SOME THOUGHTS ON CREATING A MAGICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FAIRY FOLK:
Some years ago I read the remarkable account of how a few humans with the cooperation of the fairies, created a magical garden that flourished in the sand of Findhorn in Scotland — a Sandy environment that most had regarded as completely unfit for gardening. When I lived in my big house, a few years ago, I had neither the time nor the resources to tend the garden and had to turn it over to the care of these little fairy creatures. The fertility of the woodland-type garden that resulted was amazing since the soil on the Oregon Coast is also sandy. But the insights I gained into what cooperation with fairies meant, was the most valuable. Wherever attempts are made to grow plants, no matter how humble, they are happy to cooperate under certain conditions. Here are but a few of the insights I gained:
INDOOR POTTED PLANTS :
1. They feel trapped unless at least one window is left open for them.
2. When the home environment is chaotic and untidy, they don’t like being indoors.
3. They like some sunlight but also moonlight and they like it when you take time to have a two-way conversation with your plants. In other words, you need to listen as well as speak to them.
CREATING A MAGIC GARDEN: CERTAIN EMOTIONS MAKE THEM LEAVE
Plants are more responsive to emotions than even animals are. Self-pity, the intent to undermine others, to cause division and discord, makes them feel “scorched “— hidden attempts to control others and outcomes, spin the energy, and pollutes the air with density. No matter how much we may try and have a relationship with them, if there’s unkindness and jealousy towards others, they will leave and your plants won’t grow. The fairies communicated to me: (direct translation of their words )
“ …when there is meanness and jealousy, it burns our wings and we have to fly high above it. When we fly high, we can’t take care of the plants “
If we weed out these negative emotions, the weeds won’t grow. If we remove hidden desires to undermine others, the moles won’t destroy the plant roots underground. Parasites won’t invade the garden if we refrain from the pettiness that doesn’t want others to excel. If we enter a relationship with plants and the magical beings that tend to them, we must do so with the purity of heart that gardens for the joy of it and not with the intent to prove something. Such an innocent approach will create the miracle of a magical garden.
~ The Seer Almine