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Why are we born witches?

Hi everyone!

I have been getting a lot of questions lately and I have realized that my answers to these may be able to help more than just the person asking. So I will begin to give my answers on this blog so that the words may reach those who need them when they need them.

I was recently asked the following questions by a student of mine.

Why do witches exist?

Wherever you look for an answer on this you will find different views: Witches are here to heal the world, they are here because they are emissaries of the old gods, they are here to raise the vibration of the collective consciousness, they are here to teach and guide those who’ve lost their way, they are here because they have chosen this life before incarnation, they are here to be the spiritual force of change in this dark world, they are those who are in tune with the true nature of the world.

Now, this can get all rather confusing and is a round and round question that never seems to get answered. I’m sure it’s something all of us who have the calling in our blood would like to know. There seems to be an endless string of possibilities.

I propose that perhaps people have always been a magickal species. Perhaps this was something we lost over the years by walking away from the beliefs we once held. Perhaps some of us just have it in our blood because our lineage never forsook the old knowledge.

Anyone who has seen the movie “Merlin” is familiar with the idea of Queen Maab, and how to get rid of the old magick and the old gods they simply needed to forget them. Perhaps this is the answer. Perhaps some of us, whether you believe in DNA memory or past lives, never lost that memory.

Being born a witch, what is the purpose?

I suppose if we look at the above thoughts. That would mean that the purpose of being a witch is to be in tune with the magickal current that is all around us. This seems to be different for most people born with abilities.

Some are naturally empathic and make excellent counselors or healers. Some are more inclined to dreamwork and make great hypnotists or shamans. Some are more inclined to the manifestation of their desires and make great leaders.

Your purpose may simply be to use your abilities to help yourself and others. Perhaps the reason you have healing abilities is to heal others, or your ability to curse things is to help rid the world of bad people.

What is the meaning behind the existence of individuals like us?

Ultimately your purpose is what you make of it, just as some people are inclined to be carpenters, or painters, or business executives, maybe your gifts are the same. The meaning behind this may simply be that we are who we are born to be. I think the meaning of this is that we are a group of people who are meant for greatness, we need only let go of the stigma and accept it head-on.

What does it mean to have magick in my veins?

I believe it simply means that you are born with natural abilities, that lead to a greater purpose than many. Having magick in your veins means that for better or worse, you are destined to walk a path different from the rest of our kind. Live the magick, and let it take you to many wondrous places. Like all things, it can be a blessing or a curse. What matters is what YOU choose to do with it.

I would like to think that those of us born with natural inclinations towards magick are here to help others, and we are here to shape the future for those who follow in our footsteps. Where will your path lead you?

Now, this may have left more questions than answers, however, philosophy tends to be this way. To be or not to be? That really is the question and the answer.

I hope you’ve all enjoyed my ramblings today.

Ignite the light within.

Azariel Flame

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