Did my first oath (which is a suggested part of the Dedicant's Path) tonight at the Three Cranes Grove
Druid Moon. I offered to Saraswati and asked her to guide me before hand since see had been coming through strong lately and had seemed to have been taking special interest when I had my membership ceremony.
Here is what I oathed:
I, Kitsula Tsulakala, stand here in the place between the worlds.
I am grateful for the blessings of the gods, spirits, and ancestors.
I now embark upon the Druid's path and shall practice with brightness, purity, and sincerity.
I will dedicate myself to serve and benefit the world and all beings who cross my path.
I shall deepen my knowledge & wisdom through study of the ways of the gods and practices of the ancestors.
From my heart, I will humbly follow the ancient path with sincerity.
Thus, I shall walk this path with wisdom, levity, and purpose – where I shall go I cannot say – but the great purpose is often in the journey as it is in the destination.
This I say before the kindreds and those gathered here who walk in wisdom.
I also vowed to be rootless and and wander without a (spiritual) home if I broke this oath (which would require me to act grossly out of charter to do so).
The day before I took the oath it seemed like the Earth, Sea, and Sky were crashing down upon me - at least coming to and going from Springfield for rpb3000
's Housewarming/MLP:FiM Season Finale party. I got very lost several times, people cutting me off, car having issues, bad storms, heavy fog, car somehow skidding out and knocked off road by wind/very wet road, a very aggressive panhandler who was seeming like he was going to mug or carjack me every heading to my passenger side door (which was thankfully locked).
I somewhat wonder if the weirdly difficult journey was due to my audio choice a podcast on Hindu mythology and Mantras which seemed to be on a good stretch about the 'misunderstood' planets Saturn & Mars along with chanting calling down the power of those two planets through what seemed the entire car ride.
Had a few issues today (massive brain fart when asked a simple question, bugs biting all over me (and not until after I put on bug repellent), small mala's varnish melting all over my wrist due to bug repellent. Though I have to say things have gone smoother after the oath. When I got home pulled 19 on the Kau Cim after inquiring about my oath & path:
Since it is a very fortunate and the picture in the poems booklet featured Cranes I'm taking that as a very auspicious omen. Also pulled Kichi (blessing) on Electric Samurai's Cyber Shrine
All in all looks rather good.
Tags: adf, adfdptwy, druidry, tcg
Current Location: 34 W. Weber
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: Maa Saraswati - Saraswati Aarti