Well in this case, what it means to ME….
Everyone knows what it means to be a Christian, at least on a basic level. To be a follower and believer of Jesus Christ/Yeshua and his message and teachings and to accept him as a Messiah and Saviour. Pretty simple right??
Well a longtime and open-minded friend of mine asked me, what it really means to be a witch. At first, I honestly didn’t know how to answer that person, I thought about going into this long winded spiel about respecting nature, gods and goddesses, sabbats, herbs, stones, Tarot Cards, meditation and other New Age” related examples. But I realized that anybody can rattle off that and never get to the “heart” of the craft.
I realized that anyone can call themselves a witch, but do they really understand what that means? I’m sure there are plenty of people out there that know precisely what it means to them, but there are probably just as many out there that use the term, but have NO idea exactly what defines it. This entire thought process then got me wondering, did I truly understand what it meant to me to call myself a witch?
At the time this all occurred, I had been studying and learning about the Craft for nearly a year. Then one day in my studies, I discovered this poem and knew that for me, it was a perfect definition of what being a witch meant. This was one of the first things I wrote in my BOS&L when I started it and I read it every so often as a reminder of why I call myself a witch as well as a Christian…
So if you are questioning what it means to call oneself a witch, I hope this helps give you some of your answers. (PS. I made one small change in the original poem to reflect my personal faith in the Divine God/dess!)
To Be a Witch…
To be a witch is to love & be loved.
To be a witch is to know everything & nothing at all.
To be a witch is to move amongst the stars while staying on earth.
To be a witch is to change the world around you & yourself.
To be a witch is to share & give while receiving all the while.
To be a witch is to dance & sing & hold hands with the universe.
To be a witch is to honor God/dess & yourself.
To be a witch is to Be Magick not just perform it.
To be a witch is to be honorable or nothing at all.
To be a witch is to accept others who are not.
To be a witch is to know what you feel is right & good.
To be a witch is to harm none.
To be a witch is to know the ways of old.
To be a witch is to see beyond the barriers.
To be a witch is to follow the moon.
To be a witch is to be one with God/dess.
To be a witch is to study & to learn.
To be a witch is to be the teacher & the student.
To be a witch is to acknowledge the truth.
To be a witch is to live with the earth & not just on it.
To be a witch is to be truly free!
If anyone has any additional thoughts to this blog post, I’m eager to hear from others on this topic. What do you think defines one as a witch? What makes you believe yourself to be a witch? If you don’t use the term witch, what do you call yourself and why?