|Sunrise Tuesday 12.3.13|
Well, day 2 of the Desire and Destiny 21 Day Challenge (DD21DC) doesn't ask, "what do I want?" after all, so I don't have to address that issue yet.
One thing I see in these kinds of programs is that they are on a limited time schedule, so they ask these deep questions which may or may not bring forth an immediate answer, but they don't give the listener time to answer fully. So I'm figuring out that if I want to receive the benefits of meditating, I'll have to give some of these questions more thought after I finish the day's meditation. Homework -- but I know it's going to be worth it.
BTW, I purchased the unlimited download of the DD21DC so I can go back through each day and keep up my practice of meditating. It also enables me to listen to what is said again and again in order to help me understand more fully and to pass the information along to those of you who are interested.
Today's subject was "karma". What is it? Most of us think of it in terms of "she did something mean so she's gonna get what's coming to her later." That's fairly accurate in a negative sense. But "karma" also works the other way. When we do nice things, that also comes back to us.
Karma turns our actions good and bad into boomerangs. Most of us put out some good and some bad daily so what we get back is a mix of blessings and curses. One of the interesting things about all this is that because time passes between the thought boomerang leaving our hand (mind) and returning to us, we often forget about the thought or action we put out, so when the boomerang comes back, it bonks us in the head and we wonder, "Why the hell did that happen?" or "Where does this shit come from?"
The good news is that we have choices to make in each moment as to how we are going to behave or react and the choices we make effect our "karmic patterns".
As an example, let's say I'm pissed off. I've been at work all day. My feet hurt and I'm mad -- because the shop is freezing, 51 degrees. I go to pick up hamburgers and when I get home, they have my order all wrong.
Some of you are wondering what does the shop being cold have to do with my order for hamburgers being all wrong? Herein lies the part of the problem with understanding the way our thoughts and especially our emotions work to bring about what we are living. I spent six hours in a bad mood mostly because I was cold. That's not an earth shattering vibration, so what came back to me a few hours later is also not an earth shattering vibration, it's just irritating -- just like being cold.
I had already made a mountain out of a mole hill by letting the temperature of the shop irritate me so much, but when I realized that the hamburger order being wrong, may have been the universe's response to me being so irritated because I was cold, I realized I had to handle the burger order being wrong better than I had handled the shop being cold or no telling what irritating thing would come next. I know now that I have to get in a better mood in order to stop the flow of what I don't want.
For those of us who live this mixture of good and bad, life feels ok. It's acceptable. We live for the good times, but if we could gain control of or change our karmic pattern by simply realizing that being mad or irritated doesn't serve us well at all, we could bring in more of the good stuff. When we look for reasons to smile, for reasons to be happy more of the time it has a snowball effect. Will bad times always come? Yes, of course, but, if you pay attention to the way you feel and make a concerted effort to stay in a good mood regardless what else is going on, the bad stuff won't come as frequently.
I know people who just seem to skate through life. They are always smiling because somehow, they have figured out that the better it gets, the better it gets. I also know people who experience one disaster after another, because they have never figured out that the more they talk about their bad times, the worse it's going to get.
The law of attraction does not judge whether something is right or wrong, wanted or not wanted. It matches up vibrations. Period. So does Karma. And the sooner we figure that out, the better off we will all be.