Embroidered Truths: DAY 567


 
Following the pull of gravity,
I connect to the downward flow of something
deeper and darker within;
sinking, as I do so, to the bottom left.

I’m not sure if I’m just filling space;
dancing in silver because this side is still
free, unfettered, a blank page.
Or if I’m here because there’s inner work to be
doing and this side seems to be all about that.

The left details the surface: health, sickness, ailments,
thoughts, feelings emotions, etc.
And the right: something more primal,
about planetary alignments, constellations, bulbs and roots.
There are more fishbone spines, more skeletal branches,
more lines, curves and sweeps.

As silver connects to gold: something
alchemical occurs and I feel cracks in the ceiling.
Ceiling being the surface of my mind,
walls of my body, shell of my soul.

by Rebecca L. Atherton


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No matter how terrible…

The mood for today is one of slowing down, so take it easy and take a step back.

Have you been rushing too much lately, spending so much time concentrating on getting from A to B that you have forgotten, also, to enjoy the space in between?

1. Give yourself a day off.
2. Spend it with a special friend.
3. Or, even better, if you can, if you are able to… alone.

When we allow ourselves to sit in stillness without external distractions; when we take the time to first realise and respect and then release internal monologues: what occurs can be incredibly healing.

What is your body trying to tell you?
What is your mind attempting to dialogue?
Are you suffering from too many or too few feelings and emotions?

The trick to peace and the key to happiness is in knowing yourself enough to be ok with it all, whatever is happening, and to have faith; faith that everything is planned, destined, divined… and that, because of this, no matter what, no matter how terrible: in the end, it will all be alright.

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Embroidered Truths: DAY 518

As I write this, I am in a public cafe; the place where I most like to work, and to the side of me there is a man with a cold. Since he arrived half an hour ago he’s been sniffing and sneezing, tissue-less and, perhaps most annoyingly, without shame. A good person wouldn’t mind. A kind person would sympathise. A balanced person would keep to their own business and ignore the whole thing. I’m not sure what sort of person I am right now, but whoever I am she’s struggling, forcibly holding herself in the seat. There is tension running up and down my back and along my arms and I know I’m going to regret this later.

Ever since my pneumonia, I have had a heightened fear of germs and sitting this close to a potential carrier is waking all my gremlins. In addition, he’s watching videos on his phone – out loud, without headphones – which is just plane rude. Once again, I wish that I had a happy home space and the liberty of working from there… but we have had builders underneath for months now and the place is uninhabitable. Try concentrating to the symphony of a pneumatic drill, connecting creatively to the thump of a hammer. At least there are sliding doors, open windows and plenty of fresh air and failing that I have vitamin C.

Moving on from yesterday: I give my zebra some dirt because “God made dirt and dirt don’t hurt” and I need something clean and unpolluted to focus on. But when I think about where I live and what I eat, about the whole world in general, I know it’s all chemicals and pesticides. My partner likes to say “it’s all hype and a con to make us spend more”, but he forgets what Man has done to the planet and how there’s danger now everywhere. According to statistics, we are full of heavy metals, bacteria’s, viruses and parasites… and over 50% of our homes have mould!!! I exist in a space of constant worry and not caring at all, because I cannot ignore the messages from my body but it’s too exhausting to overly think about. In my dreams, I press rewind; travelling back to when I was whole and uncomplicated. But then I dig deeper and remember how I arrived and think that in actual fact I was always muddied. And, perhaps, too, the harm came from before that in the womb, with the things I inherited and ingested.

When I fall off the canvas with the brown (literally), I switch to pink, returning to the words I am trying to make space for. I’m feeling quite proud and a little bit in love with “Candida albicans”, “bacteria” and “oral yeast”, although when the waiter passes by I blush. I want to stitch “colitis”, too, because I’ve also got that. But instead I decide to sew a colon. It compliments the lungs that I made right at the start and is also a little bit different. When I’m through, it looks a bit like a heart and a coiled snake and makes me think of Kundalini yoga. Perhaps I am waking up new energy inside and all this is necessary suffering?

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Thank you, I love you, I am because you are.

Do you have special people in your life that, when they are around, when they text you, email you, phone you or you in-person meet up, light you up? And if you do, who are they and are they the people you would wish, expect, pick..?

I have a handful of precious people and each day I thank God for their love. I’m not sure who I’d be or how I’d fare without them. And I think what makes them even more special is the fact that even with their trials and troubles, of which they have many, they have space and time for me; little old me, to them, is important.

One of those people was my grandmother, who sadly passed away almost nine years ago now. As a child she was such a positive influence to me, such a vessel of supportive, un-judgy love. When she died she left a gap and I still miss her most days, but I do talk to her too, and I smile at her advice. She has a way with words. She doesn’t mix things up.

Another one of those people is my aunt, and I guess because she is further away in terms of location and because our relationship has been on and off over the years, I’m constantly stunned by the room she allows me in her heart. If I had to pick one breast, one pair of arms, to curl into when I’m upset or sick, when I’m needing a mother… it would be hers. I feel I could completely relax there. And also, no matter what, be myself.

I have three more relatives who I rate pretty highly, an unofficial mother-in-law, and a surrogate island-side mother. They are all wonderful, special, precious people; there if I need them but not necessarily able to be constant in my life.

And then there’s my dog, who I honestly could not live without. Not only is she loving, loyal and totally present; she’s forgiving, gentle, patient and kind too. And the most magical thing: if I’m sick or hurting or crazy inside, she knows just where to lie to make it go away, or at least feel better.

Who are the important people in your life?

How do they show up?

What do they give you?

Do they know what they mean to you?

This weekend, write them a letter, send them a email or better yet drop in or give them a call… let them know how important they are. Just as we appreciate it when people thank us for a job well done, or for a nice thought or effort, so do those around us too. And it’s such a little thing.

So, to all of my nearest and dearest, those mentioned and those held silent… thank you, I love you, I am because you are.

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hiraeth

Have you spent your whole life feeling out of place, feeling like you don’t belong, wondering if you were plucked from a spaceship or from another land on another planet?

Have you always felt like the odd one out, the outsider, the black sheep?

Have you tried everything you can to connect; tried numerous different ways to belong and still come up short?

You are not alone.
You are one of many.

And now there’s a word to sum it up… which makes it a little less strange and a lot less peculiar.

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Cause for faith

Some days I see magic all around me wherever I look and I feel blessed because everyone is nice and everything I want either effortlessly appears or is super easy to find.

Other days… I see a world full of people and cars; where everything is grey, pollution is rife and everyone is stressed. On these days: the wind blows grit in my eyes, I twist my ankle, get splashed by a car, miss my bus and am late for work, and then I’m in a bad mood and my energy is off; so of course that’s what I attract towards me.

Remembering that’s it’s just a test, that you asked for this lesson, that it’s really nothing compared to the ‘bigger’ point, can help a lot.

And when that’s difficult: I like to stand outside, tilt my face to the sun, close my eyes and breathe; in and out, in and out, in and out, until I feel grounded, connected, part of.

We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea. Now if that’s not incredible enough, I don’t know what is.

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Compassionate healing

If there is sadness in your belly, anger in your heart, regret in your womb, overwhelm in your third eye, exhaustion in your root or resistance in your solar plexus…

Fear not,
I can help.

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With EFT Tapping, we can release the pent up emotions from your energy body and discharge the trigger points.

With Matrix Reimprinting, we can go back to past to heal the trauma and thereby free the trapped pieces of you.

With reiki healing and crystal therapy, we can cleanse, charge and rebalance your energy body, helping you to feel more in alignment with your true self.

With flower and petal essences, we can get to the very core of your emotional needs and shine a light there, peeling away the layers gently and with love.

With tarot and oracle cards, we can start a conversation with your subconscious, diving deep into the blocks to health and abundance you might be experiencing to find ways around them.

With compassionate counsel and guidance, we can help you figure out what your heart truly wants and needs and work out the best, most loving action steps towards achieving this.

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If you are experiencing blocks.
If you are stuck or going through a bad patch.
If you have tried pills and potions and exercise to no avail.

Come and see me for a preliminary chat and a stand-alone healing and consultation as a first step.

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I believe in a person-centred approach to healthcare and in tri-body healing:

Mind
Body
Soul

You need to ask:

What does my heart want?
What does my soul want?
What does my body need me to hear?

What is the reason behind the rash, the life experiences surrounding the stomach pain, the thought you were thinking at the time of the knee injury?

In order to help the whole: you need to address the separate parts. Otherwise, a pill just masks the physical irritation/pain but does nothing to actually heal it.

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I offer multi-dimensional healing and down-to-earth advice on the things that matter the most. Why not come and see me for a preliminary consultation to see whether, as a team/energetic power palls, we can produce the results you want?

I work 1-2-1 and via Skype – for those who live abroad or who would prefer to work from the comfort of their own home.

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Email me to enquire about availability and prices and to book.
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I look forward to hearing your story, holding space for you and working together.

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Pain Management

Imagine catching your elbow on a pipe or a wall;
the sensation of tingling and juddering
continuous, unending, visceral and raw.

This is how I feel, almost all of the time;
the only respite: precious seconds
caught in meditation and sleep.

by Rebecca L. Atherton

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Ceromamcy, divination using wax

Ceromamcy is a form of divination using wax, a bit like scrying for tea leaves in a cup – only different because at the end you get to take your wax shapes away with you instead of their being stuck in the Teller’s cup.

As a form of seeing, it can be incredibly revealing… as powerful as using a crystal ball or tarot cards.

If you would like to explore this in person: we can do it together over tea in our first consultation, either face-to-face or via FaceTime/Skype *. Click to book.

* If we work via the internet, certain different protocols apply.

If you would like to try it at home by yourself, you will need:

1. a candle
2. a vessel
3. a bottle of mineral water
4. a lighter or match
5. a notebook
6. a pencil
7. crystals to support your question
8. a quiet undisturbed space

Step one: set up your table as an altar. Make it special. Add ornaments, flowers, incense, tea lights, shells, stones, feathers, pictures, etc.

Step two: centre and ground yourself. Call upon the surrounding energies. Invite high vibrational (and helpful) beings in to support you.

Step three: take the water and bless it with a self-worded intention or prayer, then pour it into your vessel. Add supportive crystals to the water. Eg. rose quartz for love, amethyst for healing, yellow topaz for abundance.

Step four: take your candle, invoke its energies and connect to its life force. Thank it. Bless it.

Step five: think about your question, then light the candle and let it start to burn. Turn it on its side so that it drips wax into the water. Either hold it steady in one place or move it as you feel called. You can draw if you like. Make as many different shapes as you feel you need to.

Step six: right the candle… thank the energies and the candle… and blow out the flame.

Step seven: now get your paper and pencil and translate what you see. What shapes and symbols stand out? What do they remind you of? What is the first thought that comes into your head? Trust your intuition and go with your immediate response. Try not to let your head get too involved. Listen instead to your gut.

Step eight: sit back and look at what you have written and work out what it might mean in relation to your question. You can then either clear away the space, making sure to first close it; or leave it there until it feels done.

End thoughts and prompts:

• What did you learn?
• How can you apply this information?

For further clarity you can:

– pull a card
– mediate on the shapes and symbols
– talk to your guides
– connect to your higher self
– ask your dreams for answers
– look for external signs
– book a consultation with me or another reader

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Tips for reading Tarot


Three years ago I woke up, shifting from one version of my adult self to another. Perhaps it was a long overdue relinquishing of the maiden archetype I was inhabiting and carrying, entry into the domain of the mother archetype? Or simply a moment that was waiting to happen at some point on my timeline? I only know that it was abrupt and painful and that it lasted a while.

During this period, everything changed: things that had worked previously broke, while things that were dormant came to life. And while I couldn’t think, read or write and socialising and going out at all was daunting and I mostly slept because I had no energy and every body part hurt: I began to see, smell, taste, touch and feel in a new and way more intense way.

We all experience ups and downs. At some point, chances are we are all going to get a little or a lot sick. When this happens, Tarot gives you a map. I like to think of it like a guardian angel whispering in your ear. You pull a card, receive a message and through it know that you are not alone: there is a path, a purpose; each unique. Ours is not to question why but simply to surrender. The more you do, bit by not, slowly, the easier it gets.

The journey from waking to where I am today was long and difficult, and each day still requires mindfulness in its travelling. Life is certainly more of an effort, but time is revealing better days. Entry into a new era: all this has been a learning curve; to stop serves no purpose, rewinding is not an option, lamenting will only make me sad. My rage, which was mighty, has been and gone. Perhaps I got a little burned, but the foundation remains. Something that has come to have great value is my routine; most specifically, my spiritual one: meditation, yoga, tarot, working with crystals and flower essences, prayer and channeling.

I begin each day with a deck and my most pressing question. The card I select becomes my mantra for the next 24 hours. I carry it with me, either in a pocket or in my bra, taking it out every half hour or so to contemplate and briefly annotate. At some point I sit down, pull out my journal and write, allowing my consciousness to flow through me. Later, I return to this, and reply; answering questions, posing my own. At the end of the day, I turn to yoga. Yoga grounds this: I dance it, breathe into it, make it into a stretch and a pose. After, meditation takes it deeper, allowing the image and what it represents to come alive. This is a very personal relationship. It never fails to amaze me how apt the cards are.

At the beginning I was wary because cards like The Tower and Death kept coming up. As I’ve taken their advice and healed, allowing dead layers to fall away, my attitude has changed and I’ve stopped only wanting to hear when the forecast and prognosis is sunny and bright. For truth, while not always pretty, is always right.

Avoidance only delays what must inevitably be dealt with, denial pressing mute on what is already in existence or is about to arrive.

Exercise:

  1. Go to your favourite deck now, or the deck you are guided to.
  2. Take out the cards.
  3. Knock on them to clear them and then hold them tightly in both of your hands.
  4. Closing your eyes, ask your question. I like to make mine a prayer and then, after, bring the deck to my heart in an act of surrender and gratitude.
  5. Return the cards to the front and shuffle until a card reveals itself: flipping, peaking, slipping, leaping, etc.
  6. Thank the deck, the energy it brought forth and your guides (if you called them), respectfully returning all but the single card to its box and shelf.
  7. Spend a few minutes with your card, reacting to it both mentally and energetically.

Think about:

  1. Who or what it is it about?
  2. Where is it set, and in what season?
  3. The emotion it conveys?
  4. What part of your body and your life is it referring to?
  5. Does it have a colour, a smell, a texture, a taste?
  6. Is it fast or slow, hot or cold, smooth or rough?

Jot down these initial responses to come back to later: they form the framework for your interpretation. You will try to get away and even to change. Use these to help you not do this. For example: If you think the card is Sam: the card is Sam; you oughtn’t to change it to Sarah simply because you’d prefer that. You can, but then the healing is hidden, the learning lost.

Tarot teaches us in difficult ways. As a mother it is TOUGH LOVE.

If you are brave enough to receive the gift it is giving, you can provide a parent for your adult self, bringing healing to all of your pieces.

Try out my way of working with the cards for a week, following the above guidelines and prompts. See what you learn and let me know how you get on. If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them. And if you would like to have a professional reading with me for more depth, or perhaps to help you unravel what your own exploration and digging has brought up, I would love to help you.

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