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October 2014

Canberra Visit TWO Events ~ Flower Readings & Mini Workshop

SOOOOOO excited for weekend trip to Canberra!!
Friday I'm spending the day researching at the National Library THEN I will be at: 

Dymocks Canberra Bookstore
Flower Readings with Cheralyn Darcey 
Saturday 1st November between 11am and 1pm
ADDRESS: Shop CL17,  Canberra Centre, Bunda Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Cheralyn will be offering free mini Flower Readings. Bring a fresh flower/I will share with you my new deck Australian Wildflower Reading Cards. 
Looking forward to sharing the magic and love of our Australian Wildflowers. 
PS... All purchases go into the draw to win a signed original Wildflower Canvas by me featuring artwork from the Australian Wildflower Reading Deck
No need to book, just come along 

Cheralyn artwork dymocks

Canberra Free Mini Flower Reading Workshop 

WHEN: SUNDAY 2nd November 1pm ~ 2pm 
WHERE:  Crystal Chalice 
ADDRESS: Shop 1 Ginninderra Village, O'Hanlon Place, Gold Creek, Nicholls, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2913​

join Cheralyn Darcey Flower Reader, Artist & Author of the Australian Wildflower Reading Cards with Rockpool Publishing Cheralyn will be sharing a FREE one hour mini workshop to guide you in traditional flower reading for guidance & healing. Cheralyn loves to hear your connections, dreams, stories and experiences surrounding Flowers and everyone who attends will receive a Flower Guide Reading and card to keep.
PS... All purchases go into the draw to win a signed original Wildflower Canvas by me featuring artwork from the Australian Wildflower Reading Deck.
To book either: 
02) 6241 0799


Balmain Library Visit 6:30pm TONIGHT

What is Traditional Flower Reading? 

We continually ignore what is already here or worse, manipulate it to suit us. 
Flowers are not the mouth piece of a belief system. They are pure, honest, Nature energy which works alongside us. 

Tonight I will be sharing in this hour long talk and discussion what I have worked for over 30 years uncovering and preserving, Traditional Flower Reading. 

You can Read Flowers for yourself and once you begin, the entire world will become more meaningful, the pathways to balance, healing and understanding become clearer and easier to connect with. 
Love to share your company tonight.

I adore meeting people and hearing their Flower connections.
Balmain Library from 6:30pm to 7:30pm 
370 Darling Street, Balmain 2041 
It is a FREE event but you need to book (02) 9367 9211

The additional details can be found at this link at the Library's website: BALMAIN LIBRARY

*It begins at 6:30pm and finishes by 8pm 
*It is FREE but you need to book
*more information & bookings: phone the Library on 9367 9211
*more information about what I am presenting can be found here:
*more information about what i do can be found here: 
and at my new website here: 
I look forward to meeting you and sharing a discussion about Traditional Flower Reading. xx



The Bloody Long Walk

Well we did it! 
After 5 weeks of bronchitis and not being able to do the level of training and lost the weight I had hoped and I envisioned, I found myself on the starting line nervous, fearful and with not a whole lot of hope at all. 


Yes,  had thought of pulling out BUT people had sponsored me and I knew that the money and the support for awareness were so needed and you know what? I am not a quitter! Even if I didn't finish I was going to give this my very best shot. 

The most I had even walked in training or an event was 13.6 km the week before. Before that 10km. 

Now I kidded myself all week as did everyone I know with comments like, "Oh you have done retail/restaurant, barwork! You would of walked that far and more in a day" AND "Come on you backpacked last year in UK and Europe!" 

Let me tell you all these comments? The ones I even made myself? Total and utterly WRONG!
It wasnt my level of fitness or lack of preparation. Other that the bout of bronchitis and the extra padding I have at the moment, I'm actually very cardio fit.

It is a mental challenge probably more than physical. 
To walk for that distance, and it took us over 7 hours, is mentally challenging. If you are in anyway in any doubt you will finish, every sharper twinge in a muscle, evey miss step on a bush path, every puffed out cliff climb, YOU WILL DOUBT YOURSELF and you will do the math and think you cant take too many more of THOSE moments. 
ENJOY IT! I only listened to music for the last 10km. It was more built up by that time and busy on the route with sun-seekers. I was also starting to really hurt physically and I did find it harder to focus. For me, and it may be different for others, I'm not judging here, but for me, I really enjoyed the silence. Well there was lots of bird song, ocean sounds and the occasional snippets of conversation from walkers we passed or were passed by, but I was in my own little world and on this route, the views where spectacular!
I thought A LOT during that time. I planned things with my art and writing, my life even. I wasn't;t focusing things, just thinking and day dreaming in a way. The rhythmic nature of walking brought a calmness to my mind. Oh except for the hills! :) But even those gave a dimension to the whole mental process. Feeling accomplishment after each set brought a surge of pride of accomplishment and happiness. 


 On this Walk ~ THE HILLS!!
I live in this area and have lived in Taylors Point, Avalon and now Frenchs Forest so I know the route incredibly well. Why didn't I remember all those hills??" The Palm Beach steps which i know well, were forgotten in my lead up and WOW those are JUST what you need to get the race started! :D 

Putting one foot in front of the other for 35km HURTS YOUR FEET!
The souls of your feet may be on fire! Change socks lots but even then by about the 25km you will think you are walking on hot cement. You need to focus on other things and do not stop! Stopping makes your feet swell I think and makes it worse. 


Play the Game your Way. 
I went with The Admiral, he found it very monotonous. I actually found it very relaxing and enjoyable mentally up until about the 20th km. We stopped talking with each other at about the 10km mark. I stopped interacting as he was grumpy, his advice to me wasn't what I wanted to do (listen to music, drink a gatorade, NOT STOP FOR BREAKS!) Ok I never got those breaks, he was intent on finishing as fast as possible to get it over with. I had planned on three 15min full breaks. It wasn't going to happen and I didn't want to argue. Play the game your way? I had to watch his body language too, he wasn't happy, so I blocked him out and formed my own mental picture of the event. I walked in front of him and pretended I was alone. You need to be able to very quickly focus on getting your mental state clear if your partner/team mates are not playing the way that is working for you! 


Finishing feels AMAZING. 
like anything in life, when you work REALLY hard, don't take short cuts or have things handled to you on a plate, the victory is so damn sweet! 

Two days later and I'm STILL smiling to myself and thinking '35km!!!!!!' 
Now I know I have a long way to go on my fitness journey but this was proof to me that I still have it in me to achieve and to succeed. Things are a lot harder now as I spend A LOT of time these days on my butt writing and creating. Walking 35km in 7 and half hours through that hilly terrain has convinced me that it's all possible. 


It wasn't just about ME!
This was a fund raising event and I am so grateful too those who sponsored not only me but everyone who took part. I raised $440 and ranked 174 out of 1,000 participants so not feeling so bad about that!  Overall the event has now raised over $2 million in much needed funds into research. 

What is the Event for? 
"Mitochondrial disease (mito) is a debilitating genetic disorder that robs the body’s cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure and potentially death.

Mito can affect both children and adults; due to its genetic basis, the disease often affects multiple family members.  The prognosis for children diagnosed with Mito is often dire with severe lifestyle impediments and significantly reduced life expectancy.

Initially thought to be a rare disease (affecting less than 1 in 20,000 people), with advances in genetic medicine it is now recognised as affecting 1 in 200 people (over 100,000 Australians), with 1 in 5,000 suffering a severe or life-threatening form of the disease. Those with mild or no symptoms are unknowingly at risk of passing the disease on to their children."

for more information:

Next Year? 
Yes I WILL be doing it next year and if you want to join me I think putting a team together would be wonderful. Start training. I know that I was able to do (and tough) without enough training so with it, YOU CAN DO IT! 

Sweet Peas!

WHAT have you go GROWING~ON this weekend? 

I have Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus) FINALLY! 
They are very slow this year for me but that's ok, I know why!

What do Sweet Peas mean? 
They do connect strongly to the Faery Realm but they are also indicators of strong female power and they tell of an opportunity to settle down if you have had issues with finding what you would think of as 'home' or people you feel are family. 
When Sweet Pea blossoms in a place, we can feel at home. If someone gives you Sweet Peas, it means they think of you as family. 

I am not surprised that those I planted here in this house have taken so long to flower and have a very faint scent.  We are moving soon and have only lived in this house for just over a year. It;s not home, as much as I've tried to make it so, I know it isn't and i've not enjoyed being here. 
The energy I have tried to bring in has made my spirits lift though and I DO feel really nice now they have shown up  
If you feel like the comfort of home, sit with sweet Peas, grow them, draw them, have their images surrounding you. 

SO what have YOU got GROWING~ON this weekend my friends?


Flower ~ Sunny Hours

I am reminded constantly (always after the fact) that we have completely different scales for measuring the worth and weight of those who bring sunshine and those who snuff it out. 
We focus far too much on those one or two negative or dark energy filled clouds that roll over us and not enough on those who bring all the sunny hours. 
This week, like a sun dial, I'm only counting sunny hours! Flower xx


PS Flower lives on Pinterest
and on Facebook she lives here opn my Flower Reading & Nature Information site: 

Flower ~ nature spoke

I have so many lovely supportive emails and messages re Flower, my little Nature Inspirational friend. THANK YOU! really thank you! x
I am a little taken by surprise as I have sketched her for a very long time but never really thought of sharing her before. I am so happy she makes YOU as happy as she does me. 

It has been a joy and much fun to see her shared with me after going on a journey in cyberspace too! 
So I don't flood everyone's news feeds, I won't be sharing FLOWER on this profile wall everyday, just sometimes and not in both formats (raw sketch and with painted background). 

I will be sharing all of FLOWER'S World over at my Page Florasphere each day along with lots of Nature Inspirations & Flower Reading tips and information. SO if you would like to stay in touch with Flower please like the page HERE:

I have been approached by a few people about working with Flower and their projects which is thoughful and very nice but for now, I am just happy creating and sharing her.
I am writing a few little books and an affirmation card set which feature her right now and should have them ready as a handmade zine type publication in December.

IF you are interested, then perhaps you could subscribe to my newsletter
you won't miss out on seeing them.




Nature Artist Trading Card Collective Group

My contibution to the September Nature ATC Collective "Tree Hugger" Themed Swap! 


'Jacaranda Lake' ATC lino print & paint on canvas board 3.5 x 2.5 inches 

If YOU would like to join in and swap Nature themed Artist Trading Cards, you are invited to join our Facebook group. 
You can join in any swap, there is no obligation if you are a member, just join in when you can. NO SKILL LEVEL is required, just a love of Nature and a desire to try your hand at creativity. people do rubber stamping, collage, photography, painting, drawing, ANYTHING. 

This is a fantastic way to also grow a miniature art collection. We have a lot of fun and its a lovely friendly non competitive encouraging group. Lots of people join the group and watch for a while before diving into a swap. There are files with links so you can learn more and the group members are very friendly and helpful if you want to learn more.... 
The group link is here:


Blushwood Tree

Nature YOU are awesome!

I know this flower and it is such an interesting story appearing in the news this week

Blushwood Tree ~ Hylandia dockrillii


Hylandia dockrillii

Scientists have discovered the berry of the Blushwood Tree found in Far North Queensland has amazing cancer-fighting properties.

"The berry comes from the blushwood tree (Hylandia dockrillii), which is a rainforest-dwelling variety known for centuries by local indigenous communities as having fast-acting medicinal properties. Now a drug has been manufactured using a compound found in the berry, and it’s so far been used on 300 animals, including cats, dogs, horses, and Tasmanian devils, who were afflicted with different kinds of superficial tumours."

Blushwood berries

The full article can be found here:

It is fascinating to me when Science proves the Nature Wisdom we hold within us.

As a Flower Reader I would say LOOK AT THOSE FLOWERS!!!!!! 
The energies and possibilities the flower may hold is right there in those images.
This is known as the Doctrine of Signatures,  The Language of Nature or Nature wisdom. 

I can not help but look at the plant and see the white cups, the tumorous lesion looking buds, the tilt of the petals, the berry formation qualities. The language is written all over her form. 

Well it will be an interesting plant to watch and see what will happen through these modern trial. 

Personally, I am seeing and feeling the connection to the quick resolution of issues. Turning things around. Upending dramas. The emptying out of the last of something. 
I shall continue working with this flower this week. 

As to us all working with this flower energetically, I would be so interested in hearing what you feel too at this stage if you are reading flowers, working with flower and plant essences. 
Please let me know.