Superstitious Belief Commonly Practiced Here In Our Province
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I know that a lot of you are familiar with Philippines superstitious beliefs, most especially to those Filipino citizens out there, and I actually read several articles here with regards to this matter. However, I want to share also some of the superstitious beliefs that are commonly practiced here in our province.
Some people really stick on these things, which they believed is true. However, it could be true or just one in a thousand chance of coincidence that it might happen. So here it is...
Breaking the curse
In our place, I've seen it only once. At first, I saw people breaking glasses I don't know why. But then, someone told me that they are trying to break the curse through breaking plates and glasses. They believed that, through this ritual they can remove the curse of their family, such as the so-called "chain of death", I don't know what's the exact term but, it refers to a family who experienced such mysterious consecutive deaths. For instance, the mother lose her precious life first, then followed by her husband, then after a week another member of the family faced similar situation. I am not really fond with this kind of belief because I am certain that each of us are predestined to face death, and it's an inevitable reality.Well, I am still not sure if it's true or just a mere coincidence.
Never whistle in the ocean
Why? I mean, how does whistling affect the ocean? My uncle who was a fisherman once said, "if you whistle in the ocean the wind will unexpectedly become stronger and it will cause a heavy rain". So don't you ever whistle when sailing in the ocean. By the way, I lived in a coastal area that's why this superstitious belief was quite famous here.
Don't mention any land animals while fishing
Whoaa!! Seriously? I just don't get it, I mean mentioning land animals has nothing to do with fishing right? Well, my father is the one who told me about this belief. He emphasized the possibility that when a fisherman mentions any land animals in the sea he won't catch any sea creatures, So he better have to keep his mouth shut while fishing. This is quite unrealistic since sea creatures don't even understand us humans lol. Parang ang weird din no? like ang cute naman if magtatampo sila kapag nakabanggit lang ng name ng kahit anong land creatures. Just try to imagine it.
Leaping through the smoke after the funeral
Since I am a scaredy cat who has a huge fear of ghosts or spirits, I really had no choice but to practice this belief, just to be sure though lol . After the funeral at the cemetery everyone should leap through the smoke (usually a burnt coconut husks). They said, it is a sign of farewell, and respect. Aside from that, it is also another way to keep those lost souls from following you.
Superstitious belief really are something eh? We don't know if it's effective or not, but let's just respect them since it is part of our culture. I guess there's nothing wrong with embracing these beliefs. However, bear in mind that we should not just depend on those human-made irrational beliefs, instead let your faith in God will be your pattern on how we live your life, because from that we could never go wrong.
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I don't believe the superstitious belief but there are some persons they had a super powers. What do we call..? We called it "third eye" They can seen anything na sila lang ang nakakita. I experience that with my sister because nakakita siya ng di natin nakikita. So, sometime kahit di tayo maniniwala pero nakasama natin ang taong nakakakita ng mga bagay na sila lang ang nakakakita. What is your feeling...??? So... Scary... Huhuhu