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Author Topic: becoming a witch or being a witch  (Read 3853 times)
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« Reply #7: February 02, 2010, 03:20:22 pm »

I often read on some websites that you can't become a witch. You are a witch or you aren't. What do they mean by that?

I think that is kind of like saying, "You're either born a pianist or you're not." Sure, some people are born with an innate talent for music and end up being amazing pianists - but they still have to learn and practice the piano. And there are those who don't have all that natural talent, but through their will to develop their skill and become a good pianist. Even if the one is never quite as miraculously, naturally talented as the other, he is still a pianist.  

I personally think very few people are bornwitches, although I've no doubt some are. Some people are born with natural talents for certain things: healing others, accessing wisdom, perceiving energy, connecting with the spiritual, etc  -- but many of them don't end up being witches. And some do. If my eldest daughter decides to be a witch someday, I'm pretty sure it will be something that comes very naturally to her... but that doesn't mean that she is a born witch, or that my other daughter won't be one.  

I'm not a born witch. I have no witches in my family. It's something I intentionally chose to commit to learning and practicing. Some of it feels very natural and easy, and other parts I have to work for. I don't think it's the sort of thing where I should say, "Well, this is tougher than I thought, and I didn't get immediate results like I wanted, and obviously I'm not cut out for this so I'll just hang up my broom and give up on witchery." My feeling is that this is my path, and that when it's too hard and I hit an area where I'm simply not adept and might want to give up... that means that if I get over myself and buckle down, practice, study, and persevere, then I will grow.  

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