Friday, November 5, 2010
The perfect place for me to start discussing this topic is with my own marriage. Mr. Sparrow (aka Danzig) and I have been married for four years. We have no children at this time.
Danzig is a third generation American. His great-grandparents came to the United States from Poland and brought their beliefs with them. While they openly practiced Catholicism, they practiced Witchcraft from their home country in secret. Danzig had the pleasure of learning from his great-grandmother before she passed away.
I was raised in a Protestant family that has been in America for generations. My lineage can be traced mostly back to Norway (yay Vikings!) on my Dad’s side, but I have some family that originated in Wales and Germany. Religion was not consistently a big deal in our home growing up unless my Grandmother, who is Baptist, was around. I was programmed from a young age that Witchcraft was Evil and that anyone not saved by Jesus Christ was going to Hell. Oh, how far I have come!
When I met Danzig in 2004, I was coming out of what turned out to be the darkest time of my life. I was furious at everyone, especially myself. I didn’t know what to believe and had pretty much shunned Christianity. There was a gaping hole in my heart that begged to be filled.
Little by little, Danzig introduced me to his Earth-based path. I soaked the information up like a sponge, quickly beginning my own research into the various practices and paths. He taught me how to meditate, how to cast a circle, and the basics of protection magick. He is the one who laid the foundation for my future as a Pagan and Witch.
That being said, I have a unique and wonderful spiritual relationship with Deity that includes my husband. We each have our own path, but are respectful of the other’s beliefs and work together to honor the Divine.
Next week I will share some ideas of how couples can practice their spirituality together and grow closer in doing so. Be sure to stop by my blog, The Balanced Witch, to check out the “366 Days of Magick” that is going on all this year. I also have a giveaway going on now!