I am an Eclectic Witch, but if I ever had to choose a specific tradition, it would have to be Green Witchcraft. I thrive in the wild. Untamed woods and large bodies of water feed my mind, body and soul. And in the name of vanity, it is appropriate to point out the wilderness makes my hair and skin look fabulous.
I don’t live in the middle of the woods at the present moment, but I was inching my way there. I reside in a small rundown city in Upstate
, surrounded by wild marvels. I only have to drive
a few miles to find myself running next to a beautiful creek. Go a bit further
and the majestic presence of a river overwhelms my senses and shows living
proof of the immense creative power of the gods. And facing the river, standing
proud, there are rock formations that would make any climber tremble with sweet
My original intension was to stay here for a year, and then relocate to a more rural area. However, Fate is capricious and has decided to nudge me in the opposite direction. I’m a Witch, so I know better than to fight Fate. I am also a United States Marine, so I find comfort in knowing that the ability to get accustomed to new surroundings—fast—is embedded in my bones. A Marine Witch is not afraid to improvise, adapt and overcome adversity.
In two weeks I’ll pack my garden, my cauldron, my broom, the wilderness in my soul... and move back to
I’m excited about the move. It is always good to return home. I’ll be close to my daddy, my brothers, my nieces and to the pride of my heart: my nephew Robinson (I can’t wait to be able to see my boy every day!). And there is more to the move than going back to loved ones. The rest has to do with my fiction writing and with my heart, but those will be different posts—don’t worry, I’ll share soon.
This is going to be a bittersweet experience. I’m so happy to go back to my own, but I think about being encircled by concrete and steel and my witchy heart shudders. I know I’ll be okay, but I’m a bit anxious about being a Green Witch in the big city.
How do you feel about city life? Are you a concrete and steel junkie? Or do you prefer the tranquility of the countryside?