Whenever I think of Elen, especially on my daily walks, I find myself going into this space between the worlds, not here and not there---in the betwixt and between. And it came to me that these ancient trackways, the spirit roads and the faery paths are the betwixt and between energetically that we can travel. That they are the portals between the worlds, another dimension so to speak.
Some believe these ancient pathways are the paths the shamans travel in their ecstatic journeys. I had a dream that I was flying over the earth in Ireland and I was following the edge of a rock formation across the land, perhaps an ancient boundary, and I met two other shamans also traveling the ridge, only coming toward me. We greeted each other and kept on traveling.
Ancient pathways also reach up to the stars. Some cultures believe that the Milky Way is the path of the deer, and is the primordial mother of life. They believe we came from the constellation Cygnus and travel here through the milky way and are born here, and at death we travel back to Cygnus. So Elen of the Ways is a psychopomp guiding the soul back home.
May Elen of the Ways/Stars guide you on your path today, both on land and in the stars,