Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Karmic Struggle

Karma is not about punishment or reward. It is a mental or emotional force that causes things to happen. Karma is a tool that allows you to move from awareness of things (the world) to awareness of self. What am I here to learn about me and how can I use the world to discover who I am and not let the world use me?

 Karma is a mechanism that presents you with different events and specific energies that lead you to balanced self-awareness. What you do with these events and this energy determines the outcome.

Karma also means a gravitational pull of extreme importance that draws you to the center of your being. It means to have a leaning towards a particular thing. This could be your occupation, your attitude or your beliefs. It will also present you with blind spots or areas where your view of things gets distorted.  Here we can get disillusioned and confuse reality for something extraneous from us.  We need to be careful to not confuse the map for the territory; the objects for the meaning.

But mostly it is a strong desire towards one thing or another.  We are drawn to certain things in an attempt to learn something about the me that sits beneath the I or the ego.  This is where we need to pull back the ego and surrender it to something more powerful. It is far more powerful to be patient when confronted with a frustration that to burst into anger and thus lose your balance.            

Suggestion: Write a paragraph that describes your life’s struggle. What have you struggled with your whole life? For example, let’s say you have struggled with   loneliness, disappointment,  anger, feeling unloved, poverty, self-image (ex: over- weight), or any other struggle that you believe is a major part of your life. This is the theme that keeps reoccurring in your life. Now make this paragraph a sentence and then make the sentence a word. This is your karmic word. Now exchange it with its opposite word; if you struggle with anger replace it with kindness.


Namaste ~ I celebrate the place where our souls meet

Doctor Lynn



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