I also love the greenery, notably the trees - the wet schlerophyll (i.e., the rain forests) forests in particular.
I personally don't find the climate all that cold - I used to love making patterns in the winter frost on the grass when I was a kid - with bare feet, but it was cold enough to enjoy a fire: the warmth on one side, the chill on the other ... which I will come back to.
I became even less susceptible to the cold when I was regularly using Lobsang Rampa's breathing exercises for staying warm. In fact, I eventually stopped doing those exercises regularly, largely because of the problems I am going to write about here.
And those problems are:
that Melburnians over heat themselves in winterThe problem is that too many Melburnians:
- look outside and see grey conditions, and THINK that therefore it must be cold (sometimes it can actually be warm, but these people are so out of touch with themselves and their feelings that they don't realise they're experiencing emotions more than temperature), and therefore they dress warmly;
- however, they think they also have to heat rooms (especially if they're dieting, and thus their body is struggling to warm itself);
Now, having done all that, if they subsequently remove one of those steps, their skin temperature drops from super-heated to just over-heated, and they consider that they must be getting cold, so they re-double their efforts to heat themselves - and anyone else who suffers their efforts.
This is all incredibly stupid, damaging to the environment (because of the resources used to accomplish said heating), and shows the stupidity of being out of touch with oneself and Nature.
A few points, dear Melburnians, to consider:
- what is considered to be hot or cold depends on our history: come inside from a cold day, and you may consider a room that others, coming from perhaps hotter rooms, find cold actually warm - until you get used to that temperature;
- we are actually dynamic creatures: change is often good for us, and it can be invigorating to experience changes of temperature - as Scandinavians and "ice-bergers" have known for millennia;
- we can also enjoy different temperatures at the same time - I personally like my back and legs to be warmer, with the rest of me colder; and
- above all else, our PERCEPTIONS are coloured by our EMOTIONS.
May the best in me, my Higher Self,
and those of the Clear Light who assist me,
help me to keep myself grounded, centred and shielded,
to be Balanced and a Fulcrum of Balance,
a centre of Balanced Positivity and Spiritual Maturity,
with my aura continuously cleansed, cleared and closed,
repelling all negative or unwanted energies,
whilst allowing positive, balancing and healing energies in and through.
- All of the above - and this blog - could be wrong, or subject to context, perspective, or state of spiritual evolution ...