|If there's one thing lacking in the lives of humble Witches and magicians, it's self-confidence. Negative self-views (a common occurrence for those who do not overcompensate with egotism) can manifest at the worst times, blocking us from our true paths. To help banish these negative thoughts, wait until you're in a bitter, apathetic, and otherwise negative state of mind. When you sense a "beating yourself up" attitude, grab a piece of all-natural paper and a pencil. Sketch, draw, and write down these negative self-views. It doesn't matter how you express these things; it's more important to get them out on paper, even if it's in a crazy, random, abstract form.
When ready, sprinkle a few pinches of banishing herbs on the paper (such as nettles, nightshade, flax, mandrake, and so on), and place a medium-sized rock in the middle. Crumple the paper around the rock and herbs, securing it in a tight ball. Walk to a bridge (that spans flowing water) at midnight and cast the spell over the edge. Declare the following:
Watery abyss, womb of life; take this pain, take this strife. I banish these thoughts, I banish these things; so that they may not return again! So mote it be.