Hello to all you!
My name is Christina & I am a new member. I have been browsing around the site for some time.
I’m a solitary eclectic Green Witch. My energy is guided by nature & all She provides. Also, I practice ancestral rituals. My grandmother was Muskogee Creek & she taught me many moons ago to respect our ancestors.
I am also a freelance artist, writer, & photographer.
Would love to hear from you & I’m excited about exploring the community.
@ArtistEclectic Hi I’m Christeena, and I’m 42, a mother of 2 adult sons. One is a paramedic/firefighter, and the other is a Marine. I live in a very very small town in Central North Carolina with my hubby of 21 yrs, our 2 dogs and 3 cats. I was raised Pentacostal and was always told that my gifts were evil, so they were suppressed til just a few yrs ago when i finally accepted all of myself. It has been an amazing journey with alot of bumps along the way. But it’s all worth it bc for the 1st time in 42 yrs i feel whole.
I have a HUGE affinity for herbs, I commune with spirits, and my guides. I’m a daughter of Hekate, The Morrigan, and Thor. I will help anyone, usually to my own detriment. But I’m still just gonna do me. If you ask me a question please be prepared for an honest answer. Sometimes brutally honest, as I am blunt. I don’t sugar coat things. Here you will find so many like minded brothers and sisters who will welcome and accept all of you with open arms without condescension. If you have questions all you have to do is ask. We are all here to help each other. You will find people from all walks of life and paths. Again, welcome!!!
I want to first say that I love the way your name is spelled. I’ve never seen it spelled this way.
I’m already relating to you about the honesty & blunt answers. I was not always that way until I had my children. What is the saying? Sometimes truths hurt & love is tough. I’ve learned to really implement that with four teenagers. My husband & I have four between us but we raised them all together since they were ages 3,5,6, & 7.
I wasn’t raised in church & although my parents had many issues (reason why I spent time with my grandparents a lot) there wasn’t anything what you’ve experienced. Then about 2 years before my father died & my grandparents were long passed, that all changed. My mother married a man who is Pentecostal. He told people he was also Jewish but they both attend a Pentecostal church about 1 hour away.
Long story short- my mother & I have no relationship. It disappeared when she married him.
I’m here for you as well. I realize that I am new but not only is my connection with nature but I genuinely care about others. I can relate to you about the “to my detriment” as well.
Be Blessed !
((I wanted to add this in for everyone that I am not judging the religion. Only how it can be used as a weapon in this scenario. I know that most of us already are aware of this but I needed to add that asp no misconceptions are made.))
It will be wonderful getting to know you and seeing you around the forum.
@ArtistEclectic hi Christina!!! Thank u about the spelling of my name, my parents wanted to confise everyone in the world, bc no one spells my name right. Lol just kidding. Im actually named after my maternal great grandmother, her name was Ruby Christeen. However even she spelled my name wrong all the time. She was a Seminole Indian, whos father was a shaman. She gave up her heritage to marry my great grandfather who was a Pentacostal minister. And generations later Pentacostal faith is still be taught to my family, even on my dad’s side.
Oh thats cool u have his and her’s kids too. Thats how mine are. Hubs and i both had a son from previous marriages. They are 6 mo apart in age and weve been together since they were 4, and they are both 25 now. Yes technically they are his and her kids. But they are both ours. I guess u know that better than almost anyone. My son was also adopted by my husband.
As for anything else im an open book. Just ask. Even if i dont know the answer, which ill be the first to tell u i dont know, ill find the answer for u. Im a research junkie. Just ask @Susurrus or @jan_TheGreenWitch they can both attest to how nuts i get with my research.
But welcome once again. Make friends. Share your experiences, ask questions and then ask some more. There are no stupid questions here, only the unasked ones. Always remmeber that.
Remmeber one more thing…this is YOUR practice, make it your own, do as you will. No one can tell u what is right or wrong for you. We can offer advise or an opinion for a situation but in the end the decision is always YOURS.
One last tip…NEVER conjure what u cant control or get rid of on your own.
If u dont feel ready for something then dont do it. Even if u feel ready, do a bit more research just to be full prepared.
Welcome to the forum @ArtistEclectic
My name is Megan and I’m one of the moderators here at Spells8 It’s nice to meet you!
Welcome to the forum @ArtistEclectic! I’m Siofra_Strega, another moderator here at Spells8 from Cape Cod.
I agree that the practice is your own & no one can tell you how to practice, if it feels right to you then go for it. I would only say that with any of your interests, learn about them, research them, & go from there. If it’s something that resonates & works for you then great. But if you find it just isn’t something that aligns with your practice, that’s okay too & just let it go.
I’m in a reworking phase, for the 3rd maybe 4th time. As my life has changed so has my practice. So I am kind of working on fitting things into my daily routines the best way that I can & re-reading some things to reinforce what I already know & build on that moving forward.
I look forward to getting to know you!
Hi @ArtistEclectic! I’m Amethyst from Southern West Virginia. Welcome to the forum!
I myself am interested in candle magic and chants. I didn’t grow up with a mystical grandma, that must have been so interesting! You’ll have to tell us about it sometime.
I look forward to getting to know you!
Hell again Christeena
It always hurts my heart when I learn of others that have to become a shell of a person due to satisfy someone else. Especially if that someone else is to be your partner, spouse, and so on.
I cannot resonate with that because I believe you should love the person wholeheartedly. This goes for any religion or culture. This goes back to my shell of a person comment. This is what you are getting because who they are is now gone. So the story of your great-grandmother saddens me. I am sure she had her own reasonings on this. However, she not being asked anything simple.
There I go! I am a huge thinker and sometimes over-thinker. My brains begins to run 90mph! Then after that I realize that I’ve have typed pages already.
I definitely appreciate the advice about conjuring. When I start posting more into the forum, I can share more about myself. I definitely understand that what we manifest or conjure should never be unfamiliar or with bad intentions.
Again I appreciate you so much. All of the replies I’ve received are so rewarding & warming.
Blessed Be to all!
Hello Amethyst •
Nice to meet you! My grandmother was one of a kind & I know that is clique to say.
She would share stories about what her grandparents & their grandparents & so on would tell their grandchildren.
One I will never forget is the legend of the trickster rabbit or Chufi. Every time she told this, my grandfather would do a rabbit dance which honestly looked nothing like a rabbit until he wasn’t able anymore. We would laugh until we cried!
I could go on and on
I look forward to hearing from you!
Hello and good to meet you also!
I can definitely agree about the researching due to the fact that there is so much out there! What I love is that there are no right or wrong ways to get close to your beliefs and practices.
This journey has been so rewarding for me! I have always been close to nature, even as a child.
Also when I was a child I had empath abilities that were flighty. If that makes sense. They strengthened throughout adolescence. I still have these abilities but not anything psychic . I can feel the energy of others that they are giving off. Depending on the situation, it can be overwhelming.
I hope to get to know you also!
I can understand the empath feelings. I’m a highly sensitive empath & it’s something I have had to work on with my psychiatrist & therapist to help with those types of things. Also energy work & being able let go, release, grounding, & protecting my own.
I also have been actively working on my intuition more, as I had sort of put up a wall when it came to those types of things.
I practice more of an Irish Celtic path & right now regularly work with 2 Goddesses of Tuatha De Danaan from Ireland
I do work with crystals & also crystal healing. I practice several types of divination & recently started working with my ancestors. I love astrology too.
My book wishlist is ridiculous & the books I have, I can’t wait to finish so I can start picking away at my, “books to read list”
I can’t wait to learn more with you as move along your path!
Hello Megan! It’s so good to meet you. I hope to speak to you all & we learn together. Be blessed.
Such wonderful memories! I envy you!
Welcome! It’s so nice to have you here! It sounds like you have a lovely knowledge base to draw from for your craft! I’m excited to see you around the forum! -Ailey
I couldn’t agree more. I have chaos come into me in my early and mid twenties that actually caused a hospitalization. I was shameful to share that for some time. I was overwhelmed and just had a breakdown. Now I am 41 and it took me a long time to get where I am.
I knew there were reasons or maybe not exact ones to why I had the breakdown. I was severely depressed. I was in Auburn University at the time and had to take two semester off just to function again.
It wasn’t until I had my first child that my mother began changing into a extremist-type Christian (everyone I am trying to be very sensitive about how to describe others beliefs).
My point is in mentioning it is because she actually opened the door for me to find who I really am because her way was not for me. She always made me feel different about myself because I wasn’t my young sister she molded and shaped into her perfect Christian daughter.
((yes this is my late nonny who I spoke of earlier. My mother is her daughter just to keep it straight))
My grandmother did not live that way. My mother didn’t until she married her current husband in my 20s. So I think a lot of my chaos stemmed from basically losing my mother. She didn’t pass away but I lost her in all ways you can think of when she remarried.
Here I am going on and on! But I can say that I am proud of who I am now. I am grateful for find who I am as well. It’s led me to this path.
((I can talk A LOT so just bear with me!))
I love crystals and have many but still learning. I won’t say that I know all things crystal.
I love the Celts. I have so many books on the Druid’s and ancient Celts. Would love to talk more about this!
Thank you AileyGrey!
I’ll be honest that it took some time to browse around and decide if I wanted to join a forum but so far I’m so glad I did! There’s always more to learn.
Hope to talk more!
If I could put into words how much I miss those two; my grandparents I would. I include them in my ancestral rituals that I’m still learning more about. I follow Native American traditions for ancestral rituals.
I hope to hear from you again !