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Meet the Fairies

Nature angels who love to have fun.
Doreen Virtue
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Jul 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM

So many myths surround fairies and the other elementals that there are frequent misconceptions and confusion over who they are and how they act. Here are some of the questions that I’m often asked about the fairies, and the answers that I’ve received through my experiences and interactions with the elemental realm:

Q.  Are fairies mischievous pranksters?

A.  Fairies, like all humans and other Earth-dwellers have egos. That means that they don’t automatically love everyone unconditionally as the egoless angels do. Fairies are very loving beings, but they favor people who treat the environment and animals kindly.

Since fairies play tricks on those who mistreat nature or animals, they’ve earned a reputation for mischief. Fairies also love parties, playfulness, dancing, and music. As these behaviors have been frowned upon at various times in our societal and religious history, these beings have also been denigrated.

Q.  Are fairies real, or are they mythical?

A.  Fairies are as real as you and me. They’re as real as angels. Yet, only people who believe, are open-minded, or have a pure heart can sense or see them. Fairies are very shy and sensitive beings who hide from harsh environments or people. So those who are prone to skepticism can’t see or feel the fairies.

Cultures also have an influence on people’s acceptance of the fairies. In the United Kingdom (especially Ireland and Scotland), Australia, Polynesia, and other countries, there’s a widespread belief in fairies and elementals. The countries that treat nature and animals with the most respect also tend to have the highest belief in fairies.

Q.  Where can I find fairies?

A.  Fairies live wherever there are plants or animals. They live near houseplants and pets. However, they’re especially fond of the wilderness. They don’t like pesticides or tightly manicured gardens.

Q.  A psychic told me that she saw fairies around me. What does that mean?

A.  Some people have fairies as spirit guides. Fairies stay with people who have a life purpose involving environmentalism or animals. You can ask the fairies for guidance about how to help the earth. In addition, fairies help us lighten up and be playful.

Q.  Are fairies fallen angels?

A.  God made fairies as the angels of nature. They’re beings of pure, Divine light and love with an important mission of healing and protecting the environment and animals. Like humans, fairies have egos. So they’re not unconditionally loving like the celestial angels. However, fairies are kind and fair.

Q.  Can you trust fairies? Do they ever harm people?

A.  You earn the fairies’ respect by extending kindness toward Mother Nature. Recycling, using Earth-friendly cleaning supplies (available at any health food store), and donating to environmental causes are just a few of the behaviors that fairies look for in their potential human friends. Once you earn the fairies’ respect, they’ll do anything for you.

Fairies don’t harm people, but they can play tricks on those whom they view as cruel toward animals or the environment. Sometimes they play mild practical jokes (like temporarily hiding things) on people they love as a way of being playful.

Q.  Can fairies become human, or vice versa?

A.  Some people who look like fairies, gnomes, leprechauns, mermaids, and pixies are elemental souls who’ve elected to have human lives so that they can help the environment and animals in a big way. I’ve written about this topic in my books Healing with the FairiesEarth Angels, and Goddesses & Angels.

Q.  Is it true that fairies or leprechauns can bring you a pot of gold?

A.  Many people report that the elementals help them with finances. While the fairies and leprechauns usually don’t bring literal pots of gold, they do bestow good fortune upon those humans whom they favor. This is one of many reasons to make friends with the fairies.

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Doreen Virtue
Doreen Virtue Doreen Virtue holds three university degrees in Counseling Psychology. She was clairvoyant as a child, and had many profound spiritual experiences as she was growing up. Do Continue reading