Hello everyone. Please meet our new guest writer, Bee Halton. She will write a continuing series here on the Sisters of the Fey, where she will share her awakening journey on a path of discovery. Bee’s posts will appear on the thirteenth of each month, so make sure and stop by again. ❤
Dear Colleen, and all Sisters of the Fey, thank you very much for inviting me to contribute to this wise blog. You have no idea how much it means to me. And dear readers thank you very much for honouring us with your presence 🙂 .
For those of you who do not know me yet, my name is Bee and I am a bilingual (English/German) blogger at “The Bee Writes,” and contributor to “Therapy Bits.” In the bio on my blog and on Twitter, I also call myself the learner of code and other pearls of wisdom, rebel for life, thinker, and Poetess. I’m happily married to the best husband in the world and proudly owned by a rescue greyhound.
But there is one other dimension to my being that I haven’t allowed to come out fully, maybe because my time hadn’t come yet. I also consider myself an “elder in training” as I am nearing 50 and entering the latter years of life.
I borrowed this expression from a book I am currently reading: “Climate Justice ~ A Man-Made Problem with a Feminist Solution,” by Mary Robinson, former UN Special Envoy on Climate Change and former President of Ireland. Mrs Robinson introduces the reader in this book to many indigenous women who are experiencing and fighting the climate crisis* for many years. One of which is Patricia Cochrane from Alaska. She calls herself an “Elder in Training.”
I highly recommend this book because it shows how little we in the western world know about the real impact the climate crisis* already has on people’s lives but it also gives hope: Hope that there are women out there who find solutions against all odds.
An elder for me stands for wisdom, knowledge, and the ability to find the seed of possible futures. The future of our species—which hopefully will be fairer and sustainable so that all beings on this planet can survive and thrive. And it looks to me I have to help bring this future about. How, I have no idea, though.
And that is why I want to share my journey with you. To take stock of my life, change the stories I have been telling myself and to find out what I am supposed to do.
I have learned a lot throughout my life from books and from the stories wise people tell. So writing my story and figuring out what the wisdom in it is might help you, to do the same.
Together, we can shape a new world that is good for all. However, I often lose this certainty. In the last couple of years, I have been searching for something that could fill my life: I left an unhealthy relationship and found my soulmate, continued blogging with lots of breaks (and several thousand blogs as it seems; left my day job, started and stopped free online courses, became a certified TEFL teacher, and started to learn to code. I was and still am looking outside for the answers, but I learn more and more that the answers lie inside.
“Maybe that is what people call, “The Shift,” the acceptance that wisdom lies inside of all of us and we need to learn (again) to listen to it.”~Bee Halton
We also need to learn that we are all connected and can only evolve if we weave our wisdom together into a new tapestry of life. I believe in spirit. I believe that spirit shows itself in many ways: some call it god, some call it fairy, some call it nature and many more. But in the end, it is all the same: Wisdom that is supposed to guide us to a good life and take care of our planet.
I feel rather strange writing these words down. They are not my own but from a source of wisdom that has been in my life all along but which I tried to ignore. Or maybe more which I wasn’t introduced or guided to. I feel scared and a little embarrassed to write these words. It seems crazy to think and feel like that, but I hope it isn’t. What I hope is that I can connect with the wisdom of others to learn from them and to weave together what might save us.
For some time I have been reading posts of the “Sisters of the Fey” (on and off) and they have helped me a lot. Thank you, ladies, for sharing your wisdom and what you are discovering with us. It is very important. I hope my contributions weave themselves into yours to create a beautiful tapestry of wisdom that helps us all.
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