What is a curse? Cursing is profanity, usually uttered when something has upset us and we express our dissatisfaction verbally. When someone drives recklessly around us we often spontaneously express our displeasure with an epitaph no one will hear. We all have uttered a curse when something unpleasant surprises us.
The curse also has supernatural significance. The ability to literally bless or curse someone is a cornerstone of occult practice. The curse has a huge role in legend and folklore. The belief in curses also had tragic consequences in real life. There was a time when human beings were burned at the stake because the population believed they could be smitten by a curse. People explained away their misfortune by placing blame on a scapegoat…that person over there. Witch! Misfortune could not possibly be the result of random chance; there must be a cause, a source for their affliction. The idea that life was arbitrary was disconcerting. It was more comforting to believe a witch’s curse was responsible for a tragedy; it gave a sense of order to our lives where none really existed.
Humanity is far better off that the belief in curses has faded away. It was a truly destructive belief driven by ignorance and fear. Today the curse is considered to be only superstition.
However, there still exists a reality behind the supernatural curse. Here is a true story. She would never consider this to be a curse. She does not believe in such things. I interpret it differently.
I know a woman who was betrayed by her business partner a number of years ago. Her relationship with this business partner was informal but they worked together towards the same goal. She gave her partner her trust, sharing with the partner her knowledge, expertise and contacts. This partner eventually took advantage of her trust. When this partner knew everything she needed to know from her, the partner discarded her. The partner locked her out of the business which the partner legally owned. She felt a profound sense of personal betrayal. All her efforts were stolen from her. To say she was upset would be an understatement. She was livid, outraged, but the circumstances left her no recourse.
Deeply disillusioned and upset, she knew she had to move on from this experience. Yet, she held a grudge, a very deep and enduring grudge. Everyday she visualized that this person who betrayed her would slip outside their office and fall on her back…tumbling backwards with a terrible collapse. It occupied her mind. Everyday for months she visualized the same thing happening over and over, seeing this person drop on her back. In her mind’s eye it was as if she were personally witnessing it herself.
As the months went by she began to loose her preoccupation with what transpired. She moved on with her life. Around six months afterwards she met a former business acquaintance of both of them. The business acquaintance asked her if she heard what happened to her former colleague. She said no. He said two months after the partner and she parted company, this partner slipped on some gravel outside the entrance to the office and fell on her back. The partner broke her back. The partner ended up in the hospital for months in a body cast.
This event happened exactly as she visualized. She was shaken by this news. She did not know exactly what to make of it. She did not believe in God or the supernatural. It eventually led her towards a different viewpoint concerning spirituality. It inspired her to look at life in a different light. After this event she became convinced that there was more to life then we imagine, and she sought to find out what it was. It is ironic that this “curse” actually became a positive life-changing event for her. It opened her eyes.
What is a true curse? Examining the event she experienced, what she unknowingly practiced was another ancient practice. The Evil Eye. She had no conscious intent on cursing her former partner. But she wished on her partner a full measure of misfortune in a very intense, focused and personal way. She was exercising the technique of the evil eye without realizing it. The evil eye has as long a history. It was believed that the glare of the evil eye could cause all manner of illness and misfortune. Talismans were used to protect against the evil eye. The evil eye is an internalized curse. That is what makes the evil eye dangerous.
A verbal curse is satisfying and at the same time ineffective. After the act of verbalizing our displeasure, we feel much better and the bitterness goes away. We release our anger. That is the point of the verbal curse. We swear and go on with life.
The evil eye is a different story. The evil eye is inside our head. The evil eye dwells on our grievances. It is unspoken, unreleased visualized imagination and intent. This ties in with the Law of Attraction.
The law of attraction suggests that what we think, what we feel with conviction, feeling, and purpose will become reality. It is accepted that positive thoughts properly visualized will attract positive results in our lives. The law of attraction says the opposite is also true, that negative thoughts and feelings will bring negative consequences.
We can aim the law of attraction at others as well. Most people believe in the power of prayer. Outside of the religious aspect, to pray for someone involves the law of attraction. Prayers and blessings use the power of positive belief not for personal benefit, but for the benefit of others.
It is also possible to aim the power of negativity at another like a weapon. This is rarely practiced. It is the opposite of prayer. It is the curse, the evil eye. I think that is exactly what this betrayed lady unconsciously did. The law of attraction works regardless if we believe in it or not. Focused, intense harmful visualization really is the mind’s evil eye. Some people are more in touch with the law of attraction and can get serious results.
This is a cautionary story. Be careful with whom we mess around with. If we step on people on a regular basis, if we don’t care who we harm, one day we might run into someone who has the evil eye. Perhaps not every one of life’s misfortunes is random chance. I am sure the lady who had the broken back had no clue.