The Druid Egg is a tool that can be used to help you find inner peace and contentment. Based on concepts taught within the ancient Druid culture, the Druid Egg provides an object for complete focus, providing a method for calming the mind, enhancing awareness, and eliminating distracting thoughts.
The Druid egg is an egg-shaped piece of rock, usually marble, onyx or granite. The same size as an egg, it is to be held in the hand and stared at. As you gaze at the egg, relax your body and breathe deeply and evenly. By concentrating on the colors, lines, textures and shades, you provide yourself something to think about besides all of the other things that are going on in your head.
Each time you find your concentration shifting from the egg to other thoughts, bring your focus back to the specific details of the egg, and remain focused until all distractions fade away. As you learn to use this tool well, you will easily be able to turn off any mind chatter that affects your concentration.
The Druids determined that the best way to stay balanced and whole was to remain in a state of stillness and centeredness. Most thoughts are about yesterday and tomorrow, and thoughts tend to spiral and escalate, overcoming the reality of now and replacing it with manufactured thoughts that are often based on fear and doubt. If we only thought positive thoughts, and always felt optimistic and excited, then the Druid egg would not be necessary. However, since many people tend to move towards thoughts of disharmony, it becomes necessary to develop a way to stop the mind.
Your personal magic can be amplified as you learn how to stay in the present. Once you understand how to observe your environment without judgment, you begin to perceive the magic of the world and how you can influence it. Often seen by the uninitiated as simply a good luck talisman, the Druid Egg can become a tool for enhancing yourself, your life, and your world.
Excerpted from Soulwork 101: A New Age Guide to Personal Transformation by Glenn Stewart Coles
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