Druidry

A spiritual path embracing the earth

and the environment

Druidry is a spiritual path that flows in harmony with another closely held faith tradition or no tradition at all. For some Druids, it's a religion. But in OBOD Druidry, there is no dogma or doctrine or required belief; what unites us is a love of the earth and an acknowledgement that there is something greater than ourselves, even if that something is simply nature or the universe itself. There are Christian Druids, Hindu Druids, atheist Druids, Pagan Druids, Jewish Druids and others. OBOD stands for Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.

Find out more about OBOD at www.druidry.org

 
 
Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Love of our home

Ponder this: You are already home. Earth made you with intention and you belong here. But it's a fully reciprocal relationship. We do not treat others the way we do because of who they are; we treat others the way that we do because of who we are. How we treat the earth says something about who we are. Our actions reveal our inner selves, our spirits. Enter into an intentional, caring relationship with the earth and you may find much more benefit than you can imagine. I don't pretend it's always easy. Follow my blog to watch my own transformation.

 

The Elements

We all learned in school that many elements make up matter: iron, carbon, oxygen, etc. And for those who ventured into high school chemistry there was the periodic table of elements to practically memorize! At another level, Druidry and other nature-loving philosophies recognize four "elements" whose nature we can learn a great deal from. Earth, air, fire and water help balance our lives. Earth brings us stability, air addresses mental energy, fire is the drive to accomplish, and water seeks to keep us humane toward ourselves and all others.

 
A rhyme I carved into wood. Breathe deeply and enter through your heart's door, Where Stag and Salmon leap; where Hawk soars o'er the tor; Where Starry Bear journeys from dusk until dawn. Spiral the heavens! Time Untime lingers on.

A rhyme I carved into wood.

Breathe deeply and enter through your heart's door, Where Stag and Salmon leap; where Hawk soars o'er the tor; Where Starry Bear journeys from dusk until dawn. Spiral the heavens! Time Untime lingers on.

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