Although I’d love to have that body, the Goddess blessed me in other ways.
After joining I my first Zoom Healing Share last night with some of my best friends I have decided to do something that I never thought I’d have to do again, not in this life time anyway.
I am proud and very happy to come out….as a Witch.
Not the first time I’ve stepped out of the closet but it’s still just as life changing and scary as when I came out as gay over 30 years ago….I’m so old!
I will admit that a lot of keeping it quiet has been because of the reasons in my head. I’ve got a strong Christian background and certain dogmas still hover over me, but that’s my problem to deal with. But it was a big step to over come that and grab my Athame and tell it to go do one. What would people think? Well I suspect a lot of my Spiritual friends will say what took you so long, we’ve known for ages. Or well it doesn’t surprise me.
I’m well past the point of giving a whatsit about what non spirituals think. About most things to be honest. I try not to get bogged down about the things they worry about as important because to be honest displays of wealth and status are just showing off and I want to know you for you not the size of your bank balance. And as having lots of money and material things usually means you’ve had to sell any brain power or sense of individualism surgical removed.
I remember when I first started out in the Spiritual world, when my Psychic abilities where just starting to kick in, one of my very first visions I had was very clear. The Goddess came to me and told me very clearly not to go down the witch path at this time. So I’ve spent the least 10 years working on my Psychic and empathic side. Learning about Energy and how it works and how to use it correctly. I’ve given readings, lots of readings, written and lead workshops, attended courses, learnt from some of the best local, National and International Mediums, been taught the SNU dos and don’ts of Platform work. I’ve been attuned for Reiki and Crystal healing and done my rounds of the MBS fairs and church open days. And have a wonderful time doing it.
But I’ve always felt something was lacking. I’ve always felt like I was missing something, something didn’t quiet fit. I understood the philosophy’s that the spiritual movement uses and worked them in to my daily life as best I could but something still wasn’t right for me.
What I love about the path I am following is that it still has the freedoms of the Spiritual movement but it also has the structure and rules that I so desperately missed. Right from my Monastic days I’ve enjoyed a bit of Ritual and Structure to my day and I get this following the Witch Path.
I’m loosely following the Hedgewitch tradition, as a solitary practitioner. Hedgwitchs traditionally lived outside of the village on the edge of the woods, outside of the day to day preoccupations of men, looking after the wildlife and plant life. She sits between the physical world and the Spirit world, in that gray area between them. And I feel that that describes my version of Spiritual to a T. And with my love of gardening and growing things it just fits for me. Because the Goddess was the first Deity to come to me I still follow her guidance and advice. She still visits me and I recognise and honour her in all her forms.
I’m solitary because I have no wish to join a coven and get involved in the bitching and back stabbing that accompanies any organised group. I’m more than happy to learn my own way my way.
I’m not a Wiccan, but a witch. I don’t follow the rules or traditions of that group
I spell cast when I need to and not just for the sake of doing it like some traditions, and I will admit to a good success rate so far so I must be doing something right.
So why was important to write this blog and to come out again. Because to be truly able to stand in my power and own my beliefs it’s important to be full open and honest about who and what you are. And because from here on in my work is going to take a very different turn then what I’ve been doing for the last 10 years. It’s new and exciting and I’m so looking forward to seeing where this path takes me. I hope some of you come along for the ride and engage with me the same as you always have
As were coming up on Beltane, my first as a out and open witch, I’ve started to plan out this years Rite which has been fun to do
One last thing I want to leave with you. Witch is a non binary name. I am a proud male witch