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Bernard Fanning former frontman of the Australian multi award winning band Powderfinger, brings us this weeks heartfelt track, Watch Over Me, released on the Tea and Sympathy Album in 2006. Bernard describes this as a hymn, inspired to write it after watching the funeral of Pope John Paul II. I don’t know if he is religious, but I know that I am not, we all listen with our own ear.

Have you ever reached the end of a part of your life and thought, hmmm, that could have been easier? These are the times when we tend to think that life is hard, when you feel you have to fight everyday just to be here, when you feel alone.

Your not though, alone. Even if you were born to those who harmed you, or travelled through trials time and time again. You have someone to watch over you, you don’t even have to believe me, they will still be there. Know that when you need a bit more help to see things differently, to feel different, to know what to do next, or to change, you can ask.

And why not hey, why not say silently to yourself, Please help me to let go, Please help me change, Please help me forgive, Please help me heal. What do we gain from holding on…...nothing. And what can we gain by letting go, everything.

It is humbling to think that someone is watching over us, different for everyone, joined to us in some way we can’t understand, just waiting to help, when asked. Knowing how to help us in a gentle way, a way in which we will learn to begin to help ourselves more, and more, and more.

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About the Curator: Erin Murray

Erin, a Mother of 1 little man and wife to 1 big man has learnt much about herself in the past few years.   After moving from the city to the bush (near the Ocean), there weren’t as many distractions as she had become accustomed to, in a smaller community she lost her anonymity and slowly began to become aware of herself, her feelings, the life she had created for herself and her relationships with others.  Seeking change from the feelings and behaviours which had become her normal, she sought out methods to do just that.  Slowly at first, then a bit more and a bit more she is becoming aware of what she actually wants for herself and has begun removing the things that aren’t that, inside and out.  Learning about faith (not religion:-)), fun and how to be gentle with herself and others along the way.