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Finding my voice here


Athena

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  • I am finding that immhaving a hard time putting my selfi out there as I know I need to in order to truelly belong here. This is in large part because I am highly dyslexic and know that my posts can be hard to read and I worry about being misunderstood. I am not naturally as outspoken as so many of you, a quality I greatly admire by the way but it is at odds with my up bringing where silence is seen as being more desirable.
  • I grew up around NA medician women my grandmother and great grandmother were bolth respected wise women a status I hope to achieve some day. For me being a medician woman was for told so some of my earliest memory's are of reading nursing texts with my grand mother and gathering plants. The way I have been taught is very traditional in that it's oral history passed down from the older generations to the younger. I grew up spending so much time with my grandmother and great grandmother that I have a hard time talking to others because I was supposed to be learning by listening not talking lol. That doesn't mean I couldn't ask questions or talk about what ever just that I was naturally a quite child anyway and being raised around old Indian women didn't help that.

  • I love practicing my craft, though I probably aproach it differently than a lot of people. I don't worry about setting up circles or alters usually because I find nature usually provides what I need. I'm also very lucky to have a spirit familiar who can protect me from most things that was handed down to me from my great grandmother. I find my self almost driven to follow the path at times others a wonder and learn new things and discover the other types of magic that I have not learned. One of the things I have learned here is how very knowledgeable all of you are and how much work you put into really knowing your history and roots I love that and find it so great that there are so many well read people here. I have browsed through so many old threads and found so much great information that I don't quite know how to thank you all. I don't believe your path to wisdom ever stops so it's great to be around others who feel the same way.

  • I will confess I have very little experiance with wiccans or fluffy bunnies lol love that term. I have never read a silver raven wolf book or anything like them I gather I'm lucky though lol. However because of this I'm pretty sheltered from a lot of experiances that might have been good to learn from. I want to learn from all of you but I know that is not something you just ask for because the knowledge we each has comes from a lot of time tears and blood so just saying hey you seem like a really great witch mind if I steal some of your knowledge I would rather find away to share. Though that brings me back to being dyslexic and how hard I'm finding it to put myself out there. Though I think I've taken a step forward with this blog at least I hope so.

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I'm all too familiar with learning disabilities. Most reasonable people don't judge harshly when met with an intelligent response with a few grammatical errors; so I wouldn't feel too self concious about it. Our own insecurities often do a better job of shutting us out than other people! Nice to meet you Athena :embarrased:

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My outspokenness can be to my detriment sometimes. lol Hang in there Athena, no need to put more of yourself out here than you feel comfortable with - as you already know I'm sure. :)

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I do not have a hard time reading your posts. They are good reads, contribute interesting info and offer insight from a different perspective, so try not to be too hard on yourself, as no one is perfect. We have all posted some jumbled-up messes and had to edit them.

 

While I do not follow a Native American path, my path shares some of the basic sentiments of yours. And, I know next to nothing about wicca or such, either, and I certainly don't feel it has hindered me in any way. Some folks just happened to have come to the Craft through that route. It doesn't hurt really, but I don't see that it necessarily gives those individuals knowledge that you do not already or have the capacity to possess.

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builtTOUGH

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I can read your posts just fine, and would love to talk more with you, perhaps in PM or email, to learn more about the Native American path and spirituality, as I'm drawn to it lately but don't really know where to start or what books have genuine info. I also understand not wanting to open up, or rather not really knowing how or where to start. I felt that way when I first joined but after a break from here and time to really start practicing, I'm finding it easy to speak up now. The more I speak, the more I realize this isn't some elitist forum where everyone seems to judge. The path is different for everyo e, but it's crooked for everyone, and we've all been beginners, all made mistakes, all on a quest for wisdom and connectedness. That alone is comforting. :) I'm Sage, btw. Nice to meet you.

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builtTOUGH

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Also, you could always skim thru Wicca books at the bookstore or library just to get a feel for it without spending money, lol.

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CelticGypsy

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Dear Athena,

 

You just be your own unique Self, dedicated to what you know and have experianced to be the Truth to you. So you're a quiet natured woman, there is strength in that. It's folks like you that post a steady illumination for people like me, your candle burns bright. I am one who needs that quiet natured strength. You've given me more cause to pause and reflect, than you will ever know. You're growing beautifully, in my opinion. That's the best part, you are growing and comming into your own.:happy:

 

 

 

Regards,

Gypsy

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I can read your posts just fine, and would love to talk more with you, perhaps in PM or email, to learn more about the Native American path and spirituality, as I'm drawn to it lately but don't really know where to start or what books have genuine info. I also understand not wanting to open up, or rather not really knowing how or where to start. I felt that way when I first joined but after a break from here and time to really start practicing, I'm finding it easy to speak up now. The more I speak, the more I realize this isn't some elitist forum where everyone seems to judge. The path is different for everyo e, but it's crooked for everyone, and we've all been beginners, all made mistakes, all on a quest for wisdom and connectedness. That alone is comforting. :) I'm Sage, btw. Nice to meet you.

 

Hey there,

I tried sending you a pm but for some odd reason it's saying you cnt receive them? Any idea why, is there anouther way o get this to you lol. Carrier pigeon perhaps . Let me know it's a little long and I didn't really want to post it here.

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