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I suffered a serious stroke 9 years ago (aged 43 at the time) and it's been a slow, often frustrating, recovery... I lost my speech and was totally paralyzed on my right side, but with patience and regular physiotherapy, I can now speak, walk short distances, operate the computer, but my right side is still paralyzed. I get botox injections 3 times a year in my right bicep and forearm, which relaxes the high-tone muscles and makes it easier to stand and walk. Last year I started weekly sessions of hydrotherapy, where I build up the wasted muscles by exercising while supported by the warm water. It's bliss at the time, but I ache like heck next day - but it's so worth it :)

17 November 2013

Sunday

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Under the Full Frost Moon, allow that fresh chill in the air to wake you up to your dreams. Let creating your dreamboard be a clarifying act, bringing into focus the dreams that are in your heart. As you create your board, hold gently a request for clarity. Notice what is revealed.
So writes Jamie on today's Full Moon post...
 
I made this, my second Dreamboard, yesterday evening, and like my first one last month, I held the questions Jamie posed on the New Moon, 'What is clear about your dreams? What further clarity do you seek?' in my heart as I chose the images.
 
I find it so interesting that while I affix images with no clear plan in mind, you can see the two distinct pages - the left page all blues and cold winter images, the right page much warmer earthier colours. This wasn't a conscious decision!
 

Again, I used several pages from old We'Moon diaries - clearly the artists and poets featured there speak to me! And images from mail order catalogues, including a clipped quote by Claudia Black, 'Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.'


These images - again using two We'Moon pages - and the image I made of the hand holding the spring leaf, under the star/sun, seem to indicate a flowering...

As the poem 'At This Time' by Margot Henderson 2004, says:

At this time we stand
upon the earth as winter trees.
We are called on to release.
To strip our branches
and to shed our leaves...
Till we are left reaching
our bare branches to the sky
surrendering,
only then
can the emerging buds be seen
only then can we bring light
to our unfolding dream.




 


8 comments:

  1. love the images & the poem - brilliant.

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  2. I like the way your two pages are so different in colours, but they still are saying something about you and how you are honouring this full moon!

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  3. hi claire, yes, I am in the southern hemisphere, and its lovely to meet you too!

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  4. I love this idea of a full moon dreamboard. Such a special way to connect with energies. How is the process to you? Do you revisit the page during the month? Do you also do a new moon page? So many questions. .. :-)

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  5. Isn't Jamie's dream board practice wonderful - she asks the best questions! I love how you didn't chose the colors for each page consciously - it's so special when something like this just 'happens.' I also love the trust quote, by Claudia Black, you added. Trust is my word for 2013. May all your dreams come true Claire!

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  6. Lovely post and beautiful dream board. And it's just magical how it all came together in such a meaningful way. I believe magic can happen when we let our subconscious lead.

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  7. Beautiful collages Claire… I love this 'Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.' so wise!

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  8. Beautiful dreamboards. May your dreams come true! ♥

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