Nurturing, caring and sharing

I can hear someone say ‘What has that title got to do with being a druid?’ Read on and see how it connects.

A few weeks ago, my son came to visit and I asked him to repot some indoor plants. This he did and we have been rewarded well. The plants have both produced new leaves. One of them has produced 10 perfect tiny leaves so far. This is what caring and nurturing has done for my plants. The new compost gave them nutrients so they could flourish and grow. I will add a couple of photos here at the end of my writing. But it is a wonderful way that nature has to produce leaves so tiny and perfect. Do you notice how your plants grow and notice when they need a little bit of help in the way of caring and nurturing?

So what about the sharing bit? I was in the supermarket the other day on my mobility scooter. I was later than usual so the supermarket was busy. I had managed to fill my basket and was waiting in the queue by the till. The young lady in front of me offered to empty my basket on to the conveyor belt and I let her do this for me. As I moved forward in the queue I helped the lady behind me. She passed her items to me and I placed them on the belt. She commented about how we were sharing and helping each other and that this was something we had lost in our busy world, where no-one seems to care. Such a simple action gave fulfilment to us all and if only others helped those who needed help then the world would be a better place. Do you notice when someone needs help? It may only be to pass something from a shelf or hold open a door. The simple things that we can all do to make the world a better place. (no apologies for repetition) To me, my druidry is about sharing and caring about everything on the planet. If we don’t look after that which is dear to us, how can we and they, survive when things go wrong?


2 thoughts on “Nurturing, caring and sharing

  1. I’d say that ‘maybe’ Druids are more likely to take the time to help others and to nurture all of life because we’ve reached a place of inner calm and peace and can share it with others. It feels good to be there, doesn’t it? And your action in the market may now encourage others who were part of it, or saw the interaction between you and the others, and reach out and do the same for someone in need. We never can know how our actions influence those around us!

  2. Beautiful and well put. A lovely Druid Triad, Nurturing, Caring and Sharing. Yes I do think we should Nurture all in life as all are so sacred to us, be it a bee on a flower or a line of geese in the distant sky, but truly nurturing the land and whats on it is very important to us all. When we nurture the Caring should be part of it as both really need to go together, nurturing needs caring like a flower needs water. So when we have such a beautiful flower or be it just a box of sweets at work, its nice to share as this gives you the inner nice feelings of friendship to a stranger or collegue. In the bigger circle of mankind all these qualities are very important and can be put along side Understanding, Loving and Maintaining, well done Gladys this is so true, all your words are like a blossoming sunflower.

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