Friday, 28 September 2012

Faery Conversations Through Meditation

It's not always easy to stop and chat to the fae when your out and about, there may be too many people around for you to connect or simply you feel distracted by the energies of Mother Nature, it is possible to get lost in her beauty and forget everything else. Sometimes you want some special time with the fae, just you and them and this is possible in a place where you feel comfortable and safe, it might be your home or your garden where you can relax and meditate and really get that connection to the fae. It might be a good idea to read through my article and familiarize yourself with the meditation.

So you need to decide where you want to meditate and prepare yourself and the area in which you will be working. You will want to encourage gentle vibrations that feel positive with lots of calm and I'm going to show you how do achieve this as well as introducing you to grounding and protection before a lovely meditation.

Once your space has been chosen bring in a small table such as a coffee table, put it to stand directly in front of where you will be sitting. Cover with a cloth of any colour and then place upon it items such as crystals, Clear Quartz, Angelite or ones you are drawn too. You could use other items like acorns, fruit, sparkly items, if using candles please use battery ones as it is dangerous to light a candle and then not keep an eye on it. You want to build a faery altar so the energies start building up for when you meditate.

Next if it helps you better, play some music quietly in the background, silence can sometimes be off putting. We need to protect the area we are in from outside influences and make it feel a nice place to be so close your eyes and visualize the room, imagine yourself walking around the room with a white light following you. As you do this say out loud

“Faeries within this place

I ask to protect this space”

Open your eyes for a moment before moving onto grounding. Sitting in front of the table, make sure your feet are firmly on the ground as we need to make this connection go deep into Mother Earth. I want you to imagine seeds that have been planted in the earth, they take nourishment from the rain and sun gaining strength daily. See the seeds begin to grow upwards from beneath the soil, up and up, stronger and stronger until the roots from these seeds push through the earth below your feet, they gently take hold of your feet wrapping around your ankles and up to your knees, you can feel the warmth still in them from being under the ground, next the roots reach your thighs, your abdomen and they change direction by wrapping themselves around your arms and hands, the roots flow back to your chest, your neck and to your face and touch the top of your head. Once here they embrace your soul protectively, gently before pulling your energy back down the way they came. Can you feel it? The roots will then once at your feet take your energy down deep into Mother Earth where they will hold onto them, you are now grounded.

Grounding is important because we need to focus our attention on what lays before us and for that we need to be in a calm, comfortable state of mind and feeling connected firmly to Mother Earth. You know when you are not grounded because you may feel light headed and a bit off balance. If you have to try to ground yourself a few times don't worry, take as long as you need.

So now your ready to have conversations with the faeries through meditation and I will take you through a faery journey so enjoy.

“The garden you are standing in is such a beautiful sight to behold for all around you are tall lush trees that cover you from the outside world, look more closely at the trees and you see small birds in their nests. You catch a fragrance on the gentle breeze and it draws your attention to the Jasmine and Honeysuckle flowers in full bloom covering a archway, which you see leads to a small pond. You step forward a few paces and take in the breathtaking view of hundreds of different variety of flowers, shrubs and herbs and adorning these are Bees, Butterflies and other insects. The Sun shines so warmly upon your body but you feel comfortable and make your way towards the archway. ….....

Your thoughts turn to the fae and as you stand before the archway and look through you can hear laughter and splashing so being curious you proceed towards these noises. You can't see anyone yet so set yourself down beside the pond and relax a while, take in the sight, sounds and smells........

I want you to look to the left for you see materializing a lovely colorful swirl of mist and as it becomes more clear you are presented with 3 faeries. Take in their appearance as they suss you out, they want to know if your friend or foe. Once everyone feels satisfied call to them to come closer to you, let them come, don't rush them...........

Let your conversation proceed and it might be you want to ask for guidance or for healing, maybe you have questions about them, whatever it is enjoy the time you have here....

Soon they disappear into the mist and you will walk back through the archway, feeling the chair beneath you and sensing the room you are in before opening your eyes and coming back to the here and now.......

You might want to leave the faery altar as it is for a few hours so you can enjoy it, maybe go outside and leave a offering of cake as a thank you to the fae for coming to you. Don't forget to record your journey in a diary as it is nice to read through and remember the lovely times spent with the fae. You can also visit this garden as often as you like and you can adapt the whole process to suit yourself.

I do hope you have enjoyed the journey and the conversations you have had and will continue to have with the fae.

Rachel x

Saturday, 15 September 2012


"Dream allows us to connect to our soul, a place where our deepest desires, passions and drive exist"

"Without dreams who are we and where does our path go, without dreams we cannot feed our soul for nourishment is plenty where we long to be, where we spend a great deal of our time"

"Dream for eternity for what does it cost us to imagine"

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Crystal Faeries

Faeries have a energy that can be found deep within Mother Earth so it goes with out saying that these wonderful energies can be found within crystals that live in the earth, sea, rocks etc. Every time we come into close contact or touch a crystal we are able to tune into a vibration that either works with us or feels like it is not quite what we need and I will explain a bit about that. Crystal faeries will automatically tune into our own energies and they have a canny way of knowing exactly what we need in life. How often do you walk into a crystal shop and feel a gentle pull towards the crystal section, your hand may be guided towards a certain crystal which you just know is perfect for you. One sign of connecting to the right crystal will be a tingling in your palm when holding the gem.

There are so many beautiful crystals in many colours and different properties so choosing the right one for you is important after all they do cost money and you will want to start working with the fae as soon as you can. When you get home you will need to cleanse and charge your crystal so take a small bowl, add some water and a few drops of Eucalyptus oil and leave your crystal to cleanse for around half hour and then rinse before drying. You will need to be careful as some crystals don't like water such as Selenite and it's better to wet a cloth then add a drop of the oil onto the cloth and gently rub into the gem. To charge your gem you can place under the full moon's wonderful beam or place upon your faery altar as the energy there will be quite powerful.

So, now we are ready to work with the Crystal Faeries and they too are eager to work with you whether it be through magick, meditation, festival celebrations etc. I love the more unusual crystals, the ones that we don't really hear much about so these are the crystals I shall be sharing with you and how to use them to help you along your path or to overcome obstacles.

Celestial Aura Quartz

What a amazing gem this one is, the colour is such a beautiful blue and this is because a layer of Gold and Indium has been fused to the surface of the crystal. Properties include Purify, Confidence to share and teach knowledge, Trust others and To be guided along your path.

Maybe you have just begun a journey where you are teachng others and that can be daunting, having to stand up in front of a class and present your work to them. Sometimes our nerves kick in and we forget what we want to say and our minds go blank even if we are used to our knowledge just flowing from our mind and mouth. With this gem it will help you to calm yourself and to still the mind, to collect your thoughts before speaking, you will find that your knowledge will be easier to express. Also great if you have exams coming up.

With trusting others we need to let go of some issues in order to move forward and yes it can be difficult but with a little help from the fae this gem can help you release any fears and to build up confidence within yourself to learn to trust your judgements when meeting people. Sometimes it is us who lack trust in our own abilities and this can block the trust in others.

Take the gem in your hands and close your eyes, visualize the upcoming situation and ask the fae to guide you in the direction you wish to go down. Once you have said your piece to the fae take the gem with you so it is near you, it will act as a reminder when you look at it as to the way forward you have asked for.

Eye Agate

Also known as Botswana Agate it has a milky look about it and is very pretty. Properites include Sensitivity, Being easily hurt and Loneliness.

We can often leave our hearts open to energies that do not care about our best interests or we are simply sensitives who love to help others and put many before our own needs and feelings and this can lead to hurt, sadness and feeling alone. The faeries connected to this gem can help you make a secure energy wall around you, now this isn't like putting up a wall to keep everyone out it acts as a catcher of anything negative
or anything that will take too much from your mind, your soul. It will also give you a little extra boost of positivity.

If you do feel lonely then the fae can guide you towards people who are like minded and can add some sparkle to your life, we can get into a routine that doesn't always allow us the freedom to get out and about as much as we would like so maybe you are ready to make a few changes.

After charging under the full moon place this crystal upon your altar and for as often as you feel you need to you can stand before your altar and speak openly to the fae about how you are feeling and how you can make the changes you want. Release all the negative the first time round and then start to focus on the positive and the good you want to come to you.

Of course it is down to each of us to make those first steps, to reach out and grab our future with both hands, the Crystal faeries are only there to support us and to help bring out what is already deep within us. The can't make the changes needed only we can do that but it is nice to know that you have a friend with a wonderful energy to walk the path with you, who believes in you and who wants you to be the best you can be. The Crystal Faeries will definitely add a little magick and sparkle to your life so go discover the crystal you need and invite the faeries into your life today.

© Rachel Curtis (Article from "Silent Voices" magazine)