How You Can Change The World. Yourself.

What if you could change the world just with your thoughts.

“With our thoughts we make the world”, the Buddha said. It’s about vibration and thought is vibration. Is it possible? What if we have less negative thought in our lives and more positive thought, more optimistic thought, then maybe we can raise the vibration of the planet. Together. Because everything is vibration. What does it mean and how can we do it. Romancing your life and changing the world. It’s the title of my new inspiring autobiographical book with true world changing stories from my life. Read my small easy to read 104 page book to change the world with our thoughts.

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In what seems a lifetime ago a chance meeting with a Librarian who became a close friend opened a door that I found I couldn’t resist. Was there more to life than meets the eye? So began my own lifelong search for Truth. I tell the story of my meeting with the Librarian in the first chapter of this book. The following 17 chapters tell of unusual personal experiences that followed that reveal my quest to find it. As if I had opened the door to the answers I was seeking. Although I didn’t know it. A second evolution. The secret of Destiny. What our soul can tell us. The unknown cause of climate change. The ethical nature-affirming culture that’s already changing the planet for good. How we can change the world ourselves. All in easy-to-read bite-size chapters you can digest quickly.

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ABOUT ME. I’m an ex advertising award-winning copywriter who worked for some of the hottest ad agencies in Melbourne. I helped to launch Animal Liberation here and to start the annual Swiss-Italian Festa in a nearby spa resort. For over 10 years I ran my own freelance copywriting business in Melbourne. Today I’m an author living in a small fishing tourist village across the bay from the big city..

CONTENTS

1 The Young Man & The Librarian, 2 The Romance Of Life, 3 Meet the Five Of You, 4 What You Think Is What You Get, 5 The Secret Of Fire, 6 Does Destiny Play A Part In Our Fortunes, 7 The Young Man & The Receptionist, 8 Reverence For Life, 9 Your Rare Talent, 10 The Fourth Way, 11 The Truth About Soul Mates, 12 Your Soul’s Code, 13 A Second Evolution, 14 Parallel Lives, 15 How Permaculture Is Already Changing The World, 16 Are We Responsible For Our Own Health, 17 Could This Bold Economic Concept Change Our Society, 18 A Pocketful Of Miracles,

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Do you like romance, history and the paranormal. They’re all here in my new non-fiction book ‘The Great Regency Cover-Up’. Read more HERE.

Love and Peace.

Neil

How Can We Change The World (Sustainably)?

I tried to change the world back in the ’70s.
With reverence for Nature.
Sustainably.
It was called Permaculture.
It was a brilliant concept.
To create a permanent, self-sustaining, life-affirming culture.
A culture that respected the land beneath us.
I’ve written a book about this and other sustainable concepts to change the world.
Ideas we can all, individually as well as collectively, use right now.
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Permaculture is about working with
rather than against Nature.

Created over 40 years ago by two
academics from the University of Tasmania,
Prof. Bill Mollison and David Holmgren,
today it’s a successful worldwide
phenomenon that’s changing communities
and transforming lives.
Small communities are thriving where
before they were poverty stricken and failing.

Permaculture is greening the planet, a
little at a time, and I hope this social saviour
continues to change the world.

From whole communities to suburban
backyards it’s use of plants and clever design
principles is creating an intelligent solution to
the realistic use of Nature to enhance lives.
For years I’d been reading copies of the
‘Organic Gardening’ Magazine and studying
the principles of organic gardening, no-dig
gardening, chemical-free gardening and other
sustainable self-sufficient ways of living.
Then along came the new Permaculture
and I threw myself into learning about it.
I bought a copy of their new book
‘Permaculture One’.
I was there at their weekend workshop
in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria where I
sat with other enthusiasts including Professor
Bill Mollison, one of the founders, and the
Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Jim Cairns, who at
that time was leader of the new Down-to Earth
movement and was leading the record anti-Vietnam War protests in Melbourne.
We bought a cottage on an acre of land
near the town of Daylesford fully planning to
create my own Permaculture acre and move
in to live my own self-sustainable life off the grid.

My dream never happened. Then.
For a few years my peaceful cottage in
Victoria’s Central Highlands was my sanity
retreat from the stressful world of advertising
in Melbourne which was heading downhill to
eventual land me bankrupt.
I had to sell my Permaculture dream to
help finance my fast disappearing business.
I never recovered.
Fifty years later I feel the time has arrived to look again.
“The only ethical decision,” said Bill
Mollison,“ is to take responsibility for our own
existence and that of our children.”

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Love and Peace.

Neil.

Has the New Age come and gone?

What happened to the New Age of the ’60s and ’70s?

The so called New Age of Aquarius swept in like a hurricane.

I was quite carried away with the excitement of change.

Maybe that was just a kneejerk reaction, not the real deal.

And it seems like the New Age came and left just like a passing storm.

According to popular opinion, all the time the real New Age of Aquarius was only beginning.

Because the majority view is that astrologically the New Age has another 2,000 years to run its course.

So let’s relax and see it as just a small step into the water bearer sign of Aquarius and not a plunge into the deep end.

Today I want to step back and to look at the big picture.

I’d like to believe that together we can make a difference in the world even if only because the catch phrase and salutation we used then, “Love and Peace”, still has a few thousand years to make its mark.

So what happened in the ’60s and ’70s to sweep me away with change?

In the ’60s The Beatles arrived.

In 1970 Paul McCartney sang ‘Let It Be’.

In ’71 John Lennon sang ‘Imagine’.

His Moon was in Aquarius.

And in ’71 Don McLean released ‘Starry Starry Night’ about painter Vincent Van Gogh.

The adorable Muppets were born in the late ’60s and revolutionised children’s television.

I was one of five who launched Animal Liberation in the late ’70s to address animal cruelty and to promote free range farm products.

Today free range eggs make up 40% of all eggs sold in supermarkets in Australia compared to zero percent 50 years ago.

A win for cruelty to animals.

At the same time I felt like the world was coming to an end.

It didn’t.

I still remember the feeling of those times.

Chances are you probably don’t because most likely you weren’t born yet.

Bob Dylan sang that the ‘Times Are a-Changin’.

It was a time of marijuana and free love.

I wasn’t interested in either.

Yes, I was a long haired bearded hippie then.

At the same time I was a ‘respectable’ advertising copywriter.

(I worked for some of the hottest ad agencies in Melbourne.)

A group of us started a commune on 40 acres which fell flat on its face.

We were unprepared, under funded and undisciplined.

But it was very aquarian.

In the late ’70s I was the first official member of the new Permaculture Association started by two academics from the University of Tasmania.

Today Permaculture is a worldwide phenomenon.

I had plans to create a self-sufficient Permaculture acre and live off the grid.

It never happened.

In 1962 I learned Chakra Yoga and a unique healing relaxation technique from Australia’s first full time yoga teacher.

Margrit Segesman’s interest in breathing and relaxation techniques combined with an interest in the expansion of consciousness were subjects she had discussed with Carl Jung when they met in the 1920s.

He suggested she should take up the study of yoga and yogic philosophy.

After spending time in Indian ashrams, she found her guru at Rishikesh on the Tibetan border and spent about five years living in a cave as an ascetic.

I practiced her form of yoga, chakra balancing and relaxation every day for 50 years.

What, then, does the Aquarian Age stand for?

What does it mean?

Where is it going for the next 2,000 years?

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

That’s very Aquarian too.

Maybe together we can make a difference in the world.

Aquarius is about you too — and your life for the next 2,000 years.

Look for future posts.

Namaste.

Neil.

PS. Visit my author page here for my New Age books including the blockbuster ‘Man Steps Off Planet’.

I’ve Done Some Crazy Things In My Life.

I’ve swum at the nude beach on Fire Island off Long Island, New York, with a cute school teacher from New Jersey.

I’ve been to the Statue of Liberty.

I’ve known the delight of floating down the Grand Canal in Venice in a water taxi with an Italian nurse with the voice of Sophia Loren.

I helped to launch Animal Liberation here in Australia.

I was the first member of the Permaculture Association started in the 1970s by two academics from a Tasmanian (Australia) university.

It’s become a world phenomenon in the race to save the planet helping individuals and communities introduce a sustainable agriculture into their lives.

I was kicked off a commune a group of us started on 40 acres of land north of Melbourne in the 1970s for opposing questionable practices that would turn it into a religious sect.

I’ve sat with channels who’ve had books published of their words (for example, ‘Earth to Tao’ and ‘Tao to Earth’).

An article I wrote for a local newspaper about the Swiss-Italian gold miners who came to the Central Highlands goldfields in the 1850s was the inspiration for the annual ‘Hepburn Springs Swiss-Italian Festa’.

For a while I ran ‘The Springs Whole Health Group’ with monthly speakers on subjects ranging from hypnotherapy and reflexology to water divining and ley lines relating to health.

I’ve lived in a caravan parked by the roadside in a small country town in the Aussie bush where I became lovingly known as King of the Hippies.

On the side of a hill near a lake in the north of Italy I enjoyed an outdoor family feast of Italian food and wine served beneath a canopy of vines in a magical setting resembling a movie set.

I’ve run my own one-man freelance advertising copywriting business for over 10 years in Melbourne.

My first big ad presentation was at a week long client conference on the steamy tropical South Pacific island of Fiji.

How did I survive being left homeless, penniless, jobless and friendless when my business and I were declared bankrupt and I lost everything?

Before all of that I worked at the Melbourne office of the second largest ad agency in the world now known as McCann’s.

A campaign I created, wrote and produce for meat pies and donuts won an award at the annual National Television Society Awards in 1972.

I had a fairytale reunion with my 21 year-old daughter living on the famous Gold Coast of Australia.

I’ve been twice married, have 2 grown daughters and 3 adorable granddaughters.

I live now in a beautiful seaside resort town across the bay from the city of Melbourne where the Annual Mussel Festival and Annual National Celtic Festivals are held.

I’ve authored 4 books (not novels).

“Either write something worth reading,” wrote famous American author Ernest Hemingway, “or do something worth writing.”

I reckon that’s what I’ve done in my crazy life.

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Best wishes.

Neil