I’m guessing that if you’ve opened this page, you either have decided I’m not completely off my rocker, or think I’m nuts but don’t care. 😉
Either way, since I’ve now been around a little while, it’s probably worth mentioning what I think dragons and fae really are. Yes, they are “real”. I don’t really care whether you believe that or not, but you are here, yes? Anyway, first, a little background. I’ve always felt drawn to dragons and especially those depicted by the Celtic peoples. I’ve got Welsh, Irish, and Scottish in my family tree but I never really gave it too much thought … I just figured the family might have an affinity for Celtic lore and such. Early in my life, in my teens, I started collecting dragons. But at the time, I assumed it was “just something I was into”.
I’ve been following a Pagan path for about 10 years now. While I discovered paganism a bit late in life, it didn’t seem all that foreign to me. There really isn’t any “format” for practicing paganism. I’m really not into groups for a number of reasons, so I elected to just “do my own thing”. While I’m not super good at keeping up on it, I do meditate which has, on occasion yielded some interesting results. What’s more important, at least in my opinion, is getting used to sensing and reading different energies around us. Meditation does help a bit with that, but it’s mostly just practice.
A short aside here (never fear, I’ll get to the point in sec). I spent many years working in a fairly “high tech” field. I also have some strange interests, one of them being physics, and especially string theory. One of the challenges I’ve had to deal with is meshing what we “know” from science, and what I’ve been able to “feel” with respect to energies. My exposure to crystals got me started thinking about all this. I can pick up two stones … each has a different color, and possibly a different texture, but both are mostly just minerals. So why the hell did their energies “feel” different? So I started looking at it this way: Everything in our physical world is made up of atoms. I get atoms. Even our bodies are made up of oodles of atoms. The crystals look and physically feel different because their atomic structures are different. Similar, but not the same. If their basic crystalline structure is different from one to the next, then they will vibrate (all atoms vibrate) at slightly different frequencies. So why shouldn’t we, at least on some level, be able to intuitively “feel” the energetic differences?
Honestly, anyone can do this. I remember a particular conversation with hubby that made him go “huh”. I don’t remember why (and it doesn’t really matter) but I felt that he might benefit from sitting with one of my crystals for a little while. So into my room I went, and came back with three that might be helpful to him. And while each of them could have helped, there was one that he wanted to sit with. When he told me that he can’t “feel” energies I reminded him of this. He responded that he didn’t know why, but the one he picked just “looked prettier” to him. I countered that perhaps it was that his brain just interpreted the input he was getting as “pretty” but that the energy of that particular stone was what really “spoke” to him. I think that whenever we have a situation where we end up choosing a particular object or person, but can’t figure out why, it may just be that something about the energy of that object or person is what is actually drawing us in.
OK, that said, I’ll get back to the reason for this page. So I’ve taken my thoughts and expanded them to plants, animals, and even whether or not dragons or fae are “real” or just imagined. Energy is just energy. So it makes sense to me if I can feel the subtle energy differences in crystals, plants, animals, or people, then why shouldn’t I be able to feel energies of things I can’t see with my eyes? The interesting thing to note about dragons, as well as the fae, is that all cultures have lore and images of them. What sort of explanation might there be for cultures that have never met (say, the Mayans and the Chinese) to have similar lore of these creatures? Some believe that somehow there has been some exchange of ideas between these cultures but I’m not convinced. I think it’s more likely that they’ve each experienced these beings and written about them.
So what do I think they are? Well, in short, I think they are energetic beings that exist in portions of our universe that we can’t see. In string theory, it’s postulated that there are actually at least 10 (10 or 26 are the two numbers that fit the theory best) dimensions but that we experience only 4 (length, width, height, and time). I’ve chatted with folks who believe that when we sleep and dream, we are actually projecting our energetic body into these other dimensions. I certainly can’t disprove that, and it does make some sense to me. So, if we travel these other dimensions nightly, we should be able to (on some level) sense energies from those other dimensions during our waking periods. But wait … who’s to say that there aren’t beings that are made up purely of energy? If you’ve seen Stargate (the series) the Ascended beings would fall into this category.
So, if we stipulate that these beings exist, and that we can sense their energy, we could then speculate that the forms these beings might have if they lived in our limited dimensional space might fit their “personalities”. Perhaps it is just our own personal preferences that cause us to “see” them as dragons or fae (or whatever else) in our mind’s eye. Perhaps they once actually inhabited those forms. I don’t know either way. But I do know they are around and they seem to like to visit and hang out in spaces we’ve made inviting to them. Then again, I could be off my rocker. 😉
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