Since I became a druid 5 years ago, I've read of divination, especially ogham divination, as being part of druidry. I don't believe in divination in a supernatural sense, but it seemed to me that it's like art. It's a way to see beauty and tap into your feelings.
So I bought The Celtic Tree Oracle. There are instructions for a complicated way of drawing a bunch of cards of having each one signify a certain thing. But from the start, that was not my intent. My plan was to draw one card, maybe in the evening, maybe before meditation.
I did that for the first time last night. I was very tired yesterday. All day at work, I was especially distractible. I got work done, but I wasn't working on the things I meant to be working on. I kept going off on other projects. Usually I have one coffee before work and one in late morning or early afternoon. But I was a mess from the time I got to work, exhausted and irritable. I had my second coffee of the day not long after getting to work, and my third mid-afternoon.
I stayed late at work, not super-late, but until just before 6. Then I did two errands after work.
When I got home, I was exhausted. I had dinner, and then lay in the living room listening to the radio until bedtime. I went to bed early, at 8:45. But then I had trouble falling asleep. Maybe it was because I had extra coffee to try to make it through the day.
I got up and went to the ogham cards. I shuffled them carefully, and let myself be drawn to a particular card. I chose my card, and it was Uilleand. I opened the book to read about its meaning. I read of a bird which, when disturbed, flies up and makes a scene to draw attention away from its nest. I read about turning away from distraction and seeing the truth at the center. This seemed apt, since I have been reading about ADHD and since I had a distractible day.
After reading about Uilleand, I felt a sense of peace. I went back to bed, and this time I could fall asleep.