“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow”Attributed to Albert Einstein
After a long and much-needed break at the end of a year that saw major upheaval both globally and personally, and left me utterly burned out, now as the soft rain falls and melts the morning frosts, it’s time to begin again.
This year, I want this blog more than anything to be a space for reflection, thinking-through-writing and gentle affirmation. My transition journey continues apace, as does my deepening engagement with Druidry, so both of these will no doubt be recurring themes here throughout the year, as I learn to live as myself for the first time, and try to figure out what that really means.
If last year was a time of major change, then my hope for the year ahead is that it can be a time of slower, nurturing growth; a time of becoming and flowing.
Practically, I intend to return to my original posting schedule on here of Wednesdays and Sundays, and have plenty of ideas for upcoming topics, including Druidic and trans book recommendations, the importance of names, planting a Druid’s garden, developing daily practice, and more.
In the meantime, I’d like to re-link to a couple of old posts I did during one of the previous UK Lockdowns last year, that I hope can be useful for people entering into this latest Lockdown:
How can we practice our Druidry indoors, when access to outdoor activities are restricted? This post suggests ways to engage with Druidry through study, community, nature and practice, adapted for life during the coronavirus pandemic.
How can the four classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water inform our understanding of self-care and wellbeing? This post looks at how we can use the elements both actually and symbolically to prompt us to care for our bodies, minds, emotions and spirits to achieve a more balanced life.
I look forward to sharing the journey with you all this year, may it bring you many blessings.