A Past Life Therapist Answers Your Questions
Date: 7 February 2017
Hi Sarah and thanks for your question!
I think there are many reasons why many people have this deep fascination with fairies that may continue well into adulthood.
For one, as young children we have not yet been conditioned to close off ourselves and our perception, so we live in a world of infinite possibilities, which is a much happier state of mind: we are open to the true beauty of the living universe and our own soul, of the world of elementals, of magic!
Growing up, we are conditioned by adults, schools, and society to regard all that as childish and nonsensical, so we close off our senses and condition our brains to limit themselves to a certain mode of being and processing signals from the world and our senses. We exclude anything that doesn’t fit the current paradigm from our awareness. No wonder for many adults life seems ever more bleak!
I do think the world of elementals is very real, but a little different from the version the world of cartoons and fantasy movies presents to us. After all, we are talking about forces of nature, nature beings, and they can have many faces, like nature does: for humans there is a big difference between a beautiful sunset and a raging storm, although they are both natural and in essence, neutral.
To answer your question: yes, I think the deep fascination with fairies stems for a great part from the child within us, that not only wishes but KNOWS the world of elementals is real, that fairies and gnomes do exist, that trees and rocks are living beings and animals truly speak to us, though not with voices any human ear can hear – we have to open our other, more subtle senses to be able to truly see and hear them again.
Below: A portrait of a fairy, by Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1869)
Messages In This Thread
- The fascination with fairies -- Sarah -- 24 January 2017
- Re: The fascination with fairies -- Wendy Gillissen, M.A. -- 7 February 2017