Here is my autumn vlog offering about powerful personal transformation induced through simple walks and experiences in the forest. I was inspired by the splendor of the forest colors this year and the following poem forwarded to me by several friends. It is an affirmation about how far we have come and a humble love offering. You Have Become a Forest “One day when you wake up, you will find that you have become a forest. You have grown roots and found strength in them that n
Everything is happening all at once. Yes, let’s go with this. The reason why time appears to be passing in a linear fashion is merely our perception. Let’s shift our perception. I slip into a green gown and visit a field to honor the last green days before the Autumn Equinox and I realize I have done this before. As an ancestor? In another lifetime? And I’m doing this again in this lifetime, as me. Or rather, I am doing it simultaneously. It is happening now. Later, a
So excited to share this video I collaboratively created with my dear friend Victoria Petroff of Breath and Ground! As Vickie notes, despite the content we are consistently exposed to, it is a magical and beautiful world. Our darkest moments present the brightest opportunities for our deepest transformation. We hope you share in our humble love of nature’s gifts. Please like, subscribe, and share hope and beauty! #butterflies #imaginal #transformation #metamorphosis #faerie
Does scent transport you? As in… time travel… lucid dreams… astral journeys…. space travel… The other night I thought I would lucid dream myself to Prague. (Since overseas travel is on pause.) Whilst there I’d also time travel to a long ago time in that Golden City. Let’s say Medieval period or before. And in this long ago time in the most magical of all cities I’d find a portal to an ancient Pagan Magickal Faerie Land where humans and faeries still mingle. The veil w
(in defense of faeries) Queen Mab In the crisp, quiet snow, through the sleeping woods we quest. The forest, at once muted and subtle, is laid bare with winter. The naked skeletons of trees impose themselves through the softness of white drifts. The trees relieved of their autumnal frippery are akin to deep soul-urges exposed. We seek the Winter Faerie Queene, Queen Mab, my Fae companion and I. For the Winter Queen is queen of sleep and deep dreaming. She delivers us to
This tail is a prelude to the perfume, Undine. Please let me explain. In my world under the waves, it is no ones place to forgive or judge. Merfolk simply feel and be. But now there is a bit of the human in me, through my lover, and from this human place inside of me, I offer this confession. So, you see, under the waves there is always music. A continuous, wordless, soundpoem – not merely heard, no. The song of the seas resonates in your body. You feel the song reverberate c
From the edge of the dance floor at the Masquerade Ball, Missy’s ears prick up, “It’s Missy! I know that dog! She’s a dog worth petting again!” Missy’s first visit to the New York Faerie Festival, or any festival, and she’s made friends with faeries, trolls, goblins & wizards within the realm of the fae. Missy strikes a pose in the Walk of Frame And what a festival! Abundant enchantment; music & dancing all day… Downloading faerie tunes through his antlers Dancing to the
Magnolia Can you feel it? The pulsation of energy and expansion. Summer is a time of unfurling and ripening, an outward – yang season. A genial time for delighting in the company of others and for self-expression. Lime Blossom victorian ladies gone fae! This reminds me of a circus contortion blog – click here to read it! unicorn mug! To connect with this genial and expansive energy, find some time to honor your connection with the sun and the start of summer. Be quietly
Sprawled under the hydrangea bushes. Late spring only, but the heat says otherwise, sayin’ summer already. There is Lulu, reflecting momentarily on the turn of event. The event? Gettin’ with your gnomies… At the Maryland Faerie Festival. Thoughts and images flood… Remembrances… Treasures… First, to commune with the faeries tenting is key… For in the tent you hear the faerie wild rites surging and glittery faerie glam seeps through the zippy fabric into dreams. New Gn
Happy May Day! Rise and put on your foliage, and be seen
To come forth, like the spring-time, fresh and green,
And sweet as Flora. Take no care
For jewels for your gown or hair :
Fear not ; the leaves will strew
Gems in abundance upon you
~Robert Herrick, “Corinna’s Going A-Maying” Today, on Beltane, I send you wishes for virility, fertility, and joy in the pulse of spring and life. May all your seeds blossom and find glorious expression on this verdant earth! Beltane
The Etsy store is open It feels like my perfume creations are little faeries that grew up and are out making their way in this world, sprinkling enchantment and wonder wherever they flitter! Please visit the shop at: verdantfaerie on Etsy I also had a lovely little launch at a Women’s Healing Hour where three different healers told me there was a lot of energy around my 6th chakra and nose area. And this was before they knew I was the perfumer! Here are some pics from the ev
Invisioning Roses……. Eau de Parfum On Becoming A Nose, A Fae, A Free Ranger While carefully packing up all by bottles and perfumery supplies. I thought, “Who does this and likes it?” It occurred to me, it is perhaps not the norm to give up a home and just start scooting around hither and thither with an 8 year old dog and more perfume supplies in a car trunk than clothing. Dreaming to be an faerie perfumer and to live in beauty and enchantment. But it’s me. That’s who lik
Happy Fae on Friday! Today I am thinking about friendships, new and old. Their treasure… Writing from Maryland where I am visiting with long-time friends and where I met these gnomes in the homes of a new faerie friends. I felt a tiny (just a teeny-tiny bit) bit guilty running off in the middle of the week to play when I maybe should have been working… But I was reminded how important it is to connect and savor the friendships. Coincidentally, I was working on the descripti
The Magical Telepathic Blogs If you’ve used your telepathic abilities you would “know” all of the blogs I’ve been writing in my head (and not here.) You’d know all of the beautiful and inspiring things I’ve seen and thought as I travel around, wanting to share… The doubts and revelations… Michigan You’d know of my beautiful Michigan blogs, about where I re-learned to love the quiet of winter snow. My companions were pines, dunes, Lake Michigan, my perfumery studies and of
Lotto Frenzy A number so big I’d have to stop to think about how many 0’s. The Powerball Lotto… Word is that most people who win crazy big, loose it crazy fast, winding up in the same state as they started. Mayhap in the landscape of their psyche they cannot except it as part of their reality, hence they never figure out what best to do with all that green. Failing to fully perceive themselves as a truly abundant creature. Wisdom of the Leprechaun reminds us to make use t
little sleepy gnome,
dreaming beauty amidst your hearts of rocks,
fly up, float up, peace up!
the world is waiting for your song.
~(me) Do you have a theme for the year? For the past several new years I’ve done a contemplative internal unveiling with intention to settle on a single word as a theme for my year. I ask myself – What would I like more of? How can I be of use to loved ones, the world, and myself? What will bring me closer to my beauty and truth? What are my s
Remember reading The Triolgy (Lord of the Rings) and wantin’ some of that Lembas (elf loaf)? I remember family road trips, staring out the window imagining I was riding a horse through the woods, my pack equipped with Lembas. And maybe natural perfume… For a Fae On Friday change I thought I’d share a recipe that is Lembas worthy. And its paleo, vegetarian, gluten free, high protein, super easy and delicious. I’m faerlie obsessed (snigger). Elf Loaf Heat oven to 350 degree
Wabi-sabi Faerie Wabi-sabi Faerie wants you to celebrate the aesthetic of beauty in life’s imperfections. Revere the patina of wear and tear. Contemplate as exquisite the irregularities of construction and deconstruction. Through this reverence Wabi-sabi Faerie urges you to open to serenity found in spiritual longing, your incomplete, imperfect self. The rhythms of life. Wabi-sabi is a world view or aesthetic from Japan. The process of finding beauty in what is imperfect
If a faerie made perfumes
How would she blend?
Would she tincture the green of a violet stem
In dew from the tip of a fern of the deep,
Deep, dark woods
So cool and fecund?
Yes, she should.
At midnight she'd enchant a single blossom of jasmine.
Coax out it's ethers with her giggling spells,
A puff and a whir,
Yes, might as well.
She'd surely use cepes and oakmoss galore
All seamlessly earthy and rich.
Seductively luring their sacred aromas
Into small crystal vi
Wishing you happiness in your celebration of plenty Lady Autumn and the Green Man by Linda Ravenscroft more beautiful images by the artist here #Thanksgiving #faerie #faerieart #Beauty #nature #inspiration