I think we can all agree that curses are bad energy. It seems we when we are angry and desperate, or hiding something, or innocent, then die angry without any chance to process the experience, the energy of trauma can get stuck in our energy field with detrimental results. I've seen agreements and curses that held over from past lifetime experiences of being publicly executed, tortured or persecuted. We also may make poor agreements when we are desperate.
Past life trauma can show up as unexplained negative patterns, like epigenetics or morphic fields. It can show up as a painful childhood in the present life, or as an unexplained pattern of negative interactions throughout a lifetime.
A negative energy pattern would cause us to be vulnerable to similar energies. The Universe shows us what's wrong (where our energy is taking us), so that we can choose another path - always to become clearer vessels of light. The choice is ours.
It's also true that how we hold light (vibration) can allow us to have very intense experiences and still not carry over any pain, judgement or fear. The attachment to "justice" or “punishment” can be a block (baggage if you will) that keeps us contracted and tangled in negative energy and prevents us from living freely. I see that justice, punishment, etc. is not necessarily a spiritual belief. It's a human predicament. The only spiritual requirement is: own it to heal it. That means acknowledge painful, resentful, or angry energies we are holding towards others, and learn to release them. To release this may be easier said than done when it is tied to a global issue or to groups of people. The feelings or beliefs that hold negative energy can be personal, inter-generational, or even cultural. When we let go of the limiting beliefs, we become free to explore positive ways of responding to the world. To hold the energy of the highest greatest good, connects us and those we are working with, to the best version of ourselves.
A collective experience also requires we change our relationship to that group. The system of justice is intended to encourage people to take responsibility. Free will choice: acknowledgement is a higher response that can dramatically change your life.
Being in the highest greatest good automatically starts the process of alignment and healing. I've seen difficult life situations shift when a person owns that they did it. Even being a victim needs ownership. When you own it, you are in command of the energy again, you have more options. The results are clearly visible. When you no longer carry a negative charge, life feels lighter and people treat you with respect.
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