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Spiritual New Beginnings

I have known I was on a different spiritual path than most people since I was a young child. I was raised in a church, but I was exposed to the hypocrisy and foibles of adults way too soon. I became disenchanted with organized religion, but I still felt a strong connection to God. I started reading the bible, and then I started taking classes in the bible: Bible as History and Bible as Literature. Those were two of my favorite college classes.

I have never shied away from asking people from other cultures and religions about their beliefs. I’ve read books from many religions. I found something in each that spoke to me. About seven years ago, I met a woman who would become my mentor. She helped me see that my path is that of the mystic, but she was taken before I was able to get my bearings. I have floundered over the last few years trying to figure it all out.

A series of odd events, have provided me with the direction I have sorely needed. I believe everything happens for a reason, so I know this is the right path. All of the turbulence and dissonance is gone. I am grounded and energetic for the first time in a long time.

I have started this blog to share with those who are interested in finding their own spiritual path.  My goal is to share things with you that might be useful on your path and just share what I find interesting as I pursue my path to Druidry.


This weekend, my friend Hope and I went to Cassadaga Spiritual camp in Florida. It is one of several spiritual vortexes in Florida and is considered to be the strongest. The camp is a small town that has many psychics, mediums, and healers living there. This was not my first visit, but it was our first-time going together. I had already made the decision that Druidry was my new path and received confirmation through other sources. I wasn’t looking to have any kind of reading. I like the energy and the shopping.


Our first stop of the day was a free “Healing on the Porch” that is offered every Saturday morning. I wasn’t sure I was going to participate and wasn’t expecting much from a free healing, but boy oh boy, was I mistaken. Before I sat down, Joy, the healer, asked me if I knew of the Banyan Tree. I grew up around one of the largest in the world, and I explained that I was familiar. He said as I work on you picture the banyan tree and see whatever colors come up. If you get distracted, come back to the tree. I closed my eyes and saw the tree. Then the sun came out around the tree and it became hot. After basking in the sun, I moved under the tree and enjoyed the shade while Joy finished my healing. He never mentioned any area for healing, but he suggested I needed to build a labyrinth. With that, we were done.

As we were walking away, Hope and I discussed what we had experienced. I said I saw the sun and felt hot, then cooled off after my move to the shade. She said that in spite of the clouds in the sky the temperature had gone up and that it was blinding sunshine for a couple of minutes. Then it cooled down again and the sun went behind the clouds.

Every spiritual person I have ever met has told me that I am an old soul. I suddenly knew in those few minutes that my soul is as old as the banyan tree and my mission is to share the wisdom of the trees and the Earth.