“The truest freedom is of the mind…a conscious act to embrace the unknown.”
I started my spiritual journey and found Wicca when I was 17 years old and I lived in Salem, Massachusetts. What am incredible place to live! I spent a lot of time by the Ocean there and so far have never found any other place like it! The religion of Wicca and the practice of Witchcraft is pretty common there, so the feeling of being unaccepted is quickly left behind. It just felt like home to me. I no longer live in Salem, I now reside in Middle Tennessee in the midst of a very Baptist community and can honestly say the connection really isn’t the same for me. I still struggle daily to find myself again and have that amazing connection to spirituality that I felt so long ago. I’m a huge lover of Tarot & Crystals. I’m still finding my way back to divination and learning more now than I ever have before. I did belong to a coven, many moons ago, for a brief period of time. Unfortunately it was a very bad experience for me, so I ended up walking away from my spiritual path for quite a long time. I have recently (within the past 2 years or so) started to find my way back and I couldn’t be happier. I have more peace in my heart, but as I frequently say, I’m still a work in progress, and honestly I probably always will be.
If you are interested in learning more about Wicca or are already Wiccan and would like to visit my community and informational website, you can get there by going to: http://thesparklingmoon.com. It’s a great site, but still in the works. You can read information about Wicca, Paganism & Witchcraft and can also register to become a member, for free, to meet others following the various paths of Wicca.
In regards to my spirituality, I don’t follow a specific Tradition of Wicca, I consider myself to be more of an “eclectic” person. I do believe in worshiping various Gods & Goddesses. I believe we can call on all of our Gods & Goddesses depending on what we would like them to help us with. I do not believe that our Gods are there to do for us, but to guide us to be able to do for ourselves.
I consider myself to be pretty open minded. I do have my closed minded moments though. I’m quite open to learning about different belief systems, but sometimes find myself frustrated with people who pretend to be of a certain faith and go against everything it stands for. Regardless of what religion you are, it is still important for all of us, self included, to learn tolerance of other people and their beliefs. I would never tell someone they are wrong to believe what they follow, but I will tell them to not be ignorant and intolerable of my beliefs.
1 major struggle I have been dealing with for the past couple of years is being able to connect with my spiritual side due to having bipolar disorder and being on medication for it. It does seem to block me more. I have attempted to not take medication and while during that time my spiritual connection was stronger, I ended up being hospitalized in the end. I’m still hopeful though that someday I will be able to get through the days without medication, but the fact remains that there is no cure for bipolar disorder, only treatment, but I have also been looking into natural treatment for bipolar disorder using herbs and crystals. They say the following crystals can help (I’ll have to make a medicine bag to carry around with me): ametrine, bloodstone, blue topaz, carnalian, celestite, charoite, chiastolite, chrysoprase, diopside, fluorite, hematite, kunzite, larimar, lepidolite, lithium quartz, lodestone, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, sodalite, tektite, tigers eye, tourmaline, tree agate, turquoise, unakite.
More about my spiritual journey as I travel this path! — Blessed be my sisters and brothers!