Return to paradise – Mind
Part 2 of the Jimboomba Trilogy
When Luurnpa had flown away after their enlightening chat, Cooinda went to the kitchen to rehydrate himself. After downing two glasses of water he went to the bathroom for a shower. For a couple of years now, he had the habit of ending his showers with cold water. This stimulated the circulation of blood, his metabolism and physical regeneration. It also enhanced his consciousness and sharpened his senses. All in all, it was a physical and mental purification that enabled him to feel a deep connection with his soul, the essence of what he really was. After his shower, Cooinda got dressed and had a light breakfast with some fruit. Then he made himself a cup of coffee and went outside to the verandah.
Nature Sounds – Australian Forest Birdsong with Magpies
As he sat there with both hands clamped around the warm cup, sipping his coffee, he drifted off into the past to his childhood days, long before the beginning of his self-purification. As he did so, his heart began to overflow with warm tender memories of his dad. His memories were presented to his mind’s eye in a virtual 3D film in which he was participating as if he was reliving these special moments. His dad was bowling a tennis ball to him as he stood there in the backyard holding the white cricket bat that his dad had bought when he found out about Cooinda’s interest in the sport. In what felt like a slow motion replay, Cooinda turned his hips, bringing the bat into motion to make contact with the ball at exactly the right moment. The ball was sent past his dad, where it bounced with a loud thud against the door of the old dunny that now served as a garden shed. “Yeahh!” Cooinda shouted, laughing, “That was a six, Dad!” His dad joined in and shouted: “Well done!”
Looking back on these moments, Cooinda did not feel deeply emotional. All he felt, was a deep feeling of love for his parents. He smiled gratefully for the fruits of his labour. He returned to his memories and found himself standing in a paddock with a herd of brahman cows that stared at him with their big, brown, gentle looking eyes, as he opened the gate for his dad who sat behind the wheel of the Land Cruiser. He loved going on trips like these with his dad who worked as a geologist, and he considered himself very lucky to spend time together with his dad and at the same time imagine he was an explorer venturing into the wild to discover places and animals that no one had ever seen before.
“Hmm,” Cooinda sighed gratefully as he thought about the fact that animals no longer lived in captivity. In his childhood, he had been to several rodeos in the ‘beef capital of Queensland’ as his town was often called, and every visit evoked mixed feelings. He loved the excitement as well as the courage of the ringers who rode bareback on bulls and horses, but at the same time, he felt sorry for the animals because they were locked up in pens and forced to participate in such a barbaric practice against their own free will. Luckily, this had changed. Animals all over the world had been released. That is to say that the cages, stables, sheds and paddocks had been opened, so that the animals were free to go. Zoo animals were released back into the wild or taken in by sanctuaries if they were unable to fend for themselves. Many pets and farm animals stayed though because they knew of no other life than of that with humans. This was not a problem, as all farms applied permaculture and regenerative farming, in which animals lived a natural life and played a vital part in the ecosystem. In this ecosystem, humans no longer ate animals but lived on a plant-based diet instead. As a consequence, human health was improving and humankind was creating a healthy environment for all living beings.
As he flew southwards towards one of the major cities on this great southern land, Luurnpa looked down on what used to be a paddock. The herd of shorthorns still lived there and even though the fences had been dismantled, they rarely roamed far from the place that felt like home. The owners of this former cattle station were facilitating Nature to restore the paddock and the surrounding fields to their natural state. The results here and on farms all over the word, in such a short time, were astonishing. Fields were no longer ploughed, animals that grazed there manured the soil, which, as a result, was teeming with fungi and other benevolent organisms. Because of this, the soil was beginning to loosen up and come alive again. The rich, loose soil produced better crops that were not sprayed with pesticide but protected by various insects and birds instead, thereby stimulating natural pollination.
The regenerated soil also prevented erosion and flooding. And along with the existing and new trees, they absorbed the carbon they needed and helped to attract rainclouds. As a result, there were no more droughts and there was plenty of food and other resources for everyone. This new approach to farming enabled the land to continually regenerate by itself and support a great diversity in flora and fauna. This made people realize that Nature was not weak or vulnerable and neither was humankind. Everyone and everything had a role to play in line with the plan of the greater whole that was being carried out through Nature. This was extended to the urban areas. Worldwide, towns and cities were also transforming and undergoing many beneficial changes in the process.
When he finally reached the city, Luurnpa flew to a beautiful botanic garden and made himself comfortable on the branch of a magnificent white gum. There he observed the humans strolling through the garden that the rest of the city was beginning to resemble with its ever expanding vegetation. He smiled at the memory of what had taken place only recently all over the world. People had stopped investing in huge corporations and started funding small companies, cooperatives and local and regional initiatives. Consequently, multinationals and other huge corporations were taken over by the people who worked there. Businesses no longer operated for profit but for the benefit of the communities where they were based. Self-owned businesses and other small businesses began to collaborate more or formed cooperatives. Gradually, the economy was becoming an economy that was run by the people for the people, and that provided every single person with everything they needed and more. Luurnpa knew that this would inevitably lead to a society without money and less work where people provided for each other. Everyone would be doing things that matched their talents and interests, thereby making things more efficient and less time consuming. This meant there would be more time left for personal development and transformation.
This was facilitated by a new form of government, where governments were no longer referred to as governments, but as facilitative committees, as they no longer governed and dictated, but facilitated the needs of the people instead. These facilitative committees carried out the plans made by local communities. The people who worked for the facilitative committees represented not only the communities where they lived, but all of the communities in a particular region. To this end, they were not elected but selected by the communities themselves through a job application. Because of this, there were no more political parties, which in the past, had only served their own needs and were thereby susceptible to corruption and ego driven decision-making. Humankind had definitely taken a huge step in self-purification, Luurnpa concluded.
Still sitting in his box under the house, Billy looked back on his day at school, and in particular, the peanut butter sangas that he had had for lunch. Maybe I should ask Mum if I can have something different tomorrow, he said to himself, as once again the peanut butter had dried out because of the heat by the time it was lunch break. His mum often suggested putting something else on his sandwiches, but being a massive peanut butter fan, he rarely did so. Little did he know, that later on in life, he would realize what the real reason was. The fact that his mum gave him peanut butter regardless of what she suggested, symbolized her love for him, especially as she had a hard time feeding him anyway. He ate very little and to his mum it seemed as if he was living on thin air. Surprisingly enough, he grew rapidly and was as happy and healthy as any other boy his age.
“Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he,” Billy sang, “laugh kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra, gay your life must be.” He loved singing this song because he loved kookaburras and he loved hearing them make their laughing sound in the morning. The kookaburras made him feel happy and helped to cheer him up when he needed it. He knew that they were birds with strong family bonds who lived and worked together in small groups and took it in turns to care for their offspring. They were also renowned snake killers.
Billy had learned the kookaburra song at school. He thought school was okay. He liked his teacher, who was very kind to him and the other children, but there was something about school that he did not like at all. After giving it some more thought, he put his finger on it. He did not like the fact that he and his classmates had to do what someone else told them to. They had to sit up straight all day and pay attention, even if what was being told did not interest them or if their minds were occupied by something else. It felt like others had taken control over him and his life. He hated that. He also hated corporal punishment. A shiver ran down his spine when he remembered the deputy principal repeatedly caning one of the boys in his class on the palms of both hands. Tears of anger and powerlessness welled up in Billy’s eyes as he vividly remembered the tears rolling down the boy’s cheeks. How could people be so cruel?
As tears rolled down his cheeks, Billy began humming while shaking his head and legs. The vibration that his caused, helped him to calm down and eventually, his mind wandered off again.
“Take a deep breath and breathe out again, dear little Billy,” he heard a voice say.
It was a very warm, gentle and familiar sounding man’s voice. Billy did not recognize who the voice belonged to, but it felt very comforting, almost as if he was at home in a place that was different from the home that he lived in. Especially when he began breathing in and out very deeply like the voice asked him to. It was then that he realized that he did not recognize the place that he was in at the moment. At first, he assumed that he was on another planet. A very green world with an abundance of lush vegetation and all kinds of birds and other animals that moved about freely. He recognized many of these, which made him wonder if maybe he actually was on planet Earth after all.
“What you see here, is the Earth in the near future,” the voice said.
“Where are all the people?” Billy asked.
“They’re here alright. Look closely, Billy.”
“WOW,” Billy gasped when he looked again.
Through the trees, he saw houses and other buildings on streets lined with shrubs and trees and other plants. People and animals moved about and made contact with each other. Some of the people picked fruit from the trees or drank water from a public drinking fountain. Now and then, a vehicle that looked like a mini spacecraft whizzed by. Then his attention was drawn to a small group of kids his own age and a large number of grown-ups of different ages sitting in a circle in the grass in the shade of a beautiful flowering jacaranda.
“That’s a primary school class,” the voice explained. “The children are telling the teachers what they would like to do today and what they want to learn.”
“That sounds great,” Billy said, smiling with enthusiasm.
“It is. Here there are as many teachers as there are children and the activities that the children undertake are based on the children’s own needs. In this experience-based type of education, each child learns at their own pace and develops their own personal talents in such a way that they can use these to the best of their ability. You see, Billy, all of the information you need, can be found deep down inside. You only need to listen to your heart to activate the wisdom that is already present.”
“I wish my school was like that,” Billy sighed longingly.
“It could be if you really wanted it to.”
“What do I have to do?” Billy asked with an inquisitive look on his face.
“All you have to do, is imagine what it would feel like if your school was already like that.”
“I can do that.”
“You sure can, Billy. But remember, your imagination will only help you to create what you desire if it comes from the heart. If it comes from the heart, you will believe it deep inside. Believing is seeing.”
“Isn’t it the other way round?”
“That’s what people would like you to believe, but believe me, anything that you believe in and I mean anything, even the things you don’t like, will appear in your life in one form or another.”
Billy thought a while about what he had just heard and could not help feeling a bit confused. The voice sensed this.
“Whatever you do, Billy, take your time. Just let it sink in for a while. Whatever you need will reveal itself in due time. In the meantime, pay attention to your senses. They will tell you whether you’ve been listening to your heart or to your mind instead.”
Billy nodded and surprised himself by saying: “I spy with my little eye.”
“Exactly. You spy with your mind’s eye. When you listen less to what other people say and listen more to your heart, like you used to when you were younger, your heart will feed your mind and you will start to see more clearly and purely. You will look beyond the form and see the essence.”
Billy did not fully comprehend what the voice meant, but sensed he would find out soon enough. With a deep sigh, he let it go for now.
“You’re a fast learner. By breathing out like that, you released the old and are open to the new. I wouldn’t worry if I were you. You’ll be right.”
With these final words the voice disappeared. Billy was just about to leave too, when his attention was caught by a man stepping into a car that looked out of place and at the same time would have looked very modern on the roads of the town where he lived. For a few moments that felt like eternity, they looked each other in the eye. Then Billy felt his heart twitch and in that same instant he returned to his everyday reality in the box.
“Hmm,” Cooinda said with a glowing feeling in his heart, as he got into his car after his meeting with a client. His brief visual encounter with the little boy standing on the other side of the road by the jacarandas still occupied his mind. Where had he seen him before? Too bad that the glaring rays of the sun reflecting from his car roof had prevented him from getting a good look at the boy’s face. And it all happened so quickly. One moment the boy was there and the next moment he was gone. Cooinda decided to let it be and focused on the trip back home. Cooinda was a self-employed communication professional who helped businesses, such as cooperatives, and other organizations to define their purpose and to set up and carry out new projects that helped to advance people, the communities they lived in and society in general.
Cooinda was very grateful for his job and the way in which he worked together with his clients. He realized that these were the fruits of his labour over many years and his conscious decision just over a year ago to no longer let his mind determine his decisions and choices and let his heart do the talking instead. It had been very difficult at times, as old habits die hard, but he had persevered and taken note of and acted upon the messages of his heart that came to him via his senses and from his body. The aches, pains and injuries which he knew always had an energetic or spiritual cause besides the physical and mental causes. His real breakthrough had come from paying attention to the injuries and ailments on the left side of his body. The left side of the human body corresponded with the right brain, and in turn, the right brain corresponded with qualities such as sensitivity, intuition, overview, collaboration and creativity. By further developing these qualities, he became more and more aligned with his heart, thereby raising his energetic frequency. His frequency attracted people in the same frequency band, who he could collaborate with to fulfil his purpose in life, which was to live and connect from the heart.
The people who he had a working relationship with, were often people who had a business that developed and applied new technology from a higher consciousness and in alignment with Nature. They belonged to a rapidly growing worldwide group of pioneers who used what Nature provided. Increasingly, new durable plant-based raw materials were used to create everything people needed to function, such as food, medicine, fabrics, furniture, houses, production plants, machinery, telecommunication devices and transportation methods, to name but a few. One of the things that Cooinda was particularly interested in was transport, seeing that this was one of the things that had weighed heavily on the environment before. People cycled or took a high-speed monorail when travelling within or between urban areas. Outside the cities and large towns and in rural areas, many people like Cooinda still travelled by car, although more and more people began using a new type of aircraft that was a cross between a hovercraft and a spacecraft. There were larger aircraft that flew long distance or between continents and for the transportation of heavy freight.
To Cooinda, the most important innovation of all was the use of something that was discovered, or most likely rediscovered, in the 20th century by a quantum physicist, scientist and inventor called Nikola Tesla. This thing was free energy that was created from thin air by means of a magnetic field. This free energy was freely and unlimitedly available to everyone on the planet and was rapidly replacing outdated power sources, such as hydrogen, electricity, solar energy, nuclear power, biomass and fossil fuels. Cooinda was certain that, very soon, free energy would power every vehicle, machine, building and device without disrupting the environment. At the same time, he sensed that in the near future, humankind would take this innovation to a far higher level. Humankind had gotten this far by no longer focusing on sustainability, and focusing on transformation and regeneration instead. Cooinda had once read that the verb ‘to sustain’ came from the Latin verb ‘sustinere’, which literally meant ‘to hold down’. Holding down and constantly attempting to control with the mind had created the old system that humankind had been trapped in for centuries. Now humankind was releasing control and going with the flow of life. At long last, its heart beat as one with the heart of the Earth.
Nature Forest Sounds, Australian Tropical Rainforest, Birds and Wildlife Sounds
Symbolism and terminology:
1. Jimboomba: An Aboriginal word, meaning ‘paradise on Earth’. There is also a town in Queensland, Australia by the name of Jimboomba, originally spelled: ‘Gimboomba’, which is a Gungingin word, meaning ‘place of loud thunder and little rain’.
2. Luurnpa: The Walpiri word for the red-backed kingfisher that is found throughout Australia.
3. Kingfisher symbolism: Connection between the spiritual world and the material world; peace; prosperity; abundance; communication; expression; focus; a sign that you are on the right path.
4. Yabby: A small Australian freshwater crayfish.
5. Laughing Kookaburra: One of four species of tree kingfishers native to Australia, often referred to as the ‘breakfast bird’ because of its habit of making a loud laughing noise in the morning. Kookaburras symbolize happiness, the bright side of life, family, good parenting, loyalty, unity, humour, healing, cheekiness.
6. Cooinda: An Aboriginal word, meaning ‘a happy place’.
7. Green tree frog symbolism: A message to deal with your feelings as feeling enables you to grow; awakening; transformation; abundance; alignment with our highest calling; transition from one reality or dimension into another.
8. Billy: Billy or Bill is a short form of the name William.
9. Wandjina: Rain and cloud spirits.
10 The Wet: The Australian wet season, which lasts from November until April and is characterized by high temperatures, high humidity, heavy rainfall and a high chance of cyclones.
11. Dunny: An Australian word for toilet.
12. To hit for six: A cricket term for a hit that reaches the boundary without first striking the ground, scoring six runs.
13. Ringer: A ringer or stockman is the Australian equivalent of a cowboy.
14. White gum, also known as mountain white gum: A species of eucalyptus, called eucalyptus dairympleana
15. Sanga: Australian slang for sandwich
16. Educate: From the Latin word ‘educare’, meaning ‘to lead out’, hence education: leading out of what is inside.
17. Jacaranda Mimosifolia: A tree, originally from South America, that is now found along the east coast and south west coast of Australia. It flowers abundantly with lilac blooms and symbolizes: wisdom, rebirth, wealth and visionary dreams.
18. Banana symbolism: Health, wealth, fertility
19. Jungay: An Aboriginal, word meaning ‘west wind’.
20. Billabong: An Australian term for an isolated pond left behind after a river changes course or after heavy rainfall. The word comes from the Wiradjuri term ‘bilaban’, meaning: ‘a watercourse that only runs after rain’.
21. Balga: There are 66 species of balga grass plant, also known as balga or grass tree, all of which are endemic to Australia. Balga grass plants flower prolifically after bushfires and therefore symbolize purification and regeneration.
22. Yakka: Yakka or yacker is an Australian term for work. It derives from the word ‘yaga’ in the Yagara language, meaning ‘to work’.
23. Coolibah: A species of eucalyptus, called eucalyptus coolibah.
Images Part 2:
‘Stradbroke Island’ by Rebekah House on Freeimages
‘Outback Australia’ by Jimity Cricket on Freeimages
‘Cow’ by Sandid on Pixabay
‘Dirt Road’ by Kathy B Photos on Pixabay
‘Board’ by Shutterbug75 on Pixabay
‘Bird’ by Chesna on Pixabay
‘Jacaranda’ by Patty Jansen on Pixabay
‘Subaru’ by Photoman on Pixabay
‘Monorail’ by paulbr75 on Pixabay
‘Ayer’s Rock’ by Flo K on Pixabay