Hey everyone, my name is Aidan and I’m a Witch. I’ve been practicing witchcraft for 7 years, and during that time I’ve held on to the spark of curiosity and creativity.
I was diagnosed with depression at the age of 16, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder at 19. My spirituality has helped quite a bit in motivation to get better. Like most who suffer from mental illnesses, I go through a roller coaster of good and bad times within. My anxiety causes daily panic attacks randomly which brings about a range of symptoms including nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, lack of sleep, difficulty breathing and more depending on how long it takes for me to break the cycle.
Back on the subject, The Craft isn’t anything evil, nor is it what Hollywood reveals. My personal practice involves meditation, a lot of nature, magical and medical herbalism, and more spiritual practices like daily devotions, spells, rituals, communication with nature spirits and ancestors, and learning from the land. Seems chill right? Well to me it’s kept me going over the years, and it has motivated me to work towards goals. I was a singer in my teen years, and I will get back into creating music and performing but for now I’m accepting the world around and allowing myself time to gain a better headspace.
I’ll give a single exercise: Spent 5 minutes in nature, whether in your backyard or in a park under trees, or anywhere nature thrives. Breathe and be present. Notice the local wildlife and plant life in your area, and with regular practice you begin to see changes around the place. Maybe you want to find out more about the animals or plants you saw, and maybe your curiosity will lead you towards studying plants and animals or even just witnessing more of life.
Are there any other Witches, wiccans and Neopaganism practitioner’s here that would like to share their story?