I just read a blog post on quantumhealingpractitioners.com about curse words (the vexing kind; not the hexing kind) and just knew I had to write about it.
Occasionally four-letter words creep into my work and especially into my classes. Having a Masters degree in linguistics means I really love words--all words. Words are fun, and they’re our tools. That said, I do not condone a gratuitous barrage of F-bombs in rap music or movies. As a friend of mine says, “With all the flavors there are in the world, you’re going with salty?” There comes a point when cursing becomes meaningless—a cheap ploy to appear entertaining. But sometimes words with four letters are the only ones that truly tell it like it is.
A QHHT client shared with me once that one of her coworkers knows she has a hard time accepting compliments, so he gave her a card on which he wrote “You are fucking awesome. Keep that shit up.” That she could accept; she loved the compliment! (I loved it so much I made it into a pendant for my Etsy shop.)
Not long after, I was working on a Reiki client and Spirit nudged me--really hard—to relay that message to him. I trusted the nudge; that’s how Spirit works: I often receive messages through an unrelated source that need to be shared with someone who needs to hear it. I started giggling uncontrollably. I barely knew this guy! Finally I blurted out, “Spirit wants you to know that you’re on the right track. Ok, specifically, ‘You are fucking awesome. Keep that shit up.’” He cracked up and said that was just what he needed to hear.
Spirit sometimes “goes there” in terms of language It’s rarely highbrow, airy-fairy rhetoric sprinkled with “thees” and “thous.” I find that Michael, in particular, reaches for the salt in his messages. Not all the time, mind you, but when it drives a point home. That’s just how he rolls. Other guides who have been human before also tend to sprinkle in the sailor talk. It’s so 3-d!
Our words carry a vibration. And they carry an intention. As such, when we use so-called “bad” words, it’s the intention that matters rather than the choice of words. There really are no “bad” words; only bad intentions, as I tell my 11-year-old. As the original blog post states, “Essentially, I believe it really comes down to whether or not our intentions are to harm or not when it comes to what we say.” Knowing that an all-loving Spirit, the source of all knowledge, can throw down the occasional S-word or F-bomb, I know we’re in very good company.