The things a teacher says to you may either upset you or make you feel good. But the way that they make you feel may not be the best way for you to judge. Because sometimes things that make you feel, for example, good, may only be appealing to your own shadows. And because sometimes things that make you feel, for example, bad, may actually be what you need to hear. But not always.
So you need a different way to pay attention. And that’s what Witchcraft is all about. What happens in your gut? Your fingertips? Your heart? What does Tarot tell you? The ravens in your yard? Your dreams? What does your own good common sense say? If you go out and sit beside your favorite tree, what does it tell you?
But, of course, first, you have to have a favorite tree.
Do you? Can you find one? Can you feed it compost, or water, or minerals, or prayers? Can you pay attention to it?
Go do that between now and Imbolc and then we’ll talk about being a Witch.
(See, you didn’t want to hear that, did you?)
Picture found here.