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22 Jul 2011 10:03 AM #11
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- Jul 2011
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Re: Role Call
I am known within the pagan community as Cannaid.
I am half Anishnabe (Ojibway) and half Irish. I spent a great deal of time either blaming one or both of my ancestral lines or exploiting them.
Twenty years ago I committed to sitting at the feet of Anishnabe Elders both within my community and across the continent and spent 15 of those years learning from my Elders/mentors/teachers. Clearly I had (still have) a lot to learn.
Five years ago I made a decision to honour both sets of ancestors and having spent fifteen years with my Anishnabe relatives I began my study of Indo European Celtic mythology and theology (what there is) with an Irish Celt focus. I consciously sought out mentors and teachers and dare I say Elders within this area of study. Simultaneously, my focus has been on spiritual practice. Both mine and the community at large.
I am not enrolled in any Druidic schools and have no intention of joining at this time. Many of the Druid schools/groups carry curriculum that is invaluable to the neo-Druid path and I respect and honour those that choose to incorporate the teachings within their own path.
I walk a path of Druidry because I am of nature.
I find that many of the teachings and "ways of walking" from both heritages are extremely complimentary although my personal struggles are found within the areas that are not similair or supportive to each other. I.e. alcohol as an offering.
I am deeply immersed in the my pagan community which carries folks with diverse spiritual and devotional interests, backgrounds and committments. We work, love, laugh, cry and celebrate life together.
All of my spiritual experiences are and will be based in our/my relationship with creation (read: nature). I can call it Druidry. I can call it Walking the Good Red Road. Whatever I call it I am based within myself, my family, my community, my territory and my universe as a humble helper whom seeks to learn.
I am Cannaid, Daughter of Bride, Flamekeeper, Priestess of the Gauls, Gzhe Mshkode Biizhiiki Kwe (running buffalo woman), Waabzheshi Doodem (martin clan)
Pleased to meet you.....
p.s. As this was so lengthy, I ran over to the other site and snipped what I had wrote there and made a few adjustments.
Admins: please remove if I am not permitted to plagiarize my own stuff....Kindness First and In All Things...