Friday, May 11, 2012

[Pagan Blog Project] J is for Jill-of-All-Trades

Or maybe that should be Jill-of-All-Crafts.  I often feel scattered and distracted in my Craft work.  I have so many interests in so many paths and so many subjects, I can’t seem to focus on any single one.  This is not to say that I’m a master at any of them.  I can’t seem to settle down enough for that!  Part of the problem might be that I’m still somewhat new to the Craft.  Is three years enough to not be a newbie anymore?  Part of it is that I don’t spend as much time on it as I’d like.  Although that one might actually be because I’m too intimidated by all the subjects!

In what am I interested, Craftwise, you ask?  Name it.  Just off the top of my head:  Candle and knot and moon and water and elemental and gemstone magick.  Elixirs, herbs and powders.  Wicca and Gypsy and Aztec and Shamanistic paths.  Celtic and Gardnerian and what seems like a hundred other Wiccan paths.  Tarot and scrying (fire and water) and pendulum divination.  Aromatherapy and chakras and astral projection.  Meditation and ritual and spellcrafting.  Cottage and Kitchen and Green and  Dark Witchery. And of course each topic has a zillion small parts, most of which I find interesting!

I need to sit down and work out a priorities list, like I’ve done for my life overall.  Force myself to focus on one thing at a time.  These things are not always necessary for me in the Craft—often I can just feel what’s right FOR ME.  I get a tingly, uplifting, energetic feeling when I encounter such things—when I read a spell that I know will work for me, or when I find conflicting information on a witchy topic.  But it only seems to happen for small, specific things, not broad categories.

Anyone else out there have too many Craft interests?


Linda Ursin said...

Me me me :) I've got so many interests, and do so many crafts it's riddiculous :D

Jenn said...

I probably have too many interests for the amount of attention I can/do devote to them. My main interests have been Tarot, kitchen witchery, candle, elemental, and gemstone work, and some pendulum divination (but that's been pretty neglected.)

I was heavily involved with my Tarot cards last year, but got a little spooked by a reading I did and the resulting aftermath. I don't think I've unwrapped them since that day, which is not a good example of getting back on the horse that threw you!

CousinLinda said...

Linda--I didn't even talk about my scattered non-Craft interests!

Jenn--I understand what you mean about getting spooked. I had a vision in my twenties that scared me so much I didn't do any kind of divination for almost twenty years! I really regret that time lost now, though.