The witch is back

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Well my dears it has been a tough time for yours truly during the past 7 weeks. I was in the hospital for nearly three weeks at the end of July and first part of August, got some troubling news about my diabetes (complications arose with my right foot which is severely dislocated) oh and almost died from septic shock. So yeah, not the most sterling time in my life.

The good news is: I am healthy again!

My foot and ankle unfortunately are not as easily fixed as the rest of me and I will have to have reconstructive surgery as soon as possible. For now I use my knee scooter to get around as I can put no weight on my right foot. It will be like this for a while, before and after reconstructive surgery. So it will be another few months ahead that I have to deal with this.

Thank you all for your kind concern and caring messages of support during this time. You all cheered me up so much with your cards and flowers and Facebook messages. I also thank you for purchasing spells and readings (so many readings – thank you!) last month to help me out since you know I do not have medical insurance.

I am back to witching full-time again, so please celebrate the autumn equinox with me by checking out my BIRTHDAY SALE. My birthday is September 29th (I will be 45 years old). For Mabon this year we are going out (since I’m still not cooking) and then will have a little fire in the fire-pit and toss some herbs in for luck and abundance.

I will surely update again around that time so check out my offerings at mysticspells.com and enjoy the cooler weather of this fine September.

Do you tell?

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A couple of days ago I had a lovely conversation with an older lady about Jesus. She went on a bit and we discussed his presence in her life and her love for him and the help he had given her through difficult times. At no time in this conversation did I tell her I was a witch/Pagan/Buddhist.

There have been times when I wear secular jewelry that you can easily surmise what my spirituality is (pentacles and malas etc) but I had nothing to indicate my beliefs.

It wasn’t that I am not proud to be a witch, to be Pagan, to be Buddhist. I am of course and thoroughly comfortable and happy in my skin of being who and what I am in every way and equally happy to see someone else embrace the love of their spiritual choice too.

I didn’t want to distress the nice lady (possibly) by saying that I was a witch. Or even Buddhist. Believe me I have had Christians come calling to the house and stood there explaining the tenets of Buddhism in the heat and while I do not mind giving a glimpse into my faith, it’s not my ideal way to spend my time.

I can usually tell who will be horrified, shocked or confused by me telling them I am witch so I just keep it under my hat (witches hat). I do not want to trouble old ladies or people going door to door about Jesus. There is no need.

I’m open to debate on this though. Pagans are welcome to weigh in (as well as non-pagans). What do you think?