My Falcon Friend

Since 2010 I see a falcon whose nest is just behind the waggon.

It’s a female because every 2 years she comes up with a puppy. So in 6 years she had three ∞falkThe last puppy falcon arrived this year. So the family is now of 4 falcons. They live all together, so I guess they have enough food.

Last weekend the mom and the puppy alone were flying over the lake and playing and they were so sweet. Just right down them my son and I were playing too in the water. Connection ♥

I feel really connected to them and sometimes they come to say hello at the waggon.  Often in the early morning. This makes sense to me because the falcon is the king of all birds and it is the symbol of the rising sun in ancient Egypt, where many gods were shown with the head or body of the Falcon (including Ra).

In Western tradition, the Falcon represents the huntsman and is associated with the Germanic sky-gods Wodan as well as Frigg and the trickster Loki. In European culture the Falcon is considered a warlike symbol.

At its core, the Falcon represents visionary power, wisdom, and guardianship.  This powerful bird awakens visionary power, and leads you to your life purpose.  The Falcon carries with it a message of transition and change – perhaps in your vocation, work, career, etc.

So for me it is a very important companion of life and messenger of change and courage to always follow your heart and passions.

 

Encounter With The Moss Man

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Czech Republic- Bohemian Swiss

To celebrate Ostara/Spring equinox and the rebirth of life in direct pure contact with nature I have gone on a road trip with my son and dog in Czech Republic: for 10 days we have been looking for trees’ fairies and forest spirits and in the end we had our reward and we met the spirit of moss or better the moss man.

It was just few seconds before meeting him that I felt I was in a strong energetic and magic corner of the forest, this one:

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In German mythology the moss people are called Moosleute or Waldleute (people of the woods). They are a class of fairy folk, variously compared to dwarves, elves, or spirits, described in the folklore of Germany as having an intimate connection to trees and the forest. They are similar to hamadryads: if the tree dyes they also dye.

They live in a communal environment. Overall, these fairies appeared to be aged, grey-skinned, hairy and clad in moss. Sometimes, moss folk are also bigger. In other descriptions they are said to be pretty. The one we met was big like my kid, 4 year old, and very green. And he had a walking stick and a backpack like us :)

In some legends these fairies would occasionally borrow items from people or ask for help but would always compensate the owners generously, often with either good advice or bread. Or would ask humans for breast milk to feed their children.

Moss people, especially the females of the species, are able, on the one hand, to send plagues but, on the other to heal the victims of such plagues. During epidemics the Holzfräulein (“Wood ladies”) would emerge from the forest to show the people which medicinal herbs could cure or ward off plague.

Moss is a very ancient plant that dates to 330 million years ago! It has no roots nor lymphatic system and the nutrients pass directly through the little leaves.

Moss has been used for bedding, wound dressing and even diapers for babies and menstruation. When I see a floor of moss I have to lay down in the woods and feel the softness and smell the very special and  unmistakable scent :)

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