Dear Friends of Bluebird Fairies,
I hope this blog post finds you in good spirits.
When I last wrote I was on the road to a day of recuperation that was much needed. If you were in need of that as well, I sure hope you took some time for that. I don't know about you, but I think I'm now in need of a"tune up" that gets me into a place where I can "take action".
You may recall from my previous blog post that "taking action" is the theme of the Chinese Year of the Rooster which we entered on January 28th.
There's HOPE for that and here's how it showed up for me today.
I sat down after breakfast to get a handle on the day ahead and "lo and behold" my eyes landed on two miniature iris flowers that had bloomed in the night. What a surprise! There'd been no indication this was about to happen the night before when I studied it closely thirsty for color.
As always I look to Ted Andrew's book Nature - Speak when something natural appears in my life. He says that Irises assist us in "maintaining hope, restoring peace and indicate new birth is at hand."
Then, recalling it was my day to write a 'fairy post' I drew from the Bluebird Fairy Deck the-
Ah, yes. Can we effectively and easily and happily move through errands that will ultimately assist us? Yes, we can!
One errand that Brian and I are moving through is reading and practicing the great material in a book called Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes Get High.
We are in a time when it's easy to get caught in conversations that shift gears quickly into places where emotions run high. This book is teaching us tools that move us through the "knee-jerk" behavior that usually gets these conversations even more "off course".
Check it out on-line or at a bookstore. More suggestions will follow.
Now, I'm sending you lots of good energy for all your easy errands. Have fun out there!!!
Sincerely, Emily and the Bluebird Fairies
P.S. There's still a few spaces in February's Fairy and Demon Drawing Workshop. When you come you'll see the latest addition which makes Edward's Burke's fun description for our studio ring true. "The Cozy Den of Creation"