Have you seen the movie The Craft? Do you remember when Sara took the photo of Nancy and wrapped a ribbon around it while saying, “I bind you from doing harm Nancy, harm against other
Many times the witch would be best served in banishing the situation or person or to cast a spell focusing on evoking a positive aspect into the situation or sending out a positive vibration to the individual. Remember that binding spells drawing together while banishing spells release.
Now for a more ‘practical’ example: You wish to stop someone (we will call him Jimmy) from hurting you whether it is from verbal, emotional, mental or physical harm. Instead of casting a binding spell it would be more beneficial for you to banish Jimmy from your life both on the physical realm by cutting off contact with him as well as in the astral realm by cutting his etherical ties to you. The banishing spell will use less of your personal energy because once you banish there is no need to maintain the spell as with a binding. Another option would be to send Jimmy positive energetic intentions of a loving nature to counteract what negative energy he is sending to you. So for all the cruel messages he sends you respond to him with loving ones however if you ever find yourself in physical danger you should immediately remove yourself from the situation.
For me personally whenever I am in a situation that makes me uneasy and I feel the need actively manipulate the situation I cast a banishing spell and send out love. I do not see a need to bind myself to a negative or unwanted person or situation.
What about The Law of Return? We haven’t even considered this point. Isn’t binding spells mucking around with someone else’s Will? Yep – from my perspective it most certainly is and for me that is something I do not dismiss lightly. I am aware that everything I send out – every action I make, every word I utter … they all have an affect. For each and every action there is an equal reaction. I am also aware that just because I believe I have all the needed information it doesn’t mean I do and even if I do, I am viewing the situation or the person from my unique perspective which by its nature is subjective.