Let’s pretend you’ve warmed up to the thought that nature spirits exist, and you now want to attract them into your surroundings – because you like a touch of magic, enjoy the thrill of a possible encounter, or you want to enhance the energy of nature (any nature!) around you…or all of the above. Nature spirits as neighbors? I like that.
So how does one go about attracting nature spirits into the garden? Or the backyard even?
Anything that beautifies a place, by sound, light or carefully placed natural elements is pleasing for us and for the nature spirits.
Faeries like bells, so a wind chime with bells with a high tone would be appropriate. Wind chimes with bamboo, low bells, shells or stones have their own ‘vibe’ and will attract their own kind of folk.
Water is an attractive thing to nature spirits. A natural stream would be ideal, but a shallow bowl with clean water is also beautiful and effective. You could consider creating a nature altar, with a water element with it.
Spirals, labyrinths, small constructions with natural materials will all work.
Attractive stones, erected or piled on top of another work well as a focal point for nature spirits.
Small caves in rock and hollows in wood are natural altars that one can beautify further as a warm welcome for nature spirits.
You can also walk/dance/meditate in your garden and call to the different wind directions:”Spirits, you’re welcome! Come, come!”… ringing bells, rattling rattles, drumming or playing a flute as you do it.
(I found this last option ‘a bit too much’ until very recently – but then I experienced it myself in a shamanic ceremony and found it magical and mighty powerful, so yes, do what you need to do!)
Below you can find some visual inspiration, harvested for your creative impulses from Pinterest. Enjoy!