Here is an intro of mine! Lady Rhiannon. My birth name is actually Rhiannon. I was born and raised in Rhode Island in the United States. I moved around a bit but ultimately planted my roots back home. I have a life partner who makes my soul happy, he truly is my soulmate, and I have a furbaby, an English Springer named Dean!
Most people ask me how I got started with my path, and where I am today. To be honest, I was always spiritual, even at a young age I knew I was different, I guess that's the best way to put it..I was a very shy, and anxious child, that didn’t have many friends, and primarily stayed to myself, reading fantasy books, drawing, and being in nature. I grew up roman catholic, I was baptized at the age of 5 or 6, not long after my mother and father divorced, prior to that we didn’t have much in the way of religious teachings so this was all new to me. I was put in Catholic school for a few years, and never resonated with that particular path. Now, looking back at things the energies I DID resonate with, all go hand in hand with what I am doing now.
As I got older, I started to question a LOT of the church's teachings. I never understood why I had to confess my “sins” of not cleaning my room to a priest, and why I needed to do a bunch of hail mary’s and our fathers. I also got kicked out of CCD class at the age of 14 because I would question the bible, as I refused to just believe what the book said and not what real life had been offering. At that time I went through a bit of a rebellion, I guess you can say. I had been interested in paganism since I was about 12 years old, but for those few years, I had that “catholic guilt, and fear” over it. We were taught it was evil and bad. But I went and bought my first spellbook. “Secrets of Gypsy Love Magick” and I read it, and even though some of it didn’t make much sense at the time, I fell in love with the idea of Majick. So I then got my first tarot reading, and that was it, I was hooked. I dove right into tarot, and then oracle, and it is such a huge part of my life and has made such an impact on me I am so glad it found ME.
I held a lot of anger and resentment with the Catholic church when I was younger, so at times I probably was reckless with doing spellwork and rituals. (I've never hexed anyone so that's a good thing!) Once I realized harboring resentment does absolutely nothing for my spiritual growth I became open to the idea of other facets of spirituality and divination. I learned to work with what makes my soul happy and that I don’t have to necessarily be linear with my path, I can (respectfully, and with permission) add various aspects of other paths into my workings. Guilt has no place in my heart when it comes to my spiritual path, and I feel working with what resonates with you, on a personal level is so incredibly important to your personal teachings. Spiritual working is deeply personal and should be embraced.