I’ve always been into the keeping secrets from myself. As a kid I hid my Halloween candy in caches around my room so I could surprise myself later. I still do that with treats and even money.
I have this jacket where there is a hole in the pocket that goes into the lining of the coat. There’s six dollars floating around in there that I keep refinding and it is like a special treat. It’s been there for over a year so it had sort of manifested itself into a reminder that I will always have money… But as a surprise!
I keep a lot of my personal practice secret. I just don’t want any other folks messing around with my stuff. Some of my spells are built to nudge desired outcomes into place like and elaborate craft project. I don’t need other people thinking about how they work. I prefer they take their own course like good stage hands.
I also don’t post photos of spells in progress, unless that is actually built into the spell. I normally post photos before or after. When I post photos of my altars and shrine that is never how they look at that moment. I always alter my altar after the photo.
A lot of this is just stuff I have always done but when I started working on my witchy zine I had to find some words for things that were just ingrained actions. It has been interesting to write about my practice in a way that is detailed enough to give an idea but not too detailed as to give specifics.