I have always been a Druid in my heart, and I have always known this in one form or another. Some instictual part of me was never satisfied with the other paths that I traveled. However, from the moment I took my first step on the path to Druidism, of attainment with nature, I knew I need search no more. It seems that I have always attempted to embrace the ideals I could not put into words. Seemingly to define something unspoken, until at last, the word was whispered into my ears. I suppose, looking back in retrospect, the word was all around me, written in stone, whispered on the wind passing through the leaves of an old poplar tree. Its true what they say, being a Druid/Shaman/Mystic/ect is not looking at a different world from those the masses see, but rather looking at our own in a different light. I had searched for my path looking vainly into the heavens and it appears all I had to do was look at my feet. To feel my toes in the loam of a forest floor, or feel my spirit dancing within the flames licking at my marshmellow....er...I mean..when you are roasting Marshmellows...well...okay..it wasn't a good metaphor, but to ber honest I just type what I think without really editing my thoughts. I feel this is the best way for expression of the soul. I digress though, my initial point in this speal was to point out that we each must find the path that is suited [Chosen?] for us. After my searching I found that divinity, and the path to enlightenment, was all around me... I just had to learn to see it for the first time. Neat eh? Really simple. Now, onto the point of my vision.
Some time ago, I had a dream, well, actually it was a vision when
I left our Plane of Abred.
Wasn't on the Astral ether, as I find the astral to be very unreliable. Anyways, I used a threshhold rite to slip into the Otherworld and was granted a limited forsight of myself about a decade down to road (as near as I can figure it). I don't really know the purpose of my vision exactly, but I know that during my journey I had briefly touched a portion of my own intellect and spirit from a point some decade from now. My Older self [7 years future] told my younger self [3 years ago] that I [being me doing the typing =)] "we must have a Grove and a stone circle established within Abred and the Otherworld by the point you see me now. I am you Ten years from now"
As it stands now, I am following my thoughts and attempting to fufill
the task I set before myself a decade hence. Its not that easy either,
I wish it were. In order to establish a permanent Stone Circle and
a Grove of Tree's, you need land. Unfortunatly, in order to get land
you need money. We are not talking about pocketchange here either.
Since I feel that in order to have a grove and Circle that is properly
attuned for Druidic work on a large scale, the site must also be seperate
from the city and on a large tract of land. I am hoping to attain
a 1/4 section or a section of Land. Basically I beleive I need several
Hundred Acres of Land. The more the merrier as I always say.
Now, add in several other factors I feel are neccesary as well:
Now lets focus on some obsticles currently facing us