Here's something that really grinds my gears!! Lol! Joking! Well, sort of! I do want to speak about something on which I'm very passionate. It's a topic that is very important to me because it involves so many aspects of life. It affects many of my fellow witches.
As many of you have noticed, there's been quite an uptick in Witchcraft and Paganism over the last several years. It's "trending" if you will. I don't mind that! Actually in some ways I think it's good, because some people are starting to research Paganism and Witchcraft and actually learn it's roots. This is the part I love! I love it when I see people educating themselves in general!
One of the questions I get asked the most is: "How do I become a witch?"..... This is where at times, I can't help but face palm and shake my head.
There isn't one way to be a witch. Some are hereditary witches (passed through the bloodline), some feel called to the path and go from there. Others start out from a simple curiosity that drives them forward. This is what I mean when I say, there's no one way to be or become a witch.
Witches come from everywhere, from all walks of life, from all races, cultures and creeds! There's no one specific origin, there's no one specific look or way to be... As you go along on your journey and learn, the things you decide to implement into your practices becomes your personal craft. Some are kitchen witches, some are lunar or solar witches, there's even storm witches! You also have your hedge witches, fairy witches, and green witches. There's many different kinds! And whatever you decide to practice is perfect. But take your time, and learn it well.
Being a witch isn't a fad. Or at least it shouldn't be. It's a way of life. It's a way of being and doing. A lot of the time, that way of being and doing is convening with self and nature. Again, different witches have their own practices and craft. But when it comes down to it, it's all energy and energy is what we convene with and work with.
On that same line, don't feel like you have to rush off to the nearest witchy shop to get tools. You don't need to spend a shit ton of money to have the tools you need. The Dollar Store actually has some amazing finds! Table cloths can be used as altar cloths. Birthday candles can be spell candles. Get a cool looking wine glass and use a chalice! You don't need lots of money to develop and practice your craft. Just get creative and think outside the box!