My thoughts on posting this are as follows:
– I’m hoping someone, some day, will find my writing and be like OH SHIT! She went through the same stuff! I don’t feel like such a dork now!
– Gives me a place to look back on to see how far I’ve come
– Gives other people an opportunity to read my thoughts and share their own with me (hopefully) 😀
Why have you chosen to take the first steps on the Dedicant Path?
I always seem to feel a need to be somehow in a recognized path where people WILL judge me. Sounds counterintuitive, but I seem to want that kind of structure. That and the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing such a thing. It probably comes from having grown up in a church, but I don’t really want to write my own rules when it comes to this Druidry thing. I’d like to be shown what to do a little. At least at this point. I’m sure there’ll come a time where I do my own thing, but not yet.
Is this a step on your path, or will this become the path itself?
For now, along with OBOD’s Bardic Path stuff, this is the path. I’m sure it will evolve eventually if it needs to, but for now, this is it.
What do you expect to learn?
Lots of things 😀 I expect to learn lots of neat stuff and become much more confident as a result.
What would you like to get out of this journey?
Fulfilment. I haven’t felt connected to spiritual things for a very, very, very long time. It’s felt like a piece of me that was missing. I’m hoping to rectify this.
Do you know where this path will take you?
Nope. Isn’t that kind of the point?
If you have just joined ADF, why have you chosen to work on this immediately?
No time like the present! And I’m also not new to the concept of Druidry, having been a member of OBOD for a few years.
Does it look hard or easy?
Not hard (at least since I found this document by Rev. Dangler), but probably a lot of good work. I’ve never found the scholastic part very difficult… it’ll be the experiential stuff that’s more of a hurdle for me, I think.
Which requirements appear to be difficult to you now, and which appear to be easy?
I have some health issues that are really impairing my ability to be my usual brainy self, so reading and writing and being able to concentrate (or even remembering what I was talking about in the first place) can be a struggle. Some days it’s harder than hell, some days it’s easy. I think sticking to the meditation journal will be the toughest for me.
Do you have doubts, questions, or concerns that you need to ask about?
Nope. Short answer. LOL