Discovering Something New Each Day

Following on my determination not to let my mind lie fallow, I went with a friend to a presentation by Paul Hoogendyk on his travels with his wife Phoebe, to many corners of the world to meet with the ‘keepers of the ancient knowledge’.  Paul is a master carver of greenstone, the nephrite jade that comes from the South Island of New Zealand.  It is known as pounamu by the local Maoris.

The spiritual significance of greenstone has long been recognized in New Zealand and many believe that if a person is attracted to wearing a carving it will have an enhancing and empowering effect on their life.

Paul has been called upon by the Ancients to make 12 carvings to be planted around the world in various sacred places.  Read about Paul and Phoebe and their travels at

I came away with much to think about after the presentation.  Paul is a master of story weaving and kept us entranced with his gift.  He told us a little of the people and places he and Phoebe have visited since their journey began.  I am looking forward to reading his book which we bought and listening to his meditation CDs (which I won in a draw).

So continue to stretch your mind.  Who knows where each thing will lead you?  For myself I am now on a path to discover more Story Weavers to hear and read about.

Until tomorrow.  Remember you are in control of how you will spend the rest of your life.  Will you have to ask your daughter “Who are you?”

Mother and her daughters c1945

2 responses to “Discovering Something New Each Day

  1. Hello Judith,
    It was wonderful to meet you on Friday night and Paul and I are so glad you enjoyed the talk. It is wonderful to connect with people from all over the globe and all walks of life who have such interesting ideas and stories to share. even nicer to be able to follow them through their blogs.
    take care and many blessings to you…keep growing younger every day.
    Phoebe Hoogendyk.


    • Thanks for the comment. I hope that by sharing your words of wisdom on my blog many more people will find their way to you.

      Enjoy your journey and I really hope we will meet again sometime in the future.


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