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About Niamh Clune: Creator of Plum Tree Books

The idea of giving the best you have to others, being all that you can be is the spiritual thread I have followed throughout my life. It has been my guide from earliest years up until the present day. This desire arose from having been a member of a large, Irish catholic family where children didn’t tend to receive much personal attention. I was never much good at demanding attention within the chaotic, market-place atmosphere of childhood where everyone clamoured for a few scraps. Often, only the loudest voices were heard, the most bullying or demanding, threatening, violent, or hysterical. My quiet, reasonable voice was lost amidst the general noise, fighting, and cries of “Look at me, look at me.” orange petals cover_page_001

I realised early on that I was in danger of becoming demanding or disappearing completely, as the deep-down sense of, I have no right to exist, became apparent. If a child does not receive what it needs, he or she remains unsatisfied, yearning, always in need of something out of reach.

My childhood was difficult to say the least. I witnessed, and was the victim of extreme domestic violence. As a child of two, I was aware of a choice. As I grew, the determination never to degenerate in nature as my father had done filled with me with fervency of belief and spiritual quest. Nor would I lose my soul to the bottle, killing myself slowly as my mother had done – my wits a mental blur, alienated from those who loved me.

As a child, I was deeply sad. I watched the madness all about me and yet held to a vision of beauty that was innate within me. It was something of my own – a special world into which I could escape my father and the suffering of my mother. In that world, I could be a child filled with mystery and the magic of transformation. I could be special and unique.

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A mix of personal story, mythology, psychology and prophetic revelation.

In later years, my choice as an adult was to give to others what I could not have myself, whether it was a kind word or recognition. I watched how others responded when I gave from my heart to theirs.

I have always tried to see a thing for what it really is – the truth of it, the beauty behind the clamour, the thing that unites us – whether passion, love, sadness or pain; it is the thing that speaks most deeply to our collective Humanity. Those earliest experiences and on-going learning processes shaped me into the person I am now.

The spirit of service is my only religion. I believe in striving to participate in the beauty of the day, even if we only manage to do this for a split second. In those moments, we re-connect to all that is good in us, to the beauty within that raises us above the general clamour, the noise, and the personal, sometimes egomaniacal sense of self-importance.

This spirit made me a healer, a Doctor of Psychotherapy, a social entrepreneur, an environmental campaigner. It took me to Africa during the nineties where I was fortunate enough to work for Oxfam, UNICEF, and World Food Programme. I lived among those who gave their all, and gave it with modesty. The spirit of service was the mucilage that held teams together and enabled us to open our hearts to the suffering of those much less fortunate than ourselves. We were fully alive with the fervent passion of it. I was happy then.

This spirit now makes me a writer. In writing is healing.

Recently, I have published two works: Orange Petals In A Storm, the first in the Skyla McFee series and The Coming Of The feminine Christ.

Orange Petals in a Storm is a healing story about a little girl – pure in heart – who learns to overcome the harshness and cruelty that surrounds her through the power of her creative imagination.

The sequel: Exaltation Of A Rose is coming soon.

The second is The Coming Of The Feminine Christ...a metaphysical work of non-fiction, based on a terrifying, prophetic vision.

Pa Dug & Rosie: Everything in the garden serves a purpose including how Wollee The Worm brings food to the table and Biddle The Bee collects the magic pollen to feed the bee babies.

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18 comments on “About Niamh Clune: Creator of Plum Tree Books

  1. Pat
    December 21, 2012

    I just nominated you for Blog of the Year 2012 – hope you will accept. Check out my blog post for info. :-)

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    • ontheplumtree
      December 21, 2012

      How very generous of you. I humbly accept and will come over and view.

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      • Pat
        December 22, 2012

        :-)

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    • ontheplumtree
      February 1, 2013

      Many thanks, Beverley for this special collage. Glad you like the cards. They are very special.

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  4. valeriedavies
    June 27, 2013

    I must find your book. It sounds just the food my spirit feeds on…

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  5. valeriedavies
    June 27, 2013

    Got it – the Coming of the Feminine Christ… my elderly 75 year old eyesight had to squint !!!

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  6. valeriedavies
    June 27, 2013

    Your blog, and its beautiful words, and now this your reply, brought the tears to my eyes..
    .and isn’t it interesting, – in the bathroom in the middle of the night yesterday, I saw a little beetle dive into the skirting board as I switched on the light, and I felt filled with huge tenderness and love for its intelligence, and beingness.. the large and the small, the miscrocosm and the macrocosm… the beauty is almost overwhelming at times…

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    • ontheplumtree
      June 27, 2013

      Sorry for my delay in replying. I was taking care of my granddaughter. And yes! I feel that all the time ~ the magic and the wonder.

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  7. Liz Rice-Sosne
    October 11, 2013

    There is something about you. Yes, there is something about you that is worth knowing.

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    • ontheplumtree
      October 11, 2013

      That is a lovely thing to say, Liz. Thank you.

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      • Liz Rice-Sosne
        October 12, 2013

        Well – I tend to express what I am feeling and really do hope to get to know you. (And I never write a third comment -;) … )

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      • ontheplumtree
        October 12, 2013

        Lol! me neither!!!

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