How to Celebrate Fall ~ Autumn Equinox

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It’s that time year, when summer has ended, the leaves are changing color and falling, and day and night are once again in balance. Autumn equinox is upon us. If you are in the southern hemisphere it’s your spring, where you plant the seeds for something new. But here in the North Hemisphere we celebrate the blessings of fall.

This time of year is all about balance, the astrological sign of Libra.  Use this season as way to restore balance in your life. Look to the areas of your life that seem out balance and do the work necessary to bring them to. Focus on an activity that helps to restore balance like yoga, and if you don’t already do it on a regular basis, spend some time meditating. Meditation will not only help you to restore balance in your inner and outer world, but it’s a good way to nurture and care for your deepest inner most part of yourself. The more you nurture your inner light, the more prepared you are for the darker days that lie ahead.

Celebrate the blessings of fall. Celebrate the areas of your life that are already in balance. Celebrate your inner harvest.

Honor the god/goddess in you. Light a candle, fill your home with the scents of the season like pumpkin lattes, nutmeg, cinnamon, and spiced apples. Then make a list of all the achievements and experiences that you have had or felt during the past few seasons.  This is a way of restoring gratitude in your life, because you will realize all you have done and how you lived through all your challenges during the past months. When you appreciate them its makes it easier for any unbalanced areas to come into balance.

Happy Wonderful Autumn Equinox.

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Melanie Dawn

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Steps To Create a Sacred Ritual

Every Summer Solstice Living Fae and a small group of close friends and family come together to celebrate the season and perform a beautiful ritual designed to honor Mother Earth, Divine Source and all the spirits and energies that guide us.

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As light workers it’s a time for us to display our gratitude for the path we walk and a time to bless our dreams, wishes and manifestations for the year. We hold the ritual in Carmel Valley, CA along the Carmel River the weekend on or around Summer Solstice. It’s a very beautiful magical location and you can’t help but feel how blessed it is with faerie energy when you are there.

For 2013 we are holding our celebration Friday, June 21 – Monday, June 24th. Sunday, June 23rd is the largest and closest Super Moon of the year. A very powerful Solstice indeed!

392711_10151000033050065_1050492348_nWe started performing the ritual over 12 years ago. Over time its evolved into they way we celebrate it today, and every year we have one magical experience happen after another. There have been so many beautiful moments and shared magical experiences during this celebration. The type of things that always remind and affirm to us that magic really is happening before our eyes. We’ve found the ritual to really amplify the energy of our manifestations and there is a deep compelling feeling within us for the need to honor it on an annual basis. It really is a sacred experience for us, and is likely the most sacred experience we have throughout the year. It’s for this reason that we’ve kept it to be a private event.

annebioAs we continue to walk our daily spiritual path as incarnate faeries, and spread our light and love, we are now choosing to share more of this experience with you so that you to can bring it into your life if it’s something you feel drawn to. For now, we keep the event private, but we will share as much of the experience on LivingFae.com as we can until there comes a time when we are guided to take the actual event more public.

If you are interested in performing a similar ritual to what we do, here are the steps to follow. You will need to build a sacred fire and attendees should be wearing white.

  • On or around Summer Solstice, construct an altar that is a representation of your spiritual path. Adorn it with items that symbolize something to you. Be sure to include all the elements ~ Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Spirit. If it helps choose a theme for your altar for inspiration and design and build from there. We have a tendency to honor the Goddess and Faeries on our Summer Solstice altar.
  • We also like to decorate the sacred fire with a circle of logs we adorn with local wild flowers. We beautify all parts of the ritual as way to enhance the experience and bring about magical consciousness. This even includes ourselves and what we choose to wear.
  • Next create a Pachamama ritual offering. Place it in front of the altar and perform the initial part of your blessing there. You can find instructions on the Pachamama Ritual Offering here. The offering should be contained in white tissue paper.Sacred Ritual Offering
  • Build a sacred fire. Put herbs in your fire, and if you have ashes from previous rituals put them in your fire before you start it.
    Let the fire burn out so that you have only hot embers. You will be placing your offering on the fire but be sure to complete the next steps before you to do.
  • When you only have hot embers and no fire the ritual is ready to start. It’s time to wrap the offering. Just before you wrap of the offering pour Florida Water on the herbs. Use a good amount so that it soaks through all the herbs.
  • Now you can wrap the tissue paper up with a ribbon or twine. Place 3 coca leaves on top. The 3 coca leaves and Florida water are very important ingredients, do not leave out either of them.
  • You should have 5 people available to perform the ritual. One for each of the quarter calls and one for Spirit. The individual standing as Spirit (in between East and North) will be the one placing the offering on the embers. If you don’t have 5 people you can still perform the ritual, you will just need to improvise your quarter calls.
  • If you have more than 5 in your group, have those individuals stand in the circle with those announcing the quarter calls or just behind forming an outer circle. This is assuming your sacred fire is in the middle of the circle. If you can, give each person there a part in the ritual. It aids in the collective consciousness of the group.36879_1512631341515_1406356695_1352482_6529905_n
  • Ground yourself and call the quarters. We write our own quarter calls and recommend you write your own. We choose to perform our ritual deosil over windershins.
  • Once you have called all 4 quarters and Spirit, and recited your blessing, place the offering on the hot embers.
  • Now you simply wait with anticipation. If the offering bursts into flames it means it has been received. If it just smolders and does not, it means it was not received. We have found that the Goddess will sometimes accept it immediately and other times she has chosen to make us wait. It seems to depend on how willing she is to accept our offering as well as to how big our manifestations and requests are. She expects us to take our vows and work seriously so the bigger the request the longer it seems to take.
  • Once the offering has been accepted its time to celebrate.
  • If the offering just smolders it means your offering was not accepted. You may want to rethink your request as it may need more detail or you might want to take a deeper look into how connected your wish is with your true hearts desire.

We hope you have a very magical Summer Solstice. If you have any questions about the ritual, altar, quarter calls or need any type of advice to design your own ritual, please feel free to comment here or email us at LivingFae@FaerieArts.com. Love, light and faerie dust,✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Altar by Living Fae ~ Melanie Dawn & Anne Elizabeth

Altar by Living Fae ~ Melanie Dawn & Anne Elizabeth

How to Perform Ritual for Mother Earth on Summer Solstice

Melanie Dawn:

It’s that time of year. May you blessed with the magic of the summer season.

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The Pachamama, Mother Earth, offering is a collection of natural substances representing that which we want to purify and manifest in our lives. Pachamama loves everything from herbs and flowers, to crystals, coins, and shells. As long as it can be burned without harming the environment it is considered an acceptable offering.

We do the Pachamama, Mother Earth, ritual every year as way to bestow our gratitude, love and respect for the earth and all its creatures, as well as those from other realms like the faeries, our spirit guides, and ascended masters. We give our thanks for the blessings we have received and lessons we have learned.

Through this ritual we show Pachamama our devotion to serving and protecting the earth. As a thank you for our dedication in service to her she grants us our manifestations [if she so chooses].

1. Sage yourself with some of the ritual…

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How to Celebrate Summer Solstice ~ Midsummer ~ The Cusp of Magic ~ Litha

Melanie Dawn:

Wishing You a Beautiful Summer Solstice. May it be filled with Magic!

Originally posted on Living Fae:

Altar by Living Fae ~ Melanie Dawn & Anne Elizabeth

Altar by Living Fae ~ Melanie Dawn & Anne Elizabeth

Summer Solstice is a magical time and one of my favorite times of the year. For one it’s my birthday and it’s also a faerie day, where the veil between our world and the land a faerie is thin. For these reasons I have a very personal connection to this season. Even before I started on my spiritual path I would celebrate my birthday outside in nature, and often dancing under the stars. It was when I met my faerie partner in magic Melanie Dawn that Solstice started to have an even deeper meaning for me. It was the first of the Sabbats that I began to honor and celebrate. It marked my initiation into the “Old Ways” which has lead to fully embracing my inner faerie and spiritual self.

Summer Solstice occurs sometime between June 20th – 21st in…

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Shop for Living Fae Handmade and Vintage Fashions on Etsy

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In a continued effort to take the steps needed to pursue our dreams, to evolve Living Fae to be an inspirational name you love and trust, and to expand our reach among the global community, we are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Living Fae storefront on Etsy. Not to be confused with our Living Fae Marketplace on Café Press, our Etsy Storefront uniquely showcases our handmade creations, art and select vintage fashions. All which receive a personalized Living Fae blessing prior to shipping.

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We’ve opened with a small exclusive section of one-of-a-kind products now, ranging from handmade jewelry to vintage shoes and dresses. With Summer Solstice, Sunset Campout and FaerieWorlds getting closer day-by-day, we have plunged ourselves into a pile of sparkly glitter at Faerie Sweatshop and are channeling bushels of divinely inspired love and light into everything we are creating.

2013-06-11 21.09.12Be sure to check back often as we will be filling the shop with more of the exciting items we’ve been diligently designing and creating. So please flutter on over to Living Fae on Etsy do a little browsing and shop shop shop!

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Living Fae at FaerieWorlds 2013

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July 26 – 28th, 2013

We are absolutely exploding with faerie dust and are beyond ecstatic to announce our confirmed attendance at FaerieWorlds in Eugene, OR this year. It has been a dream over 6 years in the making, and 2013 is the year for us! FaerieWorlds is the worlds largest annual faerie music and art festival. The festival features musicians, artists, authors and crafters whose work is connected to the faerie realm.

You’ll find us at our Living Fae booth among the FaerieWorlds vendors. We’ll be selling a variety of Living Fae branded faerie items. Everything from custom designed flower feather hair accessories, faerie lights, faerie wishing charms, fae goddess jewelry, Living Fae Tee’s and Tanks, as well as Melanie Dawn’s book, The Land Beyond Time and the Faerie Master Spell Guide. Melanie Dawn will be onsite for book signings and if you ask nicely she may even narrate a page or three for you.

togetherMelanie and Anne will also be available for any questions you might have on rituals, blessings, altar and sacred space design, and what it means to walk the spiritual path of a living faerie and light worker.

As we come closer to the event we will update this post with any new relevant information related to the event.

Love, light and faerie dust,✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

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How to Create Abundance with Lakshmi

Jai Maa!

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Having just returned from 4 blissful days of kirtan, yoga and workshops at Shakti Fest in Joshua Tree, CA, I AM exploding with divine feminine light and love to cast upon you. Shakti Fest is a more retreat like version of its parent yogi festival, Bhakti Fest.

The heart of Shakti Fest, like its name depicts, is centered around the divine feminine.  One of the key transformational experiences that came out of the event was divine union with one our Living Fae archetypes Lakshmi. Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity,  fortune, and the embodiment of beauty. She represents these energies in both their spiritual and material forms.

As light workers we are attracted to numerous deities and have built altars, invoked and performed rituals to honor each of them. Lakshmi has most certainly always been around and within us, but presently she is shining through to us ever more prominently. She of course comes to us in perfect timing as we channel even more light and love into Living Fae.

Lakshmi is the embodiment of the superior divine feminine energy.  She purifies, empowers and uplifts you. She is also the personification of Kundalini which is the Spiritual energy within us and the universe. Her arms signify Purity, Prosperity, Perfection and Freedom. The gold coins continuously flowing out of her left hand represent endless material prosperity. Her right hand symbolizes blessing and assurance of safety to her devotees.

If you want to bring more Lakshmi into your life create an altar for her and make it one of the most beautiful altars you have ever created. Surround it with flowers and all things you find of beauty. Then set your intension for all the abundance you wish to create. After you’ve designed the altar spend time chanting her mantra in front of it. It’s good to chant it 108 times daily, which only takes about 8 minutes of your time. It is said that if you chant a deity’s mantra in front of it it is infused with the divinely channeled energy of the mantra.

Mantra for Lakshmi

Om Shreem Mahalakshmiyei Namaha

Translation: Om and salutations to She who provides abundance.

You can chat the mantra with Deva Premal here.

May Lakshmi fill your life with beauty and abundance beyond measures.

Love, light and faerie dust,✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

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