What Is Divine Truth?

What Is Divine Truth?.

(Click on link above.)

I discovered this on my lovely friend Mary’s blog, ‘Notes Along The Way’ today and feel it is a clear, concise and well articulated overview of what Divine Truth is and is not. It has heaps of great information.

A great source for anyone who has never heard of Divine Truth and is interested in an overview of Divine Truth; great for checking out if what you thought Divine Truth was is what it really is; and great for getting excited about God, everything about God’s creations and awesomeness, your own soul, Love, God’s Laws, and heaps of other clarifying information.

Thanks Jesus and Mary for sharing so openly and for being really clear! Love it!

Everyone enjoy!

Inspiring People: Daniel Flynn

We watched this talk this morning and thought that it was a great example of perseverance. How many people say every day ‘I don’t do something [add what you don’t do] because I don’t have any money’ or ‘I don’t have enough time’ or I don’t have enough resources’ or some other reason.

Here was a group of 19 year olds (at the time they began) who had a thousand dollars between them and who through perseverance and a desire to make a difference started the Thank You Group.

We enjoyed the ideas and concepts especially how an idea is a starting point, but it’s what you do with it, the actions you personally take that makes it into something extraordinary.

We don’t endorse everything in this clip. What we did enjoy is their passion and that they didn’t give up. When things went wrong they didn’t stop they went back and reflected and changed, never losing site of their dream.

(There is a story near the end of a 12 year old boy – Ben -which is as good as the whole talk itself. around 19 mins)

We encourage you (and ourselves) to check out all those (false) beliefs and crazy un-truth’s that stop each of us personally following our heart’s desires!


Inspiring People: Diébédo Francis Kéré – Architect

Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture… He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbours reap the benefit of his education.

In this talk, Kéré shows some of the beautiful structures he’s helped to build in his small village in the years since then, including an award-winning primary school made from clay by the entire community. (This blurb taken from the TED talk description on YouTube).

Link to Diébédo Francis Kéré’s website below:


Link to YouTube clip below:


Inspiring People: Phillip Spark

* This post has been updated

Phillip Spark is a man with a love and passion for the environment. Phil spends most of his his time travelling around monitoring, researching, checking out and recording species in different areas. He spends time talking to people about the environment and the creatures who live in it. He is writing books on specific areas in Australia which include his findings.

Phil, Eloisa, Melinda, Paul, Izabella, Charlie, Archie & skink, early morning expedition

Phil, Eloisa, Melinda, Paul, Izabella, Charlie, Archie & skink, early morning expedition

Phil came and spent some time monitoring wildlife for a project we are doing here and another project happening at Dalveen a couple of weeks ago as a bench mark so we can see what happens in the area as we plant more plant species and aid the creation of more habitat.

Dalveen early morning

Dalveen early morning

The kids woke up and literally jumped out of bed, organised themselves and were out the door in five minutes at 5:30am to go and check the traps Phil had put out the night before with peanut butter & muesli balls as an appetising snack to lure creatures in so we could see what species lived in certain areas. There were hours of lizard, geko, insect discovery and Phil there to answer all the questions that we could think of and many we didn’t even know or think to ask.



peanut butter and muesli mix

peanut butter and muesli mix

We had the opportunity to pat tiny bats, watch a red bellied black snake, hold cunningham’s skinks, see a geko malting, learn some latin and see frogs as small as a baby toe nail.


Cunningham’s skink. These guys are so friendly and gorgeous

Geko shedding it's skin

Geko shedding it’s skin, they turn white eventually wriggle out of it when it is totally loose and are all shiny and new

We really enjoyed spending time in the bush, spotlighting at night and discovering all sorts of things that we hadn’t noticed before.

Thanks Phil for your time, enthusiasm and knowledge!

20131127 Yellow footed Antechinus

20131127 Yellow footed Antechinus

20131127 Yellow footed Antechinus, biting. Check out it's teeth

20131127 Yellow footed Antechinus, biting. Check out it’s teeth

Red Throat Skink

Red Throat Skink

Cunningham's skink who has lost it's tail

Cunningham’s skink who has lost it’s tail

This is a larger skink who’s tail is growing back.

Southern velvet Gekooedura Tryoni

Southern velvet geko, Gekooedura Tryoni

20131125 Geko diplodactylus vittatus

20131125 ctenotus taniolatus, Coppertail skink

20131125 ctenotus taniolatus, Coppertail skink

Mistiltoe flower

Mistiltoe flower

Fungai that was dry & looked like moth wings

Fungai that was dry & looked like moth wings

Tiny Fungai

Tiny Fungai

Southern velvet Geko, oedura Tryoni, tail that has been 'dropped' because it was afraid and left a squirming tail behind to fool predators

Southern velvet Geko, oedura Tryoni, tail that has been ‘dropped’ because it was afraid and left a squirming tail behind to fool predators

This image is large so you can see the detail up large of the scales and the bit that attaches to the geko as it is so amazing. When the Geko drops it’s tail it wiggles and squiggles and keeps going like that for quite a while so that the geko can escape and the predator eat the tail hopefully instead of the whole geko. Both Skinks and geko’s lose their tails even the big ones so it is best to catch them NOT by their tails. It takes a few months for their tails to grow back fully and when they do, on geko’s, there is a colour different so you can tell which geko has lost his tail previously. It is quite remarkable.

Big eared micro bat, don't have it's particular name, will replace this when I do

Big eared micro bat, don’t have it’s particular name, will replace this when I do

Chocolate wattle bat, micro bat genuis

Chocolate wattle bat, micro bat genuis

These little guys were so soft and so small, little micro bats with cool names. They are the little spectaculars who make the squeeks and high pitched calls in the nights. Because we caught them in the night and the sun was already up when we checked the trap, they were kept in a little canvas bag pegged on a string in the back of phil’s truck with the windows open for ventilation for the day. They slept all day and were released in the dark that night. If released in the day light they are easy targets for preditors. We also learned that they have a number of hollows that they frequent in a cyclical manner. So old trees – both living and dead with hollows are much needed for living quarters, shelter, shade and many other purposes for so many different species.

Inspiring People: Marla Spivak – Why Bees Are Disappearing

We thought this talk was interesting and an inspiration to go out and plant a variety of native flowering seeds or plants to your area which can provide food all year round for bees and insects. It is very common in Australia to have only Spring and Summer flowering plants when in fact there are different species that flower at different times in order to provide food all year round.

Native flowering plants to the region of where you live are going to be the most beneficial and will help re-establish micro-climates and eco-systems that have been steadily decimated.

If we plant an abundance and variety of necter and pollen producing plants then we would be on our way to creating a very different environment to the one we have now. At the moment we force small creatures, birds, organisms, insects etc to have to travel long distances, with increased stress and lower breeding abundance due to having cleared out many of the essential smaller flowering flora species.

Without bees and insects there would not be a single flowering plant or any food on the planet. I feel often we desire to remain unaware of our impact on the smaller creatures, especially insects, many of whom we view as ‘pests’ or we are afraid of when actually we rely on these intelligent creatures for our very survival. We need to stop eradicating and begin prolifically encouraging as much insect life and as diverse insect life as we possibly can if we truly want to re-establish and help regenerate healthy fully functioning eco-systems.

In Australia there are so many beautiful flowering trees, bushes, shrubs, flowers and ground covers to find out about and explore which can provide food and habitat for all kinds of wondrous intelligent life to flourish.

Have a lovely day, and we encourage you to observe the beautiful smaller creatures and find out the incredible roles they play in the existence and survival of our planet (if you desire to, smile).

Inspiring People: Ron Finley – Guerilla Gardener

Ron Finley is a Guerilla Gardener. He is spreading the word on how to be a modern gangster, LA Style, for all those people wanting to be hip and cool, he suggests a shovel and planting seeds as ‘weapons’ of choice.

It’s hard not to be infected by his passion and we loved that he has no desire to sit around and talk about it. If you want to meet him you need bring a shovel. He is desire in action.

LA has an equivalent of 20 Central Parks in government owned land (like grass verges and ‘lots’) that could be created into a massive food forest, Ron and his mates are doing exactly that one verge at a time.

Costa Gorgiadis from Gardening Australia (ABC) has a similar idea and has created a veggie patch verge to show how it is done. You can check out ‘On The Verge’ Costa’s community garden project on google if you are interested.

It highlights the fact that we think we need to own land to grow food, when there is already so much land waiting for someone to love it!

There are so many possibilities EVERYWHERE!!!

Inspiring People: Sebastião & Leila Salgado

Pete found this interview on YouTube with Sebastião Salgado who is a man with a great story which he is living each day with his wife Leila.

He grew up on his families farm in Brazil that was a 50% rain forested property when he was a child, to a less than 1/2% barren, cattle grazing property that he inherited in later life. Leila suggested they grow the rainforest again when they moved back their. This is their story and link to their own website Instituto Terra (press here).

How Cool is Fungi

Pete found this Ted Talk today and we thought you might be interested – it’s about fungi.

We love the living systems that Jesus introduced us to a couple of years ago. We watched the above talk and we understood more of what Jesus was teaching us about the intelligent life in the soil, air, atmosphere and fungi. Living systems are a great catalyst for re-igniting and re-invigorating fungus which creates mycelium, back into the landscape.

Who knows one day you might have an old growth forest in your own back yard.

We don’t agree with or promote everything in this talk, but there is some awesome insights into the power and importance of fungus, including some great experimentation and research Paul Stamets has done.

Paul Stamets has some books on growing fungi if you are interested in this awesome intelligent organism.  A couple of titles are: ‘Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms’ and ‘Mycelium Running’).

Inspiring People: Darren & Jasmine

Darren & Jasmin at The Little Ladybird Nursery 

We would like to introduce you to Darren and Jasmine.

We spent a day in their garden today and we felt so excited on our way home we wanted to share some of the wonders we discovered and tell you a little about our beautiful friends and what they are creating in a little country town in NSW.

We love spending time with these guys. Their passion for plants and seed collecting is infectious and it is so beautiful to see their garden changing as they do! They grow a lot of heirloom varieties and natives. 

Darren and Jasmine have dreams, passions and desires and they are living them and acting on them with all sorts of awesome results. They are creative and have so many different talents and we find out more wonderful gifts each time we see them. We really enjoy talking to them about their ideas and feelings for the garden and getting to know them more each time we see them.

part of the Garden, seed collecting paradise
The plants in their care are beautiful, they flourish and grow and the ones that don’t they are looking to themselves about why they are not doing so well and it is always interesting to hear what is going on and how it is reflected in the environment around them. We feel the land is beginning to feel loved and cared for.
The garden is so different to a year ago. Now it looks like a seed collecting paradise with beautiful plants and their fruits everywhere. During the dry periods we have had lately, the gardens have retained moisture due to the gardening techniques that Darren and Jasmine have employed.
Darren and Jasmine began selling the plants they had grown on the side of the road by donation. Their love of plants and seed collecting and their desire to share it is beautiful! There is now a nursery run my Darren’s mum and her partner (Julie and Nevel)*
Each time we go to visit their place there is a new invention often made out of the materials they have on hand or have found or been given. There are piles of woodchip maturing everywhere and all sorts of wonderful experiements. It always feels to us that they can grow anything, their love of seeds and plants is infectious!
An box to keep seeds from cross pollination.
There are nesting birds residing in the trees, insects of all descriptions, various methods including waterless gardening, back to Eden ideas (woodchip), permaculture principles, fibonacci principles and traditional gardening techniques as well as their own ideas and inspirations. They now have their own seeds – sown, grown and collected on their plot for sale in the nursery. They investigate, explore and experiment. 
Darren was recently asked to have an exhibition at the Uralla Show where he created a tomato tasting event, a rose out of a watermelon, and won all sorts of prizes for the beautiful produce he and Jasmine grow. They had an heirloom rock melon that was heavenly, it smelt amazing, unlike any supermarket fruit I have ever smelt. The wonder of God’s flora is amazing, so many colours, shapes, variations, oddities, so much beauty and always wonder at how perfect each plant, insect, creation God has made is!!
Some Produce that was taken to the Uralla Show
Thank you Darren and Jasmine for your time and passion!  
If you want to contact Darren about seeds, native plants, etc his details are as follows or drop in to ‘The Little Ladybird Nursery’ 162 Bridge Street, Uralla, NSW (soon you will be able to buy his seeds online):
Darren’s Seed collected off the property for sale in the nursery
A giant sunflower that towers over the front fence
Darren doing what he loves: seed collecting
Pete and Darren talking about various native seedlings
hail damaged gourd flower

a super tasty tomato 
this awesome pumpkin with lumps
a pretty fluffy flower
Globe Artichoke seed
Calendula seeds
the most amazing smelling rock melon ever!
it was so delicious I wanted to keep on sniffing
it again and again!!
the most amazing iridescent bug discovered in the garden. We also saw a bright blue insect. God is AWESOME at creating

Thank you Darren and Jasmine for so openly sharing your love for plants,  your passions, your selves and the garden with us! We are so grateful!


* Darren’s mum and partner (Julie and Nevel) run the ‘Little Ladybird Nursery’ in Uralla, where Darren and Jasmine have their seeds and help out too.

Inspiring People: Jesus, Mary & A Super Cool Dude Called God!

I want to share with you about some friends of ours Jesus and Mary. I have known them approximately three years. When I first met them I was pretty stand offish and actually rather horrid towards them. I have gotten to know them and I feel they are two of the most inspiring people I know. It is not only because of what they have done or achieved – though this is interesting and incredible in it’s own right – it is because of how they live, what they teach and what they stand for. It is their passion about sharing ‘how to’ connect to God and the method that anyone can follow to be at one with God if they want to do so. It is such a beautiful gift they are bringing to the world and I don’t think I quite realise the true significance of it even yet.
Jesus and Mary practice the principles of Divine Truth and put Love and Truth and growing a relationship with God in to action every day. They transparently and openly share about their personal experiences and their ever growing knowledge of God and ‘The Way’ to God that each and everyone of us can walk and be at-one-with- God if we so desire.
Since being a little girl I have always thought that this world could be different, and by different I mean more loving and truthful and open, where ALL souls were loved, cared for and could grow to their full potential in every area imaginable. I believed for a time that any dream, any wonderful thing would come true. That anything I imagined was possible and could and would actually happen, I was convinced of it, any dream I had was not too big or not too hard it was all able to actually be, I thought it would be. 
I ‘lost’ this ‘ideal’ as my environment called it, as I got older and became cynical. I still hold the cynical feelings in me but since listening to the teachings of Divine Truth and beginning to grow my own relationship with God I am seeing that many of my ‘ideals’ and ‘imaginings’ when I was a child are actually totally possible and often at their core in harmony with the principles of love and truth and from what I know and am learning about about God, it is totally possible with God.
This excites me. I have not been excited about something more than my next material acquisition for some time. But this ‘brave new world’ this ‘utopia’ God’s Kingdom on Earth IS possible and is truly exciting – just imagine the most beautiful thing you can possibly think of ever, for a minute, and then billionionise it and I don’t even think that is as beautiful as God has made possible. It is going to take courage, feet walking in the direction of peace, giving up fear and standing for Love and Truth all the time it is not going to always feel ‘nice’ and ‘smooth’ and ‘easy’ under all circumstances but it is possible!
Jesus and Mary inspire me in this. They walk ‘The Way’. They are actually doing it. They have done so for 2000 years and they have come back to show us all how to do this. What a gift! I myself feel so blessed to have met them. What I have learnt about God (intellectually) from them is so cool (what I am learning about God from my own experience is also totally cool!). God is one SUPER COOL DUDE!!! Like so incredibly amazing that I cannot actually quite grasp it and at times really don’t believe it – yet, smile.
Jesus and Mary have so many hours and hours of talks and discussions on the internet if you are interested in finding a whole new way to live. It is not about following Jesus or Mary, it is about your own personal relationship with God and growing that. It is about each of us finding our way home to our true parent God. For each of us that journey is going to be different – look a little bit different, feel different and take differing amounts of time.
Jesus and Mary inspire me that living The Way is possible. Every time I hear a talk or I see them I feel inspired to keep searching, experimenting and discovering for myself and that this is possible for me too. Through their example I know that I can do the same*. I feel like it is possible and the idea that I am a celestial spirit in training, that I will one day be at-one-with God and I can change myself with the help of God and God’s love, enough and that has the possibility to change the world. The more I live the principles Divine Truth and when I receive Divine Love**, the more I grow in love and know God the better and happier my life is going to be (and in my small experience it is better) and the most amazing things are possible!!!
How exciting is that? I feel it’s VERY exciting!! smile.
I just want to thank our friends Jesus and Mary for your encouragement to myself and every person on this planet to discover and live the principles of love and truth, for your love, compassion, kindness, and the many multitudes of gifts that you give to us and to all the world!
To have the gift of your knowledge and desire for God and the fact that you want to generously share that with everyone who wants to know is awesome!
I am excited and feel like finally I have found a way that I can grow forever on, that I can discover as much or as little as I would like to, but that the more I hear about it and the more I find out and feel into it is is changing my life for the better and I am so grateful for you both exposing that knowledge to everyone who wants to know about it!
Thank you!

* I am beginning to realise that we don’t actually need anyone else in our lives to inspire us or lead us if we have a personal relationship with God, but it is inspiring to meet people who are passionate and desiring a much bigger more loving world and living the principles of Love and Truth that can achieve this! A Revolution in Love – WOW! smile.

** This is not something that I have been open to so far on the journey.