When I was just 14 years old, I started to experience what is called, in some Wiccan circles, “The Calling”. I didn’t really understand what this was, or what it was that I was experiencing. All understood was that I knew I had to find out what was going on with me. However, I didn’t know how or what I could do to figure this out. The good news? This “calling” was not painful like we might see on TV, but it was very repetitive; it just kept calling to me. I had to figure this out.
Every path to the craft is different, so I want to share my story of discovering my personal Wiccan with you.
The Year Before I Became Wiccan
It hadn’t been a year ago, back in 1993 when I had renounced my Christianity, when I started experiencing things. I’d even say that what I was experiencing was anything but normal. I had begun to hear voices calling to me.
The voices weren’t what we think of when we learn about hysterics. Instead, it was one voice with one, pure purpose. To be specific, it was a female’s voice saying, “Come to me!” The voice didn’t seem to be in my head, but it seemed to be off in the distance. And it didn’t seem to come from any direction. Nor did it matter where I was or what I was doing; it just kept calling to me. I even heard it in my sleep. By this time it’s been 2 months since this whole thing started. Needless to say, I was starting to question my sanity.
The Search for Answers
The year is 1994, and the internet wasn’t what it’s like today. In the 90s, there were some categorized, organized bits of information about normal topics, but nothing existed on the web about Wicca, Witchcraft, or Paganism. So, after some thought, I started visiting any and every bookstore that I could find.
Bypass Spiritual and Religious Barriers to Find your Path
To top it off, I couldn’t explain it at the time, but in addition to the Woman’s voice, I had this urge/feeling to check out different religions. I read about Buddhism, Judaism, Shinto, and a few worldly religious. After searching in about 5 different bookstores, I finally came across a book about Wicca. That book was called “Teen Witch.”
“Teen Witch” was my Gateway Book
When I read this book, it was like I found a missing part of me, or a long lost friend and colleague. As I read through this book, I learned many techniques, including my favorite — meditation, and it was through this specific skill that I was introduced to the Goddess.
I immediately knew it was her voice that was calling to me.
The Voice of the Goddess that is Always with Me
To this day, I continue hearing and talking to the Goddess. Over time, she would show me many things about myself that no one else could possibly know. She would reveal to me my past lives and even unlock some of my past lives’ memories. I knew, in these moments, that this was my calling and I was meant to walk this path. I never had any doubt that the Goddess wasn’t who she said she was.
Finding your Spiritual Path, Today
Today, many people have a harder time finding their path than I did. There is so much information about Wicca that it can get very confusing on where to start; not everyone has a clear starting point as I did. So if you’re one of these individuals, I hope my story will help you understand the calling and give you some guidance in order to find it. I hope I’ve helped you understand what is going on.
How to Find Your Spiritual Path
The important thing is to trust your instincts.
- What are they telling you?
- Where should you go to find what you need?
- Are you hearing a voice like I was?
- Are you feeling an urge to do something or find something?
This is what it means to have “The Calling.” It’s calling to you, and it is up to you to find what and where it is. You may not understand it at first. Keep at it.
Wicca was the path for me. This was my calling, but it might not be yours.
Research. If it isn’t the path for you, consider doing what I did: read up on different religions and beliefs.
This is a great way to see how and why other religions think the way they do. Once you understand the core of each religion, you will find something that speaks to you. You will know right away if you found it.
Meditate. Next, try meditation. Learn how to meditate, and call out in your mind to what has been calling you. You may feel that meditation doesn’t work for you, but remember: there are different depths to meditating. Try many different styles of meditation to see what works with your mindset.
Talk aloud. Another thing you should try is just talking aloud; this is greatly underestimated. If you’re not in a location that is safe to say things out loud, say them in your head. Trust me if it is a deity trying to make a connection with you. They will be able to hear your thoughts.
Remember, finding your path may not be instantaneous, and it does take time and effort. However, doing these things is a sure-fire start to finding your way on the correct path.
When you begin this journey, you’ll start to know yourself and be true to yourself as well. You will know what your calling is.
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