Having just written about finding my own path and doing druidry in spite of everything, I caught up with Heather at Say the Trees Have Ears and found a link to Alison Lilly’s post “Why Druidry? Revisited” in which Alison links to Nimue Brown’s post “Becoming a Druid”, in which Nimue writes:
You become a druid, by becoming a druid. And your first job as you take up the path, is to figure out, for yourself and on your own terms, exactly what that’s supposed to mean. To become a druid, you have to plough through all the things you will find and read about other people’s methods and definitions. You will have to cut a swathe through impenetrable and incompatible ideas, and you will be puzzled a lot. For every person who has so far embarked on that journey there will be a different story of routes taken, dead ends banged against, paths that just melted away in the night, teachers who were idiots, books that were unhelpful, rituals that didn’t work. And somehow, through it all, there is a not giving up. That’s probably the core of it. Decide you want to be a Druid. Weather the confusion. Seek your own path. Don’t give up. Get to the point of being able to call yourself a Druid.
Which seems to me to be just what I was getting at in my earlier post. Thanks, Internet. Thanks, Universe.
I also realized that I had inadvertently written what could be the first post in the “30 Days of Druidry” meme that Alison proposed a while back. Perhaps I should continue on with it.