Being a witch can be so empowering. I have connected with the world around me at an even deeper level than before, and I have found that by being connected with the Earth's energy I have more strength and powers than I believed possible.
Some people know I am a witch, some don't. My immediate family all know, as do my in-laws and some of my friends, and as far as I know they all love and accept me for who I am. They may not "get" it, or believe in the things I do, but they don't see it as a problem.
For other people, the subject is not relevant. My grandparents, for example, know I've always been a bit different but have never asked me about my lifestyle. Why would they? Would they approve? I don't know. Would they love me any less? Probably not. Is it important to me that I "come out of the broom closet" to them? Not at all; there are far more important issues that define our relationship.
My work colleagues know, and while I have to put up with the odd reference to dancing naked in the moonlight, the only person who had an issue with it at least had the courtesy to avoid the subject and work alongside me; I was the only member of staff who had their invite to her wedding revoked though.....
All of my friends know; I only met one of my good friends because my husband recognised her as a kindred spirit and introduced us, but I work as a Solitary and that can be a little isolating. If I need a coven's help I can call on my mother and this friend, and I am part of a fluid online coven on Twitter that I can call upon, but sometimes I feel the solitude of being a Solitary.
Which brings me to www.templeilluminatus.com. A growing community of people with a wide range of interests and beliefs, that I can learn from and share with. I am new to the community, so if you are a user of that website and remember what it feels like to be the new kid, say hi, or feel free to point me in a new and interesting direction. I'm open to learning as we travel through 2012.
Blessed be )0(