What is a witch? I hear this question a lot, and the answers are always
something like someone who does magic, or someone who reveres nature,
they are good and help people, and even oh their evil people. That
never says *what* a witch is.
Honestly, if I had to give one
word to say what a witch is, it'd be Dreamer. The witch is that person
who looks beyond what lies in front of them. They see that which drifts
just outside of sight. They see both sides of the coin.. at the same
time.. while it is laying flat. Many would say that is impossible, call
them fools or insane. The witch, however, knows that she speaks true.
She doesn't rely on those around her to define her truths. Her
validation.. her sense of worth comes from within her. She is what she
dreams herself to be.
Actually, even more simple.. A Witch IS
know, having just written that, it makes part of the Charge even more
real. The same part I wrote about last year. So many spend their time
looking for things outside of them. Validation, worth, love, or even
power, all these things people look to others to find answers to. They
spend their time trying to make themselves look better to other people,
and the slightest sign of someone disagreeing with them they fall apart.
They get angry and defensive about how dare you attack them, even when
you are not. They rely on others.
If that which you seek, you can
not find within, you will never find without.
hidden within small words. Look to yourself, child. You have what you
need if you only look within. Trust and have faith in yourself. If you
can't and you rely on others for it all, then you are little more than a
fragile shell that merely shatters. Unless you can find these things..
these truths within yourself, then all you have are hollow, brittle
words to hold you up. Looking to others does not make for a good
foundation for the witch to exercise her Will.
that word again. Will. Funny how so much of the Craft comes back to
this one simple, yet exceedingly difficult thing. Simple, yet
difficult.. ahh witchcraft.. how thee art a Paradox that resolves all