The Family Secret

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Last week I posted this picture that captured some of my guides photo bombing a shot I was trying to get of the street light and I mentioned that I would have to tell you about my family sometime. I had two comments asking about my family and I responded that I might do a post this week, yesterday actually, telling you.

I have to say I have been putting off writing this post and finding distractions to take me away from my computer and this page. Not because I am ashamed of what I am. I’m not, honestly I don’t care who knows, the world is a different place than it was for my ancestors. For me it is an intensely personal and spiritual thing and I have always been a very private person. The anonymity of this blog has given me the freedom to be more open than I am in real life. The fact that I told you my name is a huge thing for me.

Only people I trust know about my family and that isn’t many people, I have mentioned my trust issues! The funny thing is there are people in the family that don’t know the family secret and that is something I need to consider as I don’t know how many read my blog. This would be a horrible way to find out who you are. My sister never told her children. I couldn’t tell you why, my son grew up knowing.

Those of you paying attention to my posts over the last year may have already figured it out. I might have even told a couple of my lovely followers. I can think of two that may already know my family secret. 

I looked through older posts to see if I have talked about this before but didn’t find anything. I accept that by putting this out in the open I may lose followers but I’m fine with that. Fear and lack of knowledge closes minds and hearts. I suppose I have rambled on long enough. I should just get to it.

I am a Witch, born into a family of Witches. This comes from my Father’s side of the family, and his Father’s as well. My Grandfather decided that he didn’t want his children raised as Witches, so my Father and Aunt’s were raised outside the family tradition and didn’t learn what being a Witch was. They heard the gossip of course but as children they didn’t know what it meant and put it out of their minds and their gifts were never nurtured.

My Father told my Brother, Sister and myself individually when we were teenagers and what a light bulb moment that was. So many things fell into place. It explained why each of us was drawn to the old ways and it also explained our abilities. He knew nothing of observing Sabbats, ritual or spell work but what he did teach us was just as valuable. Dad taught us to respect all life, nature and to hear plants and animals communicate. He gave us his Never Lessons. These are all things we cherish. The three of us were on our own to learn what our heritage was and what it meant to us. It was only in the last year or so that we found out some of our cousins know about the family secret. Of those that know only one is practicing.

I don’t necessarily consider myself Wiccan. Not all Wiccans are Witches, not all Witches are natural-born Witches. Some come to it by choice because of a desire to live a simpler more meaningful life in tune with nature. Not everyone with a psychic gift is a Witch. I have a theory about Magick and psychic ability but that is for another post.

Historically Witches are thought to be only women, but there are male witches and they are not called Warlocks. A Warlock is any Witch that practices dark Magick for the purpose of doing harm, someone who doesn’t follow the Rede. Yes there are rules to being a Witch! Just like there are good people and bad people there are good and bad Witches.

There are a lot more of us out there than you think. We don’t have green skin and warts on our noses. We look normal just like everyone else, we are just more tuned in than most people and we practice our faith differently. You don’t have to be afraid of us. We won’t hurt you. I won’t hurt you. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I would be happy to answer them.

Have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ™‚

Blessed Be โค

 

 

 

 

 

 

57 thoughts on “The Family Secret

      1. Yes they do work but you don’t have to be afraid of me. Someone would have to be a massive jerk to make me angry enough to cast against them. I choose to let Karma take care of it.

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  1. How interesting. You know I meditate daily right? A month or so I was meditating with some very nice smelling lavender incense. When I opened my eyes, I saw some weird stuff moving around. I took a picture I have to show you. How can I send without posting? I felt blessed to see what I saw and was not scared.

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      1. Last year in April…I started paying attention, but as a kid…I would say yes. Very memorable dreams that dejavu’d for me in my adult life. Makes sense? Is dejavu’d a word? Ha! What about you?

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      2. What a gift you both have. Have you ever read Carlos Castaneda’s books on Don Juan? When I was in school, I was obsessed with him, it wasn’t for the way he got there…….it was the “what is beyond the veil” that was intriguing.

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      3. No I’ve never read them. I have been to the other side, I can Astral Project just not as well as John. One of my goal this year is to get better at it and to do more work with Aura cleansing.

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      4. You have found your purpose in life. How cool is that? We should chat more, but here in texas…….it’s almost 1am. what is the time where your at? Tomorrow I will send you another email pic, but this one lingered…

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      5. I have a question…do you ever feel like you have a special bond with animals or a certain type? I have it VERY bad. Very emotional and alot of compassion. I always have.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your family secret – you are certainly not going to lose me as a follower! I believe I read somewhere on your blog that you are a Reiki master. How does that relate to you being a Witch? If I sound ignorant, I apologize; I am genuinely curious.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate that. Thank you for your question. The word Witch is very misunderstood. Witches are healers, I am a healer. When my Chakras fully openend I took the Reiki courses to help myself understand how to focus and channel the energy.

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      1. Yes, the word Witch is very much misunderstood; that’s exactly why I want understand what it really means. As for the opening of your chakras, was it something you went out of your way to do deliberately, or something that happened automatically?

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      2. I meditate daily (only for about 15 minutes), and have no idea whether that helps me to balance my chakras. I’ve been learning about the chakra system, but it’s still such an abstract concept to me. I’ve also been learning about Reiki and find it to be fascinating. Do you use symbols for Reiki healing?

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  3. I’m delighted to hear your family secret and also envious. My Irish side is attracted to the natural path. I have had a couple of experiences and am strongly drawn to animals that also seem to be drawn to me. I rode and trained horses, gently, for many years and always had a wonderful relationship with them. Every cat that we own always ends up in my bedroom. I feel as if there is something in me that wants to break out and reach further, but is stopped by an indefinable “something.” I would very much like to hear about your work.

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ If you are attracted to the old ways then by all means follow that path. I think you will find it very rewarding. It is interesting that you say animals are attracted to you. Animals can “See” What would you say to the possibility that perhaps you are a witch!

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      1. I guess I wanna know more of what’s true and what’s not. Kind of like what you’ve posted here but more in depth. Also how far back does your family line go? Like do you have historical stuff that’s passed down?

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  4. Just remember that those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.
    Our ‘secrets’ usually come out in our writing if it is sincere. I didn’t ‘know’ your secret but this was my first visit to your blog.
    I’ve been writing two blogs for over four years. While one of the blogs is strictly about living in France, the other is original poetry and boy does the stuff leak out!
    It is pretty difficult to surprise me as a trained therapist and former Child Protection worker, there is little I have not seen. In addition, I am a survivor and strolling through the poetry posts you would find that there is more than one ‘secret’.
    I don’t keep those kind of secrets any more. Keeping such things secret is what allows perpetrators to harm the vulnerable. If a ‘secret’ is mine to tell, I will expose it to the light for what it is. Lรฉa

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