Archive for the ‘Healing Practice’ Category

Collage: These are a Few of My Favourite Things
August 22, 2014


“When the dog bites,

When the bee stings,

When I’m feeling sad,

I simply remember my favourite things and then I don’t feel so bad.”

As sung by Julie Andrews in ‘Sound of Music’

I made this collage about some of my favourite things about my home:

The strips of toilet paper wrapper – my house is light and bright, full of colour and texture,

The red tea bag wrappers – the pleasure of drinking good quality green tea. I’ve run out. I need to get some more.

The art work made by my nieces – their greeting cards give me a lot of pleasure. Gemma wrote 61 all over the turtle’s shell to mark my 61st birthday.

The pieces of knitting – knitting is calming. Balls of yarn settle on various surfaces in the living area. Most days I am extracting yarn from Katie’s mouth. Katie loves anything soft and chewy. She prefers my yarn to her yarn which lives in her own special yarn bag.

The keys – keys to my heart, keys to happiness, the keys I can never find when I need them.

The beads – the joy of my own creations which adorn my home.


Katie who just wants to have fun.


Arlo, The Magnificent, who doesn’t have much time for Katie.


Belle, The Huntress, who is sitting on the kitchen bench which is forbidden. That reflective collar isn’t there for decoration. Belle is Katie’s favourite playmate.


Collage: Reiki Flowers: 20th August 2012
July 28, 2013

DSCN2414This recently completed collage reminds me how reiki can open our hearts and minds to new possibilities.

If we become deeply relaxed during a reiki healing, the normal constraints and barriers of our thinking may fall away giving space for new ideas, altered attitudes, creative solutions and new perspectives to emerge. Walls we have built around our hearts may dissolve allowing us to feel openly and deeply in a safe, nurturing space.

This collage is inspired by imagery experienced during a reiki healing.

Now Castlemaine is my home, I am seeking ways to practise reiki in this community. I am interested in using reiki in a volunteering capacity and in sharing reiki healings with other practitioners.


Reiki Egg: 30th July 2012
August 19, 2012

When we are receiving a reiki healing, we may become deeply relaxed. In this state, memories and emotions which are normally part of our inner landscape may rise to claim our attention.

We may be deeply moved by the experience and tears will be shed.

In some instances, the memories or emotions are challenging or confronting. Reiki is benign, creating a safe space to deal with and release these memories or emotions.

Some people may need to do further work with the support of a counsellor.

This drawing is inspired by imagery experienced during a reiki healing.

Welcome – My first post
November 13, 2011

Welcome to my blog.

I gained the courage to join the blogosphere after a short workshop at The Mountain District Learning Centre in Ferntree Gully. Thanks Cath.

It will take a little while to get the hang of this.

I am writing this blog to promote my healing practice – Margaret Griffin – Pathways to Healing.

I will be posting information about:

  • groups I am offering at local community houses
  • the one to one services I offer
  • promotional events I am attending
  • information about reiki, art therapy, meditation and sound healing
  • information about the workshops or courses I attend for my own professional and personal development.

I will also be including examples of my own art work.

I plan to add a post every couple of weeks or so.

Thank you for joining me on my first step into the world of blogdom.