Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Broom Closet

Getting back to the Pagan Blog Prompts with this topic.

WITCH HAZEL BLACK 2

In or Out?

I would have to say that I am both.  My broom closet has a revolving door.  I stepped out of the broom closet as far as my friends are concerned about 3 years ago; about a year after I started to follow this path.  My family is the other side.  At least to everyone but my mom.  I don’t discuss much of my beliefs with them.

Do I have to hide my ‘pagan-nature’?

Not in public I do not.  I am very open about my beliefs and spirituality in public.  I wear a pentagram and the triple goddess symbol every day.  At work everyone knows my beliefs and they are very interested in things and how I celebrate different times of the year and some have even gone as far as saying things like “Have a great Summer Solstice or Autumn Equinox”.

Besides this I also co-own and operate an online pagan store as well as a brick and mortar store here in Denver.  So in those two areas I am quite out of the closet.

I hope to some day remove the revolving door and forever remain out of the broom closet until then, let it spin.

2 comments:

  1. I really like how you call it a revolving door, it tells how life changes. I've been at various places in my own life from very open to now the most closeted. I'm now working ijn the public school system which causes me to need to be very careful. I still wear jewelry but they tend to be celtic knot, Norse or nature motifs.

    At times its tough since I write a blog and run an online pagan based business too. I wish I could be completely open like I have always been. But unfortunately that's how the world currently is.

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  2. Thanks for you comment Velody. It is unfortunate that you can't be as open as you would like at your workplace.
    I will check out your blog. Always looking to follow people.

    Blessings,
    Cainwyne Ravenheart

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