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I Turned My Friend Into A Witch?!

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QuannasLove

Okaaay… backstory. My best friend is a girl I met online. We connected because we were both young writers on the same website writing for the same genre. We have known each other for three years, and met for the first time earlier this summer (with my mum, totally safe), and that was seriously the best week of the year.
Well, she has severe anxiety, so in February I sent her a package that among other things included lavender essential oil. Lavender is seriously a miracle from heaven, it does wonders for burns, bug bites, and, as was the main purpose for her, calming nerves, muscles, and mind. Watching the effects from it was kind of cool, because so often I would hear from her how the lavender saved her from panic attacks and such, and how it is essentially her weapon to survive the world.
After a while, I don’t remember how we got on the subject, but we started talking about witchcraft. My friend is a huge Tumblr fanatic. I’m personally not a fan, since the ridiculous people on there give me too much anxiety, but I do read her blog fairly often. She started talking to me about how she was actually getting very useful tips from the witchcraft side of Tumblr, and how she admired them for some of their ways like how if they feel something, anything is wrong with themselves, they do their best to resolve it as quickly as possible before it can become something worse. Which is not inherently bad, so I didn’t say anything contrary, because in reality it did seem very smart. They did have good tips to help with anxiety, not just spells, so I tried not to think of it too much. Since she found this side of Tumblr while researching uses for the essential oils, because witches use nature in their spells, she asked if that made us witches. I basically told her that there are the witches who genuinely take part in dark arts, the witches who use nature and mistake its natural affects for spells or do it as a joke, and then people like us who use natural remedies like the essential oils and get called witches because people think we are the other witches (and of course there are the areas in between). We jokingly called ourselves witches for a while after that.
She also went on a Harry Potter kick, which, again, is not bad itself, but I think it was a lead up. She could not talk with me much about it, since I have never read the books nor watched the movies, but she did say quite often when we talked of meeting again that we needed to watch them, to which I consented since I was planning on watching them when I turn eighteen anyway.
She also said she had a dream where she found a witch’s meeting, and that the two of us went there and sat in on one, and it was kind of like a book club. She asked if she ever found one if I would go with her to check it out and see if we could get useful tips. I said no, because I didn’t think the witches would be fond of a disciple of God sitting there watching them while they did rituals, but I did say that if she was determined to go but would feel safer with a friend, I would go with her. If she must go somewhere, I would rather she go there safe and feeling safe. The question itself was pretty strange, though, considering we live on opposite sides of the country and could not attend together anyway.
Take note, this all took place over several months. She didn’t just one day start acting like this. She’s also a Mormon, or was, I think she still is, though she isn’t a traditional Mormon.
Well, last night, I found her alternate blog on Tumblr by accident. I saw that her main had reblogged from someone that from the name alone I could tell was her, for reasons I will note state. A brief glance at the top of the blog confirmed it, again for reasons I cannot state.She got it in June, around the time her interest would have piqued. The entire blog was dedicated to witchcraft. I don’t mean “Wear lavender and rose to a job interview to increase your performance,” which is a simple aromatherapy tip of witch’s and essential oil lovers alike. I mean legit spells, and how to place curses and blessings on people, and what different kind of spells you can do with different waters, and different protection spells to cast on yourself. Things that go beyond the line of natural remedies and happenstance.
I don’t know what to do. I, in a way, started her down that path, and did not give her the proper warnings I should have when she started looking at such things. I have not said anything to her about it yet. Well, I have said I’m feeling a little off today, but she never requires I explain such statements unless I want to. Really, she’s a great person, and probably the only reason I’ve been sane over the summer. She is always making sure I am okay, and if I’m not, what she can do to help, whether it be listen, back off, give a virtual hug and words of encouragement, or advice and tips I may need. She is the kindest and most caring person I’ve ever met, even if she’s a ‘witch’ now. Still, it is dangerous paths she’s walking, and I don’t know how to address it. I have to do something. I have felt awful since I saw it last night, almost to the point of feeling physically ill. My head and heart hurt because of what has happened. I guess the reason I was too scared to say anything before was because she has had some really nasty people in her life in the past, and even in the present, and I didn’t want her to think I was trying to control her and add any extra stress to her that she definitely doesn’t need. Of course, I only made it even harder to breach without doing that now. Help?

August 2, 2015 at 08:53
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DevotedToChrist

Talk to her. Be honest about your feelings, and what you believe and don’t believe. Also, please please please be careful. Witchcraft is nothing to joke around about, I don’t want you to fall into a trap set up by Satan. Please be careful. If this friendship is causing you to steer away from Christ, then pray about it to God and ask if he wants you to continue the friendship. Basically what I’m telling you to do is pray. Pray to God, he will lead you in the right direction. :] Be safe. God bless.

August 2, 2015 at 18:30
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QuannasLove

Okay… I’m going to talk to her about it in a few minutes. Thank you.

August 2, 2015 at 20:21
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QuannasLove

Okay, I talked with her and it looks like I just overreacted and blew things out of proportion. She’s fine. Thank you for your advice.

August 2, 2015 at 21:49
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