I have thought about starting a blog a few times over the last few years and for a few reasons I always held off. The first is I’m not a writer. I’m not sure I am effective as a communicator period let alone in a writing style. I write like I think, free form, not worrying about grammar or punctuation.
Second I’m not sure if I have anything worth saying or that anyone would find a great need to read. It sometimes is therapeutic so for that reason alone it might be worth trying.
Lastly was a time issue, do I have time to write and is it worth my investment of energy to try to express myself in this format? We shall see.
I also have this idea that I’m not important enough to write. I’m not sure anyone is, and I don’t want to come across as a blowhard. I have tried to read others who blog etc. and sometimes I’m like damn, what size hat fits your ego. Maybe I’m being too harsh or judgmental.
So yeah, I guess we will try this.
I get asked several times a week about my spirituality and beliefs and so here is where I am now…subject to change:
I am a solitary druid who practices Isaac Bonewits style rituals. My path is a mixture of personal beliefs/cultures. I am a Tyrsman and believe myself to be Asatru. I also have a relationship with Celtic Gods and Goddesses and I do hoodoo work and have a relationship with Papa Legba.
If I was to explain more I think what I do is Drudoo. I am a Neo-druid and in keeping in the spirit of druids I am a spiritual leader, some would call me a priest, some call me a gothi or a root doctor. I have seen the quest for titles and merit badges do great harm, and to be honest I prefer to feed the soul instead of the ego. So call me whatever, if I need a title. I had a customer tell me I had to have a title so her daughter would show respect for me…so I told her she could call me Uncle Seamus.
My form of druidy is messy with a lot of spell-work and magic. I am from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and a modern practitioner who feels it is about results and the work. So I have no issues with working cross culturally as druids of old are sometimes reported to do anyway.
I could just as easily identify as a practitioner of Bonewitsian Hoodoo.
What do I believe? Not much and everything. Having a store for the last few years has really opened my up to hearing a lot of different stories and beliefs and what is has helped to understand is that each path is so unique and individual that who am I to judge another’s experience.
I tell people every day, if it is working for you (and not harming others) then that is all that matters.