Just a Blessing
Blessings and curses, are
they just words or something more powerful? Just ask any Conjure Doctor
about certain words spoken with the right heart behind them.
- Three choices with
- work with them;
- work around them;
- destroy them.
don’t understand,” Richie said. “It’s
just a blessing.”
“Oh, but they are words, my cousin. Just ask Aunt Debbie about
certain words spoken with the right heart behind them. That is part
of why we are trying to steer the gang away from some words of power.
I mean, think about this afternoon. I was about to quote Confucius,
let our little lady know that she was being too familiar for a lady.
Did you see how quickly she changed with just one word? In fact,
right now there is a former cop waiting trial because of a few words
softly spoken by the right heart.”
“He and his friends barged into the Ocelot Land to
havoc and ruin a happy show. Man pulled a gun on me, I had it in my
hand, and turned it around, ready to end it. My father simply asked
me to hand him the gun. That’s it. Now, the man will stand
trial, instead of feeding worms. The power of the right word, spoken
with the right heart. Well, liniment, bed, then dinner.”
• • •
To bless is to offer help. To curse is to accuse and bind. Most
people use words to bring themselves closer to either the people
around them, or the position they wish for. For most of these people
a curse or cuss word is just energy spent, emotions dissipated,
For those of us who relate to nature, to magic as intelligent
blessings and curses are linguistic manifestations of deep emotional
needs. Often, we
will do either as an act, not just a phrase falling from our mouth.
“May goddess bless you,” Is all fine and dandy, until
that’s all you do. Words, on their own, will not plant crops,
built homes, provide jobs, pay bills. Words alone will do hardly more
than burn calories and help us feel good, without really doing
anything good. If that’s all you want to do, then a hearty
“Frack you” could do more because now they might walk
away and never return. Oh, and more calories burned, and if drama is
added, better feelings.
The good libertarian, I mean, Samaritan didn’t tell the wounded
traveler, “Go with god and be blessed.” They did the most
libertarian thing he could think of, mended a wound and tended the
wounded. Yes, libertarian, because the investment might not seem
profitable on face value. One day, however, that wounded traveler
might see that Samaritan on the road in much need of help with
similar bandits, and offer help in their own way.
There it is, isn’t it? A blessing is an investment in future gain,
though not always financial in nature. And curses, again an investment,
either in justice or self-defense. Think about who you would curse, the
innocent child rolling in the streets after their balls? Or the sorry
excuse of an adult who just reported your kid for using cannabis? “My
child did you no harm and you would lock them away and ruin their life
for it? Fai on you, Sir, Fai on ….” Sorry, getting carried away, here.
Because a word is a promise, we are not likely to offer either
blessing or curse unless we are ready to back it up with action. It’s
like pulling a trigger on an empty crossbow stock.
Then again, sometimes a soft word can be the bolt
from a crossbow, letting a fresh option enter a list of choices. Or
better yet, “Son, let me have the gun,” can change the
world, for everyone, maybe for the better.
oh Muse, this clumsy tongue
and let him learn,
let him accept who he is,
let him grow from that,
let him live again.