Carlton Gebbia

Carlton reacts to Joyce and Michael's comments about her kids' names and gives her impressions of her fellow Housewives.

on Nov 4, 2013

Hello. . .I probably should introduce myself although you already know a bit about me. . .sort of. But please allow me to say that I am not here to change anyone's religious or spiritual beliefs. There seems to be a curiosity about mine. I'd rather not do this if truth be told.

I don't put labels on anything or anyone because it feels like its a sentence -- and certainly not when it comes to my faith. What I believe in and practice is incredibly sacred to me, as with anyone who protects their religion. Up until this journey I have very rarely discussed my beliefs with anyone other than my immediate circle of friends and family. Most people I know or have known have no idea. It's just not what I do. I don't discuss politics or religion. There really is no upside. However I feel there is no reason why all religions cannot coexist.

There is no one true definition for what I practice, there are many variations but my faith centers around the miracles of Nature, Mother Earth. It is a beautiful, harmonious, and positive religion. There is nothing supernatural; it just harnesses natures energy.

I grew up in a somewhat pagan household until my mum married when I was seven. My life at points were pieces to a puzzle. My grandmother, my grandfather and my mum, and then the in-between. My ancestry is as follows; my biological father was Welsh, my mum was English/Irish, my grandfather Scottish, my grandmother was English, my great grandmother or great great was Irish and then there was a sprinkling of French! I am Celtic, obviously, and I am pagan witch. Yes witch! My grandmother practiced, and I am a solitary practitioner, have been for decades. I never belonged to a coven because we moved so much, but I think covens are essential to a community. I have taken traditions from Wicca and British Traditional Witchcraft to cultivate my own spiritual path. I celebrate the cycles of the sun, moon, and seasons.

As a child, I always had a respect and understanding for nature and animals. I honor Mother Nature, the earth. I am polytheistic. I believe in goddess and a god. I believe that within us lies those deities.

I believe in the power of prayer, candles, crystals, and the earth's natural energies. They are a gift from Mother Nature and work with our vibrations. I believe in the holistic power on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. I am not nor have I ever professed to be an authority on this but what I practice and believe in works for me solely!

I do not believe someone's religion defines who they are as human beings. I don't judge anyone by what they believe in! I believe that your heart and your actions however do define you.