Most people don’t give a second thought to a profanity here or there, but when you think about it, swearing and cursing have always been very serious matters.
Back in the day, if you swore it meant (and still means) you promised to undertake something, and if you failed to perform, higher powers were free to strike you down. If you cursed someone or something, it meant that person or thing would sufferr very negative consequences if your curse was successful.
But modern people don’t believe in that mumbo jumbo, right? Well, no, for at least two reasons.
If there are higher spiritual beings (most certainly), they are listening and they believe in swearing and curses and are more than happy to oblige, especially negative energy spirits. Especially if you would actually call on them by name!
In some cultures, common profanities involve bodily functions, sexual references and other string languages, and in some cultures it is common to use religious references, such as calling out for all sorts of devils and demons. Now you would probably not be found in a satanistic human sacrifice ceremony calling out for the Devil to appear, so why would you do it when you stub your toe?
Remember, even if you don’t believe in Satan, he is still ready to show up if you call for him.
You are what you think. Your reality, mood and even physical wellbeing is influenced by you thoughts. That is why anxiety and depression are like a maelstrom sacking you deeper and deeper. If you fill your mind with negative thoughts all day long, is it any wonder if you feel bad?
Now imagine instead that you fill your mind with shit, crap, lewdness, and all manner of imps, demons and devils all day long, how will you start feeling?
Like unholy excrement, that’s how.
How to do it
To stop using profanities is harder than it seems, I know. I’m not proud that I am a potty mouth myself sometimes. It is a habit that is ingrained in my mind. But here are some things I have tried that works:
Fill your mind with clean thoughts
Philippians 4:8 — Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are of serious concern, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are chaste, whatever things are lovable, whatever things are well-spoken-of, whatever things are virtuous, and whatever things are praiseworthy, continue considering these things.
Turn off the news, uninstall any app or stop visiting any website that is filled with negative ideas and thoughts and start filling your mind with pure thoughts. The purest and finest thoughts come from the Bible. Read scriptures like Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 23; Psalm 37:10,11,29, anything from Proverbs; Matthew 5-7 or Revelation 21:3-5 that are uplifting and beautiful. Look at pictures of kittens and puppies if that makes you happy or just focus on whatever you feel is bringing you joy.
This is not the same thing as burying your hand in the sand, as we should all remain vigilant and awake. It is just a question of filtering out all the negative stuff from Satan’s world that is designed to bring you down.
If your mind is filled with positive, joyful thoughts, then profanities become pointless.
Cultivate the fruitage of the holy spirit
Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faith, Mildness, Self-control. You don’t need to be a believer to see that these qualities are positive and something all people should cultivate. “Against these things there is no law.” So pick the one you feel you are struggling with the most and try to find opportunities to manifest it in your everyday life. Or just take one every day and try to manifest it at least once during the day. If you struggle with profanities, perhaps Patience is a good place to start, or Self-control?
Control your impulses
One of the methods used to treat anxiety is to “catch” a runaway negative thought before it is expressed completely, preferably as soon as you feel it coming up, and replace it with a positive thought instead. Instead of “this is going to go bad,” you catch it mid-thought and wrestle it down like a cowboy does with a calf, and you turn it into “this is going to… …go GREAT! There is nothing to worry about!”
Same thing with profanities. When you feel a profanity come creeping, perhaps when you start to lose your temper, you simply erase the profanity from what you wanted to say or think. Or have a prepared non profane phrase ready, like “Oh dear” or whatever fits you. Or instead of saying anything, just give an amused chuckle or humming sound, like life just threw you a mildly interesting puzzle to solve. That instantly turns it into something positive.