The pixies dance to keep the world turning, they must. They could be miserable for their task, but they choose to find joy in their work.
"Faeries are not fantasy, but a connection to reality. Faeries are irrational, poetic, absurd, and very, very wise. Faeries say there is nonsense in dogma, and sense in nonsense. Faeries express themselves with high seriousness and low humour. Faeries are resistant to all definitions."
Mini Guideline in Contacting Fae
This is in response to a ask made awhile ago, and I finally had time to put it together. It’s just quick, simple, and in my opinion. People can approach this however they want, but this is just my advice.
1. Research. Understanding fae can go a long way in contacting and establishing relations with them. Folklore, and mythology are a good place to start as well as reading whatever you can get your hands on. The more you read the more you begin to see more proper information and can count out what is fluff when dealing with fae. Also, I like to think of it this way. You would research a little about a foreign country before you travel there.
What do I mean by ‘fluff’? I mean is the information that describes all fae as little, winged creatures that are loveable and kind. Not to say there aren’t lesser fae that are little, winged and can be kind. However, faelore before, if I recall correctly, the 18th and 19th century is very dark because fae are not the cuddly entities that pop culture make them out to be.
2. The next step I would do is leave offerings. I would leave out some honey or something sweet for them outside, declaring out loud that it is for them. I would begin to leave the offerings outside, you do not want to allow the chance of a malicious fae into your house, especially if you are just starting to make contact.
Take it slow at first. The more you begin to make contact, the more you can identify the intent of each individual fae and the more comfortable you will feel.
3. Meditation/Seeing. Meditation is a very helpful practice for “seeing.” Unless one is blessed with the second sight, typically many individuals who work with fae see through envisioning. For example; I’m staring out a window. My physical eyes see the garden outside, but in my mind sees the garden along with a tall, women in a dress twirling around. This is what I mean by “seeing.” Noticing something’s there in your mind when physically you cannot see anything.
This is where meditation becomes a very useful tool. In states of panic, paranoia and etc. we can easily imagine that there’s something there when there isn’t. Having a calm mind can help focus and differentiate if there is something really there or not. However, meditation takes a lot of practice and seeing takes even more practice. It’s something that effort has to been given in order to receive.
4. Have fun with it. Fae can be such wonderful companions and teachers as well as some can be cruel and tricksters. They are not human, but like humans there are so many different personalities, quirks, and faults that every fae possess. Be wary at first, you wouldn’t trust someone complete you just met down the street and the same concept applies to fae. Build upon the meetings, think of creative activates to do together, be curious but respectful and everything will be worthwhile.
Fairies are real. I know because I have seen them. When I was seven years old, my parents took me on a hike in the woods, near where I live. The rain had just ended, and the sky was starting to clear up, but the forest was still wet and smelled of clean plants and earth. I was captivated by the beauty of it all and stayed back a little at one point while they went up ahead to get back to the car. I saw a speckle of light flash behind some tall ferns and I cautiously peered through them to look at the small clearing behind them. I remember it vividly, I saw a cluster of little silver creatures fluttering about the clover plants. I thought they were some type of insect at first, but as I looked closer I could plainly see they were unlike anything I’d ever seen before. Their wings were like gossamer, silver and shiny. And they had humanlike bodies, but were so small and delicate I couldn’t make out any features. If my parents hadn’t called me back I felt that I would never have been able to look away, the magic I felt was very strong. I never told my parents, and I never saw anything like them ever again, I’ve looked. I think that fairies choose to show themselves only to people who truly believe, and who they feel would never harm them. I was extremely lucky. Fairies do exist.