September 28, 2008

Soul Journal - Healing Love

This week Kathryn says, "With this journey, I invite you to think outside of yourself, to think of a friend or family member, or even a beloved pet that may be hurting or suffering in some way. As we work through the steps of this journey we will think about how our friend is suffering and create a page where we acknowledge their needs and send them some healing love." 

This page or theme couldn't have come at a better time.  My mother-in-law, who I love dearly, was hospitalized with a intestinal blockage and she was in so much pain. She really needed the healing love.  I created this page for her. I love you mom.

Healing Love


Where to begin? In the middle of the female silhouette is a Citrine crystal which is the Solar Plexus Chakra. It Reduces anxiety, fear, depression, stomach tension, food disorders, allergies. Detoxification of: the Spleen, kidneys, liver, urinary system, intestines.

The Sun, always makes you feel energized. A fortune cookie fortune that says "Good fortune is around the corner." (How many times can I say the word fortune in one sentence before you start throwing tomatoes at me? :-) )

On the left, there is an Angel to watch over her, H because her first name is Helen (but she likes to be called HJ), on the bottom left is the Chinese symbol for healing. They are all on the stencil I created from an art show flyer, the artist makes the most beautiful paper kites.  

Toward the center top of the page there is a tiny tarot card that says "a Good Augury", which means a good forecast.  While I was creating the page, I pulled out the little tarot cards and decided that since I was thinking of HJ, I would read her cards. Now I've never read anyone's cards before but I was amazed at how accurately her situation was assessed, down to what was causing her a lot of tension. And in HJ tension and stress manifests themselves in physical pain. Anyway the very last card was this one, which gave her predicament a good forecast.  So I had to add that card to my page as well.

And so, from my heart:

I pray for your health to return. I see that which is causing you emotional distress will soon be a thing of the past. I send you all my healing energy and love (repeated like a meditation.)

To update you on HJ's condition, by the time the page was complete, she was out of the hospital and back home.  She is still in a lot of pain but at least she is home where she can recuperate in familiar surroundings. 

Thank you for reading.


  1. WOW - this is a beautiful page and the story of each element is wonderful to read. I am glad to hear your MIL is doing well - I am sure she felt the healing power from this page. Hugs from one of your "soul" sisters.

  2. how beautifully moving you portrayed her needs and full of thought for giving of your love to her.


    by now i hope that she is recovering...
    but i send her an extra heart felt wave to recovery

  3. I am so moved and touched by your artwork and words. Such heart is here and I'm sure your mum could feel it. The colors you chose are so beautiful and soft. When I was working on writing this soul journey I was thinking of bringing in the chakras with a little explanation of each but working full time doesn't give me enough time to go as deeply with each week's prompts as I would like. I was so happy to see your solar plexus chakra - it really made me smile. I think we could all use a little citrine crystal from time to time. Wonderfully done.

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