I often wonder if those who install a fairy door in their home or garden realize how powerful that little door is. The common idea of a fairy door is quite simple – it is a door that allows the fairies to pass between our world and theirs. I always chuckle to myself when people think that is all there is to a fairy door! Why do people believe that only fairies have the power to open the door? Our physical limitations as humans may not allow entry, but our imaginations allow us to discard our human form and step through at any time.
One of the beautiful things about my profession is the opportunity to ask children what is on the other side of their fairy door. Every child I ask tells me a completely different story, yet they all feature the same themes. The world is beautiful and they want to protect it. Friendships are formed easily. They see themselves as strong, accepted, loved and magical. I am a firm believer that our thoughts shape our reality. When a child sees themselves and their world this way, they are magically merging the two worlds. To change the world in a positive way, you must first imagine something better! Tomorrows change makers will be today’s children who saw beyond the door. Therein lies the power of the little door.