snowbud wrote:Hi all
I'm really glad that I found this thread as I'm having a real dilemma with trying to balance work and druidry.
I follow a similar route to quite a lot of the posts here as I don't openly advertise my beliefs but will happily discuss them if the topic comes up. I'm very new to being a Druid and OBOD so although I know that I have found the right path I am still very new to the rituals etc. As such I don't currently have anything on my desk (or on my person!) that I feel is an anchor to druidry and this is bothering me as I find my work very suffocating and not really enjoyable (it's finance, need I say more?!).
I understand that it's all very personal but if anyone has any suggestions for symbols or similar that I could keep on me or my desk I'd really welcome any advice.
P.S. I am not good with plants (I know, I know, VERY distressing for a druid to admit) so a house plant may serve only to plunge me further into a fug!!
forest_dweller wrote:I work in secondary education and have shared an office with two christians , one is studying to be a vicar . we have great conversations and mutual respect for each others calling, nearly all members of staff are aware that i'm a Druid (pagan) including the headteacher as I talk openly about the camps, festivals, friends and grove I belong to.
they are also aware that I attend shamanic drumming in the lsle of sheppey monthy and as it turns out there is a witch (wiccan) in the school next door according to the community police officer
we have met and she is also out of the cupboard in her place of work.
I was also approached by the head of RE when a group of girls wanted to write about pagan beliefs , my colleague suggested they requested an interview with a member of staff who was know to be a pagan. he asked me if i was ok with this before directing them to me.
he was very impressed with their report , i will not hide who i am or what i believe as to hide it only encourages ignorance within the general community.
I am seen most mornings within the school grounds greeting the morning sun , smelling the rain before it arrives , listening to the breeze as it moves between the school buildings or talking to the wildlife that lives in and around the school.
miss is a cool hippy and excepted by the students and staff alike
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