A freind of mine has started a blog about following spirit, and he writes beautifully! I encourage you to go and have a read… Revolve Your Spirit
His post today has inspired me to respond… if you know me, or have been following the Fey Hearted blog, you probably have seen that my Book about finding your Faery Heart has reached completion, and is currently in the process of being born into the world in a special edition of 13 hardback books, each individually embellished by myself (when they finally arrive!).
Gwydion has written eloquently about how our wings will carry us to Spirit,to Heaven, to God Herself, and today he described how these wings must be grounded in our hearts. Our wings must be our own, our own colours, grown from our own desires, our own path.
And this makes me wonder, how is it that people who don’t know their own hearts can grow their wings again?
We are angels on earth, fallen, I agree.
But how is it that we might come to remember this?
For myself, it helped that my mother always told me to be true to myself… but the recognition that we could be more than simply office or factory workers, buried under the weight of grey streets and regimented work came from seeing people who did not live like that. Artists, street performers, tarot readers… people who danced at work, rather than trudged.
These examples of colour opened my eyes.
And then there were books… people wrote about their beliefs, their experiences, their hopes and dreams and worlds beyond this one.
I started with fantasy and could not believe that 9 to 5 was the only way to live.
And then, I found The Craft. A path which did not involve subservience to what is meant to be, but delight in all that is.
I found a map, well, in truth, a collection of fragments of maps which I found links between… have you ever noticed how all the maps of the multiverse have the same landmarks? And every map has your self at the heart?
So that is where I started, spiralling into my heart.
My point? If you live from your heart, as best you can at this moment, others will see.
If others see, they will also see, they can choose to do this too.
Be your Self, and others will see that they, too, can be their Selves.
One reason for my Faery Hearted Book is so that others with a heart like mine might find inspiration from its pages to let their heart shine too, just as others have inspired me.
I’m curious: where is your inspiration? In what ways are you living your life that you hope will inspire people to live well?