Debs Carling lives in a cottage on a quiet 50-acre farm in rural Dooralong Valley, NSW, Australia.
In 2019, after many years as a full time Commercial Helicopter Pilot, she retired from flying to pursue a more peaceful path as a writer.
Her office at the farm sits next to a large dam full of water lilies, which is frequented by horses as they come in from their paddocks for a drink throughout the day. As she writes, she looks out over a vista of green rolling hills, scattered with mobs of wild kangaroos, herds of wild deer, with a wonderful array of wild birds flying freely in from the surrounding ‘Olney State Forest’. This wonderful location is where she is most creatively inspired. She has three published books: ‘BLISS’, ‘BLISS TWO,’ and ‘The wisdom of Frank the goat man’.
Debs also has other interests at the farm, in addition to her writing; there are fourteen horses, nine of which are rescues. Due to their need for emotional healing, she spends many hours helping and supporting them overcome and work through past issues caused by previous misunderstandings, miscommunications, and fearful encounters with humans. She discovered that by standing peacefully with the individual horses, with no expectations or demands upon them, they were able to heal themself. At the beginning of this journey, she rescued an old thoroughbred gelding called ‘Duke’, who was very emotionally shut down. After many hours with him she found out that he was a masterful teacher. Duke taught her how horses think, act, react, and communicate. This became the stimulus and inspiration for her book: ‘The wisdom of Frank the goat man’.
The healing on the farm also extends to humans, with its purpose-built studio referred to as ‘The Healing Room’, where Debs and her partner offer ‘Reiki’ and ‘Energy Healing’. The quiet studio setting is the perfect location for clients to relax and benefit from the emotional, physical and spiritual healing sessions offered.
When you meet Debs, you instantly feel her warmth and friendliness. One of her clients sums her up perfectly: ‘ The lingering characteristic that you are left with when you meet Debs is her interest in you, her love of life, her energy and absolute passion for what she is engaged in. She is high octane happy, and yet at the very same time also a curiously peaceful person, with an infectious sunny disposition!’
Debs’ poem ‘joy’ sums up her approach to life:
'Scatter your joy around,
it will land where it needs to be found.'
Peaceful Farm Life
3 published books
2 Beautiful Dogs