Wednesday, September 21, 2011
44 Days of Witchery
Witchy Day #1
What's your witchy background?
I was born into a Catholic family, so the transition was not so smooth. To be honest, if I were to have been asked 20 years ago what I thought about Wicca, I would have scoffed , shown you the cross around my neck and backed away from you quickly. It was after all, imbedded in my head that anything other than what I was raised to believe was wrong.
But after a few years of serious soul searching, I realized I wasn't happy in my little bubble of beliefs.
I began to read about other religions and came to the conclusion that I was looking in all the wrong places. The answer really was right underneath my nose. Or, underneath my toes, shall I say. And over my head as well. It was as if a giant cloud opened up above me and showed me what I had been missing all along. I guess you can say I had an epiphany.
I knew in one moment that I was a child of our Goddess. I really don't know how else to explain it.
I do know that I am grateful for the knowledge I gained in my search for a calling. I have a deep respect for many of the Eastern religions. And the history of the mainstream religions come in handy when living in the bible belt. There's a lot of close-minded people out here that don't want to see the outside of their box. And that's ok with me. I'm not here to change them. That's not my path. I am here to learn. And learn I shall continue to do.