Saturday, April 27, 2013

Karmic bite

 ©2013 The Soulcerer's Apprentice
Photo: Natalia Ortiz-Cotto 
We tend to think of Karma as that force that avenges us, that gives others their due when they've done us wrong. Well, we are wrong. Karma takes no evil action on our behalf, we don't command it, we can't summon it.

Karma, basically, means action. It works on the principle of cause and effect. It results from our own thinking, attracting with our thoughts, words and actions results and effects that match them. In other words, karma creates our circumstances and it isn't fated. At any moment, we can change it.

Everything we think, say and do makes a difference in our life and the lives of others. We create our own experience by making  decisions that have either a positive or a negative impact. When we choose in a manner that blesses others, we are blessed as well. When we choose in a manner that hurts others, we receive in kind. Yet, we can pay karmic debts to undo transgressions. To know that when we have made a mistaken choice we can make new choices that create new outcomes is very comforting.

Since we create our own karma based on our choices, we have to be aware of what we choose–consciously and unconsciously. The key to our karma is to be aware of our decisions. Today is a good day to ask ourselves how our choice will affect us and others. What will the consequence of our choice be? So when you feel that karma bit you in the bum, know that you are not a victim, you have power over your destiny. We reap what we sow. We attract into our life what we think, what we do and what we say. Karma can be good. Make that choice.

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