The faeries are real, whether you believe in them or not. They won’t stay where they’re ignored or ridiculed, but they are very, very real.
I fully realize how odd it sounds, to say that I see faeries and interact with them. I mean, I would never mention this in conversation at a corporate cocktail party, and expect to be taken seriously!
However, I really do see them, and others do too, regardless of how they explain them. Even complete skeptics notice the flitting lights and shadows in our home, and often ask what they are. Sometimes I say, “I don’t know,” which is true. At other times, I’ll admit, “We think they’re faeries.”
Regardless of the explanation, the visitor will usually comment that he/she is still seeing these odd little things, later.
So, if you raise an eyebrow as you read this, it’s okay. I know that, whether or not you believe in them, you will see them if they’re nearby.
It will take an open mind to accept their reality.
How to attract faeries
How do you attract faeries? Like other beings, faeries have their own likes and dislikes. It’s difficult to say, “Oh, this will definitely work,” because they’re just like you and me in that respect.
We have our own reasons for going places.
For example, I love libraries but if the librarians are snooty, I won’t go back a second time.
So, if you don’t let the faeries know that you are aware of them and appreciate them, they may not return.
Here are common likes (and dislikes) of faeries:
- Tidiness, order, and cleanliness, especially in the kitchen
- Bread and cake – little bits set out in the evening
- Something that clearly invites them. The faerie door is a good example.
- Milk or water, set out in the evening, perhaps in a nice thimble (but not one made of iron or steel)
- Glittery and shiny things – small bells, marbles, jewelry (no iron or steel)
- Music – light, happy music, even singing in the shower can help
- Low lighting – they are most often seen at dusk and dawn, but a small candle (electric is okay) can guide them to your home
- Iron things. Especially scissors left out in plain view. Pins, knives, anything made of iron will frighten them, sometimes.
- Clutter, disorder, stacks of things that haven’t been sorted, and so on
- Bells. I know that some faeries like bells, but they are their own bells. If your cat wears a bell, or you have a very rude alarm clock, or something like that, the noise may drive away the faeries.
- Water. Many “psychic” experiences are attributed to a deep, hidden stream under a building. Some faeries are the opposite: They don’t like to cross a stream, hidden or visible. (Then again, we have plenty of faeries who live in or near the water, so this isn’t a firm rule.)
- Looking them in the eye. It is said that you can gain control over a faerie, especially a Leprechaun, if you look him/her straight in the eye and hold that gaze.
Forest illustration by Timo Balk
Used with permission.