Dedicating myself

After a month or so of studying druidry since I heard the call I decided I was ready to make an oath to the Spirits that I will seriously follow this concurrent spiritual path. I was ready to do a ritual to declare my choice to the Divine and Spirit allies.

As I am not a stranger to ritual I was not too concerned about the exact format. I decided to use a ritual outlined by an ADF member in one of his books. I went into my ritual room. The moon was at its fullest last night so I felt it was an auspicious time to do this. My rather humble druid later was prepared earlier in the day. I lit some incense and was ready to begin.

I got myself into a pattern of rhythmic breathing. I grounded myself.  I called the four quarters. I cast a circle of energy to create sacred space. Then I sat down in front of my altar which faces east.

I asked the Gatekeeper to open the gates to the other realms.   Once I felt a flowing of energy between the realms I called on the Earth Mother. I allowed myself some time to feel a connection with her. The grounding I had done earlier became deeper. I asked her to be with me on this new path. I asked her to keep me grounded in this work. I thanked her for her help.

I lit a candle to the Spirit of Flame. I called on it.   I focused on the flame as I started to sense a new energy in the room. After sitting with the energy for a bit I asked the Spirit of the Flame to burn inside me with creativity. I had images come to me of me doing ritual and walking outdoors. I thanked the Spirit for its assistance.

Now I turned my attention to the cauldron of water. I called upon the Spirit of the Well. I sat there feeling a new energy. The room got noticeably cooler. I took some water and placed it on my forehead. As I sat there feeling the coolness of the water I asked the Spirit of the Well to be with me. I asked that my search for wisdom be as deep as a bottomless well. Images of books flying by entered my vision. I thanked the Spirit for guidance in this issue.

Then I called on the Nature Spirits to hear my oath and bear witness.

Next I called upon my ancestors. I focused on a photo of my parents as I did this. While doing this I felt the energy circle I had cast expanding to allow more sacred space. I asked the ancestors to be with me on my path. I heard my mother’s voice telling me that everything I had experienced and learned had lead me to this time and spiritual place. I thanked the ancestors for their help on my way.

I then called upon the Shining Ones. I asked them to hear my oath and guide me on this path. I asked them to help keep me on the path of Druidry when I sta. I asked them for sure footing as I traveled. I thanked them for their help in this issue.

Now in front of all the assembly of Spirits I made my oath. I promised to follow this concurrent path wherever it may lead me. I oathed to take this matter seriously and hold it close to my heart. I oathed my dedication to the Path of Druidry. I then thanked the Spirits for hearing this promise and asked for their help and guidance. I suddenly felt light hearted and full of joy.

I called the Gatekeeper to close the gates. I opened the circle of energy creating ordinary space again. The ritual was ended.

I felt very energized but tired at the same time. I felt certain I would be able to fulfill this oath. I felt new purpose and a sense of connectedness. This was the right path at the right time. I was truly on the Path of Druidry. I await whatever is to be revealed to me next. I am ready.

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

2 thoughts on “Dedicating myself”

  1. Indeed, it was a majestic full moon! A wonderful day for dedication.

    Thank you for these musings, I enjoy reading them very much.

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