Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Last Post for 2008

The photo of Cass (the Lurcher) and Blaize (Border Lakeland Terrier 'allegedly' or "Sock" according to Kat) kind of sums up the Christmas holiday - nice and relaxing.
We have had some lovely days spent with the family but also time time to chill and relax and watch hours of TV, something which I rarely do. However my hands were not idle and I made all these bracelets- quite a change from my usual stuff but given the credit crunch I thought I needed to make some cheap and cheerful stuff. The clear, red, purple and pink are glass, the next batch down are Blue Goldstone, followed by a solitary jade and Onyx and finally a Tigers Eye

I also made a Garnet one but have kept that for myself.
Anyway, I am signing off for now and will be back in 2009. May the New Year bring you health, wealth and joy.
A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion....this is the place to go now.
But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.

Richard Bach

Friday, 19 December 2008

Getting Ready for Christmas

Well this is the extent of the decorations for Christmas and once again my pictures let me down but I can assure you it looks lovely. (Or in the case of Sue "tis sluffly"). The tin Santa is really naff and was bought in memory of my brother Mick who took great delight in buying grot- the grottier the better according to him. It makes me smile to look at it. Having 2 dogs and a small room means we don't have a traditional tree but that's no major problem.
Apart from the last minute fresh food shop I am done! I closed down the Kiamyka Creation website today and plan a major overhaul over the holidays with a brand new look and some new creations to add too. I am also busy working on a website for Sue and will post about that once it is ready to launch.
Perhaps I should also say that the new creations are still in my head but I will post a few as the holidays progress. For now though I am going to put my feet up and watch Corrie.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Thoughts on Healing

Harry Edwards

I have been up since 5:30 and awake since goodness knows when. The pain in my joints is unbearable and I feel as if I have been kicked by the proverbial donkey. I console myself with the thoughts that my healing continues as this pain will dissipate through the day. I also marvel at how much more mobility I have now, compared to say 3 years ago when I was managing around 350 steps a day - I know this number because I used a Step Counter one day- it shocked me into pushing myself further each day and taking more responsibilty for my own healing.
It also mad
e me take stock of my future and at the time I had the idea that time and the inevitable ageing process would lead to even more restrictions and pain. But something changed within my thinking. I thought of all the pioneers of Healing who had been instrumental in seemingly miraculous recoveries and sent my thoughts out to Harry Edwards who is recognised as the leading light of Spiritual Healing in the UK. I also considered how my body had created these conditions and speculated that if my body can make all these things happen then maybe it can undo the changes. Are you bored yet lol?
So l
et me share the specifics so you know what I am referring to. I have/had a right leg which was an inch shorter than the left, damage to 3 vertebrae , 2 discs which had herniated so many times since my early 20's, curvature of the spine and arthritis affecting all my joints.
Now as a R
eiki Master I had been practicing Self Healing for years but I was totally surprised and shocked at an event which happened in May 2007. I was in bed one night and my right leg went into spasms followed by horrific pain as it felt as if my leg was being ripped from my hip socket. It lasted a short while but the pain persisted for a few hours. The next morning I got out of bed and immediately knew that some radical change had occurred. My right shoes all had an additional inch lift on the heel , tapering down to half an inch under the sole and I had to wear them all the time as to not have the lift was unbearable. But this morning as I stood I thought "My goodness I am level!" I slipped my shoes on and knew the change had happened. I had to take them off and walked bare footed for the rest of the day. As the days went by it was apparent to me that my leg had indeed grown - barefoot I felt level - with shoes it was like having one shoe on and one shoe off ( a total reversal for my norm).
I mad
e an appointment at the hospital as it was important that I had this medically confirmed as I didn't want to just abandon my prescribed shoes and to be honest I don't think I quite believed it myself. When I explained why I was there I was told there was no way my leg could have grown and it was suggested that deterioration in my pelvis would have tipped me, giving the illusion of being level. However, after doing all the measurements he had to concur that the leg had indeed grown and that there was no physiological reason why it had. I just smiled and said "So it's magic uh?".
I l
eft the hospital laughing and crying at the same time - not only was it a sign that I was healing but it also meant that I could buy any shoes!! After so many years of being restricted to having shoes which were fixable my purhase that day was a pair of sparkly silver sandals and red nail varnish for my toes . At times I still don't quite believe it all but was reminded of the shoes recently when I saw an old picture of me and Sue (aka Ethelreal and Daphne) clearly showing the slab under my right shoe.

Well now I have shared all that with you I can get to the point of this post. Harry Edwards set up a Healing Sanctuary which persists to this day. I am registered with the Sanctuary as a participant in The Healing Minute- at 10am and 10pm healers around the world sit for 1 minute and send healing to those in need. When I received the latest Magazine I was worried to see that there are concerns about its sustainability so this is an appeal for anyone who would wish to support the future of the Sanctuary. I also wish to record that this morning I aslo requested healing for myself from the army of healers who work for the Sanctuary so a big thank you to you all.
The wish for healing has always been half of health.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Saturday, 6 December 2008

New Designs

It's been quite a while since I posted and I really don't have an excuse for my tardiness. Although November was quite a busy month in terms of places to go, people to see etc I could have made more of an effort to write.
Sales have been abysmal so in an effort to keep busy I have been playing around with designs , the results of which are pictured here. The green one is made with glass, amethyst chips and freshwater pearls and took 8 hours to make! I have been testing it out to make sure I have the techniques right so have worn it for 4 days - its has been in the shower , the bath and I also slept in it and it has survived. All I need to do now is get quicker as I have a commission for one so need to make it more affordable.

The next picture shows another necklace design this time using just glass and more Freshwater Pearls. I love the way that they drape they are so fluid. The last one ended up as a bracelet as it was so heavy on the use of pearls. It looks good enough to eat haha.
I have had good news about my knee - I am NOT having surgery so a big thank you to all my healer friends.
I continue to be amazed at the number of people who read my blog - currently 620 visitors from 50 countries - how wonderful that is. Thank you all for taking time to read my rambles .
P and I have decided we don't want or need anything for Christmas so we have set a challenge. We each have to spend £20 and only one of the gifts can cost £5 or less - the remainder have to be £1 or less. I am having great fun finding things he will enjoy and have to say I am really looking forward to see what ideas he comes up with.

"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."

-- Joseph Addison