Starting a new path requires a lot of energy! There’s so much to learn. I’m doing my best to keep up with everything the multiverse keeps throwing at me to learn about Druidry. And there’s so much! Here’s what I’m working on lately.
First there’s the ogham. What a topic for learning! I’m finding out quickly that it’s much more than tree correspondences. It is that surely. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s all the magical uses and correlations. And that’s what I’m most interested in. This system offers a complete set of ways that ogham can be used magically. Similar to the runes that I use ogham offers much more than simply divination. The more I learn about it the more I believe I was destined to discover it. Too bad I’m finding out about it at age 52! Would have been nice if the multiverse had decided to throw it my way years ago!
Then there’s the harp. While I’m not new to music I’ve never played a string instrument. Just getting it turned up to play is a challenge. I think I’ve conquered that and am hard at work composing melodies on it. It’s a simple harp. Nothing complicated. But it’s a whole new thing to learn as well.
Then of course there’s the lore. I’m learning that slowly. Recently I’ve been exposed to some of the lore through my OBOD lessons. It definitely gives me quite a bit to think about! Trying to take an ancient story and relate it to modern times. But I guess that’s the power of the lore. It speaks to us through the ages. I’m also listening to Mabonigion on my iPhone. I think it’s wonderful that these resources are available to me. I can relax and hear a well-told tale from ancient times on a modern device. How cool is that?
Then there’s nature. And ancestor veneration. And proper or at least effective ritual. The list goes on. I’m just thankful the gods made sure I’d have MS and not have to work. All my time is dedicated to esoteric work. That’s my full time job. Hey someone has to do it!
So I’ll keep learning. And growing. And maybe some day I’ll actually be able to call myself a druid!