I have had a number of people over the years come to me and ask me to please remove some hex that has been placed upon them. In some instances, this was warranted, so we did it. In others....well, let's just say that some education was necessary.
First off, not every magical practitioner in the world is one who would or could cast a hex on someone or something. Most don't even have the desire, let alone the know how. What is most common is that someone is attracting negative things into their lives through the lack of self-responsibility and then projecting their misfortunes onto someone else, and unfortunately those someone else's usually end up being their local healer, witch, or shaman.
Having had people actually project that stuff onto myself, I am very suspicious when someone says that so-and-so cast a hex upon them. So I go into this situation with a very critical eye.
What most people don't understand is the insta-karma of negativity within themselves. If we hold anger or fear or hatred within our hearts we are going to attract that into our lives three fold until we let go of the anger, fear or hatred. So the first thing we need to always look at is ourselves. Let's face it, when we are pointing 1 finger at someone else, there are 4 other fingers pointing back at ourselves.
The next thing we need to look at is just how much power we are willing to give over to whomever it is that we are suspecting of casting a hex. If our energy field is strong in and of itself, then there are forces far more powerful at work for us than there are against us. So although we don't have to go around blissfully ignorant of others' maliscious intents, we certainly don't need to allow ourselves to be governed by it. We simply need to let it go and get on our way in life.
Yes, there are ways of strengthening our energy fields. This is what Energy Balancing treatments are all about. And yes, there are ways of releasing hexes, this is what ceremonial healing is partly about. The thing is to be able to discern what is actually appropriate and what is not. The less fear and hysteria we have about this subject matter, the fewer knee jerk reactions we are going to have. Thus the more harmonious our lives become. An inappropriate knee jerk reaction can actually set in motion more negative energy than any of us are prepared to handle. So before anyone accuses anyone else of this sort of hexing activity, it is ultimately important to take a good long look in the mirror and see what is necessary for our own self-healing and self-maintenance.