Obviously my Gnomevember posts and Sunday Gnomedays are delayed (more on that at my Instagram) – but I need to have some words about something else going on in the broader Spiritual community.
Though this seems to have happened a while ago, a very popular New Age teacher/writer who I’d learned a LOT from in my early experiences with Faerie has shifted their spiritual focus drastically – and is now literally demonizing many of the things they taught before. Things which helped me, very much, in developing my own spirituality.
I respect that they feel differently now – everyone’s path is different – but I can’t help but feel a bit hurt and confused that this person is now calling all these helpful, loving practices, and anything other than their newly-embraced religion, “evil” and “demonic.”
All I can say, for myself, is that I know in my heart that the fae are not demons – Faerie is not “hell,” and nothing in my experiences with these spirits has ever, ever indicated that they’re evil or intend anyone harm. There are darker aspects, of course – as there are in everything – but whenever I’ve chosen not to engage with anything from that space, those spirits have equally and respectfully let me pass. And from the forces that I do choose to engage with, I have felt nothing but calm, loving support. Always.
I still value and will use what I have learned from this person, because in MY experience, they were true and helpful to me and still are true and helpful to me.
I hope anyone who’s also reeling from this person’s shift can look within themselves and stay true to their own path, no matter what they’re saying. No matter what anyone else is saying. Your truth is your truth – never let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Stay strong and beautiful, everyone.
A bit more on my previous Faerie experiences here.
(And on another note, while doing some self-care Faerie faith browsing, it came to my attention that the term “Faerie faith” is also associated with a specific religion that I’m not a part of. As not to step on any toes, I will be taking that term off my banner as soon as I can, replacing it with “Faerie devotional.” Thanks for your patience, everyone!)