Friday, 27 January 2012

B is for.........Banishing

Now this is a subject that has got me into a lot of trouble in the past. 

What is the definition of banishing?  

ban·ish  (bnsh)
tr.v. ban·ishedban·ish·ingban·ish·es
1. To force to leave a country or place by official decree; exile.
2. To drive away; expel: 

Now, it's no: 2 that has me in a tizz - and I'll try to explain why...... I am fine with banishing an object or a personal habit .... my one and only spell so far was actually to banish man-made noise from a loved ones' garden - and I had no problem coming up with the wording for that and it worked very well .... I was specific and made sure that 'it harmed none'! 

Now, that's where my tizz comes in - how do I know I am not harming someone if I am not specific ... I am thinking of the banishing all negativity ............ that's not very specific and in my opinion can open the door to all sorts happening that you didn't intend to! 

The other issue I have is the word negativity - some negatives are really good for you, like the negative ions that come from waterfalls, would you really want to banish that goodness from your life???? 

I've been accused in the past of being 'scared' as I had an issue with attending a banishing ritual, maybe it's me - but I couldn't just say 'yes' without knowing the wording or what it was that was to be banished - I guess I'm old fashioned that I like to know what I am agreeing to!! 

I guess I am just a simple soul and I often think that the Divine does a brilliant job and doesn't need me banishing things She has put in my life for me to learn from, that would most definitely hurt me.... 

Why do I have such an issue with one word.......... I have been on the end of a banishing spell - the person that used it against me does not believe in the Rede, talks the talk but does not walk the walk - she did this spell I'd like to say that it had no affect on me - but that would be untrue - she did indeed banish me from her space, however in doing so she showed her true colours to others we were friends with and now she is alone and bitter whilst I am surrounded by loving and true friends ......... so ...... 

The moral of this blog - or merely a bunni note - be careful with you're banishing you may achieve the banishment ........... but at what cost???? 

love and blessings to all 

bunni x x x


  1. I think wanting to know what it is you're agreeing to is a very healthy thing to do! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. I think wanting to know what you're agreeing to is a very healthy thing to do, and not old-fashioned at all!
    While I can't fathom how it must be like to be on the receiving end of a banishing spell, I would love to encourage you to keep working at it - your spell about the noise worked nicely, after all. Sending light and love your way!

  3. When you participate in a group ritual, you share responsibility for what the group does, so I think that knowing what the group is doing and removing yourself if you don't agree with their actions is important. I don't want the karma for fueling someone else's spells if they are using them irresponsibly.

  4. Thank you for opening my eyes. Giving a lot of thought before casting is very important, just as the decisions in ones life should be made without haste. Wonderful post!

  5. I think it is wise to be hesitant about certain words, words have power. We often act without taking the time to fully contemplate what that word means to us. I think that is an important step in this kind of work, establishing our own definitions, after all intention is truth. Once we have a clear definition in our own mind we can act accordingly whether that definition agrees with Oxford or not :)