"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

faery magick, food for thought and me, a divine co-creator

I am working through alot of stuff right now, with my books, affirmations and element essences and like Solstice dreamer says - sitting on the edge of a change.... sometimes, this change feels a little daunting.....
one of my books - 'White Magic by Lucy Cavendish', mentions time being linear and puts forth the theory that all of our lives - past, present and future are being lived concurrently.. I will post more abou this in another post, once I have digested what she says. Her theory explains the feeling that I have sometimes, of living in the past.. a knowing that I cannot put my finger on..... being somewhere else while being in the present - it is sometimes called day dreaming....

it is coming up to the dark of the moon and I am doing wonderfully. I still have niggles of melancholy but I remember to whisper to myself - 'be gentle with yourself'. I am pampering myself alot and really going inward, reflecting, taking time to be still in my soul - I also read these words of Daisy's, at the Dark of the Moon:
"There are days when I can feel slightly down, and a little bit grumpy, this usually makes me realise I have been overdoing things 'burning the candle at both ends' as my Mother would say. I try to find extra bliss in all the small things that make my day enjoyable. Silly little things like the feel of my old straw hat on head when I am gardening, the blackbird that is not frightened of me and sits near my feet if I am quiet with a worm in his beak. The sun shimmering through the silver birch leaves, and later at twilight sitting out in the garden as the stars switch on in the sky and the tiny bats come out from the derelict barn down the lane and dart hither and thither. Or on colder evenings sitting in my living room with the rich smell of incense burning, candles flickering glad to be inside. At the moment my most blissful moments are waking just as the first note of the dawn chorus rings out and lying in bed listening as more and more birds join in then turning over and going back to sleep. Some mornings I even get up for a cup of herbal tea and listen to them before returning to bed." *she was indeed a wise woman*

.... I wanted to create something to honour Daisy this dark moon and I remembered her telling me what she did for her faery friends, so I copied it out and created a whimsical painting around it.....

I have been religiously doing my pages in my journal every morning - it is delicious. I get up early and go into my sacred space and sit, looking out the window while I write my thoughts down...and sometimes, I get flashes of creativity bursting forth - like these words this morning:

walking along the bush track
Tiny little flannel flowers,
whispers, laughter, a movement.

sitting, chin cupped in my hands
watching silently, a world
that I always knew was there
play with us! have fun! be joyful!

and then
get your head out of the clouds, don't be silly
make believe won't get you far in life

in a flash, my insight was gone
to be rediscovered as I become a child once more.

today I am off with my grandson, Thomas for an Artists date. We are packing picnic lunch, pencils, art books and our creative selves and going to The Everglades - a garden not far from my home... where we are going to wander for awhile, have lunch and create.... memories and art.

*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~


Sweetpea said...

Enjoy your artist date. Thse words are so wise you're right I just picture her doing just as is said! I love the painting too. xxx

amelia said...

Sounds like a wonderful date! I hope you enjoy it.

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Wise words from Daisy, she was a smart cookie.
Enjoy the day with your grandson, let us know how it goes.
Good for you for sticking to the journalling.

Krissie said...

Magical words robyn and the painting is beautiful. So lively and childlike encouraging us all to stop ebing so serious and more playful like a child! Good advice!

mrsnesbitt said...

Sounds a lovely day is in store.
Here, hmmm raining! What a surprise eh!

Hopefully we may get out for bike adventure at weekend, we'll just have to see.


tinker said...

I love your poem - I'm so glad writing morning pages are agreeing with you.
It was wonderful to read Daisy's words, too.
Enjoy your Artist's Date with your grandson - not only will you be creating art, but also what wonderful memories you two will be making...

Laura Stamps said...

I just love your blog! It is always so faery-ish (grin), and that makes me very happy. It is interesting to think that we are living all our lifetimes at once in different time realms. Makes the brain cells hurt just to think about it, because we are taught to think of time as a progression in one line, always going toward the future and away from the past. Look forward to reading your thoughts on that.

Much love to you and many faery xoxo!!

Rowan said...

Daisy was a very wise lady, it's good that her words are still there to inspire you. Hope you had a lovely outing with your grandson, sounds a fun way to spend time with him.

A bird in the hand said...

Wonderful! There's a lot of peace in this post, gentleness and sweet living. Love you xoxo

judie said...

What fun you are going to have with Thomas. I wish I could do that. My grandson likes to draw also, but his dad....well, never even mind! Have fun! xoxoxo

Sheila said...

I know you will have fun with your Grandson. You must show us the results of your art work, both of you.
Your painting and Daisy's words are a lovely combination, she would love it.

Carmen said...

I love Lucy Cavendish!
I have two of her decks.
I love your painting very much and I am glad to hear of your spiritual journey and very happy reading your blog

Bimbimbie said...

lovely lovely post *!*

I hope you had a wonderful date with your little grandson - what a brilliant idea. Love your painting too.

Gemma said...

Hope you and Thomas enjoyed the day. My grandson is named Thomas too!
Using all of the tools in the AW really work. Treating yourself like a precious object will make you strong!

peppylady said...

I'm starting to come around now and slowly joining the living as the saying goes.
I have to say the hot summer days we had in July did something.

Sure hope you and Thomas has a wonderful artist day

Peggy said...

what a perfect day you are having!