Posts from June 2013

The Cosmic Serpent

June 18, 2013

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Carrier of ancient wisdom, mirror of the starry cosmos

Infinitely weaving, shedding, transforming, renewing the cycle

Cosmic Serpent, I thank you for reminding me we are all interconnected and one.

A mystical day spent at the Serpentine Falls here in WA. As I sat on a boulder overlooking the cascading waterfall, silent, still and ever so present and connected with this landscape, the mythical cosmic serpent awakened. As Joseph Campbell once said “The basic theme of mythology is that the visible world is supported and sustained by an invisible world.” Connected to the invisible world, I felt the serpent rise and the absolute oneness of all. The illusion of ever being alone vanished. I lay on the smooth stone boulders and felt mother earth’s heartbeat beneath me, I drew in the warmth and light from father sun above, and I revelled in the music of trickling water and wildlife all around me. I felt all duality slowly fade. The cosmic serpent curled like a spiral representing a circular being, interconnected, whole and one.

On this very beautiful sunny day, in this magical place, I chose to share some of my favourite pieces of handmade art.  My stunning dress and kimono, both from All That Remains, a conscious clothing company who create magical pieces with heart. I have found that that each piece carries it’s own special energy and high vibration, as handmade items so often do. My amazing feather earrings from The Feather Junkie reminded me of the cosmic serpent. Without even knowing it, my outfit had embodied the essence of this land and my connection with it.

I hope to inspire you to take time out to connect with nature, for in doing so we deepen our connection with ourselves and the great mother, to which we are all one and the same.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Outfit Details

Magic Theatre Dress, Girl we couldn’t get much higher Kimono ~ All That Remains

Lola earrings, Put the Lime in the Coconut earrings, What goes around bracelet ~ The Feather Junkie

Bicolour Bag, Silver tribal cuff ~ The Boho Bazaar

Lotus love bracelet, Luna bracelet ~ Penny for Your Thoughts Jewellery

Rings ~ Wild Heart Jewellery, Ichu Jewellery, Zoe and Morgan, Vintage, Mania Mania, Free People

Foot chain/anklet ~ Free People

Fresh daisy flower crown ~ Handmade by me

Bone and Feather Necklaces, Stag Kimono ~ Spell Designs

Little Hippie Hat ~ Fallen Broken Street from Unplugged Byron Bay

Silver necklaces, vintage bracelet ~ from my jewellery collection

Lilac lace skirt, Boots ~ From my wardrobe

Woman of the Woods…

June 10, 2013

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Entranced and sheltered she walks amongst the tall lean trees.

Sunlight filters through the canopy, shining upon the soft bed of pine needles, glistening in dewdrops from the early rains.

The fresh scent of pine lingers in the air, along with the memory of mysterious, haunting stories untold.

Her eyes full of heart and wisdom beyond her years, giving away the secrets of  lifetimes past.

Safe and cocooned, cradled by the enclosed formation of the trees, the woman of the woods rests her weary soul.

My ancestors are forest dwellers. Originating from Finland, I find myself drawn to and at peace in the woods. They form a shield to the outer expanse, quietening my mind, and drawing me to my inner core. I’ve always believed that the landscape plays a part in forming the psyche of different cultures. To dwell in the forest land brings a quiet, observing state. Like the lone wolf I wander ever so gently, withdrawing to a place deep within, always maintaining a watchful eye of my surrounds.

Inspired by my lineage and my love of the sacred forest I journeyed there on this radiant wintery day. A fortuitous break in the winter rains brought light and warmth to this dark place. I found myself held, nurtured and deeply comforted by the warmth of this space. The primal woman in me raged at first, releasing all that was preventing me from total presence and stillness. I screamed and howled like the wolf. I released and let go. I found myself renewed, clear, emptied, with so much space to roam around within and just be. I imagined this forest was my home, gathering sticks I created a sacred tipi. I sat within this space, very still and peaceful, aligned and connected to my higher self and the great mother. An open and protected channel of pure love. My soul rejuvanated.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Details

Hand carved Om Skull ~ Shikoba

Casa bag ~ The Boho Bazaar

Spanish Lace Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress ~ Chaser from Revolve Clothing

Pyrite Vagabond necklace ~ Torchlight Jewelry from Sugar High Love Stoned

Pocahontas Princess necklace, Hanalei Cowrie Shell Necklace, Storm Chaser scarf ~ Spell Designs

Faux Fur scarf ~ Unreal Fur

Arm candy ~ Nik Dreamer, Soul Makes Jewelry, Penny for your Thoughts Jewellery, Code Love Jewellery, Vintage

Leather Lace cuff ~ Heather Gardner

Rings ~ Alushia Sanchia, The 2 Bandits

Handmade crochet tablecloth ~ my mum :)

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