Welcome Amy to the WOOcrew!!!!!
We are very excited to announce that we are adding a guest blogger to the WOOcrew. Amy connected with with us around the time the pandemic started and we quickly decided she was a GOOD APPLE! Her energy is sweat and caring.......but I also wouldn't want to tangle with her in a back alley....it's the PERFECT balance! Moving forward, Amy will be sharing her journey back into her practice and her healing journey on our blog. So with no further adieu.......I'll let Amy introduce herself!
Hey WOOMates, Amy Marienblaume here, an eclectic witch based in Guelph, Ontario. I’ll be guest blogging here on Emma’s pages for who knows how long. I met Emma when I discovered her shop early last year after a long awaited return to my witchy path and it’s truly been my pleasure to get to know her and to learn from her.
Like many of you who may be reading this, the pandemic reawakened something deep inside of me that had been lost in the craziness of life for longer than I care to admit. I practiced in my teenage years, but small town mentality and “what will the neighbours think” forced me to abandon my craft. Fast forward to 2019 and I finally found myself aligned with where I thought I would be at this stage of life. I had recently accepted a job that was everything I wanted, my husband was happily pursuing his goals, and our son was settling into JK. Life was good. Change not needed, nor desired.
I’ve been a planner for as long as I can remember. Growing up with a terminally ill parent meant that keeping hold of what I could control brought (and still brings) me an immense amount of psychological safety. While I’ve reluctantly accepted that I cannot control everything, it’s been my experience that the universe, spirit, the little voice in the back of your head - whatever you call it - tends to whisper its plans to me and when they don’t fit in with MY plan, or I choose not to listen, it tears through my world like a tornado and dumps me exactly where it said. So when I started to hear my inner witch’s voice speak up when I wasn’t planning for her, I ignored her. Then, after a particularly windy few days (actually windy, not metaphorically), she came blowing back into my life with force. Witch wind, if you will.
It’s now some 18 months later and much has changed. Magick has become a part of my daily life. Like the moon it waxes and wanes. Sometimes it’s big and powerful - like when I used it to overcome secondary infertility and called for my newest witchling (paired with science and medical intervention, because lets be honest, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a beast) and others it’s less obvious - like choosing herbs to compliment my mothers beloved chicken recipe and infusing them with my intentions while I cook.
So lovely WOOMates, I hope you’ll keep reading as I share how I incorporate magick into my daily life. I’ll be offering my own experiences with witchcraft as well as some tips, tricks, and favourites as we begin to move into the my favourite time of year. Stay tuned!