xxmoonxraverxx wrote:my mom knows and jokingly refers to it as voodoo, and my girlfriend knows how seriously i take it and she says i don't sound crazy when i so obviously do hahah
i told my brother a wiccan bedtime story yesterday and he loved it
That's what my mom refers to my practice as too lol. She bought me a set of empty bottles for Yule last year and told me it was for my "voodoo oils" , and she has now started asking if I can make a voodoo oil for an ailment she might be having lol. I love it. I was really worried about how she would take it when I told her because she is a Christian, but she has been wonderful about it. I even showed her my new altar when she came over yesterday. That was the biggest test (and telling her I'm working with a coven now), and she is genuinely happy for me.
I am very open to just about anybody. I freely tell people I am Pagan. I was invited to church by an old man when I went to a yard sale at the church a while back. I politely told him that I am a Pagan, so nature is my church. He gave me a bible tract about hell, but he didn't say anything really off putting lol.
The only person that I probably won't tell is my fiance's mom. She is 72, and in the early stages of Dementia. She is sweet as can be and we love each other very much, but I don't really wanna freak her out, and I'm sure that this would lol.
All my friends that I grew up in church h with and even went to Christian Private high school with know. Some are supportive, but most of them send me messages saying they're worried for my soul & try to preach at me. The ones who do it in a kind way, I say thank you for the prayers. The ones that are rude about it or condescending, I try to ignore. I know how my temper is and losing it on a close minded fool would make them think they're right. **eyeroll**
I feel very blessed to be able to be so open about who I am. Not many people get that in their lives. My fiancé is Buddhist, but he is very supportive of me. He helps me make things for my craft, or will buy things for me. We are even going to have a Handfasting. He's very respectful of my beliefs & my tools.