From the Regional Druid
Winter and Spring seem to be battling for the current season. The weeks are switching between nice spring weather and cold and rainy winter. It reminds me a bit of the challenge that we can sometimes face with our own internal struggles – with choices, with depression, with just figuring out where we want to go in our lives. Sometimes we see one path clearly, and then the next day we might doubt that path and think that another one is better. We can go back and forth, never making a final decision. It can be challenging, and we can doubt ourselves as we figure out our path.
Each of us has to choose our own path, but it can be challenging to choose sometimes. Sometimes we need to do some meditation or divination to understand what path is best for ourselves. Sometimes we just have to weather the indecision, and eventually, the right season will be seen, as Spring will eventually establish a firm hold on our land this year.
As we move forward this year, we may be faced with hard, or just big, choices. I invite you to consider each as a change of seasons, as a cycle of the year, and an opportunity to experience life.
Blessings of the Kindreds to you and yours,
Victoria S (Leona Oigheag)
Northwest Regional Druid
Dedicants Corner: Spring Equinox
Working on your Dedicant Program? Or just interested in the High Day
Here are some useful links for you.
Looking for a way to integrate meditation into your everyday lives, check out this posts from Lauren M, in Texas
Patheos has a number of interesting articles on Spring Equinox:
General Resources from Around the Web
Some new, and not so new, resources that any Druid might find useful!
Looking for some new chants or songs? Check out this Youtube channel for PaganMusicChant
John Beckett recently released a video with Lauren Mart, Senior Druid of Nine Waves Grove talking about Daily Pagan Prayer
Chris Godwin has an interesting blog post on Gatekeepers, Porters, and Sacrificers
Looking for more community? Consider checking out cross-druid, and cross-pagan groups in your area. If you’re in the California Bay area, I suggest checking out East Bay Druids
Sites for Pagan News and Blogs
Useful links & reminders
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ADF Forum Archives
Are you looking for archives for our mailing list posts? or do you prefer to use forums rather than mailing lists?
The Mother Grove blog includes agendas and minutes from the Mother Grove meetings. These notes also go out in email to ADF-Discuss
Podcasts & Projects
ADF members are working hard to get information about their spirituality and their practices out there.
Check out these podcasts, and remember to rate them too!
Kindling the Hearthfire
Weird Web Radio
Gifts of the Wyrd
Part the Mist
White Mountain Druid Sanctuary
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