a focal point for our new home. I can't wait for our move next month and to have this treasure in her place in our garden... 

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See you next time Canberra & thank you! xx 


She was always willing to learn...

Hello friends! 
Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead. My Florasphere message this week comes from my experiences this month. Maybe it touches on something for a few of you also....
This past month, I have found myself defeated and blocked by slow processes and in these moments I have at times fallen and felt like giving up entirely on certain things. Things I really thought held true for me and that I could do. 


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Out of these times, these moments, I have learned something. I have been willing to explore and I have been willing to say, "This isn't for me, but I have learned something of value from the experience", even if the only thing I can take away is that I now know what I simply can not do or continue with or wish to connect with. 
Also, admitting that you need to learn more, that you are not the end source of all that you aspire to be goes a very long way to ensuring personal happiness and lays a foundation of strength to build upon. 
I try not to be dismissive of things I have not had success with in the past. I try to be open and to give things another attempt. Most of all, I am willing to learn. 

May Nature always Bless you! 
Cheralyn xx 

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What is your Spiritual Focus Plant or Flower in your Garden? MBS Sydney, Urban Garden Magic with Cheralyn

Do you always seem to have one plant that flowers a little longer or first before others?
For the past few years, mine has been Gardenia and I know why.

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She is a Spiritual focus in my little Urban Garden and that focus has provided a very deep connection with Nature which let's the conversation in the Language of Flowers flow between us. 


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I am presenting
'Urban Garden Magic ~ Healing & Guidance with Nature'
a free 45 min presentation at 11:30am next Friday, Saturday & Sunday
at Sydney Mind Body Spirit Festival Australia 
and your personal flower & plant connection & ways to future your relationship with Nature through it. is one of the topics we will be exploring together. I hope you can join me! 

More details about the festival, my presentation and all the wonderful other workshops & events, can be found at this link: 
http://www.mbsfestival.com.au

Cheralyn Darcey
www.cheralyndarcey.com


‪#‎mbsfestival‬
‪#‎flowerreadingcards‬ 
‪#‎floramancy‬


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Tea Tree ~ attainment

Working very hard today but feeling a bit lost as something very dear to me is finding a difficult time finding it's place in the world. Focusing on what I must do to make it happen and looking for the 'way' to do it. I am not one to ask favours or support so I push forward.

Sometimes I look at this creation that is so entwined with everything I hold true and think: why do so many people embrace it and yet I can not find a place for it? 

Today I wish for the answers, for a bit of illumination to come through on this path of difficult trials and for those of you who are feeling the same right now, of course I wish it for you as well.
So a little Tea Tree magic for us my friends ~ 


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May you always be a blessing to Nature, 

Cheralyn xx


Rainy Weekend ~ Walks, Writing & Illustrating

Leaves, Boots and Warm Dresses.
Loving today immensely. No such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices when out in Nature! 

BootsA walk in a nearby park to refresh the senses and think

I am in the final stages of a book I am writing that is being published soon. It's something I'm really excited about but I have to be honest, the work involved has been incredibly time consuming and requires meticulous attention to detail.  Weekends like one we have just had, did provide a sense of closing in and in a way, a space to just be with the work and focus. 

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Rainy Sunday, writing, drawing, creating... Bringing my next book to completion. Those effected by Nature's wild power right now, I wish you safety and strength.

Some desert flowers reminding me of the heat, warmth, brighter light and of other similar 
energies I am writing about and illustrating. I can't just write out of nowhere or thin air, I need to be either at the place or have some remembrance of place and of what I am writing and illustrating with me. 

I need to draw a lot of simple line work sketches to illustrate this book that I am writing and it feels so pure, so  strong to just be with black lines on white paper. No tricks of colour and light, no place to hid anything. There is such an honesty in this work and time, that I really am finding so much in me that I never realised existed on beginning this project so long ago. 
Primer flannel flowerMay Nature always bless you
and may YOU always be a blessing to Nature! 
Cheralyn xx