The Contemporary New England Witch

The Contemporary New England Witch
Ms Faith

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Real Work of the Witch






Good Afternoon,

I come across people all of the time that want to 'pick up the broomstick' and become a witch.  That's just fine, anyone, in my opinion, can be a witch. That is, if they do the work of the witch.  Now, I don't mean making herbal blends, carving candles or making potions. I don't even mean having rituals and casting spells by the moon.

What I mean when I say, the work of the witch, is the internal work that must be done. Many feel that if they read the books and dress with witchy jewelry they are doing the work. Again, no. It is the work of changing who you are. Why do you need to change? Well, you don't necessarily need to, but then why would you be looking to become a witch. People find they want to change the fundamental basis of their lives, and that's what becoming a witch is, changing in a major way, because they are not happy with what they have at the time.  I mean, if you were really happy with everything in your life, why change?

So, you've decided you want to change. Great! Now look at the character traits you embody and see which ones benefit you, and which ones are a detriment. Are you a happy person? That's a benefit. Are you a negative person? Detriment. See where I'm going? Make a list of the qualities syou wish to change for the better and sit with it for a while.

I will tell you a Universal Mystery.  It's not others that need to change. It's you. It's NEVER others that need to change. It's ALWAYS you. If you can take that concept and work with it, you are on your way to becoming a witch. If not, then I wish you well on your path and I hope you find what you're looking for.

There are many ways to start changing the negative qualities you wish to change. Meditation can help. Also being aware of the words that come from your mouth. Most negativity is reflected in the words we use and the way we verbally look at the world. Hear your words and start to change them. Start by saying positive things, even if they feel foreign to you.

Try interacting with others in a positive way and not allowing others to drag you into their drama and negative outlook on things. It takes one day at a time and one step at a time. But during this work, be sure to play with the fun witchy stuff. Make sure you use Goddess help to help you change, by doing your rituals and casting your circles. Hang out with other positive witchy people. Work with your herbs, candles, potions and spells. It's all a process, a wonderful one, but it will take time. Good luck on your path!


Peace and Happiness






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2 comments:

  1. Blessed shadow work :) I think that's a benefit for all paths, not just us witches (although they often call it something different). I've met lots of folks that could use some time with their shadow.

    Some cues that its needed, from my experience:
    1. If you are constantly feeling as if you're being persecuted/put down/kept down/abused.
    2. If everything that's wrong with your life is someone or something else's fault.
    3. If you feel unreasonable, constant anxiety.
    4. If you are unhappy, but have no real reason you can point at as an explanation.
    5. If you are struggling with any type of addiction.

    Thank you for the article. It is important!

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  2. Wonderful commentary and I whole-heartedly agree. Your words provide wisdom, insight, gratitude, and personal pride for my choice to live as a Witch. It's not always an easy way, but it is a powefully transformative way. Blessed Be.

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