Druid Dhubh – The Black Bird

by Lesley


Druid Dhubh ~ Black bird

Today I discovered a blackbird’s nest in my garden – very low to the ground but atop a stack of logs.  In this same stack I’ve found a small frog and a mouse happily residing. I smiled at my mini animal sanctuary, feeling happy that these creatures feel safe enough to be around, trusting their environment.

It reminded me of a time in the woods when hand-feeding robins and the visiting mice were the highlights of my day.

I’ve often paid attention to signs presented to us, looking for meaning or applying what I know to an up-coming situation – and it’s never failed me yet.

An example of this has been paying attention on journeys to attend meetings and a fox has crossed my path reminding me, or raising my awareness that there may be cunning plans afoot and so keeping me alert.

Or en route to a workshop and suddenly a buzzard flies overhead – jolting me into a reality check and to use my words wisely. I make a point of trusting my intuition. It keeps my awareness in the possibility – it doesn’t mean I mistrust everything or everyone!

So later, in reflection of the day’s events I decided to take a peek at my ‘Druid Animal Oracle to see what it said. It provides three keywords for Druid Dhubh;

Enchantment, The Gateway  and The Inner Call

Druid Dhubh calls to us from the gateway between two worlds, urging us to follow a spiritual path or to become more self-aware.

He calls to us in the twilight, showing us the path  to Otherworldly secrets, pointing out the ways in which we can discover more about our hidden motivations and potential.

There are times in life when it is important to concentrate on the outer world and your responsibilities in that world, but there are also times when you must attend to the haunting song of your soul which calls you to a study of spiritual truths, and to an exploration of the inner world through dreams and myths.

In heeding Druid Dhubh’s song you will discover healing and new depths in your soul.

The Gateway

For those of you who’ve read my Ayahuasca journey, I’m sure you’ll figure how relevant those topics have recently become. Only as I write this have I remembered a runic, glass painting which sits in my bedroom; the Gateway.

As with all meditations like calligraphy, the hands may be at work but the mind is free. Setting intentions is sometimes a goal, at other times happening spontaneously, but one of the  keys to manifesting desires is to fully feel in that moment, grateful for already ‘having’ whatever you ask for – and then releasing the thought, without attachment to the outcome.

So, in reality I have no recollection of what ‘intention’ went into painting my runic symbols on the glass bottle but I have little or no doubt that whatever it was is related to events happening in my life right now

Since my journey with Madrecita I’ve been much lighter; my burdens have dissipated, clearing space for new positive experiences. It’s somehow increased my capacity to love – something I didn’t think could be possible!

My chakras are clear; my motivations are pure.

I’ve been using my creative talents in a variety of ways; not least in promoting self-healing, for which I’ve been called to serve. My interactions with others have also been influenced; serving those who are in need by providing care and support wherever possible also encouraging me to use my own healing abilities and therapies where previously it was less important. For this I am very grateful!

It’s also enabled me to see a clearer path ahead – filled with compassion and love.

The biggest part of my recent callings have been to delve deeper into myself; to fully explore my inner space and to become more fully me; the person whom I most want to be.

I hope that if you’ve felt less than positive this last wee while this might help you to get back up, dust yourself down and begin again – wherever your path leads you.

Go well…

About Lesley

Lesley Rodgers has written 146 posts on this blog.

Personal Development Consultant and Confidence Coach. Lesley is also a committed Human Rights Activist with her heart firmly lodged in 'community' and collaboration.


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