Yes, I’m a witch.
“Magic is everywhere if you know where to look”. If you open up your heart and your mind to it you will find it in your dreams, in your thoughts, in nature, and everywhere.
I don’t practice any form of traditional witchcraft. Instead, I practice Eclectic Witchcraft more focused on Green & Kitchen witchcraft, which means I work with the elements of nature to bring magical, healing energy up from the earth. Practitioners of the green craft are drawn to working with natural materials and energies.
Green Witches love working with herbs, crystals, and other items that our beautiful earth creates. A Green Witch loves making crafts, growing plants, and being out in nature. We understand the importance of honoring the earth and the cycles of nature. Green Witches are drawn to all things green. We are often skilled herbalists and love to garden as part of our practice. We have a green thumb and can grow just about anything!
A Green Witch often follows an earth-based spirituality. We are on a path of discovering our connection with nature and being one with all things. This path is about discovering a more easy, natural way of living and being. A Green Witch is often dedicated to an environmentally friendly lifestyle. To a witch all-natural places are sacred.
In eclectic witchcraft, we pull elements from any practice we wish to use. We mix and match until we find a form and spell that works well for us which means we use different forms of magical practices based on what works. For example, If I want to relax, I might meditate, make a tea blend, or burn sage. If I’m feeling irritated, I’ll light scented candles and chant. I enjoy all types of magical practices, but I like to keep things simple and accessible.
Eclectic witchcraft combines elements from different traditions into one cohesive whole. For example, I use the Law of Attraction to manifest my wishes through the power of thought. I believe that if you think good thoughts, then good things will happen which means that I focus on positive affirmations and visualizations throughout the day. Regularly I listen to calm music while I meditate to help me maintain a calm mind and clear thinking.
But whatever works for me might not work for you, and that’s totally okay! You can always combine elements of Wicca, green witchcraft, hedge witchcraft, hoodoo, and any other tradition. You can even rely simply on your unverified personal gnosis! That’s the beauty of practicing Eclectic Witchcraft. It gives complete freedom.
What Is A Witch?
There’s no one right way to become a witch.
Some people grow up in the spiritual craft, some find it by accident, and some do many years of study before finally claiming to be one. Whatever method you choose, you cannot go wrong, and every experience is unique.
There are many different types of witches, but we all share one thing in common: we practice witchcraft. Some witches likes to gather together in a coven, and others, like me, are solitary practitioners who like to practice alone. Some use magical tools and rituals to help cast spells; others use the power of their mind or the law of attraction.
Whatever type of witch you are, you’ll always benefit from learning about other forms of witchcraft. For example, if you’re interested in Wicca, you might want to learn about the history of the religion, its beliefs, and its practices.
No matter what form of witchcraft you choose, you’ll still need to understand the basics of the craft. You can start by reading books on the subject or reading and watching videos online.
Do I Really Believe in Magic?
Yes! I do! Witchcraft has been proven to be real to me many times. I wouldn’t still be a practicing witch if I didn’t think magic was real.
When I was younger, I would wake up in the middle of the night hearing voices whispering to me, sometimes they would say things that would happen, and believe it or not, they did happen.
I often have dreams that are like premonitions, then a few days or weeks later my dream unfolds in real life—exactly as I saw it when sleeping.
I also have “Psychic Visions” which are similar to dreaming. Generally, it happens when I’m relaxed or thinking about something else, minding my own business. Then my visions may take the form of a mind movie (clairvoyance), or they might come as a picture, or spoken words (clairaudience) and often arrives as a feeling of certainty about the future.
When I was a teenager, I would do spells and see my wishes come true so fast it seemed impossible. So many vivid experiences I’ve had with the magical realm that If I tell people would not believe it.
I know that these experiences aren’t just hallucinations. But I know that I experience something real. And that’s why I believe in magic. That’s why I practice witchcraft because it is real.
Some people joke about other people’s beliefs. And believe me, I’ve had that a lot. It makes no sense, and sure you might come off as teasing when really it’s just a horrible thing to do and for the most part why can’t we all accept everyone else’s beliefs and take them for who they really are?
Yes, yes I am a witch, so what? It makes no sense, and sure you might come off as teasing when really it’s just a horrible thing to do and for the most part why can’t we all accept everyone else’s beliefs and take them for who they really are? It’s an entirely legal and ethical spiritual practice. I’m not and would never push witchcraft on anyone, I’m not denying anyone else’s rights because of my witchcraft, I’m not ignoring legal statutes because of my witchcraft, I’m not trying to change legal statutes because of my witchcraft, I’m not denying medical procedures because of my witchcraft, I’m not trying to persuade anyone to change their views on reality because of my witchcraft. What business is it of people with others’ personal spiritual practices and beliefs? For the most part, I shrug it off. People talk and people misunderstand. So be it. They make their own drama and problems. I just go about my business, but yes it can be frustrating. There is no limit to how ignorant people can be (ignorance comes from a lack of knowledge).
Are Witches Evil?
Witchcraft is a belief in magic, sorcery, and supernatural powers. Some believe that witches are evil creatures who only practice black magic. It’s all about the intent of the witch and their intention. Just about anything can be used for good or evil. For example, morphine can be either medicine or poison. Witchcraft is the same.
Just know that many witches believe that whatever they do comes back to them. So witchcraft is more likely to be used for good than evil. Who would want evil to come into their life? Also, you don’t get to choose what happens to repay you so bad things will be costly.
Most of us believe in the “Rule of Three” – Which states that whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to that person three times.
Mostly due to fear and lack of knowledge. Some people have seen our religion as a threat to Christianity or other religions, but it’s not. I was raised Christian, and it provided me with a good spiritual base.
I do not worship Satan. In fact, most witches do not even believe that such a character exists. Sometimes, our symbol – an upright, five-pointed star – is mistaken for the Satanic symbol, which is an upside-down, five-pointed star. I believe in only one God, called the Higher Power, the Great Spirit, or My Creator. I also believe that this Being has a feminine as well as a masculine side – much like the yin-yang principle. I cast spells for special occasions, protections, prosperity, etc. I either follow books or make up my own spells, but the most important thing is: to have good intentions. It’s a very “freeing” religion, with only one rule, really – “Harm none, do what you will.”
No, witches don’t usually have long noses or warts and fly on a broom. Traditionally, most witches were female and a broom is a common tool of domestics. Women would prop a broom outside their door or up a chimney to let people know they were away. They would also “ride brooms” in the field because they believed it would make their crops grow. Many witches have an upside-down broom hanging in their houses because it brings good luck (or behind the door to make a guest leave early).
So to sum up… I believe in magic. I believe in the power of our minds and our intentions. I believe in the ability to create change in our lives. I believe in the power to make ourselves and others happy. I believe in the strength of our own will. I believe in the possibility of our dreams coming true. I believe in the potential to become whatever we want to become. I believe in magic ♥