How is the Spring season moving through and around you?
This time of year I usually take some time off work. Sometimes I travel, sometimes I camp. This year I’m doing both.
After a trip up to the Pacific Northwest I am now headed out to the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.
The thing about both of these trips is that they give me the opportunity to get closer to nature. To wander the land without a schedule outside of my body’s needs and heart desires.
I can spend hours in motion or stillness. I can hike trails, traverse water or just stare at the leaves in the trees and listen to the epic bird song of the season.
It’s simple really, this act of reconnecting to the earth and to my body. Yet it can sometimes feel challenging to take this time. What’s true is I don’t need to be on vacation to do it, yet somehow the spaciousness of these moments allow me a deeper drop in and connection.
And connect I have. On the ferry across Puget Sound I was mesmerized by the water and all the life within.
In Olympic National Park, I felt the story of the earth and the land spirits that live there.
And I know the beings of the land I am about to embark upon. I have seen them over the years peeking out of trees and stumps, blending into the granite formations and slipping beneath the creeks surface, disguising their voices in the nightly frogsong.
Every place has its beings, its spirits, its lifeforces.
Do you believe in fairies?
I do. And this is one of their incarnations. These nature spirits that surround us, wherever we go.
I once wrote a persuasive speech about why you should believe in fairies.
I got an A.
Because it was really good.
And I had legit research to back it up.
Maybe you believe in the spirits of place and land but maybe “fairy” takes it a little too far for you.
I’d like to invite you to join me at the 3rd annual Cauldron of Wisdom Virtual Conference where I will be teaching about working with the Fae.
I’ll present to you some history of these beings, some theories about their existence and origins and we will discover ways to connect with them and work with their energies.
Then you can decide if you believe in fairies too. (And I might be overly confident but I think you will!)
This virtual conference is happening in just under two weeks on April 14th and 15th.
Over two days and 10 workshops we will be deepening into our magical wisdom and practice, building community and celebrating our witchery!
The conference is available via zoom or if you prefer you can watch it in our private Facebook group. All workshops will be recorded and registrants have lifetime access to the replays.
There is still time to register!
I’m off to the mountains to dance with the Fae under the Full Moon, to leave them offerings in the crooks of trees and the grooves of stone.
May you have a most enchanting week Wise Ones!
Emily Morrison MA, MFT