Coming Out of the Broom Closet…
Witches are rising in popularity these days, but how do you know if you are one? And if you want to be one, where do you start?
The first thing I would say to you is that anyone can be a witch. This is a non gender specific term, so if you’re a guy, you would still be considered a witch. (This applies for all other gender denominations as well.)
The next thing you need to know is how to actually become one. What I’m noticing right now is that witches are trending. They have become “cool” and everyone and their uncle is claiming to be one. But calling yourself a witch doesn’t automatically give you that title. Witches are witches by the actions they take and the work they do.
Forming Connections is Important
If you want to join the ranks it is important to develop a good relationship with yourself. You need to know who you are: Your best qualities and your worst. There should definitely be some self growth and shadow work going on along the way. You should also be learning more about your own personal power and energy, How to call it up, how to focus it and how you want to use it in your work. Figure out what kind of witch you want to be. You have a lot of different options. Witches come in many shapes, forms and modes of practice.
After you have built a solid connection with yourself, you will need to build this same connection with Spirit. This can be with the God & Goddess, The Universe, Mother Nature, Spirit or whatever you feel closest to. The connection you develop here is going to help you gain insight and allow you to tap into the Universal consciousness. Why is this important you ask? Because this is where all the answers you need are! And if you don’t have a good connection with this energy you won’t be as strong.
Being a witch takes a lot of time, dedication and hard work. Not only is there a lot of knowledge to acquire, but the internal work we must do is often the hardest. Its not easy to look at yourself honestly and try to overcome our habits, outdated thought patterns or the things we don’t love about ourselves. So before you decide to call yourself a witch, please make sure you do so with reverence. Without it you are simply demeaning the work and effort the rest of us have put in on our journey to get where we are at.
Calling Yourself a Witch
For me, I was on a spiritual path for many years and practicing different pieces of the Craft without even realizing it. At a certain point in time I noticed everyone was calling me a witch. I wasn’t offended at all, however it was simply never a way that I saw myself. But when this was reflected back to me, I realized it was true. I was a witch! And from that point on i started owning it. In many cultures it is when others acknowledge who you are, you officially gain your title. So before you come out of the proverbial broom closet – make sure you’re on point.
If you are serious about becoming a witch, and you’re willing to do the work, then we welcome you with open arms! Our community always has room for new members at any experience level as long as they have a respect for the Craft. I’m always excited to see a new witch shake off her first broomstick and take a ride. I never mind helping out a new witch as they learn to walk on their path. And meeting more experienced witches is always a treat because they have so much experience to share. Wherever you are in your process is ok. Remember that it’s important to support each other on our journey and to include others ins