It’s not about vengeance after all
When I started looking deeper into the philosophies behind my yoga and meditation practice, I learned about Karma. The real and true meaning of the energy.
Karma is defined by Dictonary.com as:
the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. Destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.
Karma can be immediate or take a long time to percolate. However, it is always neutral — just as destiny is neither good nor evil. It simply is. Karma doesn’t seek justice on anyone’s behalf. It’s not punishment for misdeeds and sins. It is the flow of energy put out into Your Life.
It is the times three that witches understand will return to its source — The Rule of Threes.
Christians, as well, tell us we reap what we sow.
Quantum physicists ponder The Butterfly Effect — to illustrate how we are all connected by our energy. Again — same/same.
That is our Karma. It’s all the very same principle.
I used to make the joke — before I understood Karma — that I must have been a serial killer in a former life for all the pain I suffered in this lifetime as payback. It took me decades to understand that it wasn’t payback at all. My pain and suffering were gifts I have been given. And many of those gifts were the direct result of the type of energy I sent out. Even when I was in pain. Even when I was alone. Even when I was sick. Even when I was abused and neglected. Even when I was misunderstood.
I had a say in My Life’s story. I allowed the Karma of my pain to take me inward to shores I might not have traveled had My Life been easier. Safer. Pain-less.
For those who can raise their vibration above the fray — you can watch Karma unfold all around you. It’s in these observations you understand Humans can be their own worst enemies. In an effort to control destiny — they do just the opposite. Attached to certain outcomes with a distrust of Life — they survive their existences. Never thriving. Never loving. Never at peace. The Karma of even a brilliant mind or a fortunate son can lead them over the cliffs of self-indulgence, greed, deceit.
We are responsible for our own Karma — the energy that flows from actions, thoughts, and hearts. While we often cannot change the vibration another sets in motion — we can guard our own intentions. Watching a fellow Human struggle and then gloating over their misfortune, even if it comes at their own hand, lowers our vibration and invites disruption into Our Life.
Compassion, kindness, sympathy, and Love are the vibrations that allow us to exchange ourselves with an ‘other’. And shows us that there is no such thing as ‘other’.
It’s all very tricky business — keeping a good vibe coming off your existence. Balancing our emotions — All. The. Emotions. both darkness and light.
The best advice I ever read on how to do manage this in one’s life came from a book I read along time ago. This book gave me four pieces of advice which helped me stay focused on myself, my intentions, my actions, my Karma even in the face of chaos.
The book is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a short tome and gets to the meat of how we weave the destiny, the Karma of our lives. I’ve re-read it at least a dozen times over the years. And each time, I took something more away with me to apply to My Life. This existence.
The season of gift-giving is nearly upon us — I recommend it for yourself and every Human in your world. What better gift can you give someone than ‘Good Karma’?
“Agreement 1: Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Agreement 2: Don’t Take Anything Personally.
Agreement 3: Don’t Make Assumptions.
Agreement 4: Always Do Your Best.” — Don Miguel Ruiz