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Why We Need Bluebell Woods in Spring

Updated: Apr 27, 2022

Bluebells in Reigate

I’m very lucky to live near an ancient woodlands that is carpeted with bluebells right now. I’ve been able to go there almost everyday for the last two weeks to see which elementals are there, and soak up the blue for myself. The woods are so full of elementals that they appear to overlap each other as they move through the flowers, from the tiny bluebell fairies to the giants. Where our biggest land mammal is an elephant, dropping down to horse-sized animals, then animals even smaller; elementals start with giants who are taller than the tall woodlands trees graduating down by stair step increments to fairies. There are a lot of elementals who are two, three, or four times the size of horses. Half the beings there are working, the other half are tourists spending time in one of the most beautiful places you will find for a few weeks in spring. When a place is full of elementals, from Merlin’s Cave in Cornwall to a bluebell woods in Surrey, the air feels like magic.

I stood on a path and watched some short elementals that are the first to arrive, twice the height of a bluebell, who collect the blue from the flowers and create the blue haze that hovers over the forest floor. I said “hello”, and they ignored me. I said “I can see you!” and every head whipped around to look at me at once. I asked what they did with the blue when they’d collected it in their containers, and received the answer “We spread it, we store it, we toss it in the air.” In this particular woods the bluebells have spread and spread over the years, first the blue energy is put down, then the next year the flowers grow. If you want bluebells in your garden try asking for them to come and spread some blue for you this year.  I discovered a wild bluebell in a pot of irises outside my back door this spring.

For myself I am aware that I am filling up with blue after spending hours walking there, smelling the fragrance of the flowers and listening to the birdsong. I set up a personal blue-o-meter to gauge when I will have enough blue, like one of those ink displays on a home printer. I’m almost full again, but I’ve noticed my yellow isn’t as high. Our opportunities to spend time with daffodils have been curtailed this year, and we had months of grey skies. Being full of colours is unusual these days with city living, but we need this as much as being full of food. It’s about balance and healthy energy fields, which support your whole being. Muscari, blue sky, blue sea, lapis lazuli, and to a lesser extent blue clothes all help. Yellow sunshine, yellow flowers, and grounding yourself in the Earth for red.

Previous years I have tried to schedule a bluebell workshop around the 1st of May, which would have been too late this year, or too early in 2019. We would find logs or stumps to sit on without crushing any flowers and do a meditation and just enjoy being there. I would tell attendees which elementals were there and what they were doing. 2020 finds families walking through the paths in greater numbers than ever, with children playing in the stream again for the first time in years.

Phyllis Furumoto interviewed me on elementals 19 July 2012 –   Listen to this show

©Candace Caddick


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