I wholeheartedly believe that anyone can be a witch.
I believe it like breathing. Like living. As if it were the most natural thing in the world.
Because being a witch isn’t about the crystals you love or the tarot cards you sling. It isn’t about how you look, how you dress, or what goddess you believe (or don’t believe) in. All it requires is adopting the core principle that you have power. That you’re able. That you’re not merely a victim of the various structures and forces that operate in and around your life.
Nay–you’re a powerful creatrix with a will and desire all your own, and you can make and remake your life however you see fit.
Being a witch is connecting with the deep inner knowledge that who you are right now is enough. That you deserve to be treated with love and respect. That you are a wondrous product of the life force of the universe, and as such, are worthy of your visions, your desires, and the space you inhabit on this earth.
And with this empowerment blooms the understanding that others are worthy, able, and are rightful inhabiters of this world and this universe. That people be how they be and do what they do, and as long as they’re not impinging on your right to live freely, you should let them be as they choose.
Being a witch is standing up for the right of others to exist.
It’s understanding that the magick of this world is accessible to everyone, and that the very magick you wield in the circle is the same magick that unites us all.
It’s the recognition that you don’t have to live up to others’ expectations of you. It’s the realization that you’re solely responsible for your choices and reactions regardless of what’s happened to you. It’s healing yourself and working through the wrongs done to you because you know you deserve to be free. It’s fighting to love yourself even when you receive messages of hate and rejection, and it’s fighting to love others even when it’s uncomfortable and hard.
Anyone can be a witch, because being a witch is saying, “I’m here. I exist. And I get to choose my experience,” and making that declaration is your goddess-given right.