Hey Richtor, what do u know abt diet spells? R they dangerous?
(Just a note, a lot of this seems to be personal opinion and my views on how spell mechanics work based on my own experiences. Others experiences may differ and that is okay. I am presenting an opinion based on my viewpoint and what I have learned, and I hope it proves helpful to some. For those that it doesn’t apply to, I am not challenging your way of doing things or saying what you are doing is wrong or dangerous - if it works for you, that is great. However, I want to present another side that is still possible, for those that may not be aware of the implications of such things.)
If you’re referring to spells that assist with weight loss, they can be dangerous, yes. To be fair, most spells come with some risk if not performed correctly or given the correct parameters. But with weight loss spells in particular, you need to be very specific in the method in which you lose the weight, how gradually it happens, and how much weight you desire to lose in the first place.
When a spell is made without specifics, such as “I will lose weight” with no other details, there is always chance of it manifesting in ways unexpected, which could also be harmful. If you don’t give it specific “settings” as to how it will work, it could work in whatever way, and that leaves openings for a lot of mishap.
For example, with weight loss spells, if you send out the intent of “I will lose weight” and that is all, no other information, you may find that you could lose weight in ways that are not beneficial to you. You didn’t specify how you would lose the weight, how much, etc., which leaves the door wide open for any possibility. And while I do not believe it is guaranteed for every spell to manifest in a way that would be harmful if they don’t have any parameters set to them, I believe there is still risk, and it’s better to nip that in the bud.
You could end up losing weight by getting really sick for a time and not being able to eat because of it, and thus you drop five pounds. You lost weight, yes, but at the result of you getting really ill, and maybe you didn’t lose as much weight as you desired (or even more than, leaving you unhealthy). That is not a preferred outcome in my eyes. Since there was no indication of how you would lose the weight, the spell brought about whatever circumstances might get it done, even if it wasn’t necessarily in a beneficial way.
This is why some people see it as important that you also pair spells with mundane actions. Doing certain actions to encourage certain responses is a good indicator to the spell on how it may react too, in accordance with what you’re already doing in your life. If you are actively looking to lose weight by eating healthier or exercising more, the spell could be built around those lifestyle changes, and assist you in keeping up with them or boost the effectiveness of those methods for helping one lose weight in the first place.
It is not exclusively weight loss spells that could end up this way either - it is why I said most spells come with risk. As another example, say you wished to cast a spell to help you get more money, but you were not specific in the way you would gain said money. As a result, within the next couple of weeks you ended up in a minor car accident which resulted in insurance money or the other party being sued for reckless driving. You did get your money, yes, but the manner in which how you did was left wide open for any opportunity to present itself.
Again, I want to emphasize that not all spells left open to interpretation could lead to manifestations like this. I just wanted to say that it is a possibility for results to occur in a manner not preferred, if the preferred manner was not already specified during the spellwork. For me, it comes down to the “better safe than sorry,” because there is no guarantee a spell will work as desired, and unless we aim for a specific outcome, that it will perform accordingly to achieve said outcome at all.
With intents regarding one’s health and safety, I believe it is especially important to cover all the bases, to ensure that no mishaps happen and you do not put yourself in danger for the sake of a spell. Magic is weird, and often doesn’t work how we think it should or will, and setting out your intentions as clear as possible helps with that.
I think that it should be reflected on if the spell is necessary in the first place, and if so, how you want it to perform, what your goals are outside of the spell for the topic, how you wish it to be achieved, etc. Of course, I think that is also good advice for any spell; especially when it comes to things that could impact your health or safety, I think one should be extra careful and sure in their actions, to do all they can to guarantee as well as they can that they remain safe and things work as planned or desired.
That got a lot longer than expected, and very wordy, I’m glad I came off mobile for this, lol. I hope that helps you anon, and I hope you are safe, no matter what you do!