I've not had the quiet and peace of mind to think thoroughly on this tonight. Perhaps later. But I feel I need to be nothing less than truthful. He is not Wiccan. In fact, he disavows any religious beliefs whatsoever. He says he does not believe in any god or goddess, in reincarnation, or any sort of afterlife.
Nevertheless, he is one of the most spiritual people I have ever met, always seeking to improve himself and to help those around him. He would _never_ do anything that was solely for his own gain. That's how he got himself into this mess--by sacrificing himself to help others who have squandered the gifts he's given them.
Perhaps he has his own natural protection against negativity. He always manages to see the bright side of things, no matter how bad it seems to get. But there's no way he'll do a spell on his own behalf. He does not know of my beliefs, for the most part.
Perhaps I need only to do a spell to help him have a backbone so he doesn't let people take advantage of him?
As I said at the beginning of this, I've not had the time and space to think it through yet. I'm still unsure how to approach this problem. One thing I know is that I needn't worry about him not taking everyone else and all the repercussions into account.
Perhaps the spell to counter negativity would be to counter his parents demanding he support them and draining him of all his energy and resources? He'll never do that for himself though. And they DO NOT NEED his support. They"re well able to take care of themselves. He is just an extra resource for them. He knows this. He simply accepts that it is his lot in life to sacrifice, they ask, so he will give.
I wouldn't even be involved in this except he confided in me as a close friend that he didn't want this job and wouldn't have taken it if he weren't pressured to do so. He left a job he liked to do something he doesn't like because it pays more money and his parents wanted money from him. He's not happy, but it's very rare for him to admit that.
So--given his unbelief and unwillingness to do any spells on his own behalf, what can I do to help him? Hence my original question--how to arrange for him to lose this job? Getting him back into the job he loved, and opening up the job he'd be leaving to someone who really needs it is a great idea! How do I bring that about without his open cooperation?