This toxic shit show most people call society, it’s important that we speak truth, so I want to cover today ‘natural magic’ because there’s been a few questions with what is being sold out there and it’s confusing the fuck out of people.
Can we call it ‘natural magic’ when creative energy that makes every thing and every being is natural? It’s a bit confusing isn’t it? We could just remove the word natural because is it not all natural anyway when it’s all made from the same natural energy? More confusing when someone speaks of natural magic and simplifies it to YOU. What the fuck does that mean when the practice of the old craft has been for centuries and someone simplifies it to YOU. When it’s much more than that, and I’m going to explain. Am I saying that a person or nature isn’t magical? It all is, but we’re talking in context of witch which should always include presence, grounding, self and earth awareness which most people are not. This simplification is glamouring suggesting that anyone is witch or shaman, and fuck me our ancestors will be rolling around with the traditions, the losses and painful personal growth to suggest this utter bullshit just so others can make a few dollars.
First, of course it begins with the practitioner, but most people and this includes many that call themselves practitioners, are not self aware or real practitioners of the old craft. If you’re consciously working with the mystery, it’s old craft. Self awareness isn’t something you jump ship when things get hard. It is everyday, twenty four/seven. Living, breathing and shitting awareness which is being present and paying attention to your inside world and your environment. This includes a healing practice and that healing practice is you being conscious of your wounding, managing trauma wounds to heal and grow from. There’s not many people that do that or know how, and that unfortunately is a truth. It can be taught though, that’s what I teach. The bones of witch is healing, earth and ancestral relationships.
Which brings me to listening. If you don’t do the above, chances are you’re not present to what is actually being said, and I’m not just speaking of words being spoken but intuitively feeling, listening to what a person is not saying. No surprise, but this hasn’t been mentioned- healing, which is being aware of all of you including your trauma wounds that is needed to be present. Those that are not, have limited vision of life which includes the mysteries of life. You don’t heal, you won’t receive those mysteries because you are congested with emotion and what needs healing. Communication and understanding isn’t clear, because the inside is not.
Which brings me to ‘natural magic.’ Marion Green describes natural magic as using tools, the elements, nature as a way of casting magic and living in harmony with earth, yes witchcraft. This includes self awareness as mentioned above. Green witchcraft as many know it as. It’s just witchcraft. It’s also shamanic because shamans also practice witchcraft. I’m going to take a wild guess here and say it was a way of separating other ‘magical’ practices such as wicca into it’s own place, but realistically if we’re going to look at it from an animistic point of view, it’s all natural magic. And that above, begins if you are a magical practitioner, and simplifying it as magic instead of stating what it actually is –self awareness demeans an ancient healing craft believing anyone can do it and that simply is not true. My point, leave the old craft as it is and stop manipulating people. Simplifying and watering down ancient practices seems to be the norm nowadays with very few protecting ancient practices because it all just seems to be about money and the neediness people are feeding instead of HEALING and being SELF AWARE. That is witch, that is shaman the rest is smearing an image of what it is not over the wounds they desperately need to be present with.
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