By wisdom | March 22, 2012
One of the hardest things to grasp is the notion that everything exists as thoughtform, and we participate in creating all the occurrences of our lives. I had this discussion several times recently, and will talk about it on an upcoming radio appearance.
“How can it be”, people ask, “that some random and painful experience that just slammed into me through the agency of another person or a natural event was my own design?! Is the blood I’m bleeding, or the betrayal I’m feeling, or the devastation I’m looking at, my own creation!? I just don’t get it. I’m obviously a victim of tragedy, and I sure don’t want to hear that I had anything to do with creating that! NO WAY can you pin the responsibility for my suffering on me!”
In the Tarot, the Justice card (Key 11) represents the perfect balance of the universe at all times. It represents Karma, doled out in perfect measure. Before that comes The Wheel of Fortune (Key 10) representing the Law of Cause and Effect. What goes around, comes around. Justice is the application of that Law. Karma is NOT punishment or retribution; it is balance. Whatever you dole out ripples forth; the ripple eventually returns to you in a form that allows you to understand the true measure of harm you caused… or of joy you gave. Earlier (unconscious) behavior must be felt on the receiving end in order for its flavor to be understood. This is what’s called Wisdom. The ultimate result of gaining wisdom is to become more and more compassionate. An open heart is one which truly empathizes with all who suffer… because that suffering is remembered! In your past lives, there were many occasions in which you harmed others, or at the very least were indifferent to their pain. What is the most powerful way to learn how it feels to live through that? To be on its receiving end.
That’s what’s meant by perfect balance. Karma isn’t punishment; it’s reflection – a lesson in compassion. A ripple sent outward that returns to transform you. A Monad is the name for a unit of karmic rebalancing. It might be Murderer/Murdered, or Abandoner/Abandoned, or Rescuer/Rescued. Each component of the dual partnering eventually exchanges roles, lifetime after lifetime, until the lesson is thoroughly learned. What a brilliant game! The game of life.
Now you know the real meaning of karma. Now you see the game. But how does it work? And why am I saying that you have co-created it, with full complicity?
In the period between lives (incarnations), you – as spirit, or aware energy – processed (meditated upon) the lessons of your previous life. Did you do well? Did you fulfill your passion, realize your unique skill set, leave the world better than when you entered? The birth is at the end, the guides have told us. This life review is essential in the decisions you’ll make when re-entering next time. Before you design your next life, and choose its parameters, you want to ensure two things: (a) to choose a plan that will further your journey towards wisdom, success, joy, peace, and enlightenment, and (b) to rebalance your karmic ledger by undertaking challenges that linger in your soul history.
Maybe, you may decide, you’ll confront some very damaging past actions by accepting early hardship, or even abuse in this new life. (Everything that occurs before age seven, called Saturn’s first quarter, is karmic because you are unable to use reason or action to remove yourself from the situation before then.) To aid you in this difficult choice, you’ll take along some wonderful talent or some great luck that has accrued to you through past-life self-realization or charity. You’ll have to remember to call upon this when the going gets rough.
This is good strategizing. Your horoscope will be full of hard and beneficent aspects. You have designed it… but you didn’t do so alone. You have designed it with the help of other souls who have gone before you and learned deep lessons. They are your spiritual guides, and may even be your guardian angel(s) during the new lifetime. They will not be solid, as you are willing to be again, but will remain as aware energy or spirit.
Now for the juicy part! How will you transition from spiritual form to solid form? How will the birth be transacted? (Scientists even now are searching intensively for “the God particle”, the quantum particle that defines the transition from matter to spirit, and back again, and are wondering if there is even such a thing.)
The truth is that solid form is an illusion. As quantum physics has discovered, there is nothing there there! No particle is solid but is also a wave (energy). And consciousness always affects its path! The entire universe, it turns out, is a construct of energies, insubstantial, colliding, consisting of nothing but a field (ocean). It all boils down to awareness (thought, consciousness). That which looks substantial is a holographic construction of energies filtered through a mechanism (your brain) that builds up reality (time and space) through the illusion of five senses. In each instant (the “Now”), you recreate the sense of your identity, having an experience in which you exist physically. You hear, smell, taste, touch and hear the world. If all that were removed (e.g., in a sensory deprivation tank), you would find yourself floating in a scary vacuum consisting of nothing but your thoughts. You would have a hard time hanging onto your identity. But this would only be true while you were in form, for once you are out of form (i.e., dead, back in spirit), that singular awareness is all the identity you’d need, and you’d be perfectly comfortable in that state.
Getting back to the illusion: only thought exists. The deeper you look at matter (particles), the more mysterious it seems. You can’t find anything material; you can only find energy waves that can localize for an instant, thereby giving the illusion of something “real”. Energy gets localized by your thoughts. Your intentions create “reality”. Along with the energy’s own purpose/thrust/vector, you add your own intention. You impose your will upon that of the available energy’s. This can mean sometimes working at cross purposes to the flow, but better still is to align your intentions with the energetic direction. This will naturally create greater harmony, and life will occur with more ease.
Here is free will. But it is also a larger/greater set-up. The energy is already in movement when your separate self enters the picture. God/Source has already intended a design. If you can intuit it, you are that much more in tune. Ask yourself: how does my karma fit into the greater plan? Am I pushing the river, or going with the flow? At every instant, you are making choices. Once you identify more with Aware Energy, and less with your little ego’s needs, your choices get better. No one else is directing the show. You are the co-creator.
Everything that occurs is done so on the basis of thoughts. Everything that you encounter is a result of thought. The actual experience of the moment, good or bad, is taking place in thoughts. When a Facebook posting says Everything you’re running away from is in your head, that’s perfectly true.
Your upcoming karma may be pleasant or not. But you are the master of your fate. When you realize that All is chosen, you relax into it. You work inside to harmonize with it, or to nudge it in a nicer direction. You can rail against your fate, but if you take responsibility for having created the experience – in this life, or prior – you will accept your wisdom lesson that much faster. In that moment, you will begin to transcend your karma. If you do so, you’ll find yourself in a lighter, brighter state that much sooner, and the lesson might be mitigated (softened). You’ll become your own teacher – a lightbearer – and will probably rack up karmic creds by conveying your wisdom to others.
So get with the program! Stop being a victim, take the responsibility for it all (even if you die from your karma!), and grow up. Your personal growth is the same at that of the universe’s. Evolution is the name of that game. Create joy, beauty, sweetness and love. Just be creative with your time here, underneath the Veil. Remember who you really are. You are Source playing at building a better reality, a new Earth, a new human.