Who is the 12 Step Witch?I started casting circles and working nature magic at age 12. After practicing solitary for many years, I recently began working in the Reclaiming tradition. I began my journey to sobriety 10 years ago, and have been clean and sober for 7 years. I have a sponsor, sponsor other women, and have a homegroup (two, actually!) I do not speak for 12 step programs. This is my experience only. I blog anonymously out of respect for the anonymity tradition of 12 Step programs.
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We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable. -The First Step of Alcoholics Anonymous It is remarkable how easily outsiders misunderstand the concept of powerlessness within Twelve Step Recovery. A simple moment spent Googling will bring … Continue reading
Home. What a loaded word, for so many people. Especially for those of us whose home lives were shot through with the pains and tragedies caused by alcoholism and drug addiction or other compulsive behaviors. My concept of home was … Continue reading
The first time I was led in a grounding and centered by a Reclaiming Witch, the top of my head felt like it blew wide open. I had done many of these exercises on my own-and struggled. I had struggled … Continue reading
I have no baggage. Jesus was never thrust on me, unwilling. In fact, we had a great experience together, once, at a youth group skiing trip for over-privileged private school kids. He was totally buddy Christ, hippie Jesus, Socialist Jesus, … Continue reading
I’ve just created a Facebook Page for this blog, so please “like” me on there for an easy way to be updated when I post a new piece of writing here. I will also be linking to other interesting blog … Continue reading
This Sunday I attended my fourth holiday ritual with my local Witchcraft community. My fourth ritual with them since Samhain. Not so long ago, but so much has happened since then—I’ve taken their introductory core class, spent time socially with … Continue reading