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About deepspiritleading

I connect with the Spirit of God in the world around me, my family and friends, the people I meet in my work and daily life, in music, literature, writing, art, sacred scripture, in prayer and meditation, and most of all in nature and silence. I draw strength and sustenance from the presence of God in the small everyday happenings of life. God is always present but I however do not always have my eyes, ears or other senses attuned. Each day I need to remind myself to be awake to God's presence. Keeping a Gratitude journal, planting summer vegetables, savouring a home cooked meal with produce from my garden, holding a loved one, sitting with someone experiencing deep emotional, mental or spiritual pain or saying a silent prayer are some of the ways I keep myself open to God's loving presence in my daily life. In this blog I hope to share with you my experiences of God's deep Spirit leading me in my everyday life to become the person that only God truly knows me to be. I hope you enjoy my musings.


Several years ago, I came to understand that daily prayer, meditation, and reflection bring me a sense of being grounded and at peace.  However, instilling a daily practice takes commitment, perseverance, and work. Again and again, I fail to maintain … Continue reading

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Isolation – round two

I could hardly have imagined when I wrote my previous blog entry, just a couple of weeks ago, that I would so quickly find myself isolating at home for another 7 days – this time as a close contact of … Continue reading

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Soul care and COVID

This last week has seen me isolating at home for 7 days as I experienced the possible effects of COVID-19 (I am awaiting test results). An unpleasant experience but one which has given me the gift of time to reflect … Continue reading

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Time Passes

Time as we all well know varies throughout the course of our lives. It moves at a range of speeds, can be grouped into eras, be associated with poignant memories, or blocked into work, rest, play or a myriad of … Continue reading

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Missing in action!

It is so long since I’ve posted on my own blog! Study, a new job and moving to a new town have all distracted me from the written word – though not from reflection, exploration and photography. I’m in the … Continue reading

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The gift of sadness

Recently I came across the writings of Australian author Ailsa Piper who is a writer, actor, producer and teacher. Her reflection on sadness and the gifts that lie within it (see link below) deeply resonated with me. We so often … Continue reading

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Life is Grace

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For all of my life I have been a questioner, a ‘why’ and ‘how’ person. I have sought to understand almost everything that has crossed my path, especially other people, human nature, cultures and the meaning of life. This constant … Continue reading

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The inner landscape

  Since I was a small child, I have constantly been drawn to landscapes and their “thin places”, places of energy, where the divine is sensed. Here I am called to look, listen and learn, to take on board the … Continue reading

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The Good Life Spring 2015 By Ami Hillege

Originally posted on Otway Journal – coming back to earth:
? ? Now that spring is here, we wait in anticipation for an event that has occurred each year since we came to this little farm in the Otways. It’s…

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