Honestly as a witch willing to use magic to help people, one of the most common things I encounter is people who want curses lifted from them. How people have come to believe they have been cursed I will never know, though I COULD wager some guesses. As a witch I know that few people are actually skilled enough to weave together a good curse and have the energy to sustain it for any lengthen of time if they were not smart enough to make it ‘feed’ off its victim, thus real curses are rare.
But try telling that to someone sometime.
If one person tells them they are cursed and then they suffer bad luck and failures, and you tell them they are not cursed, who will they believe because want to believe those failures are not their fault or the result of random or karmic bad luck?
Well I will tell you, 98% will continue to believe they are cursed.
But just because they believe it does not make it so; now I do to know about everyone else, but I believe that sometimes to help people you have to get your hands dirty sometimes.
In this case you are going either going to lie and waste your energy, or just plain waste your energy. Because what I tend to do is cleanse them anyway. How may people do you know who make a habit of getting cleansed? I am betting not many so no harm done there. But when you explain to them that this will break their curse (or say that you do not think them cursed but just in case lets do this) and do it, it lets them rest easy. Because they now believe that their ‘curse’ is not gone, which means a restoration of their confidence and I bet their luck will pick back up or at least seem so to them. And in the end if all you have done is expend your energy to make someone feel better is not that helping them?
And when you try to serve your deities or the public with magic, perhaps that is enough.
So I urge every witch reading this, you know they are not cursed, but do the cleansing anyway if you can, that with in its self will hep the person.