Daily Archives: January 31, 2012

Standing up for you and your Path

I realize that it is the last Tuesday in January and I should be talking still about goal setting and planning. I will a bit, but what I really want to talk about is that it is ok that your a Witch. Really it is! Witches are in my experience  out of the broom closet in different degrees. Some tell just their inner circle, some are out on the net and no where else. Many fear “what will people think of me if I tell them”

Some times we don’t think we can tell people because we have heard the horrible stories of prejudice that others of endured. Or because we have ourselves dealt with intolerance and hate directed at us. Or we have “well meaning” folks try to talk us out of our chosen path and into theirs.

I have had the experience of people saying horrible things to me and I have had the experience (much more often) of people saying oh tell me more about that. See most people really do want to just know what it is all about. Here is my advice unsolicited and all 🙂

You have the right to choose your path, as do others. You have the right to be around whom ever you choose and you have the right to not participate in being lectured to. I personally don’t believe in being rude or mean back, but I don’t believe you should have to sit there and take it either.  Stand up for yourself in a firm and kind way. You don’t have to thank them for their opinion and telling someone your done with your “conversation” is ok. By the way a conversation is a two way street. This means that others listen to you and respect your opinions as they are expecting you to do for them.

So here is your homework and here is your goal setting 🙂 Think about a response to say next time you are engaged in a conversation where someone is clearly uneducated on what pagan/ Wicca/ witches etc are. Something like “Its clear from our conversation that you don’t have your facts right, and frankly you are being disrespectful. If you would like to have a conversation I am happy to share my thoughts and feelings with you (only say this if you are), but if you just want me to think like you do, then were done with this talk” This is to the point and frankly calling people on there rudeness is ok to do. Hopefully you will be able to have a dialog and educate others about the real facts.

Honestly I find it to be one of the very distasteful things about our current society that people dissolve in the shouting matches (figuratively and literally), instead of listening and trying to understand. People can, and do, have different opinions on things and still remain friends.

The last tid bit on planning which has nothing to do with this is to go through your calendar and set aside your spiritual time and keep it! If your practice with a group that might be easier, but even solitary can set up non negotiable time that is for their craft. The trick is not to cancel it or put it off which things come up, because things ALWAYS come up. that is what life is.

till next time bright blessings.

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