Category Archives: Karma

Selves and Soul * Karmic Choices In Space and Time

As the Soul sends forth its Selves, it is creating and weaving together its experience within a magical Web known as the mandala. The Soul’s experience thus unfolds in distinct physical lifetimes, drawn together into karmic patterns as thematic designs emerge.

These lives are all interconnected, though literally thousands of years in Earth time may lie between them. For long periods, a Soul may investigate life through one civilization, reincarnating there many times.

The experiences may focus on any number of themes, and sometimes can revolve around the comfort of remaining with one’s Soul Group - which may - but may not - coincide with nations, races and geographies.

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Karma and Reincarnation * Mandala In Space and Time

The concepts of karma and reincarnation have been with humanity from the beginning of all thought recorded here on Earth. Despite its ancient pedigree, and recent resurgence in Western New Age culture, it has lost favour in post-New Age focus on willing and thinking our way to happiness, health and prosperity.

Yet I think it premature to abandon the great framework of karma and reincarnation, particularly as it has evolved in western thought, divorced from eastern notions of caste and fatalism. Karma and reincarnation make sense of questions for which the Abrahamic religions have no answer except a judging and capricious god. 

Only the spiritual growth and psychological maturity of souls acquired in many lifetimes explains the wise and mature among us, while allowing us to see the selfish and violent among us as newcomers to life in the human community.  Only the framework of reincarnation, given structure and meaning in the laws of karma, explains life here on Earth with its mysterious mix of peace and war, joy and sorrow, inspiration and degradation.

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Love Between Worlds * How Our Love For Animals Expands Our Souls

Transcending Human Limits * Love Between Realms of Creation

Many people are quite impatient with the devotion of human beings  to their pets. Their grief for a pet sometimes seems beyond reason to those who understand grief in human terms only – for the loss of a spouse or child, a friend or one’s parents.  I recall the bemusement of co-workers when one of us took a 6-week bereavement leave to cope with the loss of her dog. There was a sense that this was somehow inappropriate, though no one actually said so…

More and more people are opening their lives to the perhaps surprisingly deep, poignant bond between themselves and an animal.  We are learning that the love between a human being and and a dog, a cat, or even a special giant – one whale in a vast ocean – can not only equal, and at times may even transcend the bonds of love between  humans.

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Schoolhouse Earth * Why the World Does Not Get Better But We Can

Reincarnation is the one philosophy which makes sense of life on earth, in all its drama, horror, and beauty. Without this framework of understanding, we are doomed to either the dull pessimism of conservative views -or the continual disappointment of failed liberal and neo-New Age dreams promoting a power to change and control events on Earth.  

This is a power we simply don’t have. We have something better – the great laws of the Universe – especially those of karma, grace, and reincarnation, within which humanity is enfolded.

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Word Deeds In the World Temple * Know the Shamanic Power Of Your Speech

They say the Dark is jealous of the Light, and will try to steal from it…

“The Word is the most powerful tool we have as humans” from The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, Shaman

Increasingly, we find ourselves assaulted, especially in western televisions shows, movies and on social media, by coarse, mocking, harsh, potty-mouth language. While some find this language unpleasant, most have not considered that it carries power and force – as does all speech – with the power to harm not only listeners, but also speakers.

How often did a Star Wars Sith mock his adversary as the prelude to destruction?

A common theme of coarse and mocking language, for example, is to debase, to degrade, to place a crack in the vase, a blotch on the painting, a blight on someone’s self-image.

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