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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

March 30, 2006

my authentic self

The Fairy Call

A Spell for Summoning the Fairies

Sit where the cat sits. Cross your toes.
Close your eyes. And smell a rose.
Then say under your breath:
"I believe in fairies, sure as death."
Gadflykins! Gladtrypins!
Gutterpuss and Cass!
Come to me fairily
Each lad and lass!

From "Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book"

wasn't quite sure what to call this post - a toss up between 'believe', 'believe in yourself' or 'my authentic self' - but as I am on a journey of discovering my 'authentic selves' - my authentic self won!
this past week has been a big soul search for me. Not sure if some of you will like it. sad but true
I know I have told you before - what I 'blog' about is who I really am and I want to stay true to that. I feel I am taking a different turn with my journalling and although it will still be the same, you will notice differences. I am sure. Cause although I am absolutely obsessed with vintage stuff - I am starting to de-clutter in a big way - only keeping the stuff that I either love or use. I have also realized that the reason that I love housekeeping the vintage way is because I need to get back to basics - basic green stuff - as few chemicals as I can and whole, good foods that nurture my body and my soul - including herbs and alternate methods of dealing with illness, *boy, now I really sound like a complete nutter but this is ms*robyn and her authentic self.
I have a strong belief in God - BUT I also BELIEVE absolutely in faeries and I believe in Mother Nature. And Buddha. And most definately angels. And I know that I have to be true to what I believe in, without the fear of whether or not I am liked and accepted, for what I believe in.
Like I said - my blogging is taking a slightly different turn - I am the same ms*robyn from last week. And there will be swaps always !!!! I hope you continue to visit as I treasure each friendship I have made so far but if you don't or can't then I am truly sorry and I wish you well.
But I truly believe that we are all sent to each other - whether it be for a reason, a season or a lifetime. big hugs to each of you xoxo


Blogger mrspao said...

It is always good to hear that someone is being true to themselves. I think people are good at adopting personas and not being themselves and it is hard to sustain. I like people who are themselves not what they think I want them to be.

Love the fairy summoning charm!

7:22 am  
Blogger Flossy said...

I'm glad you are being brave and being authentic! I believe in the same things you do, and just yesterday had a moment when I realised that it's ok to tell people. You never know how many others are like you and share your beliefs until you start putting it out there. And now you will attract people into your life who are very compatible to you.

Big hugs to you my friend :)

7:46 am  
Blogger laura said...

dear ms*robyn, i'm so glad to hear that someone else believes in the magic of everyday too. How can we not believe in fairies - we may as well not believe i ourselves just as easily.

7:48 am  
Blogger Kali said...

Hello friend ~ I for one (and the others who've posted already), just want you to be yourself and be happy.

8:01 am  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

We all have special beliefs to get us through the day. That is what makes life so interesting between friends. I just want you to be happy and I hope you feel the same way for me.

Take care,

10:46 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

Each of us have our beliefs, dreams, wants and needs. If we all had the same it would be a very boring world! If it weren't for angels around me my life would be a mess!(worse than it is *grin*)

11:28 am  
Blogger Calidore said...

Hugs right back at you Ms Robyn.

2:04 pm  
Blogger Shell said...

*HUGS* I love reading about this new journey you are on. It is like you are going through a spiritual transformation, that you are craving to be 'your authentic self' and that you can't be anything else anymore. It's a delight to be able to share this journey with you through your blog.

You know what, you aren't alone. I believe in Jesus and Buddha and Mary and faeries too! In fact I have that Lady Cottington's book too and the illustrator (Brian Froud) is one of my favourite artists.

Don't be afraid to be who you really are. I'll let you in on something - I've been to pagan festivals, participated in full moon rituals, dabbled in the magic arts with serious nutcases!, lit candles and chanted, taken part in guided meditations, gone to a catholic church early on a sunday morning and prayed, 'seen' faeries in the forest, cried about my suffering to 'our lady' - there is so much magic in it all and we are free to choose what we believe - it's about the only thing we are free to do, so embrace it!

Thanks for sharing this with us all. =)

2:18 pm  
Blogger Mindy said...

Wonderful post Ms Robyn...its the differences that make each one of us unique! Celebrate your authenticity!!! Hugs to you dear...

3:16 pm  
Blogger Garden girl said...

good to see you back and feeling so much better. I am looking forward to seeing the changes and reading baout them....go for it Robyn! My fave quote....." to thine own self be true"!!!!

3:34 pm  
Blogger Nicole said...

I believe that if you are not authentic to yourself, then your soul and spirit are being deceived and will leave bad karma on your life. I also believe that we have complete control of our path, it is in the decision making that we learn and grow... Did you get my surprise? Much love from your devoted friend xoxox

6:33 pm  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Your blog, your thoughts, your beliefs = your self.

Just do it ms* robyn.

I think that when we aren't true to ourselves it starts to eat at our physical health.

best wishes. You go girl!

7:53 pm  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

HELLO!! Oh here you are alive well kicking and kissing, being your whole self, and thinking we will turn our backs! Instead everyone is running up and getting inline to hug you!! I am in line too! Lead the way Robyn I am anixous to see what parcel you will open next!
I am glad you are feeling better!!

10:27 pm  
Blogger Nicole said...

Me again... When I said "Did you get my surprise?" I mean't the one that I sent to you? I hope I didn't lead you to think something else? hugs, xoxox

10:40 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

well ms*R good for you, I will certainly still visit...I love watching your journey..keep it coming

now I too have a secret, that is to do with my authentic self that I haven't shared with my blogging friends, it is a touchy subject with some people, that is why I have kept it quiet, but your post has made me ponder what I will do about telling all about it....

love to you dollx

10:57 pm  
Blogger berriehead said...

Being true blue is the way to be ms! I can't wait to see what you uncover! Cheers to Authenticity!

11:27 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

I'm enjoying the journey with you Robyn!

12:02 am  
Blogger Me said...

Oh yes.. love fairies... :o)... and sweet peas... :o)

Glad to hear you're feeling a bit brighter, Robyn...

3:22 am  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

Robyn,whatever path you take along your journey,I'll be right there with you!!

8:37 am  
Blogger diana said...

Hi I have been reading your blog for awhile.. and I loved this post... I also
love to collect vintage... but went thru severe de-clutter last fall.... kept only special things....it was a wonderful cleansing experience...
and I feel so free now.. I highly recommend it.

11:46 am  
Blogger Sharon said...

When I was a very little girl I believed with all my heart that I saw a fairy flying around the room as I lay in bed... The well meaning grownups in my life told me that I had been dreaming and do you know - I never really believed them as I know what I saw and I was being honest as only little kids can... To this day I believe that I saw something that wasn't this reality... It was before the days of telly so I can't have been influenced by something which I saw... And angels - if the mind is quiet one can hear the whisper of their wings as they gently brush through the caverns of the Soul...

6:55 pm  
Blogger pat winter said...

Ms Robyn, My favorite quote has always been "To thine self be true". I believe you have found this to be so too. I have always believed what I believed no matter who snubs their nose at me. It isn't written anywhere what I should believe in or who I should be. Therefore why should I be judged for being me? Who knows better than the person living your life but you? Good for you. Enjoy your journey. I certainly enjoy mine.

8:33 am  

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