Being a Witch

I am a Witch. I am seen in many forms, I am a young maid, a loving but firm mother, an old hag, an Appalachian granny, a Hoodoo mama, a priestess of old Gods and Goddesses, a battle sister for the earth, a coiling Shakti snake – I am a Witch. My worship is communing with the Divine through Nature. I try to grow vegetables and herbs in the earth so that I might use the healing powers that exist within Nature to help myself and others. I am a Witch. I perform my rituals in Sacred places that I create or that already exist indoors and outdoors. The four Watchtowers with the Elemental Powers and their Guardians are forever with me to aid and guard me. I eternally stand in the Crossroads between the Cosmos above, the Planet below, and the Spiritual within. I am whole within the Universe. I am a Witch. I journey in meditations, rituals, and dreams. I use hallowed and consecrated tools to aid me on my magickal journeys. These include cauldrons, crystals, candles, incense, ritual oils, water, salt, soil, feathers, bells, brooms, rattles, drums, wands, staffs, blades, mirrors, Tarot cards, and Rune stones. My spirit travels throughout Time and Space; and I return from my journeys with insight, knowledge, and power. I go between the three worlds to heal, grow, and transform. Empathy, compassion, understanding, and mercy are natural, not supernatural, and they are a part of my daily life. I am a Witch. I follow the Seasons and the Elements and the Circle of Life. I endeavor to keep all parts of my Self healthy and balanced. I work to restore balance in my environment and in Nature. I hear the anguish of Mother Earth, saddened with the damage being done to Nature by humankind. I am alarmed by pollution and destruction of the Air, the Earth, and the Waters. I am dismayed by the Spiritual pollution of hatred, greed, bigotry, intolerance, racism, addiction, violence ,and despair. I work and conjure each and every day to restore balance, peace and harmony in the lives of others and the Planet. I try my best to live each day in harmony with others and with Nature. I am a Witch.