In other words, we need to develop our direct knowing. And so I think one of the first steps in breaking out of the ego body-mind complex and ultimately our cultural matrix, is to begin to open up to multi-dimensional reality. And everybody does this a little differently, but I think if we share stories about it, even if they sound a little strange or out there, it helps other people who are going through the awakening.
And so years ago, when I was teaching people how to make flower essences and colored remedies, I would have my students read one of my very favorite books. And it was called the Elves of Lilly Hill Farms, by Penny Kelley. The Elves of Lilly Hill Farm and it changed many people’s lives for the better. And Penny is a scientist, but she can also work with the elemental realms. And so other people start going, “Oh, well maybe I can do this.”
And even maybe just working in their gardens, they started saying, “We thought there might be this consciousness that I can work with too.” So Penny Kelly is our guest today. I’m really excited about this and I want to begin the conversation with spiritual awakening, elves, and elementals. What that is, the role elementals play in this, how we wake up out of the dream. And at the end, I think she might share some poetry with us, which I’m really excited about because I think when we open up to multiple realities, sometimes we can’t talk about it. Our rational mind can’t deal with it, but we can work with mystical poetry to understand. So, I believe the elves are real. And I do believe that elementals have much wisdom to share with us and that they can really truly assist our spiritual awakening if we’re respectful if we’re willing to listen.
So part of our spiritual awakening involves learning to live in alignment with the elements, air, fire, water earth, and now ether. Maybe ether, more than ever now. I’m just going to tell a personal story about how this opened up for me. So a few decades ago it was about 1985. I had an encounter with an elemental and I was open to the experience, but it also was a little bit shocking. So at that point in time, I liked fairy tales, but I thought fairies were something in dreams, myths, and legends. But at the time I was in Ireland at Coole Park, which is a thousand-acre nature reserve outside the town of Galway. And it’s the home of Lady Gregory, the patron of the famous poet, W.B. Yeats. So they were two of the main players behind the Irish literary renaissance.
So his poetry, the poetry of W.B. Yeats was running through my mind as I sat by this furlough, which was a seasonal Lake. No, I was watching the swans and the trees were kind of rubbing together. They’re creating this creaking sound. And it was a very magical moment there. And I was thinking about a poem he wrote called The Song of Wandering Aengus. And in the poem he’s fishing. But when he catches the fish, it has deep magic in it. And I just want to read you a few lines from that poem. It’s a beautiful poem. So it goes like this. “I went to blow the fire a-flame, But something rustled on the floor and someone called me by my name. It had become a glimmering girl With apple blossoms in her hair who called me by my name and ran And faded through the brightening air.”