In the animal kingdoms the hummingbird is the totem of Joy. Whenever a hummingbird comes close to me and I hear its sound and feel its vibration, I do feel Joy. Its colors are so alive, radiant and glistening; so vibrant. Hummingbirds can fly backwards, forwards and straight up so quickly that their flash of color seems to clear away any old, stagnant energy in the air. It’s easy to see why they are the totem of Joy.
Sananda has told me often that if I am feeling Joyful I’m doing my purpose.
Joy contains love, peace, happiness, fun, humor, laughs, creativity, inspiration and is a frequency that strengthens you. Such a small word with a huge impact on our lives.
The thing about Joy it is a gift from Divine Love that is a part of us and always available. It is our presence in the stillness. Joy will bubble up from our beingness when given a chance.
When I first learned to channel higher frequency guides, one of the first questions we would ask of our guides was, “Is it possible to live with Real Joy?” (Opening to Channel, by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer). The guides had many thoughts for us that would help us live with Joy. Because that was a question that always got strong response from our guides, Joy was given an important role in our Spiritual growth and Life Choices. So much so that Sanaya channeled her first book from her guide, Orin, teaching about Joy; Living with Joy by Sanaya Roman.
Take Joy breaks in your day. Joy uplifts, and from that place your creativity will flow.
Some Joy thoughts from the book, Joy, written and compiled by M.H. Clark:
Prepare for Joy and believe in Joy.
“These are the days of miracle and wonder.” Paul Simon
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” Marianne Williamson
“I thank you God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes.” E.E. Cummings.
So today, savor Joy.
Below, I included one of my favorite pieces of music, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” It’s even better because it’s a flash mob in a shopping mall in Japan. I never tire of hearing it.
I hope I have given you Joy today.
“The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.” John Greenleaf Whittier
There are powerful spiritual Laws we can all learn and use.
Emily Dickinson said it: “All I know of Love, is Love is all there is.”
“Be still and know that I am God.” The presence of our Creator wells up within us in the stillness. We feel peace and joy.
I love Eckhart Tolle’s book Stillness Speaks, a wonderful book that affirms this idea.
Meditating is the ideal way to hear your still, small voice. The YouTube video at the end of this blog is a meditation with Eckhart Tolle. It’s not a lecture. You can meditate right along with Eckhart. It brought me so much peace and the feeling that all is well.
God is Love and everywhere present.
“Our only responsibility is to accept the Atonement for ourselves.” Atonement means being at one with our Creator and all that is, Oneness. (Via “A Course in Miracles,” Foundation for Inner Peace.)
“Birds of a feather flock together”– My mom’s favorite expression. Better known as the Law of Attraction.
You are a perfect, unique, innocent, child of God, who loves you beyond your comprehension. You inherited your Father-Mother God’s ability to create. You create by your thoughts, words and feelings. Tell the story to yourself and others, your story, the story that you WANT to live. As we affirm and tell our story the way we want it to be we create it. We need to believe it to see it. — Sananda, Abraham and Saint Germaine
There are two very important components to manifesting, allowing and receiving your Good. One, Forgiveness of yourself and others, and two, BEING in the qualities of gratitude, thanks and appreciation.
Forgiveness returns us to love. A wonderful book by that name, A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson, teaches us, in depth, how Love does its job as we forgive ourselves and others.
Thanks, Gratitude and Appreciation put us in the vibration of Love where we can create and allow our good. A wonderful book, Ask and It is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, teaches us the nuts and bolts of vibrational creation and manifesting, by using rampages of appreciation and intentionally feeling good by focusing on what we want to create.
Note: we also have the ability to temporarily block our good by un-love, which is in truth a fiction because Love is all there is. We do this by using our free will backwards by criticizing, condemning and complaining. We can quickly jump forward by realizing we are love and have the ability to create a wonderful life for ourselves by returning to Love.
There you have it. Many of the simple yet powerful laws of the Universe that manifest in infinite ways.
So, as Abraham says, through the Hicks material, the most important thing is for us to feel good. As we feel good we can create our desires.
Enjoy the fun, joy and satisfaction of creating your good by letting Love do its job.
The photos for today are of wild roses growing by the creek in our neighborhood. With their pink hue and sun-yellow centers they bring vitality and uplift to you. Their fragrance is subtle and sweet. Since many grow along the path, the sweet breeze carries you along your walk and with the negative ions in the air from the rushing creek nearby your thoughts and feelings are lifted and energized.
Such a wonderful way to start the day.
A very fun thing I have done in my life is make friends of plants, trees, flowers and of course the obvious– our beloved pets; dogs, cats, horses, and a very dear hamster.
If you would like to make friends with a flower it is easy and rewarding as flowers love to share their essence with you. Since they have lived on our Grandmother Earth for 114 million years, each has a unique set of patterns, wisdom and frequencies to share.
Step one is to stand or sit next to the flower you choose. Step two is to appreciate your new friend. Tell her what pleases you– fragrance, color shape or feeling. Flowers love appreciation. Step three is to just be with her. Be still and breathe in her essence. Just be in a relaxed state of allowing and ask what she would like to share with you. You may receive words to a song, a feeling, a thought or information that will help you. Step four is to thank her and ask if there is anything you can do to make her more comfortable. Step five is to enjoy the feeling of having made a new friend.
Flow is the first part of the word flower, and they all have a very special way to return us to Love, our natural flow. Receiving help simply by making a connection with a flower will open the many doors for you to incredible Divine Mysteries in Mother Nature. Trees, Herbs, Butterflies, Hawks, Owls, Deer, Clouds, Streams, Dragonflies, Lady Bugs… to name a few, are all very unique, even among their own species. A world of wonder awaits you to open to a conscious connection with these beings, as we are all already connected in spirit to all that is.
A few years ago I attended a spiritual retreat in nature. We gathered around a tree to thank it for its service of bringing us clean air and shade and asked it how we could help it. Several participants ventured eloquent metaphysical, and fairly complex, ideas of how we could help this lovely being when one of the ladies shouted, “This tree just wants a drink of water!” We all laughed. We just needed to open and allow the wisdom of the tree to come to us.
I have always been uplifted by gardens, forests, oceans and trees. Abraham, through Esther and Jerry Hicks, teaches us the most important thing for us to attract the life we love is to feel good. Mother Nature has never failed to help me feel a little better, then better, until I’m lifted to a place where my creativity starts to flow. That is one of my favorite and best feelings.
I’m writing again today about one of my favorite bridges of love light, Flowers.
I love flowers.
Our dear beauties didn’t appear on Mother Earth until 114 million years ago. Given the Geologic time scale of several Billion years, that is fairly recent. Eckhart Tolle in his book, A New Earth, mentions that flowers are the key to enlightenment.
Gardens have always helped me, over my lifetime, to hear my spiritual guidance, find peace and get a clear direction for solving my problems.
I’m grateful to Green Hope Farm Flower Essences. A friend recommended them to me a few weeks ago. I’m so happy to receive Molly Sheehan’s understanding of how flower essences help us, our pets and our plants. Ultimately they help the “whole,” as we are all connected. If you would like to explore their benefits, their website contains a wealth of information on how they work and which ones to choose for YOU.
Flowers have worked through many life problems in the last 114 million years, and they contain their patterns of wisdom in their essence.
For the Cosmic moment we are currently in, on our dear Mother Gaia, Green Hope Farm, has created several essences from their Venus Garden for 2019. The one I’m choosing is “Upwards and Onwards.”
My mom used the expression “Onwards and Upwards” often when I was growing up. I always thought that uplifting. Now we are in the Golden Age of Aquarius, so Upwards, first in our consciousness, and then Onwards in our actions, is more appropriate and powerful.
This is one part of how Molly describes this essence: “The heart of the garden was Mehera Marigolds for Love of Divinity. There were Bells of Ireland to help us anchor within us the highest vibration possible, Cosmos so we can live and speak from the heart and Sweet Alyssum so we can be our most evolved self in physical form. Sacred Tobacco and other Nicotianas were there to help us purify and let go of the things we thought were our real identity but which tied us to the illusions of small self and stopped us from knowing our true self in Oneness.”
She writes more about this essence, and many others from that garden on her website. Wonderful.
The photos of the flowers today are from my neighborhood. My friend used to always put nasturtiums from her garden on top of her salads. They taste a little bit like watercress and are so pretty.
Flowers are always helping us whether in our gardens, in our homes, in essential oils and aroma therapy, as food or in especially created essences. As in the top line from this blog,
The Earth will be healed by Grandmothers, Flowers and our Child within who is innocent, as flowers bring us enlightenment.
I’m writing about these bridges because they bring us joy, our natural estate, and connections to our high selves, which consciously connect us to our source. When we feel connected to our higher love light we can easily contact and express our creativity. Expressing our creativity at this level is Divine– and very uplifting and fun.
We each have our own unique, individualized bridges. Discovering them is fun. When I ask my inner being what is my most uplifting bridge of love light today, it almost always has to do with Mother Nature, trees, flowers and water. Sometimes, my bridge to a higher feeling tone is cleaning my bathroom. I always say to my high self, “Are you sure that is it?” I do it, and sure enough, it makes me feel super happy. It looks shiny and feels clean. I love shiny things.
Our happiness is important and can come in many surprising ways. I have been following Abraham’s teachings, Esther and Jerry Hicks, for quite some time. They teach the most important thing is for us to feel good. “Think thoughts that make you feel good.” Sometimes that feels out of reach, so I try their other practices that never fail me. Step one, meditate for 15 minutes every day. Step two, go on a “rampage of appreciation.” Step three, release resistance to your good. Allow your good. These are all very potent bridges to your highest good.
Another powerful bridge is the Power of Now. When we become still, we allow the stillness to bring up our presence, Our Love, Our beingness. From this place of consciousness we can discover our connection to all that is. We become our own bridge of love light, then our appreciation of our creator, Mother Nature, our friends, our talents and our selves, grows by leaps and bounds. Life becomes fun. We feel like singing and dancing.
Today, my wish for us all is to discover our bridges. We have entered the Golden Age of Aquarius so we have available to us, with easy access, The Power of Now, LOVE everywhere Present. Creativity supported by the Divine. We are One in Spirit and are realizing this fact. Unity consciousness is helping us to Co-operate and enjoy teamwork and is supported by these new frequencies. These are the main qualities of our new world and each is infinite in expression.
I wish for us to explore and discover our own expressions of the qualities that bring us joy, joy, joy.
Flowers and flower essences never fail me, along with going out to lunch with my daughters and friends, body boarding in the ocean, watching the sun rise and set, seeing the beauty and interconnectedness of Mother Nature, and an infinity of discovery of God’s Good for us All.
My spiritual teacher, Emma Curtis Hopkins teaches: “Everyone knows what their Good is.
Move toward your Good.” Your Good is your own unique bridge of love light. Enjoy more
of your good, as it is infinite and always waiting for your discovery.
As we have learned “Quite simply put flowers heal,” Dr. Edward Bach.
(Please note: This article is not intended as Medical Advice, please consult with your health care professional for your specific concern. This information IS concerned with helping you to experience more well-being, less stress, more consciousness, and more well-ness.)
This article (with some expansion to it) has been taken from the book, “The How and Why of Flower Essences,” by Nina Lee Wilkins copyright 2011.
The single video above shows in a very simple way how to make your own flower essences. Why bother?
“Every flower bears a starry imprint.” Paracelsus
Many subtle things happen for you while making and using flower essences. Flowers represent the Divine Mystery of LOVE. You may have heard the expression: God laughs in flowers. Also one of my favorites that has been seen posted in many a garden public and private:
The Lord God planted a garden
In the first white days of the world,
And He set there an angel warden
In a garment of light unfurled.
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
–Dorothy Frances Gurney in “Magic Gardens” by Corinne Heline, New Age Press 1944
A metaphysical principle states that all thought is creative. Take that one step further with the principle that we can only think one thought at a time. Next, God’s thoughts are real and eternal and are love. Flowers bring us in tune with this reality as they are from the light. As you stand still and look to the top or sides of a flower, softly focusing your attention, you may observe this light or aura.
When we work with flower essences we are working with God’s thoughts in spirit, manifested in form here in the physical. Another way of saying this is that flowers are a manifestation of the light or angelic kingdoms. We can think of flowers as angels manifest.
Another metaphysical principal we are working with is that God is all Good. God has created every living thing as a unique manifestation, whether it is a snowflake, bird, or human. Each is unique in some way. Flowers are like that. Each has its own vibrational signature even within its own species. Roses have unique qualities such as peace and harmony within the same type of plant. Because of these principles and unique mysterious qualities of the Divine we can tap into the subtle vibrations of a plant and bring that quality to our own being and consciousness. As we do this we are lifted above the thought-form that caused our distress.
Because we can only think one thought at a time, and because we are connected with all that is, nature, God, and the universe we can utilize the vibration and light of the flower to join with our light and beingness and raise our frequencies. In doing so we may harmonize our emotional body, which releases any energy that is not of a high vibration such as fear (stress), anxiety etc. which we know, over time, does not bring our birthright of Health.
Flower essences work on our subtle bodies. In knowing and believing that we have subtle bodies a whole new world is opened up to us. We can hold our thought on the beauty, fragrance, shape, and essence of a flower and in that way prepare for what it has to give us. We can also use prepared flower essences that carry the signature vibration, or essence of the flower, shrub, or tree. Flowers, like people, live for appreciation. As you stand and appreciate a flower you may see its petals turn toward you. As you are in the state of appreciation you are in the same vibraton as love and you are in tune with the Divine Mystery. As you “tune in” to the flower you may begin the process of your own Divine inspiration. This in and of itself is very uplifting. We already know that as we uplift ourselves we begin attacting more of the same qualities. Start observing which flower you are attracted to. That flower has a gift for you.
Another aspect of flower essences is the fact that we are literally sending a telegraphic message to the Angelic kingdom that says, “help! I’m asking for one or several of your light qualities to help me balance my emotions, thoughts, attitudes to harmony, love, and joy. Thank you. Would you share your essence with me for that purpose?” Angels and flowers prefer to be asked for specific help. They do not interfere with you or your Divine Free Will but “live” to help humanity at their request.
I hope you will consider these thoughts and try them out. One of the things I love about working with flowers is how fun it is to discover the many mysteries of their world. I always feel more joy and delight after working with them. Being in nature of itself is uplifting, and discovering the infinite ways God’s love is given to us makes it even more worthwhile. So, have fun experimenting with making your own flower essences or just plant a garden and sit quietly in it often. Much love to you, Nina
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” —John Muir
I love to find things in nature that demonstrate transformation from one form to another. An egg, to a caterpillar, to a chrysalis, then butterfly are familiar ones. Another favorite is tadpoles to frogs. A caterpillar walking on the ground and then flying is very dramatic. The little swimming tadpole is then jumping and swimming. The frog has a life on land and in the water with quite a loud voice. I love the infinite variety of forms in nature.
A flower that shows that transformation is the Santa Barbara Daisy in the photo above.
These little flowers start out as the tiny pinkish-purple flowers and as they grow turn white.
You can see these flowers growing profusely along the California coast. Whenever I would take a walk in Carmel and see them, somehow my spirits would be lifted. Even though small, they radiate joy.
A few years ago, when I was teaching classes about making flower essences, I chose this little flower though time constraints left that one undone.
I love synchronicity and flower essences. Recently these combined when a dear friend of mine recommended Green Hope Farm Flower Essences to me. I chose Sea Mayweed, from Ireland, to order not realizing it was the Santa Barbara Daisy. One thing I love about this company is that Molly Sheehan gives extensive written descriptions of what the flower and its elemental can give to you. For Sea Mayweed she writes: “I help you center in your own power and Destiny. I am the balanced and full use of my third chakra’s strengths.” This is very close to what I had written about the Santa Barbara Daisy’s essence several years ago.
I just received my order from Green Hope Farm yesterday, and this new discovery has made me so happy. Everything in Divine right timing, as this company has been around for more than 30 years. I have used many other companies’ essences over the years and they have always helped me. This company is a treasure, and I will continue to learn from them. They are based in New Hampshire, though they sell flower essences from all over the world.
This company has made many essences to help us through our own transformations in these times. I feel they are very effective, though I have yet to try the new ones: “A Tool Box For a New Earth. Green Hope Farm Flower Essences from the 2019 growing season.” There are 12 essences in this collection. I’m going to try Bears Breeches, “Stability in the void between the collapse of old structures and the birth of the new, support as we create new structures for a New Earth.” I hope you will check them out.
Many years ago, Sananda told me that flowers are some of the strongest and wisest beings on Earth and a definite bridge of love light. You might want to discover and make your own. (Instructional video in a previous blog.)
A few years ago, my daughter Hana and her sweet dog, Lola, and I spent the summer camping. Our first campground made me feel uneasy because it was part of Laguna Seca Raceway. The cars zooming around the track were so loud, and the energy so filled with intensity, that in my sensitivity I felt lost.
As I am a firm believer in “silver linings” and the Allness of Love, I knew there would be good and I would learn to feel safe in all the noise.
Hana said, “You pick the spot, Mom.” We both wanted to be close to the bathrooms, so I picked a spot for my tent near them, and very close to a beautiful oak tree. Oaks have been my favorites since I was a child. One of my spiritual teachers when I was in my 20’s would often tell me, “Nina you are such a Druid,” before I even knew what a Druid was.
This time period held a lot of uncertainty for us as we were waiting for our new home to appear out of the experience that there was nothing in the area within our price range that would allow dogs. In hindsight, this was a coming of age story and a vision quest for both Hana and myself.
I kept my faith in the good and my love of Mother Nature. Even with the activities of the race track, the beauty of the blue sky, birds chirping, sunshine and incredible trees (Oaks and Pines) kept me uplifted. Also, Hana and Lola were both happy in our new adventure. It was summertime and we had always loved camping. Here was our opportunity, even if it did come as a necessity.
Our first night, I was standing next to the opening of my tent and was consumed by fear thoughts when all of a sudden the spirit of the oak tree, or Dryad, jumped out. She was feminine and just a little smaller in stature than me. She looked straight at me with black, piercing eyes. She had long, jet black hair with straight bangs, and an attractive but unusual face with a pointed nose. She had a strong sense of purpose in her being. She told me telepathically not to worry– that she would protect Hana, Lola and I. And then she vanished.
I felt very honored and surprised that a Dryad would appear to me, let alone comfort and protect me, though I trusted the truth of it as I felt her presence. I had a sound, restful sleep that night. I resolved to find the good and love in Mother Nature every day and enjoy our camping adventure.
We had many other camp spots and campgrounds during that summer. Each had new trees to talk to. With these new trees I had strong feelings with messages, though no visuals. At one unofficial camp in the Big Sur hills we were joined often by blue jays, stellar jays, bunnies, butterflies and funny squirrels who transmuted my unease. Each time I was tempted to go into fear of not finding a home, Mother Nature’s creatures brought me back to the Now and LOVE.
I told Hana that our only job was to stay uplifted by looking for the good, and we would be fine. At the end of that summer we were rewarded with a lovely new home that was perfect for all of us. More than we could have asked for, beautiful trees and gardens and part of a duplex with my dear friend Janette.
Trees are the lungs of Mother Earth. They are helping us find the truth of ourselves, Love.
It’s a very rewarding experience to have a friendship and relationship with a tree. I believe one is calling you right NOW.
“Fairies unite! Fairies unite!” my friend Janette exclaimed as I approached her cottage door. We both felt this was going to be a very special day. We invited our friend, Lorna, to come with us to experience one of our favorite nature spots on the Big Sur coast. Joy and laughs were in the air from our anticipation of sharing our secret place with our dear friend.
Our intention for the day was to make a flower essence from one of my favorite plants, Mountain Sorrel. Also we wanted to have fun and enjoy a picnic with special foods. Lorna baked cakes that were inspirational. Her carrot cake with cream cheese and pumpkin seed frosting was otherworldly and just the ticket for our experiences to come.
Janette and I loved this trail so much that we often asked each other, “Why don’t we come here more often?” All these years later I have realized that it always was such a sacred event that the spirit of place, the fairies, and elves, plants, flowers, birds, insects, butterflies and animals were calling us for a celebration with them. I feel they gave us these experiences because they knew we loved them.
We always packed a special, though simple, lunch with treats for the fairies. I made my best special Chai, with extra cardamom and pure spring water, cream and honey. I also made scones. Lorna brought what I have come to call her “miracle cake.” Janette and I brought honey, berries and chocolate for the fairies. We also brought our crystals and a jar of pure water to make the flower essence.
As we arrived at the trailhead we paused to take in the day. The ocean breeze was cool, and there was still a marine layer of fog, though we hoped the sun would break through. We had come to have an awareness, after many years of visiting, that this beginning of our one-mile hike was important. Each time, different nature friends would greet us and set the tone for the day.
Our first greeter was a lizard. This put a smile on my face, because lizards are totems of “dream time.” We had dreamed this day, so it was bound to be good. Our joyful anticipation was building.
Our next visitors were three soaring red tail hawks who would travel with us the entire way up the trail, and since hawks are spiritual messengers we smiled again. We had developed a habit of walking quietly so we could be in the wonder of it all but also in reverence that we were guests in the home of many beings seen and unseen.
Several more of our favorite creatures visited us along the way. Janette’s favorite, a blue dragonfly; my favorites, hundreds of lady bugs; a couple of blue and white butterflies; bunnies; and meadow larks and many more lizards. Very fragrant wild flowers, sweet yellow and purple lupine, monkey flowers, fire brush and mountain sage perfumed the air.
We arrived at our special spot, which was off the beaten trail so we had it to ourselves with all of nature. First the sun broke through the redwoods and made that rare occurrence of the “rays,” as Janette called them. That moment where the fog lifts, leaving a slight cool breeze with the sun shining through the redwoods with warmth and that golden light. We all felt that we were in heaven.
We had our glorious picnic and found just the right places for our gifts for the Fairies and were ready to take a little rest before making the flower essences. We were primed by being slightly in the “in-between time” to be sensitive to the over lighting Deva and Fairy of the Mountain Sorrel. In this spot, the hillside was covered with these sweet white flowers.
Lorna exclaimed, “I saw a Leprechaun!” She described the red pointed hat he was wearing and blue trousers. I saw the movement as he hid behind the redwood tree. Wow. Lorna was trained as an administrator, with use of her very logical mind, and this was quite a departure for her. We all walked quietly to the flowers and started to pinch off a few with our crystals. Lorna started putting the lid on when the jar started singing. We all looked at each other and around us to see where the singing was coming from and not from someone’s radio. The singing was coming from our jar of flower essences. Wow. We laughed and laughed.
The next unusual thing came as we hiked back to the car; Lorna started singing a hymn that she had learned in Sunday School, and Janette and I joined in singing all of the words even though we had never heard the song before. That whole day contained unbridled joy. We laughed, sang and hugged and kept asking ourselves, “How did that happen?” Magic.
With the love of nature, Your own magical Fairy encounters are just waiting for you when you least expect them. They can occur possibly in your backyard garden or sitting next to your favorite house plant. Don’t forget to put out the chocolate.
Encounters with Fairies are a gift from the elemental kingdoms.
I have had a few contacts with fairies, Devas and the non-localized spirit of nature, Pan. Each one changed me for the better in some way. One of them stands out, as it gave me hope and reassurance that I was on my Spiritual Path.
Melinda and I, along with our four-year-old children, Clayton and Hana, were hiking up a familiar trail in Big Sur, California. We came upon my favorite part of the trail where the creek had a small bend and opened briefly to a small, sunny meadow. I always liked to pause at that spot where the trail, that had been winding through moist shady coast redwoods, came to this juncture of an open, grassy meadow touched by the winding stream.
We paused to take it all in before continuing on, and as I turned to look at the meadow, a round ball of golden light (about the size of a dessert plate) came right up to my face. All of the sudden, everything went very quiet—stillness, no sound, as I felt enveloped in this beautiful, otherworldly translucent light. I stood frozen, not moving a hair as this experience took hold of me completely. Melinda was waving at me, and I could hardly hear what she was saying in a muffled tone: “What is happening? What is happening?” It was one of those “out of time” experiences. In a couple of moments the ball of light left, though that experience has lasted vividly inside me for all of these many years.
“A moment in the soul will last forever,” as the lyric to a popular song goes. That experience allowed me to know that I did have a strong connection to the elemental kingdoms and that I should pay attention to it and treasure it.
Now is the time for All of humanity to know the elementals are real and are calling us for help.
It is not difficult to contact the fairy realm. It takes sincerity, love of Mother Nature and a willingness to see things differently– or in an innocent, childlike energy. Fairies respond to us when we are kind, respectful and aware of the connection we have to all beings who share Gaia with us: animals, plants, the standing people-trees, insects, the stone people and an entire kingdom of light beings we are yet to meet. As Shakespeare has reminded us, “One breath of Nature makes the whole world kin.”
We don’t expect our hearing to be like our sense of smell, or our vision to be like our touch, but often we expect these elemental connections to be like our ordinary awareness… when in truth these spiritual gifts are extraordinary and often fleeting, though forever. So, to enter the near-but-veiled dimension of the elemental kingdom, it helps (but is not required) to be in your feminine, receptive side. A belief that the Devas, fairies, gnomes, elves, leprechauns, little people, merpeople, undines, sprites and pixies exist is a very good start. Caring for your home and environment will invite them closer to you.
As you water your plants, thank the Nature spirit of each one. All living beings in Mother Nature have guardian spirits, just as all humans have guardian Angels. As you recognize this, you can have a deeper relationship with your pets, trees and even the wild birds that come to visit you.
If this is all new to you, or if it’s just that you needed a reminder or confirmation of your own sensitive connection to the Earth and all of her inhabitants, a way to start connecting with this realm is with my favorite new fairy book: Inside the Secret Life of Fairies: Where Dreams Come True, by Maggie Hamilton. I love the short stories of many different people’s encounters with the Elemental Kingdom.
Your own delightful, joyful and mysterious encounter is just waiting for you to allow it.