Writing Creatively With Spirit

A journey of psychic discovery


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Transforming Numerology

Numerology transforms. I knew it was a way of signposting what could happen in the future by understanding the energy in our names and date of birth. I was unprepared for the spiritual transformation that happened on the 6 day intensive foundation course at the Connaissance School of Numerology in Royston, Hertfordshire. It definitely wasn’t just about the numbers.

Brilliant teacher Sonia Ducie guided us through some rocky inner journeys to bring us out safely at the other end. Lots more processing to do.

The 15th century venue sits on top of Royston Cave, a Templar’s cave previously used for  initiation. Also the St Michael and St Mary ley lines meet under the building. How could it not have been transformational?

Looking forward to starting the Diploma in February.

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Black History Month Specials

Afrovibes party night

Afrovibes party night

Black History Month is special for me this year. It’s the first time I’ve managed to catch some of the shows in the Afrovibes Festival. A troupe of South African artists who come to Britain bi-annually to share there considerable talents with us.

I saw Rainbow Scars at the MAC and was stunned by the quality of the writing and performance. I took part in the Q&A session afterwards in the Township Cafe – the Arena Bar South African style. I went along to hear what other people had to ask and ended up asking most of the questions myself.

Met the delightful Sandra Hall of Friction Arts and discovered new possibilities for performance spaces.

I was gutted that I wasn’t able to make it to see award winning band The Soil and all female group Mamela but I need not have worried. They were performing as part of the end of Afrovibes party at the Drum on Saturday night. And they were amazing.

The Soil

The Soil

Mamela

Mamela

Rhetorical

Rhetorical

It made sense to take in Rhetorical, a play based on Thabo Mbeki’s speeches while he was president of South Africa. Not a moving as Rainbow Scars but touching in places.

It was a feast of a night as I’d also arrived in time to see a ballet performance of Flat Out (a community dance programme).

By the time I staggered home in the wee hours of the morning I was happy that the clocks going back would give me an extra hour in bed.

I’m planning to see Solomon and Marion at the Rep next week.


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Becoming a numerologist

Connaissance School of Numerology course brochure

Connaissance School of Numerology course brochure

It felt like I was pulled to the Tree of Life Festival at the weekend – despite my reluctance to make it a priority. Having applied twice for a free ticket and not been successful I’d put it out of my mind. Very late on Friday night I realised I had, indeed, been granted a free ticket.

Exhausted from the night before I didn’t make it till after midday – but it didn’t matter because the people I’d been drawn there to see were not speaking till the Sunday.

Listening to Nicolas David Ngan talk about using numbers to decode your soul contract using your birth name (i.e. on on your birth certificate) was fascinating.

But it was Sonia Ducie and her use of numerology to analyse dreams that drew me to the training courses offered by the Connaissance School of Numerology.

Their certificate and diploma courses offer just about everything I’ve been looking to learn about numerology using an esoteric approach.

When I explained to Sonia Ducie that the numerology section of this blog gets the greatest hits, and that the information there is taken from Numerology Gems she said ‘I wrote that book.’

Did I need any more reason to sign up?

The certificate starts on the 17th November. I’ll keep you posted on how I get on.


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Biography

Late summer flowers in Cannon Hill Park

Late summer flowers in Cannon Hill Park

I may be venturing into new writing territory. I was asked today to consider writing a biography. From fictional stories to real life ones. Interesting. Anyone out there with experience of biography willing to offer me some advice?

I need to do a Shamanic journey to seek some guidance on this – feels a little outside of my comfort zone.


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Brief Encounter in Carnforth

Brief Encounter plaque at  Carnforth  Station

Brief Encounter plaque at Carnforth Station

It’s my last night in the land of lakes. The weather today is a reminder as to why there are so many lakes, but it’s been perfect for writing. I wrote 4 scenes of my play while the lake shimmered and swelled and swans swam gracefully by. I need a writing retreat like this on a more permanent basis.

Luggage as it used to be on Carnforth Station

Luggage as it used to be on Carnforth Station

Reflected on the trip to the Carnforth Railway Heritage Centre that I visited on a sunnier day.

Carnforth Station and Heritage Centre

Carnforth Station and Heritage Centre

It was renovated to its former glory when it was used in the film ‘Brief Encounter.’


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Birmingham Caribbean Festival 2014

Birmingham Caribbean Festival

Birmingham Caribbean Festival

I took a few hours out from slaving over a hot laptop (I’m trying to finish the Love is Not a Reward Sourcebook before the end of the month) to check out the Birmingham Caribbean Festival.

The food, the music, and the colours made me extremely homesick for the Caribbean. Alas the weather was not always as Caribbean as we would have liked.

Thanks to Ayaso Food for taking the time to prepare and cook a special fish for me even he’d packed up for the night. It was divine, and well worth the wait.

 

Young poetry performer at BCF

Young poetry performer at BCF

 

Girls enjoying jelly coconut

Girls enjoying jelly coconut

 

Ita (aka Miss Culture Jam) and Chester manning the bookstall

Ita (aka Miss Culture Jam) and Chester manning the bookstall

 

Ita and Joan (Festival organizer) getting down to the beats

Ita and Joan (Festival organizer) getting down to the beats

 

Soul Kitchen - hot off the press for the festival. Buy it, download the app and it will talk you through how to prepare the dishes

Soul Kitchen – hot off the press for the festival. Buy it, download the app and it will talk you through how to prepare the dishes