I’m not sure what to do anymore…it’s my mother. It seems as though she’s obsessed with seeing “curanderos”(witchdoctors of sorts):mad:.
She has spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on “healings,” not sure if anyone knows what I’m talking about, but most mexicans have, at least, heard about these practices.
She’s been doing this since she was very young, she was very sick as a child and it wasn’t until she was taken for a healing that she got better. Everyone is out to get her, there is ALWAYS a curse on her. She suffers and she’s on the brink of death at times according to her and it’s only when these “healers” “cure” her is she better…until she sees someone else and then they tell her she’s on the brink of death, etc., etc., etc.
I have told her that it is a sin to see these people and that the Church expressly teaches that this is wrong and that you only open up yourself to bad spirits. She gets upset and tells me that these things exist and that she has to find ways to heal herself. I tell her that I know they exist, just like the Church knows they exist, but going to these “healers” is not the answer.
I don’t doubt that maybe there is something going on…but I think she’s made it worse by opening herself up to the evil spirits that accompany these “healing rituals” and the amount of money she’s spent on this is ridiculous!!!
I think she has a martyr complex or something, she’s always suffering, she’s always the victim, no one understands or loves her, etc. Nothing is ever just what it is, it’s always that someone’s out to get her…it’s a curse, it’s witchcraft, someone’s trying to hurt her or even kill her.
I don’t know what to do anymore, she’s got some serious issues and I really feel she needs an exorcism to get rid of whatever evil she’s carrying around from years of “healing rituals”.
Your thoughts, suggestions and advice on this situation would be greatly appreciated. Am I being too critical or do I have a legitimate concern?