Can you be BORN a Witch?

Hollywood tends to push the idea that you are either inherit being a witch from your family line, or that you become a witch by joining the devil or seeking out evil. And can I just say - "Wow, Hollywood, thanks for that! We can always use more misconceptions!"

I've covered more than once the fact that witches have nothing to do with evil and nothing to do with the Devil, since most Pagans don't believe in the Devil, there is really no point in going over all that again. For this reason I'm simply going to skip over that part and go directly to answering the question at hand: Can you be BORN a Witch?

The short answer is YES. While most Pagans will say No, you have to become a witch or Pagan by choice, the truth is that YES, some of us are born with a much stronger connection or ability to preform Magick than others. We all have the ability to access these connections and we all have the ability to preform Magick - BUT, we've all known at least one person who seemed to have a natural connection or even "unnatural" understanding. Some of us have gifts or abilities which seem to come naturally, while others can work and work to develop them and just can't seem to master it. We see these people as "special" or "gifted" and in a way, they are. These are what we consider to be Natural Witches or Born Witches.

The majority of Pagans believe in reincarnation. If you believe in reincarnation it's not a far jump to believing that we can have "left overs" or residuals from past lives. For those who believe this way, it's also easy to understand how someone can be BORN a witch...

While I can't speak for others, I can share my own experience which may help to make more sense of this matter. My mother is a Jehovah's Witness, because of this from the time I was a young child I was told over and over again there was only ONE God, no Goddess, no Magick, no Fairies and that my visions, dreams and other "gifts" were evil and demonic. While most small children blindly believe things like this when they are told them, because they have no reason not to. I on the other hand, simply KNEW beyond a doubt that there was something more than what I was taught...  Something more than what I was being taught. I had visions, and my dreams came to pass, unlike the dreams of my friends and family... I could see and hear entities and beings who my mother labeled as "demons," but I knew they weren't evil.  I had natural abilities to do things others couldn't, and simply wouldn't accept that they were evil. I had "memories" and beliefs which seemed to come from somewhere else, they were certainly not what I was being taught or what I was being exposed to. As a child we were not only not exposed to Pagan beliefs but were even sheltered from the beliefs of the general Christian population. Yet, I knew without doubt there was more, I understood ideas such as multiple Gods, multiple Goddesses, reincarnation.... I had dreams of people and places that I simply never could have had no possible understanding of... 

I was BORN with these memories, these abilities, these understandings... I was BORN a witch, and more so, I was BORN to be Pagan.

Now, in no way does that mean that you HAVE to be born a witch, or that those who are are "better" or "more" of a witch than anyone else. The ability to connect with and use the energy in nature is something we all have. It's something anyone can access! Better yet, a natural connection in no way even means that someone will choose a path which embraces these gifts. Many do, but many others do not. Many are forced to suppress these abilities because of religious or cultural beliefs and understandings and many others simply ignore then as if they don't exist. If you are someone who has these natural inborn abilities you were BORN a witch... If you are someone who wasn't, you may need to work at gaining that connection a bit more. But in either case, you are, and always will be connected to the divine, connected to nature and connected to the energy which, when harnessed, gives us all the title of WITCH!

4 comments:

  1. Hi! I have just found your blog and it really impressed me...it is like something is pulling me in to read all this stuff and when I read this one I am serıously surprised. ıts like we have a lot things in common! since my childhood I have these visions and dreams and ıf I remember them I know they will come true and they do! for example in my dreams when I see a house being destroyed someone dies near me... I do have this thing and my mother is afraid of listening my dreams...I will stick around here and read all your things. I think you will help out finding the inner powers that all we have. ım so glad that ı found you and excuse my english its pretty difficult for me ;)

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  2. How do I know whether my son has inherited anything or is hereditary or natural? No one was ever taught anything, neither on my nor his father's side, but we both know we have always been different and so is our son. I am a little worried about my son and what I have the feeling might be or become. It is hard to describe and I have many religious(christian ingrained people) on my side of the family as well as his dad's. What do I do, how can i teach my son while keeping it low key and keep him safe?

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  3. How do I know whether my son has inherited anything or is hereditary or natural? No one was ever taught anything, neither on my nor his father's side, but we both know we have always been different and so is our son. I am a little worried about my son and what I have the feeling might be or become. It is hard to describe and I have many religious(christian ingrained people) on my side of the family as well as his dad's. What do I do, how can i teach my son while keeping it low key and keep him safe?

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  4. I was raised the exact same way! I wi not tell my mother i am a witch because as a Jehovah's Witness, that would probably kill her. But i have let her know that my path is not the one she chose for me. I told her i have come to realize i am a pagan (another one of those forbidden words) and that i am closer to the divine or Jehovah if you will... than ever before. She thinks i have left god and my spirituality behind however it is exactly the opposite. It is so comforting seeing someone else with my sane background realize that we are different and be strong enough to embrace it ❤

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