This is a recent conversation I had with Mr E. Here he discusses the differences between his world and his people and our world. Hope you enjoy it.
NL: Would you say that your world is of a higher vibration than our
world? The Seelie world, at least?
Mr E: Hmmm, the seelie world? Higher vibration than the unseelie world perhaps.
NL: How about compared to the human world or are you concerned that saying that would not be, uh, politically correct?
Mr E: Not only would it not be politically correct but I think it would be ignorant of me to believe that I was, you know, superior. You know, like: “I’m elven so I’m (fill in the blank), you’re just a human being so what do you know?” I’m not going to pooh pooh anybody, that’s not my nature.
NL: Right, but that wasn’t what I was going for…
Mr E: What are you going for, that I’m more evolved? That I’m wiser than humans?
NL: I was just trying to say that in your world, the focus is on more of
the higher pursuits, is that right?
Mr E: Yes! I would that yes, our focus is on the earth and it’s restoration and things like that. But humans commune with nature in all kinds of funny, fancy little ways, too. Take your RV’s for example…
NL: Which I absolutely love, by the way, it’s a great way to vacation
with a family and bring your pets along too!
Mr E: Yes, you’re close to nature but you’ve got that mechanical thing
around you that you feel you just can’t live without! Because it’s your
convenience. You know, why walk when I can ride?
NL: Ok, yes you have a good point there. (laughs) What I meant was your culture, your world, seems to spend a lot of time thinking and working with the arts, etc. but you don’t normally talk about that. Still, it is an important part of your world, right?
Mr E: Right, we think a lot about art and stuff like that but, you know…
NL: You don’t talk about it a lot
Mr E: I don’t talk about it because my main focus is on something else.
NL: I understand but I wanted to learn more about this part of your world.
Mr E: Well, yes, there’s a lot of fancy things that we do.
Mr E: Well, I guess you’d call it fancy.
NL: Well I just would like to get a fuller picture of what your world is like and I know sometimes you are editing things out in an effort to make sure we don’t get the wrong impression that you feel superior.
Mr E: Well, I don’t feel superior.
NL: And I understand that but I’m just trying to get closer to what it is actually like in your world. Because sometimes, the picture that you are painting for us is that you are just like humans but only you happen to be on the other side of the veil.
Mr E: No…we are not humans, we are elven. We have different senses, I mean we are like different creatures in a way.
NL: In what way?
Mr E: Well, because I’m an elf, I sense things differently with my physical body that humans could never sense with their physical body. Because it’s part of my “creatureness,” do you see what I am saying?
NL: not sure…
Mr E: Like, for instance, you can’t feel everything a spider feels because you’re not a spider. We’re different in all kinds of ways. Do you want to discuss the physical differences between elvens and humans?
NL: Yes, that would be great.
Mr E: Our sensories are different, we sense things differently than you.
Take this crystal for an example. If a human were to touch this, they would feel that it has a hard surface with pointy edges, a smooth texture and a bit of weight to it and some would even feel the vibration that it is producing. Now, as an elf, I would feel the years that it took to create it, I would feel the power of it, but the vibration I would feel and the vibration a human would feel would be two different things. For me, it would be singing in my hand, for them it might but just a little buzz.
NL: So….can you give me an idea of the differences in perceptions
between and elf and a human in the woods, for example.
Mr E: Well, the human would still feel the cold damp earth like I would but the human will not notice the energy that is emanating from beneath his feet. The human will not be able to pick up on the energy to know exactly what was walking there before him and what is to walk there in the future.
NL: So…that is seeing into the future and I didn’t know that was one of your skills.
Mr E: Sometimes you can for brief moments. If something is going to happen to this piece of wood in the next five minutes, I can tell you if I’m touching it. For example: “5 minutes from now, someone is walking in the door and they are going to mark it with a marker.”
NL: This sort of reminds me of what you were saying about dragons.
Mr E: Yes, but they are much, much, much more skilled at it, believe me, no comparison, really.
NL: I remember early on how you would tell us of your connection with nature and how you would get information from the wind.
Mr E: Right, the wind speaks to us.
NL: In fact, back then you gave us an amulet of the four winds, remember?
Mr E: Yes, the amulet is used to gather information from the four winds and there is a saying that goes with it:
The North Wind will carry you home
The South Wind will carry warnings of disaster
The East Wind whispers secrets in your ear and
The West Wind brings rain and snow
NL: Yes, exactly…So, I’m guessing other elements probably do that too.
Mr E: The sun sometimes speaks to us, the earth will speak to you all the time. The earth is like a moving being, it’s like I’m just a flea on top of a dog’s back.
NL: So, as you were saying, you are walking along, you aren’t just
seeing your own tracks….
Mr E: I am seeing the energy tracks of those who have gone before me. Energy, not physical. I’m not saying oh, look at that hole there, that was made by a deer. No, I’m not saying that. But in a sense, even before that hole is gone, that deer essence walking through the forest is still there, it’s still got a signature and a trail.
NL: Isn’t that a bad thing though if you have an enemy that is looking
Mr E: Yes but there are ways to wash the area clean of your energy, you have to know the ways of magic. It allows you to cleanse the area or even to use it against them, to confuse them.
NL: In a way, it seems that the difference between the elven and human perceptual abilities is similar to a dog’s sense of smell vs the human sense of smell.
Mr E: Exactly, there’s a good example.
NL: So, that’s what I’m trying to get at when I am asking about the differences between the two worlds.
Mr E: Okay…
NL: It sounds like the lifestyles are the same?
Mr E: Oh, no…
NL: You know, you have houses, bakeries, you have all these things that are similar to the way we live.
Mr E: That is similar, yes.
NL: But, I don’t believe that it is exactly like a human village.
Mr E: There’s only so many ways that you can make a village, you know what I am saying? There’s only so many ways that an intelligent being can live.
NL: Ok, but there are ways that people can come together, like in a lodge, etc that can be different than separate houses all the time.
Mr E: Well, they separate out into families for reasons. But then, they gather together also in a larger place to worship their gods.
NL: How often are they together?
Mr E: Often, all the time. See, our society parties a lot, they gather a lot, they are very deeply connected to each other. They are very…they work together a lot–that’s how they survive. You know, it’s not “every man for himself.”
NL: Yet, there’s a class distinction, right?
Mr E: They choose their class. You know, like I said before, if a baker wanted to become a scholar, he could. But some people are happy being baker people, that’s where their joy is. There’s all kinds of people and it takes all kinds of beings to make a right community, you know what I’m saying?
NL: Yes, I do. What I’m curious about is, if a human were to find him or herself in your village, would they feel at home? It wouldn’t feel like a human village, would it?
Mr E: No, if a human to were come into our village, they would feel very awkward at times, especially once they got to know the socialization, how elves socialize with each other. They wouldn’t understand…
NL: Because they don’t always communicate out loud, or what?
Mr E: Right, they don’t always communicate out loud but also their relationships with each other and how the bonds are and how it’s not
“just a friendship.” It’s not just a careless “oh, he’s my friend, he’s
a friend of mine,” where you call him a “friend” and he’s not really a friend. Okay, here’s a good example for you: When we befriend somebody, it is more serious and a much deeper situation. When you become friends, it’s almost like a marriage–it’s not sexual, but it’s almost as if the person has become a part of your family. “Friend” means “family,” in a way. It’s just an unrelated family member.
NL: I see…do these friendship bonds take time to evolve?
Mr E: When two acquaintances decide to become friends, it’s a more
serious thing than it is with most humans, it’s much deeper. It’s done
with love, like real love, an unconditional, unbinding love kind of thing.
So, let’s say me and uh…I’ll give her a name–Crystal–avery nice girl named Crystal, okay?
NL: Okay…this is a hypothetical where you two know each other, right?
Mr E: Right, it’s a situation where you know the person, you don’t consider them a friend but you know them. She’s a bakery person down the road, and one day some people were giving her some trouble and I took me sword out and I said, “Hey, stay away from her, it’s not right for you to treat her like that,” or whatever. So, she decides she’s deeply moved by what I have done out of kindness to a random person, okay? And she’s feeling deeply impacted by this and is beside herself.
So, Crystal comes to me and extends a hand and she says, “E—, I am deeply moved by what you have done for me. I am extending my hand of friendship to you,” which means “I want to bond with you in a friendly way and you and I will be friends forever.” I will in turn, extend my friendship.
NL: What if you don’t want to be friends with her?
Mr E: It’s different here, it’s not usually something you don’t want. So, I will say, “Yes, I will bond with you.” I’m thinking to myself, “Okay, I cared enough to protect her from these troublemakers that came by and were being disrespectful to her, so yes, of course, being who I am, I will extend my friendship. So, the next time I see her, she’s not the “bakery person,” she’s my friend.
NL: I see.
Mr E: And I will continue to talk to her and get to know her and we have decided that we are going to have this relationship between us. We choose to make this relationship. You declare it and the other accepts, and it goes on. Sometimes, if, in the back of your mind, you have a feeling that there is an evil intention here, you can say, “no, I rescind your offer of friendship, I do not want to be friends.” Friends break up all the time over squabbles, etc. But, when the friendship happens, it is a major bond. I mean, when you are really bonded as friends, the other person would walk through fire for you.
NL: Well, that’s sort of how it’s supposed to go here.
Mr E: Right but it’s a much higher level than with humans. Here, you know, it’s like…you feel it, you FEEL it
NL: You feel the connection? Is it telepathic?
Mr E: Yes, it’s also telepathic.
NL: So let’s say a friend was having a real bad day…
Mr E: I would know.
NL: Okay, I see what you mean now.
Mr E: I’d feel it, I’d feel it in me…I’d say, “oh, there’s something wrong with my friend.”
NL: Does that go both ways, then?
Mr E: Yes it does.
NL: So… do you limit the number of friend that you have?
Mr E: You choose carefully and think about whether you want to be friends with this person or not.
NL: So, if there were a lot of friends not doing so well all at once…
Mr E: Then, you’re going to have a really bad day! And you’re not really having a bad day, they are, but because they are having a bad day, so are you.
NL: that would not be good!
Mr E: Tell me about it! (laughs) You’re preaching to the choir!
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