Spiritual living

Articles to help you apply spiritual intelligence and wisdom to your everyday life through examples from my own experience and observation, by Semele Xerri of Triple Moon.

The perfect pattern of ebb and flow

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 in Spiritual living

Seal feeding pupMy recent time away on the Welsh coast reacquainted me with the perfection of the universe’s cycles and patterns. I unexpectedly witnessed the miracle of birth and new life in the plethora of seal pups hidden in quiet coves along the coastline. My heart was instantly tenderised by the breathtaking beauty of vigilant parents patrolling the waters and a seal Mum answering the strangely human call to feed her pup, dragging herself determinedly over sharp rocks and stones.

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Story planet

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in Book reviews, Healing, Spiritual living

Story planetI’ve written before about my early days of spirituality, when I really didn’t want to be grounded in my body. It felt too heavy and dense, too problematic and painful for this being who just wanted to float and fly in the light without the perceived weight of physicality and form.

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Ask Me, freedom from coercive control

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Healing, Spiritual living

Duluth power and control wheelFor the last couple of days I’ve been on a pilot training course to become one of the first Ask Me Ambassadors, whose role is to raise awareness and understanding of domestic abuse within my community and to act as a signpost to practical, professional support for those within it who are seeking help.

It’s a subject that is very dear to my heart, having experienced coercive control which involved psychological and emotional abuse within a relationship myself.

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If music be the food of love…

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Spiritual living

Acoustic Music NightFor several months now I’ve been attending a weekly acoustic music session at a local hotel bar. It’s ironic that it took a friend a fair old while to persuade me to try it, and now I feel like it’s a core activity in my life.

Music, and singing in particular, has always been soul food for me. Something happens when I raise my voice in song; it’s as if I enter a sort of trance state.

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Retreat and (meno)pause

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 in Spiritual living

Retreat and (meno)pauseWhen I first decided to book myself a week of solo retreat, I had some interesting responses. Everything from “won’t you be afraid on your own?” (umm….no), and “won’t you feel lonely?” (are you serious? And I’m taking my dog with me!) through to “why would you want to do that?”

Well as you know I’m progressing towards the Mystic phase of my life, becoming “she who holds her wise blood inside”*. At this point in the process, when my moon cycles began to appear less frequently, I noticed a nagging restlessness and irritability with the company and demands of others. Not that I loved them any less or wanted to call a permanent halt to any relationships, but I was hearing a call to be alone with my thoughts and feelings.

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