When changes occur life can feel chaotic. And healing's a bit like that too. If events in the world are leaving you feeling a bit overwhelmed or powerless, turn inwards and remember that self-care and healing can reflect out into the world just as much as a petition and certainly more than shouting at the TV in frustration. When we feel balanced and aligned with our hearts, the people around us can feel it and take courage for their own journey. I found a new woodland spot to meditate in this week, and my attention was drawn to a log covered in old strands of ivy. The message was that instead of feeling choked by things that challenge me, I can use them to grow.
Below is a poem I wrote for Halloween, but its sentiment is as true now as it was last week. And here's a couple of Day of the Dead skulls for good measure. Actually I thought they might make a good mug design. What do you think?
Spell for the Heart
Strong roots will fan flames of desire
Beneath this cauldron bubbling bright,
Cast aside all retribution
Conjured out of fearful pride,
Instead, a drop of misery
Dissolves the dregs of ‘why’ and ‘how’,
And clarifies these love-torn ghosts,
To leave that which inspires.
Infuse this potion marrow deep,
Bring clarity from confusion,
Let troubles fade, this witch’s brew
Is covenant for life anew.
Come now, a drop of jealousy
To light the way is what we need,
Stir in the silent gift of time
To concentrate these potent hues.
Now heart, one chamber at a time,
One slice of love and livered bile,
Two drops of hope to overpower
Shadowed spite in ego’s lair.
Burn high this fire of poisoned flame,
Bring bartered strength for brighter days,
Reveal to us your potent brew
For jaded hearts that sour and stew.
Guilt-led desire from blackened shame
Begone and let the good times in.
Oh lifeblood spell reveal and weave –
Curse this matted, tawdry guile.
Stir cauldron’s passion, birth this sage,
Unbridled heart, set hope this night.
Let potion bubble clear and true,
Let poisoned lies reveal their ghuls:
Begone! Now let true love descend.
This chalice brims with fire and soul:
Reclaim our coven, birthing wild,
These runes are heard in all we do -
Come now, drink deep, the night is long.
Let potent charms revive slain hearts,
Beget this spectral spell: love’s song.
If you're feeling a bit frustrated with life and live near Dorchester, you might like to come to an event I've been guided to run this month. Live Life With Ease is a nurturing morning of guided meditation with spirit animals, angelic frequencies and sound healing. Bring a notebook or journal and I'll guide you through a healing meditation and prompts to help you get clear on what you need right now in life and how to move forward.
Or if you're not into all that self-development stuff, embrace the festivals of light and giving instead and come and do some early Christmas shopping at our Art Fair on Saturday!
I promise I will get organised and get my online shop stocked with festive goodies and let you know about them next week.
Please note there is no Concious Creatives meetup in December.
Sound healng, meditation journey, spirit animals and angelic frequencies to help you heal and get clarity over where you're going in life. Find answers and get unstuck, so you can live with more ease and joy. Dorchester Yoga Centre. Prefer an online session? Just email me here
Want to write a book, sell more art, learn to craft or even compose your next musical? Get organised and overcome your excuses so you can finally start doing the things you REALLY want to do. FREE Journalling workshop online. Just download and begin.
Come and see loads of original art and crafts and meet local artists at the ArtWey Christmas Fair. I will be there with virbrant cushions, mugs and beautiful artwork and some festive goodies. St Aldhelm's Church Hall, Spa Road Weymouth, DT3 5EW