|A snake I encountered at the park in Kennesaw, GA|
To be a witch, in my opinion, means consciously exercising your intuitive awareness in order to make significant changes within the world we share. It's a birthright which we most fully claim by dedicating ourselves to a life of observation, study and direct interaction with a distinctly feminine energy which balances compassion for others with personal fidelity. Generally speaking, this means saying YES (time and again) to our inherent humanity and seeing it as a gift to be embraced and understood, rather than seeing it as a sinful state to transcend via baptism or enlightenment. In my life, this sometimes means living comfortably with taboos and drawing boundaries according to my soul's needs, rather than my heart's (or society's) desires.
|Sacred Scene in GA's Cohutta Wilderness|
Think of The Grey Witch, if you will, as protector and inhabitant of a mysterious and sacred space which balances the light with the dark. I envision her particular brand of magic as dark grey with sparkles--like midnight mists rising up from a dark river or a vast expanse of starry moonlit sky. I also picture The Mother of the Owls, the first archetype of The Grey Witch I encountered, fittingly via a children's book gifted to me by one of my grandmothers.
|Buck Encounter w/ my bugs @ Maryland's Swallow Falls|