Light abounds in Druidry. The very universal symbol of the Druids is the three rays of light. We cannot escape the sun and light that guides us on our path. Even in the darkest depths of the forest some light breaks through to show us the way. Druidry unlike other spiritualities such as Asatru shine by comparison. Light is everywhere.
The other morning in my book of morning devotionals there was a passage along the lines of in my darkest gloom show me the wisdom of light. Every coin has two sides. Even in the darkest things the multiverse throws at us there is light to be found. Nothing is ever truly black or white. It is our duty as druids to seek the light at every turn. Always looking for the sun we find our way through it all.
Humor plays a big part in it all. Our lore is filled with bits of humor. Where else would a goddess transform herself into a chicken to eat her prey? Laughing at ourselves can get us through the toughest bind. It’s the ability to find humor in all situations that sets the Druidry path apart from all the other spiritualities. A good dose of laughter puts things into proper perspective.
I’ve always had a rather twisted sense of humor. I laugh loudly and some would say inappropriately at situations that occur in my life. An inheritance from my grandfather no doubt. But it has served me well throughout my lifetime. When in doubt I laugh!
Of course there is a dark side to Druidry as well. As I stated every coin has two sides. For example there’s the Morrigan flying over the battlefield in the form of a crow shrieking in uncanny terror. But then she is found at the water cleaning the blood off of the garments of the warriors. A goddess doing laundry? Pretty funny stuff to me at least!
So humor abounds in Druidry. We are offered the opportunity to laugh or cry as things arise. I choose to laugh. One of the many reasons I’m sure this path is meant for me!