Witching titles - Clearing the confusion

Anything written in this post is my opinion, not law, or gospel. Perhaps it’s whimsy?
There’s a very old saying, that goes something like this:
There are 99 ways to skin a cat. And none of them are wrong."

Are names, titles, & labels similar? Names, as labels can be helpful or hurtful, or even descriptive. The Oxford Dictionary explains, that as a verb, it is a place in a particular class or group.

What I’d like to do is to compare labels to this question.

“What kind of Witch are you?”

There are so many directions one can go in this journey. At times it’s difficult to classify one’s self as anything, not in one word.

I, am a solitary, eclectic witch, with flavors of healing, herbs, spices, elements, cosmic. etc.

Of course, you can label yourself as anything that you want, You can ‘label’ yourself with a single title but that doesn’t tell me what you do. It limits the spectrum of your abilities. It’s…limiting.

Take the title, “Kitchen Witch” This term, doesn’t just make magick in her cooking. She/he is a healer, a nurturer, a teacher, and so much more.

What I’m trying to put forth is that there are innumerable ways to be a witch and none of them are wrong. You are strong, you are wise, and you are loving and gifted. Those are titles too. Wear them proudly.
Best of all, you are a Witch!
Garnet

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Thank you for this beautiful reminder, labels have always made me nervous yet at the same time have encouraged me to dig deeper into who I can be and what I am capable of but it is so easy to forget who we are when we are busy chasing a title.
:sleeping::sleeping::sleeping:

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Standing ovation to this- beautifully said, Garnet! :partying_face: :heart:

Titles can help organize and give shape to a practice, they can help someone to feel more confident in who they are or are aspiring to be. But titles and labels certainly aren’t everything- in fact, on their own, they’re nothing at all! The power is all in the witch and what they choose to be :mage: :sparkles::two_hearts:

Thank you as always for sharing your reflections and your always-beautiful writing :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Much love and many blessings!

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Beautifully said! I honestly prefer to just say I’m a pagan witch and then explain what I do if they ask. Sometimes I don’t even go that far and say “it’s none your business” here in Texas.

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I like to say that the mind is a good servant but a terrible master. And it loves, loves its labels and making sense of things and cutting them into tiny bite-sized chunks! :grin: :blue_heart:

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You are absolutely correct! :clap: I fully agree!

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I do just love the consistent and insistence of this community of witches to push back on the status quo, challenge all labels and programming and stand up for ourselves. @Garnet, you have conveyed exactly what we all think and feel and want - to be recognized for who we are inside as we SHOW, not tell the world who we are each and every day who we are.

I have been practicing for so very long and am very comfortable with being a green witch, because that is truly who I am. I am excited to learn new things but they all converge with my green witchcraft in the end and I only know that because I have 30+ years of practicing it. And I’m not questioning it anymore. However, there are so many who are very wide in their practice and do so very much with so very much! And as you said, (paraphrasing) Garnet, all 99 ways of them are ok! I don’t feel like the label Green Witch is limiting me, it empowers me because I know what I am and who I am through nature and healing herbs and spells and the green spirits that I know. Babbling now, but yaaaaaa — right on, @Garnet - We stand in solidarity with you on this one! :green_heart:

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