What have you all been up to of late…anything interesting or, like me, just coping with the trials and tribulations that life is throwing in your direction?

I think my familiar has stumbled into my life…..meet Brodie!

She was supposed to be a rehab crow when she came to me, feed her up, let her grow before rewilding her with other crows ready for releasing…..but the person who found her and kept her for the first couple of weeks spoilt her rotten and she became imprinted.

She makes rather a rubbish crow – which is actually quite funny to see, but yes, she doesn’t think she is a crow and craves human company so it was decided that she should stay. The rest of the family love her and even the dog is getting used to her and wants to play….her favourite game though is chase the dog round the room! Seeing a terrier being chased by a crow has to be one of the strangest things I have seen lately!

When I first decided to explore and follow my pagan path, I asked friends and acquaintances for advice and was often told go and read, read whatever you can lay your hands on. That seemed pretty daunting as there is so much literature out there, from Asatru to Wicca and everything in between!

What kind of pagan was I….what should I be reading/not reading…..so many paths….soooo many paths!

It took me a long time to learn that there is no right or wrong way to do/to be. I stopped reading anything I could lay my hands on and I just was.

I spent time in nature, I found a local moot where I have made some truly marvellous friends who all follow their own individual paths and accept everyone else walks their individual paths. I have attended numerous moots where there have been speakers on a wide range of subjects…it turns out I am really interested in herbalism and natural medicines! I have just enjoyed spending time with like minded people, either in real life or across the world via the internet and social media, listening to their stories, sharing good times and bad with them, again in reality or virtually.

I am a lot more comfortable in my pagan skin and have recognised that if say I am a witch then I am a witch, I don’t belong to a coven, I am not Wiccan or hereditary but I am a witch, so I have decided to start reading again.

I even had a productive visit to the local library and I managed to source some pagan and spiritual books there were not about the world’s major faiths!

I have had this book (above) since shortly after starting my journey but I never worked my way through it as I was struggling with the whole witch thing but as I said, I identify as a witch so I have decided to pick this up and give it my attention. To say I am looking forward to it would be an understatement, I have a workbook ready as there is work to be done at the end of each chapter/moon and I want to see what progress has been made by the end of the book!

Are there any books that you have read that moved you/inspired you/helped you grow?


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