The "Ojo" is a very real thing around here so you might want to pay attention.

What Is The Ojo?

The "Ojo" also known as the "Mal de Ojo"  is a curse. In short, someone has given you the evil eye and there are lots of people around who believe it's a real condition and that there is a real cure.

How Do You Get It?

As I mentioned, it's somewhat of a curse, but sometimes it's not as if anyone set out to curse you, it's more like you caught bad vibes from that person. They somehow psychically, or due to bad energy, infected you.

How Do You Get Rid Of It?

There is a traditional ceremony or practice to get rid of the Ojo.  You get a glass and put a little water in it. You then get an egg from the refrigerator (just store-bought eggs are fine, they don't need to be special).  Some people prefer to let the egg come up to room temperature. You then make crosses with the egg as you pass over the persons head and body, focusing just a bit more on the thing that's currently bothering them (say, a pain in the side, or a headache).

The Prayer

You should recite "Our Father" while you make the crosses ( there are occasionally some other prayers rolled in, but I'm told, "Out Father" is enough if that's all you know).

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Hail Mary, full of grace.

How You Can Confirm You Had It.

After you've made your passes you break the egg in the glass with a little bit of water. If you indeed were cursed, the egg might have a white spot that makes it look a little bit like an eye, it may have tiny white spots, or it may look cooked. These are the best-case scenarios.  In some places, they put the egg/water under the bed for the night to keep absorbing negative energy.

A True Life Story.

My friend, who has been treated many times told me of a time a creepy man wouldn't quit talking to her in a waiting room. Everything about the guy was a little off so when she went home she had her mom perform the ceremony. When they cracked the egg afterward it was bloody. She said these were plain store-bought eggs and that all the other eggs in the dozen were fine.

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