Psyche’s Journey…poem in process

 

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I was in my own Psyche’s journey

on my way to find love.

There was a lock dangling from my heart,

and I must find the key.

I must open and release the lock

and set my heart free.

But how do I open such a lock

that is read and rusted with age?

I step back a bit and see a door

behind which lives a sage.

What caused that door to close so tight

how did the lock get there?

I will follow all the clues

that stand between myself and grace.

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To be continued…

My Art is prophetic, even to me. I can go back to an image I did years ago and if will finally share its meaning with me. This is a poem about following the clues.

 

 

 

Laughter is the best medicine!

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Laughter has been my greatest medicine. On any given day if you call me or connect with me in person, no matter what mood I am in there will be laughter. Sometimes I see things clearer when I look through the lens of humor.

I think there is always something to laugh about, even in the back of an ambulance in a foreign country or in the Emergency Room if you are with me there will be something to laugh about.

I crack jokes with my cats and we all laugh. 😹😹
I love comedy, silly jokes, even groaners make me laugh.

We take life too seriously and that in itself is funny. Laughter isn’t a defense for me, it just feels good.

Even when I say I am in a mood at some point it just becomes funny. The other day when I posted about being in a mood, there was a lot of laughter at my house.

I never looked at the healing benefits of laughter before. Here is what I found;
Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Laughter burns calories. OK, so it’s no replacement for going to the gym, but one study found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn about 40 calories—which could be enough to lose three or four pounds over the course of a year.

Laughter lightens anger’s heavy load. Nothing diffuses anger and conflict faster than a shared laugh. Looking at the funny side can put problems into perspective and enable you to move on from confrontations without holding onto bitterness or resentment.

Laughter may even help you to live longer. A study in Norway found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don’t laugh as much. The difference was particularly notable for those battling cancer.

Do you feel passionate about laughter? How does it help you?

 

Diving Deeper…

When I found out the Parathyroid Tumor was still there I realized there must be more inner work to do. Healing happens when we heal on all levels not just the physical.

I looked back at all of the Dissolving the tumor paintings and landed on this one.

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This painting became the doorway for me to dive deeper.

I had a blank journal that was 8 x 8 and I began to paint. As a visionary artist I listen and follow the images as they are brought to me. You can see the emerging theme of transformation. Art is the language that my soul and consciousness understands and it takes me on a journey.

Since 11-8-2018 I have painted 54 pages that have taken me deeper and helped me integrate. This is a very private book that won’t be shown to others except for a few chosen pages.

It started with this page:

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And 54 pages, 30 days and a lot of exploration I painted this today:

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I feel closer to completion today and really believe that the tumor is gone. I feel that the paintings showing it gone before we’re ahead of the tumor going away physically. That is often the case with my art. It is prophetic.

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Sacred Garden

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I woke up at 3 am with the words “Fertile Loam” in my head. It reminded me of another painting I did at around the same time as the one I posted yesterday. I love how my paintings continue to speak to me. This one was painting 18 years ago when it was speaking to me about something else and now it is informing my present moment.

This one is called Sacred Garden. It is a reflection of the beauty that can come from the compost of our lives. You can see the decay and also the beauty that is growing from it. The decay is as important to the process as the flowers.

I feel like I have been in the composting phase of my life. A lot of what wasn’t serving me has turned to decaying organic material that can nourish the new seeds that I want to plant. This part of the process isn’t fun. It’s tumors, heart issues, financial difficulties, the stuff of my life right now. The things that are going into the soil to make it fertile for new growth.

Thinking about the new seeds I want to plant in my life’s garden and what they will grow into is fun. What are those seeds and how do I define them so they can come into my reality?

Can you relate to this process ?

Holiday Boutique: Shamanic Rattle

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Here is a wonderful healing tool that you won’t find anywhere else. Do you have someone on your list that is a healer? Maybe even a sound healer. Or maybe you want it for yourself. They can be used to clear and set a new energy in your space.

Each Rattle has a unique sound.

I was inspired to make healing rattles with bells on them 15 or 20 years ago. I learned later that ancient Celtic Shaman used bell rattles in their healing work. That was a lovely surprise because part of my heritage is Irish.

Each Rattle is created to capture the essence suggested by the driftwood which comes from the shores of Lake Superior. There are various totems, charms, beads, and bells that make each Rattle unique and bring specific energy to your healing work.

These Rattles are one of my biggest sellers on Etsy.

The commissioned ones sell for $111
I am creating 8 personalized Rattles for $99. When those 8 are sold they will go back to $111.

Hop over to Unleashing My Wild Creativity on Etsy to purchase a custom designed rattle or purchase one that is ready made.

I am Having a Magical, Holiday Sale at Etsy✨

I call my Etsy shop Unleashing My Wild Creativity, because that is what I do. I sit down in my studio and open up to what ever inspiration what’s to create through me. My Etsy shop is filled with magical things because of the way they are created.

Today I was inspired to create a sale for the holidays over ay Unleashing My Wild Creativity with all of my best selling items. The prices are amazing. You have to shop early though because some items are limited in number.

Look around my whole store to see everything but stop in the sale for sure at the Holiday Boutique Sale Tab in the menu.

Do you have a special child or adult on you Holiday gift list? Find something unique and magical at Unleashing My Wild Creativity. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyWildCreativity

 

Release and purification Ritual Doll

 

During a conversation with my current situation I learned that there were issues that needed to be released because they were holding me back.  They were actually caused by outside sources in the form of spells.

yes, you can have a conversation with a situation and get great insight.

Do you realize that when ever you think or speak ill of someone you actually case a spell. Some people do this consciously out of jealousy and anger and some do it without being aware. It is especially powerful if done during a time when someone is vulnerable due to health issues.

I made a list of things that I needed to release and decided to make a doll, also known as a poppet. A poppet is usually made of cloth or fabric but can also be made of clay, wax, wood or just about any other material. Making a doll is a helpful tool for healing. You will notice I also added Dissolving the parathyroid tumor.

I made mine based on what was coming to me intuitively. Because I wanted to release issue I made release my focus. I made her out of white felt which I cut and sewed together. Inside I put stuffing and salt. The idea behind the salt was when it got wet it would dissolve and purify.

The main metaphysical properties of salt are:

* Abundance, manifestation, and anchoring spiritual energies
* Connecting to the ocean, the Moon and its cycles, and grounding spiritual energies into the material plane
* Devotion, spiritual development, and an alchemical return to wholeness
* Hospitality, house warming, and domestic harmony
* Purification, spiritual protection, and releasing unwanted influences
* Insights on life, death, and spiritual rebirth
* Intuition, balancing the emotions, and altered states like dreaming
* Traditionally used for physical well being, vitality, and longevity

I wrote each thing I wanted to release on white fabric with water soluble markers. I placed them on the doll with safety pins.

As you can see she is outside in a bird bath in my garden. She is being charged up by the full moon tonight and tomorrow it is supposed to rain. When it rains all of the issues I put on her will dissolve and wash away.

I laid her on a bed of juniper, marshmallow herb and sage. I picked these intuitively and here is what I discovered:

Juniper is a purification plant par excellence. It can be used to cleanse ritual spaces or magical tools. It is strongly protective and dispels negative energies and entities. It is often used as incense in healing rites and to purify the sick room.

Marshmallow Magickal Uses: Protection; Stimulate Psychic Power; Clairvoyance; Contact Other Planes; Divination; Harmony; Peace; Tranquility Burn or place in a sachet to bring protection, calm an angry person, and aid psychic powers. Keep on the altar or burn on candles to attract good spirits. Attracts possitive influences.

Sage: Clearing out energy in ones surrounding place enables neutral energy, which naturally helps with intuition. The Native American tribes were known to use sage for multiple purposes such as healing, clearing space and ceremonies

My intention through this process is to clear and release the issues that are holding me back and break the spell.

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And so she stayed in the yard for several days, through the dew at night and rain and she released…

And she was changed…

 

 

Trauma at the Back of the Heart

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This process is moving quickly!  This is only the third set and I discovered something huge.

The day that I shared on Facebook about the tumor and the difficult surgery my friend Bob, from Austria sent me a message. One part in the message stuck with me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

“This tumor next to your aorta can very well be the result of your open heart surgery, where vital life powers had to escape and nest outside, as close as possible to your heart. 

It apparently wants to return where it belongs. The last thing it wants is to be removed. The life energy your tumor accommodates is a vital part of your physical self, that seeks to return where it belongs. “

Last night before I fell asleep I wrote several questions in my journal and the information above was on my mind.

when I woke up not only did I have the answer but also the image above.

I realized that it wasn’t from the open heart surgery but from something that happened 33 years ago and it was a vital part of my physical, emotional and spiritual self. I won’t go into the details but it was something that happened in a relationship that almost cost me my life.

After that I became ambivalent about having a relationship meaning a part of me what a relationship and a part of me couldn’t risk it. That part of me believed that if I fell in love I would die. I always wondered why it was so hard for me to find the right relationship and I finally gave up on the idea for many years.

That was the vital life power that went into the parathyroid. How perfect to be hidden behind my heart where it might never be found. It almost wasn’t found but for a wispy blue shadow that showed up on a scan, barely visible. None the less it was ready to be discovered. How perfect that that one rouge parathyroid behind my heart ended up to be the one with the tumor!!

And if it hadn’t been that gland and would have been in one of the glands that are on my thyroid I would have had the simple 17 minute outpatient surgery and never would have discovered this hidden gem.

to me this is a profound miracle and the tumor can now go away because I got the message!!

The series: shiftdiva.wordpress.com/category/dissolving-a-parathyroid-tumor/