Of God, Gods and Nature

Some of us believe that there are 3 kinds of Gods. The “Old Ones” or ancestors, are first in honor and in consultation. The archetypes are largely made up, as all Gods are and always have been, but there are valuable lessons to be learned from their myths, and they are largely our role models. Then there is the final class: US. You, me, and everyone else. “Thou art God,” we say, but really we are just learning how. When we “die,” we join the “old ones,” and the cycle continues.

But Nature is God as well, deserving of our worship and reverence. I sometimes think that the archetypal Gods are simply anthropomorphous thought forms about Nature. Nature IS. The Earth Mother, or Gaia, is one entity. Though parts of Nature seem to our limited vision to be separate things (like the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, minerals, humankind etc.,) everything works together as a whole. So Nature is God, and since we are also Nature, we are God as well.

We believe that most of the harm caused by humankind to the Earth Mother and to each other is the direct result of our lack or knowledge, our denial, of our own divinity and the false belief that we are individuals, unconnected to anything or anyone else. This idea of separateness is the cancer that has infected the planet. It is our mission as Druids to eradicate this cancer.

Of course, all of the above is simply MNSHO. Your mileage may vary.