Am I a witch?

Yes, my husband saved the dried herbs from the garden for my “spells.” Yes, my friend brought me potion bottles yesterday. Yes, I make candles that smell (and are named) like weed scents. Yes, I can capture your soul with my paintbrush. Yes, I have also been known to help your children hone their artistic talents. Yes, I use symbolism to create art that might mean something else and then I burn it. Yes, I burn lots of things, including sage, incense, and Pelo Santo. Yes, I honor the moon cycles by setting intentions and making moon water. Yes, I honor the earth by using the energy of crystals to do this. Yes, I have an altar that represents all of the elements of nature. Yes, I can speak with animals. I am also huge into inner child work, and I try to help you recognize your own childhood wounds in order to heal them. Yes, I sometimes pray to Gods and Godesses for help in Earthly situations. Yes, I sometimes use divination tools to talk to the spiritual realm. Yes, I do consult and create tarot cards to get a deeper understanding of myself and others. Yes, I will ask you your birthday and use the knowledge gained to study you. But I will tell you I am doing this, and I don’t do it for me. I help you understand yourself. Yes, I call myself a “shadow worker.” I am. I call myself an “Artsy Tarotist.” I am.

So am I a witch?

Maybe. Maybe not.

I’m just Shilo.

Published by CooptyLew Art and Tarot

I strongly believe in the power of art and the Tarot for emotional healing and wellness, and it is my ultimate passion, as an artist, to teach others how to use these resources in this way. I create to connect. I connect to myself through artistic expression and I connect to others through hearing their stories and sharing my vision. Art has been my healing modality, and also the thing that brings me closer to the essence of who I am. I also love card decks, both tarot and oracle, and I have a huge collection! They speak seductively to the artist in me, and I'm fascinated by the intersection of art, spirituality, and psychology that exists within them.

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