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Word Nerd: Malediction

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsymalediction definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyMalediction is defined as words that express the hope that someone will have bad luck or the utterance of a curse against someone or something. Malediction derives from the Latin maledictiō (reviling).

Maledictions are denunciations that invoke a wish or threat of evil to someone or something. Maledictions are about as negative as can be and the ill wish and intentions usually involve pain, injury, and other cruelties. Maledictions are more often than not about revenge and getting even, though a curse once thrown out delivers back to the sender the same kind of ill will. Evil begets evil and whatnot…

the spirit of malediction digital art collage by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsyIf malediction had a physical form I feel it would look like burning evil and unsettling anger, the kind that lashed out from the most raw, wounded of places and if allowed to run amok, it only grows as it feeds upon the hate, spiraling out and consuming all it can into a void…

The world at present keeps providing so many reasons to utter and wish maledictions upon so many situations and those who create and foster them, and yet, those maledictions will not provide change or even any kind of real relief or healing. To do that we must rise above the hatred and the evil and not allow it to feed upon our own hate. We must use the fire of outrage and anger at the system to invoke change. How do you feel about maledictions?

Namaste ~ Ella

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