At some point even the experienced will find themselves in need of a push in the right direction. Perhaps they are blind to the road ahead for some reason, or they do not want to accept the truth that is sitting before them. Don’t be afraid to say as such and see. Learn to recognize these moments, so that action can be taken.
Joining a Coven is a very involved process, it is long, and may result in either the group or the Seeker deciding that they cannot continue to pursue. There must be great trust forged, in order for those experiencing a Branding to open up to others, likewise those that have already felt that particular sting of severity, must also have that bond. It is no wonder that Traditional Covens seem to be standoffish. It is not because they think themselves better; it is because trust must be built over many long hours, weeks, months, even years; much like joining a family.
So who do you have that can hand you an occasional map down the path? Teachers? Friends? Is there only one or many? Every Witch needs to know, for everyone needs at some time or another a helping hand.
"Lost in a thicket bare-footed upon a thorned path."