Here is a guest post by Druid Luke Eastwood. Luke is the author of the excellent The Druid Primer.
This is the first blog I have ever written and how nice to be invited to write one as a guest! As we approach the end of the year I have become aware of an increased tension on many levels – the world economy, middle-eastern politics, the worst grain harvest in decades and not least of all – a metaphysical angst surrounding the much anticipated final days of 2012. Is it me, or is there a growing tension in the air that you can almost taste?
As spiritual tensions rise this seems to be mirrored materially on a macro level around the globe and also a micro level of personal interactions, certainly amongst many of the people I am aware of. It’s so easy to take the lower road energetically when under stress, threat or provocation on whatever level, however it is when we are most sorely tested that we need to take the higher path and reach inside ourselves to find the wellspring of spiritual strength that enables us to do the right thing and retain our integrity.
As pressures increase it tends to bring out either the best or the worst in people and in this case one can only hope that we can all tap into what is best in our own selves and hopefully inspire the same in others. This is of course easier said than done, but for the sake of all that live on this planet I believe we should try to meet the challenges ahead with hope, compassion, insight and above all, without fear.