KARMA, as defined on Wikipedia, means action, work or deed; it also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).
Everything we do creates Karma. There is a saying. “Revenge is a plate eaten cold”. When we do something to hurt another living thing, weather it is a human, animal, plant or the earth itself, we create Karma for ourselves. That living being does not need to seek revenge. Karma will take care of it for them.
In the news today, the story of Cecil the Lion who was killed by an American Dentist has provoked global anger towards Walter Palmer. The world is calling for his punishment for taking the life of an innocent animal just for the sake of trophy.
This man is now in hiding as he is well aware that his own safety is now at stake.
He created his own Karma. His intent and actions of killing, skinning and beheading Cecil the Lion has influenced his future.
Cecil does not have to seek revenge. He cannot. He is gone. But his soul lives on and watches as Walter Palmer now suffers for his actions. Karma has taken care of Cecil’s pain and hopefully will teach Walter Palmer a lesson or two.
We are creators of our own lives. We choose everyday how to behave and react to others’ behaviours. If we choose to hurt someone or respond in anger and revenge, we may succeed in the moment. But we also create our Karma. With this creation, we simply strengthen the energetic cords that bind us together. We remain entwined in the pain and drama with them. Karma will keep us entwined. Instead, we can choose to walk away, remain peaceful within and allow Karma to do its job. As they say, “Karma’s a bitch!”
As I drive here in Toronto and see a person on the street with a sign asking, begging, for money, I reach my hand into my ashtray that is always loaded with coins for my coffee runs, I don’t look at what I grab, I just give it away. Sometimes I end up giving a couple of dollars and other times it may be larger amounts. It all depends on how much is in there. But I don’t control it.
Some people tell me, “Don’t give them money, they will just buy alcohol or drugs.” But I don’t listen. I believe that my mission is to be kind and generous and it is their journey to use it as they please. Their choices will create their own Karma. My choices will create mine.
To create a life of good Karma, be kind and generous with your love, knowledge, money and possessions. It will come back to you two-fold.
What have you experienced as Karma – positive or negative, in your life?
Do you know how it was created?
In case of negative Karma, do you know how to erase it now?
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