In honour of Imbolc and the signs of spring this week, have a Faery adventure.
Choose a few hours, or a whole day, which you can set aside for an adventure.
Get your coat and bag (if you’ll be taking one) ready before you start. Take cookies.
Before you leave the house, take a moment to sit with your Faery inspiration, the pictures and stories you’ve collected, the photos you’ve taken, the altar you built to enchantment. If you made a Faery key last week, hang it round your neck, or slip it into your pocket.
Imagine what it would be like to be a creature of magic and enchantment, connected to the natural world. Imagine what you’d look like, how you’d feel, how you’d move if you were to express the part of you that is fey.
Let that image, the feeling, settle into your bones. Feel the wings or horns you imagine as though they were there. Feel your body move into that posture, really embody that feeling. Become Fey.
Grab your coat, bag and shoes, or whatever you need, and walk out the door, holding that feeling.
Go for a wander. Get on the first bus you see. Take a random turning that you don’t normally walk down. Keep your common sense and watch out for cars or areas where you don’t feel safe, and go exploring.
If you choose to, you can set a destination and go to a specific place to explore.
Or you can see where the faery music leads you. Open to inspiration. Listen to the music that rests on the wind. Watch for faery eyes that peer out at you.
Breathe in life and magic and experience the world with the heart of a fey.
Be open to messages and gifts. The world around us speaks in symbols, the world of magic draws near. Watch for the signs of spring, if you live somewhere where they’re showing.
Leave an offering of cookies somewhere appropriate for the fey.
Talk to them.
Remember to come home…
If you like, experiment with this process on journeys you already have to take, or in places you are already. Explore your home and see how it feels to Fey-like senses, how much does it encourage enchantment?
How does it feel to be fey?
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