Nature connection with fairies in the hedgerow
As the summer intensifies, my whole being is getting more drawn into the flow of nature.
Nature connection is to be found in many ways – my personal favorites being gardening, herbal medicine and connecting with all kinds of sentient beings, from the plant- , animal- and elemental kingdoms to nature spirits.
As my first conscious meeting with nature spirits was with fairies* (or faeries, fae), I’ll look into this nook more closely with you.
For me personally the fairy-season begins with the blossoming of Hawthorn. The pure-white branches invite to come closer, to study the depths of a hedgerow and to listen to the wind and small animals moving between the growth. While I’m feeling the Hawthorn have a presence of its own, I’m also sensing smaller, flying beings weaving their playful flight between the blossoms, later between the leaves and in autumn, the berries. It feels like a very safe and natural home to the fairies, the Hawthorn watching over them with its protective presence.
The next seasonal moment is with the Elder blossoms, followed by its berries later at the end of summer. As I’m following the pattern of where I’m sensing fairies, I notice it’s roughly the habitat of bees and other pollinators as well – where sunlight, sweetness of nectar, colours and the soft swaying of the wind meet.
Fairies are known as tricksters, as little people who find it quite entertaining to have a laugh on humans. What do you think, why would that be?
Could it be because to them, we are a little bit too serious, too much in our mind, following the rules and not playing enough? It might be an invitation, to be more child-like, open-minded, curious and creative!
They love music and dance. Play a flute or bells to them to delight them, bring them tiny offerings of honey cake and some light mead, befriend them! I’m certain it’ll be a fun friendship!
*You can read the story about that first encounter in the Second Chapter of my Book of Life, here.