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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Thursday, 16 July 2009

come with me.. sharing my journey today - lots of photos.

today was the day that I went to Minnehaha Falls to complete the journey of my spirit doll.. to symbolically cut the cord from my anger and replace it with the strength and guidance of my ancestors

I hung weights from the small effigy, representing those weights that i had been carrying for far too long.

yesterday I worked on the effigy for my anger.. creating a small doll from linen, painted it an angry red, sticking pins and needles in it to represent all those times that had happened during my treatment, I cut it and burned it to represent the surgery and radiation. yesterday as I created that little angry doll, I cried. I cried for all that I had lost, for the pain and fear that I had experienced and was still experiencing..once she was completed, I connected her to my spirit doll with a red wool cord..
today began my journey of releasement....

it was a gorgeous day as we set out.. asking permission to enter the Women's Sacred Place.. along the path...

I went with two friends who have been making spirit dolls with me for the past two weeks. they were my support buddies. my witnesses.

and down the track.. we could feel the feminine energy everywhere..

the creeks made their way down to the falls.. reminding us that life is ever flowing.. the water cleansing our spirit.

arriving at our place, we discovered that the water was flowing over the rock stepping stones.. a sign that as we crossed, we would be washed clean of our fears, anger and bitterness

we each set up our own personal altar. I placed my spirit doll among the ferns.. so that she could absorb energies from the nature divas.. (the photo looks amazing I think.. like the sun is shining down directly on my spirit doll.. like a spotlight.)

I then read my words asking for support and guidance from my ancestors to help me discover what there is to learn from this journey i had taken with cancer

and I cut the symbolic cord. the cord of stored anger, bitterness and fear

and I was finally free of that weight of anger and bitterness that I had been carrying for so long

I buried it into Mother Earth to be transformed into positive energy to be used for healing.

and replaced it with my ancestral strength and the strength of Kali.

the nails represent the strength of Kali, the feather for my ancestral Grandmothers. the painted dots represent my connection to Australia.(I left a small piece of red cord, to represent that the cancer journey is still part of me, it makes me who I AM)

as our journey ended, we thanked Grandmother Tree for her ancient wisdom.

20 comments:

Rose said...

What a beautiful healing experience...

solsticedreamer~laoi gaul~williams said...

oh robyn thank you so much for sharing this with us. it felt really powerful and positive.

Genie Sea said...

What a deeply sacred and freeing journey! Thank you, Robyn, for sharing it with us! :)

Hugs! Be free, my friend :)

Mel said...

I am so honoured that you would share this with us....what a beautiful and powerful experience...I felt so much *lighter* by the end of your post...

..what a magical place..

Holly said...

Ahhh....drink water...lots of water...and remember to follow your breath. In and out. In and out...

Tracy said...

Wonderful, healing, and powerful Robyn!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A beautiful ceremony of release and healing!

Kathryn Knoll said...

This is witness to the power we all have to take our life's journey and move forward. It can never be so heavy for us as to weigh us down completely because of the Spirit source within us. Thank you for showing us the way!

Fire Byrd said...

Robyn this was a joy to read. I'm so glad you've find a way forward to let go of your anger. And to have two women to share that journey with you in person makes it very special.
xx

Serena said...

thank you so very much for sharing your sacred healing ritual with us, robyn. i believe, like kathryn, that we are always connected to source and that we do have the power to free ourselves from the emotional burdens we sometimes carry. i commend you for taking these empowering steps to free yourself from those burdens.

Kavindra said...

Beautiful, sacred, powerful. Very inspiring.

Thank you for taking us along, and showing a path to healing.

Leanne said...

Robyn, I agree, a really powerful way of letting go of the (justified) anger that has been within you. i truly hope you now find some peace within...

Leanne x

Ruth said...

This wonderful Robyn. So magical and such strong Wise Woman energy.

Wendy said...

All through this experience I felt a gentleness. Particularly with the ferns, where your doll was nestled. I don't know where it comes from, but it feels positive, like Mother Earth smiling at you. Or some gentle wisdom enveloping you.
Thank you for sharing.
Blessings

kim said...

What a wonderful, inspiring ritual! You Spirit Doll is beautiful.

Pam said...

I don't think there were only two women standing with you on that healing day Robyn.You could only see two. I think you were surrounded with love.I echo very much the sentiments expressed already. Indeed a very special day.xxx

Grammy said...

May you find peace now with every step of your ne journey. That is a lovely place. I wish I had a friend to share things like that with. It helps so much to add another to double the healing power.
Be blessed my new friend.

amelia said...

What a beautiful place to be to soothe the soul.

Sorrow said...

forgive me if I don't go and read your journeys, I don't think I am in the right frame of mind. perhaps later.
Thank you Miss R, for your sharing and caring heart!

gemma said...

Dearest Robyn, As you know I have been away from Blogland and just now catching up and visiting blogs.
I am so thankful to see all the love and support here in the comments people have given you. Sorry I haven't been here physically. But as always I am with you in spirit. This and external treatment post are powerful.