Hey everyone, I know I was one here quite a bit and then about a month ago I just disappeared for a bit. Don't worry I'm fine. Well, sort of fine. I'm just worried that one of my family members has figured out about me being involved with magic/witchcraft. Though I only use it for the better good I'm still worried that they might not approve of it and I might wind up in an awkward situation or possibly getting in trouble. Then again they might just push it off as a phase but I still want some help incase it all goes down hill. Any tips or advise will be great. Thank you.
If your family is anything like mine, you won't be able to convince them that it's just for good, that you still have a structured faith of any sort, or that it's a personal choice that doesn't really concern them. It will just come down to if they let you be who you are.
You can always keep hiding it from them, live a lie around them and then be yourself with friends/while alone. That's what I do with mine these days(not that I practice anything, just the constant make believe when around them); our relationship has pretty much never been better...as far as they're concerned.
If you don't plan to get away from them, however, I wouldn't recommend this very much. It's taxing, it will wear on your mentally and (if you're affected by stress as some are) physically. If you lie outright(not omitting information, misleading, etcetera) you then need to remember your lies 'lest be that they catch you in one and everything systematically unravels.
There's no good way for family, or people in general, to find out something you have tried to hide from them. There's just whether they respond well to it or don't. If you can bring it up in discussion, relay facts you've found and casually speak of it over the course of many meetings, you might be able to lessen any potential shock, that's probably the best case scenario outside of finding some sort of spell of unconditional acceptance.
Wish you luck, in any case, I only had to convince my family that I wasn't a practicing Catholic, but you're the best judge for your situation. Weigh the possible futures, see the paths and potential fall back options, and start your journey. At some point you have to go forward with faith/instinct/your best plan, but no destination is for certain.