Since flying back from Desert Magic with an eye to increasing the offerings we have available to our members and the general community, we’ve now held three study sessions for students in ADF’s basic training program, the Dedicant Path.
We’ve discussed virtues, read books, begun working our way through meditation, and talked extensively about the Kindreds. There’s something wonderful about just sitting around and talking about these things with your Grove, learning how each of you feel about the things that come up. This gives us a chance to review our omens from rituals, talk about upcoming rites, and really involve ourselves in discussions on the nature of the cosmos around us.
It also helps keep all of us a bit more on-track when it comes to doing the work.
One of the things I’ve learned in particular is that everyone (myself included) can learn a lot from going back to the basics and re-doing parts (or all) of the ADF Dedicant Path work. It’s not a path that ever ends, really, but a road you choose to walk down for the rest of your life, one of virtue and study, and it really doesn’t ever get old.
It has, in many ways, renewed my commitment to re-doing my own DP work.
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-Rev. Michael J Dangler