What Intrigues You?
About 20 years ago, the movie The Craft came out in theaters & just about every girl who saw it, fell in love with the idea of being a Witch. However, even in the movie a Witch was associated with something dark, or an outcast within society. A Witch wearing dark makeup and being associated with all things ‘spooky’, or dark, is only partly because of Halloween, and also mainstream media painting a picture of what something is supposed to be.
What is a Witch?
We have a negative association with the word Witch because it has been socially programmed to see as a bad thing for centuries, upon centuries. Many of the stories within the Bible stem from Pagan roots and were retold so to make the conversion into Christianity easier.
Women were equal in power to men in many of these ancient cultures. They were the healers and teachers; the record keepers of the old stories of creation and the vessel source chose to channel life, and all its magic.
Well, Eve convinced Adam to eat the apple which kicked man out of paradise, and so her power was seen as something wicked.
As the Patriarchal New World Order took over and cleansed the minds and souls of humanity with the Word of God, they convinced humankind to commit the first major genocide; the inquisition.
As the Goddess was removed from power, so were women, and the magic of the divine feminine.
A Witch is someone who walks with the ancients. The Goddess speaks to them as they undo generations of spiritual, emotional, and mental programming which blocks their true Divinity and connection to Source. A Witch is collectively, the Divine Feminine rising, and the Matriarch taking back her rightful power and place within society.
The Brutal Truth
At First the Truth Will Piss You Off but Then it Will Set You Free
I find it funny how something so evil could have been done for the sake of saving one's soul. Many are not ready to accept this truth, but it is surely one that will set you free.
We are told heroic stories of the crusades as they reached out to the World with the word of God, but we aren't given the truth of how they forced pagans to kneel before the cross, or to die by the sword.
When we hear about the inquisition, we first think of Salem and don't venture too far into the past, before the Dark Ages when our Ancient World was lost forever. Not only were people suffering religious persecution, but so were the temples and ancient texts.
Rome knew in order to gain total control, they could no longer do it with political fear, but had to grasp the souls of men as well. They could place the fear of God in the people and have subservience they desired with little effort.
So, What Makes You a Witch?
Remembering Your Roots
Hear the Call
Many ancient cultures believed in reincarnation, and that the soul would recycle through their the ancestral line. Also, many understood karmic DNA, in which a chosen member of that soul group would come back to Earth so to break certain cycles and toxic attachments which prevented their ascension. And we also have ancestral spirits that will attach themselves to you and act as guides and guardians, as you undo cycles they could not within their incarnation, and which prevents them from passing on.
I have also read many Native American prophecies, such as the Hopi, and they foretell of a time when the ancient spirits of the Earth would speak to a new generation that was to lead humanity into a spiritual shift, which would bring about a better World for all. Many know this now as the "New Age".
There are many theories and ideas out there as to what sparks this Remembering and the path we are to take in our Spiritual Awakening.
Shamanism, Paganism, Wiccan... the list goes on, but the connection within each of these New Age practices stem from ancient teachings. Honoring the cycles of the Earth, moving towards holistic or metaphysical healing, as well as divination are becoming more mainstream because of this mass-scale "Remembering" of the old ways.
You Have a Desire to Heal, or to be Healed
Through Holistic & Spiritual Modalities
The Healing Arts are coming rather mainstream, and that is absolutely amazing. As we see these modalities go mainstream, many laugh at this "New Age" but yet don't quite understand that these stem from or are influenced by the ancients.
You either find a holistic or spiritual path through the need to heal yourself, or it is influenced upon you through your peers or upbringing. All the same, with this need for self-healing, comes a desire to heal others, or to spark their interest with that magic you had found, too.
The healers path is no different than the Witch, as they dive within and search for their tools to create the alchemy which will light their path, as well as others.
You Understand Everything
But Feel So Misunderstood
People often tell you that you are an old soul, and wise beyond your years. You are complex, multi-faceted and deeply in tune. You can get really close to people, but always leave that shred of mystery when it comes to understanding you completely. While you spend so much time understanding what’s going on in someone else’s head, you forget that they often can’t do the same, for you.
Also, as an Empath, which is a trait many Witches possess, you absorb so much around you and might not even understand your own thoughts or feelings because you are energetically over stimulated.
Fear Of What Others Think
Burn The Witch
As much as you allow others to think you don't care about being talked or even thought in a negative way, your reputation, or your sense professionalism in the face you present to the World is vital. Also, you know that not everyone is going to understand or accept your gifts if you happen to be on more of a spiritual path, and so you keep that part of yourself very private.
Many go through this during their incarnation as a way to resolve the "PTSD of the soul" when it comes to the conversation of spiritual beliefs. The ancients had to practice their rituals and prayer in private, for fear of being called out as a heretic, or a witch. The punishment for witchcraft, or worshipping the Old Ways was often death, but first extreme torture.
Even the word Witch triggers many experienced healers with a feeling of shame, or resentment. That is because of the religious programming that runs so deep.
Joan of Arc's Death at the Stake
You Feel, or Read Energy & Have a Strong Intuition
Pineal Gland Activation
Many talk about their 3rd eye, and many laugh about it being something made-up.
Your third eye, or brow chakra, is your pineal gland.
Our third eye is our perception of the world around, and within us. This houses our Higher Self and it resides under our Crown Chakra, which is our connection to Source. What we download from Source energy from the top of our head, is perceived through our third eye. In order for our connection to be strong, our third eye, or brow chakra must be activated, and in working order.
For many, this is calcified, or from damage through genetics, it doesn't even work.
Are You a Good Witch, or a Bad Witch?
Manifestation and Intention
You love the idea of spells and rituals, or they call out to you. You might have even noticed that you have experienced manifestation occur in your life many times before. When you think about something with extreme intent, it happens. This is both a blessing, and a curse – just as most gifts are, depending on how you use it.
"True magic is neither black, nor white - it's both because nature is both. Loving and cruel, all at the same time. The only good or bad is in the heart of the witch. Life keeps a balance on its own."
- Lirio 'The Craft'
The ancients understood the spiritual and metaphysical tools within the planets, elements, and symbology, as well as in the supernatural power of their deities, and so Witchcraft, or spell casting is something that is a given if you walk this path.
As a Witch you hold a very powerful gift with your intent. You are the tool, the conduit, or the vessel in which source can channel its power. When you focus and have the power of belief to back your intent, it is empowered. It works much like the Law of Attraction, only with the use of ancient teachings.
Embrace Your Truth
Spiritual Awakening is a very personal journey, as each Witch comes into their power, they know their gifts are unique, as is the path.