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We have come to a time when we must change our ways. Our way of life simply cannot be sustained. No matter how we try to avoid it, deep inside we all know this.
It is in our hands. There is no more time to waste. We CAN restore the balance with this planet that sustains us by making different choices. All of us want to be at peace with ourselves & with each other. All of us yearn for the Freedom to live a fulfilling life.
So I choose a different path. I choose to walk all over this world, consuming less, witnessing more. I choose to meet people face to face, to learn & to teach. I choose to not to have a mortgage. I choose to place myself in the hands of that which created me & in your hands.
I choose to live a simple life where my finest moments are measured by the interactions I have with the elements of this earth, with the beautiful souls I meet along the way and with the music & dance of life.
I choose this as one OTHER way in which to live, to get out of the box, to experiment with life.
Through extensive study I have learned enough to know that the way we are living just cannot continue.
As I walk this world, every step will be one more step to learn a way that works. As I meet myself and I meet you, we will begin to discover all of the pieces to create a world where we truly do live in Balance, Peace & Freedom.
The time is now. It has been now & will continue to be now. I know we have not come here to simply “consume”. We are here to “commune” with this astounding existence & to share our love for all of existence & each other. It is absolutely essential that “we are the ones we have been waiting for….”
I walk all over this world on my two feet as my personal pilgrimage to find a way of Balance, Peace & Freedom that sustains & nurtures all of humanity & all of life.
For some time now, we have been the silent, sleeping majority. It is time right now for rebellion. It is time right now to find our voices. It is time to awaken, rise up & walk into a new way. Together we already have all the answers.
A simple rebellion. Take a risk, step out into nothingness. Live in Balance, Declare Peace, Walk in Freedom.
From this moment - walk with me.
Take a look at the amazing work these folk are doing for Balance, Peace and Freedom for all in our world right now
The Village 7 – FREEDOM at Natural Bridge is about FREEDOM and its intrinsic connection with RESPONSIBILITY.
All of life is about the movement (or lack of movement) of energy. So as you come to be a member friend of The Village 7, remember that it all grounds into the expression or energy movement of FREEDOM.
See, as far as possible its all up to the people who come to The Village that creates the experience and designs the ongoing experience.
Village 1 is about FOCUS, Village 2 is The Village of SUBSTANCE, then comes FORM, the Village 4 is DETERMINING energy, Village 5 is UNDERSTANDING, Village 6 IMAGINATION.
In The Village 7 at Natural Bridge in South East Queensland….
The energy movement of The Village 7 is FREEDOM. What is freedom? Why is it connected so clearly with responsibility? What does it look like to be in a world where we concentrate on contribution rather than collection and what does it mean as we impose new rules or a new set of values? How do we find freedom for all with rules and regulations? Is there freedom in discipline or duty or obedience?
The Village is a small gathering of friends and a big social experiment – or just some people camping in Peace with one another down by a creek in a beautiful location.
The Village each time is all about what you can contribute. You enter the property in a place of PEACE with everything and everyone and we dance and weave a tapestry from that place.
You are welcome to enjoy the space and to contribute whatever it is that you bring as your shining, your gift, your unique offering.
Dive into the experience and enjoy a beautiful location, community kitchen, rockpool hot spa, swimming hole, workshops, kids adventures, games, bush regeneration, lively discussion, face to face social interaction and whatever else the villagers bring and create.
Whatever you bring can be added to a loose programme that consists of nothing unless you, as a Villager, offers what you bring.
It could be a coffee outlet, workshops, child care, cooking or culinary skills, games organiser, PA supplier, song and dance, laughter yoga, Red Tent, Men’s circle, ceremony, weaving, story telling, or a myriad of other offerings…..
Come and experience the sensational heart open journey into FREEDOM in The Village 7 at Natural Bridge.
With deep thanks and gratitude to The Famunity and to all those who see, support and hold the vision for a choice in creating our future.
Village 2 is being created in Victoria soon too. Keep an eye out for the next gathering.
Village 2 is also being dreamed on the South Coast of NSW. Keep an eye out for that too.
Village 1 can happen wherever you want to begin a gathering, a village of your own local area. Just ask how.
Click on Village 7 from here on the home page to read more about The Village 7 or look for
The Village 7 Freedom on facebook.
At dawn on December 21st 2012 I set out from the place where the sun first strikes the Australian Continent, the peak of Mount Wollumbin (also known as Mount Warning)
From there I walked over two days to the Uplift Festival and connected with hundreds of people who are looking to raise the awareness of the state of the world and of the people on it. Around 40 or 50 people witnessed the start of this pilgrimage at the top of the mountain & Martie, Gregor, Matt and three young women walked the first 6 kilometres of what could well be a 50,000km or more journey on foot.
Since then I have walked the coast of NSW on this world wide pilgrimage for balance, peace & freedom.
I have sung with a choir in Bellingen, MC’ed at Sex Camp, MC’ed at the Gathering on the NSW South Coast, run a Quantum Leap workshop, assisted at a 5 Rhythms weekend, Walked the Budawang Ranges with “A Few Good Men”, presented a Men’s workshop at Bondi, travelled to New Zealand and walked the North Island and a good part of the South Island, received national and regional coverage in various newspapers, have spoken at schools, festivals, homes and workplaces; conducted more Quantum Leap workshops and a variety of other workshops in several countries, MC’ed events, dug & planted gardens, conducted talking circles, trekked mountains, valleys roads & ridges, presented spoken word performances, dreamed in The Village gatherings in Australia and they have commenced in three different locations, South East Queensland, NSW South Coast and Melbourne and along the way I have made some incredible friends & connections.
From the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa, I sailed to Fiji and walked the main islands and a few more there, met villagers, chiefs, families and children, and returned to Australia to gather some funds for more of this incredible journey.
Next was an epic journey around Tasmania accompanied by Pete Coles who circumnavigated with me and was as constantly amazed by the “magic” of doing this walk as I am every single day.
India was an incredible lesson and adventure, seeing the juxtaposition of the best and worst of humanity in this extraordinary nation of contrasts. Walked about a thousand kilometres in India, such a tiny portion of a vast and beautiful country, but a deeply influential part of this pilgrimage for me. Walking the Ganges from Rishikesh upriver was a spiritual journey into the power of this river, the life blood of India and into the beauty of the people who made me and my walking companion, Kat Pham so welcome as we meandered our way along the banks of this mighty river.
Came back to Australia in March 2016 because lung illness from the air in much of India was just too overpowering for me – so I cut and ran back to the fresh air and sunshine of Famunity and community, further empowering the dream of The Village over the coming 12 months, then gaining & losing what I thought was to be a love that would last my lifetime, grieving that, grieving it some more then re-engaging with life to continue the walk…….
In December 2016 Scott Collins and Kathy Reed and Sophie and Iri Vallianos and Danny Miles and many others contributed to a protest walk “Walk in Silence”, protesting the suffering of children and others seeking refuge in Australia. Over two weeks Scott and I walked from Byron Bay to Brisbane. Iri Vallianos became the first “support crew” I have had for any part of this project, feeding us along the way and carrying our packs and accoutrements. For that two weeks I walked in silence to bring attention to Australia’s silence about this absolute travesty of fair dealing and justice and the enforced silence of those suffering at our hands.
That ended with speeches in King George square with well over a hundred other protesters, protest signs, distinguished co speakers and friends.
At the Byron Bay Taste of Love festival and with the inspiration and request of Huw Rodgers to spark my next step, I made a pledge with Huw to travel to the UK and begin a walk that would take us both to Findhorn in Northern Scotland.
After setting in place three The Village gatherings across May and June of 2017, I flew from Melbourne to London (sans Huw, who got distracted along the way by career opportunity) on 9th June 2017.
As I write this I am in the home of a new friend in Brighton on the south coast of England after the first leg of the UK walking pilgrimage.
Already many magical things have happened and the Brits have demonstrated that they too are fabulous people who support the notion of Balance, Peace and Freedom.
The next legs of this pilgrimage are from Brighton to Gloucestershire for some spoken word performances and to present two workshops at a conscious community gathering there – then on to walk north to Scotland (my maternal family ancestry) and to northern Scotland to the Findhorn community.
After that perhaps to the west of Wales (my paternal family ancestry)
From there my current intention is to walk south from France to the south of Spain for the winter months and on through Europe and the middle east over the coming several years. We shall see how that unfolds as time itself unfolds.
Please walk with me. Follow my progress online, come along and walk part of the journey with me, from the tropical forests of Fiji to the deserts of Africa to the forests of South America or wherever you have ever wanted to journey on this magnificent planet.
Please sponsor me if this pilgrimage inspires you or calls to you – but whatever you do, begin to choose a new way of life that activates your passion and nurtures this planet so that we can sustain ourselves & all of life.
If you too are one of the “ones we have been waiting for” – then wait no longer.
The time has come.
The rebellion has begun & we are all part of it.
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However you choose to do it, as a matter of urgency there is a need for us all to shift the way this world is working, because incresingly its not working very well for so many people.
Even our so called “first world” experiences are now leading to stress, anguish, illness and suicide. It really is time for a significant change in what we value.
It’s time for the embracing of these three things
Living in Balance with this absolutely beautiful and fragile system of life on earth.
Declaring Peace with each other and with ourselves. Discovering the inner peace that can only expand out to a more peaceful world overall
Walking in Freedom – walking forward together with clarity that every man, woman and child has the right to a valid and fully expressed life.
The time is now & the rebellion has begun. However you choose, from this moment on, please “walk with me”.