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Do Elves Really Awaken to Being Elfin?

January 4, 2020
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“. . . . really, we don’t awaken to being elves or others, but we simply put a name or type upon what we always knew ours’elves to be but didn’t always know what to call it. We have ever known ours’elves to be otherworldly beings of some sort, but awakening really marks that astounding moment when we come to know what that sort actually is and embrace it fully.”

     Back in the mid-1970’s, we awakened to our true elven nature when we encountered and joined with our beloved kindred of the Elf Queen’s Daughters (EQD). At this point, we Silver Elves began speaking of Awakening. At that time, however, we called ours’elves the Elves of the Southern Woodlands (as a vortex/coven of the EQD). Later, in the early 1980’s, when we first started writing and sending out by snail mail and years later by email, our Magical Elven Love Letters, which were a continuation of the Elf Magic Mail published by the EQD, we would write of our awakening and others would write to us about theirs.

     This still occurs to this day. This term of awakening that we Silver Elves began using back in these early times of our elven group has moved into wider usage among elfae folk. This developed in the same way that the seven-pointed acute angled Elven star that some refer to as the Faerie star that our sisters of the EQD first associated with elf folk, has also been adopted and is used by elves and fae folk worldwide.

     However, recently, one of our kindred here had the thought that the term “Awakening,” may actually be a bit of a misnomer. In a way, it is like saying the sun rises or sets, when we know scientifically that’s not what is actually occurring. So, speaking of awakening in many ways is like saying the sun rose on my elven life and set upon my worldly life, or something like that.

     Our beloved kindred here, pointed out to us that, in fact, we elfae folk really always knew that we were different. We sense it from our earliest days in the world and it is expressed in our reaction to the rules, morés and efforts of the world and to social enculturation and their attempts at inculcation of their values about how to be normal in the world and the fact that almost all of what normal folk tell us doesn’t make a bit of sense to us. It is as though they are speaking some unknown language that sounds like the language we are brought up with, uses the same words but utterly fails the test of logic and reason so that the words just seem to be thrown together randomly. “Gibberish so to us is much their words.”

     We sense (feel) our connection to being Elfae or Otherkin very early in our lives (often long before we awaken to our particular kin type) from our love of Nature and being in it as much as possible, from our interest in Magic, from our fervor in building fairy houses and leaving gifts for those unseen by most, from collecting what me can that relates to the world of Faerie and Nature, from doing oracles, and/or from the love of reading tales of elves, fairies, dragons and other worldly beings.

     We don’t Awaken to being elves or elfae or others really, although we still like that term and use it. It is not like we are asleep to our inner Elven Nature in our feelings and suddenly awake to it. Rather, it is more that our thinking brain gets on board to unite with our instinctual feelings and Inner Nature and we “name” our kin type for the first time. What we do is find a kin type that fits our true nature, such as being elven, pixie, brownie, gnome, faerie or werewolf or whatever, and we suddenly realize that the description of those particular beings is what resonates with our soul and spirit rather than all those other ideas concerning our being that normal folk have projected upon us our entire lives and expect us to conform to. And, we really owe them a debt of gratitude. Their attempts to get us to conform to their ridiculous notions of what we should be like and the fact that they so often called us by various rude and offensive terms seeking to tear us down for being different, simply confirmed for us that we were not really one of them. All their judgments and efforts to deride us ensured our own sense of otherworldliness and our own preternatural being. Everything they did contributed to our own quest to understand our inner fae or otherworldly being. Whether they sought to bind us by their clumsy spells of name calling, or shoved us away from them with derision, telling us that we just were just not right, adequate or sane, all served to confirm to us that we didn’t really belong along them and we were right to seek our lives and our natures elsewhere.

     In calling us weirdos and freaks and other such names, they helped open the way to our own understanding of what we truly were. And when we encountered those kintypes in fantasy and fiction that truly hummed with our inner s’elves, it made it all that much easier to embrace these archetypes of being. The fact that they believe that most of these beings: elves, faeries and others, don’t actually exist just made it even simpler to understand that those beings were exactly what we were. For we had found in our experience that when it came to nearly anything and everything of importance, the normal folk were nearly always wrong and mistaken, especially about us.

   So, it is that, really, we don’t awaken to being elves or others, but we simply put a name or type upon what we always knew ours’elves to be but didn’t always know what to call it. At this point, we often feel a rush of energy and s’Elf acceptance as we have united our body and mind (our feelings and thinking). We have ever known ours’elves to be otherworldly beings of some sort, but awakening really marks that astounding moment when we come to know what that sort actually is and embrace it fully.

Ver Aleli Vasadas (In dreams awakening),
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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“What bird sings upon the Elven Dawn?
The bird of memory long thought gone,
The song of awakening it doth sing,
As the flocks of Elfin do take wing.”

—The Silver Elves

 

Tae mêllun glislu ilu enåver le.”
(Arvyndase for: “The starlight shines bright within you.”)
Elven Compliment

 

 

Enjoy watching our new YouTube video presentation:

The Silver Elves Tarot Reading
for the Elfae People for 2020!

The Silver Elves invite you to view our Youtube video presentation demonstrating the elven method of tarot reading and what we call the “Elven Shuffle,” a unique way that we elves use shuffling the cards to allow the spirit world to select the cards in a reading. And we also give a general reading (using the “Elven Shuffle” for a complete Celtic Cross spread) and prediction for the Elven-Fae people for the year 2020! Then please do subscribe to our You Tube channel and we would love to read a comment from you in the comment section below the video. Many Elven Blessings, dear Kindred! https://youtu.be/UCMGCEDZqo0

 

 

And for further reading. . . .
. . . . dear Kindred, if you enjoyed the article above, we think you may very much enjoy reading our most popularly read book on the wisdom teachings of the ancient Elven titled Through The Mists of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven by The Silver Elves:

The following is an example of writing from THROUGH THE MISTS OF FAERIE, page 105-106, from Part One:  Old Souls and Old Spirits. Click on the link above to find out more about this book, to read more excerpts and a complete table of contents.

Old Souls and Old Spirits

“In spiritual circles, people often speak of Old Souls. They are most often referring to very mature and wise beings who have clearly been on the evolutionary path of development for eons and eons. Of course, there are also ever those who refer to their own s’elves as being Old Souls and this, usually, is more of a proclamation of aspiration than one of reality. But the Old Souls, being the wise Souls that they are, and ever inclusive, do not deter these eagerly aspiring Spirits from their soulful calling. The Old Souls simply smile and nod and encourage them on their way.”

“Few, however, speak of Old Spirits, but the elven know that there are not only Old Souls, but Old Spirits as well. Old Spirits are very developed personalities. They are very unique, many would call them eccentric, beings who stand out from the mass of humanity. One knows there is something different about them, something special about them, but most are unsure exactly what that difference is.”

“Most Elfae are both Old Souls and Old Spirits, but we are still on the evolutionary path, and we are still following the Elven Way. While we are often more advanced in many ways than the mass of humanity, we also know that the difference between us is, when seen from the more subtle dimensions, quite small; otherwise we would most likely be elsewhere and not here. And we are also aware that even those who seem less advanced than we frequently have talents and abilities that we do not have. The Soulfully aware know there is always something that can be learned from each and everyone, no matter what hir level of development; and that the Spark of the Divine burns in every Soul just awaiting the breath of another Soul to fan it into a flame.”

“While we Elfae have been often, and for ages, ostracized by many of the social and ethnic groupings of humanity, who ever vie for dominance, we have come to realize that the means to mastering such beings is not by withdrawal, although sometimes we must do so for our safety, nor by attempting to dominate them in turn, but by embracing them from a higher state of realization. Thus we never accept their rejection of us, nor react to it. We ever follow our higher instincts, and pursue our own direction. We encourage their Soulfulness and their true Spirits; frequently we even admire them. But we have no obligation to be involved with these save as circumstance and fate demand. We accept them in their Divine Potential, but we do not necessarily involve ours’elves in their lives. Neither do we automatically reject them, our actions/our magic are ever based on our own sense of direction and intent. In this way, we become the Masters of our own Destiny.”

“How do we love them from a higher realm of being? By ever offering them courtesy and respect for their Spirits and their Souls. With courtesy the Elfae can attract such individuals, or send them on their way. With respect we encourage the development of their Souls and Spirits. Courtesy and respect are the basic policies, and the foremost magical powers, that all elves learn to use in interacting with others.”

End of excerpt from Through The Mists of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven by The Silver Elves

 

 

 

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Dear Kindred, along with Through The Mists of Faerie we also suggest for further reading its companion book (and you may read them in any order you wish) The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones  by the Silver Elves.

On the cover of The Elven Way:
“The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known
into the forest of the unknown illuminated by the glow of the elves.”

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The Elven Way:
The Magical Path of The Shining Ones
by the Silver Elves.

 

And you can find all our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

UK Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

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“We Elves believe that we are starlight magic summoned by our imaginations,
given form by our minds and awakened by the inner yearnings of our hearts.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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Many Kindred have asked us what is “The Elven Way.” So we have written books on it (see book of that same title above) but here below is our short definition:

Short definition ofThe Elven Way”
by The Silver Elves

“The Elven Way is the spiritual path of the Elves. It is not a religion. While all elves are free to pursue whatever spiritual path they desire, or not as the case may be, The Silver Elves are magicians and follow no particular religious dogma. We do however believe in all the Gods and Goddesses, (also Santa Claus [to whom we’re related], the tooth fairy [distant cousins] and the Easter or Ostara Bunny [no relation]) and try to treat them all with due respect. The Elven Way promotes the principles of Fairness, that is to say both Justice, Elegance and Equal Opportunity and Courtesy that is respectful in its interactions and attitude toward all beings, great or small. We understand the world as a magical or miraculous phenomena, and that all beings, by pursuing their own true path, will become whomever they truly desire to be. Our path is that of Love and Magic and we share our way with all sincerely interested individuals.”

     “To remind us ever of the need to rise up and lift our others with us, to have compassion for others even those who oppose us, to endeavor to understand the true natures and motivations not only of ours’elves but all others, the Shining Ones send us Sages who appear in many forms, in nearly all cultures and speak though various social and religious philosophies encouraging us to strive toward the light, to seek ever the good of all, and to further spiritual evolution in all that we do. We elves call this the Way of the Fair or The Elven Way. The Path is never-ending, the Way is ever before us, the Choice is always now, and we are eternally evolving. This is the Elven Way. The enculturation and other protections that shield the normal folk from the realization of other dimensions are lifted when the elf steps upon the path and begins to tread the Elven Way. The Elven Way gives our lives meaning and purpose. We come to understand who we truly are, that is that we are spirits evolving and we establish a purpose in our lives, which generally might be expressed as aiding ours’elves and all others to fulfill ours’elves perfectly. That is to say, we become who are truly are, which is who we truly desire to be. Remember, we ever wish to be our own true s’elves as perfectly as possible, which means among other things to be happy and successful forever, to live Happily Ever After.”

—The Silver Elves

 

 

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A Gift For You!!!!!!
What Sort of Elf, Faerie or Other Are You?
What is Your Magical Tribe?

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so and to help you learn about your people, your magical tribe. This is our gift to you (free). Simply follow this link below and the directions and we will help you with your own personal narrative about your magical tribe: https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe

 

“All our dreams of yesteryear cast to the unknown, creates a path of starlight bright that guides we elven home.”
—The Silver Elves

 

The Silver Elves invite you to come join us in some of our elven and magical otherkin Facebook groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae otherkin community interacting and sharing The Elven Way:

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 — And if you would like to find out more about our Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and ask questions.

Elven Life and Magic —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circle —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352 — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches!

Faerie Craft —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/395403367195312
This is a group to share your elven and fae creations, and yes you are welcome to advertise your elfish/faerie crafts.

I Heart Elven Magic —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296

Feasting With the Elves (having fun sharing elven recipes and healthy eating) — https://www.facebook.com/groups/597948240617006


United Otherkin Alliance —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869
This is an alliance for Otherkin/ Therians, where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, fauns, unicorns, animal kin and all manner of Faerie Folk gather and come together! This group is open to anyone who wishes to be part of a congenial group of Otherkin.

The Elven Way  —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212

Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana

Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/196916350335537

 

“Elfin is eternal
It lives within our dreams
Is nurtured by our wishes
And gives to us the means
To make it real in all we say
And every act we do
And when we feel it deep within
Our Elfin doth come true.”
—The Silver Elves

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And you can find all our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

UK Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

 

 

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Elven Blessings, Dear Kindred!

“Kyela ver le’na bom, Elsa ver le’na tari.”
(Arvyndase for: Love in your heart, Joy in your spirit.)

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