June Stannard

June Stannard

Who/what is God?

God is a power that gives you strength and spiritual guidance.

What does strength mean to you?

Coping in adversity.

If you were given only one more wish in your life, what would it be?

I wish peace for a struggling child of mine.

Are you living your soul purpose on this earth?

I have too many so have great difficulty in fulfilling any one of them. My true soul purpose was to be an artist but it was interrupted. At 21 years of age, I won a bursary to study in London but was unable to go because of the second world war. I was then expected to marry and have children.

What advice would you give to a broken hearted 20-year-old?

Life’s rhythm takes you to a good place. Allow it.

Describe the first thing you do when you wake up each morning?

I am not bound by any sort of ritual. Every morning is different.

Did you do anything different in your 40th year?

I changed direction completely and became immersed in the world of birds. This gave me a new dimension and direction in to nature conservation. Birds gave me an interest and a purpose.

When someone asks you your age, what do you say and how do you feel?

80 – and it was only at my 80th birthday with all my family around me that I thought “I am actually quite old”!

Who are you and how do you define yourself?

All things – a mother, wife, homemaker, artist, writer, photographer, investigator, conservationist and friend.

What happens when you die?

We go forward into another state of being and we are met by God. I believe in the caterpillar and the butterfly theory.


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