The Witch

a1A little more about me……

Born proud Canadian, raised in a very traditional Eastern European family. It was important to my family to maintain our culture and traditions, to remember what we are made up of and where we come from. I’m grateful for having the chance to spend my summers with my grandmother in Europe, that small village by the Danube River will never be forgotten. Those memories and that way of life and all that she taught me, all that I learned, all that I was a witness to, will always be apart of me.

Since I was very young I have always been drawn to the more mysterious ways of life. I wouldn’t say I was spiritual in that sense, I didn’t even know what that meant all those years ago. Growing up things just felt different for me. Its hard to describe in words, but the seasons would change and I would celebrate in my own small way. I loved and still do love the autumn season and especially Halloween.  I felt it with every bone in my body, there was a shift and I loved it. Nature was talking to me and I was listening. She was teaching me and I was slowly learning and becoming attuned.

Collecting flowers, twigs, leaves, rocks, sticks, snail shells, pine cones…. really anything that mother nature left behind, I accepted as a gift. Luckily we had a forest in front of our home and I was in there all the time, playing, hiding, watching the animals. Being in nature alone soothed me. Time stood still or so it seemed…. until I could see the twinkling street lights come on and I knew it was time to go home.

This is the time I believe where my journey began, whether I knew it or not at the time. In my world I wake up every morning and light a candle, whisper a prayer, leave an offering and then begin the rest of my day. My craft has be honed with strong Slavic influences, and as the years have gone by I have learned to shape my practice and spirituality and fine tune to it especially for me.