What is a Druid?

What is a Druid?

Someone who chooses to walk the Druid path.

What is the Druid path?

It may be a broad, smooth trail through a wood. It may be a narrow, winding path across mountaintops. It may be a sea road, or a passage through the air only known through the wings we can imagine. It is a path that can be known only by travelling it, and no two take the same route. It is a path through life, a way of being.

Can it not be taught, then?

No, but it can be shared. We can learn without copying, be inspired without being lead.

How can we trust that inspiration?

What else is there but the fire in the head, the vision, the feeling response to being alive. It’s not the inspiration that is ever wrong, but what we choose to do with it could be.

By what rules can a Druid discern the good from the bad, then?

We know it’s often all subjective. We create our honour, we define our virtues and live by them. We seek authenticity, truth, beauty and wisdom as best we understand those things.

What are we to do when we find those things?

Share them, for the good of the land, the tribe and whatever we hold sacred.

What should we hold sacred?

Whatever fills us with a sense of wonder and awe.

Where do we go in this world to find awe and wonder?

We walk the Druid path.

About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, wife to the most amazing artist -Tom Brown. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

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