I was recently asked how people react to my spiritual pursuit – i.e., Witchcraft. So I figured I’d answer here. My in-laws (my partner’s parents, and his sisters and their husbands) – as far as I’m aware – are in-the-know about my interests. I’m almost sure they’re aware of WitchInTheBurbs.com and my book, The Spell In My Pocket. I’m almost certain that my Mom-in-law purchased a copy. Or was it one of the Sis-in-laws? They don’t seem to react at all. It’s not something generally spoken about. I have a feeling they were raised the way I was raised –> religion
I have a friend who just recently found out I’m a Witch. Actually, it’s someone I work with via phone on a regular basis. We’ll call her V. Our conversation one night turned towards dreams and goals, as V was leaving her then-current department to do something meaningful to her. So, career moves was the thing that brought up my Witchyness.
I used to be very, very label-friendly. I was one of those people who insisted that words help us define things for ourselves, and in defining them, we can decide whether they are categories we like.
I wrote in What Is Life Redesign? about the first few steps I take when I undergo this process. Everyone is asking “what is life about” and “how do I do what it is I feel like I need to do?” People ask me, “Now that I know, what do I do?” After a couple of days, come back to your journal, your list of things you’ve written. Get quiet. Open your mind. I know this is going to sound very “new age,” but it is what it is. The languaging helps to understand where I’m going with this.
People come to me and tell me their stories. And that’s part of what I like about being Pisces. I can listen, and listen well, and understand where you’re coming from. It isn’t difficult at all for me to step into your shoes when you’re spinning and weaving tales of your life for me. But then, when all is said and done, some people will ask me for advice. Sometimes my advice is related to magic/spellwork. Other times, it’s practical stuff – like how to best get your budget together to save up for something special. But most of the