Breaking Open a Lock

Just as Adam and Eve ignored God's command in the Garden of Eden it was inevitable that Blue Beard's bride would disobey him and use the one key he explicitly instructed her not to use. From the outset, we knew that she was going to go through a door into a room containing a terrible … Continue reading Breaking Open a Lock

Honouring Ancestors

All Souls’ Day was first instituted at the monastery in Cluny in 993 CE and quickly spread throughout the Christian world. People held festivals for the dead long before Christianity. It was Saint Odilo, the abbot of Cluny in France, who in the 10th century, proposed that the day after All Saints’ Day be set … Continue reading Honouring Ancestors

Places for Quiet Meditation – Prague

  Throughout most recorded history, human societies have used various types of cemeteries for burial purposes; this theme points to humanity’s need to construct a meaning behind death and reflect life into the places where the dead are interred. Whether the bodies of the deceased are placed in the ground, within elaborate tombs, or simply … Continue reading Places for Quiet Meditation – Prague

Romancing the Creative Spirit

I have been romancing the creative spirit by wandering back into Soul Food and using tried and true idea generators with children in years 4-6 at Winters Flat Primary School. We have used guided imagery to wander deep within a seashell, through a pearly door to an alternative world. We have chosen fragments from my … Continue reading Romancing the Creative Spirit

Strengthening our Artist’s Eye

One of the oldest art forms on the planet is the artwork of the satin bowerbird. If we take the time to observe we can learn from this bird. We can learn and strengthen our artist's eye. The male bowerbird creates what is called his bower. It’s not a nest, but an artwork he builds … Continue reading Strengthening our Artist’s Eye

Raven’s Magical Thinking

Hold still and be yourself! Be borne up upon the wings of power. Taste the frontier! Wander along the boundary fence and feel its special power. When you meet Raven, he could be telling you that there will be changes in your life and that possibly you should step by the usual way you view … Continue reading Raven’s Magical Thinking

Communicate Your Truth

The Peregrine Falcon has flown into my world today to remind me of the importance of communicating our own truth. These days I mentor very small writing groups. However, whether I have two or twenty-two people participating, those engaging invariably draw odious comparisons and think that their work is not as good as the work … Continue reading Communicate Your Truth

Shadow Work

Donkey and Raven are engaging in some voice dialogue with the shadow to establish this aspects narrative.

Hasten Slowly

Today the butterfly is reminding me not to rush the process of transformation. I am writing my final essay and I am preparing for a 500-hour placement beginning in June. Butterfly reminds me to spend some time in the cocoon of my home nurturing my creativity and getting in touch with my feelings. Within the … Continue reading Hasten Slowly

Life is Adventuring

  My old school song began with the lines "Life is Adventuring, beyond the far horizon". I honestly cannot remember the rest of the song but I do know that life is an adventure when you have lots of coloured pencils, and are able to travel through a portal into another universe, prance along with … Continue reading Life is Adventuring

Bask In The Sun Daydreaming

The frilled neck lizard is a creature that spends its days basking in the sun, daydreaming its future into reality. Lizard's wisdom is that of the dreamer; the daydreamer! In a culture obsessed with efficiency, mind-wandering is often derided as useless—the kind of thinking we rely on when we don’t really want to think. Freud, … Continue reading Bask In The Sun Daydreaming

Potential for Self Knowledge

Lizard is letting you know that it is time to take do an internal audit. Are you coming from your heart? Be aware – simply because the ego is the master of deception and you will often have to peel back many layers to get at the truth – and to discover what your heart is … Continue reading Potential for Self Knowledge

Spirit Guides Meeting

My spirit guides meeting on a Lemurian Road! Heather Blakey March 2018

Position Yourself: Be Patient: Be Ready to Pounce

Over 52 weeks I will be learning all about how to live and work creatively. My teachers are Aussie birds and animals. It is week nine and Saltwater Crocodile has swum silently into my life to build on the lessons that Australian birds, animals and habitat have been initiating. The saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile … Continue reading Position Yourself: Be Patient: Be Ready to Pounce