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I live! And so does IS

Posted by vigdisdotter on 2006.09.07 at 16:49
Current Mood: curiouscurious
I'm resurrecting this forum.

I got a new job so I don't know how much time I'll have to posting here, but I'm going to give it a shot.

Anyhow, with the new job, I've found myself in a position I've never been in before: I'm hiding my altar.  See I've become a live-in nanny.  I have my own room which is my private space, as well as a common area that I share with the family or more specifically the 6 year old.  Now the mom is very Christian; references to god, saying grace over meals and so on.  No she doesn't know about my religious proclivities.  Thus, I have my altar all set up, but its living in my closet where it can be safely behind closed doors if needed.

Has anyone else been in such a situation?  And if so, how did it work out for you?

I don't feel that I'm somehow betraying my path by doing this, but I have become more keenly aware of my "witchyness" and how I present to the family.


(Anonymous) at 2007-01-26 20:54 (UTC) (Link)

Horns of the Horned God dilemma!

Just a thought - the pagan worship thing is what directs and guides who you are, how you present to the world, maybe? So the honesty comes into play with your new employers by being honest with your energy with them, you know, how you are with them; ie honest about caring for their children, honest about being respectful of their beliefs, and honest in being courageous in how you deal with the issues that crop up on a daily basis. This honesty doesn't have to come with explanatory footnotes, it just has to show itself in your eyes and your spirit as you work with them.

Labels don't matter a shit - it's the garment that keeps you warm! Or something....

blessed be,

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