|Veronica In Action|
One of the questions I often get asked is about my spiritual practice. People notice I have a strong relationship with spirit and want to know the actual practices I use to nurture and engage in that relationship. Until age 18 I was forced, (and I mean forced!) to go to Catholic mass at least once per week. Until age 13, I loved it. After age 13, all hell broke loose.
No matter how much I stomped my feet, cried, pleaded to not have to go to Church, my parents held fast to their values. At the time, I thought this was poppycock. Ridiculous. Tyrannical. Going to Church felt was straight-up obligation to me. I found no inspiration there. As a teenager who was dying to live as close to the edge as my social circle would allow, I just felt a continual layering on of guilt and that only reinforced my will to rebel.
Today - Spirit, The Universe, God, Goddess, what-have-you; informs every breath I take and every move I make. In retrospect I am grateful for my devotional upbringing. Even when it moved beyond the point that I could relate to it, because this strengthened my resolve to find what did work, rather than just resent what didn't. It took a lot of research to find what worked for me to get close to where I felt the sweet embrace of the divine. One of the most unexpected places has been witchcraft.
I remember seeing the movie The Craft as a teenager. My Mom was so terrified that she secretly sat in the back of the movie theatre so that she could see what I was being exposed to. After all, that term, witchcraft, instantly conjures the imagery of the demonic, devil worship, black magic and the like. I never went down that path, though I did sprinkle a fair amount of fennel seeds over my telephone in the hopes that my high school crush would someday call me and profess his love. (something I read in the Supermarket Sorceress)
But what is witchcraft really? There are a great many ways to describe it: knowing the future, controlling the future. Having the ability to enchant, allure, captivate, hypnotize, enthrall, entrancing and spellbind.
What is interesting is that in this day and age, I can think of very few women who would not like to be considered enchanting, alluring, captivating and hypnotizing. Possession of these qualities strike me as something unique to feminine power, which not so long ago was considered an unforgivable crime. 300 years ago during the Salem witch trials, being called hypnotic could quickly get you lynched, or worse, slowly crushed under a giant boulder, torturing you in the hopes of attaining a confession of witchcraft. Aye-ye-aye.
Thank goodness we have pioneers like Veronica Varlow and her Grandmothers. Veronica has been one of the greatest inspirations in my life. My muse, my teacher, my friend, she not only has an entrancing quality that casts its spell over you body and soul the moment you encounter her, she is also one of the most generous and wonderful teachers I have ever met. Kitty Cavalier would not exist without Veronica.
One of the most powerful classes she teaches is called "Light My Fire: Candle Magic with Veronica Varlow". I took this class a few years ago, and I swear to you, everything I have created in my life has been the result of using this sacred art to attract what I want. I have the most knock-down, crazy-amazing, blow your mind marriage in the universe, thanks to a candle spell. I am making 3 times more than the highest salary I have ever made in my life, and my abundance continues to expand. Candle magic again. I have a career where my sole purpose is to have as much fun as possible in my life and then share it with the world to empower others. Yup. Candles again.
To try to describe why this class is so life altering would be like trying to describe what if feels like to swim in the ocean. It is a power you just have to experience yourself.
This Friday, November 16th, a dream of mine is coming true. Veronica is bringing her candle magic class to The School of Charm and Cheek. JUST FOR US. Ladies, believe me when I say, you would be crazy not to jump on this opportunity. We have no plans to re-create this in the future. Veronica travels the world and it is extremely rare that she is available to teach at all.
So come on, join us. Be the best kind of crazy there is - no matter what plans you have to cancel, no matter how you have to drag your tired ass downtown - follow your desire to join us. Your life will transform, I guarantee it.