Posts Written ByMegan Williams

The Last Priestess of Avalon

Genre:  Historical Drama Logline: A High Priestess of Avalon must find a way to ensure the safety of the Grail and her people’s ancient bloodline of the Light, against a medieval bishop’s desire to destroy their culture and take the grail for himself. Synopsis: Three archaeologists discover a mysterious grail and jar of papyrus scrolls under the Sphinx in Egypt.   Through reading these scrolls, the lead archaeologist learns of the story of the last priestess of Avalon – VIVIANE, written by her daughter ZARA. As narrator, Zara tells of the priestesses’ guardianship of the grail, their ancient bloodline and the philosophy of the Light, which they share with their brothers, the Knights of the Brotherhood of the Light.  We are told of the last days of this society, as the priestesses move to ensure they can prevail in the wider world off Avalon. Set in 708 a.d., the priestesses’ find their lives at risk due to the desires of the medieval bishop ALDHELM. He wants to Christianize his part of Britain, using his cousin KING INE, the Anglo Saxon warlord to assist him. King Ine is not aware Aldhelm secretly wants to kill the priestesses or run them off Avalon, to gain possession of the Grail, so it may be given to Rome for his own glorification. In a context of drought and food shortage, Aldhelm also enlists the support of starving villagers by feeding them. They terrorize the priestesses. Attacks on Avalon send early signs the tides are turning…

Zucchini Tossers

I continued to stare at him until he noticed himself. He had so incensed me with his zucchini tossing. I stood behind this Anglo Saxon retiree and watched him apply his vast underutilized intellect to the job of selecting six zucchinis from what was a stellar bunch of vegetables. They were the nicest zucchinis I’d seen in years. This did not satisfy him, because from a basket of probably thirty or so, he knew there was still six that could be considered the cream of the crop. And he was bound to have them for himself. He turned each one over, examined it precisely and then if rejected, would toss it violently to the back of the basket. After the sixth zucchini, I did my cool albeit with a sugary voice and plastered smile. “Excuse me. You do realize when you reject the zucchini so violently, it damages them for the next person, don’t you? What you are doing is very selfish.” “Oh I’m sorry!” he said in an equal disingenuous voice. He stopped tossing at this point and decided to not take me on, but rather do with whatever he had selected. He then ‘grumped’ a little (that’s a disempowered and half-swallowed grumble) and took off. I really notice zucchini tossers. They drive me nuts. Society is full of them. You know those people who just have to be at the top of the heap and have the best for themselves. They ensure they have access to finest this…

Addicted To My Potential

So my doctor asks me if I have any addictions. “Yeah!”, I say. “Sugar. And my own potential.” I’m at my doctor today. We’ve known each other for ten years. We’re having a conversation about Copper dominance – that is when your Copper is too high in relation to your Zinc. Copper is considered the ‘feminine mineral’ and it’s really good thing to have in the right measure. We’ll save that conversation for another day. Suffice to say for now, too much Copper can cause depression, behavioural issues, addictions etc and it seems mine is a little too high! So my doctor asks me if I have any addictions. “Yeah!”, I say. “Sugar. And my own potential.” He looked at me strangely. I continue: “I recognised a few years back I am addicted to realising my own potential. I have this relentless desire to manifest my soul’s purpose during this lifetime.”  I explain this to my doctor and immediately his eyes go wide. Then he asks “Is that a problem then?” “Well, yes it is if you can’t enjoy the moment; ever feel complete or satisfied with what you’ve achieved; when you’re always questing towards some future moment in time when life will look like a moving picture of your divine self. (Hear the angels sing at this point!).” So that stopped him asking any more about my addictions! The Soul Can Be Relentless The soul can be relentless in pushing you to be your true self. We assume because…

And Then We Have Fun

To all the volunteers, healers, peacekeepers, Red Cross water bearers, journalists, medical staff, counsellors, preachers, and soldiers – I bring you close to my heart and wish you this: Humanitarians of the world, I wish you at least 72 hours of joy, ecstasy, fun and love wherever you are. Not the type that just happens, but the type you invoke for yourself. Have fun and be the light. It’s the best weapon against the darkness. “And Then We Have Fun” – Vivi Waters So lay down your cares for they can wait. Go out there and grab some fun, whatever that looks like where you are. Show your light by simply being joyous. Comfort yourself by knowing you can touch joy for at least a few seconds today and let that energy resonate to fill the season. You will always be able to touch light, no matter how much darkness surrounds you. That is because you are the light. With great thanks and much love, Vivi Waters

Give Yourself The Greatest Gift – Expand Your Identity

I’m not a cat person! I held this sense of identity for years, almost like a badge of honour. “I don’t like cats! They’re so indifferent.” (I had a whole range of excuses to back up my identity). Layered behind that were many reasons for holding myself closed, including unresolved grief over losing my last two pets and lacking confidence that I could handle more responsibility on top of two children. All sounds perfectly reasonable, right! So I kept telling myself. Then along came Pixie. It was 7pm on a Saturday night, sitting in the middle of the bush in our weekend sheds. “Meow”. We had a visitor. Pixie the stray cat. Over the next week that it took to find her owner, we fell in love. She was such lovely company for me as I worked at my desk. The room was alive with energy every time I walked in and was greeted warmly by her. With that small bit of company, it seemed easier to spend time at my desk and there was always someone to bounce ideas off; and yes, she always concurred! My creativity flourished. I was sad to let go of Pixie. The ‘non-cat person’ had proved to herself she could take care of a cat and loved doing it. My sense of identity had expanded through circumstance and I allowed myself to bring something new into my life, albeit just a cat. Pixie bought so many gifts to this family and she was certainly divine intervention. But this…

The Top 10 Ways To Avoid Creating Something In Your Life

Here it is, my straight-up-and-down list of the best ways to avoid creating something new, something fabulous, something you want in your life: Doing what you think you should be doing. Caring about the opinions of others. Indulging in negative emotions such as fear, resentment and envy. Worrying about the outcome. Hiding from your shadow – it takes an extraordinary amount of energy to avoid seeing your natural human failings. Not caring for your energy with stress management, grounding and centering etc. Keeping busy, busy, busy. Overstepping your boundaries and getting involved in other’s lives. Over-giving and not allowing yourself to receive. Indulging in addictions – TV, retail, and the daily news. These are some of the more less-obvious ones and I’m sure you can think of a few more! Well, that’s the biggies I see when I consult with people who are looking to get the ‘edge’ on themselves and achieve creative outcomes in their lives.  They are so easy to spot in others; I’m a master at them all! These sophisticated avoidance mechanisms can rob you of the time and energy for being with yourself and creating the outcomes you desire.  Some are hard to diagnose in yourself and mask themselves as duty, responsibility or even “oh well, this is how it is”.  Uncovering them is a process of asking of yourself a simple one-word question “Really?”

The ‘Me Time’ Challenge

An excellent way to kick-start the journey to coming home to your creative self is to engage in this fun and creative process for self-discovery. It will blow away the cobwebs and get your creativity and empowerment going. I call it Me Time. ‘Me time’ is a process to get you back into relationship with yourself. Losing touch can easily happen as we go about our daily lives forgetting ourselves, our passions, our preferences and basically, getting lost in the busyness of life.  If you would like to get back in relationship with yourself, you may like to try this.  Here are the guidelines: 7 days straight. No extra work outside of 40 hours of paid employment, food gathering and preparing, child and pet maintenance! No extra duties such as P&C committee, bookwork, saving a friend, organising family events. 30 minutes per day on meditation, introspection, staring at the garden, or just sitting, followed by: 30 minutes of journaling on what came up for you. This should involve hand on page, no stopping, conscious stream of thought. Day 7 – review the week. You will know what to do, even if it’s “do it again for another week”! This technique provides a framework for you to let go of all the peripheral stuff that can keep us busy and make the space for your inner voice to come through. If you miss a day, don’t stop. Just add another day on the end. You may come to love this precious 60…

Imagination Creates The Future

“People can spend so much mental energy ruminating over the past or worrying about the future, they allow no room for their imagination to create their future”.  This little gem came to me while washing my hair yesterday.  I was twenty minutes into my day and noticing my thoughts move into ego and start to ruminate over an event from the day before. Thoughts and imagination are two different things, I suppose.  One is rational, critical, specific and the other is creative, free and without boundaries, if we let it.  And yep, I’m talking about imagination here. Imagination is our default mode in childhood.  Our mental energy is used to think beautiful things, daydream, and create make-believe worlds where all is well.  At what age do we become so caught up in our thoughts?  Who taught us that thinking ‘stuff’ would fix the past and make us right, or control the future.  Its so bogus.  Decades of thinking and thinking seems to have me no further ahead.  It gives me an illusion of doing something useful, but the results are questionable. My greatest progress happens when I allow my imagination to take the floor, pushing aside rational thoughts that take the form of planning, rumination, judgement and supposed review, (read ‘fault-finding’!).  Like a prima donna hogging the limelight, this kind of thinking tends to hold the floor and block our imagination.  Thinking stops the creative flow of something that might take us outside the box to higher ground, all the…

Knowing When Your Plot is Stuck

Its Saturday night. Video, chocolate and a cup of tea. Fifteen minutes into the movie, the plot is not moving along. My hubby starts to fidget and shift in his chair. I begin to sigh with the anticipation of potentially another Saturday night without decent entertainment. The main character lacks self awareness.  The screenwriter overindulges in character introspection and erroneous scenes. Two hours later – unsatisfying ending with no progression of the character or real resolution. Bob is still Bob! How finely tuned we all are as experienced movie viewers. We can feel a stuck plot within minutes. Oh, how lovely it would be if we could recognise our own stuck plot as easily. Sometimes it is the persistent dull sense of apathy that alerts us to our own life stalling; our evolution giving way to our own version of character introspection – becoming self conscious; or erroneous scenes – allowing our energy to dissipate in fifty different directions. Sometimes we get the gentle nudge of a friend, and sometimes, a universal smack upside the head in the form of job loss, crumbling relationships or businesses. This is the universe’s dramatic mechanism for shifting our plot along. It doesn’t wait for us to recognise when we are stuck. It just tips us forward out of our comfy seat. Of course we can avoid the nasty jolt by becoming more sensitive to our own stuckness. Recognise your lack of evolution like a Saturday night entertainment seeker.  Stay tuned for the satisfying…