I had to take some time to contemplate this idea. It really is similar to the question that I recorded a video about on my YouTube channel titled: Are Witches Born or Made? In that video I explain how I believe that every human being has the ability to be a Witch or to work with magick and witchcraft but I realize that not everyone will embrace this ability and perhaps even some individuals will not accept that they have the ability because they believe it to be “bad”, “evil” or “from Satan”. I
I honestly don’t know.
I believe that all human beings are equal. None of us are better or more special or more valuable than another, though I will concede that in some circumstances that might be untrue. For example, if there was a house fire I would acknowledge that a trained fireman would be more valuable in that situation than I but overall that fireman is not a better person or human being than I or you. We are all special. We are all sacred. We all hold the same capabilities within us given to us by the gods.
Perhaps the issue or challenge I have with the theme of that blog was that it seemed to suggest that Witches were “special” but perhaps that isn’t what the author was suggesting at all and I misunderstood the blog post. Would it bother me as much if the author suggested that another group of people were born a specific way? Maybe if I rewrote the theme replacing the word Witches with Firemen …
Not everyone is a Fireman. Firemen are a specific type of person; Firemen are born Firemen, are created Firemen, and are made to be Firemen.
Yeah, that doesn’t bother me as much but I still believe that we all have the ability to be a fireman though it may take some of us longer to be successful in the occupation. Perhaps the issue I have is that by stating that Witches were born to be Witches is the fact that it limits the Witch as well as everyone else by suggesting that it is an “exclusive” type of person. Honestly I don’t like being told that there is something I cannot do or that I can do something that someone else is incapable of doing. I don’t accept that and I don’t believe that.
Maybe this resistance I have is a Shadow that needs to be integrated. Maybe I just need to get over the fact that being a Witch makes me different (?) than other people but certainly not any more valuable.