In all honesty, I do want a patron. There seems to be a sense of pleasure in pointing to a deity or spirit and declaring that you have a relationship with it.
Unfortunately, the problem is you need a deity/spirit to take an interest in you. I don’t know about you, but I’m coming into this from a history of rejection. So, My first instinct is to assume that I’m invisible to someone. So, spiritually, I’m not sure if anything is there.
I tend to assume that I don’t attract any spirit’s attention because I don’t have the qualities they’re looking for, as I do with people. And like with people, I’m worried that anyone that takes too much of an interest too fast is looking to take advantage of me in some way. And there are plenty of forces, both human and ethereal, who thrive off people like myself.
If I can’t find a willing patron, I’d like to learn to practice magick without one. I’d like to get to a certain spot on my own so I don’t owe anyone. I’m not sure how possible that is, unfortunately.