Last week Hilary wrote a blog called The Random Karma Theory. In it, she shared some stories from her life that caused her to ponder past lives, a story about a near-death experience that happened to her at age ten, and she also questioned the Law of Karma.
In essence, she wondered why bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. “What if, because we are all connected and part of a collective consciousness, our karma is all collective and gets doled out randomly, without any kind of real regulatory system (which it obviously needs). What if your good deed does in fact pay off, just not for you?” she wrote.
Also, she contemplated if, when we come into a life, our life circumstances are randomly doled out. “What if past lives and future lives DO happen but the order and selection is TOTALLY RANDOM? Kind of like the lotto ball cage full of Souls that just get popped out randomly. You get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit.”
At the end of the blog she asked, “What do you think?” I had to respond, so here’s what I think.
I believe in the Law of Karma, like the Law of Cause and Effect, like for every action there is an equal reaction. It’s physics. I know I’m going to get back what I put out there, and I know I have in this lifetime and in others.
I just know I have.
I believe in karma for other people too, and that we never know another person’s whole story.
I believe in Divine order. I believe that all is chosen by us and our Souls. I believe in reincarnation.
I believe we are all on the Earth plane long enough to go through every experience there is to have here, and, clearly, that takes lifetimes.
I see lives as journeys. We’re journeying here on the Earth to see every country and every circumstance, to experience being rich, poor, mediocre, black, white, yellow, red, whatever. We go through all of this to experience whatever pieces of the Earth are necessary to our evolution as Souls and as personalities. I think that when we finish with the Earth, we go somewhere else to learn something else. The Other Side (a.k.a. Heaven) is the hub, the organizational place from which everything comes and goes.
Relationships are a big part of living on the Earth, so experiencing love, hate, envy, teamwork, etc. is all necessary. I think we’re here to really look at and understand all forms of relating on an Earthly level, which is why there’s war, conflict, jealousy, envy, greed, etc. That’s all part of the Earth.
I think we come through with the same large group of Souls time and time again in order to develop perfect love and trust with one another, and by the time we’ve learned to do that, we then say, “OK, I’ve done it. I know how to do it now, so I’m not going to come back again, because there’s no need.”
I don’t believe in “Heaven on Earth” because… then what’s the point of Earth? On The Other Side, we don’t have war, famine, cancer or any of our other Earthly problems. We don’t have a physical body in the same way we have now, we don’t get physically ill and our bodies don’t decay on the Other Side. This is the plane where all that happens. I think the Earth is the most dense, most troublesome, most challenging plane of existence that we live on as spirits (and perhaps the most interesting), so this is where we get it all.
If we didn’t have the Earth to learn from, we’d have to create some other plane of existence like Earth that has all these things we need to learn about and experience.
I think we all would like to believe that only good things will happen to good people in this world, but the reality is, it’s not a spiritual truth. Bad things happen to good people all the time. The spiritual truth is: There is no good and bad. We humans believe in good and bad – cancer is inherently bad, health is inherently good, F’s are inherently bad, A’s are inherently good. We believe that when bad things happen, there’s something wrong, not there’s something right.
But look at Hilary’s near-death experience as an example of the grey areas in this kind of belief system. At age ten, she almost drowned and died. She wrote about the pain she felt from having water in her lungs and the terror she felt from being unable to breathe. Sounds pretty horrible, right?
She also wrote, “I was completely connected to EVERYTHING in the most beautiful, simple, complex and loving way. I was a part of the whole. The universe. The One. I was loved and loving and it was hands down the most at peace I have ever felt. Nothing has ever begun to compare. I know what unconditional love feels like because I have been it. Okay, yes, I have totally sucked at replicating it since, but I know what it feels like. I have missed it every minute since.”
Now that part sounds good.
I believe in conscious and unconscious co-creation with our Souls (our inner God), meaning that we have a say in what happens to us in our lives, but that ultimately our Souls are the grand orchestrators of our life’s experiences. It’s hard to fathom that our Souls would inflict some of the pain on us that we have to endure, but if you believe that God/our Souls create the joy and the pleasure, then… is God/our Souls only responsible for some of the parts of life?
I don’t think so.
I think we learn the most when we’re in struggle, so our Souls, with Their infinite wisdom, keep us, often, in struggle.
To keep us learning about living on the Earth.
Because that’s the whole deal down here. We’re here to have experiences and to learn from them.
To learn, to learn, to learn.
And, boy, we don’t always like that part, do we?
Kim Patron is a writer and an online life coach. She writes a free weekly coaching blog on her website that centers around her unique approach of helping her readers develop and maintain a relationship with their Souls. This powerful connection enables people to more easily live their life’s purpose.
Her first book, Conversations with Linda: New Age Lessons from an Old Soul Master, is also available on her site.
To read Kim’s blog and submit questions to her free advice column, visit her website at http://soulestialservices.com/.
Aug 31, 2012 1:51 PM