Seeking Sacred Springs for Inspiration and Healing

Beautiful Post. I grew up drinking on spring water. I am now lucky enough to live on a lake that is spring fed,the water in the lake has been tested and is considered to be purer than our well water which is quite pure. Springs are a blessing if you live near one that is pure it is the best water ever.

The Druid's Garden

Heffley Spring in June 2015 Heffley Spring in June 2015

The druid tradition–along with many others–is full of stories about sacred waters. From the Chalice Well in Glastonbury to the invocation of the “Salmon who Dwells Within The Sacred Pool,” we’ve got our water going on. Imbolc (which happened earlier this week) is often a holiday associated with flows, and many of us do workings with water and healing with water in various ways. More than this though, water has a number of key places within our conceptual frameworks in the druid tradition.  In the four element system so commonly used in earth-based traditions (that has been part of western thinking for a very, very long time), water represents our emotions, our intuition, and our connection to our spirituality. In the druid revival’s three element system, water is connected with Gywar, the principle of flow. It is Gywar that helps us move forward and…

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