I am a weaver of words and threads
This is my legacy
Weaving myself into Being
And through this weaving
Learning to embrace with joy
The eternal goodness kindness
That I AM
The writing of: And May It Be Well With Your Soul
“There is a Power for Good in the Universe, greater than you are and you can use It”
What do you do as a mother when your everyday harmonious and settled family life is cruelly shattered by the sudden and devastating news that something dreadful has happened to your child?
Joan’s daughter Keso left England as a healthy and happy young woman, ready to embark on a new and exciting life in Hong Kong.
Within weeks she was struck down with a serious mystery illness that threatened to take her life. With thousands of miles between them, there was only one option for Joan -go to China!
We accompany the author as she weaves us an emotional tapestry of light and dark colours, recalling one of the most challenging journeys of her life. She shows us how she used a harrowing situation full of fear and foreboding to develop a deep faith and trust in a Power greater than herself.
Christine King, Principal & Founder MSEC
And May It Be Well With Your Soul – available in paperback on Amazon (illustrated)
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Contribution to: The Gifts of Parting Prose & Poetry on the Seam of Death & Dying
Compiled by Penny Barham
When Penny invited me to contribute to this book I had already met death while caring for my father in his last days, and had unexpectedly been renewed by the painful encounter.
…caring for him finally there were no dark hidden places
As bit by bit the Light illumined everything
And being fully who he was I embraced him and loved him fully…
In The Gifts of Parting I share the last entry in the diary I wrote everyday from my father’s diagnosis to his death; my experience of his departure from this world.
The soul spins through eternity
Giving and gathering on its journey
At one with The Source
Part of the whole, whole unto itself
Enriched and enriching
Nourished and nourishing
The multi-dimensional self seeks itself
– part and whole –
The weaving begins…
The fabric unfolds…
Soulweaving is the weaving of the many tangible and intangible threads of Life. It is what connects me to myself, emotions, thoughts, feelings, body; and also how I know myself to be more than emotions, thoughts, feelings and body.
Soulweaving is an inner journey of transformation, the working of spirits invisible threads on the loom of life, bringing me closer to my true nature.
At times I am weaving what is passing from my life – the dull, the discordant, the ugly, the sparse – a letting go of what is false.
At times the loom is the gateway from illusion to reality and what is being revealed through weaving is the natural feeling of oneness with the Universe.
Both the process and the woven tapestry point to something greater than myself.
Weaving as a spiritual practice brings with it the peace, freedom and truth that I have always been seeking. At the loom I become the observer and the witness of my thoughts and actions and through this distancing comes the realisation of something beyond me, beyond mind, that I AM
There’s a tree in the park slowly dying
It makes my heart ache to see it
Standing majestic still
Silhouetted against the skyline
All sharp and naked limbed
Life force ebbing away. . .
And so on my walks I am hugging it
Loving it back to leaf and bud
Hopeful of what the Spring will bring. . .
But the Wheel of the Year turns
And there is no resurrection
Nature will have its way
Death strips us of our beauty in form
Bark falls and lies
And on my walks unable to bear it
I gather pieces and work my magic. . .
Weaving colour and vitality where none remain
I am part of a renaissance
Mindful of the Oneness of all life
And the transition the world calls death. . .