Merry Meet! I am so glad you have stopped by. My magical name is Willow, or Autumn Willow when I wish to be overly formal. I chose this name for a variety of reasons, but mostly because 1) the willow is my favorite tree and 2) my legal middle name is Autumn, not to mention it's my favorite season.
I started dabbling in witchcraft and paganism when I was still in high school. I have never been a serious practitioner, using it when and if I needed it. But isn't that how the craft is supposed to work; You only use it when you feel the need? I started out with a keen interest in Wicca, but when the idea of a higher power didn't interest me, I moved on. I'll be completely honest, I don't believe in ANY deities. I find my spirituality in the great vastness that is our world. It's awe inspiring enough for me without having to ask for the help of an invisible being. I know for most pagans having a deity makes their work easier and gives it greater meaning, but it didn't work for me.
In 2012 and 2013 I all but left the craft behind, and I can honestly say this was when I needed it the most. It was the most trying period of my life, and I regret not seeking solace in the craft. Despite the two year gap in practicing, I haven't stopped learning and reflecting. My beliefs and practice align more heavily with hedgewichery or hedgecraft than any other denomination of paganism. This blog is a way to keep me moving forward with my "faith."
I sincerely hope you will join me on my journey and keep me moving forward.