Sometimes I worry I’ve become disconnected from my spirituality, from the Kindreds. I can’t meditate for long right now. Trancing is even more difficult to practice. Every cry breaks my focus. Every coo. Every grunt.

But at night, things become quiet and still. My baby is next to me, nursing. I feel a different breed of connection to the spirit world. It is very strong and profound.

Druidism isn’t all cerebral. It needn’t be transcendental. It’s also life. It’s admiring life, living life, and providing for life. It’s the messy and gentle magic of motherhood and the alchemy of milk.

Published by M. A. Phillips

An author and Druid living in Northern NY.

5 thoughts on “Sometimes

  1. We live in a culture that divides sacred from mundane, I do not believe the Celts thought that way. You might want to try thinking about your manifesting the role of the mother goddess, about the way in which your spirituality is there in every moment of attentiveness and love. You are living a most fundamental thing, there is no need, can I suggest, to look for something else to ‘be spiritual’. Just take that to what you are doing, it’s all there.

    1. I actually believe that as well, Nimue – it’s just that what I’m experiencing is bringing that into crystal clear focus. I’m putting that theory to work, if you will. I’m realizing exactly what you describe each day! It’s been a bit of a challenge in that I was used to practicing meditation and trance at least weekly, but I’ve had to simplify or put that aside. Motherhood has been a very good thing for me in that I’m finding new ways to see the divine. 🙂 Thanks for replying!

  2. Thank you so much for this reminder, Grey. I need to take more time to simply be and recognize the inherent sacredness of life and nature around me.


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