Re: need2tell parents i witch
By: Nekoshema / Novice Oct 20, 2013
Post # 3
well a spell might not be the best idea here. maybe one to give yourself the confidence to speak up, but it's not necessary. wait for the right moment, then sit her down, ask her to hear you out, and explain your choice. tell her why you've decided to cast spells [i'm assuming you haven't converted, you just want to cast spells?] explain there is no devil involved, the spells you do are not to harm others [again, i'm assuming] and explain what a spell is, and how you feel.
i'm sure she won't be happy, but if she says no, don't argue, just accept it, until you turn 18 [or whatever the legal age of consent is in your country] your legal guardian is responsible for you. if this path is right for you, you will return to it.
now, if you've also converted to Wicca, Celtic, Norse, or another Pagan religion, you would like to include more information, such as books, or websites, research some answers to common questions [again, the devil worship question will come up a lot] explain how it makes you happy, how you've chosen this path not to upset her or to rebel, but because you feel complete.
i was in my teens not too long ago, so i know how being told no might cause you to argue, get angry, or to go behind you moms back, but try to do the mature thing. it might seem like a long time, but if she says no, you need to respect your mothers choice. your mother might come around quicker if she sees you've put thought into your choice and haven't jumped on a trend because you watched a movie or something. granted, if she says no, you can still do things like study herbs, astrology, or baking [to name a few] on the surface they seem like hobbies, but they're things a witch will probably need to learn at some point.
Re: need2tell parents i witch
By: Birdlover101 / Beginner Oct 21, 2013
Post # 5
First of all, don't tell your Mom "I've decided to cast spells"
There are two ways to do this:
1. Now if you are deciding to be a Wiccan for an example, tell her that you believe in a religion that respects nature, believes in positive and negative consequences for anything that you do(good or bad) and see what she says.
If she's ok with it, gradually introduce the idea of spell work. Start with meditation, and if she asks what your doing tell her and then ask her if she wants to join you. Gradually work up to visualization, read your horror scopes and ask her if she wants hers read. I know this isn't casting spells yet but if you think she'll freak out gradually introduce her to this kind of stuff over several weeks or months depending on how your Mom reacts until the fact that your practicing isn't a surprise and you can explain to her that it's not negative, there is no devil involved, and promise her that you won't practice any negative magic. Hopefully if you do a very gradual method she'll get used to it and want to get involved.
just act like its no big deal...if she thinks your worried to tell her then she will think she has something to worry about...just start putting stuff up around your room that represent your path and ask your mom to buy you books on witchcraft and she will figure it out and be ok with it...in some cases your mom might even give it a try :) good luck!