Thing Went Wrong, So Just Call The Spell Back
Spells are a method of rebalancing the current energy of a situation. This means that yes, sometimes things will seem to go even further out of whack before they find that correct balance point and settle down. Energy takes time to move around and play with all the finicky little aspects of life , which are bound up in the situation you have targeted . Don’t panic. Roll with it. Give it a chance before you declare it a failure.
If a spell obviously fizzles badly right off the mark— and I’m not so sure they truly do— then there are a few things you can do to save the situation. The best option requires that you’ve kept detailed notes on how you constructed the spell. Go back and undo the spell carefully. Some practitioners change a couple of words and in essence perform the spell in reverse: at the point where they sent out energy, they draw it back. (Note that this doesn’t mean starting at the end of the spell and working back to the beginning; it means flipping the direction or the polarity.) In this scenario, use the same correspondences and colors and tools you used the first time; this is an instance of like attracting like, as employed in the first spell, but you’re trying to attract the energy out there to you and the identical components.
To bypass all the previous steps, just call back the spell. When you call it back, however, be sure to ground it to avoid being flashed by its energy Flashing is my term for energy backlash as a result of being in the line of backfire. Calling it back can be done : remember the analogy of the web of energy, which connects all things? The energy can travel back along those strands, the same way it traveled out.
This technique should only be used if you are secure in your grounding, because it can otherwise overload you. During this summons, I recommend holding a tool such as a wand or a knife, or whatever tool you use to direct energy (if you use one): you can channel the energy you summon into the tool, in order to use it later in spells. Or do this outside with your hands on the ground, and channel the returning energy into the earth to ground it directly.
Under no circumstances should you call it back and attempt to contain it within yourself. That’s a classic setup for being flashed, creating migraine headaches, becoming physically ill, and being unbalanced for a day or more.
In order to call the spell back, ground, and say:
I command all energies released in the pursuit of
[name the goal] on [name the day] at [name the time]
to return to my hand this day this hour, this minute .
I recall you, I recall you, I recall you. Cease your activity,
freeze your motion; as of this moment your
purpose is null and void.
Return to me, I command you now!
Visualize the energy you sent out stopping its flowing motion, then being sucked back along its path to you. Keep visualizing its movement through you to the earth, or the tool. If you created something during the spell , such as a sachet, knotted cord, or poppet, this is the time to undo it. Don’t just destroy it; take the time to undo the knots, unpick the pouch, sort out the larger ingredients. Then dispose of them separately in running water, by burying them, or burning them.
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