Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Far, Far Away

A few days ago, I drew this card from the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle (Blue Angel, 2009).  The companion book talks about being off in a land of daydreams, and the value of that for creativity and spirituality.  Certainly, I see the parallel with path working, which I did with this card.

Some people find it easiest to path work with very detailed images.  Others find it hard to see anything at all when path working.  It may be related to which is our strongest sense, or our most active psychic sense.   People who consider themselves clairsentient may just get a "feel" for where they are and what is happening, or clairaudients sometimes "hear" a narrative, like a story teller in their minds.  Yet, this isn't just us telling ourselves a story, or our regular consciousness processing sensations, as is apparent when we are totally surprised by something that happens during path working.

For me, with this "Far, far Away" image, one of the things that surprised me was that, when I entered the card, the surroundings became incredibly clear and detailed.  On the card, there is almost no detail, just a faery on a standing stone.  In my path working, though, this stone was at the top of a cliff, overlooking the sea, with the sun shining above and a breeze playfully tossing her hair and mine around, all four elements very present.  What that said to me was that we can be at our most creative when we are balanced, able to draw on all aspects of life, on all the magickal elements, to support us.

I'd love to hear about other people's experiences of path working, or how you access your creativity...

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