Her argument was that learning how to become a witch or a Priestess was something that either we can do on our own, or that kind of knowledge can not be charged for. It should always be shared freely.
As you probably have understood, I do not agree.
My Priestess training was life-changing. It went to a depth I could never have reached on my own. The wisdom and experience of my teacher touched my heart and soul. Some of the sisters I met during the training have stayed some of my closest friends.
I am willing to pay for that.
Being guided through the Wheel of the Year for the first time, being introduced to the Goddess and all Her aspects, learning to know and feel the energy of the land. Learning how to facilitate ceremony, how to hold sacred space alone and with others. How to open up to the energies around me. And how to share that with others.
I am willing to pay from that.
When I came to my Priestess training I had been on the pagan path for about 6 or 7 years. I had learned a lot. But woman, I could not have become the witch and Priestess I am on my own.
Perhaps that is just personal. Some people might not need the guidance.
But I did. And I got it. And I am so grateful.
And the person who is teaching and sharing all her wisdom, why would she have to do that for free, in her spare time? It makes absolutely no sense to me.
It is one of the biggest blessings in my life, to be part of a worldwide Priestess community. To have been on such a roller coaster journey with my Sisters and Brothers. And to still be on that journey. Never ending. Learning more all the time.
What a blessing.
With love, Elin xx