Go into yourself now and contemplate your desire to study Druidry. With your journal poised, write down all the reasons you want to study.
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Give yourself about ten minutes, or however long you need to do this. Now write down all your resistances to studying Druidry. Give yourself ten minutes, or however long you need. Contemplate both lists. Look first at all your positive reasons for studying Druidry. Are those strong enough to support you along the path, and overcome your resistances? Now look at your resistances. Are they strong enough to sabotage and obstruct your progress on the path of Druidry?
Look at your resistances closer. How much of these are actually real? Time restraints, for instance. Do you believe you are a spiritual person? Then what proportion of the day do you allocate to spiritual matters? Studying Druidry will probably take up, on average, 45 minutes a day.
What sort of a proportion is that? A serious obstacle indeed. Do you have enough money to pay for the teaching you need to become a Druid, an empowered magician and steward of nature? If yes, move on. If no, then ask your heart if you really want to study Druidry. If it says no, then stop the process now, go no further along the path of Druidry, and do what you really want to do.
If your heart says yes, then use all your energies to make it happen. Divert more money to your spiritual evolution. Know that Druidry is a serious investment in your life, as it will lead you to become an aware, empowered human being. Can you study cheaper? Are there any discounts available?
Work exchange? Research, and simply start studying, if you dare!
Trust, and allow the universe to create the extra money you need. What else? Your partner s? Is Druidry against your religion? Go through all your resistances now, one by one, and discover the positives that neutralize them. If there truly seems to be no way of surmounting certain obstacles, then sacrifice them to the patron Deity of Druidry!
Imagine what your life could be without the specific resistance that is preventing you from starting the spiritual development you so deeply wish to initiate! If and when you make the decision to start Druid Training, allow your toes to test the waters, until it is time for your initiation. In the GMSD, the first weekend is open to all who wish to train in Druidry, so you can make up your mind after meeting the teachers, checking out their style of teaching, and getting to know the other interested students. You then have a month to make your final decision.
NOTE: When making important decisions about love or spiritual matters, always ask your heart. It knows, whereas the mind only thinks it knows! All those students who return for the second weekend session will be initiated into Druidry and the Bardic grade, and this is a firm commitment to complete your studies for the first year, following the instructions of your teachers.
The Bardic Initiation is a rite of passage into the first stage of a spiritual path that you will integrate into your day-to-day life, until you eventually create your freedom, enlightenment and wholeness. We, as teachers, promise to support you to the best of our ability in your commitment to study Druidry with us for the first year. On completion of the first year, you will write a review of your experiences. If the teachers consider you have studied well and have fulfilled the requirements of the Bardic grade, we will invite you to enter the Ovate grade.
If you decide to study further with us, we will initiate you into the second year of training and, like the first year, we will fully support you in completing the Ovate grade.
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Then you will write your Ovate review. Once you start your training, the rules that seemed important to your old life fade slightly, and new rules arise. Making money, a good career, a loving and satisfying partner, evenings out with friends, ten days holidays in a favorite part of the country will still be important to you.
However, other unexpected matters start to catch your attention. You observe life more carefully, and listen closer. You become aware of the way people use words and how they exaggerate and lie, and how unaware they are. You see how unconsciousness is a presence like a dark cloud that dims the light, and how most people are vulnerable to its influence. You see how violence is suppressed but very close to the surface in many people. You start to observe your behavior closer, and learn many thing you had formerly missed about your character and secret motives.
All those things you avoided because they were simply too uncomfortable to accept start to introduce themselves to you. And, this time, you greet them and ask them who and what they really are. And they reply! At the same time your social skills improve. On one hand you may not go out socially so much, and on the other, you find you are much more relaxed, communicate deeper, have much deeper interactions with others, and enjoy yourself more.
It is possible you find yourself in a new circle of friends, or community, taking up new skills such as learning a musical instrument, starting a martial art, spending more time in nature, fishing, learning and singing sacred songs, and so on. They often tell us how we could make the unpleasant or boring lessons easier, and more enjoyable. That is an attitude held by most average people, wanting to enjoy life. So, if you find difficulty and resistances that arise due to your interaction with an exercise, celebrate!
This taught me to be disciplined and I started reading more on how to eat clean, whole foods. I did a second round in January and lost another 4 kg. I am now happy with my weight. Why is the pic below so much smaller? LOL, creating the illusion I am not that big!
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