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A Child’s Faith in the Possible

Believe in fairies?  These folks do.  This video is a promo for the 11th Annual Fairy and Human Relations Congress in Washington's North Cascades this June.  I find the entire enterprise delightfully bold. 
For one thing, this group has an environmental purpose in congregating with fairies, to protect nature and promote peace. "Our goal is not to escape the outer world but to positively affect it. At this time of multiple crises affecting humanity we feel it is very important to seek alliances with as many light forces as possible in other realms…. We are not a frivolous event although we do have lots of fun and costume up."
The congress began in the 1950s and has hosted some well-known human speakers, including co-founders of Findhorn, the ecological/spiritual community in Scotland, and  Peter Tompkins, author of  The Secret Life of Plants.
In many circles, it can take courage to speak, outside of church, of a belief in God.  I think it takes quite a lot to go public on the subject of believing in entities that bring Disney to mind.
Do I believe in fairies?  Well, I'm open to the possibility. I'd love to know that there are realms upon realms of iridescent beings.  And I like to keep what this little movie refers to as "a child's faith in the possible."  It's good for my imagination, sense of expansiveness and joy in life.   
And as it happens I'm planning a weekend trip with friends  this spring to the North Carolina mountains, to visit a spot where at a certain time of year, balls of light have been seen rolling down a mountain into a garden.  Will let you know how it goes.
Have you had an experience with nature spirits?  I'd love to hear about it.

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  • February 17, 2011 at 5:45 am Reply

    I hope you'll write about those balls of light rolling down the mountain into a garden!!  Wow!

    • Peggy Payne
      February 17, 2011 at 7:46 am Reply

      I sure will, Billie. A friend of mine has seen them, said that up close they seem to have something tiny like a bug in the center. I am beyond curious…

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