a journey of self discovery. You just never know what we might see. Is that a fairy ring under that rowan tree? Look! - a hedgewitch, I wonder what she is brewing in her cauldron today. Oh, and look at that poor menopausal soul, she needs our love & understanding. We may take a stop at the creativity school or a wander through the garden. And maybe, we will take the time machine back to the past! But wherever we go, we will always take time to stop for tea.
- Name: Miss Robyn
- Location: Culburra Beach , NSW, Australia
I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder
"a friend is someone who knows all about you, and still likes you" my dear DAILY PARCELS
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
the stuff from True Balance
Labels: true balance
Friday, October 27, 2006
oh man - true balance - This sacral chakra stuff is heavy going for me but I am plodding through - I know I am clearing lots and healing lots - so that is why I am persevering but it is surely bringing up stuff that I thought I had dealt with. my sacral chakra is really out of balance. Here I am thinking I am completely normal (ha!) NOT. I wonder if I will ever be normal? hmm I wonder what normal is and do I want to be normal?
Sophie is at last smiling and laughing - I have stepped back as I have realized this is her journey and I can still be here for her to cuddle but not to take on her pain. A hard lesson for me. Today, I did a collage for Beltane & made some beltane wreaths for my girl friends and then I went and bought myself a huge bunch of sunflowers - inspired by a bunch that Naturegirl sent me via email. I am spending most of the weekend in my garden - wanting to make myself a sacred circle. And I am going to ease into blogging - hopefully I will get to visit over the weekend - blessings, bliss & blossoms xo
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
yesterday was an amazing day for us. I drove Sophie to school and when I got out of the car I found a white feather *a gift from the angels, I am sure, telling me they are with us and all will be ok. I know this is my heart. Then I came home and a friend called and asked me to go and have a cup of tea with her. So I did - she is a reiki master and did a healing on me - which was good as it was revealed that I have past hurts that are coming up as I grieve with Sophie. So my friend did an intense healing on my heart and gave me some heart oil which is infused with essential oils, colour therapies & essences from the angels. I am to anoint my heart chakra with it twice daily. I tell you, it has worked. The heart break hurt has gone. I am also anointing Sophie with it and it seems to be helping her. I am also giving her flower remedies to help with grief. My reiki teacher did a reiki healing on Sophie yesterday afternoon. All these things are helping our souls to heal themselves. Plus all those prayers & healing, that you, my friends are sending us - is helping - we can feel each and every one.
I did get to visit a few blogs and commented on a couple - some blogs I haven't been able to access, not sure why but Pea if you are reading this - I have tried so hard to come by and comment but my computer freezes each time I try. I will keep trying, maybe it is blogger.
oh and Joe had his appointment on Monday - the specialist is confident all is ok but wants to do a colonoscopy in November (lucky joe!) - I am not worried, I am sure all is ok
feeling better last night, I played with Violettes long necked lady. It was fun & soothing. sometimes, I think I need to mindless stuff - like colouring in
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
over the edge
Monday, October 23, 2006
TRUE BALANCE ~ warning! ~ my base chakra stuff
I could go into major detail here, but I won't. It is too hard for me. And like I said, I don't want my blog to become a Mummy dearest because in the main, my childhood was wonderful. We had great family picnics & all the other normal family stuff.
But let's just say - that as a little girl, I had a great fear of being alone, being abandoned. My family foundation wasn't strong. Don't get me wrong - as I said, my childhood was mostly wonderful and so were my parents - they did the best they knew how. But they use to leave us alone, often. at night. I can remember from about age 10 - I would sit out on the front step and cry til they came home. To this day, I do not know what I was afraid of - but as soon as it got dark - I would have to go outside. Past life stuff? who knows.
My dad also drank alot and in my early childhood he was very violent - not towards us kids, but to mum. In his later life he became a tea-totaller and was so sad for what he put us through when we were young.
I also found out that the base chakra governs the immune system and that has made me wonder if my immune system was depleted due to the chakra being unbalanced - my cancer was an immune deficient cancer. If you worry alot about life - your base chakra becomes unbalanced. And I wonder if my strong desire to find 'my roots' of my ancestors is because my base chakra is unbalanced. Lots of thoughts - I write all in my journal, kind of purging my soul.
However blogging has helped me to become alot more grounded & balanced and I think I am finally getting the base chakra to how it is meant to be.
Sometimes if I feel unbalanced - then I go outside and plunge my hands into the dirt or othertimes I just carry a grounding stone around with me. Even wearing a pair of red undies can help! And I am going to start having a pedicure and have my toe nails painted red!
crystals, herbs and essential oils that correspond to the base chakra can help to balance as well :
Gemstones: Agate, Bloodstone, Hematite, Red Coral, Red Garnet, Ruby, Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline and Black Tourmaline in Clear Quartz
Herbs: Cedar, Clove, Pepper, Vetiver
Essential Oils: Myrrh, Patchouli, Rosewood, Thyme, Vetiver
Labels: true balance
Sunday, October 22, 2006
gratitude on Sunday
each of YOU - I am grateful for. The emails, the support, the love & care and the spells! I am grateful that I am able to call each of you my friend. even though we have never met - I feel a heart connection with each of you. It is like you understand my very soul. thankyou, I am humbled
one year has passed
Friday, October 20, 2006
taking time out
Thursday, October 19, 2006
miss*R ~ angel intuitive
How do I post about this without sounding ungrateful or negative? I hope I can - so here goes.
I am glad that I went - I want to eventually hold angel & faery worshops here at my home and with the Doreen Virtue name after it - I am sure I will be successful. I want to bring angels and faeries to lots of people, to help them find that they do indeed have help in other realms - it is all there for the asking. So now I can officially do that. without any expensive cost to anyone. that to me is what it is all about.
The place where I stayed was wonderful - BUT I feel that there were just way too many people at the workshop. 800 people is alot. 3 days with 800 people does not do my aura alot of good, nor does it do my chakras alot of good. I did learn quite abit and I did get a message from my angels to 'take what I need' from the course. At times, like I said I thought I was caught up in a religious cult - we had to stand and sing & clap our hands and yell out affirmations - which does not sit well with me at all. But I did it and just rolled my eyes to myself. I chuckled to myself. I am sure that Doreen Virtue is sincere but she is surrounded by minders and there is alot of hype and it is all very commercial. Quite often during the course - she would do advertising for her CD's and books. which annoyed the hell out of me. There were noi notes given out, we were told that the information is in such & such a book and it is available at the book store.
so that is it in a nutshell - I am sad to say.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
the hurts of life
Monday, October 16, 2006
God, give me strength
Thursday, October 12, 2006
base chakra ~ earth mother poem
Earth Mother, star mother,
You who are called by
a thousand names,
May all remember
we are cells in your body
and dance together
You are the grain
and the loaf
That sustains us each day,
And as you are patient
with our struggles to learn
So shall we be patient
with ourselves and each other.
We are radiant light
and sacred dark
You are the embrace that heartens
And the freedom beyond fear.
Within you we are born
we grow, live, and die-
You bring us around the circle
Within us you dance
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I was taken with the way Lisa from groggy froggy put it:
"DANGER...WARNING...DANGER ....my next post will probably be about the third chapter of True Balance, so for those of you who are offended that I'm reading and discussing it, there's your warning. I'll put it in the title so you don't have to even read the first sentence."
I think I will take a lead from Lisa - and put it in my heading whenever I post.
*so today I start on the base chakra and work through the chapter for approx 2 weeks. I am liking it so far - it is helpings me to journal . I read a little each night and make notes, then during the next day - I copy it down into my journal, embellishing as I go.
So over the next few months I will share bits of this chakra journey - not sure what will come of it!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
mixed media memoirs
as you can see, at the moment, I am being inspired by Teesha Moore
Monday, October 09, 2006
Labels: monday musings
Sunday, October 08, 2006
gratitude on Sunday
well this week I must say that I am grateful that I am finally discovering where my oddities come from. I am discovering my roots. It is like I have finally found out who I am - well kind of, guess I will never really know.
Thanks to my dear friend Daisy Lupin and my mum, I have learnt that my great-nana was most probably born in Cornwall - which means that I have Cornish blood flowing through my veins, I am from good old Cornish stock. which explains why I am so drawn to 'witchcraft' - were my ancestors, witches? I am sure they were!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Christmas swap extravaganza!
- oh! and these may change a little depending on what people want - they will be tweaked as we go.
~ anyone interested? just email me!
an art dollie challenge for October
this is my Beltane dolly - I made her yesterday - she is a maypole daisy. It is difficult to swap the season/sabbats but I feel it is a must - and I guess I will eventually write my own wheel of the year. I am going to make Halloween dolly to go along side of ms*Beltane - just because I can!
they say it's your birthday
Happy birthday Louisa May
Friday, October 06, 2006
playing life or playing make believe?
sometimes I think I am lunatic. I go about my days - planning what I can do for different celebrations of the year - take for instance Beltane which is coming up for us down here in the Southern Hemisphere, on October 31 ~ I am still struggling with that - but have decided to follow the wheel of the year as it should be down here - opposite to the north - but so that I can celebrate Halloween & Christmas too, I will put my own slant on it . I think half of my scattered problem is that I have been trying to live the seasons back to front. As much as my soul harks from the Northern Hemisphere, I figure if God put me down here, there must be a good reason for it - so I may as well live where I am and follow the seasons as they occur - to stop fighting it - anyhow, as usual I sidetrack.
A suggestion for Beltane is to make a basket of goodies up for a needy family - so I am thinking of making some soup for a friend who has just 'inherited' 3 grandchildren under the age of 7. She is 55 and has them til they are 16, at least. sheesh. so a pot of pumpkin soup, some bread rolls & a herb salad......... then I start thinking about setting an altar up for Beltane and making a door wreath. Then I start wondering if I am the only person who does things like this, worrying about altars and seasons and candles and magick - then I start feeling like a little girl playing house * and then I think I am a lunatic because what 48, nearly 49 year old woman does things like this?
I tend to live in make believe land alot of the time -oh, I do the earthly stuff - the cooking and the cleaning etc - but as I do it - it is like I am playing house. Playing life.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
flitting in and flitting out
from the pages of my journal
A Blessing From Nature
A kiss from the sunlight, a touch of the breeze
The bright moon at night,
To light your way,
Flowers for the inner child,
And to add colour to your life,
Seed from the trees and plants,
Strung on a chain,
To adorn your neck and breast,
Shells for your feet and toes, to celebrate the seas,
And the waters of life,
The colour pink is for love, to spread across the world,
And to remember you are WOMEN!
A worthy daughter of Mother earth.
~ anonymous ~
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
blessings & bliss
last night and this morning
I know I was panicking & I know that whenever life throws things at me - I bat like hell. I know that only one out of 10 is bowel cancer. I know that even if it was - most survive. It is the waiting that I cannot cope with - been there and done that and I hate it. I am one who wants things done yesterday & I get frustrated with waiting. Patience is obviously one of the lessons I need to learn in this life.
after I posted I decided to do a collage - I seem to need to create things when something happens in my life - either cooking or sewing - gee, when I went through my divorce, I made a queen sized bed quilt - last night was one of those times. I collaged a face - I felt blue, so I painted all blue - then went to bed. I woke this morning to many hugs and lots of support & prayers and I felt so much better - I wasn't alone ~ so I finished my little bit of art :
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
I am scared
mixed media memoirs
crystals for the sacral chakra include - carnelian, orange jasper, orange calcite
essential oils of ylang-ylang, jasmine, patchouli, sandalwood and cinnamon.
Wear orange when you need self confidence or courage, wear it when you experience insecurity or self doubts.
I played with this collage - using techniques that I hadn't used before - I used beeswax and modge podge and had a try at drawing - I am quite happy with it, actually make that very happy with it - does that mean my sacral chakra is balanced today?
the words around the outside are affirmations - 'to feel my fears, to see, to know and to understand what these fears are about. I experience them in a loving peaceful, painless and joyous way.'
two things - glitter swap ADVANCE NOTICE & Halloween
Monday, October 02, 2006
a bit of this and a bit of that
however - I have been BY MYSELF all weekend - Joe has gone riding & Sophie has gone to the beach. I have been a free woman, to do what I like, when I like. The house stays tidy - I cannot believe it - I go out into the garden and come back in for lunch and the house is still tidy! I make a sandwich - put my plate and cup in the dishwasher - and when I come back - there are no glasses or cups on the bench. ahhhh bliss - but I do miss them.
On Saturday - I played pick up sticks - picking up all the branches and sticks that were strewn over my garden from the windstorm during the week. I planned my moon-garden and I yelled at my chickens. You see one has become a cannibal - it is eating my eggs. I know which one it is but I don't know what to do about it.
Yesterday - I planted zucchini and watered my garden. I also played collage - I wanted to make a collage for Spring Equinox to put into my BOS. I actually like it - I didn't rush - I did a little, went away, came back, played some more til I got it how I wanted and yes, I do like it.
I do my collages in an art book with spiral pages, however they tend to curl if I use glue so I need to find something else.
so Monday today - Joe will be home this afternoon & I am going to go out into the garden shortly and pull my forget me nots out - gawd, I know why they are called forget me nots. I think I posted once about them on daily parcels - must take a look later.
I have also started my mixed media memoir for this week * ORANGE * am having fun with it although orange is not a favourite colour of mine
Allow things in your life which make your heart sing, feed your soul or nourish you on a daily basis
Labels: monday musings
Sunday, October 01, 2006
gratitude on sunday
sometimes I read something on the internet that touches my very soul - my heart skips a beat and I have to re-read & re-read. It makes me gasp when I first read it and I want to put my head through the computer screen and scream - yes! I love this - it makes my soul sing .thankyou! During the week I visited Tinker and this piece she wrote on September pleasures touched deep down in my soul, touching my very essence. and the art work that goes with it - to die for! tinkers pleasures
St Therese ~ pray for us
let me tell you about St Therese, the little flower. Not really about her - you can find that anywhere on the net but about her in my life. When I converted to Catholicism about 16 years ago, we had to pick a Saint for our confirmation patron - I picked St Therese because it was the most catholic name I could think of besides Mary. I then realized that she was with me - to help and guide and yes to pray for me when I asked for her help. . .
my altar in my foyer - the dead leaves are from Palm Sunday and the teenie tiny stones in the shells are gifts from the faeries in my garden
My dad bought me my first statue of her on the day I was confirmed into the Catholic faith and so started my collection. Then I started to find statues and pictures of her in antique shops - I became obsessive (yes, I did, I know you can't believe that!). . . so I skipped through life - asking St Therese for tiny little things until one day I needed her help~ big time - I found out I had cancer - so I petitioned her, I begged her and I said novenas.
the day came that I had to go into hospital to have my last course of radiation where I was locked into a lead lined room while the radiation hit me for 17 hours. I was told that I could take things into the room to make it mine, to make me feel at home (ha!) so I took this picture above and hung it opposite my bed - I looked at the picture often during those 17 hours and each time I felt I could not do it any longer - I felt St Therese's prescence - urging me , giving me strength, telling me I could do this!
I love her!
a few weeks later - her relics did a tour of the world and I decided to go - we lined up for a few hours at the church where they were, people filing past her casket,leaving flowers, praying, crying. It was an amazing experience & I feel very blessed that I had the chance. My turn came and I knelt down and put my hands on her casket and said thankyou. I could not move - it was like an electric current was going up from her casket through my hands and completely surrounding me with pure love - I know I was healed that day.
so ~ St. Therese - pray for us - we know our prayers are answered when you do.
St. Therese, the Little Flower,
please pick me a rose from the heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love;
ask God to grant me the favor I thee implore
and tell Him I will love Him each day more and more.
I never take my St Therese medal off !
And she sends me roses quite often, in obscure places - so I KNOW she is there for me