Gifts that Keep Giving

Dear Friends of Bluebird Fairies,

Oh, I hope this finds you in a moment where you can take a breath and rest. 

So much is going on these days and it can be hard to keep a constant, gentle focus on ourselves. 

Perhaps, this can be a moment to quiet yourself and reconnect with YOU?

The fairy I've chosen to share today is-

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Let's hear it for the "Fairy that Untangles the Lovely Life You're Living!"  

I created her as a gift for a young woman who works with me in the Bridging Program at Champlain Community Services.

I've shared her with friends of mine and they REALLY like her.  While considering how much RESONANCE she has with others I realized that I, too, gravitate to her support. Do you?

What, in your lovely life, feels tangled today?

I know this fairy's easy energy will support the untangling.

Have fun!

With Best Wishes,

Emily and the Bluebird Fairies

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Winter is Here

Dear Friends of Bluebird Fairies,

Happy New Year.  We are here.  

I've been  waiting to share with you the fairy I made in December to welcome in Winter.

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Here she is, in icy shades of blue and wearing green boots, saying "Easily head to the light."  

Oh, 'Fairy of Winter' that's a good reminder.  Now that the bustle and focus on the holidays are over the ice and snow and cold feel a lot more present.

I like to walk in the evening in the dark along the river.  While I do this I often feel kind of forlorn. I don't mind though because it makes me feel connected to the ancestors of the Earth.  I like to think this feeling is what inspires people to sit together around campfires. When I have this feeling I'm very aware of what other things I'm feeling. 

During the winter these feelings can help guide us to move our lives in the directions we want.  To finding others doing things we believe in. They become the seeds we plant and then wait for the light and the spring to allow them to grow -like garlic overwintering in a garden plot.

Trust this process.  Be OK with the stillness.  Be committed to finding the seeds and planting them. And trusting that as we head toward the  light it will come.

Wishing you all the best in this journey,

Emily and the Bluebird Fairies

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We're having our First Fairy and Demon Drawing Workshop of the new year.  This is a GREAT space in which to manage the feelings of winter and support them in becoming positive seeds for new growth.  Join us if you can.

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Having All You Need When You Need It

Dear Friends of Bluebird Fairies,

I'm hoping this post finds you well and enjoying this holiday packed season.  

Amidst the extra activities I hope you find quiet times to reflect on the year as it draws to a close.  This time honors all you have done and suggests ideas of where you might focus your energy next year.

It's good to also look at the wider world around you and recall what you've contributed to the people, organizations and ways of being that you believe in.

I'd like to share the fairy I randomly selected for this post. Once again I turned to my prototype of the 'Fairy of the Day' app. 

Here she is:

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Whenever I see her I relax into her idea of 'Trusting the Way'  and join her 'Let's Go!' attitude.  She seems perfect for this time of saying goodbye to 2017 and stepping into the unknown future.

One of the notable shifts in Bluebird Fairies this year is that I've started adding color to the fairies.  On the app some of the fairies have color and others, like the one above, do not.  Now as I make more, the color seems to be coming more readily.  

So, along with presenting the idea of 2018 holding a lot of unknown things I'm going to present you with one of my new "Survival Fairies".  Here she is:

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Ah, there she is stepping out of a cloud of blue with outstretched arms and a pink dress with a big peace sign in the middle of it.  The 'Having All You Need When you Need it' Fairy is here.  Yes, 'It will be OK!'  

I look forward to connecting with you in the freshness of 2018.

Have fun!!!

All the Best,

Emily and the Bluebird Fairies

 

Happy Hollydaze

Dear Friends of Bluebird Fairies,

A friend wrote me an email and ended it with  "I hope you're enjoying the 'Hollydaze.'  I loved the term so I thought about making a fairy for it. Here she is:

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The 'Fairy of Happy Healthy Hollydaze' sums up a lot for me. 

Her name acknowledges the high density of activities we're participating in and all the things we're doing while also holding a vision of nature.

Ah, the holly and the ivy! 

Can we aim to find a little each day as we make our way through to the end of this year??

I hope you can.

Wishing you all the best of this holiday season.

Love,

Emily and the Bluebird Fairies

and....we still hope to see you at our LOVELY studio on Saturday December 23rd (12-5) for our final Holiday Shop of the season.  Readings, tea, laughter, fairy decks, Bernie Fairy t-shirts....

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Fairy of Your Outer Loveliness

Dear Friends of Bluebird Fairies,

Today, I decided to, again, pick a fairy to write about here using my prototype for the 'Fairy of the Day' app.  Here's what I received:

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Ah, the 'Fairy of my Outer Loveliness.'  (Up until now I didn't know Loveliness has an "e" in it.)

On this early morning, in my cluttered office and having a big project ahead of me, I didn't quite know how to respond to this fairy.

To get this fairy to you I needed to save it to the photos on my phone.  When I retrieved it I saw next to it a picture taken of me from the night before.  Already in my 'busy day head' I'd forgot my red dress event. 

I'd been at the Black Horse Art Gallery where Bread and Puppet Theater's Peter Schumann has a show called "Post-Apocalypse for 3/4 Empire."

I was there to perform with a small group of performers a show with the banners. And now, here I am after the show sharing a moment of 'outer loveliness' with my long-time puppeteer friend, Alexis Smith

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So, I think what I want to do with this post is remind us about the magic we have in our lives.  We forget it's there and then we look again and find it.  

Do that today.  Give life a big hello and find the great in it.

Have fun!!!!

Wishing you all the best!

Emily and the Bluebird Fairies

 

P.S.- Here's more info on the show.

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Upstairs from Vermont Art Supply, the gallery features work in a variety of mediums. December 2017: The woodcuts in Bread & Puppet-founder Peter Schumann’s “Post-apocalypse for 3/4 Empire” “address the brand-new horror of our own Empire boss’s threat to eliminate whole countries for non-compliance with Empire politics.” Artist reception during First Friday Art. Performance: Friday, 12/8, 6PM, “3/4 Empire Cantasoria” with Peter Schumann, Alexis Smith & Maria Schumann. Admission by donation, doors open at 5PM. 277 Pine St, 2nd Fl, (802) 860-4972, Open Tues-Fri, 10-6, Sat, 10-3.

(from December's Burlington Art Map)

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