a bird in flight

a bird in flight that leaves no trace –
the touch of knowing does not grab,
but leaves things as they are

traceless bird –
to know you,
& leave you as you are

Source

“Like a bird in flight that leaves no trace, the touch of knowing does not grab but leaves things as they are.” (p 14.).

Puhakka, Kaisa. (2000). An invitation to authentic knowing. In Tobin Hart, Peter L Nelson & Kaisa Puhakka (Eds.), Transpersonal knowing: Exploring the horizon of consciousness. (pp. 11-31). New York: NY. State University of New York Press.

transpersonal: a personal definition

trans•per•son•al 

(trænsˈpɜr sə nl)

1. extending beyond or transcending the personal. 

My hand is stiff and clammy from gripping the phone. I take a deep breath & I wonder, ‘what is like to be her?’

2. being or involving an altered state of consciousness. 

That afternoon, sitting on the front step beside an empty tab of Panadeine Forte & the dregs of a beer I feel the gut punch of her rage, loneliness, & fear. From miles & years away I hear her voice, quiet and calm like I have never known her to be: I do the best I can Rowy. That’s all I can do. 

Source 

transpersonal. (2010). Random House Kernerman Webster’s College dictionary. Retrieved from https://www.thefreedictionary.com/transpersonal

our sun

1.

at the

heart of our

solar system, a

yellow dwarf star, a

hot ball of

glowing gases

2.

its

gravity

holds the

solar system

together –

keeping

everything from the

biggest planets to the

smallest particles of debris in

its

orbit

3.

the sun

orbits the

center of the

milky way galaxy,

bringing the

planets,

asteroids,

comets and

other objects

along

4.

connections and

interactions

between

the sun and

earth

drive our

seasons,

ocean currents,

weather,

climate,

radiation belts and

aurorae

5.

the sun

made

life on earth possible,

providing the

warmth and

energy that

forms the

basis of many

food chains

6.

the sun and the

rest of the

solar system

formed from a

giant, rotating cloud of

gas and

dust, a

solar nebula about

4.5

billion

years

ago

7.

our sun accounts for

99.8% of the

mass of the

entire solar system

8.

the sun will

someday

run out of

energy

9.

when

the sun

starts to die, it

will swell so

big that it

will engulf

mercury and venus and

maybe even

earth

found poem from beautiful original material retrieved from the NASA website in 2017. NASA. Sun: In depth. https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/sun/indepth

Youth Workers Wanted

We are recruiting dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic
Youth Workers.

This is a
casual position with the
possible opportunity to continue on an ongoing basis.

Shifts include days evenings sleepovers and weekends.

You will be required to assist clients under
child safety orders, with
complex care needs and
trauma based illness. Some may display
high challenging behaviours such as
self-harm,
suicidal ideation,
drug and alcohol dependencies and
absconding.

You will provide
high quality support that
addresses client needs and
enhances independence, abilities, community participation and
quality of life.

This is a
casual position with the
possible opportunity to continue.

You will be required to transport clients in your own vehicle.

To be considered for the role you must have

2 relevant references within the Youth Sector
12 months (+) paid experience in a residential care setting
Proven experience supporting youths in crisis
Ability to engage effectively with all different personalities
Ability to manage challenging situations as they arise
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Commit to a variety of shifts
Cert IV in Youth Work
Drivers licence
Own reliable transport
Comprehensive car insurance
First aid certificate
CPR Certificate
Manual Handling Certificate
Blue card
Yellow card and a
Smartphone to accept shifts and manage timesheets on our app.

This is a
casual position.

Benefits

Flexible working hours
Use our app, you’ll never miss a shift
Opportunity to increase your experience
We are the leading recruiter of healthcare in Australia
Rewards: gain points for client feedback. Transfer points to the
Qantas Frequent Flyer program! Travel the world.
24 hour support from a dedicated team
Manual handling course – free of charge to successful candidates

a
casual position.

Apply Today

A rewarding career awaits!
If you are interested please apply online.

***
casual employee has no guaranteed hours of work, usually works irregular hours, doesn’t get paid sick or annual leave and can end employment without notice [and have employment ended without notice], unless notice is required by a registered agreement, award or employment contract.
Fair Work Australia.

anxious

A small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by a[n]… object dropping into it [1].
here i am. dropping stones
A disturbance or variation which travels through a medium [2].
disturbing my medium. dropping stones

References

  1. Ripple. Retrieved 23 November, 2016 from:  https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=ripple%20definition
  2. Wave. Retrieved 23 November, 2016 from:  https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=wave+definition
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