QUESTION - I have been struggling with two paths in the last few months. I am a Christian who believes that Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior. But I have been feeling a strong pull towards witchcraft. Witchcraft runs in my family. They just don't recognize it as that. My grandmother and her mom and my grandmothers cousin and her mom and so forth practiced things that they didn't see as witchcraft because they did it in the name of Jesus Christ. I know that it's possible to be a Christan witch as long as I practice craft that doesn't interfere with the rules of Christianity. I guess my question is how do I know if I'm a natural witch? I'm so drawn to witchcraft and crystals and nature. I'm a very intuitive person and at first I though that I was an empath because of how I can read people and sense their energy. I can even see auras sometimes. I'm trying to figure out what I am. Could I be a witch? or am I just a empath? Sometimes I can feel energy In my hands. More on my left then on my right. I don't know what that's about. I'm a very open minded Person who loves knowledge and believes that there is always more than meets the eye. So with that all being said what are your thoughts about these two paths and my gifts?
ANSWER - First of all, I'd just like to point out that I think your open mind does you and your family credit. The fact that you're not only willing, but seem to be happy, to accept that more than one path is open to you is something that many people will never consider and they cut themselves off from so many opportunities because of it.
There are many types of witch but I feel that the type you're envisaging is the typical Celtic variety - In which case, did you know that in the Highlands, in Wales and other Celtic places, most of what people now call Witchcraft was just seen as a woman's heritage? A woman who had what we would now call supernatural gifts, was considered to be a descendant of the Auld Ones, the Ancients, the Ancestors, and was respected for her skills. she saw over deaths, births, marriages, courtships, sicknesses and crop blessings! For at least a thousand years of this, these women were Christians!
Whether you believe in the One, Almighty God or you believe in a pantheon of Supreme Beings, these gifts are just that; gifts and your label doesn't alter that in any way. You just do you! You do what feels natural and let your guides be the soft feelings in the deep of night, the brush of the wind as it caresses your skin.
If you feel the call of nature, if you hear the songs of the trees and the rivers... Nature is in your soul... And calling yourself a Witch, a Christian or a Flying Fish... The label isn't what matters, what's in your heart and soul is key.
I wish you well on your journey and hope that you find a purpose for your gifts, no matter who you choose to thank for them.
xXx Debi xXx
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