Saturday, October 31, 2015

St Theresa the little flower



St Therese the little flower whose life spoke of many miracles and continue to do so after her death. This is a shrine depicting the miraculous power of love, hope and faith as seen in St Therese's life.


“God would never inspire me with desires which cannot be realized; so in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint.” 

― St. Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux 





In the right hand corner of the shrine is a crucifix that have sprung into bloom, covered with roses. In the background is a beautiful holy card of the flowering sacred heart. The shrine is filled with fabric roses and hand made cold porcelain roses and rosebuds. You will receive the small bottle of blessed salts that is in the picture. Read below how I make these. Both the St Theresa medals that I used in the shrine I brought back from her cathedral and the oil that I used for the blessed salts, is rose oil that I brought back from Lisieux. The shrine comes ready to hang. 




'For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; 
it is a simple look turned toward heaven, 
it is a cry of recognition and of love, 
embracing both trail and joy. - St Theresa of Lisieux 

I visited the hometown and cathedral of St Therese in Lisieux in France and it was a very powerful experience. The whole town of Lisieux has great flowering rose shrubs and her shrine is set in a magnificent rose garden. The fragrance is unbelievable. I visited her convent, the house where she grew up in and of course, her immaculate body. 


Images of the Divine carry enormous energy and Presence. There are various ways of explaining it, but the ancients believed that the Spirit of that aspect of the Divine lives in Its image and form. Those of us who can see light around living beings, can see the light around sacred objects. In holy places of pilgrimage one can often smell the fragrance of the Divine. 

Each one of my pendants, shrines, paintings and other sacred art are first infused with holy water from Lourdes (which I brought back), and then infused with holy relic oil of more than 53 Saints & pure essential oils. A mixture of one hundred oils are used, including frankincense, myrrh, spikenard, agarwood and rose. It is also immersed in blessed pink dead sea salts, infused with rose petals steeped in holy oil of a third relic of St Therese of Lisieux and it is packaged with blessed salts, frankincense and sprinkled with holy water collected form many sacred places in the world. So it becomes a holy object to be handled with reverence and care. 


This shrine comes with a small bottle (seen in the foreground of the pictures) of salts. I carry pink salts in small containers with me when I visit sacred places. These salts carry the blessing of the holy place and for the St Theresa salts I mixed some of the rose petals that was steeped 
in the third relic oil of St Theresa and then dried- together with 
some of the holy oil and rose petals - all crushed together. 

“When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens,I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth.” 
― St. Thérèse de Lisieux 


blessings
Hettienne

Hieros Gamos - sacred marriage of the opposites

Hieros Gamos 

I will never forget my first sighting of the Tor - it took my breath away. The entire Tor had a very vivid but yet gentle pink aura. Great big balls of energy was clearly visible around Glastonbury and the energy radiated from the Tower. For the first few nights in Glastonbury I could not sleep at all and wheverever I walked in the landscape my mind was assailed with vivid memories. It also seemed as though the high energy in the area, kept the imprint of times past.

Glastonbury on its own is filled with wondrous tales and magic and it is a wonderful melting pot of all religions and traditions.

I spent hours and hours in the grounds of the old Abbey, lying on my back gazing at the incredible energy radiating from the Tor and Tower. In the town posters was up everywhere about a public performance that night forming part of the Goddess Conference. At this stage my knowledge of the goddess traditions was limited to myths and archetypes. I went to the musical performance and sat next to a very wise and experienced local dowser. He told me about the Michael and Mary leylines and this conversation made my hair stand on end.
                                                        - http://path-of-divine-love.blogspot.com


http://pathofdivinelove.blogspot.co.za/2011/04/meeting-at-well.html

wisdom is brilliant, she never fades, by those who love her, she is readily seen, by those who seek her, she is readily found, She anticipates those who desire her by making herself known first, meditating on her is understanding in its perfect form, and anyone keeping awake for her will soon be free from care'.




Holy Grail of Avalon. The Archangel Michael, defender and protector of the Great Mother and Mary, Chalice of the World. An altar celebrating the Michael and Mary leylines, Avalon the mystical Isle, today known as Glastonbury, and the sacred waters of the Earth.




In this shrine you can see the powerful and swirling red energies of the Archangel Michael as ruler of the Michael leyline and the powerful Tor in the mystical isle of Avalon. Next to him is Mary, the Holy Grail of Avalon, the sacred heart with graces flowing from her hands and the gentle and blue energies of the feminine Mary leyline.

In the centre above both of them, is the Chalice of Chalice Well, the sacred well in Glastonbury where the red and white springs flow. The Chalice is set in the centre of the Vesica Pisces, the ancient symbol for the Divine Feminine.




The earth lines that run through the Earth are known as the Michael and Mary lines and they run through the length of Britain and Europe. I travelled along these lines from the top of Italy, across the water and through England. The masculine line of Michael is dotted with churches and the female line of Mary flows all along the rivers and are dotted with wells sacred to the Mother. In Glastonbury itself stands the famous Tor with the tower of Michael on its very top. Down below are the Chalice Gardens and the white and red springs.

It is said that Avalon is a metaphor for the heart. Glastonbury is a powerful place with powerful sacred sites. At the Abbey is the well of Mary and it is said that she is buried there. Mary travalled with her uncle Joseph of Arimathea to Glastonbury where the first hermitage was established. He planted his rod, made from the hawthorn tree, on Wearyall Hill and the branch grew into a beautiful hawthorn tree. This tree used to flower every year during Christmas and a branch was sent to the Queen of England. However, vandals cut the tree down a year ago, but there is still one standing in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey.

This shrine has great healing power and symbolises the hieros gamos, the marriage of opposites, that we as human beings have to enter into on a daily basis. Be it the marriage between mind and heart, or body and spirit, or masculine and feminine or divine and profane, we undertake this great task for the highest good of all. With Archangel Michael as Keeper of the Chalice and Mary as the Holy Grail of the Heart, you can be assured of success.



blessings

Hettienne

Heavenly Peace

Heavenly Peace



A sacred wearable altar on vintage brass chain
inspired by the jewels of
the Queen of Heaven













Shades of pale gold crystal
rose shaped beads in white and blood red
vintage brass rose beads inbetween
with tiny red swarovski beads




and a miniature vintage Miraculous Medal 

and the Queen of Peace set amongst rhinestones






now available at
www.etsy.com/hettiennegrobler



blessings

Hettienne