- Religion and Philosophy
Have you been 'cursed'?
Today I was offered a writing assignment which asked, "How to Remove Evil Eye?". I didn't take the assignment but it got me thinking about people who believe they have been cursed or put under a spell by another. As a professional tarot reader, I have been asked several times during the last 11 years about the possibility of the 'evil eye' and, indeed, someone I know quite well was convinced that she had been the victim of such a curse.
On this page, I hope to be able to reassure anyone who feels they have also fallen foul of black magic.
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What is the Evil Eye?
Having someone cast the evil eye on you is generally attributed to a seething, uncontrollable envy. This person cannot bear to see another enjoy happiness and good fortune and they are unable to wish them well. They gaze upon the fortunate one, and their emotional response is so strong that it envelops the recipient in negative energy.
Once you have received the evil eye nothing seems to go right for you. Nothing you do or say has good consequences and you appear to be dogged by bad luck. Even when things begin to improve and you breathe a sigh of relief, all too often, you are plunged back into a cycle of ill-fortune.
What are curses?
A curse is far more deliberate than the Evil Eye. A person can place a curse by the utterance that a wish of ill-fortune be bestowed upon their victim. A more powerful curse can be activated by using a spell. In the first instance, the curse is often an impulsive wish, the second case takes more planning and forethought.
In both cases, the victim must know, or at least suspect, that a curse has been placed on them in order for it to have any effect.
The nocebo effect
Placebo's wicked older sister
The evil eye and the effectiveness of a curse can only work when the victim believes himself to be afflicted. He begins to see everything, from an unexpected bill to an accidental toe stubbing as results of the curse at work. He is unable to shake off the feeling of doom that hags over him. It begins to gather momentum in his mind until he, like someone with a chronic medical condition, identifies himself with the curse. He becomes the curse.
Vibration and Law of Attraction being what they are, are happy to oblige by providing the 'victim' with plenty of evidence to support his belief. If there is something lying in wait to catch the unwitting toe, then for sure his toe will find it. If he believes he is going to lose all his money, then for sure, opportunities to do just that will wave "Hello!" right in his face. If he thinks he will be taken over by dementia, then he will find himself analyzing his mental processes and finding them wanting. Before long he'll be at the doctor's helping to diagnose the problem. Seek and ye shall find.
What you need to know about curses...
and the Evil Eye
Ill-wishing, black magic, evil eye and curses CAN have an effect. This is because that effectiveness is relative to the fear felt by the recipient. This is important to know. You can only be a victim of such bad feeling if you FEEL like a victim. Curses feed on fear and the more fearful you are, the more likely you are to succumb.
In themselves, curses are powerless. If curses truly had power then the human race would have wiped itself out aeons ago. Curses only have the power that you give them.
What can you do if you think someone has cursed you?
If you have been playing with the idea that your life is plain awful and it feels as though you are carrying a huge burden, it is tempting to believe that it must be due to some outside force. It is merely the next step to blame another person for your misfortune. And, of course, it is completely possible that the other person has wished you ill.
The first thing to understand is: if you suspect you are cursed, then you probably are.
The second thing to understand is: if you don't think for one second that you have been cursed, then you never have been.
There's a clue there.
Think of it this way: Your being (body and mind) is a receiver. And this receiver has a switch. The switch can be set to allow positive or it can be set to allow negative. It is always on; you can't ever switch it off. You can, however, choose its setting.
You allow fear or you allow well-being.
Which is it?
Replace fear with well-being
Displacing one with the other is the key...
Ridding yourself of a curse can be quick or it can take a little time. Both methods work so use them in conjunction with each other.
The Quick Method: Fight Fire With Fire
It might feel silly but creating a short ritual for yourself will help you repel the unwanted influence. Try this:
You will need:
- Black or white voltive candle. One which will take just a few hours to burn.
- Piece of paper and a pen.
Write down the name of the person who has cursed you, if you know it. Underneath write these words:
I am protected from you
I am free
Now go away and let me be.
Fold the paper and place it under the candle. Light the candle. After it has burned for approximately one hour, take the paper and carefully burn it in the flame. Ensure the candle is somewhere safe where it can continue to burn itself out. Don't extinguish the flame yourself.
Longer Method - The 30 Day Plan
The following day make a 30 day plan in which you will endeavor to fill each day with positive thoughts, events and activities. The aim is to create a month of happiness, which will completely wipe out all previous negativity. Do not chide yourself if you occasionally slip back into fear. Recognise that it has happened and move on.
At the end of the month, you can repeat your ritual and draw a metaphorical line under your previous ill-fortune.
If it is necessary to interact with the person you suspect of harming you, then know that they cannot hurt your now indomitable spirit. They are powerless to assert their will over you in any way.
Do you believe in the evil eye?
I would love to hear your opinion. Have you ever cursed someone or thought you were cursed? How did you deal with it? Did you shrug it off or seek professional help? Join in the debate and get your friends to leave comments too.
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