Candle of Hope

It's back! Long standing patrons at Soul Food know that my husband Darryl and I walked the cancer path when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2000. Three years later it has returned and we are back on the cancer treadmill.

I have been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that has come since I alerted all the people who have been associated with Soul Food of the fresh diagnosis. I have been particularly touched by the image of someone being awake, somewhere in the world, holding us in their thoughts, lighting candles in order to keep hope alive. The internet provides a very special vehicle for self expression and enables support of a rare kind.

Help maintain the candle of hope that is burning at Soul Food by joining me deep within Lemuria, the rich world I am retreating to for solace and support during this dark, stormy time. Last time words triumphed and now, as I face it all over again I have faith that words will enable us to triumph once more.
Heather Blakey

Candle of Hope - Journal

Ways of Seeing - by Heather Blakey

Chocolate Box

When the going gets tough or some rain falls in the day a chocolate can provide tactile comfort. Since my husbands bowel cancer diagnosis our lives changed. We have learned the importance of nurturing yourself and living in the present moment. This chocolate box leads you to safe havens, inspirational writing and exercises that will help nourish your spirit during the tough times. They help you to affirm life.

Create your chocolate box notebook where you can safely express your doubts, fears, joy, anger. To begin take a chocolate from the box by using your mouse and clicking the morsel of your choice. Let the link take you to far away places and find comfort. Remember that this site promotes investment in the bank of human kindness, a bank that provides the best interest there is. No money ever changes hands here. If you gain inspiration you could send a chocolate to this box, make a donation to Cancer Research or volunteer at a Palliative Care Unit.
Heather Blakey

Candle of Hope - A Collection
A Prayer in the Sand by Vi Jones
A Prayer for Heather and Darryl by Edwina Peterson Cross
Lemurian Moon Ceremony by Trendle Ellwood