Take a look in my closet, you will see that 95% of everything in there is black and the rest is grey. Yes, my hair is pink but it's my only color. Being a fashion buyer for Barneys and Henri Bendel's, the unofficial uniform was always head to toe black. No one talked about it or told me to wear black, but it was clearly the only thing to do.
Although I left that career years ago, I never stopped wearing all black. I tried color here and there, especially when I lived in sunny, colorful, Santa Fe, but it was a hard no…
I looked OK but I never really felt OK.
I felt like an impostor.
Maybe even a traitor.
It all came together for me this week when I picked up a book called WITCH by Lisa Lister. Hannah (my business partner) recommended it to Kristin (my best friend and her mom) and she told me it was a must read. It sat on my shelf for a few months until Monday.
I was compelled to pick it up and read it.
She had me at hello.
“This is my time, this is my hour. No more hiding in the shadows. No more trying to find a different, more user friendly word for what it is that I am.
I am a Witch
I am a powerful women
I am a sacred source
A force of nature.”
I devoured the entire book in two days . She was talking directly to me. About me. I know I was a witch in past lives. I know my nickname given to me by my guru has been White Witch for the last 20 years. I know I'm very spiritual and intuitive and I can talk to dead people.
But I never thought of reclaiming my witchy power
I'm going to start this weekend with a new moon ritual . The new moon is a time for starting fresh, letting go of what doesn’t serve you and allowing space for the new.
I have decided to let go of the news, bye bye bye. No more yelling at the TV because orange man said something horrifying. No more retweeting positive memes of Andrew Cuomo (heart emoji). This does not feed my soul.
It's gone girl.
I'm bringing in and embracing my why witching powers. I will be honoring my connection to the stars and the moon. I will be using rituals, spells, sipping tea, creating and alter and lighting candles. I will enjoy my talks with my Angels and Guides. And maybe, just maybe painting my nails black...
Anyone want to join me in reclaiming their magic powers? Trust me you've got them.