Once again, I am turning to Mom's a Witch for a blog prompt. The truth is, I am a bit exhausted and out of touch these days. In our new location I am spending more time out doors, but with two very small people both are mobile now it is not a time for spiritual tuning. Yes, I passingly notice the sun on my face...the wind in my hair...the cool earth beneath me, but it all flutters by before I can fully soak it in. I suppose it's no different for any mama of little ones, I just don't remember being so worn out when the big kids were young.
Ok, back to this blog topic. Since I missed April lets forget for a moment that May is almost gone as well I am mashing up a pair of topics from April and May: Who is your patron Goddess and God?
When I first started exploring Paganism, I thought that I had to choose patron deities. Everything I read talked about finding your patrons, learning to work with them, growing your spiritual strength through them. There really wasn't much room for negotiation. I needed to find a Goddess and a God. Yet, no matter how deeply I delved I could not come to grips with the concept of embracing a deity. So I focused on Earth Magick and just kept learning and studying while skirting the whole higher being issue.
Somewhere along the way, my attention turned toward Shamanism maybe because I play a Shammy on WOW and I started finding answers that suited my natural bents. Going back, way back to the first family groups living in mud huts, people did not seek answers from sacred personalities, but from nature. Shamans spent a life time learning to communicate with the Elementals and the spirits of nature and the ancestors: they spoke to trees and read the clouds and received messages on the wind. This made sense to me. This is what I had been tinkering with my entire life, but had never been able to put a name on. My deeper primitive self connects to the energy of The Universe through raw nature.
I am a Animistic Witch. As recently as last fall, I would have labeled myself an pantheistic witch, but that was simply because it was the only label I knew that somewhat fit. My magick comes from fostering a close relationship with the Universal Power and the Elementals. I am "A child of the Earth and the Sky: kindred of the Elementals." My allegiance is to the natural world around me.