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Title: When we moved into Eden six years ago it was a dream come true, the perfect place to hold our classes, spacious and peaceful. Although lots of people come here and our lives are very full, there is still time to look at and appreciate all that is around


1
When we moved into Eden six years ago it was a
dream come true, the perfect place to hold our
classes, spacious and peaceful. Although lots of
people come here and our lives are very full,
there is still time to look at and appreciate all
that is around us. I was guided to start a photo
album of this lovely place in all the seasons, it
was great fun taking all the photos, and really
made you look with a photographers eye. As we
put the book together I was given writings to go
with the visual and so I was developing my
spiritual eye at the same time!  There are
various shots around the grounds showing the many
garden features.
2
EDEN
  • Such beauty, such peace! Much work has gone into
    the making of this place,both manually and
    emotionally. Now it is coming into its true
    glory because of all the groundwork that was put
    in.

3
Man has to do much groundwork on himself to
produce the beautiful Being that he is, in
reality. It must be lovingly cared for, nurtured
and fed. Beauty is not a thing of chance, it is
the result of much work and energy and Love. When
man has found this beauty within himself he will
be naturally surrounded by beauty as well for
the outer is a reflection of the inner. As above
so below - as within so without.
4

WATER In the still water you quite clearly see
as above so below the perfect reflection.
This can only be seen when all is in STILLNESS
and peace. Along comes a single puff of wind, or
the movements of a fish, or the landing of a bird
and the perfect reflection is gone. You can
only bring your reflection of Heaven down to
Earth when there is stillness and tranquility in
your heart. Your thoughts and emotions, your
reactions to others all of these ruffle the
mirror-like reflection.
5
On the still waters can clearly be seen the
direction and strength of the winds, and the
presence of life. It clearly shows you also, a
new perception of all that was familiar to you
for now your world is UPSIDE DOWN! So too, the
stillness of your heart gives you awareness of
the direction and strength of your emotions of
the presence of the unseen who are always with
you and the final realisation that your entire
world is merely a reflection of your TRUE
reality. Let all that is in heaven be reflected
in your earthly life, and know the true meaning
of as above so below.
6
STEPS As you walk through life you will
negotiate many sets of steps they can either
lead up or down. They can be strewn with
flowers or weeds. Sometimes they will be short,
other times they will feel like a mountain! But
always remember that the purpose of steps is to
take you to new levels to experience a new view
that would otherwise not have been possible. For
the earth to be flat there would be no variety of
scenery, the same applies to your experiences of
life in order to progress you must experience
the many different levels of existence. As you
do, view them from all angles that way you will
not miss the beauty of perspective.
7
DISTORTION LOOK WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STAND TOO
CLOSE you cannot see the beauty! Whenever a
situation presents itself to you that you were
drawn to, but now it gives you strife STAND
BACK, remove your emotions, and see the true
beauty that this situation is trying to show to
you. Especially in family situations emotions
are high, the problem goes around and around, and
no one seems to be able to resolve it.
8
Along comes a friend, someone who is detached
from the situation for they are not emotionally
involved and they solve the issue. JUST LIKE
THAT! Truly, the secret is to stand back, become
the observer - not the participator, and then you
will see the beauty of Gods Work. Look always
for the BEAUTY it IS in EVERYTHING.
9
PERSPECTIVE Now look what happens when you take
the higher view on the ground this property is a
big place that involves lots of work to keep it
in trim but the higher view shows that it is
just a small patch in a vast area. The hills from
the ground level become as molehills when viewed
from above so too your troubles when you view
them from the loftier perspective. All events are
merely facets of a much greater plan Gods Plan
for His children. He sets them down on earth to
learn to overcome the negativities and trials in
life on the path to finding Him once more.
10
You forget from whence you came, but when you
merge with God in consciousness once more you
will then always be able to take the higher view,
and thus understand your lifes challenges as
being a part in a much larger picture. God
desires that His children be one family that
works in harmony together it is not just YOUR
life that counts, but the way that others play
their parts also. Lift your thoughts to God
always seek the Higher View
11
MORNING Heralds the beginning of a brand new
day. Will you bring into it the trials and
sorrows of yesterday perpetuating the
negativity in your life? Or will you start
afresh, leaving all that troubles you behind, and
seeking this day to be your fresh start? Each new
day move forward with no regrets, no attachments.
Look not to a day of problems instead look to a
day of new challenges all of which are geared
to make a better person of you. Make your life a
grand adventure instead of a crippling drudge.
Look always to the positive. The morning shows
you things in a new light look at your life
with that same attitude.
12
At the end of each day the sun sets regardless
of what has happened in that day. It is a
glorious event, often not noticed by people
getting busily on with their lives. Often it is
obscured by clouds. The clouds in your mind
your negative thoughts, also block out Gods
Light, and keep you from enjoying all that He
provides.
13
Man is surrounded by beauty on this lovely
planet, but man only sees what his inner feelings
cause him to see if you have a belief in an
angry wrathful God that humanity is ugly and
cruel that this world is a terrible place that
is EXACTLY what you will see. If you believe that
God is all love that your fellowman is kind
that this Earth is one of Gods magnificent
creations, then THAT is what you will see. My
Beauty is always there, but you have to SEE it.
You have to FEEL it. You have to BE it.
14
I provide the sun to give life and light to all
My creations and I provide the moon with its
opposite polarity to help the Earth and its
people to safely experience the polarities of
life ebb and flow abundance and drought. And in
the personal life, the emotions of positive and
negative thus creating the ebb and flow of
moods the abundance and drought of love. In this
way man walks his way through life pulled
hither and thither by a light that is only a
reflection of the TRUE light source.
15
As you venture onto the Spiritual path you will
use, albeit unwittingly, the female energy of the
moons influence to enable you to explore the
darkness within yourself. Those dark ways must be
brought to the Light in order to be healed. They
are a necessary part of yourself not to be
viewed as sinful, but as challenges of your own
nature that are explored and gradually overcome
as you seek to become the Whole.
16
This series of pictures shows how the absence of
light immediately gives an unreal, eerie quality,
then as the light source gradually comes in more
and more is revealed that formerly had lain in
the shadows. Seek to bring yourself fully into
the Light, let there be no dark corners. In the
process of this lighting up be prepared for
some emotional turmoil, for you will be revealing
yourself your DEEPEST self, involving emotions
that you have concealed even from yourself! Bring
them to Me, give them to Me, let Me be your
Ultimate Light.
17
SPRING In the springtime Nature makes ready for
the new offspring the grasses are lush, the
water is plentiful, the foliage is full, and food
is at a premium. Into this beautiful world comes
another young animal what a miracle! After the
weeks in the dark of its mothers womb where it
is fed and nourished - it now stands free within
moments of their separation God has provided
for all its needs. And what a joy their beauty
brings.
18
Remember that I also provide for you - not just
in the Spring, but in all the seasons of your
life. Whatever I Create I will nurture and look
to. Your sense of separation from Me is because
you are unaware of that fact. To BECOME aware,
look to the myriad clues in Nature that I am
there, that I Provide, that I Watch Over. Become
safe in that knowledge.
19
THE TREES AND BLOSSOMS I express Myself in
countless ways, in myriad form. Become used to
thinking that whatever your eyes perceive is God
in Form - forming Myself into substance from all
the patterns of Nature. I Am the Creator of all
things including yourself. Come into
appreciation of the complexity and beauty that is
you my greatest creation. You look with awe at
the beauty of Nature, come into the realization
of the miracle that is YOU.
20
THE CREEPER God is our framework and we are like
the little creeper tentatively reaching out,
wrapping ourselves around each situation that
presents itself on our path. Each positive act
that we perform produces a lovely flower, each
wrong turn that we make produces dead wood! All
the while through all our endeavors the Christ is
nurturing and feeding us with His Love the
greatest food of all.
21
THE BIRDS NEST You have to look closely
sometimes to find My hidden treasures they are
all around you, but sometimes not readily
recognised. In every situation in your life there
is a concealed gift no matter how difficult the
process it is there, KNOW this. Listen for the
signs of Life, break down the barrier, part the
veil you will find the precious gift that is
there. It is the gift of New Life, for that is
what is generated each time you recognise the
gift that is concealed the beauty in the pain.
22
SUMMERTIME When the livin is easy, as the
song says. Holiday times give a brief respite
from the challenges of life a time to reap the
rewards of your endeavors, a time to rest and
contemplate perhaps to ponder on your next step
in life. It is wise to stop your rush through
life from time to time, to look back on what you
have achieved, what you wish to change, what you
wish to attain.
23
NEVER LOOK BACK IN REGRET, for each action of
yours was a learning process - for yourself and
the people around you. The priceless gifts that
God gives are EXPERIENCE and CHOICE. It is by
experimenting with life that we learn how NOT to
act, how NOT to be. You can listen to the
warnings from your parents and your peers, but
you cannot truly learn your lessons until you
have had the experience YOURSELF. How else could
you KNOW the pain of a wrong move and the bliss
of a right one? ACCEPT THE PAST, recognise its
worth.
24
Autumn The season of releasing letting go of
the old, to rest awhile, and then to make way for
the new. See how gracefully Nature lets go!
25
Mankind makes a much harder job of it he
struggles and strives, he hangs on to the bitter
end to do something that must and WILL be
done. When it is time to release something or
someone take Natures example and do it
gracefully you will find that it will be far
less painful.
26
Just as in Nature, there are seasons in your life
too, but because they are not so obvious, or
regularly timed,we tend to forget we try to
hang onto EVERYTHING as if it would last for
ever. Throughout your entire life there must
always be this letting go process releasing our
babyhood releasing our teenage years releasing
our family when the time comes but that does
not mean that any of it is LOST! The act of
releasing always heralds new growth, new horizons
PROGRESS.
27
WINTER A time of seeming barrenness no real
warmth in the sun, long dark nights, no life on
the branch will it ever return? Yes it will!
And REMEMBER THAT whenever a winter pattern
enters your life. Those cold, barren times when
you cannot see the Light, when you feel separated
from My Love, when all that you once loved seems
to be dead and gone forever. These soul-searching
times always happen before a spring time in
your life when hope and love springs anew, when
after the long, dark, lonely months all is bright
and new and lovely again.
28
The winters of your life are the times when
things or people that no longer serve your
personal growth are laid to rest. In the seeming
darkness a new seed is germinating, a new sap is
rising, a new joy is coming for in your life
will always be the seasons of CHANGE.
29
The father of the family is the provider and the
mother is the nurturer. God is both of these to
His Creations. It is not an easy task to be the
strength and comfort for the human family, but
the love of the parents for each other gives them
the ability to cope and overcome all that comes
their way in the raising of their family. It is a
responsibility, a commitment, and hard work is
involved but love tempers all and overcomes the
painful laborious times. Most families are not
AWARE of the love factor, and especially when the
children have become adults and leave the nest,
there is an inability to let go to give each
other freedom. But it must be done otherwise a
restricted life is the result for all
concerned. My Love gives you the Freedom you all
desire - freedom to live and yet still love each
other. The Security to know that you are always
there for each other in times of need. The
Happiness in the beauty of it all.
30
FAMILY See how the love between two people grows
and multiplies, bringing yet more unto itself.
Joy and happiness, sometimes tears and sadness,
are involved in this multiplying - but by bonding
together, supporting each other, welcoming new
ones into the fold, this family becomes a
tangible proof of the Power of Love. In this way
God multiplies. But the family that does not
practice Gods Ways of nurturing, acceptance, and
unconditional love breaks the family ties, and
now the links between them become CHAINS. They
may part physically, but mentally they shall
always be chained until Gods Ways are practiced
once again. God leads the Universal family with a
sure, steady Hand not an iron fist. He treats
each family failing with Love not punishment.
He allows His children to learn by experience
not by force. He talks to each one through the
heart, not the head. Connect with each other
through the heart, and although you may not
always be physically together, that heart-link
will always be strong. We are ALL connected
through the heart, USE that heart power to
understand Gods Ways.  
31
Christmas a time of family and friends,
abundance and joy. For some it is the best time
of the year for others, the very worst. The
birth of Jesus is celebrated even at the wrong
time of the year! Nevertheless it has not been
lost sight of, for His birth was Gods gift to
mankind. The story of Jesus life shows each
person The Way. He warned of the false idols of
materialism and ego, He brought the loud message
of Love. Let this not be the way of living just
once a year, but celebrate The Way every single
day. Then your life will always be filled with
abundance, surprises, and loved ones - all the
joys of Christmas. Make it your task to add a
little bit of cheer to the lives of all you meet
to think of giving rather than receiving to
widening your circle of friends into a larger and
larger family to always find the gift in every
situation to FULLY PRACTICE the Christ Life.
32
See how intricate the spiders web! Tensioners
cross lines and spirals all beautifully and
perfectly fashioned to trap the unwary. So fine
that it is barely noticeable, so strong that the
more the entrapped struggle, the tighter they are
bound. Listen to your own vocabulary I am
BOUND I am STUCK I cant get free, I am
ENTANGLED. Your own emotions create the strands
of the web each person is invisibly connected in
this way and the actions of one affects and
influences all others. Stop struggling in the web
of life. Release your attachments to places, to
people, to things. Seek Spiritual freedom. With
each negative attribute of yourself that you hand
over to God you break a strand. Eventually you
will stand free, unfettered, unhampered in this
way you break through the illusion to find the
Reality beyond.
33
THE WEB On trembling feet I walk a sticky
thread My balance sometimes falters As each
vibration tugs at my composure, But every time I
find my stance anew Another confining string is
snapped. And the web which holds me in my unique
place of learning Becomes a little weaker While
I become stronger. The lessons of this life are
like a tightrope walk Hesitate, and fear may
make me stumble - Wrapping myself in ropes of
others making. Take one step at a time With eyes
and heart fixed on this moment only, And I may
journey the web of life Watching the sticky
strands fall one by one, Until one day my wings
are free of constraint. I kick off my sticky
shoes to fly free once more.
Gail Thompson


34
Develop the curiosity of the cat! SEEK AND YE
SHALL FIND.
35
It is hard to say goodbye to a dear companion
but the sorrow is brief compared to the years of
pleasure he gave. Because of the short life of an
animal compared to that of a human some do
not wish to become attached to them, in order to
avoid the pain of parting later on. What vast
pleasure they miss to avoid fleeting pain. An
animal makes you think of something other than
self. It teaches you unconditional love the art
of accepting one another, despite the faults. It
shows you all the stages of life in entirety, and
then the final gift it teaches you to let go.
36
THE DOG The dog is a valuable companion, for it
shows its owner traits that they too can develop
unconditional love, trust, obedience, character
and humour. The dog will also reflect the
character of its owner, so take note if your dog
displays ill-health, neurosis, aggression! All
animals I set down with mankind to show him
aspects of himself what to improve on what NOT
to do what to appreciate.
37
Who would guess that the tiny, tightly furled bud
holds such potential!
38
The end product is already known by the
Intelligence that created it.
39
The half-opened flower is beautiful, but it will
be so much more when it comes to its full bloom.
40
So man, who is only half of his potential even
though he is a miracle he can be so much more.
Seek to bring yourself to full potential. How do
you do that?
41
Just the same as the flower be nurtured and fed
by the Father, open your heart and mind to Him,
and GROW to your fullest. God is the Intelligence
that created you, and God has a purpose for you.
Grow into your Purpose.
42
The gum tree shows man his progress through life.
Here is a strong hardy tree which, like man,
starts from a single seed. All through its life
it reaches ever upwards, despite all setbacks.
Its trunk clearly shows its progress with
nothing to block its growth it grows straight and
strong, but when influenced by others it causes
imperfections even these are not a hindrance
because it reaches ever higher, and eventually
straightens itself once more. This tree survives
the ravage of fire, and even when all but
destroyed it sends out new growth and forms
another perfect tree higher up this shows you
the value of the Divine Fire which rids you of
everything except your strength to generate the
Perfected Body.
43
THE TREE The tree is the most highly evolved
member of the plant kingdom as Man is above the
animals. And the tree shows Man much about
himself, not only in terms of productivity, but
also in terms of growth, resilience, etc. But it
is the HIDDEN part of the tree that tells the
most. The roots are what keep the tree anchored,
and these roots represent Mans hidden side his
thoughts and feelings, which effectively anchor
him into the human experience. The leaves,
blossoms and fruits of the tree represent the
trappings that man adds unto himself the
material things that are important to him but
they are not beneficial to his freedom. A tree
can be lopped almost to ground level, but if the
roots are strong new growth will regenerate. So
too man can lose everything and try to start
again, but with the roots of his negative
feelings he will never be free and the same
problems will occur time and time again. Once a
trees root system dies the tree topples and is no
longer bound to the earth. Each negative thought
that is changed severs a root, until finally the
whole root system is no longer the means of
containment. SEVER YOUR ROOTS in order to gain
FREEDOM so that you can then be as the birds that
sit amongst the branches. With this freedom you
still may enjoy the fruits of the earth, but are
no longer bound by them. Yes, the tree is a thing
of beauty - as is the human body, but the
Spiritual- You is an even more beautiful
creation.
44
FOG Ah! How Nature clearly shows the art of
illusion. You KNOW there is a cottage out there
but the eyes, and the camera - tell you
otherwise! Always heed the KNOWING, despite what
your logic tells you.
45
THE RAINBOW The promise of the rainbow is that
there will always be sunshine after rain
happiness after tears. It shows you too, that
there is beauty in the gloom without the gloom
the colours could not appear without the tears
there can be no appreciation of the
happiness. You have to experience the extremes in
order to find Balance.
46
FIRE What an awesome energy! And one that must
be controlled. Wherein is the fire in man? - In
his EMOTIONS. What starts off as generation can
end up in destruction if it is not checked. In
Nature fire has the role of regeneration let
your emotions play the same role, otherwise
destruction of YOURSELF can be the end result.
47
Look to Nature to find the clues the Signs are
everywhere - in the insects, birds and animals,
in the seasons and the tides. Look for the
Signposts all around you, guiding you to
Remembrance, showing you The Way.
48
Look closely at the two photographs which is
the right way up? It is very hard to assess
except, finally, for the fuzziness of the
reflections. So too, in life, it is hard to
discern the true from the false, the real from
the unreal, and that is also because of the
fuzziness! The fuzziness in your understanding of
What or Who God is. No one wants to be misled in
this vital matter. Who do you follow? Who do you
believe? Have no fear,just follow your heart
for that is where God speaks to you.
49
As each challenge in life confronts you, listen
to your heart. It will never mislead you. With
each teacher that comes your way take their
teachings to your heart, and there you will be
able to discern the true from the false. Lastly,
have the courage to FOLLOW your heart, for it
will finally lead you to God. When you have
removed all doubts and fear from your mind is
when you will feel God in your heart. From that
day forth God will lead you by the hand, showing
you the Truth, showing you The Way.
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