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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!

Enchanted; a poem

Posted by on Apr 27, 2020 in Poetry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Enchanted; a poem

A potent perfume nuzzles at the fringes of my focus,Tugging my gaze toward the trees; distracted,I disentangle from fluttering green and amber luminescence to jar against the harsh screen glare.A tender scented tendril curls over my mouth, caught open in a sigh, And tilts my face to follow the path that saunters past the hedge and up and on, and deep into the wood.I squeeze my shoulders back, snapping down the silver lid,Then feel them fall in full seduced surrender to the bluebells peel and faerie ring. Out the door and up the hill,Drunk on...

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Diving into the deep world

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Diving into the deep world

I’ve been studying the four branches of the Mabinogi and other ancient Welsh texts in recent months, delving into the mythology to mine the nuggets of wisdom that, potentially, have been passed down from our ancestors for many thousands of years. Who knows? Maybe longer, as we update our understanding of human history regularly with every new archaeological discovery. The more I learn of Celtic culture the more I resonate with it and feel that its stories reach even further back into time. Discovering how the ancient Welsh named the...

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Lockdown liberation

Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lockdown liberation

I keep finding myself pondering that what we’re now calling lockdown would once have been normal life. My life is completed centred around my own home, most days leaving its sphere only once and within walking distance for an hour or so, travelling as infrequently as possible to stock up on essential supplies that are not available from my immediate environment. Internet and other mod cons aside, I could almost imagine I’d stepped into one of the Thomas Hardy novels I first read and loved as a teenager. And there’s something...

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A time to change: COVID 19

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on A time to change: COVID 19

As I write most people are isolating themselves at home or at least practicing physical distancing to help with the containment of the Coronavirus. I never imagined that after a three month gap I’d be writing about a pandemic and its effects. The beginning of the year was a hectic and very creatively fulfilling one for me, as I directed my first play for Attic Theatre. It took much of my time and energy, of which I enjoyed every minute, and we received such an amazing response from audience and reviewers alike that it was tremendously...

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Self-responsibility – Reading for 2020

Posted by on Jan 6, 2020 in Spiritual living, Tarot, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Self-responsibility – Reading for 2020

Despite the challenges I think we all faced in 2019, I was fizzing with quietly excited optimism as I shuffled before drawing my card for 2020. I wasn’t disappointed when I turned over the Thoth Adjustment (Justice in Rider Waite decks). This is a major arcana card, so immediately we know that the energy of this year offers a chance for great spiritual evolution and will continue to ripple out significantly into the decade ahead. The immediate message shouts loud and clear to me, think carefully and choose wisely over the next 12 months...

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Moon stone

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Poetry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Moon stone

It’s just a giant rock, he said, but without it no life would exist. A rock that rocks apparently.So lifeless and barren on the shining face of her, Pitted scars like pockmarks. What affliction has she felt that those flaws linger clear,Starry eyes a witness to her blitzing? Did she scratch and pick away at the scabs till the life juice rained like vital tears to earth, dripping from her bright but blemished skin to bloom as scarlet flowers on her shielded sibling?Unsetting weeping seeping down, paling her complexion to the powdered...

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To thine own self be true

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on To thine own self be true

“Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell. This is my perfect life formula, according to my latest discovery. As you’ll have gathered by now, I’m eternally excited about learning, growing and evolving; I think curiosity is a quality I’ve always had in abundance. The more I understand about the multiverse the deeper into the mystery I’m lured, because for every nugget of knowledge I gather I can sense at least another three hovering just...

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Mother Mare

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in Poetry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mother Mare

It startled me at first, the down and inward towThat shocked the breath to hold and body to resist as myUngrounded being yearned up and out toward what I then believed was Precious and preferred.But now, ah now, I welcome the drop and drag that reels meInto the deep blue locker of embodied centre, Where treasure’s harboured brilliant and rareThat none but I can fathom.Beneath, the scintillating rock solid to senseAnd each shell ripe with fresh pearl of the Mother.She breaks me open,Bears me down salty waters,Until I slither forth like...

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Working with your inner healer archetype

Posted by on Jul 24, 2019 in Healing, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Working with your inner healer archetype

As a healer this is an archetype I’m very familiar with! It’s essential for all of us to have a healthy (excuse the obvious pun) relationship with our healer archetype so that it can show us where and how to make adjustments in our lives to maximise our well-being on all levels; to achieve wholeness. Given enough attention, this relationship results in the ultimate form of healing which is preventative rather than curative. It was this idea of being able to nip an imbalance in the bud at the root, so that it doesn’t have to...

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What wholistic healing means

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019 in Healing, Uncategorized | Comments Off on What wholistic healing means

I woke up with one of those Aha moments this morning, in that liminal space between sleep and wakefulness when the mind is offline, into which the Divine seems more able to speak directly. What I heard and understood with crystal clarity was the key aspect of healing. The dictionary defines it as “the process of becoming well again.” Generally this carries with it the idea of returning the mind, body and emotions to exactly how they were before there was a problem. Everything goes back to how it was and essentially it’s as...

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