I have been away for a little while, but happy to return! One in part of being busy with artwork commissions, family responsibilities and the like and partly because I have been in such an emotionally stormy headspace. After doing more of my own spiritual research and praying, I am finally starting to feel better. Yay! #Shoutout to my friend Luna, who is always there to listen to me loose my shit and tell me to chill, everything will be OK. Its time I continue my journaling on the witchcraft topic. If you missed it, here is My Thoughts on Witchcraft (Part 1)
Above I have posted a great video by WitchTuber Owlvine Green. I have recently discovered her videos and vibe a lot with what she has to say on the topic of witchcraft, magic, dieties and more. Ultimately, the past few weeks I have been in utter turmoil over my spirituality. After realizing that it was an integral part of my life, it led me through a lot of transformations. I discovered tarot and learned about it. I ultimately decided that my perception of spirituality was not confined by any one religion, and now, I am struggling with what to define my beliefs. Technically, I don’t have to call myself anything. However, like Owlvine mentions in her video Which Diety Should I Work With, we as humans gravitate towards being able to put a name to an idea or beliefs, even though it is far greater than just that name. So that is where I am.
For a while, the idea that I was magical, or had powers, and was a witch…was cool as shit! Yet, you have to understand the real definitions of these words (more on that in part three). The magical powers that I talk about aren’t like that of Matilda or Harry Potter and being a witch isn’t the idea of brewing over a cauldron; well, at least not all the time :). However, once I actually did the research to learn about what being a witch really means, I found myself not being able to fit in this perceived box. Turns out, the box never really existed to begin with, I just got caught up with the media’s perception of being a witch (which is apparently trendy right now…) After watching Witch and Moon‘s video on the topic, I felt a lot better about the whole thing. These witch types aren’t the end-all-be-all, but simply identifiers for those who have been working with their own brand of magic and have recognize traits about themselves, in order to give it a round-about name to converse with other like individuals. At the moment, I choose not to define my spirituality. After all, I am still just figuring it out! The journey is what’s important…not the destination.
So, will I consider myself a witch in the future? Maybe, but it’s not important at this moment. 🙂