Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
Here in the U.S. Thanksgiving is a time when we gather together with friends and family, sharing our food and our hearts, and we take a pause out of our busy lives to be grateful for what we have. I am so grateful for you. I just love my Faery Light community. We’re such a bunch of loving, caring peeps that truly want to transform our lives and the lives of those around us.
That’s why I thought I’d share a little Thanksgiving tip (and hey- even if you’re not in the U.S., this tip is going to help you wherever you are!).
If you’ve ever found yourself struggling to tune into the wisdom of the Faery realm, it may be because you are trying to “take” before you “give.”
Well, yes. But not because you’re selfish or inconsiderate. Not a chance! I know just as well as you do that you’ve got a big well intentioned heart. So no worries there.
Instead it’s probably because you have not considered what I’m going to share with you:
Relationship is the Key to Life
Whether it be with other humans, with the ancestors, our animal babies, nature (which is not actually outside of us), the Faery peeps or ourselves, everything is about relationship. That being said, relationship is a two-way street, and the law of reciprocity is its foundation.
Have you ever had a “friend” that only called when they wanted something? It can be draining and oh so un-fun. Pretty soon, you find yourself avoiding their phone calls. You see their number pop up on the caller ID, and knee-jerk reaction unleashed, you silence that ringer without giving it another thought.
So are the Faeries silencing your call?
Well, the good news is that there is a solution, and it’s actually quite simple:
You Must Give
Give what, you ask? Well, almost anything. So here a few guidelines to get you pointed in the right direction.
Making Your Offering Guidelines
- This is a token of friendship, not a form of worship.
- Natural, eco, and organic are good.
- Biodegradable is a MUST.
- Something you make is best such as a baked good, food or fermented beverage.
- Go with your own tradition — if you have one. Example: in Native American tradition cornmeal or tobacco are often offered.
- It should be something you want – so no leftover crumbs, old bread or something you were going to give away. These will not do.
- If or when you need to discard it (after it’s been offered) do not consume it; compost it instead.
This simple practice has been a total game changer for me and my relationship with the Faery peeps. I know it will be for you too!
So this year for Thanksgiving, as we give thanks for the relationships in our lives, don’t forget to save a plate of food for the Faeries. In fact, you might consider serving them first. After all, that’s what a good (and polite) friend would do!