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Get inside my head

G’day mate. How ya goin’?

To get into my head space. I started this walk from Brisbane to Adelaide all gung ho, knowing I have the physical and mental strength to complete it but after 2 days I got this cellulitis leg infection. I thought I would heal in a couple of days and keep going but no it doesn’t work that way. I was very reluctant to admit I had to stop until I was fully healed.

The healing was not as quick as I initially believed. I would heal. I thought 3 days and I’ll be on my way, then another 3 days and today I’d be leaving but no. I don’t even want to put a time frame on it now. I have been frustrated and disappointed, reluctant to admit I have to stop. I felt I was letting everyone down. Disappointed more.

Eventually I allowed myself to come back home to rest and recover but didn’t want to. Found it difficult to even go back home and waited over an hour at mum and dad’s before going home, next door. I got upset with my son Clay for a stupid reason when I should have been happy to see him.

However, now I am accepting that my healing will take time, my patience is returning and grateful I could be here to spend more time with the family, had such a joyful time with my son Sacha last night. We went walk about through South Brisbane from 8pm to 11pm last night and picked sweet potato at South Bank.Had a great time with friends at Marine’s birthday yesterday laughing and playing games.

Yesterday I did some gardening, planted more sunflowers and amaranth. Crown St is looking great with our street gardens and will look even better in a month when more sunflowers grow. I even made some more videos.

I am grateful for more time to get stuff organised and time to prepare for all the things I want to do in the next year. I feel less pressure and more organised.

Yes I will recover and I will continue. I dream of walking this walk. The first two days alone were amazing and I have 48 more to go. What do I mean? The experience of joy through gratitude at having this marvelous opportunity to walk past such amazingly beautiful scenery frequently brought tears of joy I could not hold back and I could also feel the energy that all my lovely followers were sending me was overwhelming.

I love all my supporters and followers and look forward to sharing more of this beautiful country with all of you in my videos, blog, and social media posts.

Why? Because I believe in free education and I believe “there is nothing like Australia .”

Good on ya mate.

Vlogging the Free Blue Walk

I have been busy in my preparations for the Free Blue Walk from Brisbane to Adelaide to raise support and awareness of Free Education in the form of James’ Blue House Free Schools, mobile schools teaching lifestyles of health and sustainability, and preserving Indigenous culture through mobile digital literacy.

This is going to be one big walkabout so I will be Vlogging, Blogging, Tweeting, Instagramming and Facebooking so here are a few teasers to get you excited.

This first video takes you through the Botanical Gardens in Brisbane and ends with a look at the darker side of Brisbane.

This video is one of my extended Vlogs as I walk about a part of Kurilpa, now known as the corporate entity “South Bank” in the 4101.

If you like this click to donate to James’ Blue House Free Schools

There’s nothin’ like Australia

There’s nothin’ like Australia.

This could be a post about nationalistic pride. It’s not. Pride leaves one open to scorn.

This is a post about the uniqueness of Australia and the good and fair people. This is a post about the great things that are often not shown or glossed over in the main stream media. This is a post about Australian ingenuity, persistence against hardship, mate-ship and triumph. This is a post about valour and determination to succeed against all odds.

Let’s start with the big stuff. The Big Banana at Coffs Harbour. Who would have ever believed that a giant fiber glass banana could do so much for Aussie tourism? Many people must have laughed when a local banana farmer decided to build the Big Banana but now it is an Aussie icon.

How about the natural beauty of this wide brown land Australia? Its not all brown but shades of ochre and amazing greens in the vast variety of vegetation types, coastal heath lands, rainforests, mallee, mulga, so many different kinds of “The Bush”. Let’s not forget Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, the wet tropics and the desert in all its shapes and forms.

However it’s the people that make this place “deadly”. I admire the humble confidence and determination of the indigenous, first nation’s people and that they are still sovereign people, even after 227 years of colonization They still haven’t given up hope of freedom from the rule of Great Britain. Bogans? Love ’em! Down to earth, hard working, like to have a good time on the weekend and support the Australian ute industry. Yeah I admit that we all have the odd “dickhead” mate but the thing about Aussie people is that they forgive their mates and no-one is purposely always a “dickhead.” We’re a pretty laid back and friendly mob.

I could go on forever about the awesome people that I’ve met around the traps but I’ve got to get ready for the bloody long Free Blue Walk from Brisbane to Adelaide. I am raising funds for James’ Blue House Free Schools traveling free school in a double decker bus. I leave next Wednesday the 17th of June 2015 and it’s 40km for 50 days and 50 one hour classes at the end of each day on “Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability”

So click on the link below to donate to this campaign.

James’ Blue House Free Schools

PS Deadly is a colloquial Australian adjective used predominantly by the Indigenous Australians which has a meaning similar to “awesome”

Two way Learning

by James Warren

1992 Australian of the year Mandawuy Yunupingu implemented a concept called two way “two way learning” in which there is learning in both worlds. What can we learn from each other?

In 1994 he did this interview with Fred Tietjen entitled “Freedom and Global Survival”¬†
– excerpted from Rhythm Music Magazine May, 1994

Australia Has a Black History. Tomorrow please take the time to acknowledge the indigenous custodians of the land that have survived here in harmony for 40,000 years and then managed to survive another 226 years of colonization. There is no reason anyone should have to fight to exist and survive. We can learn so much from the indigenous.