Spiritual readings, healing and teaching for soulful living
As I’ve just booked the dates for my next Tarot weekend workshop, it got me thinking about why I love it so much as a powerful tool for spiritual growth.
Although its origins are a bit of a mystery and there are many theories, my personal understanding is this. Ancient knowledge about the true nature of our spirit and human experience has been passed down through the ages from Lemuria through to Egypt, from the Druids to the Essenes and beyond
Don’t hold back the river.
Tug me into the current,
Tow me into the flow,
Show me the float and drift.
Don’t hold back the
Tempt and tangle of riverbed tendrils,
The fret to fight free.
Don’t hold back.
In a blog post last month I talked about not ever allowing ourselves to grow past the labels we can stick on ourselves at an early age. The other aspect of this personal boxing in is the fatal mistake of comparing yourself to others, and this was really brought home to me at the weekend.
I volunteered to take part in a joint venture between two theatre companies: one the Willow Globe community company to which I belong and the other The Wet Mariners,
A beautiful shaman friend directed me to this book by Brian Bates, and hot on the heels after visiting many sacred sites of the UK it seemed entirely appropriate timing to dive into another aspect of my spiritual and cultural heritage.
It’s an unusual book in that although it reads as a richly written novel, it’s based on the mystical teachings, remedies and rituals documented in a thousand year old historical text known as The Lacnunga Manuscript, held in the British library. The author himself describes his book as “psychological archeology” which alone is intriguing enough to compel me to read it! If you like that summary as much as I do then I know you’ll love the novel.
After noticing how the testing energies of the last month have affected people, me included at times, I was in the mood to write a really light-hearted and positive mood-engendering article!
I confess I’m not usually a fan of the “10 things….” style blog posts but I’ve finally caved in for the sake of some fun. So here it is, short and simple. My guide to essential and life-enhancing self-talk that deflects all the questions and thoughts that can drag you down during a normal day: