20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

‘Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.
And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy…
But anywhere is the center of the world.’

~ Black Elk, Holy Man of the Sioux Nation

20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

We cannot separate ourselves from the Earth. She provides for us in so many ways; the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the materials from which we house and clothe ourselves. We have forgotten that we are part of her. What we do to the earth we are also doing to ourselves.

Over time many of us have become distant friends with our planet. We no longer hear or understand her.  Some of us don’t even visit her in her natural spaces anymore.  And yet she continues to love and nurture us.

20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

These ideas might help you reconnect with the Earth, and all she has to offer us. The energy can be used for healing, balancing and grounding us, and for opening us up to higher levels of awareness.

  1. Sit under a tree and become consciously aware of that tree. Introduce yourself to it. Open to its energy.
  2. Go for a walk by a river or creek. Sit for a while and just watch nature.
  3. Swim in the ocean.  Let the water cleanse and revitalise you physically, emotionally and energetically.
  4. Collect some interesting stones that you find on your walks.  Perhaps you’ll be blessed with a feather or a pretty leaf too. Place them somewhere in your home or workplace where they can remind you of the outside world.
  5. Place some cut flowers in your house.  Flowers heal and nurture us with their colour, scent and energy.
  6. Play with crystals – wear them, put them beside your bed or on your windowsill, and hold them!
  7. Sit at a look-out on a hill or mountain. Let peace wash over you.  Feel the Earth breathing in and out.
  8. Plant a garden, even if it’s just a few herbs in a pot.  Nurture those plants. Let their tending be a meditation on mindfulness and nature.
  9. Dance in the rain.
  10. Play with a pet. Animals are wise, loving souls with so much to give us.
  11. Celebrate each season. Enjoy the heat of Summer, eating watermelon and swimming, enjoy Autumn and the falling leaves – the refreshing change in the air, enjoy Winter with slow foods, short days and cold nights, and then celebrate Spring, when new life emerges, leaves and flowers burst forth and the sun begins to sparkle again.
  12. Pay attention to the cycle of the moon and how that makes you feel.
  13. Take a picnic to a favourite park or nature place. Take some friends, a pet or a book, but leave your phone, laptop and worries at home.
  14. Visit a Farmers Market and buy some fresh, seasonal organic produce to nourish yourself and your family. Understand more about where your food comes from, and how it can heal you.
  15. Meditate and consciously connect into the grounding, healing and stabilising energies of Mother Earth
  16. Go outside at night and look at the stars and Moon. If you can’t see them from where you live, consider taking a weekend away in nature to reconnect with the night sky.
  17. Sit by a campfire and listen to the crackle and dance of the flames.
  18. Watch an insect, bird or small animal going about its day. Allow yourself to become quiet and calm and open to any lessons that the creature shares with you.
  19. Visit a wild space. A place where there is only nature. Let it fill you with peace.
  20. Sit in the sunshine and let the warm rays of the sun enter your body with their healing light. Feel yourself relax and unwind.
20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth
20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

Feather Oracle – For Inspiration and Guidance

Image by Rachel Mitchel

Image by Rachel Mitchel

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”
~ Emily Dickinson

Every night at my farm a big owl alights on my clothesline. I feel very safe and loved in the presence of this owl. Often I am left a gift of a feather. I am always finding feathers at the farm. Feathers from crows and eagles, feathers from owls and black cockatoos, feathers from ducks and parrots and pigeons, magpie feathers and more. When I find one I always feel a sense of guidance. So I got to thinking that maybe you would like some guidance too.

Instructions for using today’s post

Let each image speak to you in its own way.  One of them will have wisdom just for you!

Scroll down through the following Feather images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your Feather, scroll further down for your message. Take what resonates for you, and apply it in your life over the coming weeks.

Trust that you will be shown what you most need to know right now.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

 

Let the Feathered Messengers Guide You…

1. White Feather

Image by Marie Andersson

2. Crow Feather

Image from Miriadna

Image from Miriadna

3. Blue and Purple Feather

This beautiful image from The Little Leaf

This beautiful image from The Little Leaf

4. Reflections Feather

Image from FreeFever

Image from FreeFever

5. Peacock Feather

Image by kurupt4000

Image by kurupt4000

6. Tawny Owl Feather

Image by Stephen Plummer

Image by Stephen Plummer

7. Parrot Feathers

Image by Ron Hines

Image by Ron Hines DVM PhD

8. Emu Feather

Emu Feather by Jennifer Colby

Emu Feather by Jennifer Colby

 

♥ The Message and Gift of each Feather ♥

Each Feather image has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of your chosen Feather.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here.) The Action Step is a tangible step you can take to begin incorporating this wisdom in your life.

1.  White Feather:

♥ Message – It’s time to integrate your ideas into the real world. What ideas you have. What dreams, hopes and possibilities! You have spent so much of your life dreaming and contemplating, and your inner world is rich. Now is the time to give all of this thought-form energy a tangible shape in your reality. Whatever your dream or idea might be it’s time to start making it real by bringing it into the world we live in, piece by piece. Start the project, commit to study, enact the plan, get words on the page or paint on the boards. Begin, begin, begin! The Universe is encouraging your every action.

♥ Crystal – Tiger Eye  

♥ Action Step – Spend a little time journalling this week, thinking about an idea or plan that is currently only in your head. Begin to tease it out onto the page. What might this idea look like in the real world? Where might you start? Who or what could support you? Start to give your idea some form. BE brave in your ambitions, even if the beginning will be small.

 

2.  Crow Feather:

♥ Message – Prepare for Transformation. Crow energy appears when we are going through times of great emotional and spiritual growth. You are being called to stand in your truth, to honour your inner voice, and to bravely step into the unknown. For now you might be the student. For now you might be the teacher. Know that there is something bigger at work here. Know that you signed up for this. Stop fussing around in your ego and surrender to the current that is already tugging at your ankles. Why fight it? It’s what you came here to do.

♥ Crystal – Smoky Quartz

♥ Action Step – Spend some time each day in solitude. Go to a place that helps you feel expanded and sit quietly. Wait. Wait with an energy of expectation. Turn up every day, or as often as you can. Don’t do anything. Just sit. Be patient. Use the time to relax and become calm and clear. Bring a journal with you for when you become inspired and need to write things down so that you’ll remember them.

 

3.  Blue and Purple Feather:

♥ Message – Design your life around your ideals. You never came to this life to be pedestrian, to be the same as everyone else. Your feet dance to a different drum, your heart quickens to a different song. Stop trying to conform. In small ways, let your individuality shine – even if your day job is streets away from your inner purpose and your soul’s magic. Give thought to what your values are, and do all you can to live authentically, according to what is important to you. You are driven by integrity, so give yourself permission to make your values and ideals a bigger and more visible focus in your life.

♥ Crystal – Ruby in Fuchsite 

♥ Action Step – Find ways to live a life that is meaningful to you. If you care about the environment, recycle and say no to plastic bags. If education is your soap box, volunteer at a literacy program. If art and creativity is your driving passion visit a gallery or join an art class – be a little ‘arty’ in how you present yourself to the world. LIVE by your inner compass. Let your life be a tribute to the whispers of your heart.

 

4.  Reflections Feather:

♥ Message – We succeed by standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. All of us can shine by building on the actions, knowledge and guidance of those who have succeeded where we desire to also make our mark. Right now you are a rough diamond. The talent is there. The capability is there. But you need to be polished up in order to have greater value to yourself and the world. Not value from an ego perspective – value in relation to what you can positively contribute to the world. It’s time to grow; to find mentors, coaches and teachers; to truly value your gifts and work hard to hone them into something more than you currently hold in your hands. You’re being called on to turn your great potential into reality – with the help of knowledgeable others who have gone before.

♥ Crystal – Fluorite

♥ Action Step – Learning! Read books, attend courses, find people to share their knowledge with you and to hone your existing skills. Determine to be the best you can be at this thing that is burning a hole within you. Turn that frustration into fire and channel all of that energy into success.

 

5. Peacock Feather:

♥ Message – Value yourself. Treat yourself as a rare and special soul, worthy of love, care and respect. Peacocks don’t have vanity – peacocks have a strong sense of their own identity, and a regal self respect. It’s not vain to care about your physical appearance, your diet, your health and well-being. It’s not being precious to expect others to be respectful and polite in their dealings with you. And it is essential that being treated well starts with yourself!

♥ Crystal – Moonstone

♥ Action Step – It’s time to give yourself a make-over in some aspect of your life. Maybe you need to attend to diet and exercise, maybe you need a haircut or to update your wardrobe, maybe you need friends and lovers who treat you better! It may even be that you need to stand up for yourself in business. Look inside your heart and you’ll see where you need to begin.

 

6.  Tawny Owl Feather:

♥ Message – Trust in Synchronicity and keep asking for what you need. You are well loved, and much of that love comes from realms other than the one in which we live. Know that right now you are being very strongly guided and supported, that there are signs everywhere to encourage and direct you, that the veil is thin between this world and the next. Open yourself to this love and support. Expect magic and miracles. Expect resolution of difficulties and obstacles.

♥ Crystal – Turquoise

♥ Action Step – Spend some time in nature. Spend some time on your own. Pray, journal, meditate and stay open to messengers, guidance and intuition. Use tools such as crystals, tarot and other messenger cards, runes and other divination items if it feels right. Ask once, and be guided by the answer, whatever that may be. Stay open to possibility and to acting on insights.

 

7.  Parrot Feathers:

♥ Message – Find your tribe and step out of social isolation. You know the old expression – birds of a feather flock together! You are a beautiful bird, and you need to find other ‘birds’ with similar interests and values. Don’t do this alone. Let yourself be supported, and grow by supporting others. Allow yourself to be multi-faceted. Our diversity is a beautiful thing. Maybe you’ll need a craft group,  a meditation group, a permaculture club. There is no one group that will meet every need, so fly a while with birds going in a direction you want to be travelling in and know it’s okay to stop when you need to, or to meet up with a different flock flying the other way. Embrace life and the joy of sharing and belonging!

♥ Crystal – Jasper – whichever kind you’re drawn to! 

♥ Action Step – Look in the papers. Read the community notice boards. Google. Find a group, or create a group of your own. Join a class. Go to a workshop or retreat. Travel. Expand your horizons by expanding your social circle. Allow yourself to be supported in your interests, with others who share your passion.

 

8: Emu Feather:

♥ Message – Emu feathers appear when we’re ready to forgive and let go of something significant that has been an anchor weighing us down for much of our lives. There is nothing more to be gained by holding onto this heavy thing inside you. It’s time to forgive yourself, and anyone else involved. We can never have a complete understanding of our path, or the path of others, while we remain in our body. Things take on a different significance as we let go of the emotions and find the lessons and gifts. Sometimes we don’t even need to do that. The thing has happened. Life has moved on, and we’ve been holding this heavy rock for so long that we can’t clearly remember WHY anymore. But the heavy rock drains and exhausts us, and its energy taints everything that we do and that we are. It’s time for forgiveness. Let yourself be free of this burden.

♥ Crystal – Clear or included Quartz

♥ Action Step – Write it out and burn it, have a healing, dance it out, create a meaningful ceremony, or simply offer up a prayer or words and intention that mean something to you. Involve others if it feels right, but also know that forgiveness is a personal act about freeing YOU, and does not need to involve others for it to be effective as a force within you.

Fairy Oracle – Messages Of Guidance and Support!

Image from imgkid.com

Image from imgkid.com

“You must try to have a positive attitude. It does not matter how small a person is. One can still change the future. Size is only a state of mind. You know – it is how you use your wits that counts. Nothing can stop us, if we put our hearts into it. Anything is achievable girls, anything at all!”
~ Nathalie M. Leblanc, Shrinking Forward

 

It’s no secret that I love Fairy Folk, nor that I have a very special friendship with a fairy called Sokli. (You can read more about Sokli here.) Fairies are often forgotten, as we look to the Angels, Guides and Spirit for help in our lives. Fairies like to provide support in practical ways. They encourage us to be kind to ourselves, each other and the earth. Sokli wants you to know that Fairies have their own wisdom, and are always happy to help those who ask.

Today’s oracle is all about tuning in to Fairy Wisdom to help guide you in your life right now.

This Oracle is full of lovely things, like crystal and flower essence guidance, as well as some tips about how to find Fairies for yourself.

Instructions for using today’s post

Scroll down through the following fairy images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your image scroll further down for your message; designed to help you feel loved, supported and guided.

Trust that you will be shown what you most need to know right now.

Love and Light,

Nicole and Sokli ♥ xoxo

Let The Fairies Guide You…

1.  Flower Fairy

2.  Bird Fairy

3.  Elven Seeker

Image by 1oshuart at deviantart.com

Image by 1oshuart at deviantart.com

4.  Mermaid

Image of Mermaid Hannah Fraser from imgfave.com

Image of Mermaid Hannah Fraser from imgfave.com

5.  Forest Fairy

Image from Samaru163

Image from Samaru163

6.  River Fairy

7.  Crystal Keeper Fairy

The Crystal Ring by Vladamir Pantic

The Crystal Ring by Vladamir Pantic

8.  Elf Maid

Image from worth1000.com

Image from worth1000.com

 

♥ The Healing Messages and Gifts of the Fairies♥

Each Fairy image has a message for you.We have also selected a crystal and Flower Essence to support you at this time.  You could wear or hold your crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here) The Flower Essence can be taken to help give additional emotional, physical and spiritual support.

 

1.  Flower Fairy:

Message – Flower Fairies come to help plants flower and fruit. They are here to remind you of the importance of playtime, doing things for the fun of it or to satisfy a curiosity, and to grow yourself by pushing your boundaries a little. Now is not the time for perfection. Now is the time for exploration, adventure and trying something challenging or new.

To connect with Flower Fairies sit somewhere where a  tree or smaller plant is flowering. Sit quietly and appreciate the blossoms with your whole heart. Watch them moving in the wind, or falling to the ground. Pay attention to insect visitors. When you feel truly connected to the flowers ask the Fairies to visit you or show you a sign that they are there.

Crystal – Green Aventurine

Flower Essence : Australian Bush Flower Essence – Alpine Mint  Bach Flower Essence – Agrimony

 

2.  Bird Fairy:

Message – Bird Fairies act like Guides for birds, in the same way that we humans have Guardian Angels. They are here to help you overcome your fear of ‘flying’ so that you can boldly step forth and have success in using your talents and gifts. Bird Fairies guide you into new territory, and keep you company when only you can walk a certain path. They assist you to become confident and independent in using your new wings.

To connect with Bird Fairies, stand outside in the open air and call to them. Ask for one to come and guide you. Then pay attention to the birds that show up in your life. Know that your fairy will send you a sign to show they are with you.

Crystal – Citrine

Flower Essence : Australian Bush Flower Essence – Freshwater Mangrove  Bach Flower Essence – Walnut

 

3.  Elven Seeker:

Message – Elven Seekers are on a path of learning. They also provide guidance and counsel for other Fairy Folk. They have a knack for asking the right questions, and they are deep thinkers. Elven Seekers can help you to acquire real mastery and expertise in your chosen area by opening your mind and self-awareness. They have a strong sense of social justice and environmental stewardship too. Elven Seeker reminds you that you came here for a purpose, and that you have gifts in teaching and counselling others.

To find an Elven Seeker to support you on your path, go to a place where there are old trees. Trees spread their branches and roots through the world, anchoring themselves into earth knowledge. Elven Seekers use this energy to help their own learning and communication with others. Sit quietly, connect with your tree, and then ask for a Seeker. You’ll feel them approach you, or they will give you a sign of their presence.

Crystal – Fluorite

Flower Essence : Australian Bush Flower Essence – Alpine Mint  Bach Flower Essence – Oak

 

4.  Mermaid:

Message – Mermaids inhabit  the oceans and salt water places. They have an innate sense of freedom, but also one of safety. They spend most of their time in the water, but can also breathe air, and will happily come out of the water to sunbake and enjoy the world above the waves. Mermaids are here to show you that just like them, you have strong intuitive and psychic gifts. You live in the physical world, but can connect to the spiritual. They want you to remember your true nature.

To connect to Mermaids you can travel to the ocean and sit watching the waves. When you feel peace in your heart call them in to you. You can also listen to music featuring dolphins and whales, or ocean waves, and send a telepathic message, asking Mermaids to meet you in your dreams.

Crystal – Celestite

Flower Essence : Australian Bush Flower Essence – Angelsword  Bach Flower Essence – Cerato

 

5. Forest Fairy:

Message – Forest Fairies live in wooded and forested places. They are social beings, and have great love for all plants and animals. When Forest Fairies appear to you, they want you to look after your body and physical well-being. They remind you to eat well, to drink water, to rest and to move and to get plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Step away from the computer or television. Go outside. Take some time for you, your well-being, your relationships, your sanity. Go meet your friends. Play with your pets. Stand barefoot on the ground and breathe in good clean air.

To make friends with Forest Fairies take a picnic blanket and some food, and go sit in a park, or near a garden or wild space with big and small plants. Allow yourself to relax and have a good time, in your own company or with friends, family or pets. Make a little plate of food for the Fairies and leave it on a corner of your rug. Ask for the Fairies to come join you! You’ll see their playful signs, or feel a sense of happiness.

Crystal – Carnelian

Flower Essence : Australian Bush Flower Essence – Little Flannel Flower  Bach Flower Essence – Clemantis

 

6.  River Fairy:

Message – River Fairies live in the streams, rivers, ponds, pools and freshwater places. River fairies know that sludge and silt is stinky, but from it baby fish grow into bigger fish, water lilies put down their roots and grow, and during floods the silt washes up onto the land and rejuvenates the soil and plants. River Fairy wants you to know that difficult times and stinky places can sometimes help you grow bigger and stronger. Or get with the flow and start moving again. River Fairy understands cycles of life and regeneration. They also recognise when their environment is toxic and they help creatures move to a safer place. River Fairy reminds you to be brave, to dig deep, and to take something positive from every experience. Where are you in the cycle? Is it time to grow, or time to rest? Check your environment. Is it safe? It is healthful? Or do you need to move on?

River Fairies are caring souls, who enjoy quiet and solitude, although they have good friends too. To find a River Fairy, sit quietly by a river or body of fresh water. Be very still. Watch for sparkles of light, and ripples on the water where there is no wind.

Crystal – Septarian Nodule

Flower Essence : Australian Bush Flower Essence – Old Man Banksia  Bach Flower Essence – Sweet Chestnut

 

7.  Crystal Keeper Fairy:

Message – Crystal Keeper Fairies look after stones and crystals, and often live inside them too. They can see what is beautiful within you, and help shine that essence out into the world. These fairies are very good at keeping secrets, but they also know how to share information. Crystal Keeper Fairy wants you to value yourself, to love yourself, and to have courage in following your dreams.

To find a Crystal Keeper Fairy look for a stone with a rainbow or sparkles in it! Another easy way to find one is to sit somewhere in nature where there are plenty of boulders and stones. Ask for a fairy to come and help you love and appreciate yourself more. Before you leave look for a stone that wants to be picked up and taken home. It will help itself be known to you. Trust!

Crystal – Clear Quartz

Flower Essence : Australian Bush Flower Essence – Five Corners Bach Flower Essence – Crab Apple

 

8: Elf Maid:

Message – Elf Maidens love to help creatures be birthed into the world. They also tend the sick, injured and old. You will find them anywhere where new life springs or where life needs extra support or transition. They are watching over the animals and birds, the insects and the hatchlings. Elf Maiden wants you to know that now is a good time for you to prepare and bring new life force into being. This could be around your own fertility, or about an idea being born and turning from a thought into a concrete reality. If you are unwell or lonely, know that Elf Maiden is here to keep you company and help you heal. Elf Maiden is nurturing and encouraging, supportive and wise.

Elf Maidens are solitary creatures, who have a highly attuned intuitive energy. If you are in need of their help, sit quietly in nature, or by a window, and let your heart call them in. Keep a crystal by your bed or desk, and a fresh flower or small leafy twig in a vase of water (or a healthy potplant)  to help them feel comfortable indoors.

Crystal – Moonstone

Flower Essence : Australian Bush Flower Essence – Sunshine Wattle Bach Flower Essence – Olive

Sunshine, Earth and Dancing Orbs

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“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body 
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.” 

~ Mary Oliver

 

After a week in the big city spent in doctors’ surgeries, pathology labs and hospitals it was good to get home to my farm late yesterday afternoon.

Harry and I took a short walk down towards the river paddock.

The earth smelled so luscious – rich and clean and alive with some kind of special goodness.

The cows grazed contentedly, and the birds sang their joyous songs.

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We chose a spot and lay down in the soft green grass while the sunshine danced around us.

I sat in meditation, talked to the fairies and nature spirits, and then took a few pictures of the beauty of the afternoon before I walked home.

When I uploaded my photographs I found there was a dancing blue orb in each of the frames. Perhaps that was what had Harry’s attention.

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This little farm is such a magical place to call home!

In Defence of Fairies

The Forest Fairy – Image by Josephine Wall

Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom.  It is as true as sunbeams.  ~Douglas Jerrold

Those of you who know me will also know that I believe in fairies.  In fact, you’ll know that I count a fairy as one of my dearest friends.

I found myself in an odd position on the weekend. I’m writing a novel with fairies as some of the main characters. And someone I hold in esteem told me that writing about fairies was not only unimaginative, but that children were no longer interested in such things.

Hmmm, I thought to myself.  I know I’m not a child but I’m interested in fairies.  And many of my friends and clients are too.  In fact, whenever I write about fairies I get flooded with enquiries about them, and how people might get to know one or attract one into their garden.

As this learned person talked to me, I felt myself becoming sadder and sadder.  Not only because they were so disparaging of fairies and all things magical (which is of course, the world I live in, although they did not know that), but because I believe fairies deserve to be known, and appreciated, and dare I say it, loved…

Not that fairies care.  They shall go on happily, regardless of us.  But we, we are the poorer for not knowing of them and the work they do in the natural world.

And if there is no room for magic in our lives, and for the ability to believe in things we cannot understand, if there is no room for wonder, well then, what is the point of life?

Image from paganspace.net

Making Friends with Fairies

I remember when I first started to channel. This was twenty years ago, and I had read the first chapter of a book called Opening To Channel by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer. Of course I was so eager to begin I never did read the rest of the book…

My sister dutifully guided me through a process, I made connection, and thus began a wonderful relationship with Rollo, one of my beautiful Guides.  Over the next few years I trance channelled many amazing BEings. Friends who had heard what I did would come (often bringing their friends!) and sit in our living room on nights when we would do a meditation and then I would  connect and channel for an hour or two.

What was most exciting for me, all this time ago, was that some of the BEings I channelled I had never heard of, and my sister would race off to the Library or New Age bookshop the next day and come home saying “I found them – they’re real!”. In those early days, when I felt so awkward, the positive validation that I wasn’t making it all up was very welcome. Thanks Sissy!!!

When this was all very new, I needed a person to ask me questions once I was in trance. I was aware of what was said through me, but it was like sitting in the back of a big auditorium, far away from the speaker.

So you can imagine my horror, embarrassment and surprise the day I heard my voice become high and squeaky, and I began to talk like a five year old girl high on red cordial and too much sugar.

“Hello. Who are you?” my sister asked, totally unfased.

“Oh hiya hi hi,” said this crazy little voice. “I’m Sokli.”

“And where you you come from, Sokli?” asked another friend in the circle.

“Oh, I’m a fairy,” she said. “I come from just over there (she named a piece of tangled trees and shrubbery not far away.)  Fairies are very geographically specific, you know.”

I felt myself cringe.  I was mortified.  How would anyone take me seriously?

But do you know what?

Sokli held everyone’s attention as she dished out earthy remedies, made everyone laugh and smile, and helped with everything from pet questions to general human health.

She was adored.

I have now worked with Sokli for twenty years, and she has become a firm friend. She has campaigned tirelessly for people to remember and honour fairies, and for us to love and honour nature and the earth. She’s bossy, funny, rude, cheeky, loyal, and totally passionate.

You can see her in the photo of the old teak tree at my front door at the farm at the top of this post. She promised me she would let herself ‘show’ so others could see her too.

I see her quite differently. When she’s moving she looks like a bright ball of energy whizzing around (she has lots of energy – that whole fuelled by red cordial kind of thing!). But when she is just hanging around, talking and sharing, she looks like the picture in the top left corner of the Art Journal I worked on yesterday (minus the wand…)

I’m co-writing a book with her right now called Things Fairies Know by Sokli A Real Fairy and her friend Nicole.  The title was her idea.

 

I look forward to sharing it We look forward to sharing it with you when we’re done.

And now a message from Sokli, just for you:

Hi, hi Hi!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello. I’m very happy to meet you and I want you to know that Fairies are real and we are kind of like Angels except Angels belong to Humans and the Skies and Fairies belong to Animals and Nature and the Earth. I know Angels are very popular right now but please don’t forget about Fairies. We can still all be friends.  Maybe today you can smell some pretty flowers, or watch a bird in the sky or sit on nice grass. We’ll be all around you, and if you’re kind and patient some Fairies might come over and say hi. Thanks for listening to a Fairy. We love youuuuuuuuu. Love love love.  Bye for now. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx