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"Harvey turning some heads in Adelaide"

written by Francis Muldowney


Because of the help of so many people, I have now walked 3,300km to Adelaide, over half way. Still another 2,700km to reach Byron Bay. Having a police escort to the Lord Mayor's Office was a humbling experience, walking through the main street of the city, where everyone's eyes turn to Harvey. The crowds seemed confused of course, but the noise of the city seemed to dim, as this very slow parade passed so many people. Harvey has strolled into town !

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A special thanks to Dr. Creston I. Magasdi (Deputy Lord Mayor of Adelaide), Seargent Harry McCallum, Jane (Mayor's office), Jacky, Di, Chris, Daniel, Courtney and Suzie (all from the YHA) who all had equal importance in this special day. Myself, Amanda and Michael, are also touched by the support of the people at YHA Central, whose help has contributed to our success on the journey. It's very hard to feel down, when people like this are so helpful and generous.

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Many find this walk for peace confusing - an invisible character - the importance of dreams - and who is Harvey?
Well, I'm the one with the brain damage, so it's never going to be a black and white story :) Bare with me, the final steps of the journey will explain itself.

The core of this journey is the importance of the individual, and his/her's imagination. Living one's dream is the way to happiness, and happiness is the way to peace.

Our thoughts create the world. Thus our thoughts can create peace.
Imagine we are now living in a peaceful world, with no war, no poverty and no fear. Picture yourself clearly. Would you live differently in this peaceful world? If so, why not try living that way now?

To me this points out the importance of how the individual lives and whether one truly believe in peace. The vast majority of children we meet, believe in peace. Sadly, too many adults we meet don't. So that makes me think, are you inadvertently creating a negative future for your own children?

Kia is 3 years old, daughter of Amanda and Michael, and they are determined to keep Kia's dreams alive, that she will grow up believing in a peaceful future. I believe Amanda and Michael have set the standards of being 'giving' human beings and parents to a new level by removing negativity, replacing it with friendship and love, while still living their own dreams, and staying true to their own hearts. They have inspired hundreds of people on this journey, one by one, and I hope to walk beyond the boundaries of Australia to help their own dreams.

The journey now continues after Christmas, and we hope to be known in the media before we reach Melbourne. I am enjoying my needed rest here in Adelaide, and loving each moment by living my own dream, while watching Amanda and Michael doing the same. Kia is the spark, that reminds us each day, why we are doing it.

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Jacky, Daniel, Courtney, Chris, Francis, Harvey (in the front of course) Di, and Suzie.

From humble beginnings, we have achieved so much on this journey. By doing something good, things expand, growing in a way that bad things never can. We hope this positive ripple effect will reach beyond our own imaginations.

Love, Peace and Harvey :)

Merry Christmas, everywhere.

Francis Muldowney

Posted by fmuldowney 22:19 Archived in Australia

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Well done guys ! Amazing achievement. I agree what you are saying, as I too see negativity everywhere in my city, and it does effect the behaviour of the children. Keep going what you are doing
xxxx Susanne

by Susanne Mc

Great story, I'll watch your progress across Oz. I believe in peace and my own dreams also. Merry Christmas

by seannaM

I just saw you guys at a petrol station on the corner of Brighton & Diagonal Roads in Glenelg South Australia. Regrettably I didn't have time to chat to you, but couldn't wait to get onto your website to see what it was all about. WOW! The bravery that you all show to take on such a task is immense, but no more immense than the task ahead. Belief can be a very powerful thing and i wish you all the very best on your journey to bring peace & unity to this sometimes fragile & disappointing world.
"The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens" Baha'u'llah
I for one, believe in Harvey.

by macinoz

Your high spirits are amazing and so very touching.My closest friends and I met you last night @ the 'Victory', Sellicks Beach. My li'l boy Kade, 20mths, played so happily with Kia full of energy and you all sang to us how each of us had 'found love' !!! What a beautiful evening you bought to us. Children laughing,a breathtaking sunset and such powerful energy bouncing off us all... a definate night to remember and i definately look foward to seeing you all again saturday evening @ Mclaren Vale. All the very best guys and i thank you for filling our hearts with such luv, luck and laughter!!!

Best wishes, Bianca & Kade
(Kaz, Ridgy & Tezza) XXX

by Beeza1

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