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Daily Living With Faeries

Updated on April 7, 2012
Bright One - look at the spark in the top left portion of this photo.
Bright One - look at the spark in the top left portion of this photo. | Source

This is another part one of my story to discover, accept and integrate mystical abilities into an ordinary world.

Growing up, I knew I was different. I am a medium, but when I was young I did not understand what that really means. Eventually, I created a belief system for myself to explain the unexplained. I acknowledged my gifts and the beings that I could communicate with as a result. Amazingly, it never occurred to me to believe in faeries!

As I look back, I know they have always been around me and in the home I grew up. We used to have things move around or get lost and blamed a mystical creature we all called “Mux”, but still, we did not believe in faeries. After all, ghosts are real, angels are real, but faeries and other mythical creatures are just stories in books. Hmm.

As I developed my psychic abilities, my senses became attuned to new and interesting dimensions and the beings that dwelled in them. Eventually, I acknowledged the faeries, a blessing.

My kids and I are fortunate that we all perceive faeries (and other incorporeal beings) that live with us. In addition to our plant faeries, house brownies, and such we each have our own posse of faerie friends. We even know some of their names. My son’s little band of warriors are hysterical to “watch” as they mimic his actions, including wood carving, spear building, tying things up, playing with Legos, digging trenches, and so on. My niece’s crew likes to clean and organize as she does. Unfortunately, their favorite pastime is messing with her cat. My gang likes to cook and really enjoys it when I write or “play rocks”, that is, make natural gemstone jewelry.

What is unique about our home is that we all experience faerie antics at the same time. For example, we watch a scary movie and are aware of the smaller fae hiding their eyes or “yelling” for someone to watch out! All three of us perceive these things actually occurring in real time.

Faeries enjoy sharing a home with humans, especially when they can interact with us. Their world does not have paperwork, computers, bills, and stress like ours does. They are interested in the way we function and the way we view our world. They have the ability to tune into our emotions and can share our experience. Through us, they can grow in ways they could not otherwise. It draws them to us.

It makes my kids and me happy when we see fairies grow! They grow in rapid spurts, or sometimes pop like a kernel of popcorn. They shoot up instantaneously! Everybody cheers!

We do not experience interaction all the time. If we choose to open ourselves, the faeries are here. If we are involved in artistic pursuits, they are here. If there is something important to be shared, they are here. I think what happens is a synchronicity between us and them, bringing them closer to us, dimensionally speaking. It is possible for them to affect our physical world in small ways. Truly, keys can be moved when no corporeal person has moved them, so can flash drives, socks, and other small items.

Bringing New Faeries Home

My kids and I often embark on nature adventures. We favor big tree hunting (there are still old growth forests nearby), rock hounding and viewing other people’s lush gardens. Invariably, we end up meeting new faeries during our treks who want to come home with us. Actually, what happens is that our faeries come with us on these adventures, meet new faeries along the way and brag about us until other faeries follow us home for at least a short visit (because we can “hear” them.)

I have included some pictures here from one place we stopped during an outing. It was a small alcove alongside a logging road with scaling rock formations. It had an ominous feeling, but the pictures were very interesting. These are not doctored! I only cropped and added text to one.

Smiley - If it can be seen, the center "face" looks like its tongue is sticking out.
Smiley - If it can be seen, the center "face" looks like its tongue is sticking out. | Source

Bad Versus Joy: Faerie Lessons

The two most important ideas I have developed from living with faeries are the need for joy and the good in the bad; everything has a silver lining or at the very least a lesson to learn.

Joy is the most precious state of being for faeries. They seek pleasure or fun all the time. They love to create, especially in the arts. They love to listen to music and dance and play. They thrive to remain in a constant state of happiness.

What I have absorbed is that this attitude should be sought after by all beings. Realistically, it is not possible to experience rapture every minute. However, we have choices about how we interact with or react to our lives. We choose to be overwhelmed by a flat tire, when it is just a minor inconvenience, not the worst day ever. Earnestly seizing joy in our daily existence is not just a mood enhancer. It changes all aspects of life. It is a stabilizing force, adding new dimensions to our potential.

There are two facets of “bad things” in which faeries have helped me learn about myself. The first is that many things that happen are not bad, but I choose to make them bad, like that flat tire. Even when a string of seemingly bad events occur, I hardly get riled up any longer. Instead, I sincerely evaluate an incident and decide how to handle it, and then handle it. If my feelings are hurt, I process and release. There is no need to carry the burdens of a lifetime in my heart and mind.

The other lesson is that sometimes those bad things are the only way I can learn. I have to have the same thing happen until I get it. We are all thick-headed sometimes about the very things we need to work on the most.

Further, these “bad” things can also be a reminder to lighten up! Sometimes we take things so seriously that we forget that joy is possible, even when life is the most difficult. I have to admit though, when multiple things have dropped or spilled in a span of 10 minutes, I may holler at the faeries for testing me when I am not in the mood. Invariably, one of my kids will walk in and laugh at me then I get it – lighten up.


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      bborrello 6 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Lilleyth, Yes - Kitty's advice will work! Ask things, random questions in your head as if a material person were sitting with you chatting and see if the other side of the conversation pops into your head...You're well on you way.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 6 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      You are so lucky to be able to see the litter buggers! I'm taking Kitty's advice and become more aware while I am meditating in my garden. Thumbs up, awesome.

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      bborrello 6 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Grace, our house faeries do help us, but not in the way one might think. When we are cleaning, they clean their own dimension at the same time so all our shared spaces are cleaner and clearer. They DO enjoy being with us when fun things are happening, but they can occasionally get out of hand. I have had half dozen things "accidentally" drop out of my hands in a space of minutes. Then there's laughing, and me grumbling for "do not push me right now, I am not in the mood" -- then something really humorous happens and I can't help but laugh too.

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      graceomalley 6 years ago

      This is very interesting. I am wondering - brownies are supposed to clean up and help out around the house, aren't they? Do yours?

      The faeries sound somewhat childlike, with antics and bragging so forth. I wonder if they enjoy your house the way all children are happier when there is a strong mom figure around. They are free to be themselves, but things never get too out of hand.

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

      I could see that. My cat gets these random wild fits from time to time that don't seem natural for a cat. The sounds he makes are even really strange! I wonder if indeed the faeries aren't "jumping" into him. Thanks for sharing.

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      bborrello 6 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Kitty - not true ! They love all kinds of animals. Cats are able to tune into many spirit beings and easily sense faeries. The problem with cats and faeries is that faeries can "jump into" cats occasionally and make them do naughty things. Cats can retaliate, but I'm not sure how. So there is rivalry. Family meetings are helpful -- letting everyone in the household know what is appropriate behavior, kids, animals, faeries, everybody has to follow the rules. :-)

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

      Yes, you're right. But I just realized that many legends state that faeries won't enter a home that has cats...and well, I have a cat. So I'm not sure how to get around that one. :(

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      bborrello 6 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Kitty - Thank you so much! You're right, faeries don't like cities very much, but there are ways to increase their presence in a welcome home.

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

      BBorello - OH MY GOSH. Thank you for writing this and sharing these pictures with us! You are definitely tuned into the faeries' lives and joy, as you've shown here. The smiley face in the last picture above, there is also a small shimmery faerie to the upper left...did you notice that? It's back in the woods a bit but it's there. Wow. You and I have a LOT in common. Unfortunately, I don't have as many faeries around me, that I've noticed. I know we have one or more living in the grapefruit tree in my backyard and also in the oaks. But because I don't live that close to the woods, I don't feel the faeries like cities very much. :( Again, thanks for sharing. I voted up and danced across the "useful, awesome, interesting, and beautiful" tabs.