Relationships, Karma & Forgiveness

IMG_0532There are many reasons to forgive, but if they haven’t motivated you thus far maybe this will. It’s a bit selfish, but it reignited my commitment to forgive everyone, and I mean everyone, from people who you will never know to the all too well known terrorists. Why forgive? Karma.

Karma is a wheel of cause and effect that exists at both a personal and a global level. The belief is, if you wrong someone then you will be wronged, either in this lifetime or the next. Conversely, if someone has wronged you, then you may have to reincarnate to help that person live out his or her karmic debt to you.

By holding people hostage to my notion of wrongness I trap us in a karmic web that doesn’t stop spinning until the karmic debt is repaid. Here comes the selfish part: I don’t want to reincarnate with the people who hurt me just so they can repay their karmic debt. Nor do I want to reincarnate with the people whom I have hurt. So how do I release them and me? Forgiveness. Forgiveness releases all karma.  I need to forgive myself and I need to forgive them.

There are those who have attained enlightenment and are no longer engaged in living out karma. For the rest of us, we have nothing to loose by trying forgiveness. If my forgiveness can begin unwinding this karmic debt cycle then I forgive with all my heart. We walk life’s vast journey one step at a time. Forgiveness is the step I take today.

Forgiveness is how we get from here, back to love. It’s the path, it is the road we must follow.

Related blog: Forgiveness Releases All Karma

 

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Circumvent Obstacles: Follow Your Light

Imagine yourself walking with outstretched arms, surrounded by waist-high grass, in an endless sunny meadow. Ahead of you is an enormously tall light—let’s call it the Troubadour of Love. This is Continue reading

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Troubadour of Love

Inspirational Clouds IIMay God bless you and guide you.
May He honor you.
May He clear the film from your eyes.
May you see the Light of His Sun on the horizon.
May you walk with freedom of expression and thought.
May you be free to follow your heart.
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Own Your Goodness

We all spread goodness in the world—sometimes we even do it consciously. Many times we are unaware of our tendency to stand outside of the sphere of goodness that we create—as if it is okay to spread goodness to others but not to Continue reading

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Bucket List

IMG_2440 I used to have a bucket list of things I wanted to do and places I wanted to go, but my bucket list has changed. It now contains three entries:

Love unconditionally
Surrender to God’s Will
Live in the Present Moment

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Relationships as a Path to Enlightenment

iStock_000007191185SmallHow can we use relationships as a path to enlightenment? The answer may be in how we handle conflicts when they arise. Is the answer to give in to the other person? Is it to hold fast to your beliefs? Is it to negotiate? The answer may be all of the above depending on the situation. The first step, though, and the purpose of this blog is to identify the role of your ego.

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Relationships

How do you value yourself and your partner in a relationship? Do you feel that you support each other or do you feel spent? This was the subject of a vision/message that Continue reading

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Peace

Global PeaceWe all want peace—inner peace, outer peace, world peace. I can’t tell you exactly how to achieve these states, but I can share with you what I am taught by Spirit. The first time St. Thérèse of Lisieux appeared to me she had this to say about peace:

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Swing From the Rafters

IMG_0571It is time to craft your spiritual home—a metaphorical tower to God.  It is not a home that gets enclosed by doors and windows, walls and a roof. It’s a skyscraper that you keep building—around and up, around and up.  As you build it you also get to explore and play on it.  No part is ever closed off to you.  It’s metaphorical because you don’t need a tower to reach God.  God is in every facet of the building process.

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Blurred Vision

little brook with rocksI heard God say to a client: Don’t let your sight blur My Vision. This one little sentence is loaded with meaning. First, it means not to let what we take in with our physical senses cloud what God would have us see. Second, it cautions us not to let our physical senses interfere with God’s Vision or Plan for us.

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