My brain is being reshaped. Not a bad idea considering it was mush to begin with. But it’s being reshaped to think like a druid. I’ve thought as a Vitki for so many years this is a total rewiring of the motherboard. Slow work to be sure but here are some of the ways it’s happening.
Thinking about nature. To me up till now nature was just background. It had no life of its own. I’m rethinking that point of view. Slowly nature is communicating with me. I feel and sense the energies of my various houseplants when I tend to them. The rocks around my building are telling me ancient stories from years past. The birds, especially the crows, greet me. The trees are slowly offering up their wisdom. Everything sings now. Nature is taking its rightful place in the foreground. No more background for nature!
Ancestor veneration. Up till recently my ancestors were a bunch of grumpy Germans frowning at me from old photos. Now they teach me. They teach me how to face bad times and how to celebrate the good. Their lives are stories to teach me from. They offer quiet wisdom I had never yet had the chance to learn. They support me in my trials and celebrate my victories. They are more alive to me now than they ever were when the were in this realm. From the other world they shine a much appreciated light in the dark.
The tales from the lore. There’s a whole new world of old stories for me to learn. And all of them speak of magic. The magic to change forms and rule a kingdom justly and fairly. The magic to run a race fully pregnant only to give birth to twins at the finish line. All tinted by magic and other realms interacting with ours. These tales are helping me see the magic in my own life. The small acts of magic that pepper a day. Magic is everywhere. We just need to be awakened to it.
And on. Thinking like a druid may be a task that takes a lifetime. But I’m up for the challenge. My brain is rewiring. Check back in to witness this progress as it unfolds!