reply to post by Republican08
You seem to have combined curses with superstitions in there. I always felt there to be a difference.
I've been victim of a curse. Didn't know at the time. Was informed about it afterwards by some very frightened members of the curser's family.
At the time, all I knew was I was experiencing very painful stabbing pains in different parts of my body, sometimes only minutes apart. No apparent
reason for these. I was super fit, exercised a lot, had never experienced pains like it (in type, location, severity, timing) before. I wrote it off
to being 'a weird virus'. It put me in bed for two weeks, which at the time was unprecedented. I'd never spent so long being 'sick' or in bed
It came to me, out of the blue, that a certain person was 'behind' my ailment. It didn't make sense and I knew it. It sounded like something from
a bad novel and I knew that too. It was unintelligent thinking and I was fully aware of that. But I'm prone to 'flashes' or instinct and they'd
always served me well before .. when I'd listened to them.
So, I remembered something I'd read once, which was to 'bless' the person you believed was responsible for whatever. This was supposed to 'send'
their works back at them. Last thing I wanted to do of course was bless them. But I had nothing else in my arsenal and the pains and the whole
weirdness of it was beginning to seriously concern me. So, with nothing to lose, I began mentally blessing the individual.
Of course, the manner of my blessing them probably had more in common with a curse and in effect it was, because I was consciously reversing the
affliction they'd aimed at me.
Okay. Felt better not long afterwards. Quite possibly this was positive thinking, but it got me up and back to work.
Eager to prove I was fit and ready for action, I got right into work, assured everyone I was 100%. Later that day, stood on the footpath waiting for
traffic to pass so I could dash across the street to buy something we needed.
Gap in the traffic and off I went. Next thing, I was lying in the gutter on the other side of the road. Group of oldies were clustered around me,
saying 'I can't believe it ! ' and helping me to my feet.
One of the old men was more astounded than the rest. When traffic permitted, he sprinted into the centre of the road, retrieved my shoes and brought
them back to me. Whatever had happened had made a big impression upon him, because he repeated several times: ' I've never seen anything like it.
Your just blew across the road. Your shoes flew off. Never seen anything like it.'
Well, when you've been tossed into the gutter and caused a commotion, the only thing you want to do is tidy yourself up and pretend it didn't
happen. Which is what I did. Quite a few people where I worked had witnessed the event, apparently. They too, said it had all been pretty weird.
They'd seen me set off across the road through a gap in the traffic. Next thing .. and no-one had a clear impression of what had happened ... I'd
apparently appeared to fall as a car approached .. only to end up in the opposite gutter. Lucky you, they said. You could have got squashed by a
I 'got sick' again that night. And back to bed for another week, wracked with pains as if something was jabbing a long pin into me, all over.
I'd had enough of it. So I remembered to 'bless' the person I perhaps irrationally blamed for what ailed me. I coined a little poem: ' So and
So (their name) everything you wish for me --- I now return to thee --- ten-fold. It sounded suitably black magik-y. I was making myself laugh.
How ridiculous was all this, I asked my lucid self. But I'd safeguarded my soul, because if the person I suspected was innocent, and if they wished
me well, then all they wished would be returned to them tenfold. On the other hand, if they wished me ill, then they'd reap that also, ten fold.
When the pains really kicked in, I raised the ante to 'one hundred-fold'. And when I was really, really not liking this one bit, the ante rose to
Then I got better and life went on. Never found out what had caused any of it because I tend to avoid doctors.
It must have been quite a few months afterwards that the husband and daughter of the person I suspected of being responsible, came to visit.
They were worried. They didn't want to say much. My adult daughter was there at the time, so I know I didn't imagine it. But it was a weird
What they said was, the person I suspected had been behaving alarmingly for some time. Had 'accidentally' killed several of the family pets, one,
two, three, sort of thing. All sorts of disturbing information emerged. And although it sounded pretty laughable in the middle of the day, sunshine
all around .. they said that the person in question had been gathering with up to a dozen others, several nights a week. Her husband and son had
peeked. Weird chanting, they said, and candles and lots of black. Look out for yourself, they told me .. she's really got it in for you. She's
been telling people you won't be around for much longer. She has horrible little doll things, we've found them but we put them back. One of them
is supposed to be you, we think. She has pins in them all the time, but she moves them. She doesn't know we know. They have human hair inside
This was followed by warnings from both my parents, who said pretty much the same, adding as the others had done, ' Don't say I told you this,
please. Promise me you won't tell her I told you.' My mother said at one point, 'You should never have let her come to stay with you. And you
should have had sense enough to hide your brushes and combs, you know'. (that's some very old English superstition coming out there).
These days, whenever I get the 'feeling' that the person is trying to effect negativity in my life I say (when it's gone on to the point I wake up)
my little ditty, adding 'ten fold' or 'thousand fold' as the situation seems to merit, lol.
Ran into her recently. She's straightened herself out a bit .. on the surface. We did the kiss kiss thing. I looked into her eyes. 'I'm
stronger than you'll ever be' my expression said. And I am. Because I have little helpers,who protect me, thank God. Just luck of the toss