When am I consciously aware of being on the path of Druidry? At this point in my journey there are still times when I’m reminded of the path I’m on. So here are some of the times throughout my day when I find myself thinking like a druid.
When I take down the recycling. I know it sounds silly and somewhat stupid of me but doing recycling seems a very druid act. The fact that I actually care enough about the environment to sort through my garbage and separate the recycling out means my frame of mind has switched to an awareness of our Mother Earth.
When I listen to music. Any music. Not just Celtic music. Any music with a strong beat. It puts me in a sacred state of mind. It allows me to relax my conscious mind to the point of nearly being in a trance. Letting go of myself. This is definitely part of my path of Druidry. Forgetting the confines of three-dimensional reality and tapping into something bigger than self. Getting in touch with the Big Picture.
When I study. Definitely part of my path. Learning new things and perhaps letting go of some of the old. Taking new concepts and thoughts and incorporating them into my current state of mind. This shows and reminds me that even this late in life I have much to learn. New ways to grow. And isn’t that what being alive is all about?
When doing or preparing to do ritual. Nothing gets you into a sacred mindset faster than the act of ritual. Whether it’s for one of the major holidays or daily devotionals. Performing these rights puts beliefs front and center. It transforms consciousness from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Being in this state of mind gives me the time to stop worrying about the house chores and think about other matters. Otherworldly matters. For that alone it is worth the time and effort put in.
These are just some of the ways I follow the path of Druidry. Each day seems to bring new examples of the sacred in the midst of the mundane. New ways to be and act holy. I look forward to what each day will bring as the sun rises. I look forward to each new day.