I decided one day that the my daughter’s spirit guide was too much for her to handle. She invaded my daughter’s physical space as well as her mind. It had happened that day my daughter came home from school and was no longer worried about other school girls bothering her, she was more worried about her anger and when she was angry her spirit guide would come into her being making her fear herself. She was in third grade.
That was all she had to say. I decided in that moment her spirit guide had overstepped her boundaries as a spirit guide.
We walked outside into my private space in the garden. Did an energy circle and then told the spirit guide she was no longer welcome. She was not setting her boundaries sufficiently enough. And “together” my daughter and I banished her until she was 18. Then we asked for the spirits guide’s grandmother to come in her stead. The Grandmother spirit is and has been a much better fit for my daughter. She lets my daughter know that she is safe and protected but does not interfere the way the younger one did.
I did not consult anyone on how to banish a spirit guide. Even though, I had just started searching for my first coven and only had just read Scott Cunningham’s Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.
I did not worry about the moon’s fullness.
I did not worry that I had never in my life done such a ritual.
I just did it.
We spoke directly to the Spirit. They listened and respected our decision.
I believe we are all capable of such strong and powerful magick. The magick to banish “spirits” or to conjure a wonderful meal from a seemingly bare cabinet, to become invisible and unseen until we want to be seen, to be seen as beautiful or ugly as we desire others to see us, get the resources we need when needed.
But first and foremost, we have to believe we can.