Sorry Satan doesn’t live here.

A modified elemental pentagram with bits added, symbolizing bits of my spirit and my joys.

A modified elemental pentagram with bits added, symbolizing bits of my spirit and my joys.

One of the things I do everyday is answer inquires about the school or products.  I LOVE doing this. It gives me an opportunity to help people understand what it is they are looking at or what it is the school does.

Sometimes…I get the very odd inquiry.  Usually it’s about if some such broom flies, if the wand shoots sparks, if a spell can give immediate money without any work.  I usually either giggle and then set to explaining the way energy works and what it is a spell really does.  Again I love my job and doing this.

People all over the world are losing faith in the system, in their religion and in many ways life itself.  We live in what I have called time and time again, a fast food world where everything is handed to us with napkins and on a plastic tray for immediate consumption.  The art of working for your goods, your food, your life seems to have fallen to the wayside.  This makes me sad, though I do understand it as I once lived like this everyday.  I was impatient, quick to anger, quicker to give up and worst of all entitled.  I am happy to report, through a lot of work I’ve overcome these traits. *wink*

Over the last (I’d guess several weeks now) the desperation in the air of inquiries has increased exponentially.  Each more heartbreaking than the last.  I want to wrap my arms around people and hug them and tell them it’ll be ok.  While unrealistic, I want to do it anyway.  People are reaching the end of their ropes.  I am seeing inquiries that state things like “I will deny the one true God and sell my soul to your master, Satan.  In return I want…”.  These messages (both at work and my personal email and blog), at first made me a little giggly because I mean really?  Do you think that? really?!  Then after the initial shock wore off I began to feel sad and really want to help these folks.  I mean if I don’t try, who will?  Clearly their own clergy is not stepping up to the plate to help them.

From the Goddess Festival in 2010. The embodiment of honoring the divine in another and seeing them in the now.  I honor you and see you.  May you be filled with love, laughter, magick and joy.

From the Goddess Festival in 2010. The embodiment of honoring the divine in another and seeing them in the now. I honor you and see you. May you be filled with love, laughter, magick and joy.

First and foremost let’s get this straight.  Satan, does not live here.  I do not believe in him.  I may joke around about him, but I mean really boogey men are so much fun to joke about.  I’ve been a practicing witch for more than 20 years.  I’ve been a Wiccan since 2002.  This is my path, this is my life and I am perfectly at home within it.

If you are looking for the easy out, to sell your soul and receive “fast food” good ness, you have the wrong person. We are Wiccan’s not Satanists. Let me explain what it is a Wiccan is so that you might be at peace.

A Wiccan is a follower of the religion called Wicca, a form of modern paganism. There are many traditions and branches to this tree; however, they all originate with Gerald Gardner who coined and brought Wicca to the people in the middle of the twentieth century. Followers are believers in a nature based balance of life. We honor the seasons of life and celebrate many holidays from which your the holidays in Christianity were based.

We believe in a God and Goddess from whom we gather strength and peace through a balanced worship and partnership with our Gods. We follow the tenet from our Wiccan Rede (or law) “An it Harm None, Do What Ye Wilt” which is like the Golden Law that many religions (including Christianity) follow “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

While many Wiccans are witches not all witches are Wiccan. Witchcraft is often practiced to help bring and attract good things to our lives but is always followed up by action in the material world so that our labors bear fruit. This is not about instant gratification.  This is work.  This is bringing and attracting like to like.

I am truly sorry to hear that anyone may be going through such a tough spot in life right now, it’s like that in many places with people leaving university, losing their jobs, losing their homes and the like. These challenges spur us to work harder, to search deeper and ultimately be victorious through the challenge.

There are no easy routes, no easy ways out of a bad situation and overnight success without effort does not truly exist. Don’t give up hope that things will turn around for you. Keep working at it and you will find your way through the darkness into the light. I have personally experienced many situations that seemed helpless but through my faith in my own path I emerged a stronger and wiser person for it.

Blessings to you,
-Lady Lilyth

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Posted on 1 July '13 by , under Life, Spirituality, Wicca.