We elfae do have rules to follow but the vast majority of them are unspoken rules that one has to figure out for ones'elf. And, these are not rules, really, so much as guidelines. For life is ever changing and one must be flexible and adaptable in dealing with it if one is to be successful in the wondrous and fair ways that are the hallmarks of being elfae. By fair here, we mean both being beautiful and elegance, creating beauty and elegance in the world, enjoying the beauty and elegance of the world but also being fair, what some might call just, in all that we do. Although, fairness is not so much about justice for we elven, per se, as it is about being in balance with ours'elves, our others and with Nature overall.
However, there are three simple rules for all elfae folk that have been illuminated by the ancient sages and they are as follows:
1. There are no rules.
This rule has to do with the fact that each elfae must decide for their individual s'elf what their duty is as an elfae being and do their best to fulfill that duty. It is by assuming responsibility for our own s'elves and our own actions that we gain significance as free elfae spirits in the Universe and gain autonomy over ours'elves.
This is very important for us as magic wielders, which in our case usually means enchanters. If we fail to assume responsibility for our lives and what has become of our people, spend our time whining and complaining about what Men have done and that they continue to do ignorant and greedy things both to us and their own s'elves, then we are giving them all the power. And they have shown, quite clearly, that they do not deserve it. We need to accept that the current situation in the world is not due to our actions so much as our inability to act. We are not now and were not powerful enough in the past to prevent what they have done, but we must accept and assume responsibility now so we may gain in power and do what is right and fair of the Earth and all beings. The situation is not our fault but it does reveal a lack of power on our part and this we must mend without becoming like them and falling into the same traps that they have. Unfortunately, as Men tell us power tends to corrupt. Although, truly great power has mastered the tendency toward the abuse of power.
2. If you think it should be done, do it yours'elf.
There are, alas, many folks in the world who have an inclination to tell others what they should do while they themselves do nothing. If you don't like the way things are, don't tell others they are doing things wrong, do things right yours'elf and set an example by your doing so. We once had a woman visiting us who thought we should call the police on a neighbor she saw doing something she didn't like. We told her that we weren't going to call the police but would deal with the situation in another fashion. She was not happy with our response and again told us we should call the police. However, she happened to be standing right next to the phone when she said this and we pointing this out, telling her she was free to call the police if that's what she thought should be done. But, of course, she didn't do so because she was trying to guilt us into doing something that she, herself, didn't have the courage to do. If you think it should be done, do it yours'elf.
3. See rule #1. There are no rules.
It is not our place to tell others what they should do. There are no rules to follow and we can but offer our own example from our lives and suggestions that we have that might prove relevant and helpful to others. There is no one in authority who can say who is or isn't an elf or faeire but there are actions that move one closer to Elfin and Faerie and to one's essential elfae being. And also, actions or behaviors, and sometimes beliefs, that distance one from those realms and make them more difficult to manifest. But, in the long run of things, each elfae is going to have to figure that out for their own s'elves. Although, here's a hint, observe and follow the example of those who seem to you to be advanced and enlightened elfae.
So, those are the rules. We wish everyone luck in following them as best they may.
The Silver Elves
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If you enjoyed the article above about elven life and culture, then we suggest these other articles by the Silver Elves (and be sure and scroll down this page to find a complete list of over 150 articles with their links written by The Silver Elves on The Elven Way):How Does One Begin on the Elven Path?
It's magic of the thickets and the misty morning dew.
It springs up with the wild flowers and moss in forest vales
and ivy climbing up the walls and ferns so light and frail.
It's found where morning coffee brews and teas in afternoon,
and if it hasn't found you yet it surely will so soon."
The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones
“The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known
into the forest of the unknown illuminated by the glow of the elves.”
—The Silver Elves
The following is an excerpt from Chapter 9 of
The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones
By The Silver Elves
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Levels of Initiations
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Something Special and Magical for our Elfae Kindred and Friends
We also invite you to join our elven and otherkin groups on Facebook, dear Kindred! Here is our vision for the groups as a virtual community:
For those wishing to join our many Silver Elves groups for Elfae and also friends of Elfae on Facebook, here is fairly complete list below of ones that we administer: You are all invited to any and all of them! We envision our 16+ Elfae Facebook groups as all connected (so in a way all one big elfae community group) and so going from one to the other is like meandering or flying around and being in a large elven community. It is like beautiful and enchanting large multi-story house that is inhabited by a number of elfae groups: (bottom floor has three private groups inside: The Elven Wayand also Feasting with the Elves with a big kitchen and dining area for chatting, along with the Elven Homegroup); (second floor has the Faerie Craft group with a large display studio for elfae art); and (in the attic is the Elven Oracles Group where group oracle readings are always being shared). There are also lots of large enclosed or screened in porches off the main house (where you will find: Magical Books of the Silver Elves, Elfin Faerie Lore, Elven Life and Magicand We Adore Elves); there are also two gazebos, one is outside in the front lawn for Elvish Magical Chat and the other is in the back yard for I heart Elven Magic; an open circle outside around the bonfire to the side of the house for the Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon group; a quaint tree house out front for Elfae Tree Folk to meet; a faerie circle that is a bit beyond the back of the house in the forest for The Faerie Circle group to meet; and at the front gate is a cozy elfae cottage for those first entering to be greeting in the group Silver Elves Embassy. There is also a path from the house that wanders down to the creek and goes through where the group Nature and the Unseen Realms with the Elves and Otherkin meet and also that leads to meeting placesfor United Otherkin Alliance and its private sister group. So please do come join us in any and all of our groups:
The Magical Books of the Silver Elves — https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 This is our largest elfae group on Facebook and where you will find us Silver Elves often hanging out! And if you would like to find out more about our 60 The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions here about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and ask also questions. And please do come share here in this group your own creative elven works of art, music, writing, crafts, or whatever you do to manifest Elfin in your life in your own way, as well as your thoughts and feelings about living the life Elfin.
Elven Home — https://www.facebook.com/groups/1712981718807166 This is an enchanting and private place for all elfae folk to share in cozy comfort. Feel free to share anything elfae related, and please do share (with images when you can) all about your own Eald (Elven Home) and the special aspects of it that make it your own enchanting elfin space.
Elfae Tree Folk— https://www.facebook.com/groups/499002196782965 A place to share anything about the beloved trees that we elfae love so very dear and about life as a tree folk. This group is for you to spread your elven light through the day & the night and the forest.
Elven Life and Magic — A group for fae folk of all kinds posting their magic and how they manifest living as an elfae. https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886
Elvish Magical Chat — Posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic! https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491
The Faerie Circle — A group for the magical elfae folk. Be ever blest!https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077
Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches! https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352
Faerie Craft —This is a group to share your elven and fae creations, and yes you are welcome to advertise your elfish/faerie crafts. https://www.facebook.com/groups/395403367195312
I Heart Elven Magic — For those who love Elfin Magic. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296
Feasting With the Elves (having fun sharing elven recipes and healthy eating) — https://www.facebook.com/groups/597948240617006
United Otherkin Alliance —https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869 This is an alliance for Otherkin/ Therians, where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, fauns, unicorns, animal kin and all manner of Faerie Folk gather and come together! This group is open to anyone who wishes to be part of a congenial group of Otherkin.
The Elven Way — This group creates a place for people to learn about the Elven Way and for Elves, Otherkin, and their friends to have a fun gathering place to enjoy each other's company and share things on the path. It is open to anyone who wishes to learn about the Elven Way and friends of such. This is one of our few private groups on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212
Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey — This is a very active elven and otherkin group posting those generally unnoticed realms and wonders of Nature. https://www.facebook.com/groups/196916350335537
Elfin Faerie Lore — For Faeries and Elfin Folk. This group is for sharing elfin faerie lore, magic and life as Fae. https://www.facebook.com/groups/975038062512421
Silver Elves Embassy — This is a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures. We Silver Elves share some of our magical tales and adventures in this group that have lead us to further embrace the Shining Ones. https://www.facebook.com/groups/206231890276255
We Adore Elves — This group is just a little hideaway for us to all come share our love for elves and elven and our elfin-faerie creativity as we manifest Elven in our lives. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Elfae
The Elvish Shine of Danu — The Elvish Shrine of Danu group is a place to explore ancient elven and fae people and our culture of the past, as well as a place to join together for those elven living in the present who feel connected to the spirit of the elfin ancestors, and to share the dream of the elves of the ancient future. From our Silver Elves point of view we are essentially spiritual, energetic and thus magical races. If you have an elfin soulful spirit, then you are related to all those who came from Faerie in the past. We hope all of you will enjoy sharing about our eldars like the Tuatha Dé Danann and the Daoine Sidhe as well as others of our elven ancestors around the world of all cultures that stir our hearts and souls, and awaken our spirits to the realms of Faerie. https://www.facebook.com/groups/740612329835931
Also do look for our other elfae groups on Facebook: Elfae Spirituality Group, Elfae Tree Folk, Elven Oracles Group, Elfin Faerie Lore, and Danu Folk Elves.
A Complete List of Our Silver Elves Blog Articles (with links) on the Elven Way, Elven Magic and Enchantment, Elven Lifestyle and On Being An Elf (over 150 articles)
Section 1: “First Questions” Often Asked About Elves
How Do We Know We Are Elven or Otherkin? And Why Do Elfae and Otherkin Not Always Know our Kin Type when Newly Awakened to Being Other?
Can We Become Elves?
Can Anyone Be An Elf and Why Don't All Elves Choose Elven Bodies In Which To Reincarnate? https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/can-anyone-be-an-elf-and-why-dont-all-elves-choose-elven-bodies-in-which-to-reincarnate
Are Elves and Elfae Human?
How Does One Begin on the Elven Path?
What do the elves think of Santa Claus?
Why are Elves so Few and Far Between?
Do We Elves and Other Elfae Folk Tend to Travel and Migrate a Lot?
Section 2: Elven Magic
Is Magick a Privilege or Right?
What is the Magic of Being an Elf? And Why is Magic Slower to Manifest on the Material Plane?
What Can We Do To Help Manifest Elfin in this Material World?
What Are our Elven Instincts and How do we use them in our Elfin Magic?
How do Elves Effectively Interact with The Shining Ones?
From an Elven Perspective, What is the Importance of One's Magical Lineage?
Want to be Gifted an Elven Spell from The Silver Elves to Help You in Your Life?
Section 3: More About Who the Elves Are
What are the Dark Elfae? Why are the Unseelie Elves and Dark Elves Often Confused?
How do you Know if a Person is an Elf or Faerie or Pixie or whatever? And Who are the Half Elves?
Can we be Born as one Type of Elf, Fae or Otherkin in One Life and Another Kin Type in a Different Incarnation?
Why don’t all elfae know from very earliest life that they are elves, faeries or other fae beings?
Section 4: Elven Awakening
How do Elves Deal with Our Homesickness for Elfin?
On The Elven Way and Awakening
Are There Actually Portals to Elfin?
Do Elves Really Awake to being Elfin?
"Song of Awakening" from The Magical Elven Love Letters by The Silver Elves
Section 5: How The Silver Elves Are Alike and Different From Other Spiritual Practices
How Much Have We Silver Elves Been Influenced by Tolkien and the Silmarillion?
Does the Elven Way require vows?
What is the difference between Elves and Druids?
Section 6: The Past and Future of Elves
“The Philosophy of Elfin Folke”
When Faerie Returns Will There Still be a Race of Men? And Are Elves Halflings, Part Mankind, due to Manifesting in Human Bodies?
Why we Silver Elves Have Come to Reject the Idea that our Faerie Peoples are Exclusively Descended from the Scythians and Annunki
Section 7: How Elves Relate to Other People
What do the Elves Think about the Modern World of Humans Straying from Being United with Nature?
What is the Relationship of the Elves to the Trees?
Do the Elves say that Trees Have Souls?
How Do We Find Faerie? And How Do Deal with Being an Elf or Otherkin While Living in the Mundane World?
What Do the Elves Say about whether the Faeries Are Nature Spirits? https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2021/07/what-do-elves-say-about-whether-faeries.html
Section 8: Elven Lifestyle
What Do You Do if You Are Vegetarian but your Therian Aspect is a Carnivore?
Section 9: The Language of the Silver Elves: Arvyndase (SilverSpeech)
What Does the Elven Word "Kyela" mean?
Section 10: What Oracles do The Silver Elves use?
Section 11: Other Miscellaneous Questions About Being an Elf and Elven Perspectives
Section 12: What are some of the newest Silver Elves Books?
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script
Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3
Elves, Faeries, Fae and Otherkin Tribes:
Elfin Witches’ Knotwork:
How to Make a Faerie Lay
Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 6
“Soft as the dew from the morning mist,
gentle and sweet as an elf maid’s kiss,
Elfin calls out to your heart,
closer come and be a part.”
By The Silver Elves
Elven Blessings for All Elfae Kindred and Friends!