Roughly four and half (maybe more like five?) years ago I took the leap to finally begin studying with the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. I had been practicing Druidry on my own for a bit using different books to see my way through new practices and connections. I had so many hopes for [...]
I was raised Irish Catholic in a family of farmers and teachers. It was understood that you first loved God, then your neighbors, and then the gifts of the land. Walking the farm was as much a spiritual lesson as economic necessity.
Through a winding and twisty path my relationship with divinity grew and changed. The most important spiritual experiences for me have always been through the land. Whether I was at the farm I grew up on or a park in the city, there was a peace and sublime pleasure in the natural world that I could not, and still cannot, replicate in any other setting. So the Earth is now my temple and priestess.
Druidry has been the easiest way I can relate my spiritual life and experiences with others. I am currently working on my Ovate grade through OBOD. I work mostly as a solitary Druid. My community comes from talking and learning with folks online through YouTube, this blog, and social media. Some Druids feel that the path is more a philosophy or a way to honor their history and ancestry. But, for me it is my primary expression of spirituality and is all the religion I need right now.
Anima Monday Interview
I know it's been quiet around here this month but I'm busy working on new content, running for elected office as Town Clerk, and getting some home renovations finished up. You'll see more content in April from me 🙂 In the meantime, please do check out the very lovely and kind post on Anima Monday. [...]
The Shifting Landscape of our Inner Groves
Why I’m not a Historical Druid
One of the largest critiques I see on my videos on YouTube is about how I am not historically accurate or how my Druidry should be more about recreating the historical facts we know about Druidry. I wanted to take a moment to describe why my practice is one of Modern Druidry. No shade intended [...]