I debated writing this post. I don’t want to offend anyone or create negative attitudes about the things debated in this article. However, I have been introduced to, or spoken to, about this stuff so many times and I’m still confused. I wanted to share what I know and see what you thought…
So here goes!
My parents used to own a shop. Through friends of the family and people they met in the shop, mum and dad used to hear lots about what they were going through, how it could be changed and how their lives could be made better.
When you desire something enough, you’ll often do anything ‘reasonable’ to get it right?
I remember one ‘uncle’ telling my parents that my life would go smoothly if I wore this ring that had a stone that had a pearl finish. He would bless it by praying a certain number of times and he explained how much he would need for saying the prayers, obtaining the stone and getting the ring made.
The same uncle later said I also needed to wear a pendent which had many different coloured stones, positioned around the pendent in the shape of a circle.
Another man told my mum I needed to wear a ring with a red stone.
One lady suggested that I swallow some seeds that had been blessed.
Often these people had explained that they communicate with a god and this is how they know what needed to be done.
Now I am a rational person, most of the time! 🙂 However, all of the above made me feel quite stressed and confused at the time!
To hear all these different solutions made me question, which if any, were correct. How could they all say different things? Maybe they picked up on different things? Maybe I was going through different things that had varying solutions as opposed to constant ones?
To hear that they wanted money for their advice made me think it was nothing but a moneymaking scam. Then I thought that they also need to live and why should they not get paid for this advice if it would help? Wasn’t it too businesslike though? A fixed price for a certain number prayers?
To hear that they talked to God? What if they are communicating with someone or something? What if it’s not a good spirit or being? What if it’s an evil one? How would one know? I’m not sure what I think of this kind of thing but I haven’t ruled out that spirits linger and communicate with us in some way.
When I was younger, less open-minded and more emotional and angry about stuff like this, I used to call this all voodoo stuff which is prejudicial in itself! I recognise that now. However, I am still confused! Any ideas or comments?