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Relationship with Divinity

There are people from all religions who have spiritual experiences and feel they have come into contact with their god, goddess, or another spiritual presence they find significant. Generally speaking, being a serious upholder of the given faith is deemed a good way of inviting that kind of experience. So, what is a Druid to do? How do we go about our lives in order to make contact with divinity?

For us, it’s a very different scenario. There’s no book of rules, no straightforward way of demonstrating power of faith or devotion that you can easily tap into. We talk a great deal about having nothing to mediate between us and the divine, but in practice what that also means is that we are entirely on our own.

What are we seeking, when we quest after direct knowledge of deity? Reassurance? Something to take us out of the realms of faith and into knowing and certainty, perhaps. We might seek validation, proof that we are heading the right way, doing the right things. We might just want the ego boost. While all of these things may be natural, they are about us, and not about relationship. If there is any rule at all for Druids in this context, it should probably be, to seek connection for its own sake and not for anything else. Don’t even assume it will mean insight and wisdom. It might just bring chaos, confusion and uncertainty. Are we looking for some clear moment, the booming voice from the Heavans? Or are we actually seeking to know and understand? Religious experience is not like the movies. There is seldom much certainty, but moments of beauty, wonder, awe and numinousness can enrich our lives and give us a sense of having encountered something other. Seek relationship for the beauty of it. That is enough.

The things that shape relationships between humans are just as valid when it comes to thinking about relationship with deity. What do we share? If we understand deity as manifest in nature, then when we are out, interacting with and relating to nature, we are also experiencing relationship with the divine. Watching it on the telly doesn’t count. If we are drawn to more human gods, the named figures of historical pantheons, then we might think about what they represent – and where we are exploring their focus, and the energy they embody, we are making relationship with them, or at the very least with concepts that exist externally to us.

To seek deity in the way I’ve described above, does not call for belief. It doesn’t need validation in the form of something obvious returning to you. It is experiencing sacredness in action, allowing perception to include that element of deity, and being open to that which moves us. It’s spending time with a river and the land, or writing poetry and recognising the sacred within that. As with all other kinds of relationship, the more you share, do and give, the deeper it becomes. No burning bushes actually required.

39 Days of prayer – Day 37

Day 37 – Accepting Love

On this day Goddess/God/Spirit

I release the sadness and loneliness of the past

And I consciously take action to heal my heart

so that love in all its forms may enter into my life.

I ask for your guidance in this Goddess/God/Spirit

Lead me to the people who will cherish me and easily share their affection.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 36

Day 36 – Becoming Tolerant and Accepting of Others


As the world moves in confusion and intolerance

I pray to you Goddess/God/Spirit

That the love and harmony of your existence flows over the planet

And enriches the life and spirit of every man, woman, and child so that they may know peace and understanding.

Teach us accept one another, Goddess/God/Spirit

Show us how to embrace friends and strangers with love and respect

Remind us that though we all walk different paths

We are all seeking your light.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 35

Day 35 – Working for Understanding


Pax – Roman Goddess of Peace.  Pax is the personification of peace.  She bestows contentment and joy and is invoked during barters and negotiations.  Pax is pictured holding olive branches, or a staff.

Pax, She of calm and olive branches

I call to you for peaceful compromise.

When anger and misunderstandings are all that can be heard, I ask that your grace fills the moment.

May I be balanced in all my negotiations

whether I am discussing my career, my relationships, or my wellbeing.

Teach me to stand and speak for myself with honor and truth.

Please instruct me on how to listen with empathy and fairness.

And may those I speak with be open and willing to meet me on common ground.

Thank you Pax, Goddess of peace.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 34

Day 34 – Dedication


Thank you Goddess/God/Spirit

For teaching me consideration,

Gratitude, forgiveness,

And compassion.

I will share these lessons with the world.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 33

Day 33 – For the Health and Healing of Another


Goddess/God/Spirit

I pray for _______________

That the illness is her/his body be healed and that he/she is released from suffering.

May his/her mental state be eased as she/he moves into a place of healing.

May she/he be able to make decisions from a place of confidence and strength,

and find the support that she/he needs in order to live a healthy and full life.

Thank you Goddess/God/Spirit for hearing and answering my prayer.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 32

Day 32 – For a Healthy Physical Body


Goddess/God/Spirit,

I place the well-being of my body into your hands.

Thank you for freeing my body of aches, pains, and discomfort.

By your blessing and power, any illness I carry in my physical body, known or unknown, is now healed and I am free from harm.

Thank you for restoring my health,

and for giving me the strength and wisdom I need to maintain my healing.

May I be supplied with healthy foods and clean water,

May I discover the joy in movement and a respect for my body,

and may my will be supported by your love for me.

Blessed be.