Tree of Life Found in Broome Australia.

Via John Dalton
on Nov 21, 2011
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All You Need Is A Satellite To See It.

I was noodling about on Google Maps a couple of weeks ago looking for the regional office of a car hire firm in Australia.  What, you don’t look for car hire firms in random locations?

My wife runs a migration business and she asked me to locate these offices as the company were hiring and she wanted a map embedded on her website to help possible migrants see just where the hell they might be migrating to.

I found the office in Broome and was about to move on to the next location when, out of boredom more than anything else, I switched the map to ‘satellite’ view.  I don’t like to use the phrase, ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes,’ but I genuinely had a couple of moments where I couldn’t make sense of what I was seeing.

If you’ve spent any time on Google Maps you’ll know that it’s generally not that appealing to look at, it’s either checkerboard cities or wide open spaces of not much, so when the image of this azure tree framed in verdant relief appeared beside the town of Broome it just didn’t fit. I zoomed in and out a few times just to be sure it wasn’t some glitch with the map but there it remained; this magnificent image.

In my book Maya Noise I talk about the finger prints of God and how I see them all over the place.  Well here was another example, on Google Maps of all places.

Here it is for you to see for yourself.

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About John Dalton

Born in the craggy foothills of suburban Dublin John Dalton staggered along the spiritual path until he got himself enlightened in 1996. Deciding against a career as a celebrity guru he became a cranio sacral therapist instead. His first book Why Do We Get Sick? Why Do We Get Better? A Wellness Detective Manual is an undo-it-yourself book for sickness and unhappiness and is popular with people of all ages. His latest book Maya Noise describes what happens after enlightenment and what it's like to live an ordinary life with extraordinary knowledge. It reads like The Power of Now meets Pulp fiction and has become a firm favorite with spiritual teachers and gurus the world over. Passionate about cranio sacral therapy he oversees a project called Open Source Cranio which aims to provide free online cranio sacral training resources for people in developing countries. He lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife and smiles a lot when cycling. You can see all of his Elephant Journal articles here. He also tweets and has recently discovered talking about himself in the third person is disturbingly easy.


One Response to “Tree of Life Found in Broome Australia.”

  1. […] It wasn’t easy. I had to slow down, sit down, get my glasses and take a good look. As I wrangled with it and focused on the task, for the first time I actually saw the design on the miniature pendant: a tiny, delicate Tree of Life. […]