~Spirituality – The Truth About Fairies~

This is an article I found many moons ago regarding the faery folk, I really enjoyed reading it and resonated very well with the writers description and wanted to share it here with you, so anyway, here goes, I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did!

Fairies are Nature Angels, the lowest manifestation within the Angelic Hierarchy. They, along with Nereids, Gnomes, Salamanders, Undines and Elves make up the Elementals. Fairies are tiny energy beings that are transported from place to place by their dragonfly or butterfly-like wings. They are the Guardian Angels of animals and nature, therefore their purpose is to ensure the health and safety of all plants, trees, animals and Mother Earth. Sprites are wingless water fairies- they are protectors of the water ways and guardians of the waterbirds and water animals.

Fairies, unlike other angels, have a very light etheric physical body. This is because they live on a denser astral plane, closer to our physical plane than other angels, who exist higher up in the spiritual realm. Human Beings live on the densest astral plane of all, then the plants and animals and just above them, the fairies and other elementals. Because they live on this dense level, they are half incarnated, half in the spirit world. As with other incarnated beings, they live in a world of illusion and therefore, a world experienced via the ego.

Fairies exist around trees and plants, preferring wildflowers and natural bush settings. They feel the pain inflicted upon plants, trees and animals and their physical bodies are harmed by our pesticides and cleaning agents. By refusing to use these harmful products, we are not only helping the environment but we are being kind to the fairies and helping them to fulfil their purpose. With every little thing we do to preserve and protect nature and the animals, every bit of rubbish we pick up, every item we rinse and re-cycle, every product we buy that is free-range and with every product we purchase and eat that is organic, we are helping the fairies! The fairies want us to ‘say no to pesticides and cruelty to animals’. The elementals can sense when a human has genuine concern for the environment and they will regard you highly for this.

Fairies are emotionally and physically sensitive to the thoughts and emotions of humans. They have great healing abilities which we feel the benefits of when we are out in nature or close to animals. When we spend time in nature, the fairies can clear the negativity from our energy fields (auras), leaving us feeling more vibrant and refreshed.

Fairies have been misperceived over the years as naughty and even nasty, this is because they have been compared to angels. It is unfair to make this comparison as the fairies live in the densest energy and have to contend with an ego. The truth is, fairies are very loving beings who have a very important job to do. They take their purpose seriously and can get agitated and annoyed when people are purposely cruel to animals or have no regard for nature and the environment, which by the way, is their home.

The truth is- fairies are just as real and just as loving as all of the other angels. Next time you are out in nature have a thought for these little beings and when you come back feeling refreshed give thanks for the healing you just received – free of charge. In return, maybe you could invest in some chemical free cleaning agents or find some other way to help the environment!

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*Midsummer/Litha is also the Feast of Faeries*

Mid-Summer/Litha, the Summer Solstice, is one of the three annual Feasts of Faeries, the Fae. The other Faerie Festivals are on Samhain and Beltane. The day of the Summer Solstice is when access to their realm is the easiest and the Faes’ powers, strongest. They frolic about bonfires, joyously singing and dancing. Celebrate and enjoy a feast fit for the Faeries with recipes provided.

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The Fae are creatures who will work in gardens to ensure abundant harvests. They, most often, look like humans and usually have wings. People with the gift of clairvoyance, psychic seeing, can see them in gardens, forests and water. They will help people if they are treated kindly and shown gratitude. Honor them and give thanks on their Feast Day.

 

Feast of Faeries: Celebration
Light fires or candles to celebrate the Sun in full power on Pagan Midsummer, the Summer Solstice: Wiccan Litha and Druid Alban Hefin, Pagan Day of Magick, Celebration. The altar cloth is gold. Decorate the altar with red, orange, yellow, green and blue candles in gold colored holders. Add Faerie figurines, seashells, silk, dried, potted or cut oak leaves, holly, lily of the valley, roses, lavender, wisteria and myrrh. Burn pine incense. Put flower garlands, herbs, ribbons, seashells and bowls of milk outside to thank and gift the Faeries.
Bless the animals. Ancient herders brought a token animal to be blessed to protect their herds. Ask for protection and blessings for pets, livestock and wildlife.

Midsummer is one of the most powerful nights for magick, especially healing, love magick, energy, protection and purification. It’s a time of gratitude for kin and friends. Reflect on the progress of seeds that you planted in the earth. Get rid of patterns, and objects that no longer serve your Higher Self. Strengthen your connection with Otherworld beings, especially the Fae.

 

Feast of Faeries: Activities
Walk in nature. Some Urban Pagans might find this difficult; however, Litha: An Urban Pagan Midsummer Celebration offers alternative suggestions.

Mid-Summer Eve at dusk, especially when the moon is full, is the best time for seeing Faeries. The oak, ash and thorn are the faerie tree triad and where they grow together, people can see the Fae. Mist wreaths often surround Faerie mounds, Faerie rings, stone circles and other magickal places. Gaps in the mists allow people to go through the veil into the Otherworld.

Faerie mounds are open and the Fae can be seen feasting inside. Walk, clockwise, nine times around the mound to find the entrance to view them. The King of Faeries dances with his entourage on a patch of thyme. Give the Faeries offerings, such as a bowl of milk to thank them for their gifts.

There are mischievous Faeries, as well as impish people. There’s protection from their pranks while strolling outside. Wear garlands of marigolds, ivy and St. John’s Wort. Carry white lily petals, rue, and oatmeal in you pockets or in baskets. Bury a Witch Bottle, a glass container filled with sharp objects such as pins, nails and needles, ashes and salt before entrances to your home for protection.

 

Festival of Faeries Feast

Traditional fare includes bread, cheese, edible flowers, citrus fruit, mead, wine, milk, ale and vegetables. More recipes are offered in Pagan Celebration of Midsummer/Litha – the Summer Solstice.

Faerie’s Kiss: Shake together 2ces each white Crème de Cacao and white Crème de Menthe and 4 ounces cold milk. Pour over ice chips. Garnish with mint leaves and Maraschino cherries. Non-alcoholic version: Blend 1 cup chocolate milk and 1/2 teaspoon mint extract.
Rock Cornish Game Hen with Tarragon: 1/2 cup margarine in sauce pan. Add 1/2 cup dry white wine and 1-1/2 tablespoon crumbled dried tarragon. Simmer for five minutes. Put 4 ( 1 pound) Rock Cornish Game hens into baking pan. Pour wine sauce over. Roast at 375 degrees for about 1 hour or until done, when juices, when pricked, run clear, basting frequently. Serve with wild rice.
Sautéed Carrots and Pecans: Sl1 pound carrots diagonally and gently boil until crisp. Drain and set aside. Melt 2 tablespoons margarine. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1 teaspoon sugar and carrots. Mix well. Sauté until carrots are golden.
Penne with Blue Cheese: Cook the 1 popenne until done and drain. Return to pot. Add 6 ounces crumbled bleu cheese, 4 ounces margarine and 1/4 cup sliced Kalamata olives to the penne. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until cheese is melted and ingredients are blended. Serve immediately.
Summer Salad: Toss together 1/2 poundh sliced raw pea pods, thinly sliced raw mushrooms, sliced cucumbers or zucchini, sliced radishes, 1 (16 ounce) can sliced artichoke hearts and 1/4 cup slivered almonds. Dressing: Blend together 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon honey mustard and a pinch of coarsely-ground black pepper. Refrigerate dressing overnight.
Citrus/Blueberry Compote: Blend toget1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons marigold petals, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind. Boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cool. Combine 1 1/2 cups each orange, lime and tangerine slices and 2 cups blueberries. Pour water mixture over fruit and chill overnight. Serve over lemon angel food cake
Feast of Faeries: Afterglow Celebration
Relax after dining on fine food and drink. Contemplate the personal power within your Higher Self. Reflect on the symbolism of the Sun and the Divine guidance that is given.

Recognize that that the power of Summer is the gift of attaining all that you want to manifest, through the grace of the Divine, is yours to bring into fruition now. Thank the Fae for their gifts. Abundance will be yours.

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