Lately for the past couple months, I’ve been experience what seems like a cutoff from spiritual connection with the beings I invoke/evoke. It feels like a lack of effects or sensations. My spells have felt less potent and the presence of spirits seems less noticeable, or even not there. It feels like I’ve been depleted of Magick with no clear reason or ideas on how to change this.
Honest question to BALG and the experienced magicians here because I’ve seemingly at a loss. (even on spirits) Could it be a Curse or Binding I’m unaware of? A need for stronger practice foundations? Have I pissed off too many spirits? I can’t seem to understand.
There is an ebb and flow to everything, even the spiritual. Sometimes, when the planes are in flux, it can effect our connection to them. Personally, I feel like there is more chaos energy zipping around than usual due to various factors, and it is causing disruptions in the aether.
It is a possibility. You could look into it with some divination.
This is happened to me from time to time. In my case, I’ve found it waxes and wanes with my state of personal confidence as a magician. If I’m feeling particularly effective in my magick, the magick itself seems greatly empowered. Once I began to doubt myself (which I fortunately rarely do these days), my magick became weak and ineffectual.
I don’t know if this could be what’s causing your issue, though. There are definitely magickal attacks that can make someone lose their magick/confidence, making their magick weak. If you don’t believe you have an enemy like that, I would try a few “psychodrama” rituals (rituals that have the intent of raising power then grounding it without any request for manifestation) while “acting as if” you were a grand wizard. You’d be surprised how effective this can be! And it may possibly break you out of a magickal slump.
But like DarkestKnight says, there is a natural ebb and flow to everything, including our confidence.
I could talk for 3 days on that subject. My magic is way way way better when I am far away from any small city. It has to be almost entirely of nature at the savage level. Then, I feel so awesome that my magic awakens. In a city, it’s like I have only 10% of my magic available. It’s crazy. I wonder sometimes how many people are like this.
Some magick seems to just work better in the woods. This is why I moved to where I am; there’s no one here but deer, racoons, rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks. And Bigfoot, but I haven’t met him yet.