A Faery Godmother's Gift

Grace seems to be my theme for the week in my daily card draws and readings.   So the question I must ask myself  is, Is this Grace that is needed?   No doubt about that.  Is it being given?  I certainly hope so.  Or is this just a subtle reminder that I am about as graceful as a cow?  More than likely, yes.

What is grace?  How do we get it? Can it be seen, or heard, or touched?  Better yet, is it a gift that can be given?

One of my favorite descriptions is found in The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth.  Jessica describes the Faery Godmother using these keywords.  Gifts. Talents. Grace. Helpful lessons.   When I pulled this card today randomly and I saw the word grace there, I thought wait a minute.  Didn’t I just do a couple of readings where grace seemed to be the main idea?  Sure enough I had.

Faery Godmother

“Grace is the good fortune we get from the universe even when we don’t deserve it.  In fact, deserving or not deserving is not the issue.  We are—and therefore, we are loved.”    Meet Sairie the Faery Godmother.  “She gives us grace to help us along our way.  It might be a little touch of faery dust to lift a mood, it might be a conspicuous miracle, it might be anything in between.”  “Sairie the Faerie Godmother is a giver of grace and occasionally (quite often, in fact) of useful lessons.  Quite often she acts in your lives through the hands and hearts of others.”  “The Faery Godmother glows through us as we perform loving and appropriate kindnesses for others and develop our capacity for unconditional love.  Sage advice from The Faery Godmother; “Remember to say thank you by passing a kindness on to someone else.  Practice a little faery godmothering yourself and see how enjoyable it is.  Part of the fun of it is to do it so that the recipient doesn’t know where the gift came from.”

Not a new concept at all really.  I think the “modern” name for this is “Pay-It-Forward”.   When that gift of grace is shown or given to you, take her advice and practice a little faery godmothering yourself.  By acting in a faery godmother-ly way,  it allows us to be open to receive.

“When we block the Faery Godmother from our daily lives, things are harder than they need be.  When we attempt to live without the grace of the faeries and of heaven, life is an uphill struggle. “

Or, as we say at my house:  “Where would poor Skinny-grella (Cinderella) be without her gracious and giving Faery God-MUTH-er?”

Be a Faery Godmother and Pay-It-Forward.  Whatever you call it, grace is the gift given as well as the gift received.

A Journey to Faery

“Remember, each journey into Faery is complete

only when we come home again

and make human sense of faery nonsense,

passing on or making use of

whatever we have learned.” –Brian

Join me on an enchanted journey to the Land of Faery of Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth, using “The Faeries’ Oracle”

(The Faeries’s Oracle, by Brian Froud, and the companion book by Jessica MacbethSimon & Schuster, publishing-2000)

I have owned this beautiful Oracle for a few years, but until now had not really looked at it beyond glancing through the cards and book when it first arrived.  There is a time for everything,  and I guess  it was just not the right time for me.  Now I am drawn to explore and experience it.

The Fee Lion

Card 65 – The Fee Lion is the card that I am starting my Journey with.  He was pulled at random and is a very grumpy looking fellow indeed!   I was delighted to note that Brian and Jessica give a special credit to the Fee-Lion for his help  in the completion of this project.   This little guy keeps you on the straight and narrow, watching and critiquing every move and action all the while tapping his toe impatiently.   He is peering over your shoulder to make sure you cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s.

From the book: “He makes lists of things we haven’t done, shaking his head over them and muttering, “Tsk, tsk.”  These are the things we should have taken care of by now, but haven’t.  This is his job, and he does it well.

He looks out of his card accusingly, reminding us of things undone, promises unkept, and duties unfulfilled.  He says that we can’t expect to have things go right when we are trailing so much unfinished business behind us.

Ohhh yes, I have met this chap, and now I can put a name to him.  He is that nagging voice in my ear reminding me of things that need to be started or things that need completed.  Sometimes its just those nagging everyday things that need attention.

Have you had the pleasure of making  his acquaintance?  Be sure to introduce yourself.