I first want to discuss what it means to fight. If you look in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary you will find that fight is defined as: to contend in battle or physical combat,
What does it mean to identify as a Witch? This has been a question that I’ve been attempting to answer for a long time now. I’ve addressed this in numerous episodes of The Sacred Circle as well as personal videos on my channel and what I’ve concluded is this: a Witch is an individual who practices witchcraft, which in simple terms is the Craft of the Witch. Witchcraft is as unique as the Witch is and can be practiced in many different ways, but the key is that is it a practice. It is an action, something that is done; it is an act of Will. Witchcraft is a practice that requires knowledge and understanding of magick, the art and science of manipulating Will, emotions, and energy in order to bring about a change within the Witch’s reality whether it is around or within that Witch. It is a skill that requires dexterity and aptitude, and while it can be taught, not everyone is capable of practicing witchcraft because not everyone is meant to be Witch, nor does everyone want to be Witch.
When an individual identifies themselves as Witch, I assume that they understand and have accepted what it means. I expect that they are Witch every day of their lives and that it is not an identity they adopt for October 31 or May 1, that it isn’t the same as the black velvet hooded cloak they purchased in Salem last year to wear only during their Full Moon rituals, but that Witch is who they are; it is how they live, how they think, act, and speak. Witch isn’t something that an individual can separate from themselves because it is them.
When I think of “fighting like a Witch” I think of a Witch who is in the midst of conflict and has exhausted all prospects of compromise, so she or he must stand unyielding within their perspective. They have contemplated the consequences of their possible actions and made a choice on how to best proceed. Because they have already done what was required in the mundane, they now stand at their altar with the power of 10,000 Witches and cast their hex with the intention of creating change. They own it. There is no self-doubt, there is no second-guessing. They are comfortable with what they’ve done whether their hex was a malediction or blessing, a banishing or binding, the Witch stands confident with their working because he or she used whatever was within his or her ability without fear and without guilt. The Witch embraces his or her sovereignty and does what is required in each specific circumstance because he or she understands that this is what it means to be Witch and this is what it means to fight.