Hedwig the Healing Doll’s Amazing Travels.

April 10, 2016 I had a very busy weekend last weekend. I attended the Mystic and Holistic Fair at the Dartmouth Sportplex with Penny.  I had my photo taken with her new product, Fairy Bells, that you hang in places where the breeze can move them.  The playful colours and tinkling og the bells will attract fairies to that location.  I was also photographed with Penny which is unusual because she usually tales the pictues and does not do very good selfies.  And it was exciting to spend some time hanging out with my sister owls for the afternoon.  I have really missed spending time with them .  Here are those photos: 20160402_111857       20160402_102522               20160402_102448           Then on Sunday, I attended the Symphony Nova Scotia  family concert with Penny, her best friend and the children that she helped raise for the first 7 years of their lives.  It was held at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic which is located on the waterfront in Halifax.  We did a tour of the wharf area before going inside.  Here is what we saw outside:  the Sailor’s Monument; The ship Acadia and its life boat; the anchor garden; a series of outdoor intrepretive panels about the area’s role in the First and Second World Wars March 30, 2016 – Week 5? Hi! Hedwig here.  I am sorry that I missed the past two weeks of this blog.  As you know, I am an Empath, and so is my creator, Penny.  For those of you that do not know, it is sometimes very painful to be an Empath.  Empaths are people that can absorb the feelings and emotions of those around them.  It is the way that we assist others because we know what they are feeling.  We can tell if you are happy, or sad, or angry or confused and upset.  It is a very useful tool that Penny uses when she is doing a reading for you.  But there is a down side to being an Empath. It has been a struggle for the two of us the past couple of weeks, especially Penny.  She is what you would call a “global empath”.  This means that she absorbs the feelings and emotions of people that are affected by global events, such as the tsunami in the Philippians as number of years ago, or the 9/11 attacks, and most recently the attacks in Belgium.  It can best be described by a line in the first Star Wars movie, when Obe Wan Kinobe, after the destruction of the planet, says “I feel a disturbance in the force” as billions of people were removed from existence.    The fear, terror and pain of people affected by the attack in Belgium, was sent out into the universe  and hit Penny, and other Empaths, like a massive wave of emotion.  It affects each Empath differently, depending on their empathic abilities and the tools that each has to assist them. For Penny, the only way she can deal with these global cries for help is to absorb the energies, as shielding against them doesn’t help because they are so strong and continue for days or even weeks after the event.  Penny then energetically, using meditation, moves these emotions through her heart chakra where she then transmutes them into love before sending them back to the universe to assist in the healing of the event.    This uses a tremendous amount of Penny’s own energy and can leave her incapacitated for days, if not weeks, depending on the event, and the amount of media coverage surrounding it.  Each Empath relies on their own tool box to assist them at these times of global crisis. Penny does her healing work in quite solitude, isolating herself for days from others, and drawing strength from a few close friends, that also happen to be Empaths.  She sometimes does not leave the house for days and days, and like most Empaths, she is overwhelmed by the energies, and suffers from periods of depression during these times.  To assist her with this depression, isolation, and work, she creates beautiful things.   Creating is extremely important to an Empath.  It helps to keep them balanced and grounded.  Vincent Van Gogh had many prolific artistic periods following episodes of depression, sometimes creating 4 or 5 paintings in a day. fairy bells 24Penny has spent days making these beautiful little Fairy Bells.  They are created using happy, bright colours, and are made of various beads, artificial flower petals, buttons, ribbons, and  bells.  They can be hung in gardens, trees, from porches or windows, anywhere where they will catch the breeze and make a small tinkling sound to attract fairies.  I supported Penny’s creative process by helping her select which beads, ribbons, flowers, or buttons went on each bell string.  As an Empath, it also helped me to stay grounded by helping Penny in creating these beautiful little  “object de art”. Penny has also created two new healing dolls during this time, C3P0, that assists people with communication issues, especially those individuals that seem to offend people without meaning to, and Firebird the Phoenix, who is useful in assisting people to rise from the ashes, just as the Firebird does,  when they have experienced a debilitating or crippling event in their lives.  You will find the dolls in the healing doll section in the shop of this website, and the Fairy Bells in the Miscellaneous section of the shop. In the meantime, if you want to help Empaths, you can do so by consciously sending love out to the universe, in the form of prayer, thought or meditation, every time you read about, hear about, or witness a violent event.  You can choose not to support the fear mongers we commonly refer to as the media.   They feed the fear machine and keep people in a constant state of stress, which creates shadow energy.  Choose the light.  Choose love rather than fear.  Namaste.   March 13, 2016 – Week 3 Wow, it has been 3 weeks since Penny began taking me places, and I did some exciting stuff this week too!

Hedwig meeting with Regan at Tim's
Hedwig meeting with Regan at Tim’s

We met with Penny’s friend Regan at some place called Tim’s.  Apparently it is place where Muggles go to drink a terrible tasting drink called coffee.  In my opinion, you can triple, triple that double, double and it would still taste horrible.    Penny did buy an oat cookie and that was pretty good.  We were meeting with Regan to talk about an Inner Goddess workshop that Penny is putting together for mid-June.  Would that be anything like an Inner Wizard workshop.  They promise me it is going to be an interesting weekend, maybe on the Brule Shore in Northern Nova Scotia.  The location is still to be decided.  I could use a few days at the beech.

Hedwig at the DNCFC Market and Cafe
Hedwig at the DNCFC Market and Cafe

Last week, Penny and I talked about the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre just a bit.  They operate a veggie and fresh fruit market on Saturday mornings, where you can buy your fruits and veggies at cost, and then sit and enjoy a free breakfast in the Café.  They offer oatmeal, veggies and hummus, fruit, mini quiche, coffee, tea, soup, muffins, and various salads, all made and served by a team of volunteers.  In the photo, I am hiding out between the fresh parsley and fresh cilantro.

Hedwig with Pickles the Clown
Hedwig with Pickles the Clown

Sometimes they even have live entertainment at the Café.  Here I am with Pickles the Clown visiting from Antigonish.  She did face painting and balloon animals with all the kids, and the adult kids too.  Hahahaha, really, some of you Muggles can be very silly at times.  Everyone had a great time, and it was not just me having my picture taken with Pickles, lots of Muggles did too.

Hedwig inspecting the dessert.
Hedwig inspecting the dessert.

Saturday was not over yet.  Penny received an invitation from her friend Donna to attend a special dinner at the home of one of Donna’s friends.  Chef Min come to the home to prepare an incredible Thai meal.  It included 4 different pre-dinner snackies, each with its own dipping sauce; a main course with 4 different entrees  and Jasmine rice; and this incredible fried banana spring roll with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce and a sprig of mint.  Penny let me have some of her chicken from the cashew chicken meal.  She loved it, but being an owl, I found it too spicy and would have preferred a plate of mouse, which I never seem to get offered.  I don’t understand that, it is easy to prepare.

Hedwig helping out in the coat check
Hedwig helping out in the coat check

Penny had to work on Sunday afternoon so I went with her to help out in the coat check.  We spent the afternoon listening to the musical tones of the Celtic Tenors accompanied by Symphony Nova Scotia.  I wish we had been inside to see it, but their voices were so strong that we had no difficulty hearing them from the coat check.  I was very impressed by Penny today.  From what I saw, coat check is not as easy as you would think it might be.  She had to be polite to Muggles that I would have pecked  if I had the option; keeping all the coats straight and organized so everyone gets the right one back; paper work; handling money and hey, miracle, making it balance in the end; putting out chairs and bringing them back in; and then getting the coats back to the Muggles quickly at the end of the show because they are in a hurry to get out and get home.  Despite not being an easy job, Penny made it look easy. Well, those are my travels and adventures for this week.  Stay tuned next week to see what it is we are getting up to…  I hope there is some mouse hunting involved next week.  I might starve to death if I am not offered some mouse soon.   March 6, 2016 – Week 2 Penny and I did some amazing things this week, before she got sick on Wednesday afternoon.  Since then all I have done is hold the thermometer for her to take her temperature and her pain pills when she threw her back out sneezing.  Really, you Muggles are so fragile.  She is on the mend now and doing better today.  But enough about that, lets see what we were up earlier in the week. I was  very excited on Monday.  Apparently Penny is doing tea leaf readings every Monday morning at the Humani T Café at 1451 South Park Street from 9am til noon, and will even meet you there at other times if the Monday time is not working for you.  I helped out a lot with the readings.

Hedwig helping with tea leaf reading at Humani T Cafe
Hedwig helping with tea leaf reading at Humani T Cafe

I saw this done at Hogwarts but Penny puts a lot of compassion and wisdom into her readings.  She does not do fortune telling and as such, helps people with their present day issues.   And look, she has a deck of cards there too so she can do Power Animal readings if you prefer that over tea leaf readings.  You do not need an appointment, you can just walk in.  We are a the back past the ordering station.  Once leaving there, we decided we were hungry and went to lunch.

Hedwig at Subway for lunch
Hedwig at Subway for lunch

We headed off down Spring Garden Road and went into Subway for lunch.  I was thinking, yum, yum, I would kill for a nice mouse sandwich right about now.  Unfortunately for me, there was not a mouse in sight, either dead or alive.  So I had to settle with sharing Penny’s roasted chicken sandwich.  It was a sloppy mess but the great Penny, picked off pieces of chicken for me and put them on the side for me to eat.

Hedwig learning all about money
Hedwig learning all about money

I found the next part of our trip very interesting.  At Hogwarts we are all very good at manifesting what we want.  Apparently, Muggles are not and therefore must use something called money to buy what they want or need.  A totally foreign concept to me.  So Penny took me to something called an Automated Teller Machine, aka ATM where she deposited money and took some out.  I thought it was magic, but she explained, no it is just technology.  Seems you need to have this money thing already in the machine before it will give you any.  Very confusing system, you should all just learn to manifest what you want.  Even Muggles can learn to manifest.  It just takes practice.  Penny can show you how, and both me and some of my healing doll friends will help you too.

Hedwig at the CBC table in the Central Library
Hedwig at the CBC table in the Central Library

We went to the Central Library on Spring Garden Road next.  The CBC had a table where you tell them all about what is great in your community.  Penny told them all about the great work being done at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre where she volunteers.  It is a healthy food education centre that teaches people about healthy food and how to prepare it.  A number of heathy meals are served there each week, to nearly a 100 people each setting.  It is also a drop in for coffee, knitting, and has a Vegetable and Fruit Market every Saturday morning.  Can’t wait to see the community gardens thriving there this summer.

Hedwig in the stacks at the Central Library looking for the next Harry Potter book
Hedwig in the stacks at the Central Library looking for the next Harry Potter book

Books are truly magical, and we have a lot of books on magic at Hogwarts.  Unlike Hogwarts, there are no restricted sections in the Central Library.  Anyone can come in and borrow them, all you need is a library card, and they give you that for free.   If you want to read them there, they have these amazingly comfy orange and green sofas to curl up in while you read.  Penny and I were pretty exhausted after our trip, so this was our last spot for the day.  The bus stops right in front of the library and runs every ten minutes, so we hopped on and headed home.  Am getting used to riding the bus. On Wednesday, Penny and I went to the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre where she volunteers.  We met some friends there, and Penny had coffee and a hot bowl of oatmeal, from which she gave me the walnuts to nibble on while we played Crazy Eights. Turns out Penny is not so good at this game.  Here she is having to “pick up two”.  She had to do that a lot during this game, and lost so many hands that in the end she lost the game.  Then lost the second game and the third.  Well, those were my adventures for this week.  Some you may find nothing out of the ordinary in our travels this week, but that is what is so incredible about you.  If you look for the magic in everyday life, you will always find it.

Hedwig supervising a game of Crazy Eights.
Hedwig supervising a game of Crazy Eights.

February 28, 2016 – Week 1

Hedwig, the Healing Doll
Hedwig, the Healing Doll

Hi Everyone: I am Hedwig, one of Penny’s handcrafted healing dolls.  I am an Empath and always know how you feel.  I can help you sort through emotions that may or may not be yours.  Empaths have the ability to absorb/be affected by the emotions around them and it can be a confusing and painful experience at times.  I also assist you in dealing with complex emotions such as grief. I like to explore so Penny has graciously agreed to take me on outings into the “real” world so I can experience it.  Follow me each week to see where Penny and I have been and what we have explored.  Here is what Penny and I did this week. On Friday we took the bus to the Bayers Road Shopping Centre to attend a networking and lunch and learn meeting at CEED (Centre for Entrepreneurial Education and Development).

on the bus
Hedwig on the #52 Bus

It was a fascinating experience.  I joined Penny on the sofa in the corner of the room, along with the dozen or so other healing dolls that joined us for lunch.  People  “flocked” to the sofa area to meet all of us and listen to Penny talk about how she manifested us into existence.  People were very interested in learning how we can assist them with various aspects of their lives.   At the end of the meeting, healing dolls Toto and Throat Chakra were ecstatic to go home with humans that needed them.  What an incredible learning experience for me.  Thanks for taking me to the meeting Penny.

Hedwig at the Sunday Market Halifax
Hedwig at the Sunday Market Halifax

On most Sundays, Penny takes all of us to the Sunday Market Halifax at the Forum.  We have been there many times before.  She has a booth there when she is not at holistic fairs or working at the Rebecca Cohn.  Wendy, one of Penny’s vendor friends is always very kind to us and to Penny.  We learned today that some of Penny’s vendor friends from the market are ill and in hospital.  Please send healing energy to Donna, Christine, June and Joan. I found this really cool booth and just had to have my photo taken so I could be seen on twitter.  This booth had a nautical theme and I was excited to meet the owners of the booth.  Then we had to get back to work at our booth, meeting and greeting people, spreading love and joy and generally, chatting up a storm.  I had fun asking everyone, “Who, Who, Who are you”.  I am very funny, don’t you agree.  I had to say goodbye to one of the other Hedwigs, as  she is off to help someone through the grieving process.   All the healing dolls love it when people take us home with them.  We are so grateful to be given the opportunity to assist you when you need us.  And speaking of assisting……….

Hedwig looking for Lost Kitten named Monkey
Hedwig looking for Lost Kitten named Monkey

Here I am assisting with locating lost kitten Monkey in the Halifax Forum area, and I am also assisting Penny in learning that in order to post photos on this blog page, she must use the camera in horizontal rather than vertical position – lol.  Lesson learned Penny.  After several attempts at rotating the photo, I am still sideways. Be sure to join us next week to see what the pair of us have been up to.  I am certain I will have some “Amazing Travels”.  Til then, light, love and joy, everyone. If you would like to meet all my healing doll brothers and sisters go to:  www.pathwayconnectiom.com/shop

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