There is a huge importance in establishing a relationship with any spirit/deity/demon that you plan to work with more than a one shot. That you plan to have around and in your temple.
It is a 50/50 relationship or should be. The relationship between you the magician and your spirit could be life saving.
First off, you need to gradually build up to a solid relationship with your spirit and build on trust and communication. I cannot stress how important those two things are.
Once you find a spirit you feel comfortable working with and having around you basically 24/7 , then you may choose to bind them to something in your temple. They may be bound to more than one thing. One permanently for temple area and one for on the go.
From my experience, if the spirit is comfortable and happy with the magician they do not mind the binding at all. What item they are bound to becomes a type of home for them. So the stronger the binding the better.
Your spirit can help you with the things they are known for, example Bune for financial help.
But they can do so much more.
Spirits will become protective over the temple they are in and their magician. They will be extemely loyal and protective. A spirit can come to love the magician and temple. The temple area will feel like home for them. So any threat to the temple is also a threat to their home.
The object the spirit is bound to will appear to you to just be a box, a bone , a skull or whatever you both agreed to. But the spirit will, if they are happy make it their dwelling. For the spirit it can have a bed, and other things in it to make it feel like its theirs. ( Ive seen a wall a spirit was bound to and she made it her own bedroom, with bed, dresser, rocking chair. It was her wall and she knew everything about it. Even when someone other than the magician was close to it)
The spirit will learn everything about their magician. And will be able to identify if the magick is from their magician or not just by the way the magick feels.
The spirit will be able to pick up on any signs that something is off or wrong. But here is where communication is key. The magician has to pay attention to their spirit. A spirit can only try so many ways to warn someone of emergencies. If you are not paying attention you will miss them, no matter loud and in your face.
You need to be open and ready to communicate with your spirit. A threat to your temple will also now be considered a threat to their home.
Abusing your spirit should never be done under any circumstance. They feel abuse on much deeper level than you could ever know. Once you hurt your spirit you have disrupted the level of trust your spirit has for you. Your spirit a true spirit and not imposters (please learn the difference) will only have your best intrests at heart. They will try to find ways to help you ascend, to grow and become more skilled. Your spirit may even come up with games to play with you. Theses games can help see how much you can pick up on and how well the spirit can interact with the magician in their domain. The longer the spirit and magician have a relationship the stronger they will both be.
I once knew a spirit that was in a magicians beads and ahe knew when he was driving , could see the speedometer and hear a conversation.
Your spirit can become so strong in the temple that they can hear music playing, conversations and know when magick is being done. They will be able to know when you are getting sick and tell you to see a doctor or some type of medical help.
They can also see attacks trying come in. They can protect the magician. But its key that the magician and spirit have a strong bond. If the spirit has been offended or ignored they may not want to help. Abuse of a spirit is the number one reason they will turn their back.
You should always respect and care about your spirit and their well being. Just like you would a person you love.
Spirits feel things very deeply and the hurt they feel from abuse or neglect or disrespect is very deep.
It is traumatizing to a spirit to have the temple they reside in be harmed in any way. Or to be forcefully removed from their temple. It hurts them deeply, whether it was intentional or not.
You should keep a clear line of communication between you and your spirit. Learn how they communicate with you. And work on improving it. Its like a marriage of sorts and you have to work at it daily.
If your harm or disprect your spirit you should apologize and make things right as soon as possible. Im not saying kiss ass, but its a relationship and you have to be big enough to know when you need to apologize. Your spirit is not your bell hop or maid or slave. Respect given will be returned.
If its possible give the spirit a choice of items to potentially be bound to. They will be happy in having a say about something they will be connected to. Think of like if your going to look for a home you would like a say in the house your going to live in, and having a few options to choose from means you will pick one you like the best. So you will feel more at home. And that is how a spirit feels.
If a spirit is in a temple they are connected to it is their home. They do not want anything to happen to their home, so they are going to protect it. But, its a two way street, you have to pay attention, you have to know what your spirit is saying.
Be responsible for your actions and your mistakes and know when to make amends.
You maybe the all powerful one but you are still working with a spirit. You are still in a relationship. Its 50/50. If you hurt your spirit there is good chance that you will not be able to the trust or the relationship. And that could set you back a long way on your journey.