Still in the Closet, but the Door's Open a Crack

Posted Saturday, December 4, 2010 by Kally83
Most of you probably know from previous posts (and my About Me section) that I’m still mostly in the broom closet. There are a lot of reasons that I made this decision but for the most part, it’s due to family members who would never accept me as a witch.

I’m part of a mommy group in my city and have made many incredible friends through it. Obviously, so has Munchkin, but let’s face it, playdates are for the mom’s too! Either way, today was a big day for me. I “came out” as it were to a few of my mom friends. We were talking about religion for some reason or other and I was directly asked what I believed. Up to this point, I typically avoided the whole conversation but since I was asked specifically, I decided it was ok. Wow, am I ever glad I did!! Although none of them know an awful lot about witchcraft or paganism, they knew enough not to assume I worshipped the devil. No weird looks, no backlashes. Just acceptance. One of my friends even asked if she could borrow a few books so she could read up on it.

I admit, it was terrifying. I had never wanted to say anything for fear that I would lose friends and they wouldn’t let their kids play with my boys anymore. I was worried for nothing. I can’t tell you how encouraging it was to be able to talk about my beliefs and not feel judged or harassed.

Beyond the obvious not having to hide anymore, I'm glad all this came about because it's so easy to let your faith fall by the way side when there's no one there to hold you accountable. Not that I'm expecting my friends to ask me if I remembered to do my Full Moon ritual but it motivates me to make sure I'm living my faith daily rather than when it's convenient.

3 comments:

  1. Witchy Godmother

    Well done! You see because they knew you first a lot of the jumping to conclusions was avoided. Peeking out of the closet is just fine! - Hugs and sparkles - WG

  1. D.Suplicki

    How wonderful!! I agree with WG, I think a lot of pre-conceived notions may have been avoided by them knowing you beforehand. Good for you for taking a peek outside of the broom closet!

  1. Rue

    So glad you had such a good experience with your group! It's never easy to take that first step. I'm still careful who I talk to about my beliefs (I have family members who would never understand) but there are so many people who won't judge you too - and who are interested in what you believe.

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