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Welcome to my blog, which contains my experiences of finding spiritual meaning and applying spirituality in my everyday and creative life, alongside professional healing and Tarot tips. I hope you find something to interest, encourage and inspire you here!

Semele Xerri of Triple Moon

Heal yourself, heal the world

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Healing | Comments Off on Heal yourself, heal the world

I often say that the best contribution you can make to the health and wellbeing of the planet and of humanity is to heal yourself, to do the inner work on yourself. If you accept that we are all connected and are all one, which I do, then obviously the more light and love you’re able to hold in a clear, healthy system, the more light and love is available to the rest of the whole of which you’re a part. There is another aspect to this journey, though, that can catch you out and even make you wonder whether it’s worth...

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The gifts of the Tarot

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Spiritual living, Tarot | Comments Off on The gifts of the Tarot

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 – orally at first and then in written form. When it became dangerous to be caught...

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Don’t hold back the river

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in Poetry | Comments Off on Don’t hold back the river

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, Sirensong whispers. The fret to fight free. Don’t hold back. Tumble and pummel me rapidly, Roll and bowl me in dizzy Disorientation. Don’t hold, But smash against the rocks. Attune me to attrition, Erode every edge. Fire me over the falls, Drop me down heart- Stopping, breath-taking plunges Way over my head, Out of my depth, Land-lost and river-wracked. And...

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You know best

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on You know best

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, all remarkable professionals trained at the London Academy of Dramatic Art. The idea was to...

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The Way of Wyrd

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Book reviews | Comments Off on The Way of Wyrd

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...

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10 things you should tell yourself every day

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on 10 things you should tell yourself every day

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: I am fabulous – reverses...

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Do you need repotting?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on Do you need repotting?

If you’ve been following my Facebook page you’ll know that recently my life has been dominated by something rather different from my usual activity – painting and decorating (and even assembling furniture). All my life I have thought of myself as not capable in that way, and so have avoided doing it where possible. Faced with a deadline and the excellent motivation of wanting to sell our house, I threw myself into the manual work with total abandon and dedication. And what do you know? I found that not only was I rather good...

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On painting my healing room

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Poetry | Comments Off on On painting my healing room

When I moved back into my house I tried to tidy up the scrapes on the walls of my healing room with tester pots, but ended up having to repaint everything. This poem was inspired by that experience. *** My mind soaks up the stroke of brush, Where Dawn approaches Spring. Focused, barren of music or speech, In a meditation of tint and intent. “New energy needs a new coat,” The phrase rings in my head as I robe The smudges of patchy restoration With fresh pigment. “New wine in old wineskins,” I ponder. At the changing of...

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Do we create or is it fate?

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on Do we create or is it fate?

During a recent reading, when the Fortune Tarot card had appeared, I was asked by my client, “If we’re supposed to be the creators of all our experience, where does fate fit in?” It’s a good question, and one which I’ve been asked many times in different ways. Most people see fate or destiny as something apart from and external to themselves, and it’s often been personified as a god or goddess with a rather fickle and temperamental nature. What if I was to tell you that it’s not an external influence...

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Compassionate strength, when it hurts

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on Compassionate strength, when it hurts

How can you bring love and light to situations involving injustice, abuse or disrespect without being a doormat? Does being spiritual mean that you allow people to do exactly what they want, even if that results in you or others getting hurt? It’s a subject that has come up often recently in my client sessions, and I’ve noticed it in many Facebook posts too. It’s a misunderstanding that often gets applied to spirituality; that it somehow means we have to be weak and “fluffy bunnies” who drift through life...

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