Adventure 193 ~ Thank The Faeries Properly

Fairy drinkIt’s a holiday weekend here in Northern Ireland, so I’ve been away camping on the farm, close to the faerie thorn. The faerie story I am writing is still unfolding and it surprises me at every turn!

For today’s adventure, I took Leslie’s advice (I interviewed her last monday about the faeries) and went along to the faerie thorn to offer thanks for the story they have woven for me.

If you’ve been following my story, this short film may remind you of one of the characters……

 

 

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 192 ~ Write A Faerie Story [4]

In today’s episode, we get to meet the Hell Gate trolls 🙂 .

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I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 190 ~ Write A Faerie Story [2]

I’ll let today’s instalment of The Faerie Thorn speak for itself! I wonder if you can work out what’s going to happen next? 🙂

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I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 189 ~ Write A Faerie Story [1]

elfAfter I interviewed Jackie yesterday, she asked me what my next adventure would be. I couldn’t answer her as I don’t have an adventure plan ~ I just wait for the next impulse to arrive! This morning I woke up with the coat-tails of a faerie story to hang on to. I could say that I have no idea where it came from….

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I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 187 ~ See A Faerie

The fairy thorn tree on our farmOkay. So you think I’ve lost the plot, right? Well, it just so happens that I’ve discovered something called a fairy thorn on our farm (it’s the one in this picture). In this part of the world such trees (lone hawthorns) are revered and feared! You can read more about the tree lore of the hawthorn here.

Some people say that faeries live in the roots of these trees and that the tree is a gateway to the Otherworld.

I watched a documentary about faeries in which lots of information was given about where they live and how to “see” them and so I decided to go to the tree on our farm and take a look for myself!

Apparently, optimum faerie- spying time is at twilight. This meant that I visited the tree both in the late evening and the early morning.

To facilitate this faerie vigil, I camped with my dog in the back of my van. After the evening twilight visit, I laid out everything I would need for the morning twilight visit : my hat, my head-torch and my wellies. When the alarm went off at 4am, sparx blogeverything was in its place except for my hat (it’s my favourite, by the way). Even though I have emptied the van, I still cannot find it…… 😛 .

This adventure has been brilliant ~ I’ve learned so much about local folk lore and it’s helped me feel more connected to the place in which I live. My surroundings seem more colourful to me now 🙂 .

 

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 186 ~ Feel The Energy Of A Tree

TEvening ash on the farmoday I try my hand at connecting with, and feeling the energy of, a tree. I use everything I’ve learned from my animal communication course (Asia Voight suggests that her method of communication can be used to communicate with any living thing) and I also try an Aboriginal ‘deep listening’ practice called Dadirri  in an attempt to connect with the tree.

The ash trees on the farm have been drawing my attention for some time now. So I found a “partner” ash in a quiet away-from-it-all corner and spent some time with it.

You can see how I got on in today’s video. You can get the full low down on ash trees here (it’s really interesting to read about the folklore of trees!)

 

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 185 ~ Learn How To Communicate With My Dog [5]

mindblogIf you’ve been following my adventures for a while, you’ll probably have worked out that I’m an “in for a penny, in for a pound” kinda gal 🙂 . As today is the final day of my animal communication adventure, I decided to really go for it : today I attempt to communicate with a dog that is no longer alive!

I put everything I learned from Asia Voight into practice and something very strange happened! [An update is posted below today’s video!]

Update ~ My friend Leslie, a former veterinary nurse, watched my video and listened to the description of the dog. She suggested that the big dog was a Beauceron. The image fits perfectly (I have never seen one of these dogs before today! … It’s getting spookier and spookier around here!).

I am just going outside and may be some time 🙂 .

JT

Adventure 184 ~ Learn How To Communicate With My Dog [4]

Be in the mystery!In today’s animal communication adventure, I learn how to “merge” with animals from an animal teacher! I also practise some of the things I’ve learned from Asia Voight’s programme over the last couple of days ~ and something surprising happens 🙂 .

You can see how I got on in today’s video ~

 

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 183 ~ Learn How To Communicate With My Dog [3]

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In today’s lesson about animal communication with Asia Voight, I learn how to share a heart-to-heart connection with Sparky. You can see how I got on in today’s video 🙂 .

[The quote picture I’ve created for today’s blog post will make sense after you’ve watched the video!]

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 182 ~ Learn How To Communicate With My Dog [2]

parklerIt’s day 2 of my animal communication adventure and I’m already becoming a big fan of Asia Voight ~ she has a lovely open, inclusive and gentle way about her.

Today we learned all about the use of breathing in helping us to connect with our animal companions and also had an opportunity to start communicating with them too!

Find out how I got on today here ~

 

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT