Make friends with fey folk and they’ll bring a dusting of enchantment into your life. We carry on our magical journey with sylphs…
Faeries are not just colourful characters from Disney films or imaginary entities from your childhood; these mysterious spiritual creatures are a part of nature, and calling on their mystical presence can help to bring healing powers into your life.
The first thing to understand when trying to connect with the fey is that they’re not visible to everyone – if you’re disrespectful to Mother Earth or animals, they will sense this and hide away. Always make sure that when you’re working with them you make as few disturbances as possible – picking flowers or dropping litter are big no-nos in the faery world. They also prefer it when your energy is open and calm, so take a few deep breaths to relax your mind and body before calling on their guidance.
As there are so many different types of elementals, all with their own quirks and attributes, knowing who to work with and when can be a tricky, especially if you’ve never tried before. So we’ve asked faery expert Lucy Cavendish (who has had magical visitations since her childhood) to explain how to make contact with five very different beings, and exactly how they can enchant your spiritual path.
Air Elements: Sylphs
You will have seen sylphs, perhaps without even knowing it! They look like clouds; very fine and delicate, moving just a little higher and faster than the clouds around them. Sylphs are swift and light, and have a great knowledge of human emotions and the events that take place in our lives.
They can help you find solutions to difficult problems, ease overwhelming feelings and allow you to get a better perspective on any situation. New insights, fresh ideas and clarity of thought are their gift to you.
To feel their presence and harness their powers, head out to a peaceful place where you can get a good look at the sky – on top of a hill is ideal. Relax and feel them caress your cheeks. Let your mind be refreshed and your creativity stirred when connecting with them. To maintain contact throughout the day, pay attention to your breath and inhale deeply.
Lucy Cavendish lives a magical life and is an expert in all divinations. She is the author of Magical Spellcards, Oracle Tarot and White Magic: An Inspiring Guide to an Enchanted Life. She has also created meditation CDs. Visit lucycavendish.com