“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.”
– Kalpana Chawla
Many people believe that a grid of earth energies circles the globe, connecting important and sacred sites such as Stonehenge, the Egyptian Pyramids, and the Great Wall of China. That we are connected to Mother Earth through the subtle electrical current that runs around the entire planet. These electrical currents are known as “Ley Lines”
In fact, where the Ley Lines intersect are believed to be high points of energy and are said to be able to take information or energy from these higher vibrational points and carry them around the world, spreading knowledge and wisdom to all…
These intersecting points along the Ley Lines are also coincidentally home to some of the most sacred temples and monuments in the world including the Egyptian Pyramids, Machu Picchu, Stonehenge and Angkor Wat.
Although I am not sure I necessarily believe in all that, I am completely fascinated by how the theories of Ley Lines are so similar across so many countries and ancient peoples
In fact, most ancient cultures around the world seem to have some understanding of Ley Lines. In China they are known as Dragon Lines. In South America the Shaman’s referred to them as Spirit Lines, in Australia the ancient Aboriginals called them Song Lines or Dream tracks and in Ireland (my home country) there are Fairy Paths
These lines are the “Earth’s Meridians” – the pathways where life force, spiritual, electric magnetic energies travel. The earth meridians criss-cross the earth, passing over and connecting various ancient sites of religious worship and power.
Within the belief system of Aboriginals, a songline, also called dreaming track, is one of the paths across the land (or sometimes the sky) which mark the route followed by “creator-beings” during the Dreaming. The paths of the songlines are recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance, and painting.
A knowledgeable person is able to navigate across the land by repeating the words of the song, which describe the location of landmarks, waterholes, and other natural phenomena. By singing the songs in the appropriate sequence, indigenous people could navigate vast distances, often travelling through the deserts of Australia’s interior. The continent of Australia contains an extensive system of songlines, some of which are of a few kilometres, whilst others traverse hundreds of kilometres through lands of many different indigenous peoples — peoples who may speak markedly different languages and have different cultural traditions.
Fairy paths are mythical paths fairies take in a nightly procession from one place to another. The paths are always in a straight line. Every night, fairies use the path in their processions to their dances and ceremonies. Woe to the unlucky mortal who blocks the paths of the fairies!
It was believed that a house built on a fairy path would suffer from midnight noises or supernatural manifestations. Some builders used to use a technique to see if the planned construction was going to be on a fairy path; they would map out the floor plan in the earth and place a pile of stones at each corner and leave it overnight, if the stones were undisturbed it was safe to build, otherwise the work would not continue.
Home-owners have knocked corners from houses because the corner blocked the fairy path, and cottages have been built with the front and back doors in line, so that the owners could, in need, leave them both open and let the fairies troop through all night.
The awesome quote at the start of this post is from Kalpana Chawla: the first Indian-born woman in space and once of the astronauts tragically lost in the space shuttle Columbia. Clearly a woman with big dreams who charted her own course – I am sure it would have been fascinating and inspirational to meet her.
I think we all need to dream big dreams and listen to the quiet voice inside that compels us to walk our own path, whether that is in tune with the earth’s meridians or not. When I was working on the design of this piece of jewelry those were the inspirations and thoughts that danced in my head. I hope you like it I think this will develop into a collection over time.
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I will leave you with another quote from Kalpana
“Listen to the sounds of nature. Wishing you the best on your trek towards your dreams.”