QUESTION - When I was a baby and I got mad, as my mother would say, "things would happen out of the ordinary". My Nana and my mom both practiced witchcraft but my Nana did not like that I was able to do these things and not control them, but my mother wanted to teach me how to control them. My Nana one day went behind my mother’s back and bound me. I have been bound ever since and I want to be un-bound. How would I do that?
ANSWER – My first thought about your question was how do you know that you’ve been bound? Is it possible that it’s a psychological binding that’s naturally happened because you’ve been told it happened or is it an actual energetic binding that you know took place? I’ll begin with exploring how you can find out by yourself which it is and answer your question for both possibilities just in case.
An energetic binding has a subtle effect on the person being bound, with the most common symptom being that you feel stuck somehow but are unsure how or why. It can be felt and discovered if explored in the right way. Sit quietly focusing on your breathing for a little while and then, when it feels right, imagine yourself sitting in a safe place. Now take some time to explore your body from the inside, every inch of it. If you find that it feels like you are tied up in any way, then take a closer look at that area. Can you feel any ties of any kind? If you are bound it will feel as if you are tied around with something strong such as rope or wire that you cannot break by simply moving your body. It will move with you fluidly yet feel restrictive to your movement and may be centred on one area of your body or feel as if the whole of you is tied up somehow.
A psychological binding will feel much different and will appear to be a single tie attached to your body at one point then the other end will be attached to the person who started the creation of it in your mind – in this case probably either your Nana or your Mum.
The psychological binding can be easier to remove because although the idea was placed there by someone else, you’ve strengthened it through belief and that can be changed if you can change your mind. What you need to do is again sit quietly in meditation and follow the above that you did to discover what kind of bind you have. Once you have found the tie then you also need to bring in the other person that you are tied to by imagining a safe, circle area for them to stand in away from where you are sitting. They cannot do anything to you in this space, they are not able to step over the line created by the circle. Next you need to look to find the tool that will break it. Look around the space you are in and see if you can find the right tool – this can be anything from a pair of scissors to a lawnmower or even a flamethrower. Do not be discriminate and go along with whatever you have found that feels right to you. Cut the tie from the point it meets your body and then also from the body of the person it is attached to then destroy it. This can also be by any means that your mind needs so again don’t be discriminate, there will be a means of destruction within the space too just as there was the correct tool for the job. This can leave you with a hole that needs filling so imagine healing energy (usually white or golden in colour) filling the area and then do the same for the other person. Once it’s all done let them go from their circle and imagine them leaving your space altogether, then find your own way back from the space and into the real world. Don’t forget to ground and centre once you’re done by standing on the ground barefoot or eating something.
If you decide that it’s a binding that has been done by your Nana, or anyone else, the first thing I would suggest is to work the same spell again but this time instead of binding, you unbind. It’s not always possible to know what has been done though so here’s another solution instead.
This is a three-stage solution in which we clear you, the binding and your home to ensure the binding does not return in any way. Start with a cleansing bath, have it as hot as you can stand and add in salt, rosemary, basil and lemon peel. You can use either the essential oils or the herbs but be warned using herbs for baths can be messy to deal with! As you bath, visualise the binding loosening its grip on you then when you’re ready to get out, let the water go and visualise the binding slipping down the drain with the water and back to the earth.
Next, light an unbinding candle. Preferably using a red or black coloured candle, anoint the candle with the same ingredients as your bath. If you’re using the herbs you can make your own anointing oil for the candle by adding the ingredients to a base oil such as olive, hemp or sweet almond oil, otherwise you can do the same thing with essential oils or use them undiluted - but be careful, essential oils can be dangerous straight onto the skin so please wear gloves if this is your choice. Make sure you are prepared with a pen and piece of paper. Write down what you wish to be unbound from and place it under the candle before lighting. Once lit, repeat the wish you have just written down three, six or nine times depending on how deeply you feel the binding has affected you. Spend some time visualising the binding leaving you and how you will move forward in your life without it then when you’re finished leave the candle to burn down if you can do that safely and once it is, it’s time to begin the home clearing.
Open all the windows and doors if you can then take a bunch of dried sage or an incense such as temple incense (which is intended to keep sacred spaces clear). Light it and use it to smudge your whole house paying extra attention to corners and places where energy can gather and hide. Finish off with a thorough cleaning of your home, feeling free to use something like Four Thieves vinegar if you feel it necessary.
Once you’ve finished all of that, take anything left over such as the candle stub, your paper wish etc and let it all go into flowing water such as a river taking care to ensure that anything you do this with is biodegradable and not harmful to the environment or its inhabitants. Anything you have that can’t be disposed off in this way can either be burned or put into a bin far from home.
This should remove the binding and allow you to move on with your life free from the restraint it had over you.
I hope this helps with your problem one way or another.
QUESTION - Hello, I had a dream that I was floating in the middle of a 7-headed dragon, its head turned inward at me, at the bottom of its necks there was a black hole and it was pulling something from me, what could it mean? I’ve dreamt about that dragon a few times in the past 2 years. Thank you.
ANSWER – Dragons can mean a few things in dreams so I will leave it to you to decide which it could be but will describe the aspects as I can.
Possible interpretations can be your own fiery personality, anger or selfishness. It can also represent success in business, career and with money in general.
Are you about to start a business or move forward somehow with your career? This could be telling you that you have what you need inside of yourself to be successful. It’s hidden deep (the hole) and has many aspects (the many heads) but if you look for it, it is there you just need to have some faith in yourself and bring it forward in whatever way works for you.
On the other side of this, it could also mean that you are turning your anger in on yourself somehow or are being selfish towards others in your life. It doesn’t matter which one it is, it tells me that something held deep within you is raging but instead of expressing it in a constructive way, you are somehow directing it at yourself, or others probably unjustly. The question is, can you find a way to make it a good thing for you?
I wonder which feels the right interpretation for you? Please feel free to contact us again with feedback if you’d like.
QUESTION - I have always known that there's something different about me since I was a kid and as I got older my abilities and powers have gotten stronger and more powerful. I have never really had to ever cast a spell, make an altar etc. because everything I do comes from within me. I mean if I wanted to do anything all I have to do is think about it and meditate. I am also an empath psychically and emotionally - I can talk to animals and so on. When I first saw the movie “The Craft” I thought I was a natural witch, but I have been doing some research and am now thinking I'm more of an eclectic witch. Is there a difference between the two or are they kind of the same thing? If you can give me any insight on the matter, I would appreciate it as I'm just trying to find my way. Thank you.
ANSWER – My first piece of advice here is to largely ignore popular culture when it comes to deciding what kind of witch you are. Personally, I think “The Craft” is a great film, as are many others, but as with anything, it was made by Hollywood and sensationalises things somewhat beyond actual reality. It’s wise to take these things as they are – great entertainment!
A natural witch is someone who finds that they are talented in working magic. They will be someone who, like yourself, needs no tools from day one, though might still use them if they feel the need, and they will be able to summon from within themselves whatever is necessary for accomplishing their goal. However, they usually still need help in understanding their abilities and in controlling their capabilities – sometimes even more so than others because they are so capable.
An eclectic witch (hands up, that’s me) is someone who may or may not have natural ability but that chooses to follow a path that includes aspects from several paths. I myself began as a solitary Wiccan, moving onto more traditional witchcraft and then exploring both Celtic and Norse paths. I don’t follow them dogmatically or consider myself a follower of any of those paths. Instead I bring the aspects of each path I find into my own as I feel is appropriate. If I feel it necessary to use the Norse Runes for my work, then I will and if I feel I want to use a Wiccan circle casting method, then I do. Likewise, I also use kitchen and hedgewitchery practices in my work too as and when I feel the need to.
My advice here would be to go with what you feel inside. It does sound to me like you have natural ability in the ways of witching but is the label really needed? Perhaps spend some time meditating on this and see if you can hear what your soul has to tell you on the matter and then decide if you do need the label or not. Then maybe give yourself some time, even a few years, to explore paths and see if you find one that you’re drawn to work with or don’t really need one and can forge your own. That’s the real beauty of being a witch I think – it’s your choice, there is no dogma and labels are only there to help either yourself or other people understand you better. If you already understand yourself well then why seek another answer – have some faith in yourself.
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