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Monday, January 6, 2020

To the Isolated Witch, I See You

My original post for Monday can wait until Tuesday. I was going to design a Full Moon worksheet that could be used every year instead of just in 2020, but before I got started on its creation I sat down to read some of the survey results. If you haven't taken the survey I would love for you to do so. I am going to keep it open a bit longer to get a better idea of what you guys want, but there was a response at the end that really punched me in the gut.

The final question in my survey asks, "Is there anything else you would like me to know?" Many of the responses were thanking me for my work, which I greatly appreciate. You have no idea how much it means to me that my blog is enjoyed and appreciated, especially on a day like today when I was contemplating quitting. It costs me a lot of time and money to run this blog and as a teacher, I don't make a lot of money nor do I have a lot of time. But hearing the appreciation makes it all worth it. There was one response, however, that stuck out from the rest. It read, "I feel very isolated, surrounded by loved ones who don't get it or who actively dislike my beliefs."

I see you.

I hear you.

You are not alone.

Please reach out to me. Please send me an email or a private message on Facebook. I want to be your friend. I want to talk to you and support you and give you the love you deserve. No one, and I mean NO ONE, should ever feel isolated and alone because of their beliefs.

The witch community can be a fickle one for sure and often times a power struggle. I know and because of it I have distanced myself from it without actually leaving it. I definitely live that hedgewitch life, preferring to reside on the edge of things, still part of the community, but far enough away to be alone. But I am not a fickle friend. I show up, and I want to show up for you.

So to the isolated witches of the world, I see you practicing alone in the dark. I see you scrambling to hide crystals and candles so that friends and family won't judge you. I see you sitting quietly or standing boldly as someone you love and cherish criticizes your beliefs. I see you crying in the bathroom, wondering if it's worth it. I see you contemplating faking it to appease others. You. Are. Not. Alone.

Stand tall, even when you feel like crumbling.

Connect with others online and find friends. I want to be your friend.

When it doubt, read mythology and folklore and scientific books on herbs and crystals because no one can dispute your learning history, cultural traditions, and science.

I see you, even if others don't.


8 comments :

  1. I love this ❤ And this actually gave me an idea for a fullmoon spell! Everyone deserves to have friends and loved ones in the craft as well

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    1. That's awesome! May everything go well for you this Full Moon. Thank you for reading and commenting. :)

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  2. You are a radiantly beautiful, compassionate soul. Thank you for this profoundly heart touching, supportive post and the compassionate spirit in which it was written and given to the world.

    May 2020 bless you in innumerable ways & may you always, always feel supported, seen and valued as well, dear Willow.

    🖤 Autumn

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    1. Aww! Thank you, Autumn! I hope 2020 is a great year for you, and I look forward to keeping up with you on Instagram and on your new blog. 2020 is going to be exciting! <3

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  3. What a wonderful message of connection, thank you. Maybe one of these full moons, we should all do a ritual of connection, reaching out to fellow witches.
    When you spoke about the time and expense of maintaining this website, I wondered if you had ever given any thought to setting up a Patreon account? I think there are witches charging money for far less material! Thank you for all your organizing, research, posts, pictures, etc., you are connecting witches from all over just through your site!

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    1. Thank you! I recently set up a Ko-fi account, Patreon takes a portion of your donations and pushes that you give something to your donors in return. I figure I'm doing that already with my content. Haha! Ko-fi is more like a tip jar. I've linked it on my page, but have yet to even let readers know I signed up. Life has been a little busy with the start of a new semester, but I have a three day weekend and plan to spend most of tomorrow working on the blog, including letting me readers know I have a Ko-fi account. I just feel weird asking people for money...You know?

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  4. I very much enjoyed your comments on the solitary, quiet, not understood witch. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for the heartfelt words and support to all who practice on the fringes. It resonated with myself, as I'm sure it did with many others. It is appreciated.

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