I decided to share some info about me today that I bet some of you don't know.....I'm a hedgewitch. Yup...I'm a full blown practicing broom wielding spell casting charm bag carrying witch. I've been one for 12 years and it completely changed my life for the better. :) I'm also a High Priestess of Wicca and an ordained reverend . Before you run screaming and scared lol I want to tell you about why I chose this path and what it means.
Wicca is a nature-based religion, we celebrate Mother Nature and the changing seasons. We celebrate the phases of the moon and our ancestors. We celebrate the earth and all the wonders she has to offer. It's not scary, it's not dark and we don't even believe in satan. lol Our symbol is called a pentagram and the points represent Earth, Air, Fire, Water and the Spirit. These are the elements of existence. We celebrate and honor a Goddess and a God.
The practice of Wicca is calm and peaceful and meditation is wonderful when being a mom and wife gets rough. I keep a rose quartz crystal handy all the time so I can just grab it and calm myself down if things are getting out of control. I believe that everything is made up of energy and if the energy is negative, we have the ability to change it by rearranging those energies.
I'm a very "white" witch...meaning all the things I practice are only good intentions. I have never ever practiced or cast harm on another because I life by Karma....whatever you do to others will come back to you three-fold. All my friends are "white" witches too. If you passed me on the street you would never know my beliefs except for a ring I wear on my left hand which signifies my ordination. My favorite clothes are my American Eagle and Hollister hoodies. My house is decorated in primitive country and I'm a fish tank nerd (I have 5 tanks and breed cichlids). lol
I practice natural herbal medicine and make all my own salves, tinctures and concoctions. Most of the herbs are right out of my own herb garden. Bet you didn't know that plain old aspirin comes from a willow tree branch. I have an entire medicine chest of naturals meds and we reach for them for everything from a bruise to a sprained ankle.
We live a very "normal" life and if it wasn't for my practice, which kept me sane, I would be in a looney bin!
I just felt the need today to talk about this...don't ask me why...i guess i'm just a glutten for punishment. lol If any of you have any questions or comments or thoughts, please feel free to post them, I welcome them. :)
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