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!

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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The shadow of fear

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Healing, Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The shadow of fear

“If light is love, then fear is its shadowā€¯ – L.J. Vanier When did we become so fixed and inflexible? Why is it so difficult, as a quick glance at social media will tell you, to listen with an open mind to views that are different to our own, or to accept that other people may not respond to a particular situation in exactly the same way we do? The truth is you’ll never agree with anyone 100% of the time because you’re unique, a one-off. And thank Source for that, because it makes for a beautiful, exciting, and...

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A bird’s eye view

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on A bird’s eye view

Adar Rhiannon by SheWhoIsArt I’ve always loved birds, and we have several feeding stations in the garden so we can enjoy their presence at fairly close quarters while knowing that we’re helping to keep the ample population fed and watered. During this lockdown, however, my relationship with them has developed and deepened. The weather has been so gorgeous that most days I can sit outside for my meditation, and this means the birds have become much more used to my presence. They will fly so tight to me now that more than once...

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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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