The dark time

As we approach the solstice and the beginning of longer days I feel this is a great time to reflect on what has been accomplished this dark season. And reflect upon what is to come as the days get longer.

This has always been a time of introspection for me. A time to pause and spend additional time on studies and spiritual concerns. This season I have spent time with my OBOD studies. Great stuff!  I have learned much in these studies. I am growing, if slowly, on the path of Druidry. Every week there’s a new lesson to focus on. Every week brings new insight. And I’m definitely one who needs the structure of regular lessons!  Otherwise I wander far afield and lose my way. Better to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Studying is a solitary activity. What about fellowship?  I have also become a member of an ADF Grove. It is Raven Wood and it’s a short train ride away. And the priest gives me a ride to and from the train so I can join in!  And she has MS like me so she understands the need for easily available worship space. The gods were definitely in action when they had her contact me!  I love when all of the pieces fit so easily. So I have a group to celebrate major holidays with. A great addition to my spiritual life.

As I look to the coming lengthening days I look with excitement and awe. I can’t wait to put into really that I’ve been learning. The multiverse has given me the opportunity to stretch my spiritual music. And I intend to take advantage of the chance. I’m only satisfied when I’m growing spiritually. This appears to be happening. New information. New challenges. New goals. All laid out at my feet by forces much bigger than I. And it all started with a dream of my father saying the one word to me. Druid.

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