(This topic is covered in Soul Detective Level Two Training)

Curses and hexes are specialized types of energetic cords which have detrimental effects.

A curse may be made in a moment of anger, when the well of pain inside of oneself throws an energetic “slime ball” at the energy field of the target with the words, “Damn you!” or some other malevolent thought.   A curse may also be consciously sent from one person to another.  One can hire practitioners of the dark arts to curse or hex someone you do not like.

For example, in Africa, a person who is angry with a neighbor can hire a Native Doctor to “bewitch” the neighbor, either putting something into the neighbor’s food or sending the bewitchment through the air.  When the neighbor begins to feel ill, he will go to the Native Doctor to purchase the antidote to the bewitchment.  Who is profiting from this system?  You figure it out!

A hex is a consciously configured detrimental program usually created by a professional to bind the life energy of the target in a specific way.  The beautiful hex signs on Amish barns are placed there to bring good luck, and also to protect the family and the farm from hexes.  An example of a hex would be a Latino woman in love with a man who is involved with another woman hiring a practitioner of the dark arts, a witch or bruja, to place a hex on the other woman so she will get sick.  The woman is hoping that when her rival gets sick, the man she loves will lose interest in the other woman and come to her.

I do not recommend the practice, because of the law of karma is that “What you sow you will reap.”  Whatever you do to others will come back to you.  She may get the man, but then another woman who wants her out of the way may hire another bruja to place a hex on her!

By the way, the law of karma works both ways.  If you do good things for others, a blessing comes back to you.  But if you cheat or hurt others, that negative energy falls back on you—and practitioners of earth wisdom say it comes back threefold!

Protection from a Curse

When I visited Rwanda on a humanitarian mission in 2009, our translator told us about a curse that had come upon his family.  Many people in Africa worship their ancestors and dialog with them, asking for favors.  Our translator’s father asked his ancestors for something specific that he wanted.  The ancestors agreed to give it to him, on the condition that after he received it, he would sacrifice a bull in their honor.  His father agreed, and he got what he wanted.  Then he reneged on his part of the agreement and did not go to the expense of purchasing and sacrificing the bull.  The ancestors became angry with him for not keeping their bargain and placed a curse on his children.  One by one, six of his seven adult children died of illnesses and accidents over the course of the next year.  Our translator was the only surviving sibling.  In amazement, I asked him, “Why didn’t you die too?”

He explained, “That is easy.  I am a Christian, and the blood of Christ protects me from harm.”


Adrienne was a chiropractor whose beloved older sister Iris had just been diagnosed with end stage ovarian cancer.  Iris lived at a distance, but she gave Adrienne permission to do remote surrogate energy healing work on her.  Adrienne started doing an energy technique she had learned called Neuromodulation Technique (NMT) (online at www.neuromodulationtechnique.com).  Several days later, as Adrienne was washing the dishes, out of the blue, her framed NMT certificate fell off of the wall with a loud bang.  This crash scared her at first, but then she decided the angels of healing were trying to tell her to keep doing more NMT on Iris.

The Firstborn Dies Young

The two weeks between the time Iris was diagnosed and the time that her entire family of origin gathered to say goodbye to her were filled with emotional turmoil.  Adrienne could not figure out how her dynamic, energetic sister Iris could be dying from cancer. On the flight to her sister’s home, she was reading a book her husband had given her titled Love’s Own Truths by Bert Hellinger about family patterns being handed down through the generations.  She noticed a pattern on her father’s side of the family that formerly had seemed like isolated, unconnected events:

Grandfather Albert had three children: Christopher, Linda, and Paul, Adrienne’s father.  In the first generation of Albert’s descendents, his firstborn child Christopher died young in his 40’s of kidney  complications from diabetes.

  • In the second generation of descendants,  Christopher’s firstborn child died of cancer in his 40’s.
  • Linda’s firstborn died in an accident in his 30’s.
  • And now the doctors were saying that Paul’s firstborn, Iris, was about to die in her 40’s.

Adrienne realized that her family had a pattern of the firstborn child dying young.

The pattern seemed to also be extending into the next generation as the firstborn of Iris was having life-threatening asthma attacks, unresponsive to medication and to the finest allopathic and complementary health care treatments available.

With the family all gathered together, Adrienne explained the family pattern she had spotted, and everyone agreed to a family healing session. Adrienne used Bert Hellinger’s family constellation healing protocol.  She first inquired whether anyone in the family had died in an unusual manner.

Getting Away with Murder

Her father disclosed that his father’s brother Henry had been murdered.  Uncle Henry had taken a woman who was separated from her husband to a dance.  The woman’s husband became enraged and ambushed their horse and buggy after the dance.  The man shot and killed Henry.  Grandfather Albert was heartbroken.  His brother Henry was over a decade younger, and Albert had always taken care of him growing up.  Albert was almost like a father to Henry.

The murderer was never punished, as the attitude in the early 1900’s was, “You don’t mess with a man’s wife.”  Women were considered the property of the man, like a horse, and if somebody tries to steal your horse, you have the right to shoot him.

“I Want the Death Penalty!”

Adrienne next asked family members to role play their ancestors to find out how the energy had constellated.  The surrogate who stood in Grandpa Albert’s place felt cheated in life because his brother had been killed and his first wife died a few years after they were married from a sudden illness.  The energy peaked when Albert’s surrogate exclaimed the curse,  “I want the death penalty for the man who killed my brother!”  The family fully understood this feeling from Albert’s deep grief and loss.  However, Albert wanted the authorities to execute the man who had murdered his brother.

He wanted the murderer to die young, just like his brother had. Because the energy of this curse did not land on the person intended, the early death pattern boomeranged back to Albert and fell upon the one he loved the most—his firstborn child Christopher.  The curse also fell on the firstborn of all of his children and was starting to affect the firstborn of his grandchildren.


Adrienne did healing work with Albert, his brother Henry, and the man who murdered Henry, who were all now united in death.  Grandfather Albert was able to release his lack of forgiveness, which cancelled the curse.  The three men involved were reconciled.  The family felt as if a heavy, dark burden had dissolved.

Iris had been unconscious and on the brink of death before this curse was lifted.  Too weak for chemotherapy, the cancer was advancing rapidly, and the doctors said her chances of dying from this illness were 99.9%.

The Time Is Now!

Adrienne called her husband, who was also an NMT practitioner, to tell him the bad news about the prognosis for Iris.  Spirit had been urging him to do remote NMT healing for Iris all day, even though he had a full schedule.  So over the phone, he surrogate tested what to work on, and Adrienne did a surrogate treatment for her sister on her own body while standing in the hospital hallway outside of her room.  When he muscle tested, “She wants to live,” the answer was negative.  When he tested, “She wants to die,” the test was again negative.  He realized Iris was divided within herself on whether to live or whether to die.  He felt that had Iris been unified in wanting to die, she would probably not have survived her surgery, which removed tumors the size of several oranges.

Adrienne’s husband felt a transfer of energy happen from him to Iris during this treatment and was absolutely exhausted afterwards, almost as if the physical system of Iris had so little chi of its own that she would not have been able to enter the NMT corrections into her nervous system if he had not sent some of his own personal chi to her out of his love and care for her.

When the family arrived at the hospital the next day, to their surprise, Iris had improved enough to take out her breathing tube!  Instead of telling them all that she loved them (the expected goodbye speech of the almost deceased), Iris muttered that she wanted to brush her teeth.  She glared at the family awhile, with an expression like, “Why are you all standing around acting like I am going to die?”   Then she sent everyone home.


That night Iris called in her firstborn and told her, “I’m not going anywhere!  I’m going to beat this illness.” With her energy field unified, she had chosen life with her whole heart.  Before the curse was lifted, it blocked the NMT protocols Adrienne had done for Iris.  But once the curse was lifted, the NMT that her husband did worked!  The physicians had not done anything to treat the cancer, but it was going into remission.

Adrienne contacted the originator of NMT, Dr. Leslie Feinberg, to work with Iris over the phone because of his highly successful work with cancer patients.  He was warm and engaging and gave them an appointment that very day even though it was Christmas Eve.  Iris improved so rapidly that she was able to leave Intensive Care and go into a regular hospital room that same day.  Iris told Adrienne, “That Dr. Feingold is really good.”

Adrienne answered, “He sure is, but his name is Dr. Feinberg.”


Iris ordered the exact health food she wanted to eat for Christmas dinner the next day.  Then her four children had a problem: since Iris had been unconscious and not expected to live, nobody had bought a Christmas present for her!  So they did an emergency shopping trip.

Adrienne stayed overnight in the hospital with her beloved sister Iris.  When the others left, Iris looked at her and beamed a radiant smile, from ear to ear.  Iris and Adrienne had a long heart-to-heart talk in the middle of the night about their relationship as children, their parents, and their present lives.  When Adrienne told Iris about the curse they had lifted from the family, she responded, “That is chilling!”  Iris told Adrienne again, “The work of Dr. Feinstein really helped me.”

Adrienne answered, “Yes, he’s terrific, and his name is Dr. Feinberg.”

The next morning, Christmas Day, two of the doctors from the hospital came into her room and found Iris perky and smiling.  They knew that they had not done anything to treat her cancer.  They looked somewhat dumbfounded and remarked how sick she had been in ICU just a few days earlier.  She told them, “I’m very happy to be alive, and I thank you for saving my life.”  Not wanting to appear weird, nobody in the family mentioned anything about the NMT treatments to the hospital personnel!

The physicians inquired, “Do you have any pain?”

As Adrienne stared at the swollen belly of Iris, her colostomy, and the six tubes coming out of her torso, Iris replied, “No.”  She was not on any pain medication and had no pain.  This event in itself felt like a miracle.  Adrienne could visibly see the swelling in her sister’s belly going down and the light coming back into her eyes.

NMT Treatments

Dr. Feinberg worked with Iris on each issue as it came up.  To the great amazement of her physicians and the joy of her family, in a matter of weeks, Iris no longer needed any of the drainage tubes.  She improved so much that she was discharged from the hospital and airlifted to an alternative cancer treatment clinic in Mexico.  Unfortunately, on the way to Mexico, the chartered plane flew too high, and she had difficulty breathing at that altitude.  Her heart rate spiked at 250 beats per minute.  She had to land only half way to Mexico and then relapsed.  Still, in the two months from the time of lifting the curse until her death, Iris did a tremendous amount of personal and family healing work.  Her daughter’s asthma also cleared.

Healing Gifts

When the time came to unplug the machines, Iris had given her whole family an enormous gift: release of “the firstborn dies young” curse on the next generation of Albert’s descendants.  Dr. Feinberg also made an important discovery through his work with Iris that benefited others who came after her.

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