I have no need for circles and I don't feel the need to protect myself, I have a very personal understanding of spirits and deities and angels and demons and elementals and so on, I find it comforting if I can pick up on their energy. Don't get me wrong, I do bind my house and property successfully with my energy from any negativity. The internet veils what I'm seeking...or I just haven't found it yet even though I'm relentless for what I seek. I don't actually have a question, I guess I’m just seeking advice from a fellow practitioner of the craft. I want to progress further in my abilities, to excel beyond what has been accomplished by another before me, to do, what I want, according to my own desires and will. Your advice will be respectfully appreciated.
ANSWER – Thank you for your question, it is always nice to hear from someone who is positive about their path and feels it is working well for them. I think many of our fellow witches will identify with the sense of restlessness you describe in your question – the inner knowledge that they need to take something different from the world than others do. I think a lot of us have felt that push which catapulted us onto a magical path and finally forced us to acknowledge our identity as witches.
What I really like about what you write here is your strong positivity about what works well for you. I have noticed a lot of witches who write into WPF are very concerned with conforming to what they believe is a definition of what it means to be a witch. Sometimes this is at the cost of personal identity and intuition which I think is a real shame. So it is very refreshing to hear somebody boldly stating that they don’t need to use circles. And of course you don’t need them! Circles are entirely a personal preference and in my view your confidence that what you are doing will work for you will get you a lot further than any amount of trying to “stick to the book” ever could.
The best advice I can give you is to continue to have the courage of your own convictions as a witch. Keep allowing that inner voice to tell you what is right on your path and keep believing in yourself and what you are doing.
I’m unsure if the answers you are seeing are on the internet at all. I strongly suspect you will find they lie within yourself.