"A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul." -Saddi
Now that spring is officially here (well I hope, I'm from New England so you never know) the birds are singing, the grass blades are dancing, tree buds are bursting, and flowers are poking their heads out ready to flourish. Families all throughout the northeast are taking advantage of warmer days to prepare for months of outdoor living and entertaining.
Months ago I left the city for a more peaceful life in the valley so this will be my first spring here and I'm loving every minute of it. It's truly amazing how sitting outside here differs from being in the city. As a Shaman, being outside helps me to connect more with nature and Spirit so creating a relaxing environment outdoors is important to me. I've really enjoyed decorating my front porch and the courtyard with bright calming colors. I've never been one to get my hands dirty and play in dirt but somehow I've become totally obsessed with creating a fairy village within my meditation garden.
Fairies are known by many names all over the world and come in all different shapes and sizes. Fairies are Earth Spirits that live on the earth plane along side humans but are invisible to our physical eyes. If you truly believe in them, the fairies will make themselves known to you in a variety of ways.
Ways to attract Fairies:
Creating Your Own Fairy House:
Creating fairy houses for your garden can be a great family activity that will help encourage spending more time in nature. When families spend more time outdoors, they learn to respect the environment and all of it's inhabitants.
Materials Needed for your fairy house:
For this project we will use an unfinished wood birdhouse but feel free to use other base structures such as empty drink bottles, margarine containers or aluminum cans. Birdhouses traditionally have openings that can be used as fairy windows so if you choose to use another structure, you might want to cut out windows and a door.
Taking your choice of adhesive, start attaching the small river rocks to your structure. If you plan to put your fairy house outdoors, make sure to cover all areas to waterproof it (especially the bottom). I like starting from back to front and then working my way up to the roof of the structure, but do what works best for you. Using a glue gun, add moss to your structure’s roof and sides. Fairies love moss so adding it to your structure will ensure visits from your fairy friends. You can also add other natural materials that fairies are drawn to such as twigs, bark, leaves, pine cones, acorns etc.
Once you have created your fairy house, don’t forget to add fun little touches like glitter, flowers, and other fairy accessories.
PS: Fairies love all things sparkly and shiny. I like the sparkle of glitter but hate the mess so I use glitter nail polish to decorate my fairy houses. If you have natural colored glitter polish, paint several of the rocks so that way they blend in but sparkle in the sun light.
Now that your fairy house is complete, try your hand at making a whole fairy village and watch the real magic begin!!!