Posted in Book Reviews, spirituality

Uriel’s Gift

“I died on the seventeenth of July 1996—Life became very interesting after that.”  ~ Edward Spellman

One of my best friends has bravely written a book about his spiritual life and I am excited to share it with you.

Whether you believe in a spiritual life or not, I am sure, if you were to read this book you would find some wisdom here.

Uriel’s Gift is the culmination of 20 years work. It is Edward’s personal journey through instinct, intuition, research and revelation.  It is also one human being’s journey through grief and loss and change and steps toward self discovery.

It takes courage to hit the publish button on such a profound and personal spiritual experience as Edward has had.

I’ve read the book and so many of his visions and messages held meaning for me on a personal and spiritual level.  At times I got goosebumps and felt held by the Divine. To me, that is a special moment.

Edward’s ability to bring me into his world was mesmerising.

Of course, I could just say all this because he is my friend, but I’m not. He’s worked hard and reading this book has touched my heart and helped me to ponder things such as life after death, psychic and spiritual development and so much more.

I believe that Edward is a very brave man to have lived through these years and to follow the guidance to write Uriel’s Gift.  I believe it is a gift.  And it is my hope that those who are drawn this book, those who choose to read it, receive many blessings. And at the very least it’ll be one interesting read!

Personally, I think we can all learn from another person’s personal experience regardless as to our personal beliefs and it is good to be open to different experiences.

So, if you’ve ever had a psychic experience, a vision, a profound dream, heard a voice from someone you couldn’t see or seen something out of the corner of your eye and wondered what if? You may be interested in reading  Uriel’s Gift.

You can find out more about Edward at his website.

Posted in Balance, Creative Writing, creativity, spirituality

Balance, Spirituality & Creativity – 2017

The transition from into 2017 has provided me with an opportunity to ponder where I am going and what I want in my life.  As a result of meditation, contemplation and my intuition, I have discovered my top three power words for 2017 are:

Balance, Spirituality and Creativity

2017 will be a year of seeking to find balance in my life.  On reflection, I have become overwhelmed with the commitments I have made to other people or to my projects and this has resulted in a great deal of personal anxiety.

This year, it is my focus to find ways to balance my daily routine so that I look after myself in a healthy way while also achieving the goals I set myself.

In an effort to find more balance, spirituality and creativity I have committed to Yoga Revolution: 31 Days of Yoga with Adriene.  I am up to day 19 and have consistently turned up to the mat and honoured myself for taking 30 minutes out of my day to do the practice.

In the past 18 days, I have grown physically stronger but more than that I have discovered an inner strength of my mind and spirit. Anger, irritation, anxiety have all shown up when I have been on the mat and I have allowed myself the space to experience these emotions without judging them.  In fact, this is the first time in my whole life that I have looked upon my physical body with love and appreciation for what it can do for me.  And for that I am profoundly grateful.

So far, this year, I have spent time rewriting my book, Tuppence Weatherstorm.  And as I have come to the page, I have found my story deepening. The characters have developed further and changed too. I have cut characters and scenes that no longer work for the story and added new scenes that are congruent with the flow of Tuppence’s life and her magickal and psychic experiences.

Tuppence Weatherstorm is a paranormal story exploring one woman’s experience of living in the physical world while also being haunted by ghosts and learning that she has is the bearer of heredity magick powers. In this story the mystical world of the feminine Divine, psychic energy and spirits culminate to reveal worlds within the world for Tuppence Weatherstorm.

I love that.

It feels like home to me.

I believe that everything is interconnected. And so it is in my story.

So this year, 2017, will continue to my personal journey toward deepening my experience of and understanding of balance, spirituality and creativity.

I expect it will be an interesting year, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute.

Blessed be.

Posted in Oils

Divine Love

This oil painting took me years to paint.  I have a deep love for Egyptian theology and the love story of Isis and Osiris.

An expression of divine love
Created: 2008 and finished 2012
Artist: Selina Shapland

In 2008, this painting was originally inspired by a broken heart.  I think I must be a big romantic!

Anyway, I fell for a guy who was a very different faith to me and although we both had faith in something greater than ourselves, it was dogma that came between us.  So when this love tryst finished, I put my love and creative energy into this painting.

Over the years, this painting has seen many layers and changes from conveying a coldness to this passionate and loving image now.  As I painted this canvas, I remember spending a lot of time reliving emotions that opened my heart and allowed my love to spill forth.  It was as though I was emotionally transported into the painting and time meant nothing to me.  It was a sacred act of painting, something beautiful and indefinable that happened between myself and that which appeared on the canvas.

I love the warm passion in the image now.  I still have the painting with me and when I look at it, I think how the act of love making can be a passionate and sacred act of expressing love between two beings.  I love the relationship between Isis and Osiris where she pieced him back together after he had been torn apart by Seth.

I love that Isis fashioned a phallus out of gold, allowing them to make love and create new life through Horus.  It is tragic in a way because Osiris dies after their last moments of passion and expressions of love.  In a symbolic manner Osiris dies only to be reborn through his ‘seed’ which is Horus, the Son.

As with all my artwork, there is deep meaning.  Layers and layers of symbology goes into what I create.  I ponder the story and how it relates to my life and to life in general.  This painting also symbolically represents the transitions of life, the cycles that humans and nature go through, being birth, life, experiences that shape us and death, only to become one with the earth again and transition from one form to another.

Divine Love, Isis and Osiris touch, meld together in a union of one-ness to create new life and renewal.  I love it, deeply.