A Ghost in the Bayou
I was born and raised up on the bayou in Louisiana by my grandmother. We lived by the rules of the bayou like most folks did. In the bayou people don’t talk about what goes on. There’s a lot that goes on because the people there have their own ways.
Mama, was what we called my grandmother. Mama was into a little dark when she was younger. She did some spells. When I was 9 years old we had a neighbor that stole our best hen. Mama was mad. She made up a doll and you know what that was for. The neighbor ended up having a car accident and broke both legs. Nobody ever stole from us again.
Mama never involved us kids in her dark ways but we learned a lot from her. She had strong beliefs and she didn’t hide them. We had to bless every piece of food and water.
It wasn’t like a church blessing, it was to make sure the food and water nourished us and to thank the earth for providing it.It wasn’t like a church blessing, it was to make sure the food and water nourished us and to thank the earth for providing it.
Hospitals weren’t something anybody living near us could afford so sometimes they came and got Mama to see what she could do when someone was sick. Sometimes she would spend days adding instructions to water then bring the water to the sick person. They usually always got better except one time.
There was an old man and he had been sick a long time. Mama did all kinds of things and the man did feel a little better but he was not going to be helped. He was ready to go. Mama told us it would be fast and he would not be in pain soon.
A few days later that man died. I was in my bed sleeping. I woke up and saw him in my room. He left the room right after I woke up.
I was too afraid to get out of bed because I was like 9 years old. I told Mama what happened the next day and she said that he had come to her too. He wanted to thank us for our kindnesses and say goodbye.
Lots of things like that happened growing up. I really miss that wise old woman.
October 21, 2020 @ 12:43 pm
Thank you Vickie for making my story look so nice and for the editing too. I didn’t know where to get pictures. That looks so nice! I hope people like it.
October 21, 2020 @ 12:45 pm
So I guess I’m an author now!
October 21, 2020 @ 1:01 pm
Yes, you are an author! Welcome! I can’t wait to read more. This post is super mysterious to me because it makes me want to know what all those things that go on in the bayou are. I love doing the editing part. I kind of feel like an editor for print. I find most picture at unsplash.com. Thanks so much for your excellent post, Johnny!
October 21, 2020 @ 2:17 pm
blessing food and water, and thanking it is a good idea
October 22, 2020 @ 7:45 pm
Thanks Adrian. Yes, we always had to do that with food and water. I still do it. Habits you know.
October 22, 2020 @ 8:12 am
Johnny, I wanted to ask about your grandmother giving instructions to the water. Can you tell us more about that? There have been studies done on how words effect rice. https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teacher-shows-students-how-negative-words-makes-rice-moldy/ Your grandmother gave instructions to the water for healing. That’s incredible! I know water can be structured and then giving instructions for healing to that water is amazing. I watched a true story movie where, in a Nazi prison camp, one of the prisoners was a doctor but he had no medicine. He used water and it worked most times. He gave instructions to the water too.
October 22, 2020 @ 7:50 pm
The reason I found this website is from your article about using crystals in water. Thats what Mama did too but she got quiet and gave her crystals instructions for healing. She used crystals she found all over the place. I do that sometimes too. I really like this website and all the people.
October 23, 2020 @ 9:19 am
I was just looking at Marcel Vogel’s methods. He gave instructions to crystals and then spun water around the crystal and could scientifically prove that the crystal did change the water and structure it too. https://sovereignabilities.com/2020/07/17/the-vogel-crystal/
October 23, 2020 @ 10:36 am
Hi Johnny, I liked your story.
October 25, 2020 @ 9:12 pm
Thank you, Cristal
October 27, 2020 @ 8:38 am
Johnny, your story makes me want more! I would love to hear more about your, Mama! Good story! Welcome to the site!