Recently, a topic came up that I’ve not discussed here before. That of cursing. We could say cursing is the opposite of gratitude. It is an angry expression of non-acceptance.
Some people curse habitually. In some communities, it’s fashionable or cool, even a kind of vocal rebellion. Yet most spiritual communities don’t accept cursing as it’s harsh to people who are trying to culture an open heart. It’s an expression of non-acceptance, attack, and put-down.
Cursing forms of the Divine is called “blasphemy.” The Divine is unaffected by our moods and venting. However, the rules of karma are more difficult there. A being free of karma is transparent to it, so it just comes right back to the sender. This isn’t Divine retribution, just the way the laws of nature work. We’re cursing ourselves when we curse the Divine. Oops.
In the forum where this came up, they suggested blasphemy is “victimless.” However, when we’re being coarse and non-accepting, we create unresolved karma. We could say its self-victimizing. It can interfere with refinement too.
Ditto forgiveness. When, over time, we cannot let go and forgive another, we stew in our own juices and poison ourselves.
I’m not suggesting you should freak out if you’ve cursed a bit. I’ve cut lose myself when I’ve smashed my finger. This is where intention makes a difference. A little venting is fine but when cursing is energetic spewing or attack, we’re definitely creating karma.
It’s worth mentioning another type of curse that’s energetic. They’re a kind of energetic binding that can block free flows. It’s become clear that some people throw curses by the way they project their energy, even if it’s unconscious. This creates difficult karma for them. Happily, the bindings themselves are easy to clear as long as they’re not entangled in other things.
I don’t mention this to create fear that those around us are subtly attacking us or limiting us. A lot of this is pretty obvious, like when someone is spewing their unresolved trauma at those around them. If we pay attention to how we feel and how others around us feel, we’ll have a good sense of the energy dynamics in play.
We can learn how to be with others in healthier ways. We can learn how we open and close energetically and how to avoid taking on another’s trash.
It still surprises me how hard we are on ourselves and others. I guess it’s the residues of rolling through a dark age. Happily, we’re lifting out.