Kia ora friends
The decision to move to Level 2 in New Zealand has allowed our books to move again. Having lived in our bubble of two for seven weeks we are delighted to say hello again. While the world in crisis has been with us day after day, those who put themselves on the line to heal others, sometimes at the cost of their lives, gave us hope.
Lockdown forced us to pause, to think about family, friends, work, careers, about where our lives were going. And to connect and reconnect and consider what really matters.
During lockdown I received emails from some who read Beyond the Boundaries of Time and discovered my stories and journeys often overlapped their own. Their lives were full of parallels, circumstances, events and a pull to people and places that mirrored my own.
Their fascination prompted me to reflect on pivotal moments that shaped my life. That sent me back twenty years to 2000 when we took my books to North America and Europe. I was overwhelmed by the sheer size of the populations that spilled across those very urbanized lands. On arriving in the USA, I exclaimed to an American friend, a physicist of some renown… I see no way to reach anyone within such crowds!
He thought about this, smiled and said… Don’t become lost in the crowds. You are only trying to find your family.
With those words he defined my work. Those who are drawn to it, who gather close, are in a very real sense part of a universal family that simply understands. They do not number in millions, in fact are quite few, but they matter because in them heart, mind and spirit join.
So, the co-incidences and parallels are at some level beyond my understanding, but at another utterly complete and perfect.
Wherever you are, be safe and remember we journey as a family that knows no bounds. Be all you are born to be.
Arohanui from Barry and Cushla.
Please Note: While here in NZ we are able to receive orders and post out books again Covid-19 has caused world-wide disruption to mail services. Please be aware that this means delivery may take longer than usual both within NZ and internationally