December 30, 2010

December's Hello From Canada

Sorry for the late post, the holiday's have kept me well occupied.

Along with it came the usual emotional ups and downs that the season brings.

Remembering memories of bygone days.

The magic of Christmas and nastalgia heavy in the air.

My memories of those gone to the other side of life before me, my twin, Michael, my Mom and Grandad and sadly many, many others.

Carrying their memories with me, as I live the life set before, adapting , enduring and persevering with enthuiasm. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it! ;P)

Running with it, as I plough through, sometimes with childish enthuiasm, sometimes not so much. Life IS for the living after all.

So the preparing for Christmas, the prime directive.

Volenteering and baking all the goodies set aside for THIS season only. The wrapping of Christmas treasures, random deliveries for Old St. Nick, and sharing lovely memories with the near and dear.

Making more memories and etching them in my brain.

Thankfully, the weather actually cooperated with us this year.

We actually had more rain at times than snow. It made easier for travel up hill and down dale, making all necessary stops.

The usual for this time of year would have made it near impossible to get around.

Truth be told I prefered the change. From the usual frigid temperature when it plummets down to the minus double didgets.

Today, if I didn't know better, I would say it seems that spring is just around the corner.

Happily there were a few beautiful snowfalls with those huge fat flakes that just lazily drift down from the sky like feathers.

For the first time in donkey ages during one of these snowfalls, my girls and I had a big snowball fight with the neighbourhood kids.

Sides equally gathered we let loose our cold projectiles and let fly.

I haven't laughed so hard in absolute ages. It was great fun.

I highly reccomend it if the opportunity arises.

I played like a child and felt my brother Michael right there with me.

Implanting strategy and defense to help in the foray.

Sadly alas, we lost and the other team was rewarded with a handshake,

a Merry Christmas, and candycanes all around.

My sincere hope and wish is that you have the opportunity to laugh like a little child,

dance like no one is watching, and love like there's no tomorrow.

Have a wonderful, prosperous, healthy, and peace filled New Years.

Live In Peace and Peace Will Live In You...

December 23, 2010

Womb twin lunches, 2011, in England

We have set the dates for our womb twin lunches in England in 2011. If you can get there, do come! Book your place today. Althea.

December 21, 2010


Greetings to all womb twin survivors around the world on Womb Twin day. I hope that this day can be special for you, whatever stage you are at, along the healing path.

If you are just awakening to the possibility that you, or someone dear to you, is a womb twin survivor, then I wish you well on the journey you have just begun. Once you have awakened to the idea, it will not leave you alone until you have processed it completely. Your first step on the healing path has already been taken.

If you have just set out on the healing path - and maybe have my ebook as a guide - than I hope you will explore the links on the web site so you can know as much as possible about what can happen when one twin dies. There are dozens of possible scenarios and only one applies to you, so keep on learning more and more. Try some of these articles, as a start.

If you have been on the healing path for a while but are losing impetus, remember that you may be resisting healing. Here is a little movie to spur you on.

If you are getting to the end of your healing path and its time to face the fact of your twins death by a funeral ritual or a ritual of remembrance, today may be a good day to do it. Chose earth, fire, air or water as your element, and conduct a burial, a burning, or a release into the air or onto water. I have been an assistant at many rituals of this kind and mixed with the sadness is a lightness and joy - if that is your choice, do let us know how you got on. There are poems on the website that express this paradoxical feeling very well.

Lastly, if you have conducted your ritual and have said goodbye to your twin, (perhaps more than one if you are the survivor of a multiple conception) it may be good to create a memorial. We have our new memorial site and we welcome new memorials, so why not take a look? Details here.

I will be thinking of you today.  Please let us know what you did and I will put it on my blog.

I am always here, I answer emails as quickly as I can. You can find articles, stories, movies and poetry on my Womb Twin Survivors web site.

The New Year 2011 will bring the publication of my new book, "Womb Twin Survivors ; the lost twin in the Dream of the Womb. " Details here.

I am very excited that this is almost finished, after many years of researching it and nearly two years of writing it. I hope it will help many of you to heal this overlooked and profound primal wound, which we womb twin survivors all share, and which can be healed.

With best wishes for a peaceful and healing experience on Womb Twin Day.


December 20, 2010

Approaching Womb Twin Day....

December the 21st can be a big day for some of us. Acknowledging that I wanted to hold up a candle of hope: you can heal. You can heal. Yes, you really can heal. (People have already walked the path to complete healing from the loss of a wombtwin/s & you can, too.) Please also realise that you do not have to heal: it is your life & your choice. Whatever you're feeling & wherever you are, warm wishes to you on Womb Twin Day.

December 12, 2010

Frida Kahlo

She was a wonderful Mexican artist who painted many self-portraits, she was obcessed by her immage. Frida Kahlo's Foundation site writes in her biography: Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds.
She insisted, "I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality".
I bet she did!
Look here a slideshow of her paintings. Here is one where she even painted two Fridas...

This is my homage to her, and to you all.