QUESTION: How do I tell if I have a familiar spirit? I have light spirits that touch me, and spirits ask for my help. How do I tell the difference from a spirit needing help (or giving me comfort) and a demon? Can a loved one turn into a familiar spirit if it is attached to me? Please help.
ANSWER: Thank you for your question, familiar spirits is an interesting area of discussion and many will know the concept of familiars in the shape of animals that seem predisposed to practising magic and typically become pets for practising witches. It actually goes much deeper than that and I can assure you that familiar spirits are different from spirits who simply want to communicate with you and there are ways to tell them apart, and even attract them if you are looking for one.
The earliest mentions of these spirits tend to indicate that familiars are in fact demons sent from the devil, but we as witches do not see them this way – firstly because we don’t believe in the devil, and secondly because they always seem tend to be here to help us in some way, usually with magical workings either as a mentor, or as a servant or aide. There are old stories about well-known witches having familiars simply appear and begin to serve them as its said that familiars choose you not the other way around, though you can choose to find one for yourself.
The difference between one that is here to serve and here to find help, is that one who is here to find help will ask for it in some way or show you that they are in need. A familiar spirit is one who will arrive and begin to serve you in some way. It is harder to tell the difference between one who is needing help and one who is a demon, but it is worth remembering that not all demons are malevolent. Your intuition will serve you well in this, if you serve spirit regularly then your intuition will undoubtedly be well practised and highly tuned into what the energy feels like that is contacting you. If any doubt whatsoever then cut off the communication and ensure to cleanse yourself afterwards.
A loved one can indeed become your familiar, as can any spirit, but it does not do this just because it is attached to you through familial bonds. It will only do so if it has purpose to do so and can be of service to you in some way.
If you wish to attract a familiar to you then consider what you would like to attract one for. Is it to be a mentor, serve you in some way or provide some other mutually beneficial relationship? Usually if you are looking for one, you will need to provide an offering in the beginning as well as some ongoing benefits for the spirit such as somewhere for them to live, sustenance such as they require and possibly even things like entertainment. Ensure that should you find a spirit you would like to cultivate this kind of relationships with is one you can get along with having around and that you will both benefit from the relationship before getting started and you should be fine.
I hope that all helps answer your question!
QUESTION: I am a Chinese and I am from Singapore. Unfortunately, in my country, very little people believe in Fairies. If I talked to them about Fairies, people think I am Crazy. But I believe in them and I know that they exist in this world.
May 1st, also known as May Day or Beltane, is a time when the Veil between Fairyland and Earth is at its thinnest. This is the time when magical beings from Fairyland – faeries, elves, gnomes, leprechauns, etc come to visit Earth. I am very interested to Find / See / Meet them.
Can you kindly tell Me How to Find / See / Meet the Fairies" during Beltane? When is the Best Time to See / Meet the Fairies? Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, Singapore is under a Semi Lockdown. Therefore, all Parks and Gardens are Closed. Where do I Find / See / Meet the Fairies?
ANSWER: Hi there, thank you for your question and my apologies it wasn’t in time for Beltane weekend but here’s some tips for you anyway.
So how to know when you are communicating with the Fae? I’m not a specialist myself but I do know some people who are, and they tell me that you will usually hear them talk with you in your head not through your ears. You will need to be relaxed, in a comfortable place and have an open mind. You might want to put on some music that soothes you or light some incense to help you settle your mind and you don’t need to go anywhere if you can’t, home is fine.
You can enhance your chances with having help from things like crystals such as moldavite and tektite, and herbs such as mugwort. Just hold them in your hands while you are working. You can offer them something such as a sweet cake or a small bit of butter too laid on a plate nearby.
When you feel the time is right and that they are near, say hello respectfully and tell them you sense they are near. Perhaps ask them their name or to let them know they are there. It might take a few tries so don’t be disheartened, keep trying and once they are curious enough, they will let you know. Don’t doubt their answers either, or yourself during the process.
There are places out in nature that you will just know have Fae energy about them. They are ideal spots for catching glimpses of them but they are quite shy and rarely show themselves physically to someone, and especially if they don’t know them.
They can also show up in dreams or meditations and once you have asked for their presence, you may find they show you in small ways that they are there even if they don’t communicate directly.
A word of warning though, the Fae are a mischievous race and are known to play tricks, move things and so on so be sure to make sure you leave something for them – something shiny is always a good bet!
I hope this helps,
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