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VOL. 1. ISSUE 3
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NEW VEHICLE PROPOSED BY AUTO INDUSTRY.
The industry of vehicle makers is scrambling in an attempt to come up with a new design for modern, energy-efficient land-traversing vehicles. Pictured above is what they have proposed. The Rat Trike. It's an old design, but presented as a new idea.
The rat trike is a very efficient way of getting around. It is propelled by the invisible rats that run in the wheel cage.
It will drive through practically any weather conditions, provided the rats are well-cared for and the vehicle isn't driven through water or snow that's over the rat's heads. The main drawback is that invisible rats can be unpredictable, and have at times bitten the hand that feeds them. The other drawback is that the traveler must take invisible rat food along, which can easily be misplaced and is often difficult to find in the first place.
Makers of these fine trikes and other related vehicles are hoping to receive funding to produce more of them, but they seem to be barking up the wrong tree.
If the vehicle industry doesn't receive any financial help, the manufacturing of these kinds of vehicles in large quantities will be scrapped, and faeries everywhere will have to go back to flying or making their own travel devices.
~Tiny Bucketseat, Land of Fae
TOOTH FAERIE SCANDAL!
"I don't know how anyone could possibly think I'm a fake! For crying out loud! I'M the one exchanges perfectly legal human tender on a nightly basis ...EVERY freaking NIGHT!" The tooth Faerie (AKA Vera Toothstein) exclaimed.
"Do you see anyone else out there doing the job? NO! It's ME, ALL ME! And not only that, it's a completely THANKLESS job! Yes, I get little notes once in a while, which are very special to me, but do I get cookies and milk? No, I don't think so!"
"I'm the one, who, by the end of the night ends up with a bizzillion teeth, half of them stinking rotten, and I'm about a bizillion dollars more broke too. Thank goodness I can make money from dust, and most children have dust bunnies under the bed."
She continued, "What really angers me though, is the fact that I don't get that much credit any more. Now-a-days, I sometimes actually let kids catch a glimpse of me, just in case they don't really believe. I know I'm not supposed to do that, but I just can't help it anymore," ranted Ms. Toothstein.
"Often, parents, who don't believe the tooth faerie will come, will leave money under their child's pillow, and then I have to replace the money and go find the tooth. Where IS the stinkin' tooth? Hard to tell.
"One mother buried all of her children's teeth in the dirt of her house-plant. Do you think that was easy to find? I didn't know they were there until her little dog dug them out. Many, I'll find in the trash can, and sometimes I find them wrapped up and carefully labeled, put with their priceless possessions in a safe. It's surprising the number of baby teeth that get thrown out into the back yard. One mom even gave her kid's tooth to the dog. It's sick. I don't even bother going for those teeth. Let 'em have 'em."
The tooth faerie turns out to be quite real, and she does have bit of an edge to go with her otherwise charming personality. (This is also a bad time of the year for her as she seems to get no credit in December. Everyone's focused on the human God, Santa.)
When our interview was wrapping up, the tooth faerie invited me to her palace, which grows much larger each night. She has a full-time team of mortar faeries who continually add on to her tooth-and-mortar palace 24 hours an Earth-day.
A full report and images of the palace will be included in a future issue. No telling when.
Ever hear of the 100 Faerie Theory?
Humans call it the 100 Monkey Theory, and they have many versions of it. In one version, a monkey was eating a potato on the beach and when his potato rolled into the water, the dirt broke off and the monkey learned to wash potato's. (This is where the storyteller almost lost me as I tried to think of the last time I actually saw a monkey eating a potato.)
The story goes... an observing monkey also washed her potato, and then taught her own monkey wee ones to do the same. Pretty soon, when all 100 monkeys on the island knew how to wash their potatos, on the Main Land, thousands of other monkeys... and then millions of monkeys suddenly knew the same thing. This became their way of life...until one monkey ate a banana.
(Just kidding, I just made that part up.)
Well, it's kind of an ironic story, because we in the Land of fae have a similar theory called:
THE 100 FAERIE THEORY
Everywhere, faeries were getting pulses of lightens, and as more faeries got them, more faeries got them. Until all of the faeries pulsated into complete Enlightenment. Well, I must actually clarify. There are a few faeries who haven't yet enlightened.
Pulses of lightens are intermittent periods of observance and an awareness of reality shifting, accompanied by the feeling that the whole physical body is lightening in every sense of the word.
"After the first 100 faeries felt them, millions of other faeries continued enlightening until all of us (well, most of us, anyway...) were fully enlightened." Explains Standforit Professor of Metaphysical Altercational Therapeutic Discoveries and Intentional Alignments, Jay Quicken, of Skyward City.
"We are observing that humans are on the verge of experiencing this elightening soon too. The potential for that is great." said Mr. Quicken. Then again, there's also the potential for a descendence into the opposite of enlightenment, but let's not talk about that."
Several enlightened masters of differing lands and traditions have already enlightened, as their followers well-know... We do know then, that it's possible for humans, and not just something the golden ones can do.
"Enlightenment doesn't seem to discriminate." said Professor Quicken "In the beginning, we thought this enlightenment experience would only be for those who are disciplined and trained, or those who meditate or have a personal relationship with a higher Deity or with Mother Nature. We all have a personal relationship with our loving mother, of course, but some seem to be closer to her than others."
"You'll find now that most faeries are or have experienced some form of enlightenment at some time in their life. It doesn't matter if it's a wrangler faerie or a singer or baker or trail-blazer, or what his or her occupation might be. There are enlightened faeries who clean pond scum, but they're still enlightened. So to me it seems true that we are all equal."
Now that we have made contact with the humans, we will be able to help them feel the pulses of lightens, and first 100 of them will feel it and then ALL of them will lighten ...(well, except for the ones who fall, but we won't talk about that either...and they don't really fall, they just stumble around in the dark wondering where everyone went.)
The fallen ones will not lighten until they have let go of the darkness and low vibrations that hold them from achieving Enlightenment. The fallen will be learning the same things Humans are now remembering.
Some of these important things to remember and learn, were written in the human's most sacred texts and books, which reveal with honor, exactly the same virtuous actions and suggestions for living the Kind Life. Many of the same exact lessons were taught by greatly different leaders. Not just one great leader. There were and are now many truly great leaders living today. Their message is often similar to those who have enlightened into invisibility or passed on to other realms.
Those who have truly enlightened, always encourage others to live in peace and with kindness. Fae or Nay, we all need to remember RULE # 1. Be Nice.
Are you ready for the 100 Human Theory?
Sassy Tween faeries tell you what they really think.
Hey you kids in France and Athens, Earth-side. Good for you for sticking up to your wishes for a better World and future, but can't you think of more creative and peaceful ways to express your desires in life?
It's great to be young and vibrant and full of energy and inspiration. It's even greater to use these gifts wisely.
Yes, we tweens will inherit this world, Earth-side and Other-wise. There are countless numbers of us who can see that humans of all ages, living everywhere, deserve a better future than their current human leaders and their Great Machine can provide.
You little itty big children, who are even younger than us tweens, are left to inherti WHAT'S left.
Earth-side, many parents seem to have been brain-sucked by the programming boxes humans watch each night.
Often, tweens and younger ones don't all understand that they too are being programmed by the Machine when they play their warring games and watch their programming in a box."
We faerie teens must help the humans wake up and snap out of it!
Humans who are still awake and conscious, do you want some ideas of how to be involved in saving the future? Align yourself with others who are hopeful for, and working toward a peaceful, clean and safe planet. A planet without plagues and dis-ease and war.
In the Land of Fae, we tween faeries understand how important our role is in protecting the Earth and other life forms that live only because of the Earth. That would include you.
This column was written by Amanda Shakenwake. She's a tweener who lives in Central Park, NY when she's not at her Land of Fae treehouse in 'Sconny.
She is an active memeber of many faerie clubs and organizations, including Age Against the Machine, Faerie's Anonymous, Start Teaching Of Peace (STOP), the Faerie's Freedom Federation (FFF), Enlightenment Unlimited and the Council of Unorganized Faerie Traditions.
Believe it or not, the decision for all faeries to be leaders in the Land of Fae has turned out to be a "faerily" good idea.
Our first United Faerie Council meeting had an enormous turn-out, with most faeries being very respectful and kind to each other.
There were, as there always will be, a few faeries who didn't understand the new ruling of equal leadership, and they did try to take over the meeting, insisting they should be elected to preside over the rest of us. Those few who let their egos get in the way of important decision-making were mostly ignored as usual.
The meeting lasted from dusk to dawn and is just one of many scheduled meetings designed to determine our new governance system.
Those who were not able to attend in person used the Ethers-net to let their wishes be known. In fact, the Ethers-net was also used to determine which few issues were most important to address.
In the meeting we discussed the Faerie Veil and portals, which are now open to one-way traffic, the upcoming decision to open the Land of Fae to human tourists, and of course, we discussed how to save Mother Earth and her inhabitants from the Machine that seems to be running amuck Earth-side.
We decided almost unanimously to continue helping humans in their quest for enlightenment and in saving Mother Earth and her beloved flora and fauna friends. We also determined that we would be able make important decisions using our new equality system as long as we all adhere to our number one (and pretty much our only rule), "Be Nice."
TWO SHOES THROWN AT BUSH.
In the Land of Fae, we faeries throw our shoes at the bushes all the time and it doesn't get any attention. Earth-side, some guy throws two shoes at a bush and it's suddenly the top story.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF YOU SAW A FAERIE?
Would you even know his or her language? Ironically, baby language is quite similar to a certain faerie dialect from the Blabble Onyons. If you are naturally good with babies or little puppies, then you are very likely fluent in Faerie Blabble. If you are also flighty, then there's a great chance you are not only fluent in Blabble, but you probably have some Blabonian in your blood-lines. Don't worry if you aren't into baby talk, most faeries speak English quite well and Blabble isn't the preferred nomenclature.
FAERIE HOUSE HAUNTED BY SCARY BOY
Mr. and Mrs. Munsterfae had to move out of their house in Dark Hollow, when a boy continued to haunt them daily.
"We couldn't even get out for a nice fly-about or to get food. It was getting quite scary." stated Mrs. Munsterfae. "We don't know why the human child kept hanging around, but he was really giving us the creeps."
One day, when the boy was away, the Munsterfaes fled their beloved 3-story house. They are currently staying with relatives until they can move their home to an undisclosed location.
"We would love to return," Mr. Munsterfae admitted, "but it's just not worth it with that giant peeping Tom looking in the windows all the time. How can one get any sleep in a place like that?"
According to the Munsterfaes, there has been knocking and creaking and all sorts of strange noises for weeks.
"When the boy started leaving piles of bones near the front door, we knew it was time to leave." said Mrs. Munsterfae. "We don't know where he got those bones, and we aren't sure if it's a threat or a gift. It's just not worth taking the chance."
~Dario Armento, Dark Hollow
In Southwest Wisconsin, Earth-side, 2 cows got out of the field when a gate was left ajar. The cows apparently attracted several stray and wandering cows and formed an aggressive pack of cattle.
They then apparently went on a tipping spree, tipping over just about anything tippable, including but not limited to sleeping chickens, ducks, horses, tables and roosters on fences. They even tipped over the first in a long line of Harley Davidson motorcycles outside a tough biker bar in Patch Grove.
Cows seem to be seriously angry about something, but nobody can figure out what it is.
One cow has been walking up behind unsuspecting humans and yelling MOOOO! At the top of her lungs.
The Council Of Weird Sciences says they've never seen anything like it.
"We've put out the word for a Cow Whisperer, but so far, we've got nothing." said spokeswoman, Maggie Cowslip of Green Springs. "Hopefully they'll calm down soon. Some of the cows have even stopped giving milk."
(Have cows REALLY been GIVING milk all this time?)
Another spokesperson for COWS, Whitey Spots said "There's great evidence to support that it this could very well be a new form of mad cow disease, ...but they really are mad this time."
We suspect it might be about humans eating them, or about them not being as revered in India as they used to be. Whatever the problem is, it's hard to talk to these crazy cows when they are so enraged. Hopefully they'll return to their former docile selves soon.
~Blink Lightly in Patch Grove
GOOD FAERIES/BAD FAERIES?
Yes, there were and are, and will likely continue to be "bad" faeries. (We prefer to use the term, "unkind" faeries). The unkind are few and far between in the Land of Fae, and they have little or no power because faeries we don't give attention to anyone who is being unkind.
This may seem utterly stupid, but it seems to work very well.
"When someone is made invisible against their will and seen by none, it's as harsh as being dead." said Vanilla Oddtree, who was invisible for three human year-lengths.
"I didn't get served in restaurants, people didn't hold elevators or doors for me or slow for me in the fly-speed lanes. It was the worst time of my life."
Now, Vanilla dedicates her life to helping troubled borderline faeries remain visible to other faeries.
"It can be hard at first because usually the problem kids are the ones who need the most attention. That's why we have to give them lots of time and assistance and love when they are being nice." she continued. "That's the key...and it works best if it's done from day one....and don't ever ignore them or invisibilize them when they are being nice. That's very important too!"
This invisibility treatment may or may not work with humans and unruly human children. Faeries who are being disruptive or noisy or behaving in disrespectful or even (very rarely) dangerous ways, are always ignored into invisibility.
Young faeries everywhere are also told the Invisible Story so if they are being invisibilized, they know exactly why.
Our faerie children know from the very beginning that rule #1 is to be nice. When they are not being nice, they are invisible to everyone who observes them being unkind. So turn a blind eye and they'll be instantly nice? Not necessarily.
If and when someone is being rude, then all the surrounding beings de-focus the un-kind one into invisibility. He can stomp and scream and throw a tantrum and he will continue to remain invisible. Others will likely even leave the area because this invisible silence is so deafening.
"This "ignor-ance" may initially create instability or anger for the tanrumist, until he or she remembers that the only way to be visible once more is to be nice.
"The sooner the better if he wants to be seen or heard." said visionologist, Seno Evel of the Harvoid Invisibility University and director for the Invisible Museum of unseen things, location unknown.
"The unkind will be left out of gatherings and givings, potlucks, dances and tellings...and eventually it will remind him of the Invisible Story. The naughty ones ususally come around after a spell of no-see-ums."
If they're around, we usually tell other children the Invisibility Story, to drop a very large hint.
Below is a picture of Vanilla Oddtree next to the train depot. She was invisibilized for three human years, and during that time not one train stopped for her.
She finally stopped waiting.
THE INVISIBLE STORY:
There was once a young faerie who didn't get raised with the other faeries, because, it's told: the stork dropped him in the woods when he was being delivered.
The faerie boy spent most of his life living with the animals and trees. He killed to survive and he took what he needed. Nobody taught him to be grateful. He felt no love for another. He lived to survive. He survived to live.
One day, when he had grown into a young faerie lad, he ventured off to see the rest of the realm, and he came upon a faerie village.
The first faerie he ever saw was also the most beautiful. Her radiant wings glowed and her eyes twinkled as they met with his. He felt a warm tinge in his heart, and felt his face smile for the first time.
After watching the villagers for a while, the boy finally entered the village. He lived there and was taught some of the faerie language. But he was not grateful. If he needed something, he took it without asking and without giving any return. Once, he killed a bunny friend inside the village limits and ate it.
Faeries were very upset by this and they ignored him. He had never been told about bad faeries being invisibilized and he was mad that nobody was paying attention to him, so he had a tantrum and smashed a window in a faerie store. It was as if nothing had happened. The faeries ignored him more. He did not understand why he was ignored, but this is the faerie way. He felt invisible...and he was.
He had not been told the Way of the Fae or the Invisible Story, So he became very angered and he flew into a rage, hurting people and even killing a small child faerie. This made the faeries all look at him for the first time since he had gone bad. He felt their cold stare and knew what he had done. He was invisible to them once more as they all looked away, and he understood why.
The faerie left the village and he felt sorrow for killing the innocent faerie child. He understood the value of life.
We faeries never look at another faerie who has caused pain or hardship for others. First of all, it is extremely rare for a faerie to do un kindnesses to another, despite our devious reputation.
Making deviants invisible is faerie custom from birth, and a powerful way for us to remind each other to be kind.
After many years, the faerie man left the woods, carrying a giant pile of furs he had trapped over the years. He had smoked meats and fresh vegetables and he took them to the faerie village to gift to the villagers. He was welcomed with warm arms for having learned about the value of kindness. He was loved and he was very grateful (and visible).
And of course, he lived happily ever after with his true love, as it happens in every great faerie tale.
To Humans, it's all old news because it happened more than 10 minutes ago. We at Faerie Thymes can't and won't attempt to give up-to-date current news unless we feel like it when it happens to still be new news.
NEW NEWS: Sorry folks, you can all go home now. Nothing new happened.
We try not to dwell on the bad news in the Land of Fae, but since this publication's first issue, we have become more and more aware of the bad news that's happening Earth-side.
In some places Earth-side, poverty and disease is spreading like wildfire. A cease-fire among enemies in a very sensitive religious region will not be renewed. Countries are bailing out corporations, old communist enemies are becoming allies and indeed it looks like there may be a New World Order as more and more governments are taking control of private companies through various bail-out and loan packages, (wrapped with some pretty heavy strings no doubt).
Let us take this time to remind our readers that some of these things that are happening do indeed look very much like what several human prophets described long ago as the End Times. I'd like to remind everyone that it's the New Times now.
Our greatest advice is to spread peace like it's the most contagious venereal disease on the planet. Make Love, Not War doesn't mean you have to snuggle with anyone. Just be NICE and spread the message as much as you can to everyone you can.
Reach out to your enemies and make peace...not to be on the winning team, but to create unification instead of division.
The entire world, Earth-side is facing a real crisis with the current food and housing situation, world-wide, Earth-side. The last thing humans need to do is to waste what valuable resources are left on the planet to create weapons for killing.
It's time to grow food for peace. Enough fighting. The people have the power to put a stop to it. To stop wars, we must make peace. Put down your arms and hold each other's hands. Demand this from your leaders or invisibilize them into oblivion.
We would have done invisibilized human leaders long ago, but it's hard to ignore someone who doesn't know you exist.
In our New Time, we realize that everyone has important and extremely valuable ideas and not one person (or even a few, could have all of the answers for everyone. It's just not possible.
Of course, there are differing opinions about what a good job is, but we all know a bad job when we see it, don't we? Can any boys and girls out there think of any examples of leaders doing bad jobs recently?
Well, that's about it for the bad news. Let's make some good news now, shall we?
I have a “fairyly” serious problem. For many years now, I have been a friend to a little girl named Amy. She's the sweetest little darling human any faerie could ever hope to assist through life.
Amy and I have been great friends since the day she was born and now she’s almost 7. One day, Amy and I were playing under the covers in her room, and admittedly it was several hours past her bedtime, but I didn’t think it mattered because it was a full moon, and as we all know, full moons are times to stay up and make magic.
We were giggling at the funny stories our (faerie) friend, Hubertis was telling, and Amy’s mother came into the room to quiet her. We should have listened, but the sugar in Amy’s ice cream precluded either of us from actually listening, and 10 minutes later when her father came into the room, it was a whole different story.
He yelled at Amy for pretending and told her that faeries are NOT real, and she must not EVER, for the rest of her life, imply that faeries are real or talk out loud, if no other human is present.
Amy cried for about two hours after her father left the room, and with each tear, I could feel myself fading away. It’s been 3 days now and I am almost completely invisible to her.
I’m beside myself, Daisy Bee, and I’m really not sure what to do. I have never felt so sad or un-loved. I don’t understand how she could let me go, with all of the memories she must still have somewhere in her heart. I just can’t believe she would pretend I’m invisible and stop talking to me, just because a grown-up yelled at her about it.
Please, Please help. I don’t want to lose my friend.
Dear Broken Hearted,
I know completely how you feel. I had the same thing happen to me once, and I can tell you it is worse than losing your high school boyfriend.
It is imperative that you remain with her as often as you can right now. If she forgets you completely, it could be very hard to win her vision back.
Unfortunately, you are not alone. Most faeries go through this at some time in their lives, and it’s important to remember that we are here to help the humans, despite how painful it can be, We need to help them in order to save the plants, animals and trees. They are in a very precarious time right now.
Hang in there. Do whatever you can to get Amy's attention. Once you are invisible, it may be harder for you to move things in the human realm, so do it now while you can. You must continue to speak to her and tell jokes. Have Hubertis tell stories and jokes too. Sit on her shoulder and whisper intuitions into her ear, and hopefully she will remember to listen with her inner ear.
It’s kind of like earning someone’s trust back, you have to help them with things that will bring results. The best way we faeries can do that is through inspiration.
There used to be a lovely patch of pink lady slippers that I would drink the nectar from, but the last time I went to my patch they were gone. Several huge dinosaur machines with metal skin were eating huge patches of ground and spitting them out into piles. My lady slippers were gone and so were all of the other flowers, trees and animals.
A human was riding the dinosaur's backs and it almost seemed like he was directing the great hungry machine to do it.
I’m very scared about this. What if they get hungrier and keep eating the planet, chunk by chunk until there are no flowers left? I don’t understand what is happening to our lands. Do they know the damage they are doing?
Distraught at the edge of Trashopolous
It makes me sick to see this happening. These metal creatures seem to multiply. What’s worse is that they aren’t the only ones out there. There are giant towers and stick-like machines that build vast shelters for humans.
We have held many council meetings about this and you are welcome to attend. We need to bring together all of the faeries we can to help bring change to the World before it’s too late.
Council meetings are held on each new moon at your largest Oak Tree Circle.
I’m sorry to hear about the loss of the Pink Lady Slippers. Hopefully someone dug them up before it was too late and transplanted them in a safe place.
Three weeks ago I was trying to help an older woman cross the street. She was painfully slow and a truck in the distance was roaring closer at very fast speeds. I yelled, "Old lady, LOOK OUT!" She never heard me screaming, and when I flew to the truck and into it’s window to warn the driver about her, nothing at all happened. The driver didn’t even slow down for one moment.
Usually when I try to help humans, they at least pause for a moment. I’m afraid I may be losing my ability to materialize my voice. In the past I have been able to at least give intuitive warnings, but this time it seemed neither the man nor the woman took notice for even a human microsecond.
Fortunately, the woman was going just fast enough for the man's giant truck to graze her skirt with wind as he whizzed by. I’m noticing more and more that I’m not being heard on any level and this concerns me. How are we supposed to help the humans if they just don’t listen?
Invisible in Idaho.
It’s true that in previous times, humans were better at hearing us and taking heed from the fae. Unfortunately, in these modern times, they tend to be caught up in politics, war, fear and their own lives, and they listen less and less to intuition. They often fail to even notice blatant synchronicities in their own lives.
I am pretty sure the culprit in all of this is the technologies humans have devised for mental input. They spend many hours receiving their programming and much of the input is severely faulty. I would say it’s not fit for human consumption, but they don’t seem to think so.
Alas, I’m afraid I am not giving you the advice you need at this moment. Perhaps it’s time to do some psychic calisthenics to keep your thought streaming active and strong. If they are listening less it means we just need to make ourselves more apparent in whatever way we can.
Knock more things over, do jumping jacks on their foreheads as they are trying to fall asleep. Do whatever you can to get their attention. If we get them wondering what is behind it all, it will create an opening for us.
Wonder leads to questioning and to wanting and to experiences and it is possible that someday it will lead to enough humans believing in us that we will once again be fully seen by all of them. Until then, learn to be obnoxious (in a nice way, of course).
Keep up the good deeds.
By StarFire Windscape
MOONDAY: Moondays can be moody days. On this day people and faeries tend to be affected by the moon and the tides more than other days. This Moonday is a good day to wrap up all your tidings if you plan to celebrate the Holly Jolly Daze.
TRUTHDAY: This is a day of complete and total honesty. Be truthful in all that you do. Earth-side, this may be your last day to do some last minute gift selections. Pick a gift that truly reflects how you feel. It is a day of honesty, after all.
WITNESSDAY: On Witness day everyone is encouraged to bear witness to another's burdens. Humans call it Hump day, and we call it Hill Day. On witnessday, you can be a witness to what's going on by being in observance. Or if you'd rather honor Hill Day, get your sled out and find a hill to slide down.
FURSDAY: A day to be kind to our furry animal friends. It has developed into a day of gratitude. Be grateful and give thanks today. Some call this day THANKSDAY. On this Fursday, many humans and now even some faerie children are expecting gifts to arrive in the night. Even if you don't get a gift or don't get what you would most wish for, remember to give thanks. And, in honor of Fursday, be especially kind to your furry friends, as most of them won't be getting anything special this day.
FLYDAY: Flyday's are great because it's time to FLY. Many will be flying to the stores to take advantage of making returns (which has a completely different meaning in the Land of Fae). Others will be flying home after a time with friends, relatives and frienemies.
RETURNDAY: This is still sometimes called Saturnday, but since Faeries have stopped focusing on Saturn so much it has been known more as a day of giving returns, doing favors, being nice and doing anonymous things for strangers or folk we respect. Give your returns also to the Giving Tree, to insure they will be there for those in need.
SUNDAY: Hopefully the sun is shining on you brightly every Sunday, but sometimes it just doesn't happen that way. Be bright today, for the Holly Jolly Daze are over and the New Time is about to begin Earth-side.
WANTED, FOR SALE AND WHAT HAVE YOU's.
Swf, petit, age unknown seeks Swm faerie looking for some fun. If you like flying in circles until you get dizzy, sprinkling faerie dust where the sun doesn't shine and playing invisible freeze tag, I might be just your cup of tea. respond to 0103A
I'm looking for a group of human girls who like having tea parties and would like to meet a real faerie. You bring your friends and I'll bring mine. When you're ready, just use your silent mind call and we'll be right there. If you let us know ahead of time, we will have time to get pretty and bring gifts. respond to 0103B
For trade: Two luna moth wings in great condition, (found under the oak tree on High Point Hill, just in case you lost them, in which case this is not a "for trade" ad, but a "lost and found" ad.) If they aren't yours, then I'll trade you for a droplet of brandy or one link in a chain. If they are yours, then I'll happily give them back. respond to 0103C
I'm a human looking for some nice clean fun with a pretty faerie girl who doesn't do tricks. If you are not at all like the girl next door, give me a silent mind call. Bob Apples.
It seems this year, Santa will be digging extra deep in his pockets to come up with enough fundage to provide happiness to all the good boys and girls in the land, Earth-side.
Santa has reportedly even cashed in his 401K and sold his stocks despite the losses he had to eat this year.
"It's all for the children" said Santa. "I used to give only to the kindest children, but over the years everyone expects a hand-out or a bail-out or a get out of jail free card. I just can't do everything and this might be the last year I have money to pass around...like many countries I won't dare mention."
Santa will be able to give SOME things this year, but he expects Mr. Bush Earth-side to be the one handing out the "get out of jail free" cards. It's expected he might even try keeping one for himself.
"Helping crooks get off the hook: that's not my job," said Santa. "but I'm pretty sure there will be a few of those run-free cards in X-mas stockings this year, along with many bizzillion dollar bonuses that seem completely undeserved. Think of all the toys that money could buy!" Exclaimed a disappointed Santa.
THERE'S A NEW DOG AT THE FAERIE CAPITOL BUILDING, AND NEW SECURITY TOO.
The Land of Fae Capitol building has a new security guard, and she's a dog. Drastic measures needed to be taken when word reached the Land of Fae that terror-lovers were not embracing change in the political system.
"We needed to do something when we received a bomb threat from Earth-side. Most likely, a bomb wouldln't really be able to destroy anything in the ethereal realm, but we don't want to take any chances." said Port Sniffer, the new security deployment advisor. for the Land of Fae.
"Her bark is worse than her bite, but she will do whatever it takes to protect the faerie capitol building. I'm certain of that."
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a column of HOW to's by Eny Won.
Eny is a frequent contributor to Faerie Thymes.
HOW TO OF THE WEEK: How to make contact with faeries.
1 . Be Nice. This is our number one rule. We follow this to ensure not only our own happiness but the happiness of others. Being nice means with-holding or better yet, releasing judgment of others. It requires compassion. You learned about being nice when you were a toddler, so we don't need to go over the specifics. If it's too hard to be nice, just start with not being unkind and work your way up from there. Some Humans have a saying "do unto others..." It's an old principle: treat others as you wish to be treated, kindly.
2. Be kind to animals Not only that, but be kind to insects, bugs, flowers, plants, trees. Now we know that it's hard to be nice to a flea or tick on the dog, and it's certainly hard to be nice to a mosquito or an obnoxious weed in the garden.
Start small. Be kind to your pets and try not to kill anything if you can help it. We just lost all of the readers who are hunters, but honestly, why is it so hard for a whole civilization to honor and respect the other life on Earth? Many religious people believe that they are to tend and care for the critters, and it's a gift bestowed to Humans by God. Well, if this is true, then God should fire Humans from the job and appoint it to some other species, like us faeries.
We are shocked and appalled to what many Humans do to the Earth and her children.
3. Listen to your Heart. This is mostly just to get you to listen outside of your judgment voice. When you listen to your heart or to the heart of another, you will know TRUTH. The heart is not pleased by self-greed. It does not thrive on fixation of the self. The heart gives the answer to all questions. What should I do next? How should I resolve an issue? How can I connect with faeries? Listen to your heart. If you can hear that, then you will soon be able to hear many other things, including the guidance of the unseen.
4. Seek Happiness. If you haven't experienced happiness in a long time, then we feel for you. We understand how desperation and pain and sorrow feels. We also know that because we are all kind to each other, we only have to ask, and we have help from someone who is willing to assist us with love and compassion. Happiness is not given away, it is experienced from within. The first step to feeling happiness is to take a deep breath of fresh air (outside air!) Then straighten your spine and put your head up. You should begin to feel better already. Then finish this thought "I'm grateful and happy that..." (some suggestions for endings: I'm alive, I'm well, I have legs, I can walk, I can see, I can walk in any direction and become what I choose...) Choose happiness.
5. Unify. There cannot be unity with extremes. With unity, everyone is at the same vibrational level of peace. There cannot be unity and division at the same time. Division creates contrast and often conflict. There will be people who are very different from you, and you can be united in peace despite your differences, by not being extreme about the differences you have. If you are on opposite ends of a subject or belief, then the ONLY place to meet is in the middle.
Instead of arguing about your differences, find common ground to talk about. Something GOOD you will agree on. It's ok to even talk about the weather if it is the only thing you have in common that will ensure a peaceful encounter.
6. Remember Rule #1? Be Nice. There is really only one great and true rule that we all voluntarily comply with.
7. Listen. What good are our words if you don't listen? We are less likely to be seen than heard because our physical vibration resides within a matrix that cannot be seen easily by lower vibrational beings.
Lighten your spirit and you will be more likely to experience the unseen. The messages come from within, as you are the doorway to the other side. Don't expect to always hear with your ears and see with your eye. Your inner ear will hear us and your 3rd eye or peripheral vision will see.
8. Discard Judgment. Practice acceptance. There is no great benefit that can be achieved through judgment of the self or of any other. With judgment there is focus on negativity, which compounds the original belief that created the judgment. It grows when fed. Don't feed judgment.
9. Does this all sound too preachy? Forgive us, but we prefer to make contact with Humans who practice kindness and are already on the path of enlightenment. It is essential for us to keep our spirits up so we can remain at our level of lightness. It's also important for Humans to keep the spirit clear so we can communicate. The only unseen beings connecting with Humans who vibrate at a low rate are those beings who are also cunning, dark and unkind. They cannot remain dark in the realm of true light.
10. ASK. We faeries are here to assist you. We prefer to make contact with individuals who are vibrating at a high level. Lower level Humans tend to thicken our energy bodies and drain our energy so we prefer to interact with higher level beings, the elderly and small children.
We are here to help Humans in the new times. We wish to help humans with experiences of peace, productivity, compassion, love, friendship, support, health, order, (ETC!) and above all, we are here to help in the advancement of your divine spirit. A very large shift is happening and it's a wave you can ride or you can let it pull you under. To ride the wave, you must rise above all that you have ever been. Seek truth and harmony. Speak truth and listen to truth and you will know truth. Knowledge is fiction without truth. We are here to help you find it. To assist you on your path. If you need us, we are here. Just ask.
VISITORS. THANK YOU!