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!

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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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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