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!

Working with your inner father archetype

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Healing, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Working with your inner father archetype

The inner father archetype affects how you express the masculine aspect of your nature in your life, whether you’re male or female, and it’s heavily shaped both by your relationship with your human father (or lack of it) and how you’ve learned to relate to authority in your culture and society. Your ability to function healthily as an adult is very much affected by how your inner father archetype operates within you. He dictates how strong, capable, and productive you feel in everyday life as well as how you conduct...

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Dreamland or the land dreaming

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dreamland or the land dreaming

When we first moved into our current home, our dream home, I experienced a vivid meditation in my newly blessed spiritual work room. As I unwrapped the potent energy package which I’d safely bundled up from my previous work space, I felt a shift in perception. In my mind’s eye, the walls around me dissolved and there was absolutely nothing separating me from the wild bank and oak woodland on one side, and the spating stream on the other. Even though I knew I was inside the cottage, I was simultaneously aware of being completely...

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Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Poetry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Elderfire

Fire crackling through my veins so I bristle to leaveThe hearth stone cold, Abandon home.No sustaining cauldron of richly bubbling stew to nourishStarving mouths and bones that crave flesh.I stir secretly that fire behind things,Seen only in fleeting shadows that flare and flicker and then reform so they wonder if that glareWas really there or justA trick of the light, A lie of the dark.I crave the backward blast of rocket engines and the forward thrust of open furnace doors,A razor blaze so sharp there are no edges.Burn it all downBurn it...

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Working with your inner guide archetype

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Healing, Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Working with your inner guide archetype

This is the inner archetype I’m probably asked about most often by clients, primarily because many are uncertain of how to access it or trust it. We’re so conditioned to look outside ourselves for answers that we’ve forgotten about the ultimate guidance system that’s pre-installed within us. Of course there are always times when some objective advice is helpful, and I’d be talking myself out of a job if I said otherwise, but it’s healthy for those times to be the exception rather than the rule. The guide is...

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The shadow twin of courage

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in Healing, Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The shadow twin of courage

What I’m learning more and more along the spiritual path is that nothing exists, or indeed can exist, in isolation; everything has its complement. So when you open to something intentionally, you need to be aware that you’re also inviting in something else that you may not be aware of, or quite so willing to embrace! At the beginning of this year, I made a choice to open to courage, to taking risks and refusing to play small. Immediately the opportunities for expansion into this intention arrived. I was offered a fantastic role in...

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Diamond facets of the self

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Healing, Spiritual living, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Diamond facets of the self

Following on from my post Healing with Inner Archetypes, and before I start looking at these in more detail, I wanted to talk about why it can be so helpful to see and understand yourself as a composite of many different aspects. When there’s something about ourselves we don’t like or are ashamed of, or when we do something that we label as stupid or not good enough, it whacks our self-esteem with a giant hammer blow because in that moment we’re usually seeing ourselves only as that one thing. We forget, for example, the...

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The energetics of dis-ease

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Healing, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The energetics of dis-ease

I ended up in bed with flu for a week recently; something that has not happened to me for 15 years. While I accept I was infected by a virus to which I was exposed, I also know that I’ve resisted viruses successfully in the past and so I always have to look at where my responsibility lies for any dis-ease of mind, body or spirit that develops. It wasn’t difficult to find it, and I wanted to share my honest appraisal with you so that you can be more aware of how things can pile up energetically and result in a lowering of vibration...

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Healing with inner archetypes

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Healing | Comments Off on Healing with inner archetypes

I recently watched an interesting film called Split about a man with dissociative identity disorder, brilliantly played by James McAvoy. It showed how emotional and physical trauma can cause aspects of the psyche to split off into independent identities, all of them displaying unique personalities and (fascinatingly to me as a holistic healer) physiologies. Some are male, some are female. One may smoke while another is a health fanatic and yet another has to inject insulin to control diabetes. The film showed an extreme example of imbalance...

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Rebel with a cause – reading for 2019

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Spiritual living, Tarot | Comments Off on Rebel with a cause – reading for 2019

It’s always good to see a Princess, as she births spirit into matter so that it can become solid and real. In the case of this Princess, it’s ideas that are being brought through from heaven to earth. Not only bringing those ideas through but, more importantly, putting them into action. As you can probably work out from the image, this is not always a peaceful process. There will be some conflict and likely confusion as radical and rebellious thinking comes up against opposing forces still locked into tradition and resistance. So...

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The Gift

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Poetry | Comments Off on The Gift

I wrote this poem a week ago as a stream of consciousness exercise after some inner journeying which involved listening to poetry read aloud during a sacred women’s circle. It poured out of me after a particularly busy few weeks that had been dominated by my “adult” responsibilities, and I realised in this beautiful breathing space that my inner playful child was feeling woefully neglected. It seemed appropriate for this time of year, too, when we find ourselves thinking about other kinds of presents. THE GIFT I just need to...

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