The Modern Witch And Who Are We?
I get asked all the time...what makes you a Witch?
What is a modern day Witch all about? How do we define ourselves in a society that has a pre conceived idea about what a witch is?
We know what Hollywood has taught us - but does anyone actually know?
Historically Witchcraft is a spiritual system that fosters the free thought and will of the individual, encourages learning and an understanding of the earth and a reverence for nature, affirming the divinity in all living things.
I like to define a modern day Witch as spiritual person (but not religious) who believes in the power of all things living and the power of the universe.
It not about following any rules dictated to us, (like those of the major religions of the world) but having your own set of morals, someone that believe in Karma and the law of attraction.
A modern Witch lights candles with essential oils, burns incense, creates a vision board, keeps a diary and has a bunch of crystals. We also meditate, recycle, keep our spaces clean, use natural products, engage in affirmations, know when it's a full moon and do yoga.
So many of the things we do today, still align with the historic spiritual system of witchcraft, but we do all of these things because they either make us feel good, help us keep positive and care about our environment.
Im not saying you need to become a climate change activist or be a vegan - its just about doing your little bit, to leave this planet a little better than how you found it.
Rituals come hand in hand with witchcraft - but this is not all about spells (although it can be).
I personally go to bed each night and before falling asleep - I follow the same ritual...
I walk into my room and immediately light an incense and candle. I then wash my face and teeth, get pjs on and then hop into bed. I use Cantata Elixir Relaxat Lotion and rub it on the back of my neck and shoulders - as the scent lingers and you inhale the relaxing combination of essential oils, as you drift of to sleep.
This might not seem like a traditional ritual as you know it, but it is a modern day ritual, performed in the same sequential order.
There's a little Witch in all of us. It's in the things we do daily, in the things that make us feel better and the things we do to leave the planet a little better than we found it.
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With Love and Light to all