Recently, I read a Facebook conversation about using the word God as a form of swearing. And like Facebook discussions sometimes do, it turned into a heated debate. This one was between some devout Christians and some that clearly think Christians are deluding themselves. There’s nothing like Facebook conversations to bring out a polarity of views.
The original question was about phrases people can’t stand and I was surprised to see how many were offended when people say “oh my God!”
I’m not really a user of this phrase but do sometimes say, “oh my Goddess!” and yet, I’ve never felt as though I’m offending the Goddess, more so honouring her, really. I sense it’s all a matter of perspective and intent, and, I suppose, many who do use that phrase, do so without thinking.
The word ‘God’ has never really felt a comfortable one for me, I’ve often avoided using it, opting for ‘The Creator’. ‘God’ has a masculine gender identity and I don’t feel the Creator has gender. The Creator includes everything and therefore is a perfect mix of both feminine and masculine energies.
My sense is that every one of us is a mix of feminine and masculine energy, and energy is what we are, in our fundamental state of being. I’m a woman, capable of being soft and feminine but can also bring out my masculine attributes, directive, active energy. Every woman can be the same and every man can be soft and nurturing. It’s all energy. Can you sense both the feminine and masculine qualities inside yourself?
I don’t think the Creator is much concerned, let alone offended, with swearing or name-calling. It feels like the kind of concern humans with ego and judgmental, critical bias would apply.
The Creator must have heard it all. To me, the Creator’s greatest qualities are unconditional love and compassion. That vengeful, easily offended deity depicted in the Old Testament just isn’t on my radar. I put that understanding of God down to humans interfering with the ancient texts, using God to wield their own power. It smacks of power over and the Creator’s power is found within.
I will be more aware if ever the God-word slips out, I’ve noticed that my expletives have naturally diminished under the influence of my more enlightened soul. Every word we utter is energy, every word is power, a spell and a prayer. As we raise our energies, so we reduce those lower vibrational habits. Even though we may not much notice, our soul is aware of what serves us and elevates us and what doesn’t. And when invited, our soul will regulate our thoughts, words and actions for our greater fulfilment.