How to Deactivate a Spell

Welcome to a little instructional blog ~ this week we’re going to talk about how to break down a spell. 

And the reason for this, is that when I first started on this path one of my biggest worries was getting a spell wrong, and if I did, how on earth was I supposed to stop it? 

If you’ve been on this journey for even a little while, you’ll probably hear lots of witches and spiritual people talk about protecting themselves, and this is very important. But it can also feel overwhelming, and it can also lead you to thinking that there are fifty thousand bad things out there just waiting to attack you.  Which isn’t the case. 

If the magic (spell or manifestation) that you are attempting to work has a deliberate negative outcome for someone else, then you’ve got to expect to get back what you put out. (Normally amplified.) That’s the natural order of things. And even protection will be hard pressed to protect you from an outcome you’ve invited in. 

But protection for the most part, is as simple as visualising yourself wrapped in a protective cloak, or using a (homemade or shop bought) protection spray or lighting a candle — all sorts of things will suffice. It’s all about what works for you. 

And I often think all the negative press surrounding ‘getting the right protection,’ can hold you back from trying to work spells and manifest good things ~ and we don’t want that. Magic is fun and joyful,  so grab yourself and piece of hematite, ask the stone to act as your protector, pop it in your pocket and start planning spells. 

But if you’re like me, and think that you might do something wrong and it will end up raining frogs, then knowing how to stop spells is a good place to start. 

I deactivate my spells with a little box. A pretty little box that I’ve had since I was a teenager. 

If I’ve used ingredients in spells; leaves,  rocks; anything that I can return to the land, river or ocean – I do that. 

If I’ve used crystals I will do my best to cleanse them; give them a blast with a tuning fork, leave them overnight in a jar of Himalayan rock salt, or put them on the window sill over a full moon or bright sunny day. If the spell was very powerful, I’ll do all of the above, just to make sure I’ve cleared any remanedent energy. 

But then I’m left with the written spell… Now I’m a firm believer in the power of words, and that power only grows when written. But I’m not comfortable tearing or burning my written spells. And this is one of the most important things; that we don’t do anything that intuitively we feel hinky about. If it feels wrong, then it is. 

So, I took my little box, wiped it over, gave it a blast with the tuning fork, and rubbed in my own blend of protection oil. Then I sat with the box for a bit, working through what I wanted it to represent  – and that was, when I put the finished spell in the box and closed the lid, that act would deactivate the magic. Letting any residual magic and energy lift into the ether, becoming a positive top-up to the wider universe. 

I’m going to talk about the science behind using sound to cleanse in the future. But for now, I give a full tour of my deactivation box in the vlog. 

Bright Blessings lovely humans. 

J x