I wish to first discuss the manner of my awakening, and ask you to share information about your own with regard to the subject matter if it pleases you.
I am your average working class Irish citizen who was brought up in an isolated rural town and then went to art college in Dublin. Throughout this whole time I did everything I shouldn't, like everyone I knew. I was a passive attendee of an abusive church, dismissive of my family, I never read or studied, prone to anger and depression, I drank and took illicit substances in my early teens, played violent video games and was completely engrossed in trashy pop culture.
Suddenly when I turned 25, almost overnight, I felt a sort of presence with me that I couldn't understand. I got rid of my television, began impulsively buying books on world-religions, gnosticism, indigenous cultures, philosophy and psychology, gave up toxins, went vegetarian nutritionist and herbalist, got into spirituality and meditation, dedicated myself to helping the environment, and became very concerned with the human condition and caring for people and animals. I then found Druidry.
This happened completely unbeknownst to me I never even thought about any of these actions. I am now very far removed from the person I have been for the first 24 years of life.
They happened as if I was slowly being possessed by a benevolent force.
I now feel obliged to do all I can to heal, uplift and empower by increasing awareness, promoting intelligence and nurturing creativity; and caring for the environment.
The circumstance of my awakening lead me to ask; could this be down to either:
1. Interconnectedness: A cry from within the collective unconscious at this particular time, that I was susceptible to, to counteract the current climate and tribulations of our time.
2. Reincarnation: That in a previous life I may have been a Druid, Cathar or shaman, and that a previous version of myself has stepped in to save me psychically or spiritually.
3. Epigenetic Memory: That an ancestor may have been one of above and his/her memory and my own might be connected through our DNA and their spirit awoke to save me.
Anyway it got me thinking about these tree areas of discussion and how you in the OBOD community might view these fascinating subjects.
Please share your beliefs, or articles, on Interconnectedness, reincarnation or epigenetic memory in this thread.
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