Responsibility for my words, thoughts and actions is a basic tenet of my path, so what you say resonates strongly with me. I cast spells on people all the time, though I am not inclined to hurt them. As an empath, that would be counterproductive, especially if I had to work with or spend time with that person regularly. I do a lot of re-direction and mis-direction, though; sometimes a gentle push, while other times a big shove. I don't have time to try to control the lives of everyone around me, but I have no problem getting them out of my way.
In the words of Miss Tree...."This."