Now we can open to an understanding of enchantment and look towards how it can ripple into our lives…
Look over the stories and pictures you’ve collected, and begin to get a sense of what enchantment feels like. Spend some time with your Altar to Enchantment, your Faery space, musing gently on what ‘enchantment’ means… ask the Fae that live on the edges of your consciousness to inspire you, even if you’re not sure they’re there yet…
You might want to write some notes, brainstorm, or draw, make collages or music or whatever helps you gather your thoughts into one place. When you have an idea of what enchantment means to you, see if you can express it somehow on a piece of paper that you can keep somewhere visible in the space you’ve dedicated to Faery – or somewhere you’ll see it but others won’t if you have people around who are less than supportive.
Next, begin to think about how that sense of enchantment might be expressed in your life.
If you were enchanted by life, what would that be like?
If life were enchanting, full of wonder and delight, how would you start each day? What would you wear? What would your home look like? How would you move through your day?
Once you have an idea of how you think that might look, take a deep breath and relax. Let your mind open to inspiration and ask yourself this:
What little thing can I do today to bring that feeling, that life of enchantment, into my day right now?
Write down any ideas that come to you, however silly, write them all down until you feel done. Then look them over and see which ones appeal to you today, and if there is one you can start right away.
Perhaps you’ll choose to wear colours which make you feel like a Queen, or a Dryad, or an Enchanter. Perhaps you’ll swap your shampoo for one which smells to you like faeryland and magic. Perhaps you’ll choose to wear flowers in your hair each day, or to learn to dance, or to start a gratitude journal, or a dream diary. Perhaps you’ll choose from now on to only buy beautiful things, or to leave gifts for strangers in bus shelters, or to move your desk so you can see out through the window while you work.
Choose something that works for you, and as that becomes habit, you can add another thing, and another. Begin to change your life. Choose the things that make you feel happy, and let that joy radiate out into the world.
For now, an understanding of what enchantment means to you, and an idea of how you’d like it to manifest in your life is what we’re aiming for. Spend some time with yourself and your stories, at your altar, and open up to a sense of enchantment. Once you know what it feels like, it becomes easier to invite it in…
I will be posting Pixie Kisses, small steps you can take to re-enchant your world, here, once a week for the next four months. Take them and play with them. Let the ideas inform your work and play. Find them under the category “Pixie Kisses”.
And, if you wish, you can join us on Facebook in the Enchanted Grove for sharing and discussions on the enchantment you find!