Being an Empath means more than just being empathetic. An Empath is someone who is highly attuned to the energy and emotions around them, whether that energy is coming from individuals, groups, or even physical spaces. I would add energy emanting from other living things such as animals and plants. Since there are varying degrees of sensitivity, I suspect that many people may be an Empath and don’t even know it. (Do you find yourself absolutely DRAINED after being surrounded by large groups of people for a long time – such as at a concert? If so, you’re probably an Empath.)
I’m currently reading The Secret Life of Water by Masaru Emoto (Hidden Messages in Water). In the book Emoto discusses Hado: The intrinsic vibrational pattern at the atomic level in all matter. Everything around us has its own unique vibration – even water, soil, and rocks. Sounds. Voices. Humans. Animals. Plants. The Earth Herself generates vibrations, as do crystals. This is something I’ve always instinctively known to be true, even as a child.
I’ve also been noticing a resurging interest in the metaphysical world. Many books I want to read I find are already checked out at the library. The owner of the metaphysical shop I frequent in Boulder Creek also remarked that she’s seen a marked increase in both customers and sales these past two years. Even Whole Foods is selling books on crystals and small gift boxes of crystal sets – something I’ve never seen before in all the years we’ve been going there. In light of the current war being waged between light and dark, with the prize being the soul of our planet, this does not surprise me.
So what does all this have to do with Witches? So glad you asked. Having the ability to FEEL everything around you and comprehending the all-encompassing, electric energy of it is to acknowlege the Divine Feminine within you. For She is everywhere.
Witchcraft was hung, in History,
But History and I
Find all the Witchcraft that we need
Around us, every Day.
– Emily Dickinson
To burn the Witch is to admit that Magick exists.
– Erin Anastasia
Did you know that at one time a woman who could read was labeled a witch? Or that long hair was considered a source of power for a woman – especially if she allowed her tresses to cascade naturally? (Which is why their hair was shorn before they were executed/burned/hanged.) It was not so long ago that married women were not legally allowed to own property. Single women could, but married women were little but chattle. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1970s that women were able to get a credit card WITHOUT their husband’s signature. (I remember this one occasion when I wanted to join a gym. This gym was part of a very large chain. Before I was allowed to join, I was informed that my then-husband was required to co-sign for me. Mind you, I had a well-paying job and good credit and considered myself to be an independent woman. Needless to say, I told them to stuff it.)
Spells are just prayers with more steps and a name that scares people.
– Lily Anderson
Back in December of 2020 I wrote about the end of the 200-year era of Juputer and Saturn uniting in Earth signs. Which not only explains humankind’s obsession with material things, conquering land/people, and greed but also the oppressive, negative energies and their stranglehold on Life. This destructive force is intrinsically masculine in nature. But it is being threatened by the dawning of a new age being ushered in by the Divine Feminine. Why do you think there’s such a push right now to promote transgenderism and pervert the feminine spirit? (Such debasement serves neither gender – it mocks both male and female.) Many know something’s not quite right. War. Famine. Greed. Genocide. Eugenics. Organized Religions. Western medicine. Governments. World leaders. The list goes on. They have failed all Life on this Planet. Indeed, their goal is to destroy it. Frightened men are dangerous and there are many men (and women) who are scared to death right now; scared of losing their power and control. This world is too beautiful and Life on it too precious to allow it to be destroyed. What’s drawing “sensitive souls” into the magickal world is a passion to fight against this Great Evil.
Magick is what happens when the blueprint of who you are comes into the alignment with the expanding energy of the universe.
– Sasha Graham
Halloween may be the “season of the Witch” but I think the next few years will prove to be the TIME of the Witch.
⛧ A Magickal Samhain to all. ⛧
* Donovan (“Season of the Witch”)