What’s the big deal about being a druid anyway?

Being on the path of Druidry is a big deal to me. A huge deal. Although I’ve only been on this path a few months my life has radically changed. A new door has opened up for my life and I’ve stepped beyond the entrance. I still have a life long journey ahead but I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on why exactly this is such a big deal for me.

Devotion to the gods and a strong belief that there is something magical and bigger than me at work in the multiverse. I had a taste of this feeling from my working for years as a Wiccan and vitki. But exploring this new path has only served to solidify this feeling. I am very much made aware of the vastness of experience. Not just in this realm but also beyond. The multiverse is full of wonder and enchantment if we only open our eyes to it. Druidry helps me do this.

Being aware of nature. I’ve always recycled but now it seems more an act of devotion rather than a chore. I have a thriving group of houseplants. Tending them and getting to be familiar with their energies is something new for me. My husband and I drive a hybrid car to leave a smaller carbon footprint on the environment. The changing of the seasons feels more sacred now. The rocks outside of my building tell me stories. All of the nature surrounding me is alive.

Honoring my ancestors. Again not a totally new concept for me but one I didn’t take too seriously up till now. After all it was a powerful dream in which my departed father told me to follow this path that got me started in the first place. Although a thorny topic for me I’m learning more from my ancestors now that they’ve departed this realm than I ever did when they were physically here. A new appreciation for me.

Develop talents. Since starting this path I have been blessed with new talents to learn. Or at least a new and different spin on old talents. I’m playing the harp. I was musically talented as a child but it had been years since I had explored that aspect of myself. Now I’m learning a new instrument. I’m learning ogham. Developing a new divination skill is a big deal for me. I’m also using a crystal ball for divination purposes. Exploring these talents is a huge gift for me since starting this path.

Even though these may not be totally new concepts for me it’s definitely a new spin on them. And my spiritual growth was at a point where it needed new visions. So I may not call myself a druid yet but being on this path is a big deal for me. Huge. I hope it continues to be for the rest of my days.

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