Back in March 2016, I was invited to visit Lake TomBigBee in Livingston by a friend named Guy which is on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation to help plan and guide workshops for a Spiritual Gathering in the Fall. There is a lake surrounded by the camp grounds and it was all gorgeous and had such great energy. As Guy was taking us all on a tour and we were walking through the area, all of a sudden we crossed a bridge and the light was different, it was more glisteny and sparkly. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw little things zipping by me and hiding as I turned to see what it was. Then, I finally had to stop and just stand there as I could feel the happyness and lightness of the area. Finally, I forget who I was with, but I said, “There are fairies here” with complete confidence. And she responded questionably, “Yes, there are. They are all over here.” And just like that, we turned back towards each other and continued our journey back to the camp grounds. Before I left that weekend, I decided to plant my intentions for a beautiful gathering by leaving a carnelian stone that was gifted to me by a friend. I found an old tree and stuck my hand deep into it’s base where I deposited the stone knowing that I’d be back to share and lead others in their own journey.
Six months later, I am in Colorado after spending a few months working in Austin and then setting out for my own road trip. Colorado just felt like home and all of my friends were still here just like I’d left them almost ten years ago. Because, who in their right mind, would say No to moving to Geneva? That is the only reason I had left and that decision led me right back to Houston where I started this journey all over again! I segway to Geneva, because the only reason I knew about fairies is because I lived on the border of Geneva in France right next to a small forest that had been encroached upon by developing homes like mine, and when ever I went into the forest all I could hear were beautiful enchanting sounds and sights. I ended up going there almost every single day as refuge and pure curiosity because I had never experienced a forest like this one. I learned that it had been the hunting grounds of a Russian ruler who would come here to retreat since it was right by Lake Geneva. He also had a chateau that was now a restaurant and you could get there from the forest since it had eight directional paths going through it and all the paths lead to a great circle in the middle surrounded by eight massive trees marking the trails. It was stunning. Once in the forest and at the great circle, you could turn and head towards the boat dock, or the chateau, or the horse stables, or the field of poppies that were right next to my house.
Once in the forest in France, I could feel all sorts of little things coming towards me, to greet me, to check me out and they always wanted me to stay. It seemed as if as the forest got smaller, all of the life inside got compacted into the area, so it was teeming with life. There was even a granite altar that looked like it had been there for millennia. And of course, it was broken and from what, someone surely knows. Me and my two dogs Bella and Zoe were always going through the forest no matter what kind of weather we were having. One day we got caught in the rain as we were jogging through and by the Chateau we caught a swan and her baby signets bathing themselves and it was like watching ballet in nature as they continuously dove into the water doing flips while sticking their beak in and under one wing and then the next and so on. It was mezmerizing and as I caught myself staring I looked down to see the girls doing the same thing. We didn’t move a peep so we didn’t interrupt them as it rained. I’ll never forget that moment. Plus, at the center of the circle lined with eight perfectly planted trees, I would always stop, put down whatever I had in my hands and just spin in circles looking up and it always makes me laugh! I remember asking my now ex-husband to try it as he just rolled his yes in disbelief. Thanks to him for taking me to Geneva to get a divorce, because I, of course, returned to Houston to start another journey without him to share and guide others who DO believe!
OK, back to the story: As the date for the Oneness Spiritual Gathering grew closer I gave Guy a call who shared that people were waiting for the last minute to attend as I continued to stay with friends in Colorado and even had multiple opportunities to house sit. One friend even shared that I healed her as she housed me, which was so sweet. There was a full moon the weekend before the Oneness gathering where I knew that I had been saying that I lived in Boulder while at Burning Man, but now my heart had decided to stay in Colorado forever for now. But, I couldn’t find my passport and I needed it for a trip to Geneva. And this instigated my return safely back to Houston knowing that I would just be there for a week tidying up things, so I could officially return to Colorado once and for all. And when I woke up the next morning, after the full moon while still in Colorado, I knew that it was time to head back to Texas, not only for the Oneness gathering but to get my things from Austin, find my passport, and bring back my IMAC, and winter clothes since the leaves were already changing in Colorado. And just like that, I packed up the car and headed back to Texas as I called my parents to let them know of my arrival. And on the way, I stopped in Austin to get my IMAC and then without thinking I slid my hand in between the mattresses of the guest bed where I had stayed with friends while working in Austin and felt my passport. My girlfriend was surprised as she shared that she had changed the sheets multiple times and never found it. I was ecstatic as I jumped up and down and then threw myself on the bed victorious. Then, I was off to Cypress to spend some time with my parents and gathering my winter things. The week flew by as I ended up seeing my opthamologist and getting my annual mammogram, plus I was visited by my cousin and an old friend. It was nonstop before I headed back to Lake TomBigBee for the gathering.
Friday I arrived at the camp grounds and then was reminded that I had left a stone here, so I went straight to what I thought was the tree when it wasn’t there and kept looking and found the tree to retrieve my stone and again I was victorious. The weather forecast was for rain all weekend so I set up my tent first thing. All day it thundered all around us, but as Guy said, the storms went around us all weekend. Later that night I got to share the opening Wild Women Circle with all the women who had arrived which was really beautiful. And Saturday morning was the Fairy Journey Experience but only after we united for opening circle. I shared with the group that was starting to form a few pointers about fairies that they are white, opaque or light and maybe you’ll see a bubble but whatever you do, don’t look away, before we headed off towards the bridge in silence so that we could turn off of our phones, and continue to get grounded focusing on everything around us in nature. By the time we got to the bridge, there were about fifty of us which was wonderful considering that I had counted a hundred during the opening circle. Again, I shared more details about how fairies are everywhere but they are in another dimension and the more clear and conscious we are, the more apt they are to meet us half way so that they can be seen, felt or heard. It’s a gift to be in that space with grace and love and it’s a personal experience without any judgement. Then, in silence everyone walked across the bridge and into the forest for their own experience. And I will share with you my own experience and few others I heard:
I went into the forest and found a small group of trees by the water and looking out from under the canopy I could see a limb that grew up and then down and out that was interesting. I thought, if I were a fairy I would hang out here. I kept looking out and unfocusing my eyes as I breathed deeply and grounded myself. I was there for awhile and nothing caught my attention, so I took one step to leave when I felt a little leaf fall on my back, which I thought nothing about. Then, I was inside the group of trees looking down at their base just acknowledging how beautiful they were together and as I took a second step going through them, I got another knock of something falling from the tree on me and now I thought, OK, maybe there IS something here. But I continued to take another step as if to leave and that’s when a big thing, I don’t know what it was, but it came from the tree and thwacked me right on the head! THWACK! This just goes to show you how much our minds don’t want to learn new things, even when the heart does. Imagine me standing there, now with my eyes wide open, thinking, CRAP, it’s the fairies and I haven’t been listening. So, I turn around and go back to where I started and this time I put my left hand on the tree as I stand there grounding with my eyes closed and the intention to be present. I took a few deep breaths, and then as I opened my eyes I was looking down and there it was. It was like from the Moulin Rouge movie of the fairy but she was like a butterfly reflection on the base of the tree as her wings moved and sparkled like a shadow made of crystals and light. I didn’t move, but it moved. Then, my dang brain says, That’s nothing, it must be a reflection of your diamond cut mala bracelet and so I looked up at my bracelet and then back to the butterfly fairy wings and she’s still there, so I moved my left hand behind my back. And the fairy is still there, and now she is flying around and I am still awstruck, and my mind says, It MUST be a reflection from your shoes, because they are also covered with sequins and stones and then I look at my shoes and back at the fairy, this time knowing it’s not my shoes. And for some reason, I looked away for a split second and when I looked back, it was gone. I knew immediately that she left because of my own disbelief, even though I thoroughly believe in Fairies. In my own internal programming and stubborness, I was still happy to have been able to experience such beauty and grace on such sacred lands. Those fairies have a sanctuary out there that will forever be guarded and loved.
I met another girl with a flower crown as I crept up to her who turned to me with tears in her eyes as she had her hands out and she said, “They are everywhere and keep coming to me.” I was thrilled for her and then silently left her there to continue her own experience. Then, I met another lady who said she stayed by the bridge and focused on the water and the plants and she kept seeing little droplets coming from seemingly nowhere as they were in a line dropping on the plants and the water. She said they kept coming from different directions and she knew they were fairies and they were leaving a trail for her to experience. And then, a young man later stopped me to share his story which is amazing. He said, he crossed the bridge and took a left while looking at the ground. He said he kept finding trash, so he started to pick it up! I’m thinking, Fairies love this guy already. He says, he finally came to a spot in the forest and sat down to meditate. While he was meditating he said he was surprised to find that his medallion necklace had broken so he left it for someone else to find in the forest and he could feel a light presence all around him. Then, he says, he barely took one step and looked down to find a beautiful shell that he believes was a present from the fairies! I was ecstatic when I heard this along with a friend and we both agreed that the fairies were so happy for him to be picking up trash and that he was done with that medallion and I was glad he left it and even suggested that he have the shell wrapped so he can wear it from now on! The best part was that everyone had a moment to themselves in nature. They had all come from as far as Chicago, Alabama, Austin, and Houston so just getting there was stressful enough so for them to be there on Saturday morning communing with nature and themselves was more than I could have ever planned.
From there we all gathered to share our stories and Awakened Joy who came from Chicago found a guy who was meditating facing a massive star shaped spider web in between some trees and it was gorgeous! We all went to see it together as people were still off on their own experience in the background or joining us as we continued to the next workshop.
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Even when I returned to Colorado the fairies came to me while teaching a yoga class with the door open to a beautiful street lined with trees. There are fairies everywhere. All it takes is a bit of fine tuning on your part to communicate with them and have your own experience.
With love and light,