KARMA: GOOD? BAD?
Karma gets such a bad rap! No karma is not only “bad”. In truth karma is not “good” either. In fact karma itself is quite neutral. Karma is simply the energetic return of all our thoughts, feelings, words and actions. Karma is revealed in our day to day life experience.
In other words whatever we send out with an emotional charge, there will always be a return. The look or feel of the created karmic response may be quite different. It can be difficult or even impossible to access the originating cause. Yes, the original source of the energy may not be obvious but depend on this: what was sent forth will return!
When life seems to crash down on us in unappreciated ways, we might blame everything from our family to the stars but the truth is we simply need to change the way we are responding to life’s experiences! Blessing what happens is a much better response. It is not really important the why and wherefore so much as our response to it.
I have a friend who when life gets messy simply says “Isn’t that interesting!” She unabashedly looks forward to what great thing this so called disaster will bring forth into her next new experience. She opens the door to allow delightful changes. By blessing the apparently unhappy and ugly instead of hard resisting, she invites beautiful outcomes. I have to say that her mind set and consistently different approach appears to always work in her favor.
You might ask “what if my awful karma is a result of a past life?” That is kind of the “it’s really not my fault” excuse. Whether it is this life or some other lifetime your way to better experiences right here and now is still the same. Using the approach of sending light, love and acceptance to whatever you encounter will make improvement in the next appearance. “This is bringing in something great. I can hardly wait to see what happens next!”
This way of viewing things may not come naturally to most of us but with a little practice it will get easier and easier. Eventually putting joyful anticipation first will become the normal way of making life an exciting adventure. “Oh, boy! I know this next happening is going to be something great!”
If you are ever tempted to judge the experiences of friends or even strangers, resist! Putting your energy into the problems of others is equivalent to binding those same or similar difficulties to yourself.
It is not healthy for you to reiterate to yourself or anyone else how awful and horrible anything or anyone was. Remember your subconscious is always listening and believes it is your desired and repeated experience! It is fine to send light and healing to anyone but be sure you are not sensing or amplifying their discomfort.
To enjoy life’s varied experiences, it is important to make the decision to smile at all of it. Expect joyful progress. After all we are here on earth for our souls’ advancement. The only way to move forward and learn is through experiencing.