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Blog by Semele Xerri

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

Hammocking: the science and art of daydreaming

Posted by on Jul 22, 2021 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hammocking: the science and art of daydreaming

I’ve invented a new verb; hammocking. My partner recently pulled down a crumbling shed in a corner of our garden and replaced it with a hammock. I wasn’t convinced by the idea initially, but I’ve fallen in love with the reality of it. The first time I lay full length in that hammock, up at the top of the garden where all you can see from your gently swaying, supremely comfortable position is sky and trees, I was immediately transported back to childhood. Often, if I was alone in the house and the sun was pouring through the...

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Hanging back or worth the wait?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2021 in Spiritual living, Tarot, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hanging back or worth the wait?

Although many of us have been isolated from family, friends, and the ability to socialise for over a year, now that the opportunities to venture out beyond our four walls or garden is available, there is a strange reluctance to do so. Many of my clients have said it’s been difficult for them to stay home (often alone) for extended periods of time, and yet now they don’t understand why they find the thought of going out and mixing with people unappealing and stressful. They’re more likely to not bother and just stay right...

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Earth star; as above so below

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Earth star; as above so below

The earth star chakra sits somewhere between six and eighteen inches below your feet, and when fully activated it anchors and aligns your energetic body into the core energies of the earth, for the grounding, harmony and nourishment of your physical being. At the same time it aligns you with cosmic energies, empowering you to feel and see the truth of yourself as part of a vast unified consciousness. The phrase “as above, so below” really hit home for me during my travelling years. Back in 2013/14 I went on an eighteenth month...

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Best foot forward; a dream work renewal

Posted by on Mar 16, 2021 in Healing, Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Best foot forward; a dream work renewal

Do you use conscious dream work as part of your self-development and soul growth? I’ve been blessed (it only occasionally felt like cursed!) with an extremely vivid dream life, which only went quiet during a few years of peri-menopause. I mourned the loss of my interior reality life; I’m assuming there was so much rippling on the surface of my consciousness that there was no need for indirect messaging. If you’ve been through menopause you’ll know exactly what I mean! Anyway, now I’m serenely on the other side of...

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Keeping it real – Reading for 2021

Posted by on Jan 5, 2021 in Spiritual living, Tarot, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Keeping it real – Reading for 2021

After a difficult 2020, the ramifications of which have spilled over with us into 2021, the key to navigating this new year lies in the realm of emotions, imagination, and dreams with the Five of Cups. As a five, this card is not comfortable or cosy because it disturbs the stability of the previous number four, shoving you out of your comfort zone and into the inevitability of change. The only thing that doesn’t change is change right? As the subtitle suggests, when you lose the comfort and pleasure brought by anything you love, whether...

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Confessions of a wounded healer

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Healing, Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Confessions of a wounded healer

We all have unhealthy patterns of behaviour that we’re prone to fall into, and it’s frightening how quickly these can take hold and become routine. Even when we’ve spent years working to release them, I was reminded recently just how easily and insidiously they can worm their way back in. I’m usually very careful about keeping balance in my life and setting aside plenty of time for self-care. When your job is to help others then you have to make sure you’re in the best shape possible to do that as effectively as...

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The past is a present for the future

Posted by on Oct 9, 2020 in Healing, Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The past is a present for the future

I know there’s still a very long to go, but since the Autumn Equinox I’ve felt and witnessed a strong upsurge of creative, innovative energy. So many new projects, organisations, collaborations, and community enterprises leaping into life. It’s not going to change things overnight but it’s giving my natural optimism and faith in the future a welcome boost. I watched a TV programme yesterday by a historian who was comparing the impact and effects of the Black Death, a pandemic which ravaged Europe during the medieval...

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Descension; a poem

Posted by on Sep 21, 2020 in Poetry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Descension; a poem

I meet the sighing sink and settle,Restless Spirit recalls home andBurrows deep in fleshy pillow, hollow bone.A daily Autumn turn to inner darkOf neutral nothingness yet everything,Where I can know entirety of selfWith unreserved honesty and love.Deep Mother’s arms encircling meAnd all my fears, my nightmares, hates,My still unconscious, unfelt hurts. Her tender crooning singing out the stringAnd sting of being in this world,Or fiercely grinning as She holdsA casual flame to mouldering pilesOf rotting fruitlessness, set hopefullyUpon a...

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Language as a vision of life

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Language as a vision of life

I’m learning to speak Welsh, something which has been a long time coming. Since I moved to West Wales two and a half years ago I’ve been hearing the language spoken locally all the time, and it has rekindled my love for and curiosity about it. It started as a child coming to Wales often for family holidays, being fascinated by the musical-sounding place names and feeling intrigued enough to find out what they meant. Even at that young age, I think I could sense the deep interconnection between the Celtic naming of places and the...

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Back to the garden

Posted by on Aug 12, 2020 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Back to the garden

The North and South nodes in my birth chart tell the story of my soul journey so far and where it’s longing to get to in my current incarnation. I’m moving from Scorpio (South node) to Taurus (North node), so my soul focus is all about finding the sacred in the simple details of ordinary life, investing everyday reality with divinity, and learning to calm the over-dramatic tendencies that stormy emotions and high levels of intuition can bring. It’s clear to see this North node destination actively directing my life so far,...

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