Originally posted by althea041724
Imho, INTENT is all...makes no difference if you use a "dirty or bad " word, or a completely innocuous one...the energies you send forth will indeed
boomerang back to you...
I would disagree in so much that I do not think intent necessarily guarantee what the nature of the effect your words produce will be, that is to say
the idea of positive, negative, good bad are of themselves the philosophical illusions no matter your intent for them to be more.
Good and bad, positive and negative are based on perceptions of reality not on reality itself.
If spirit exists in reality and it is energy, and beings such as angels or demons are themselves spirit energy, then they must have some power over
the direction of that energy, as we have power over the direction we throw a stone.
What makes a word a curse is the effect the word produces, which is real, not the intent with which it is spoken for example:
Before I begin this example let me say, I believe all things contain truth, and if a person seeks truth in ernest he will find it, no matter where he
looks, because all things material are a manifestation, (the evidence of the spiritual) of a spiritual truth.
I have performed at one time or another all of the manifestation of holy spirit, that is plenty of evidence of the spiritual for me, but I prefer to
look to the bible for truth rather than experience alone.
If a man looks to nature to find truth I would not consider that to be a worse or better way than looking to the bible or Koran, because all truth is
ultimately the result of the light of God or of the spiritual shining into the heart of a man, which does not require books but believing.
It helps me to go to the scriptures for enlightenments and explanations that is why I do it.
I am not offended when someone uses Tarot cards to show me what they believe to be the truth, and it is not my intent to offend by quoting the bible
to show what I feel to be true.
It is ultimately I believe the responsibility of the individual seeking truth, to prove all things whither they be indeed true, and no one can do this
Example of a curse by Jesus of Nazareth;
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but
leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
Was the intent in the above example good or bad, positive or negative?
Jesus said of himself that he always does the will of the father, was the intent of the father negative?
Why should Jesus have not rather blessed the fig tree and healed it, like he did with so many sick and broken of the people?
Some will argue that this is all figurative there was no fig tree or curse it is just a philosophical lesson Jesus was teaching his disciple.
My experience shows me otherwise, because when I have performed miracles it happened in real life, I was not attempting to teach a philosophical
lesson but rather to do what should be done in the situation.
When I speak in tongues it is not figurative, it is the actual speaking of an unknown language by me, given to me as I speak, directly from the
I do not know the meaning of the words when I speak in tongues, and my intent does not control what those words accomplish, because God has
predetermined that it should be perfect prayer.
What should be considered therefore, in my view with regard to intent when cursing or blessing is the idea or predetermination.
Do you agree?
[edit on 9-3-2008 by newday]