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, alongside professional healing and Tarot tips. I hope you find something to interest, encourage and inspire you here!

A farewell to my father

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Healing, Spiritual living | Comments Off on A farewell to my father

It’s strange and wonderful the way the universe works; sometimes with a jet black comic sense that has me gasping. The ability to hold all things lightly and see the funny side is a definite divine quality, and a healing one, in my experience. So it was that just as I’d applied to be a volunteer healer at a local hospice, my own Dad began his outward journey from the physical plane. It’s as if it was necessary for me to undergo this deeply personal initiation before I could begin to walk alongside others through their...

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Grandmother Bird

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Poetry | Comments Off on Grandmother Bird

We share a common ancestor You and I And I wonder if that’s why My shoulders shrug in memory Of their once light burden, My dream-self fit to fly. Isis on her feathered throne Unfolded to the wind and sky To mourn her loss And fan Beloved life aglow. You fix me with your lively eye, Head a tilted query, And I taste your sharp instinct. Do we down the earthbound in you? And do you sing so splendidly Of ruffled refuge, Breath-borne spiral, Sun-set highway, That we might recall our own...

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I-Sight: part two

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on I-Sight: part two

I’d like to share another instalment of the I-Sight adventure, so if you haven’t already read that initial article then you might want to click the link to catch up. Recently, a small forest has appeared to replace the blindfold of hair that masked my seer’s eyes. As always with my visions, I’ve been moved to research the symbolism of this link between trees and the third eye. I find that Source often gives me clues in this way, deliberately placing a tantalising clue that invites me to dive into deliciously curious...

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Light language

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Poetry | Comments Off on Light language

You ask what I do and I struggle to structure a sentence That condemns me to a single cell existence. Those stakes lie smashed and splintered behind me And I move through a land of disclosure. Hard nouns and verbs won’t grasp the sum of anyone, Weighty against the feather of truth. Rub the scales from your “I”s. Then you would not need to ask but with unbolted heart and mouth ajar Be, brushed by a myriad shimmers and shadows of the light that is Indescribable, unspeakable, breathtaking and breathgiving, All and everything...

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on I-sight

In meditation recently I’ve been visited by the image of a woman looking off to the side, with her long hair blowing across her eyes so that she almost appears blindfolded by it. I had the definite sense of her being an Oracle or Wise One, and that there was meaningful symbolism in her physical eyes being covered. She set me off on an exploration of the link between spiritual or otherworldly knowledge and blindness or lack of physical sight. There are many references in world mythology to those who have no physical sight but who are...

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Intuition is always right, it’s fear that leads you astray

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on Intuition is always right, it’s fear that leads you astray

You know that thing where you feel something is absolutely right and you’ve seen such clear guidance about it, but then it doesn’t work out? Well this is about that, and I hope it encourages you not to doubt your intuition or lose faith in it. It took us two and a half years to sell our house, during which I confess to impatience and frustration at times as I knew beyond doubt that my time in my current home was done and I was called to be elsewhere. Initially I believed I was to stay in Wales, but as the months went on I began to...

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The right use of will – reading for 2018

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Spiritual living, Tarot | Comments Off on The right use of will – reading for 2018

Last year I drew the nine of cups, the card of happiness and, traditionally, of wish fulfilment. This couldn’t have proved truer for me as on the new moon before the Winter Solstice of 2017 we finally moved to our dream home in West Wales, surrounded by woods and serenaded by a musical stream. I wonder if you too came to an understanding of what happiness looks like for you, and did you find ways to create it for yourself? If not, perhaps the card for this year holds the key for you. The card representing the energy for 2018 is the Two...

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The perfect pattern of ebb and flow

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on The perfect pattern of ebb and flow

My 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. At the same time I was very present to the fact that this joyful...

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What the alder said

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Poetry | Comments Off on What the alder said

I’ve always envisaged this poem as a children’s picture book. Maybe it will be one day… “Let’s visit my favourite tree,” said the girl. “Hhmph!” said the dog, through his favourite toy. They walked their favourite path to the stream.                                 *** “What’s it like to be a tree?” said the girl. “Listen,” said the alder. “Woof!” said the dog. *** “Listen,” said the alder. “Tell me what you know,” said the girl....

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Story planet

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Book reviews, Healing, Spiritual living | Comments Off on Story planet

I’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. As a child, one of my main “escapes” was books – I loved and read widely and avidly, with a special passion for history, myth, legend and fantasy-based stories. What I know now, as a much older, wiser and happily-earthed adult, is that...

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