Ann of Los Angeles, California asks:
I dreamed of a ten-foot-tall elf with a backpack and red hair. He was telling me to go for the gold in life, but he was ensconced in the backdrop of my scary backyard from childhood. Those woods petrified me as a child.
I also have begun to pick up names of loved ones who have passed – a friend who was over at my place was standing in my kitchen and I kept hearing the name “John” over and over again. I said, “Did you know a John who passed?” My friend said, “My great grandfather. He was alive during Prohibition era.” I said, “I think he’s trying to tell you that he’s here and that you need to find yourself, but also learn to celebrate your life and live it up…” He was stunned. I was, too.
What does it all mean?
Your ten-foot-tall elf is one of a kind in my experience with spirit guides, because he has clearly been one of the Celtic faerie – long-lived, powerful and unpredictable beings who inspired both longing and trepidation in the ancient Celts throughout the British Isles.
Your “elf” says his name has been Robin Longshanks for most of his existence. It’s not at all surprising that he lives in a realm that you found scary as a kid. The faerie realms were scary, as well as beautiful and incredibly seductive. People could wander in and disappear for the lifetime of friends and family, and reappear decades later not having aged at all. The fae are also famous for making tricky bargains. In fact, like Shakespeare’s Puck, the fae have many of the qualities of trickster gods, such as the American Indians’ Raven and Coyote, or the Vikings’ Loki. Be warned! When you work with a trickster, expect the occasional pratfall.
Your challenge is to explore the contents of Robin Longshanks’ backpack through a long-running series of meditations. This will first help you refine and sharpen your ability to work in “unseen” realms. Pay particular attention to times when you know there’s something else in the pack, but you can’t seem to find it. Trust your intuition, and “adjust the focus” of each of your senses until you can locate the missing item. The second purpose of the meditations is to help you learn how to go down through the layers and layers of meaning attached to each thing you discover. You’re very smart, and like most smart people, you’ve learned that you can zip over the surface of most things and glean as much information as you need. Exploring Robin’s backpack will help you develop the patience and skill to uncover deeper realities in all areas of life.
As for the experiences with your friend John and others, clearly your abilities as a medium are awakening, And those abilities will be sharpened as you delve into the contents of Robin Longshank’s mysterious backpack.
Good luck, Ann!
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