I have recently inherited a mirror that has been handed down from a couple generations at least. My siblings refused to take this mirror for themselves but would rather see it destroyed. For as far back as I can remember my mother would use this mirror to curse people by placing photos of certain people on it upside down in order to put a hex in them or intend misfortune. When I was a kid I use to search the mirror and find the upside down pictures behind other pictures and take them off the mirror. I did this for years thus identifying my mother as an evil person intending harm to others including friends and family. The mirror was eventually handed down to my brother who wants no part of it and has given it to me. My question is if it has been previously used for bad intent, is there something I could or should do to purify or neutralize it? I'm not as afraid of it as some I know because in my mind I was always the one trying to stop the bad intent thus any curse it was used for I don't see fit for myself. Any suggestions?
I actually have more of a fear of it breaking. I've had this discussion before and I'd like to say hopefully jokingly that the broken glass would come with the screams of those it's affected. Nothing I want released in my vicinity... just made to be good.
I would not break the mirror. It may spread into your house. The best thing to do is cleansed it. Protected your house, and closed the windows and doors while you cleanse the mirror outside. It's best to do this out in nature. Form a circle around it with salt, set some candles one with the intention to protected you and one with the intention to cleanse the air.
If you still have those pictures your mother used then burn them during this process and blessed them with forgiveness. This way your getting rid of anything that may have any negative energy still attracted to it. Don't doubt yourself during this process or it may backfire, you can find a crystal that may help you with inner strength before cleansing this mirror. Cleanse yourself and your house afterwards and blessed your house with protection afterwards.
Take the mirror to the dump after you cleanse it. If you don't want it in your house even after you cleanse.