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How to prove it?
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Post # 1
I am 16 years old, and i've been doing magic since I was born. My brothers and father and step mother won't and don't except me as a Wicca. They keep making fun of me and keep telling me magic isn't real, and that it's stupid to believe in it. I've tried to get them to back off, but they won't. Is there any way to use magic to prove it to them?
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Re: How to prove it?
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Post # 2
I find it unlikely that you've been practicing magick since you were born , and being a magician isn't the same thing as being a Wiccan.

And why are you so intent on proving it to them?
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Re: How to prove it?
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Post # 3
well not exactly since i was born, when i was old enough to talk my mom started teaching me. everything i know has been passed down through 3 generations of full born witches. And i want to prove it to them because if i do then they will stop. to them seeing is believing and they are my family and i want them to support me. i want them to actually except the fact that magic is real and they cant stop me from practicing it.
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Re: How to prove it?
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Post # 4
for the skeptic no proof is enough, for believers no proof is needed. You are beating your head against a wall my dear. Let it go and move on as you need to. Proving your beliefs to others is futile and often ends worse than you would like to believe it could. Be at peace with yourself and they will be supportive of that, I hope.

Blessings
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Re: How to prove it?
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i hope your right. I just really want them to stop teasing me and breaking my supplies and burning my papers and... i just want it all to stop...magic is really important to me. It's been in my family for generations and...uggh! I hope your right PaganStar2...
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Re: How to prove it?
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Post # 6
Saying "full born witches" is like saying "full born engineers" or "full born republican." One is not born any more or less of a witch than anyone else.

You need to realize that you cannot force a person to accept proof or become supportive. Even if you show them positive proof of magick and give the most eloquent speech on how it is important to be supportive of your spiritual development, none of that will change anything unless they are open to it.

I know this sucks, but it would likely be better to simply keep it to yourself. I've openly been a magician since I was around your age but it's taken until now, ten years later and me not living with them, for my parents to reach a point where they could become more accepting and believing. Getting your family to be more accepting may need to be a long-term goal for you. In the short-term, however, it would seem most beneficial to just give them as few opportunities as possible to speak about magick. I'm not suggesting that you necessarily need to hide what you do, just that you shouldn't do anything to make it more noticeable than it needs to be - don't bring it up in conversation, wear your pentacle inside your shirt - simple little things like that.

You should also just keep in mind what a big deal it can be to go from a non-magical mindset to a magical one. Sometimes people have trouble accepting the idea of magic because all it implies is frightening. Their entire world-view may be at stake, and that's the sort of thing the psyche has a tendency to fight tooth and nail. There is a very real possibility that they may not be karmically ready to accept magick within this lifetime.

Don't let any of this dissuade you from trying to convince them, just realize that it will take time and there is a distinct chance of failure. At least the failure is theirs, not yours.
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Re: How to prove it?
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i hide it as best as i can and honestly i dont bring it up in conversations EVER. thanks for your advice.
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