The only thing worse than a curse,
is someone telling you that you have to give them huuuuge amounts of money to remove a curse you don’t even have.
This post was born of necessity due to the sheer volume I experience in this area. I can’t even begin to tell you how many clients come to see me that complain that they have been told someone put a curse on them by a “psychic” that then charged them out the nose to eradicate it.
One obviously poor older woman came in and told me she had paid one woman $5000 so far (meaning she owed her more) to keep her family safe from curses. She was shocked when I told her she didn’t need to do it anymore, and actually expressed FEAR for the woman who was saving her from the curse. She said she had to keep going to her, or else SHE might put a curse on her. What a mess.
I gave her the run down on IF she had a curse, (which was unlikely) some simple things SHE could do on her own to counter it, the total for her supplies was around $20. She was utterly flabbergasted that she could protect herself and really believed she had no power in the situation whatsoever.
Worse than that, one male client came in, he was a hard working manual laborer and he was in three years deep and 18 grand with a woman who was supposedly staving off disaster for him.
I think it is important to state here, the “gypsy” con is alive and well, and people continue to fall for it. AND they think that is all psychics do, swindle people!! Con men are everywhere, just because you go to a mechanic that charges you hundreds of dollars and does nothing, it is the same dishonest behavior as these alleged psychics.
The hapless fellow mentioned above came in to see me to see if there really was a curse, like getting a second opinion from a doctor, you know? Now this case was particularly interesting because of the response given by I Ching. For him, he was concerned because the curse was a FAMILY curse, like Bruce Lee style, and he was mostly worried about his family, not himself. He did legitimately have an unusual tale about the woes of the men in his family, so we asked I Ching:
Is there a curse on my family?
The response was Hexagram 18. NO changing lines.
Now this was really tricky for me as a reader. Hexagram 18 is on the surface CORRUPTION, meaning the whole situation is gross, corrupt, rotten, fishy etc. BUT it also means BLACK MAGIC. Specifically black magic passed from parents to their children (in the Karcher translation);
GU: Poison, venom, harm, putrefaction, decay, to bewitch, to enchant.
So I was like DANG!!! This dude actually might have a curse on his family! It was either that, OR just a reference to the corruption of the woman he had been seeing, but it was certainly pointing to the possibility of a curse being correct. I asked him a bunch more questions and we found out his Grandfather had a mistress who could have been a romanian witch, who was very mad that he wouldn’t leave his family.
More importantly, I asked him if he had seen any changes in his family luck since he had started paying this woman. Well, the answer was no. So my whole deal was like, listen if someone is charging you that much money, you better see something happen!! He too, was reluctant to stop seeing the woman out of fear that she would in turn retaliate against him.
I get so mad at these psychic bullies!!
So instead of continuing the reading I taught him how to denature the curse himself, and protect himself from any advances on the part of the “psychic” who had been “protecting” him.
Neither of these stories are meant to say that no one has curses on them, I feel like people curse each other ALL the time without even being aware of it, negative thoughts towards another are like spirit darts that can effect those who are susceptible, All you have to do is have an encounter with an asshole to figure out how palpable that feels.
Now, people who do put curses on people are not demigods, or superheros (or villians) they are people, just like you. So if a curse comes from a person, well, you are a person too. Now, it could be true that some people have more PRACTICE and have put a lot of time into cursing people. Just like a well trained athlete or musician or anyone who has dedicated themselves to a craft. But rules are rules, and magic has rules too. No one is above the law. It is the same feeling ANYONE has when coming up against something that is bigger than themselves. think about anyone who has had a case go to the supreme court, or had to fight the banking system. Or is fighting a disease that seems unconquerable.
Would I doubt for a second that people really put curses on each other? Of course not. People do all manner of terrible things to each other, just to pass the time, why would Black Magic not exist when we make bombs? Because of people’s conscience? Clearly that is not the case. The sad thing to me is that people are feeling down right low (sometimes to the point of suicide) as a result of these “curses” and go seeking help much like you would to go see a doctor, and then get taken advantage of for thousands of dollars (much like some doctors 0_o, or mechanics). Since there aren’t really standards or regulations for witches the way people deal with it is, well, lets just burn *all* witches since some of them seem to be questionable. This would be like burning all scientists because one of them made a bomb (or the AIDS virus, what?).
If you google “curse removal” you will find hundreds of sites that charge a lot of money and claim to be able to remove curses and break spells for people. It is also true that there are very old tried and true methods of dealing with these things, that have of course been around as long as curses have.
My solution is to teach everyone magic, just like we teach everyone science, to remove the advantage of the power trippers.
I get hundreds of letters from people who claim to have a curse on them begging for help. Usually, when it comes down to it, it is involving a relationship going bad. Statistically, more often than not, folks who claim to have curses had it happen in a love triangle of some sort. Not always, but from my letters it is easily 80 percent. Maybe I can find someone who won’t mind me sharing their letter. I swear after the last one all I wanted to do was send ALL the other letters I had gotten to show her she was not alone and that this is surprisingly common (in my world at least). The vast majority of folks I get claiming curses are Single mothers, interestingly enough. I wonder if anyone has run any statistics on that.
My feeling about the whole thing is the curse victim feels a disempowerment, a hopelessness at the hands of another, a victimization that they feel they can do nothing about. they are almost religious about their curses.
So I thought I would share with all of you, my prescription, if you think someone has placed some janky jank upon you, try doing some of these things:
1. Never think of the person who cursed you again. Ever. Your thoughts of fear feed the curse. So here is your first lesson in wizardry, control your mind. If you HAVE to see the other person around, like you can’t get away from them, think of the word LOVE everytime you are around them and look at them in their eyes while thinking that word. or think of the word GOD. It’s super awesome.
2. Give yourself a nice cleanse. use salt water, sage, mugwort, frankencense and other time tested plants of clearing the miasma that has surrounded you.
3. Imagine the curse as a thing in front of you, as a big black ball, and grab it in your hand and turn it into a sun. Have fun and laugh while you do this.
4. MAKE JOKES. Laughter kills gnarly things pretty good. Or at least you have fun while you are dying, also important. Also make jokes about your curse giver, not shit talking, but really really funny jokes, there is a difference.
Some mistakes people make:
Dont try to give the curser a curse, now you are just getting all crazy and mad and weird.
Dont think about DEFEATING the curse in glorious victory, now you are giving it uber fantasy energy and making a phantom of it that you will just have to get rid of later. Don’t try to “show them” how powerful you are, rather act in humilty.
BUT if you DO go to an amazing powerful beautiful witch, because you feel like you need some extra mojo, ask them questions about what is going on, get specific, ask them specifically what they are going to do and how much they will charge you. If they wont tell you what they are doing, its like a doctor that wont tell you what kind of surgery he is going to give you, maybe time to go. But there are SO MANY GREAT light workers who are 100 percent legit in my personal experience, ask around read yelp, do some research to find the right person. You can go see a witch, go get Reiki, get a healing from someone who gives you the good belly tingles when you stand in front of them. Use your spidey senses! And most importantly, DONT take yourself and your own power out of the equation.
If you have managed to seriously get some old school freak on you about something, in that case, I would spend the money to hire a shaman, I would not go to your local palm reader, any more than you would go to rite aid to get an appendectomy. Search for a Native American (who might laugh at you and say you deserve it, which would be true if you are white) who has hopefully died before and has no fear of anything. Its that, or get serious about your meditation practice and lift it yourself (always good, and then YOU get magic <magic is born of discipline>).