Question The Narrative and Choose Your Own Experience

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Drama, fear and control

Do you smell it too?  All this contrivance has a reeking stench to it.  The saturation coverage by mainstream media and its use of wartime language, the manufactured angst, dissemination of erroneous information and now the resultant restrictions placed on the populace – the whole thing feels decidedly like the last gasp of the old world.  WeCovid Control are witnessing the death throes of an archaic, aggressive, patriarchal Third Dimensional cabal and its desperate, final, brazen attempt to drag us all back into fear, separation and the duality-consciousness that polarizes us away from Soul and our Higher aspects.  Recall how easy it was 19 years ago to peddle the fear, to frighten, control and manipulate people because so many were on edge and existing in a reactionary state.

Covid Fear

The fear and drama hanging in the air are not mine and neither are they yours, rather those frequencies exist in the collective consciousness and you might experience a varying degree of interaction with them.  Fear and drama have no point of ingress into my sphere of awareness and no bearing on my day-to-day lived experience, instead what I initially felt was resentment at the oppressive measures being implemented.  I was being held hostage by fascist-like authoritarianism and I didn`t like it one bit.   

The crushing, overblown response by government here in Sydney is laughable as heavy-handed police chase people off the beaches and out of the parks but those outdoorsy, sun-loving, sovereign freethinkers ought to be applauded because, in the thick of this event they are intent on choosing their own experience.  Importantly, they know what their bodies need :  the sunshine providing all-important immune-boosting, Depression-busting Vitamin D, and relaxing in nature helps them feel more grounded as they anchor back into present time and into their lower Chakras.  These empowered individuals are choosing to stay above the reactive state.  The Establishment however can`t have individuals thinking for themselves lest it loses control of the narrative.   

Fact is, plenty of people are questioning the narrative that we`re all being force-fed.  Over the past 19 years a huge shift in consciousness has occurred and an ever-increasing fraternity of awakened, spiritual individuals and truthseekers now spreads across our planet.  Surrounding Earth also is a grid of high-frequency crystalline Light, a foundational platform that now holds in place structures of consciousness that are superior to the original Creator templates that existed in the age of Lemuria and at the time of Atlantis.  These energetics are impregnable and impervious to infiltration.  The Lightworker community has worked tirelessly to achieve this and each awakening individual serves not only to augment these structures of higher-dimensional consciousness and Light but to also act as a beacon for others.

Your Light quotient has increased – you are simply holding more Light – and this has accelerated since 2012.  The influxes of intelligent Light washing through the earthly plane bring massive downloads of information which upgrade our Light-Bodies and Chakra system, dismantling the default-setting of fear, lifting you out of mundane survival and defensive conditioning and bringing you back into joyful ease and well-being.

The awake and the aware truly are living the Light, the wisdom and inherent knowing, giving it practical linear application in their daily lived experience.  This network of activated Heart-lights expands and becomes exponential as each new awakening Soul triggers more awakening Souls.  

This event marks a turning point and a defining moment for Earth and humanity.    

**To support your Healing during this time of disruption, a beautiful wave of starseeded Light downloaded during the recent powerful March Equinox portal.  Bring these lively colours into your meditation or spiritual practice and feel their benefit.

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On The Rise

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April 2019

The transfiguration in progress makes this a very special month ; we`re in major transition right now as humanity and Earth/Gaia expand into the next level of shift.  This is the glorious pay off for the epic detoxification – the purging of karmic load, redundant patterns and old conditioning – that occurred in the three months leading up to March Equinox 2019.  Congratulate yourself because this time of profound growth and quantum evolution is your reward for the completion of certain Soul contracts, the release of long-held pain and all the courageous self-enquiry that this journey demands.  That process of catharsis allows you to take full advantage of the starseeded new harmonic that is now anchoring in the post-2012 New Earth paradigm.

It is said that the entire Cosmos is in metamorphosis right now and we are receiving many downloads of advanced vibrational information, so much so that Earth`s vibration actually increased on and shortly after the 4:4 Gateway** (the 4th of April 2019).  New configurations of higher-dimensional, intelligent Light are surging into our dense, Earthly plane to merge with our Light-Bodies, our DNA and existing consciousness structures here in the material world.  The advanced Light geometries that are coming in now carry a common theme :  truth, truth and more truth.

**The number 4 is significant and timely because it is reminding us that we have much assistance from the Angels and the Higher realms at this time and each of us is able to call upon them for support and guidance as we feel the need.  Angel Number 4 is an indication that your Angels are offering you love, encouragement, inner-strength and clarity, empowering you to do what you need to stay in serenity, trust and flow during this time of ascension.  The number 4 promotes the practical application of Higher wisdom.

New Light codes or filaments of Light are emitting from the Galactic core and these waves of coded Light information enter our plane through a system of crystalline grids and portals, including the large Southern Portal.  The Earthly Lightworker community has been working to create a sacred and stable Grounding space here on Earth that enables humanity as a collective to hold increasingly frequent and intense influxes of high-frequency Light and information, benefitting us all with a rate of growth and expansion that is exponential.

During April I have been shown repeating patterns of Light that represent the ascended Sacred Masculine principle and these present to me as a vibrant, electrically-charged magenta colour.  What is clear is that more of the Sacred Masculine energetic (emitting from Sirius) is coming through at this time to harmonize and unify with the Divine Feminine (flowing from Crux aka the Southern Cross) as he brings the gifts of Loving Responsibility, Divine Will, Inspired Action, Perfect Manifestation and Illumined Faith.  His is not a patriarchal energy but the resonance of gentle love and quiet determination as he provides and protects.

These new compositions of Light are revealing a template of information that is allowing the Sacred Masculine to make alterations to the brain`s limbic system, adjusting the way you process emotion and the manner in which you respond to motivational stimuli.  Not only does your limbic system house your emotional life but the limbic brain, which includes the amygdala – the once-named “fear center” – influences the autonomic nervous system.  These limbic modifications are working to calm the fight-or-flight response and are assisting the transmutation of fear into neutrality and new understanding.  This is symbolic because what is happening at the microcosmic level is also playing out for the collective with the shifting of fear out of tribal consciousness ie the group mind.

Alignment with the progressive 12-Chakra-system

Also evident during my Healing sessions this month is some exquisite work on the 8th and 9th Chakras above the Crown.  Being the access point to spiritual advancement  these transpersonal Chakras are your bridge between personal consciousness and the Universal mind, opening you up to the higher dimensions and spaces of ascended consciousness, facilitating your connection and ultimate merge with the Divine Cosmic Heart and the All is One.  The activation of these higher Chakras allows you to eclipse the quantum human experience and move into multi-dimensionality.  At these levels you have the ability to transcend time and space if you so desire, to jump timelines and co-create your new Time Spiral.  Activation of the 9th Chakra allows you to joyously surrender to the flow of Spirit and Divine Will ;  it facilitates your unification with The Field and all its blessings and synchronistic benevolence.  Coincidentally, these gifts are emblematic of the incoming new harmonic with its vibrational resonance of Divine Love, peacefulness, neutrality, trust, flow and heart-lead empowered connection.

Altering archetypes

Archetypal patterning is held in the 8th Chakra and archetypal energy informs our psycho-spiritual development.  Carl Jung understood archetypes as universal, archaic patterns that are inherited potentials which actualize when they enter consciousness as images or manifest in behaviour.  Whilst facilitating Healing sessions this month I received information that archetypal patterns are being updated and possibly reshuffled as some of your archetypes recede while others become dominant and to me this makes perfect sense given the severance of karmic ties that has been happening of late.  What no longer serves you is vibrating out.  Author and medical intuitive Caroline Myss says that we each have 12 archetypes and some examples of archetypal energies are :  Hero, Queen, Caregiver, Perfect Mother, Rebel, Joker, Whore, Child, Trickster, Wise Old Man, Wounded Healer, Priestess, Hermit and the Victim.

You are returning to your pristine, original blueprint but what`s exciting is that these complex quantum changes are in turn impacting the wider collective, ushering in greater openness to change, access to new thought forms and the fresh ability to see wider view-points.  Expect sharper discernment of Truth as the distortions of ego fall away.  Fabrications that you are still maintaining will falter and crumble in these Light conditions.

Be in allowance and yield.  Stay in the flow of the sacred and take refuge in your inner sanctum, creating microcosmic stability in the midst of the waves.  This helps the Light-Body to integrate the new Light frequencies and upgraded information.  Make time for solitude and pay attention to the messages and guidance you are receiving.  What is your intuition telling you?

12 Chakra System

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In Praise Of The Sun-Lovers

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“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth” 

― Albert Einstein

“Tanning is skin cells in trauma” booms the stern male voice in the television ad about melanoma.  Hang on a minute, I`m confused.  If the skin is performing an action that it is programmed to do naturally ie producing melanin in response to a specific exposure in order to adapt and protect itself then how can that be traumatic?  I can understand how sunburn is harmful but slow, sensible tanning?  Full marks to the Cancer Institute for scaring the life out of people.


I celebrate the devoted sun-worshippers gracing the golden sands of Sydney`s beaches and embellishing her parks, the dedicated sunbathers supine in their pleasure as they bask in the life-affirming rays.  I delight in seeing the bronzed gods and goddesses spreadeagled and lolling in carefree repose in the sun`s sustaining warmth.  I love them for their defiance, collectively flipping the bird at the medical establishment and unheeding its dire warnings about sun exposure.  I admire the sun-lovers for their independent minds as they apparently thumb their nose at the institution with its scare campaign.  Far from recoiling from the sun in fear these freethinking, sovereign Souls instinctively know it is good for them.

Flouting the cautionary advice of the medical community, the sun-worshippers seem not to be influenced by the group thoughtform that persistently warns “this is what will happen to you if you do this.  This is how your health will suffer if you make this choice”.  The sun-lovers are clearly taking control of their own story and I love them for it!  Noiselessly they rebel against indoctrination by the system which has been so emphatic and thorough in scaring the population off sun exposure that anyone who still chooses to bathe in its rays is considered a foolish outlier.  It just feels to me that the pendulum has swung too far against sun exposure and that eventually this will be known and acknowledged by the powers that be.

I quietly cheer the tanned-up sun-lovers because they are my tribe.  I am one of them.  Call me a crank but I love being out in the sun over the long Sydney summers.  I love the drowsy, unhurried feel of the summer holidays, the sense of ease in the carefree, languid days that have a kind of expansive, roomy feel, as though so much more is possible.  I love the reassuring masculine solar presence radiating his revitalizing warmth and brightness because it just seems to make every simple little thing that much better.

I always had a bit of trouble buying into the peddled line that the sun was causing cancer, a message that has been drummed into us ad nauseam over the past 30 or more years.  Being a child of the 60s I grew up with the belief that sunshine was health-giving and uplifting and I don`t remember ever swaying from that view.  I wasn`t convinced that solar ultraviolet radiation was solely to blame for causing malignant melanoma and basal cell carcinoma, instead I wondered if other factors played a role in damaging DNA.  It just seemed way too easy and expedient to scapegoat the sun lest we take personal responsibility for suboptimal lifestyle choices ; lest we get real about our constant exposure to potential carcinogens in this thoroughly modern life.

Around 25 years ago I saw a skin cancer doctor about a couple of funny white growths on my chest which he promptly diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma.  Oh so smugly and with the kind of fixed smirk you see on those ventriloquist dolls he presumed to critique my life-choices while reassuring me that the BCCs could easily be removed.  I got home and decided I `d have a go at getting rid of them myself, but from the inside rather than his external solution.  I simply ramped-up my fresh fruit and vegetable intake and I ate lots of raw english spinach and carrots – not solely, just an increase on my normal servings  – and sure enough, over the next month or so, those unsightly BCCs dried up and disappeared.  I made no other changes – still drank coffee, still had the occasional ciggie (which I was partial to back then).

The body has a natural tendency towards wellness and if we can maintain the ideal blood pH of 7.35 to 7.45 then cancer is unable to grow in an alkaline environment, but alas, I have heard it said that the vast majority of people are walking around in a state of perpetual dehydration and chronic inflammation.  Genetically modified foods reportedly cause inflammation because they are unrecognizable to the body as nourishment.  Alcohol is an irritant to the human system, and cocaine and MDMA acidify the blood as do sedatives and other medications.  It really is a darn inconvenience that all the fun stuff and the pharmaceutical fixes just might be pounding our DNA with continuous hits that trigger those ​cell mutations.  I guess it`s much easier to accept a diagnosis if we can just pin it all on the sun.

I remember when colour televison sets were the new thing in the mid 70s and there were warnings then about the emission of X-Ray radiation from those older style sets, with viewers advised not to sit too close.  Similarly with microwave ovens at the time, with health concerns about leaking microwave radiation.  Then there were reports in the early 2000s saying that sunscreen was potentially carcinogenic due to the nano-technology of the active substances damaging the DNA in skin cells.  Since the early `90s we have seen the huge upsurge in the number of people suffering food allergies and intolerances and it has been theorised that this is due to widespread Vitamin D deficiency.  Could it be that warning people off the sun has actually weakened us?  That it has increased our susceptibility?

What about our continuous exposure to radio frequency radiation and to Wi-Fi which supposedly disrupts and scrambles the human energy field?  Is it harming our DNA?  The fact that Telstra regularly sends out text messages directing me to a link which provides “tips for reducing exposure to RF radiation” indicates that the telcos well suspect there are risks to human health.  According to the American Cancer Society :  “A number of studies have looked at the possible link between cell phones and cancer. Although some studies have shown a possible link, many others have not. The possible link between cell phones and cancer is hard to study for many reasons, including the relatively short time that cell phones have been in widespread use, changes in the technology over time, and difficulty in estimating each person’s exposure”. (website updated Nov 2018).

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization and part of its remit is to identify causes of cancer. IARC has stated that there is limited evidence that RF radiation causes cancer in animals and humans, and classifies RF radiation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”.  IARC considers the evidence overall to be “limited” because of the conflicting findings and methodologic limitations in some of the studies.  In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that cellphones are a “Class 2B carcinogen.

Hmmm….it all gives pause for thought.

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An adequate level of Vitamin D is essential for overall wellness and for healing to occur within the body.  Vitamin D underpins the sturdiness of our physical system and the resilience of our mental health, and its deficiency has a significant negative effect on our quality of life.  vitamin d                                                                                                                                Vitamin D apparently functions like a hormone and each bodily cell has a receptor for it.  It is necessary for healthy cell growth, maintaining a healthy immune system, regulating the nervous system and controlling inflammation.  Adequate Vitamin D helps wounds to heal more quickly and supports recovery post-surgery.  Unsurprisingly, Vitamin D deficiency makes us more susceptible to increased risk of illness and infections, and fatigue and tiredness can be a symptom Vitamin D deficiency.  Depression and low mood is associated with insufficient Vitamin D and some studies have found that supplementing improves mood.  Vitamin D protects against cancer by aggressively attacking tumours.  Vitamin D plays a crucial role in calcium absorption and getting enough of it is important for preserving bone mass as you get older.  D deficiency can lead to Rickets (soft bones) in children.  There is a link between chronic pain and low blood levels of vitamin D, which may be due to the interaction between the vitamin and pain-sensing nerve cells called nociceptors.  Studies have linked insufficient Vitamin D to influenza and schizophrenia.

Ninety per cent of vitamin D is made from sunlight exposure directly on to the skin (not through glass).  Only about 10 per cent of vitamin D comes from food sources such as oily fish, fortified milk and egg yolks.  Vitamin D deficiency is reportedly common but is easy to remedy.

It could be strongly argued that warning people to stay out of the sun is in fact keeping them sicker.  A study done by an Australian University in the early 2000s on melanoma-sufferers showed that moderate sun exposure actually slowed the growth of the melanoma compared to the control group that avoided the sun altogether.

According to the Australian government Department of Health website healthdirect  “A number of diseases have been linked to low vitamin D levels such as increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment in older adults, severe asthma in children and cancer. Research suggests that vitamin D could play a role in the prevention and treatment of a number of different conditions, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance and multiple sclerosis.  Low vitamin D levels can lead to osteoporosis and increase your risk of falls and fractures (broken bones) if you are over 50”.

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Loving The Quietness

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Mercury Retrograde : 16th November until 6th December 2018

Ohhh yes …some serious sofa time is perfect right now.  I`m loving the sluggish, drowsy feel of this current Retrograde – timely and most welcome after the phenomenal power and blessings of the Triple 11 Gateway earlier this month.  Given the preparatory nature of the wider cosmic influences since the 10/10 Stargate (10th of October) and the new Angelic Light Frequencies of the Triple 11 stirring up the emotional detritus and discarding yet more of what is no longer needed, it feels like there`s a radical reboot occurring at the moment, readying us for renewal.

There`s no compelling to this Retrograde energy – no push, no jostle, no bother, no doggedness.  It has the vibe of rest and recreation to it.  Mind you, Mercury is my ruling planet so maybe I`m feeling the Retrograde`s influence more keenly than some.  Nevertheless, in no uncertain terms it is calling us to change gears and chill.  This Retrograde is urging us to unwind, to relax, revive and to make space for what is to come in 2019.

Don`t be fooled by the feeling of inertia for in the aftermath of the recent Triple 11 Gateway deep transformation is developing right now.  The land has been tilled, the seeds scattered.  Beneath the external/physical passivity there is much internal/subtle activity taking place.  In the stillness there is cultivation.

Poor Mercury cops a bit of bad press when it is in reversal but I love it because these Retrogrades are an opportune time for reflection.  I am basking in the slow, tranquil feel of this Retrograde but the truth is, the old version of me would`ve had some resistance to it.  Fact is, the person I used-to-be was a total workaholic.  Work was my addiction and the ideal distraction and diversion from the inner discord I had yet to heal.  I used work to get away from boyfriends, I used work to stay away from family.  Anything around which I had unresolved issues and repressed truth, I would from hide from through work.  Work made me feel better.  I wonder what the old version of me would make of the modified, loafing model of today because it is the absolute antithesis of the person I once was.

The old Third Dimensional Earth had us conditioned to keep busy, to always be achieving, but that mindset feels to me unsettling and disruptive, as though it`s a form of irritation to the quantum field.  Why do we feel the need to go and do?  The compulsion to exert effort all the time.  Maybe it is the curse of diminishing relevance :  the idea that if you`re not out somewhere toiling away and being “useful” then you`re somehow peripheral and lesser.  In the new, post-2012 5D Earth, there is no struggle, no striving, no chasing or clutching because that`s not how The Field of co-creativity operates.  We`re in a new matrix of higher-dimensional energy where less endeavour attracts greater manifestation.

Mercury Retrograde gives us a little nudge to have a re-think and review.  Re-assess our priorities.  Re-align with our Heart and our Truth.  Refine our choices.  Get clear about what really matters.  These cosmic influences greatly support introspection, release and resolution.

Anyway, I`ve got a rendezvous with the sofa …`til next time.

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Bogart & Bacall`s Healing Effect

This shot holds me spellbound, I love it so.  I`m currently having a large print framed for my new home and someone recently asked me what it was about this image that I found so arresting.  Where do I begin?  If Healing is equilibrium, inner harmony and coherence then I am Healing whenever I linger over this photograph.  To me, it has everything.

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The therapeutic effect of this image lies in its ability to pull me right into the present moment and because of the wash of peace that envelopes me as I gaze at it, as though I`m vicariously experiencing their rapture.  Beyond the palpable heat and urgency radiating off this pair this picture speaks to me of absolute presence.  There`s a timelessness to it because linear time does not exist within the frame – for these two right at this moment there`s no past and no future.  To my eyes and my heart-mind both she and he are in an expansive space of total availability to the now moment and all its vulnerability, creativity and unlimited potential.  This image could well be a pictorial representation of Eckhart Tolle`s `The Power Of Now`.  Looking at this pair I see heart energy clearly leading.  I see a deep knowing.  I see complete and unquestioning trust and a total absence of fear and doubt.  I see absolute surrender.  I see the remembrance of wholeness.  I see pure truth and it is sublime.

The gorgeous bit and the thing most special as I savour this shot is that we are privy to Bogart and Bacall`s fledgling love affair, one that would become a great Hollywood love story.  They famously fell in love on the set of this movie, 1944`s `To Have and Have Not`.  They aren`t feigning attraction for this photo – this is no masquerade for the camera.  The blazing passion of their embrace, their swoon of bliss – we know it is authentic.  Both she and he are home.

I also love the perpendicular line of her thick tresses, as though grounding the pair and somehow anchoring them in the physical plane, drawing them back down to earth from their lofty, loved-up limerence.

In this picture I`m​ seeing the representation of balanced creation.  I see symmetry in this sexy pair – a divine union of the demonstrated energetics of Masculine and Feminine, the contrary yet complementary and interconnected characteristics of yin and yang.  I`m witnessing a unity between the paradoxical.  The divine Feminine aspect within each calls to the sacred Masculine within the other so that there is no separation, instead a merge into unified wholeness.  The slow, deliberate, singular focus of the Masculine blends with the energized, brisk complexity of the Feminine.  His action meets her passivity, a fusing of intent with openness.  His divine Will, his commanding focus and drive toward manifestation mingles and melds with her flowing receptivity, creativity, understanding and ease.  She values and nurtures him and he supports her, giving her structure and stability.  It is an organic completion and deeply healing.

To me, this shot symbolizes the sheer beauty of truth and the curative power of Love.

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I Love Terri Irwin`s Truth

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Terri Irwin (2)It was so lovely watching Terri Irwin on television last week as she sat for Anh Do while he painted her portrait.  How refreshing it was to see a high profile woman of my age truly owning her years yet sadly it has become a rarity these days.

We share the same birth year, Terri and me, and the thing that resonated as I watched her was the expression of absolute truth, as though I was watching pure, unconditional love in action.  What I loved was her acceptance ;  her clear non-resistance to the march of time and its unmistakable signature imprinted into her symmetrical features.  It was so pleasing and reassuring to see a well known female face on-screen that sparkled with character and distinctive originality.

I was enthralled by her beautiful and expressive face, unworked and totally natural, vibrant, soft, open and receptive.  I would not want to speculate on Terri`s reasons for remaining work-free and I can only speak of what I saw :  a woman comfortable in her own skin, free from denial and insecurity, and gutsily defying societal and industry pressure to inject and fill and nip and tuck, all to erase the ravages of time.  Her lived experience, her every story, her choices, her challenges, her every victory, her every disappointment, her grief and her strength is right there, visible and worn with dignity.

Moreover, as I listened to her candid and generous interview her words, thoughts and feelings just seemed to have substance.  There was a trustworthiness and a compelling credibility to them because they poured forth from an unaltered and unspoilt face.  There was no diminution of the overall message because everything about Terri conveyed integrity.  To my eyes and my perception there were no pieces of Terri missing and I felt as though I was watching a woman who knows her true worth, a woman at deep ease with herself.  She chooses not to shackle her womanly value – her female power – to her physicality and the pursuit of an implausibly youthful appearance.

AgeingThe gift of Grace in growing older and gaining wisdom is a privilege yet in our youth-obsessed culture ageing is treated as a disease – a repugnant curse that needs to be concealed and repudiated as quickly as possible.  Here in pro-plastic Sydney where injectables and age-erasing procedures are seemingly de rigueur even amongst the Kardashian-inspired 20-somethings – the so-called “injectorati” – my unworked face, I have been told is considered a sign of neglect.  My lined 54 year old visage is likely viewed as disparate and passé​ in cosmopolitan Sydney, perhaps too rustic and unsophisticated and a little out-of-place in this aspirational town where style and chutzpah trump substance much of the time.  More troubling to me is the long-term damage these injected foreign substances might be doing to these young women.  Will we see more Parkinsons Disease in the coming decades?

Everything feels so disposable today with in-built obsolescence par for the course and I wonder if the increasingly broader cultural normalisation of cosmetic enhancements and procedures actually marginalises and tacitly deems irrelevant the unworked face?  I have the uneasy feeling that for older women in our culture the implied message is this :  without a worked face you`re simply not a contender.

Not that it is likely to change me.  I am pretty comfortable wearing my lived-in face and I`ll take truth over illusion, uniqueness over homogeneity, facial animacy over inert lifelessness any day.  Besides, I have Terri for company.  And Jerry.

I remember watching an interview on the ABC with Jerry Hall back in 2015 – the then 59 year old was due to begin a Sydney season playing Mrs Robinson in The Graduate – and I was captivated by her natural and lined face.  Here was a self-assured lady who evidently honoured her own stories and experiences and who carried them with pride.  She was so animated and alive, and her authenticity and allowance of the ageing process – her yield to it – was fabulous.  To my eyes she was disarmingly beautiful.  Here was a high-profile A-lister courageously defying the botox trend, unapologetically embracing the passage of time and wearing her years with regalness, love and absolute validation.  And she radiated sexiness too!

I salute Terri and Jerry for their difference.  I admire these women because at their core they know who they are.  Both are aligned with their truth.  I celebrate their self-respect, their self-love, their wholeness but most of all I love their determination and bravery to fly in the face of expectation and the crushing pressure to conform.

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