How To Stop Using Your Own Energy To Fuel Your Witchcraft

Do you ever feel like you have to wait to be in just the right state to do magic?

Maybe you’ve been told you shouldn’t do magic when you’re sick.

Or maybe you’ve just found that spells tend to flop when you’re tired or sad.

The problem is, for many of us this can make up the majority of our lives!

From illnesses to working multiple jobs, raising kids or mental health struggles, life is messy and you just can’t maintain that optimal magic working state all the time.

This can be SO FRUSTRATING but today I’ve got a solution for you!

Now, sadly I can’t fix the parts of your life that drain you or wear you down. As much as I would love to have the ultimate answer to how to have that pinterest perfect life I am in the same boat as everyone else.

What I can do is show you how to work magic anyway.

You have to stop relying on your own energy. I know it sounds a little nuts, energy is literally what magic runs on and now I want you to just remove it from the equation?! What?

I promise I haven’t lost it and YES, that’s exactly what I want! Or at least I want you to make energy way less of a key player in your magic.

I want you to never have to worry about whether or not you have enough energy to work magic ever again.

You achieve this by using other sources of energy to fuel your work.

Pulling energy from other sources is a way to fuel spells when you’re low on energy yourself or you’re working on something very big that needs more than you can safely offer.

Basically what you’re doing is finding an alternative source of energy and channeling the energy you take from it into your work in much the same way you would channel your own energy into it. Instead of being the source of energy in this case you’re simply a conduit, connecting power source to magic and allowing the entire framework to run without needing your input, only your direction.

The first step in this process is finding a good source.

This source can be anything; 

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Crystals
  • People
  • The earth
  • The moon
  • etc.

It’s important to take into consideration that if you’re pulling from a living source you must ask permission first. It’s usually easiest to choose a source that you’re comfortable with, if you don’t work with plants much using plant energy in your magic is going to feel clunky and unwieldy, stick to what’s familiar.

 Once you’ve found a source it’s time to connect your energy to it. If you’ve ever grounded and connected your energy to the earth it’s much the same. Take a deep breath, close your eyes and feel for the energy of your source. Visualize your energy and the sources energy connecting and mingling together.

Begin gently pulling the energy from your source into yourself, it might feel a little odd to do this so be careful during this process. Often pulling too much energy into yourself can cause some unpleasant symptoms such as lightheadedness, nausea, and giddiness. For this reason I suggest you have whatever you’re channeling the energy into at the ready so you can immediately pass the energy from the source, through yourself and into your spell.

You do NOT want to use yourself as a holding bay for that energy any more than you absolutely must.

It can take a bit of practice to get this technique down well enough to be used in spell work. I would suggest starting with training exercises to get comfortable before trying to use it for any big spell work. 

As an example, you could try pulling energy from a plant or the earth and passing it into a stone or crystal and then back again. As you get more comfortable you can work up to transferring different energies and in greater quantities.

This technique can be used in a variety of ways, obviously, as I suggested, it’s good for adding a little extra power to your spells but it could also be used to store energy for later spells in crystals or tools. You could use it to heal yourself by channeling the energy into your own body where there are deficiencies causing pain or illness. You could even do this in reverse to deactivate a spell (it’s suggested that you not deactivate a spell by channeling into a living being, the earth is best in this case).

It’s always a good idea to thank whatever has leant its energy to you, fertilizing or watering a plant, cleansing a crystal, picking up litter for the earth, whatever you can manage to show your thanks and be respectful.

After using this technique it is always advised to finish by grounding yourself. Moving large amounts of energy can pull your own energy out of balance leaving you with too much or too little or even leaving residue of whatever you were moving stuck to your own energy. Plugging into the earth and allowing your energy to equalize and come back to a balanced state will prevent any negative side effects.

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How To Stop Using Your Own Energy To Fuel Your Witchcraft // The Traveling Witch


  1. Thank you so much for content like this! Your blog has been a HUGE help to me getting started with witchcraft. I’m really excited to take your course next month!

  2. Ok so you said (for practice) you could pass energy into stones or crystals and I was wondering could you do that for other items too? Like could I pass energy into a pencil? Or a flashlight?

    • Hi Abby!
      Yes, you can! Different objects will react to and hold energy in different ways but most items will work for this technique.

  3. I read this simply because i feel as though my energy is being sapped. I think about times when some radom person asked me if they could have some of my energy, and ive always repied that they could. Its funny to think that i was actually giving my permission, when i thought it was a saying. Funny and scary.
    After reading i decided to rescind all my previous permissions. Thanks for the article.

  4. Hi! thank you for sharing your knowledge.
    Since you requested input i wanted to add that when performing a healing you can use divine source of energy too 🙂 and ask higher beings to help you channel. Its not me but i have friends that work with higher beings and this divine source of energy <3

  5. Hey 🙂 I often use my grimoire for channeling "extra" energy, which works the best for me. A grimoire is very personal, filled with thoughts, writings, pictures, drawings, spells, symbols etc. so it holds much energy, which I use when I feel drained 🙂

  6. Thank you Avery for this blog, it will be very helpful….I have a chronic illness, which leaves me zapped most days, just getting thru the grocery store can be exhausting.

  7. I’m sooo pleased I found your website! Your explanations are so clearly stated and you cover such useful information. Thank you so very much.

  8. Thank you for sharing this. I hadn’t thought of borrowing energy before.
    I have m.e and am fatigued a lot and felt like I was disrespecting the craft by not being totally awake, prepared and cleansed beforehand so I’d try and remember to try things another day… then I’d forget due to the brain fog.
    I feel drawn to asking Mother Earth to share her energy with me. I happily pick up litter it’s my number 1 pet hate in return gratitude.
    Thank you again for sharing x

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