Beauty

The Realm of the Faerie

Posted on Updated on

Faerie Photo
Photo Credit: pinterest.com

An Article From: The Chris Thomas Files

As we progress through our change of understanding…our increase in levels of consciousness…there is a growing recognition of the levels at which our Earth functions in relation to human existence. That is why many people are now beginning to re-awaken to the reality of the Faerie, which are a construct, a projection, of the Earth’s own consciousness. According to my researches in the Akashic, there are fifty-nine ‘varieties’ of Faerie, which have been created by the Earth herself to look after all of the Earth’s plants, trees and other forms of life. Each form of Faerie has its own role to play and carries out its duties with immense joy and love.

As the Faerie are part of the Earth’s own consciousness, they cannot travel outside the Earth’s atmosphere. The same applies to other planets that have developed their own form of the Faerie. It is not possible for them to leave their home worlds and travel to Earth.

Beings such as Griffins and Unicorns are also part of the Faerie realms and therefore are also brought into being by the Earth. Griffins act as messengers between branches of the Faerie realms, or between the Faerie and humans. If you’ve ever seen a real Unicorn you’ll know they are not fluffy little ponies with a bump on their foreheads! They are magnificent beings the size of a thoroughbred Arab horse, with a temperament to match and, their horns are at least one metre long. Unicorns can also act as messengers. Dragons are a representation of the soul energy of the Earth herself, although this energy can take flight and become the dragons of legend.

Another representation of the Earth’s own energies is the Green Man. He represents an aspect of male energies to complement the female, mother, Earth. Unfortunately, both the dragon and Green Man images have become ‘demonised’ by popular belief, the Green Man having been turned into ‘the devil’ and the dragon into the serpent of the Garden of Eden. Sadly, these ideas have distorted our views of, and beliefs about, the Earth.

As we continue our climb back to full consciousness, many are beginning to realise that our only chance of completing our work is to turn back to Mother Earth and her nurture. Technology will never find lasting answers to the problems its use has created. All the answers we will ever need are to be found in the abundance the Earth has provided and within our own locked-away knowledge of how to use that abundance wisely.

This locked-away knowledge is often more evident to children than it is to adults. To talk of the Faerie, for instance, in adult terms, is at best considered taboo. But if you are a child, the subject is one of awe and recognition. As children we see the world through innocent eyes, eyes that have not been sullied by cynicism and paying bills. In other words, children see the world in which we live with a clarity of being that we adults, in an attempt to ‘grow up’, leave behind. How can you sell double glazing when you believe that you have Faeries ‘at the bottom of your garden’? As adults, we exist in a world where realities become hidden and our beliefs, no matter how false, become realities.

Continue reading or download the PDF version HERE.

[Note: The original article was written & published in 2007 on the now defunct Cygnus Review Blog and re-posted in November 2010.]

A July Rainbow

Posted on Updated on

Rainbow Photo One
Personal Collection
Rainbow Photo Two
Personal Collection
Rainbow Photo Three
Personal Collection
Rainbow Photo Four
Personal Collection

I snapped these yesterday evening. I was stunned at how clear and brilliant this rainbow was. The companion rainbow above is harder to see.

It is a shame that my cell phone cannot truly capture what I see. The beauty is breathtaking.

It’s summertime and we’re getting the hot weather storms in the afternoons. I heard the thunder as the system rolled in and the sunlight dimmed. I didn’t really think much about it. I just happened to step outside to our recyclables bin and…wow. I ran back inside and grabbed my phone. I wandered up and down the street trying to get good shots.

Damn power lines. *sigh*

~Victoria

National Camera Day

Posted on Updated on

National Camera Day Photo

They have a “national day” for nearly everything. Some of them are very tongue-in-cheek, if not down-right ridiculous. Did you know there is a Ding-a-Ling Day? Yeah. I didn’t either. Apparently, it’s for dialing up friends, not pointing out stupid people. Who knew.

I wander around and take pictures of everything. I see so much I want to capture. My Samsung stupidphone gets a lot of use. I would really like to get a genuine camera but, I can’t decide what to get and cost is an issue. Expensive cameras don’t have payment plans like, say, a stupidphone.

So, anyway, enjoy National Camera Day…or, what is left of it. Take pix of your family. Take pix of your friends. Take pix of nature. Take pix of critters. Let your imagination wander. There is always something in a photograph that surprises.

Also celebrated today (no, I’m not kidding):
National Almond Buttercrunch Day (Yum!)
National Waffle Iron Day

Cheers and enjoy!

Strawberry Moon 2018

Posted on Updated on

Also known as Rose Moon or Flower Moon.

Moon Photo One
From My Personal Collection
Moon Photo Two
From My Personal Collection
Moon Photo Three
From My Personal Collection
Moon Photo Four
From My Personal Collection

100% full illumination occurred on June 28 at 12:53am EDT.

Howl for me.

~Victoria

Summer Solstice 2018

Posted on Updated on

Sun Rays Photo
From My Personal Collection

The Summer Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere was, officially, at 6:07am EDT. It is the longest day of the year. It was a fine day for small tasks, discussing work with my boss, playing with Oliver, taking a walk with a close friend, waiting for rain that never showed up, enjoying a ginger ale while reading and being thankful that I managed to avoid the evening news. 🙄

Oliver Photo
Ollie the 18lbs orange Hemingway (I have thumbs!)

I covet peace and quiet. I covet calm. I see so little of it on a television. I try to keep it on a soothing music channel so I can function.

I was fortunate enough while walking to catch a clear glimpse of our waxing gibbous Moon, 61% illumination, before the clouds moved in for the non-existent rain. I neglected to get a shot of it. I normally chase good renderings of full moons, which is a task with a smartphone. Nothing really matches the rich textures of a camera with real film. I feel the same way about LPs/records. Digital will never capture the tones and depth of analog recordings. And, I’m showing my age. Heh.

River Seat Photo
From My Personal Collection

It was in the low 90s. That is just too high for June to suit me. Had to wait until 6:00pm to wander out. I do love the local Riverwalk.

Deer Photo
Local Deer

I understand that there was a gathering at Stonehenge. I would have loved to have been there.

~Victoria

Be Your Own Work Of Art

Posted on

Everything is beautiful, in its own way…
~ Ray Stevens

I woke up yesterday morning (my birthday) thinking about beauty, individualism and self-expression. So many of us have been brainwashed and trained into not showing our true selves to the world for fear of rejection or reprisal. It is important for our health and well-being to break this indoctrination. It is also just as important to see those around us as equals and appreciate their uniqueness. The differences between us is an art form all unto itself. Our individuality is a canvas…

Like the lyrics in Ray Stevens’ song, I believe everything has beauty.

Angel Oak Tree Image
Photo Credit: kitskinny.wordpress.com
A tree is its own work of art.

 

 

 

 

Bee Image
Photo Credit: petsfoto.com

A bee is a work of art.

 

 

 

 

 

Storm Cloud Image
Photo Credit: pinterest.com

Snow Storm Image
Photo Credit: wallpaperup.com

A rain storm or snow storm is a work of art.

 

 

 

 

 

Man Painting Himself Image
Photo Credit: quicklol.com

 

 

 

 

 

What will you put on your canvas? How will you express yourself? Do you enjoy the beauty of your fellow humans? Opening your heart to the world is a grand thing. It is also a scary thing, too. No one likes to feel vulnerable especially in this day and age with wars, disease and cruelty. But, if you take a minute…just one minute and think of your own beauty, the artwork that is you, perhaps, your own personal desire for self-love and greatness could be the one intention that could change the world for the better. Try it.

Green-Eyed Redhead Image
Photo Credit: huffingtonpost.com
Carrot Lobster Image
Photo Credit: aaablogs.uoregon.edu
Dog Face Hotdogs Image
Photo Credit: 123inspiration.com
Bald Head Man Face Image
Photo Credit: wendysjourneysthroughlife.blogspot.com
Kitten Paints Image
Photo Credit: catmoji.com
Abstract Sculpture Image
Photo Credit: cs.berkeley.edu
Pen To Paper Image
Photo Credit: erin-oncall.blogspot.com
Man Plays Guitar Image
Photo Credit: guitarplayingsecretsblog.blogspot.com