‘Stones have been known to move and trees to speak.’  Macbeth, Act 3, Scene 4

The brain is a muscle.  We use the left side of that muscle a lot.  In fact, from childhood, we are encouraged to use the left, analytical, problem-solving, fact-finding side of our brains and almost discouraged to use the right, intuitive, feeling, artistic side.  So, naturally (even if you’re a creative type) the left side of that muscle gets stronger, while the right side almost atrophies. 

Have you ever seen something out of the corner of your vision and when you turn to look at it, it’s gone or has changed into an average, stationary object?  If you tell yourself, ‘Oh, that wasn’t what I thought it was,’ then you are strengthening the left side of your brain and weakening the right side. 

Each time I leave the tiny village where I live, this man waves at me: 
If you only see ivy wrapped around a post, you need to do some mental sit-ups. 

In order to see the magical things in life, you must first be willing to see beyond the mundane.  So, for the next 30 days, in addition to yesterday’s exercise, try another one.  This one will strengthen the right side of your brain.  If you think – even if you imagine – that you see a nature spirit, then verbally or physically acknowledge it.  Say ‘hello’, nod a greeting, or perhaps offer a gentle touch.  Be willing to see what your intuition told you was there.  And know that each time you do this, the right side of your brain gets stronger, making you more intuitive, more psychic, more able to see and engage with the folk. 

Do you see them?  . . . . . . . 

Steps 1 and 2 may bring exciting results right away, or it may take time.  Please come back next Monday for step 3.  It can really speed things up!  In the meantime, let me know what you see. 

Happy Blessings to you this Friday on the Autumnal Equinox - a time of Earthly Balance and Harmony, and, until next week . . . 

Deep peace of the sacred grove to you.