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Curses are Great Equalizers: A powerful true life story why You should avoid them at all cost!

By: dayan (M) |Time : June 06, 2018, 07:02:34 PM
One of the most common cliches that people often mouth-off, but never really believe, is the statement that all men are created equal. While that may not be easily defended while  life creates different social positions for even twins born the same day, there is no doubt that, at death, all becomes equal even if some are buried in gold caskets. Upon death, every human being becomes equal regardless of what power they wielded while alive. This is a commonly understood fact.

However, even in life, celestial forces work daily to enforce universal mandates of equal accountability and justice. Some call it retribution, but I argue that retribution is an ideology invented by agnostic or even atheistic philosophers who reject the idea of a God. The key difference between retribution and what I call “celestial justice” is that, like terrestrial or human system, there should (or even must) be a petitioner, a “plaintiff” or an injured party who lodges a complaint or files a case in “Gods’ court”.

In some cases, if the petitioner is outright just in their petitions, the justice is enforced almost instantly or within short periods of the petitioning.  The Igbo of the old has a word for being just in petitions or before petitions. I shall get to that later.

 The following true life story demonstrates a typical example about why curses are great equalizers, and why you must avoid them -always.

In a village in Anambra state (which I won’t mention because the issue is very sensitive and the people involved are still there) in pre-colonial times, during the days of slave trade, a man had three wives.

The man had many sons and daughters from his wives, but as he aged, his wives and their children started to abuse and neglect him. They would gang up on him and not feed him for days. Sometimes, his own sons would refuse to look after him as tradition required.

After enduring this ordeal for some time, the man decided to marry a fourth wife in his old age. The new wife did not have a child for him, but she was good to him. She took care of him, cleaned him, bathed him, fed him and loved and took care of him very well in his dying days.

On his dying bed, the man called together his kinsmen as tradition required to witness his sharing of his properties. He essentially willed all his properties to the new wife and instructed his other wives and children to go to the new wife for property, and that whatever she gave to whoever would stand.
After sharing his properties, he died.

After his death, the new wife figured that she should keep the properties for as long as the rest of the family members behaved badly. She feared that her safety depended on how long she kept the properties. Unknown to her though the family members started to hatch a plan to get rid of her.

After an elaborate plan, the wives and the children of the dead man ganged up with a few of his kinsmen to sell the new wife into slavery in order to take over the properties. Typical properties in the Igbo world are landed properties with cash crops (palm trees, etc).

These family members went “abroad” usually to slave traders in Arochukwu and Abam of the day. They came one night and took hold of the new wife. They bound her hands and feet and put a gag ( usually made of solid rock salt forced into her mouth and bound in place) on her.
But before they could do all that she kept shouting, not for help because she knew that this was a collective conspiracy. She was only shouting to forewarn everyone who could hear her voice about what was happening.

That shouting is what the Igbo call “Ogu”.To have an Ogu means that one is justified in his or her actions and that whatever reaction that comes from the offender as a result of one’s just action is therefore unjust, and thus must be punished by spiritual enforcers of justice. She had to give the offender(s) the opportunity to repent of their planned evil.

She essentially said that everyone who could hear her voice should come to her rescue, and that if they failed to do so, that a great evil was coming to them. Of course, nobody went to her rescue. She was too “powerless” for anyone to bother about. But that would prove a great mistake.  She specifically said that anyone who took part in, or who kept quiet about, her ordeal that generations upon generations of their daughters would not marry and their sons would die just before marriage. This happened in pre-colonial Nigeria; some put the date circa middle 1800s.

Fast foreword to 1980s after many years in a particular village in a big Anambra state city, the curse was active. Fast forward again to 2001 that curse was still there. The last time a person from that village told me this story was in 2005. I don’t know if the curse is still there but I suspect that it is.

In this village, prospective men who plan to marry die in mysteries circumstances. Their deaths never make sense, but a lot of them never make it to 40 years. The women from that village ALWAYS get divorced by their husbands even after having children in marriage. They returned to their fathers houses without children because children belong to men in Igboland.

This thing got so bad that a powerful pastor was invited for a deliverance service in that village. While the pastor was praying, a revelation came to him and he stopped the prayers and started asking strange questions because he was not from Anambra state talk less of being from the town. There was only ONE old man who could recall the story his father told him and what his great grand father told his grandfather about that village about what happened.

The pastor could only say that a young maiden was crying for justice and that there is no solution to that problem because all the primary parties to the injustice were dead.

Curses are very powerful and curses issued by people who were about to be killed unjustly carried much more powerful consequences as this story demonstrates. The woman in the story must have died of her ordeal in the hands of slave traders, but God is still avenging for her nearly 200 years after.

The whole world has been in great turmoil lately and Nigeria in particular has been grappling with thousands of deaths (mindless, brainless and indefensible deaths) for decades now.  Without being told, one can surmise that these are results of powerful curses placed by injured souls over the years.

The only way to build a better future is to avoid curses by all means.

-Nigerialog

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