Blog Prompt: Advice To Newbies

Ok guys, so this is more for the Wiccans amongst us but there may be valuable advice for other paths.
I have been a Wiccan for 2 years and when I first started, although it was fantastic and felt like coming home, it was also pretty daunting. This is because I felt the need to know everything straight away, and also the worry that I would get something wrong.
I bought a lot of books and read as much as I could on the subject. This was both a help and a hindrance. It gave me an insight into so much about Wicca and provided me with many different ideas. However, there was also contradicting information and information overload going on because I was reading too much too quickly, wanting to know it all. Here’s a secret for you: you will NEVER know it all, only the God/ess can claim that šŸ™‚
I held off practicing because I was worried I would get the ritual wrong; place something wrongly, or mispeak. Here’s another secret: the God/ess knows what’s in your heart and your true intentions; the rest is just an outward representation of that.
Also I overspent drastically on books, tools etc. You really only need the very basics and the rest you get as you come across the need for them.
If I had my time again, I would still read the books, but not quite so many and not quite so quickly! The most important thing when you start is to develop a relationship with the God/ess; pray and meditate and they will guide you right šŸ™‚
There is no right and wrong way, there is only what’s right for you as determined by your own intuition and a relationship with the God/ess. If something doesn’t seem right, don’t include it in your practice; if aspects of other paths speak to you then include those as well šŸ™‚
That’s my advice anyway, make of it what you will. Welcome and Blessed Be x


3 comments on “Blog Prompt: Advice To Newbies

  1. Great article. I know how it feels to not be confident… and this path for me is no different. Sometimes I feel as if I’m not ‘good enough’ for this path… like there’s no way I’ll ever be able to fit in. When thinking about the gods and goddesses, I think about how small and insignificant I am in the bigger scheme of things.

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